Name: Alric Lindsay
District: George Town South
CANDIDATE IN THE NEWS
Alric Lindsay has lived in Cayman since he was a child and was adopted by a Caymanian man. His business is here, as is his home, as is pretty much his entire life. However, Mr. Lindsay found himself facing a legal challenge to his ability to run for political office earlier this year.
A Grand Court ruling issued this week will likely make it easier for political candidates who are born outside the Cayman Islands to stand for election, regardless of the number of days they have been absent from the jurisdiction before candidate nomination day.
Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital founder Dr. Steve Tomlinson contributed more than $194,000 to 10 political candidates during the final eight weeks of Cayman’s 2017 general election campaign.
Three of five candidates running for election in George Town South debated healthcare, traffic congestion and a cruise berthing facility, at the South Sound Civic Center on Thursday evening.
Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush has called for amendments to the Constitution to clarify who can stand in Cayman Islands elections.
The supervisor of elections has refused to rule out the possibility of further eligibility challenges to candidates scheduled to stand in the May general election.