Tag: Cruise Port Referendum

QC stresses untruths over port marine damage

QC stresses untruths over port marine damage

| 12/05/2020 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government engaged in what was “little short of a propaganda campaign”, misleading the public about the impact the proposed cruise port development would have on the marine environment, a lawyer representing the National Trust argued last week. Tom Lowe QC told the appeal court that the Trust “was shocked” by this […]

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CPR lawyers defend judge’s ruling

CPR lawyers defend judge’s ruling

| 08/05/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The judge presiding over the successful legal challenge by Shirley Roulstone, a member of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign, to the bill government passed last year paving the way for a people’s vote did not get it wrong when he found it was unconstitutional, lawyer Chris Butler said Thursday.

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Gov’t QC argues judge was wrong in port JR

Gov’t QC argues judge was wrong in port JR

| 06/05/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Judges on the the Court of Appeal panel put the government’s lawyer, Alan Maclean QC, through his paces on Wednesday, as he argued that Justice Tim Owen got it wrong when he found that lawmakers should have passed general legislation before creating a bespoke referendum law to provide for the people’s vote on the […]

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AG rehashing port ref  arguments in appeal

AG rehashing port ref arguments in appeal

| 05/05/2020 | 58 Comments

(CNS): The Attorney General’s Chambers plan to rehash all the arguments made during a judicial review, which was brought by a member of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign, at an appeal on Wednesday. Last month the premier claimed that the appeal was going ahead in order to address the overreach by the court and not […]

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Miller offers thanks to CPR for port campaign

Miller offers thanks to CPR for port campaign

| 20/04/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): North Side MLA Ezzard Miller, a long time opponent of government’s proposed cruise berthing project, offered his thanks to the members of the Cruise Port Referendum group and their successful campaign, which has now seen the current administration completely shelve the project in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Miller said the deferral will […]

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Premier: No cruise vote in this term

Premier: No cruise vote in this term

| 16/04/2020 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The cruise port referendum will not happen any time during this term, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Thursday, as he pointed to the national health crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic. He said the people’s vote would now be a matter for another government as his administration was going to be focused on continuing to […]

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Appeal set against people’s port vote

Appeal set against people’s port vote

| 15/04/2020 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Listings for the Court of Appeal spring session published Wednesday show the Cayman Islands Government is still, regardless of the circumstances, pursuing its appeal against a court ruling on how it handled the people’s referendum for the cruise port project. However, Premier Alden McLaughlin, who is instructing the government lawyers making the appeal, said […]

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Gov’t rehashes failed trial arguments in appeal

Gov’t rehashes failed trial arguments in appeal

| 10/03/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Government has now filed its appeal against Justice Tim Owen’s ruling last month in favour of Shirley Roulstone, which found that the referendum law that was rushed through the legislature for the cruise port vote was unconstitutional. The appeal is largely based on the same arguments presented at trial, which all failed. While the […]

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Judge orders port referendum law quashed

Judge orders port referendum law quashed

| 02/03/2020 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has been ordered to quash the referendum law it passed to pave the way for the people’s vote on the cruise port project. Justice Tim Owen, who had found that the legislation was incompatible with the constitution, said in his latest ruling on the remedy following the judicial review that […]

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Could court ruling see port project dropped?

Could court ruling see port project dropped?

| 21/02/2020 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Opposition leader Arden McLean has said it is time for government to drop the cruise port project and get on with more important things. Citing widespread opposition, the destruction of our natural resources and the government’s failure to justify the business case, he questioned the motivation for even taking the process this far. It […]

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CPR plans major voter registration drive

CPR plans major voter registration drive

| 20/02/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Following the successful legal challenge by Cruise Port Referendum member Shirley Roulstone to government’s attempts to hold an unconstitutional poll, the CPR campaigners say they are now planning a major voter registration drive. One of the points of contention about the initial date for the referendum was that it disenfranchised new voters, as the […]

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