Tag: Cruise Port Referendum

Premier claims activists don’t want vote

Premier claims activists don’t want vote

| 05/12/2019 | 75 Comments

(CNS): The Cruise Port Referendum activists have confirmed their continued commitment to the referendum and to press on with demands that government supply the people with the necessary information needed before they go to the polls. However, Premier Alden McLaughlin has accused the campaigners and the National Trust of not wanting the vote, after the […]

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Trust joins CPR legal case

Trust joins CPR legal case

| 04/12/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has confirmed that rather than pursuing a separate parallel case regarding the cruise port vote, it will become an interested party in the application brought by Shirley Roulstone, who is representing the Cruise Port Referendum grassroots movement. Following Tuesday’s court ruling delaying the people’s referendum until after […]

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Meetings cancelled, vote prep halted

Meetings cancelled, vote prep halted

| 04/12/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has paused its preparations for the people-initiated referendum on the port project in the wake of the court’s decision Tuesday to delay the vote until after judicial review proceedings are completed. Officials said the postal ballot requests received to date that have not yet been issued will be held securely and […]

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Court delays vote to hear judicial review

Court delays vote to hear judicial review

| 03/12/2019 | 153 Comments

(CNS): Visiting Grand Court judge, Justice Tim Owen, has put a stay on the people-initiated referendum on the government’s proposed cruise dock in order to allow time for judicial review applications by both Shirley Roulstone, a CPR member, and the National Trust for the Cayman Islands to be properly aired in the court. Justice Owen […]

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Drivers show support at eco-protest

Drivers show support at eco-protest

| 03/12/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Dozens of drivers ‘honked’ their support for the students and adults protesting at Hog Sty Bay on Friday evening. The peaceful demonstration, part of a global protest against environmental destruction, was organised by Protect Our Future. While the teenage activist group is all about protecting the environment generally, the protests have been focusing on […]

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‘Cruise lines are not our friends’ says MLA

‘Cruise lines are not our friends’ says MLA

| 02/12/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The official opposition has produced a video urging the community to vote no in the forthcoming referendum, as members step up their own campaign just two weeks before Cayman goes to the polls. In the video MLA Chris Saunders (BTW) repeats arguments he has been making for several weeks that the cruise lines are […]

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Divers urge public to vote ‘no’ to cruise port

Divers urge public to vote ‘no’ to cruise port

| 02/12/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Ambassador Divers, one of dozens of dive companies in the Cayman Islands, is drawing attention to the impact that the proposed cruise port would have on some of Cayman’s most famous dive sites. In a social media campaign picturing the Wreck of the Balboa with Caymanian freediver Coral Tomascik, the dive company points out […]

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Restoration can’t justify destruction, says coral grower’s ex boss

Restoration can’t justify destruction, says coral grower’s ex boss

| 29/11/2019

(CNS): Kevin Cooper, vice president of Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and Dr David Vaughn’s former boss, has said research into coral restoration is really important but such technologies should not be used “as routine justification for allowing the destruction of existing, healthy coral reef ecosystems”. Responding to enquiries by a concerned CNS reader, who […]

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280 postal ballots already dispatched

280 postal ballots already dispatched

| 28/11/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): With ten days left to go before the postal vote application deadline, the Elections Office has already sent out over 280 ballots and has received 81 sealed envelopes from voters in the cruise port referendum. But with government setting the vote just six days before Christmas, those numbers are expected to increase. The Elections […]

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Lone activist takes on Referendum Law fight

Lone activist takes on Referendum Law fight

| 28/11/2019 | 71 Comments

(CNS): Shirley Roulstone, one of the volunteers who has been at the forefront of the Cruise Port Referendum (CPR) campaign, is preparing to take on the Cayman Islands Government to create an even playing field for the ballot by putting her name to a legal case. Roulstone is taking up the fight over the Referendum […]

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Premier: Referendum Day in doubt

Premier: Referendum Day in doubt

| 26/11/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin accused the National Trust for the Cayman Islands of creating uncertainty surrounding Referendum Day after the non-profit organisation moved to apply for judicial review and the Cruise Port Referendum group applied for a protective order ahead of their own plans for a potential application for a JR. On Tuesday, before the […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library