Tag: petition

Fewer than 900 names needed to confirm petition

Fewer than 900 names needed to confirm petition

| 12/08/2019 | 47 Comments

(CNS): More than 83% of the signatures on the Cruise Port Referendum petition required to trigger the poll have now been verified by the Elections Office, and just 879 more are needed to force a national vote on the government’s controversial cruise port project. Despite serious concerns that people who had signed the petition and […]

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Premier’s claims refuted by statistics

Premier’s claims refuted by statistics

| 30/07/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has given a detailed breakdown of all of the statistics regarding the petition for a referendum on the cruise port, which its team is currently verifying. In a press release responding to queries over Premier Alden McLaughlin’s misleading comments about the petition, the office confirmed that the Cruise Port Referendum volunteers […]

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Over one third of petition verified

Over one third of petition verified

| 15/07/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Just two weeks after the Elections Office began the verification process for the Cruise Port Referendum petition, more than 35% of the signatures have been verified. The latest statistics show that the campaigners have also submitted several hundred more signatures to the Elections Office, which now has more that 5,600 names to verify.

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Small number not verifying petition

Small number not verifying petition

| 12/07/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has confirmed that only a small number of people who signed the petition for a referendum on the government’s proposed cruise berthing facility have declined to sign the verification form. So far, more than 1,500 people have verified their names and less than two dozen have refused, officials said, noting that […]

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Over 27% of CPR petition verified

Over 27% of CPR petition verified

| 09/07/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): After two weeks of knocking on doors in various communities on Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands, the Elections Office verification team has confirmed more than 1,500 signatures (27.6%) on the petition calling for a people-initiated referendum on government’s controversial proposal for a cruise berthing project. The office issued a press release Tuesday about […]

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Petition verification begins in NS and EE

Petition verification begins in NS and EE

| 01/07/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office said Friday that it had begun the door-to-door verification of the signatures on the Cruise Port Referendum petition in the districts of North Side and East End. While its decision to verify every single one of the 5,300 names on the document submitted last month has sparked an increasingly polarizing debate, […]

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Petition in the hands of elections boss

Petition in the hands of elections boss

| 12/06/2019 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Campaigners behind the petition for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise berthing project in George Town delivered over 5,300 signatures (25%) of registered voters into the hands of Supervisor of Elections Wesley Howell on Wednesday. In a historic moment, the original document was taken to the Elections Office and a notarised copy was also […]

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CS boss declines to host referendum petition at GAB

CS boss declines to host referendum petition at GAB

| 08/01/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The battle to get civil servants to sign the petition for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise port project will not be getting any help from civil service management after it declined to host the petition at the Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue. Kenneth Bryan, the MLA for George Town Central, had approached […]

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Referendum petition collects 800 signatures

Referendum petition collects 800 signatures

| 03/09/2018 | 36 Comments

(CNS): More than 1,000 people came out this weekend to show their support for a referendum on the government’s proposal to build a cruise berthing facility in the George Town Harbour. As the government and a group of supporters of the project increase their spending on advertising and the wider campaign in favour of the […]

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Choudhury petitioners widen campaign

Choudhury petitioners widen campaign

| 15/08/2018 | 64 Comments

(CNS): Two months after Governor Anwar Choudhury was recalled to London amid undisclosed allegations made by his office and house staff, petitioners hoping to persuade the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to send him back to the Cayman Islands are widening their petition. Organisers said that in response to public support for the ‘Bring Back Governor […]

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Opposition rejects push for local governor

Opposition rejects push for local governor

| 02/08/2018 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo has said that appointing a Caymanian governor would be incompatible with the Cayman Islands Constitution and believes the petition calling for Acting Governor Franz Manderson to be given the job is a political ploy to push the country towards independence. The member for Newlands said there were real constitutional implications with the […]

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