public interest group formed ahead of the May 2013 general election known as
the Coalition for Cayman announced its executive committee Tuesday, but kept
mum on a possible slate of candidates it would be supporting.
James Bergstrom and accountant Jude Scott were named as coalition co-chairs.
Kris Bergstrom, Clarence Bothwell, JC Calhoun, Jacqueline Haynes, Randy Merren,
Johann Moxam, Gary Rutty and Emmiel Scott were all named as committee members.
to a press release sent out by the coalition, the coalition will manage the
group’s organisational structure and create bylaws.
of those already established for the group, which is not calling itself a
political party, include:
• No individual who has
declared as a political candidate, or is a sitting member of the
Legislative Assembly, or who is actively involved in a political campaign to
elect a political candidate, may be on the executive committee or serve as the
chairperson of a subcommittee or working group.
• Should a member of
the executive committee, or a chairperson of a subcommittee or working group
declare as a candidate, that person will no longer serve on the coalition’s
executive committee or as a chairperson of a subcommittee or working group.
They may continue to be a member of the coalition and serve on subcommittees
and working groups.
• Political campaign
activities will not be permitted at Coalition for Cayman subcommittee or
working group meetings. Subcommittee or working group meetings may host
candidate forums to discuss issues, but these forums will be organized in
advance as such.
“Our purpose is to unite our country, provide a forum for your
voice and ideas to be heard, and to elect independent leaders with integrity
who will always put the country first,” said Jude Scott. “Putting the country
first is best accomplished by engaging all the great and diverse minds in our
country to focus on real solutions and real leadership to get our country back
on a healthy, sustainable course.”
No further details were provided.