Campaign group calls for record turnout at referendum

    Cruise Port Referendum Cayman campaigners with the referendum petition that they delivered to Cabinet last month. – Photo: Taneos Ramsay

    Campaign group Cruise Port Referendum Cayman has welcomed the publication of the Referendum Bill and called for Caymanians to turn out in record numbers to vote on 19 Dec.

    The group released a statement Friday afternoon saying the referendum would be an historical moment and a step towards “stronger and more inclusive participatory democracy” in the Cayman Islands.

    “Caymanians now have an opportunity to control their destiny via the Referendum on this issue of national importance, considering the significant environmental, financial and socio-economic concerns. We are fortunate to be able to cast our vote and voice our position on the direction of our country. We encourage every citizen to have your say and come out to vote in record numbers to make your voices heard,” the statement said.

    The group also called for campaign finance limits to be considered ahead of the poll.

    They again called for government to quickly publish the designs, updated business case and more details of the financial arrangement with preferred bidder Verdant Isle.

     

    See full statement here: https://www.caymancompass.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/CPR-Cayman-Press-Release-4-October-2019.pdf