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Cop seriously injured in ‘vicious’ assault by suspect

Cop seriously injured in ‘vicious’ assault by suspect

| 27/05/2017
(CNS): Two police officers were violently assaulted by a suspect burglar during an arrest in George Town Friday, with one sustaining a serious eye injury. The police commissioner said he was alarmed by the vicious assault, which happened after the patrol officers tracked down the suspect following a [...]

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Backroom talks on again over new government

Backroom talks on again over new government

| 27/05/2017 | 172 Comments
(CNS): The ‘new new’ potential administration that was cobbled together just before midnight Friday that put McKeeva Bush back at the helm of government was on shaky ground Saturday morning, CNS understands. Various unverified sources suggested that the elder Independents, Ezzard Miller [...]

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Change of plan already?

Change of plan already?

| 26/05/2017 | 272 Comments
(CNS): An hour before midnight Friday night and some six hours after he signed a deal with the leader of the Progressives to form a government, citing the “interests of the nation”, McKeeva Bush appeared to have backed out of that agreement, where he would have been made speaker, and sec [...]

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PPM and CDP cut deal for government

PPM and CDP cut deal for government

| 26/05/2017 | 95 Comments
(CNS): Alden McLaughlin will be keeping his job as premier, while McKeeva Bush will be swapping his seat on the opposition benches in the Legislative Assembly for the speaker’s chair. In a brief statement from the two men Friday about their decision to work together, there was very little det [...]

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Observers commend free and fair election

Observers commend free and fair election

| 26/05/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): Voters in the Cayman Islands can have confidence in the result of Wednesday’s election, the team of international observers confirmed Friday, as they commended the process and gave the entire election the seal of approval. The mission of six observers, led by Steve Rodan, the president [...]

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Caymanian pursues HR complaint over vote denial

Caymanian pursues HR complaint over vote denial

| 26/05/2017 | 39 Comments
(CNS): A human rights complaint has been made alleging that almost 500 Caymanians were denied the right to vote because of the misinterpretation of the Elections Law regarding residency requirements. The Caymanian complainant has also asked the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association elections observ [...]

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Horse trading begins in wake of divided poll

Horse trading begins in wake of divided poll

| 25/05/2017 | 106 Comments
(CNS): Following a very mixed result in Cayman’s first ever election under the system of ‘one man, one vote’, the people woke up to the fact that while 19 people have been elected to the Legislative Assembly, no party, group or alliance has enough seats to form a government. CNS ha [...]

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Independents secure 9 seats, government uncertain

Independents secure 9 seats, government uncertain

| 25/05/2017
(CNS Elections): With independents securing three major PPM ministers’ scalps and the CDP failing to secure any seats outside of West Bay, the final results have left Cayman facing significant uncertainty over who will lead the next government. The results were all in well before midnight, but t [...]

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Final turnout just short of 75% of voters

Final turnout just short of 75% of voters

| 24/05/2017
(CNS Election): More than 15,860 voters took part in the Cayman Islands first ever election under the system of ‘one man, one vote’ in single-member constituencies, representing a national turnout of just under 75%. While this was slightly less than previous elections, the numbers diffe [...]

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50% of votes already in

50% of votes already in

| 24/05/2017
(CNS Election): More than half of the 21,212 people eligible to vote had already been to the polling stations by noon Wednesday, in what officials are hoping will be a great turnout for this historic Election Day. All nineteen constituencies had seen considerable traffic by lunchtime, and apart from [...]

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And they’re off!

And they’re off!

| 24/05/2017
(CNS Election): The polls have now opened in Cayman’s historic General Election, when for the first time the more than 20,000 people on the electoral register will have just one vote to cast for one candidate in each of the 19 different constituencies in a first past the post race. Election [...]

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