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Tag: CNS Election Section

How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 2)

How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 2)

| 27/04/2017
101 writes: Now that Nomination Day is far behind us, it’s time for the promised Part 2 of grading the other representatives. Spoiler alert: there are no A*s in here. [...]

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Only half the candidates live in potential seats

Only half the candidates live in potential seats

| 24/04/2017
(CNS Elections): Almost half of the candidates standing for election in May are not registered to vote in the constituency where they are fighting for a seat, according to the electoral register. From the 61 candidates on the ballots, 27 are not registered as living in the constituencies where they [...]

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Work permit freeze proposal brings BTE house down

Work permit freeze proposal brings BTE house down

| 17/04/2017
(CNS Elections): The idea of freezing all work permits until all Caymanians looking for employment have a job was a popular suggestion among the crowd that attended Thursday’s forum for candidates in Bodden Town East. The event at the Bodden Town Civic Centre, which had the largest crowd for the Q [...]

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PPM in surprise GT candidate shuffle

PPM in surprise GT candidate shuffle

| 29/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Marco Archer, the current finance minister and one of the Progressives’ most popular candidates, will be running in George Town Central instead of Premier Alden McLaughlin, who was expected to be in a head-to-head fight with his former assistant, Kenneth Bryan. The party had been [...]

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Nomination Day to deliver political surprises

Nomination Day to deliver political surprises

| 28/03/2017
(CNS Elections): As the Progressives keep their line-up for the May 2017 election campaign under wraps until the eleventh hour, the Cayman Democratic Party re-jigs its George Town team and a few more independents limber up to declare, Nomination Day could throw a few political curve balls as strateg [...]

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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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