Port Vote 2019
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While general elections typically have guidelines around how much each candidate can spend on advertising and PR in the run up to a poll, there were no such rules written into the Referendum Law for the port.
Referendums may be relatively new for the Cayman Islands, but around the world they have been used to varying degrees for some time as part of the democratic process.
The absence of a proper referendum law in the Cayman Islands has been flagged as a major concern by all sides on the road to the port poll.
The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is following closely ongoing discussions regarding the proposed cruise ship berthing facility. The National Trust issued statements in October 2015 and October 2018 expressing its concerns with the project’s impacts on sites of environmental and historical significance.
Cruise Port Referendum – the group behind the petition that triggered Cayman’s first people-initiated referendum – said it is pleased government has agreed in...
Opposition Leader Arden McLean tables letters penned by Premier Alden McLaughlin in 2012 raising concerns about the one man, one vote referendum process and the conduct of the then government during the port debate this week.
West Bay North MLA Bernie Bush occupied his new seat on the Opposition benches on Wednesday morning on the final day of the debate of the Referendum Bill.
What each Member of the Legislative Assembly said in the house during the port referendum debate.
Government will drop the date and question from the Referendum Bill in an effort to head off potential legal action, Attorney General Samuel Bulgin...
Campaign group Cruise Port Referendum Cayman has released a statistical breakdown showing how many voters signed the petition calling for a vote on the piers in each constituency.
Cayman is roughly one and a half months away from its first people’s-initiated referendum with staff at the Elections Office expecting to send out the first batch of postal ballots from 5-8 Nov.
Elections Supervisor Wesley Howell and his team have been hard at work getting ready for the historic Referendum Day. The Cayman Compass sat down with the Elections boss to find out what it takes to run a referendum.
Cayman's legislators go to the House today to thrash out the details of a law that will officially set the clock ticking towards the...
Cayman is heading for a landmark moment in its history. More than 5,000 citizens have exercised their constitutional right to demand a say at the...
Lawyers acting for the Cruise Port Referendum Cayman campaign group are considering legal action if government pushes ahead with its current plans for a December poll.
The Elections Office moved over the weekend and is set to open at its new location at Baytown Office Suites on Monday.
Officials with the Cruise Port Referendum Cayman organisation said they have spent less than $12,000 so far in their campaign to stop the cruise berthing facility proposed for George Town Harbour.
About 35 supporters of the Cruise Port Referendum Cayman group crowded into a small basement room in Sunset House on Thursday night to talk...
The Cayman Islands government has run more than 4,000 Radio Cayman adverts as part of its ‘Support our Tourism’ campaign promoting the cruise and cargo berthing development, according to a Freedom of Information response.
The 19 Dec. date was gazetted this week and will facilitate the vote on government’s $200 million cruise berthing and cargo port facility, which Premier Alden McLaughlin announced last week.