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Government has appealed the Grand Court’s decision to strike down the port referendum law, which set out the conditions for a people’s vote on the controversial plans for new cruise piers in George Town Harbour.
Grand Court judge Tim Owen has quashed the referendum law that was passed in the Legislative Assembly for a vote on government’s $200 million cruise berthing and cargo project.
A two-day judicial review wrapped up Thursday, with government’s attorneys urging Justice Tim Owen not to side with petitioners who are calling for the current referendum law to be declared incompatible with the Cayman Islands Constitution.
Attorneys challenging the vote on the cruise berthing and cargo project have said local legislators breached their duty by failing to enact a general framework for holding referendums.
Government says it has "tweaked" the question it plans to use for the referendum on its proposed $200 million cruise berthing and cargo project.