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Tag: CNS Election Section

Kurt’s brother contesting seat on Mac’s team

Kurt’s brother contesting seat on Mac’s team

| 27/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Sibling rivalry will be pushed to a new level during this election campaign after Denniston Tibbetts was confirmed as the Cayman Democratic Party’s candidate for Red Bay at the weekend. The brother of Kurt Tibbetts, the former leader of government business, will be standing on the [...]

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Rate the performance of current Cabinet members

Rate the performance of current Cabinet members

| 22/03/2017
(CNS Elections): The 2013-2017 administration is the Progressives’ second term and the first with Alden McLaughlin as premier. The PPM leader during the party’s first administration, Kurt Tibbetts, stayed on in the government, taking up a portfolio that included planning. Moses Kirkconnell, in h [...]

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Leslie turns to Prospect for 2017 run

Leslie turns to Prospect for 2017 run

| 20/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Local businessman and activist, Matthew Leslie, has declared his intentions to run as an independent candidate in the General Election in the new constituency of Prospect, on the borders of George Town. This is Leslie’s second attempt on the political stage; last time he end [...]

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Saunders drops party allegiance to contest BTW

Saunders drops party allegiance to contest BTW

| 14/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Chris Saunders, who failed to win a seat when he ran on the UDP ticket in 2013, is planning to launch his bid for Bodden Town West by sending a letter to every one of the 1,453 voters in the constituency, offering himself as an independent. With Saunders running in a loose alliance [...]

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Officials to receive nominations in all 19 seats

Officials to receive nominations in all 19 seats

| 13/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Nominations for potential candidates wanting to stand for office in the 24 May General Election must be registered in their single-member constituencies on Nomination Day, 29 March. The Elections Office will receive the candidates with their two nominators between 8am and 3pm in the [...]

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PPM postpone party conference

PPM postpone party conference

| 06/03/2017
(CNS Elections): The People’s Progressive Movement has postponed its party conference due to the workload in the Legislative Assembly, leaving the date of the announcement of the full slate of PPM candidates and where they will be running unclear. Party officials told CNS Monday night that d [...]

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‘Fiery’ campaign launch for WBS candidate

‘Fiery’ campaign launch for WBS candidate

| 03/03/2017
(CNS Elections): A full back page advertisement in the local print media started one West Bay candidate’s campaign launch on a hot note. An unfortunate double-typo on the advert which suggested “Burn Rankin” was running for West Bay South was probably not the sort of fiery start the candidate [...]

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Prospect candidate stands on conservative Christian platform

Prospect candidate stands on conservative Christian platform

| 21/02/2017
(CNS Elections): The first candidate that the CNS Election Section can formally confirm in the district of Prospect, despite rumours of many more in the seat bordered by Red Bay, Newlands and Savannah, is Allan Wagner. The 52-year-old businessman, who has declared himself to be a conservative Christ [...]

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Chamber calls for honesty in elections

Chamber calls for honesty in elections

| 17/02/2017
(CNS Elections): Kyle Broadhurst, the new Chamber of Commerce president, urged candidates not to neglect accuracy in the election campaign, given the recent democratic turbulence following the Brexit referendum in the UK and the US elections, where politics became very divisive and “loud opinions, [...]

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TV, radio host launches campaign for GT South

TV, radio host launches campaign for GT South

| 15/02/2017
(CNS Election): Catherine Tyson, a former TV and current radio host, is the latest newcomer to the political scene to announce her plans to run for a seat in the Legislative Assembly. She is the first candidate to formally confirm her intention to run in George Town South, where rumours are already [...]

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Straw poll shows surprise support for parties

Straw poll shows surprise support for parties

| 13/02/2017
(CNS Elections): The latest straw poll in the CNS Election Section has thrown up a surprising result, given the perceptions about political parties. While the online vote among our readers is unscientific, the snapshot does at least raise questions about Marl Road predictions that the electorate wil [...]

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