Tag: cruise dock facility

Cruise port project and possible global recession

Cruise port project and possible global recession

| 22/08/2019 | 33 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: I would like to state for the public record that MLAs Kenneth Bryan, Chris Saunders, Alva Suckoo and Ezzard Miller all assisted the Cruise Port Referendum group to gather signatures for the petition to trigger a people-initiated referendum under S.70 of the Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009.

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Opposition hits out at gov’t petition attack

Opposition hits out at gov’t petition attack

| 21/08/2019 | 75 Comments

(CNS): The members of the official opposition have hit out at government over the way it has criticised the campaign for a people-initiated referendum and handled the entire matter. Opposition Leader Arden McLean said the government’s behaviour, going as far as encouraging people to withdraw their names from a petition, was one of the most […]

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Referendum edges ever closer

Referendum edges ever closer

| 20/08/2019 | 50 Comments

(CNS): By Monday evening the Elections Office had confirmed 4,772 of the signatures on the petition calling for a people’s referendum on the question of government’s proposed cruise berthing project in George Town, which is more than 90% of the number required. Just 520 more are needed to reach the target of 25% of registered […]

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Key concerns over cruise port project, Part 1

Key concerns over cruise port project, Part 1

| 19/08/2019 | 38 Comments

(CPR Cayman): As the Elections Office verification process passes 88% and the first constitutionally enshrined people-initiated referendum becomes a certainty, much of the critical data Caymanian voters will need to be able to truly make an informed decision has still not been made public by the government.

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Ex-speaker accuses CIG of secrecy on port

Ex-speaker accuses CIG of secrecy on port

| 16/08/2019 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Mary Lawrence, who served as Speaker of the House during the last UDP administration, having been appointed by McKeeva Bush from outside the Legislative Assembly, has criticised the current Government of National Unity for the way it has handled the proposed cruise port project. “There has been this veil of secrecy,” she said about […]

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CPR petition over 85% confirmed

CPR petition over 85% confirmed

| 13/08/2019 | 57 Comments

(CNS): The petition calling for a people’s initiated referendum on the controversial question of the cruise berthing project in George Town Harbour has surpassed the 85% mark in the verification process according to the latest update from the elections office. As of 8pm on Monday the team had confirmed the names of 4,501 people with […]

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Fewer than 900 names needed to confirm petition

Fewer than 900 names needed to confirm petition

| 12/08/2019 | 47 Comments

(CNS): More than 83% of the signatures on the Cruise Port Referendum petition required to trigger the poll have now been verified by the Elections Office, and just 879 more are needed to force a national vote on the government’s controversial cruise port project. Despite serious concerns that people who had signed the petition and […]

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Gov’t to splurge on PR for port

Gov’t to splurge on PR for port

| 09/08/2019 | 89 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has already spent more than $60,000 promoting the proposed George Town cruise berthing project, according to a response to a recent freedom of information request. But it appears that it plans to spend much more of the public’s cash in future, after an RFP was posted earlier this week. The […]

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Roper rejects interference concerns

Roper rejects interference concerns

| 07/08/2019 | 73 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has dismissed concerns that government is backing pro-port advocates pushing for people to withdraw their signatures from the Cruise Port Referendum petition. But the Elections Office has now revealed that it is allowing people to “un-verify” their names, even after their signatures and right to vote had been confirmed by the […]

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Some petitioners are fed up PPM supporters

Some petitioners are fed up PPM supporters

| 06/08/2019 | 128 Comments

(CNS): Johann Moxam, one of the activists behind the petition to trigger a people-initiated referendum on the cruise berthing facility, has said that many people supporting it are disgruntled PPM supporters. Moxam told CNS that the signators are not all political opponents of the premier but regular voters, many of whom voted for government members. […]

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80% of petition confirmed

80% of petition confirmed

| 06/08/2019 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The prospect of a people-initiated referendum on the cruise project is inching towards a reality, as the Elections Office revealed Tuesday that it has now verified 80% of the signatures on the petition required to trigger the poll. In the latest update on the petition calling for a referendum on government’s cruise proposal, officials […]

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