Tag: Johann Moxam

Tenders used for medivac from Oasis class ship

Tenders used for medivac from Oasis class ship

| 13/06/2019 | 79 Comments

(CNS): A passenger on a mega cruise ship who was in need of emergency medical assistance was brought to shore on Grand Cayman Thursday with the help of a local tender service, despite government’s continued insistence that these ships cannot use tender vessels. Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas can carry almost 5,500 passengers and […]

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Cruise Port Referendum facts

Cruise Port Referendum facts

| 12/06/2019 | 47 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: It’s always interesting to read the anonymous comments of people who will say all types of nonsense to deflect from the reality regarding the people-initiated referendum. I accept this is all part of the freedoms we enjoy in Cayman regardless of how one views the proposed cruise berthing facility project. For clarity […]

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Governor commits to ensure fair referendum

Governor commits to ensure fair referendum

| 07/06/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has reassured the organisers behind the campaign for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise berthing proposal that the process will be fair, according to one of the people present. Mario Rankin told CNS that when he and several others from CPR Cayman met with the governor Friday, he had said that […]

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Moxam calls for gov’t to justify port ahead of vote

Moxam calls for gov’t to justify port ahead of vote

| 30/05/2019 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The success of the petition to trigger a people-initiated referendum on the question of the government’s cruise port project was down to grassroots activists behind the campaign “doing things the right way”, according to Johann Moxam, one of the organisers. By contrast, the government has gone about the process the wrong way, despite its […]

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DoE director blocked from people’s vote meeting

DoE director blocked from people’s vote meeting

| 29/05/2019 | 77 Comments

(CNS): The chief officer in the ministry overseeing the Department of Environment has blocked DoE Director Gina Ebanks-Petrie from attending a public meeting on Thursday being organised by the Cruise Port Referendum campaigners, despite the many technical environmental questions likely to arise from potential voters. The supervisor of elections, Wesley Howell, has confirmed that he […]

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Premier accuses petitioners of presumptive call

Premier accuses petitioners of presumptive call

| 27/05/2019 | 73 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has refused to comment on the announcement by the Cruise Port Referendum campaigners that their petition seeking a people-initiated vote on whether or not the people support government’s plans for a cruise berthing facility in George Town, as he accused activists of being “presumptuous and premature” because the “signatures have not […]

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Petition activists warn gov’t off signing contracts

Petition activists warn gov’t off signing contracts

| 02/05/2019 | 129 Comments

(CNS): With the petition for a people-initiated referendum on the proposed cruise berthing project now less than 500 voter signatures away from the target to trigger the national poll, campaigners have written to the premier warning government not to sign any binding contracts until after the referendum takes place. The activists expect to have the […]

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Referendum campaign goes door to door in GTC

Referendum campaign goes door to door in GTC

| 29/04/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Volunteers with the Cruise Port Referendum campaign went door to door in George Town Central at the weekend accompanied by Kenneth Bryan, the constituency MLA, who helped them collect more names for the petition, which is now very close to verifying the 5,288 names of registered voters required to trigger a people’s vote on […]

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Government secrecy and deception is a slippery slope

Government secrecy and deception is a slippery slope

| 05/01/2019 | 66 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: The Ministry of Tourism’s refusal to release the FOI requested information on the cruise berthing project speaks volumes. Does anybody remember the public meeting hosted by the ministry on 26 Sept 2018 at the Family Life Center? The participation of the cruise lines’ representatives at the public meeting and the failure by […]

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Premier’s claims backfire as cruise vote looms

Premier’s claims backfire as cruise vote looms

| 08/11/2018 | 126 Comments

(CNS): The war of words on social media and government’s propaganda machine show no sign of letting up, even as the campaign for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise berthing project looks certain to get the required number of supporters to trigger the vote. But a Facebook post by the premier this week, in which […]

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Premier: Cruise opposition political

Premier: Cruise opposition political

| 10/10/2018 | 124 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that while there may be a few people genuinely concerned about the environment, the majority of those opposing his government’s proposed cruise berthing project and calling for a referendum are politically motivated — a claim that may soon be tested if there is a referendum. Speaking on Radio Cayman on […]

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