Tag: Mario Rankin

We are making history so must get it right

We are making history so must get it right

| 21/06/2019 | 34 Comments

Mario Rankin writes: It has been a long, hard fight collecting over 5,288 signatures of registered voters, which is 25% of the electorate, in order to trigger a people-initiated referendum so that we, the people, who elected the politicians can also have a place in politics without having to always depend on our government to […]

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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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Governor offers to meet frustrated locals

Governor offers to meet frustrated locals

| 21/05/2019 | 92 Comments

(CNS): After posting a graph depicting the many nationalities of the recording-breaking number of work permit holders in the Cayman Islands, Governor Martyn Roper, who described it as a demonstration of Cayman’s cultural diversity, has offered to meet local people frustrated by their lack of opportunity. A freedom of information response revealed that while many […]

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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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Speaker criticised for taking sides in port debate

Speaker criticised for taking sides in port debate

| 10/01/2019 | 80 Comments

(CNS): Mario Rankin, one of the organisers of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign, has taken aim at the speaker of the Legislative Assembly, who, despite his supposedly neutral office, has been weighing in on the polarising debate about the project and dismissing the campaigners. In response to comments by McKeeva Bush suggesting that campaigners will […]

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Cruise petition nears referendum target

Cruise petition nears referendum target

| 06/11/2018 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Organisers of the campaign for a people-initiated referendum on the proposal for a cruise berthing facility in George Town have confirmed that the target of 5,282 voters is now well within sight, but the goal is to press on for an additional 1,500 names over and above the magic number to trigger the referendum. Campaigners […]

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Police investigating crash involving candidate

Police investigating crash involving candidate

| 10/04/2017 | 86 Comments

(CNS): The police say they are investigating a single-vehicle collision that happened early Saturday morning at the Poindexter Roundabout in Newlands, in which a car belonging to a political candidate was abandoned at the crash site. Because there was no one at the scene when officers responded to the call out, the police have not […]

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Election queries to be heard behind closed doors

Election queries to be heard behind closed doors

| 10/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Elections): Chief Justice Anthony Smellie will hear challenges this week to candidates nominated last month who may not be qualified, but the hearings will be behind closed doors. Supervisor of Elections Wesley Howell has raised questions about the eligibility of three candidates that he wants the courts to decide on. According to the court […]

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Rankin acquitted two years after arrest

Rankin acquitted two years after arrest

| 19/03/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Local business man Mario Rankin walked out of court with his named cleared this week, two years after he was arrested for multiple immigration offences. The crown dropped all thirty plus counts against him and his firm Navitas on Tuesday. The prosecutor told the Summary Court that the crown had no evidence to offer […]

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