Tag: Wesley Howell

280 postal ballots already dispatched

280 postal ballots already dispatched

| 28/11/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): With ten days left to go before the postal vote application deadline, the Elections Office has already sent out over 280 ballots and has received 81 sealed envelopes from voters in the cruise port referendum. But with government setting the vote just six days before Christmas, those numbers are expected to increase. The Elections […]

Continue Reading

CPR expects New Year referendum

CPR expects New Year referendum

| 18/09/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Campaigners for a people-initiated referendum on the question of the proposed cruise dock have formally handed over the fully verified petition document to Cabinet. While no dates have been confirmed for the national ballot, all indications are that it is likely to take place in January next year. On Wednesday three representatives of the […]

Continue Reading

Just 145 more verified signatures to meet target

Just 145 more verified signatures to meet target

| 04/09/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Elections Office is conducting a final push to verify Cruise Port Referendum signatures, as only 145 more are needed to meet the target of 25% of registered voters to trigger the national poll on government’s cruise port plans. There are still 645 signatures that have been submitted but not yet verified, […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Governor backs full petition ‘do-over’

Governor backs full petition ‘do-over’

| 20/06/2019 | 90 Comments

(CNS): As concern mounts that the decision to verify every signature and effectively redo the entire petition for a people-initiated referendum on the port, Governor Martyn Roper has given his backing to the process. But campaigners behind the initiative, who say there is no legal basis for this ‘do-over’, are worried that it is an […]

Continue Reading

Elections boss justifies verification process

Elections boss justifies verification process

| 18/06/2019 | 117 Comments

(CNS): Elections Supervisor Wesley Howell has said it is Cabinet that has requested a full independent verified list based on the petition submitted to the Elections Office last week requesting a referendum on the cruise berthing project. In the absence of any law directing a people’s vote, the office is virtually redoing the entire petition […]

Continue Reading

Door to door petition checks to begin in two weeks

Door to door petition checks to begin in two weeks

| 14/06/2019 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has confirmed that the door to door verification process of the petition for a referendum on the cruise port project will start in around two weeks. But voters who have signed the petition can now visit the office to verify their signature during office hours with their voter card or another […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Verification of petition raises fear of retribution

Verification of petition raises fear of retribution

| 31/05/2019 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Public sector workers who signed the petition calling for a people-initiated referendum on the government’s proposed cruise berthing facility have raised concerns that during the verification process they will be intimidated into withdrawing their support. Concerns were raised at a public meeting Thursday that once government sees the names of the more than 5,300 […]

Continue Reading

Immigration says ‘sorry’ over FOI delays

Immigration says ‘sorry’ over FOI delays

| 11/05/2018 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration said it is working hard to address the delays people are experiencing in responses to their freedom of information (FOI) requests. Retirements and staff shortages, among other issues, are behind the delays, according to officials from the department that still receives the most FOI requests of all government […]

Continue Reading

600 people offer views on immigration

| 28/07/2017 | 16 Comments

(CNS): With just one day left for the public to participate in the debate about government’s review of how the immigration system is working for them, officials said that around 600 people had already taken the online survey. But customers going to the immigration office in George Town today will have a chance to share […]

Continue Reading

Sign up for the CNS Newsletter, sent weekdays straight to your inbox