Opposition kicks off port referendum meetings

The Opposition is set to launch its port referendum campaign this week.

According to a notice issued over the weekend by the Office of the Opposition, the first meeting will be held at North Side Civic Centre, starting at 7:30 pm Thursday.

The Opposition has gone on record as opposing the $200 million cruise berthing and cargo project. Last week, Opposition MLAs Chris Saunders (Bodden Town West) and Bernie Bush (West Bay North) addressed the Cruise Port Referendum Cayman ‘Vote No’ campaign launch in George Town.

The referendum, which was triggered by a CPR petition, will be held on 19 Dec.

Deputy opposition leader Alva Suckoo, commenting on the campaign launch, said the Opposition will be going district to district with its message which is to “Vote “NO”.”

He said while the Opposition stands with CPR  it will be conducting its own campaign.

”But we remain supportive of the CPR group and others who have joined this cause, we will continue to work with everyone to ensure that the rights of the people are respected and that they have their say on December 19th. Our message is to vote No and we will be taking the time necessary at these meetings to address the reasons why we feel this project is not in the best interests of the country,” Suckoo added.

28 Nov. – 7:30 pm  at North Side Civic Centre
2 Dec. – 7:30 pm  at Savannah Primary   School
3 Dec. – 7 pm  at Sir John A Cumber Primary School
4 Dec. – 7:30 pm  at Seafarers Hall
10 Dec. – 7 pm  at South Sound Civic Centre
11 Dec. – 7 pm  at Constitution Hall
12 Dec. – 7:30 pm  at East End Civic Centre
17 Dec. – 7:30 pm  at Bodden Town Civic Centre

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