Tag: Cruise Port Referendum

CPR mulls court action on referendum concerns

CPR mulls court action on referendum concerns

| 21/10/2019 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The campaigners who secured a people-initiated referendum on the government’s cruise port proposal are considering legal action if several of the concerns that have emerged about the vote are not addressed before it is scheduled to take place. These include the disenfranchisement of over 200 new voters and the lack of a ban on […]

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CPR reaffirms grassroots status

CPR reaffirms grassroots status

| 15/10/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Activists behind the campaign for a people’s referendum on the cruise port project have stressed their origins as a grassroots movement, as the premier and deputy premier continue to push the false narrative that the campaign is really a commercially driven opposition to government policy. In reality, CPR is a non-profit organisation formed by […]

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LA date set for referendum bill

LA date set for referendum bill

| 15/10/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has issued the official proclamation for the Legislative Assembly to meet on 28 October, when government is expected to present the draft referendum bill for debate during the session. The law for this historic vote on the cruise berthing project is expected to pass through the parliament without any problems. But […]

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Election Office using couriers for postal ballots

Election Office using couriers for postal ballots

| 15/10/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has confirmed that the referendum legislation that will be going to the Legislative Assembly in the next few weeks, paving the way for a people’s vote on the proposed cruise berthing facility on 19 December, has a provision allowing it to use couriers for the postal ballots. As government has set […]

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No rules expected over referendum spending

No rules expected over referendum spending

| 14/10/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): There will be no cap on the amount of money that either side of the cruise port referendum can spend on their campaign, nor will there be any lawful limit on the use of the public purse by government to persuade voters to stay home or vote ‘yes’. The absence of legislation supporting the […]

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Why rush the cruise port?

Why rush the cruise port?

| 13/10/2019 | 57 Comments

Eden Hurlston writes:  On December 19th, vote on this question: “Should we allow our elected officials to handle decisions of great magnitude in the manner this port proposal has been handled?” Yes or No. No matter your position on the port, we need to share the same position on common sense. We do not have […]

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Elections Office taking post and mobile vote requests

Elections Office taking post and mobile vote requests

| 11/10/2019 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has confirmed that it is already accepting applications from registered voters for both postal ballots and mobile voting for people who will not be able to attend the polls in person on Referendum Day. Since government has selected 19 December for the historic people’s vote on whether or not it should […]

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CIG spends $217K public cash on port promo

CIG spends $217K public cash on port promo

| 10/10/2019 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Since government began its ‘Support The Port’ campaign to promote, market and advertise the proposed cruise berthing and expanded cargo facility in George Town, it has spent more than CI$217,000 of public money or public services. Documents released to a CNS reader under the FOI law show that the administration received over CI$87,000 worth […]

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The port: sifting through the political weeds

The port: sifting through the political weeds

| 09/10/2019 | 43 Comments

101 writes: With only ten weeks before Cayman’s historic referendum vote on the proposed cruise berthing facility, there is little balance in the information available to the general public. The government has been inept at informing the people (part of the reason for the referendum’s success), and even with the date set for the vote […]

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McLean: Referendum date choice manipulative

McLean: Referendum date choice manipulative

| 09/10/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Government has picked a date close to Christmas for the referendum on the controversial cruise project to manipulate the vote, the opposition leader has stated. Arden McLean said it was the “worst possible time” and designed to discourage people from taking part in the democratic process. Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo said the premier’s […]

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Cruise campaigners need miracle, says premier

Cruise campaigners need miracle, says premier

| 08/10/2019 | 166 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that those campaigning for a ‘no’ vote in the cruise port referendum will need a miracle to stop the project, as he made it very clear he is expecting a low turnout for the national poll. But the premier said he would consider his position as the country’s leader […]

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