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Premier plans appeal over port vote ruling

Premier plans appeal over port vote ruling

| 19/02/2020 | 127 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin issued a very short statement in the wake of Justice Tim Owen’s ruling Wednesday, in which he confirmed that government would be taking advantage of the judge’s offer to grant leave to appeal in the case. Despite the damning findings of the judge about how government handled the case, McLaughlin showed […]

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Gov’t must pass general law before any PIR

Gov’t must pass general law before any PIR

| 19/02/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): In Justice Tim Owen’s full ruling on the successful judicial review brought by Shirley Roulstone, a leading member of the Cruise Port Referendum (CPR) group, he outlined the necessity of a general framework law to be in place before any bespoke legislation can be brought setting a date and question for a people-initiated referendum […]

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Shirley triumphs in port challenge

Shirley triumphs in port challenge

| 19/02/2020 | 72 Comments

(CNS): Shirley Roulstone, a leading member of the campaign for a people’s referendum on the proposed cruise project, emerged victorious on Wednesday after Justice Tim Owen QC allowed her judicial challenge to the government’s referendum law for the port. He said the law drawn up by government was, as argued, unconstitutional. Owen also ordered government […]

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CO made misleading claims in sworn document

CO made misleading claims in sworn document

| 28/01/2020 | 101 Comments

(CNS): Chief Officer Stran Bodden made several misleading claims in an affidavit he swore was true used by lawyers representing government in the recent court case about the cruise project. Bodden said tendering was “dangerous” and was cutting down the time and money passengers were spending here, without evidence to support the claims. He said […]

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Gov’t argues bad law still lawful

Gov’t argues bad law still lawful

| 24/01/2020 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has argued that, regardless of the criticisms and problems with its port referendum law, it is still lawful and constitutional. Mark Shaw, QC, who is representing the CIG in the judicial review brought by Shirley Roulstone, a member of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign, said the Constitution does not compel […]

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Missing law at heart of cruise vote case

Missing law at heart of cruise vote case

| 22/01/2020 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The legal team representing Shirley Roulstone, who filed for a judicial review of the government’s cruise port referendum process, argued that government’s failure to enact a framework referendum law has led to a catalogue of problems surrounding how the petition for the referendum, the law for this specific vote and now the campaign in […]

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Cruise scoping update given to EAB

Cruise scoping update given to EAB

| 21/01/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Government and Verdant Isle Port Partners, the consortium of developers picked to build the proposed cruise dock, submitted their scoping update to the Environmental Advisory Board (EAB) Tuesday, on the eve of a court case that will decide the future of this controversial facility.

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Cruise line’s ‘ghost ship’  raises new concerns

Cruise line’s ‘ghost ship’ raises new concerns

| 15/01/2020 | 84 Comments

(CNS): Royal Caribbean appears to have linked the lack of cruise berthing facilities in the Cayman Islands to problems with its Western Caribbean itinerary. But more questions have been raised about this justification for the Cayman government’s cruise port project after news reports in Jamaica revealed that the cruise line is paying fees to that […]

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Trust members back court case

Trust members back court case

| 13/01/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Members of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands have overwhelmingly backed the non-profit organisation’s decision to take legal action against government over its proposed cruise port project. The Trust held its first ever extraordinary general meeting in its 33-year history last week to discuss the case. Executive Director Nadia Hardie told members that […]

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Public tab for port promo still growing

Public tab for port promo still growing

| 08/01/2020 | 81 Comments

(CNS): Government shelled out well over $200,000 of public cash and resources on promoting the cruise port project during the second half of last year, according to results of freedom of information requests. It paid around $130,000 to two publicity agents and used about $85,000 of advertising resources on Radio Cayman. But government has also […]

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Question change related to legal argument

Question change related to legal argument

| 08/01/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The premier’s office has now admitted that Cabinet has approved changes to the cruise port referendum question to address arguments that have been made in court ahead of a judicial review to be heard later this month. In a press release issued by Alden McLaughlin’s office after a report on CNS revealed that the […]

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