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Elections Office urges petitioners to come on in

Elections Office urges petitioners to come on in

| 21/06/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): With Cabinet set on the Elections Office checking each and every signature on the petition calling for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise berthing project, all of the more than 5,300 people who signed are being urged to go to the office as soon as possible to confirm their signature and help move the […]

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We are making history so must get it right

We are making history so must get it right

| 21/06/2019 | 34 Comments

Mario Rankin writes: It has been a long, hard fight collecting over 5,288 signatures of registered voters, which is 25% of the electorate, in order to trigger a people-initiated referendum so that we, the people, who elected the politicians can also have a place in politics without having to always depend on our government to […]

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Governor backs full petition ‘do-over’

Governor backs full petition ‘do-over’

| 20/06/2019 | 88 Comments

(CNS): As concern mounts that the decision to verify every signature and effectively redo the entire petition for a people-initiated referendum on the port, Governor Martyn Roper has given his backing to the process. But campaigners behind the initiative, who say there is no legal basis for this ‘do-over’, are worried that it is an […]

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Port bid winner to be revealed in 3 weeks

Port bid winner to be revealed in 3 weeks

| 19/06/2019 | 110 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell expects the winning bid on the cruise port project to be announced within three weeks and has said that government intends to press on with the process regardless of the petition for a people’s vote. Speaking at the Chamber of Commerce Economic Forum event Wednesday, he told the audience, “We […]

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Elections boss justifies verification process

Elections boss justifies verification process

| 18/06/2019 | 117 Comments

(CNS): Elections Supervisor Wesley Howell has said it is Cabinet that has requested a full independent verified list based on the petition submitted to the Elections Office last week requesting a referendum on the cruise berthing project. In the absence of any law directing a people’s vote, the office is virtually redoing the entire petition […]

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Door to door petition checks to begin in two weeks

Door to door petition checks to begin in two weeks

| 14/06/2019 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has confirmed that the door to door verification process of the petition for a referendum on the cruise port project will start in around two weeks. But voters who have signed the petition can now visit the office to verify their signature during office hours with their voter card or another […]

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Tenders used for medivac from Oasis class ship

Tenders used for medivac from Oasis class ship

| 13/06/2019 | 79 Comments

(CNS): A passenger on a mega cruise ship who was in need of emergency medical assistance was brought to shore on Grand Cayman Thursday with the help of a local tender service, despite government’s continued insistence that these ships cannot use tender vessels. Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas can carry almost 5,500 passengers and […]

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Petition in the hands of elections boss

Petition in the hands of elections boss

| 12/06/2019 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Campaigners behind the petition for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise berthing project in George Town delivered over 5,300 signatures (25%) of registered voters into the hands of Supervisor of Elections Wesley Howell on Wednesday. In a historic moment, the original document was taken to the Elections Office and a notarised copy was also […]

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Cruise Port Referendum facts

Cruise Port Referendum facts

| 12/06/2019 | 47 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: It’s always interesting to read the anonymous comments of people who will say all types of nonsense to deflect from the reality regarding the people-initiated referendum. I accept this is all part of the freedoms we enjoy in Cayman regardless of how one views the proposed cruise berthing facility project. For clarity […]

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CPR set to deliver cruise petition

CPR set to deliver cruise petition

| 11/06/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Making history in the Cayman Islands, campaigners behind the petition for a people-initiated referendum on the government’s proposed cruise berthing facility will be delivering the original petition with around 5,500 voters’ signatures to the Elections Office tomorrow. The grassroots activists, who have been working on collecting the signatures since last August, have now satisfied […]

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Governor commits to ensure fair referendum

Governor commits to ensure fair referendum

| 07/06/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has reassured the organisers behind the campaign for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise berthing proposal that the process will be fair, according to one of the people present. Mario Rankin told CNS that when he and several others from CPR Cayman met with the governor Friday, he had said that […]

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