Tag: Cruise Port Referendum

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 | 50 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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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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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.