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Privy Council upholds port referendum ruling

The UK's Privy Council has rejected Cruise Port Referendum Cayman's application for leave to challenge the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal's decision on people-initiated referendums.

Verdant Isle breaks silence on port project

Verdant Isle Port Partners, the preferred bidder in government’s cruise and cargo port project, has broken its silence following the announcement that the $200 million facility will not progress.

Port court ruling likely next week

Acting Justice Timothy Owen is set to deliver his decision Wednesday, 19 Feb., on the judicial review challenging government’s port project referendum.

Gomez named Port Authority board chairman

Retired civil servant Kearney Gomez is the new chairman of the board at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands

Every voter should participate in the referendum

With the holidays around the corner and the referendum delayed, CPR Cayman wishes to take this opportunity to ensure that the public understands what...

Premier: Port referendum “uncertain”

Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the 19 Dec. referendum is now uncertain given the legal action taken by the National Trust.
Nadia Hardie, executive director, National Trust

Nat’l Trust files for judicial review over port vote

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has filed for judicial review of government’s decision to proceed with a referendum on the $200 million port project before an updated environmental impact assessment is completed.

Polaris: ‘We expect strong survival of relocated corals’

As the marine biologist from Polaris Applied Sciences Inc who attached the corals at the Tatoosh anchor damage site in West Bay, Grand Cayman, and the container vessel Saga grounding at Eden Rock, Grand Cayman, I am responding to the statements made by Carrie Manfrino at the official launch of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign on Wednesday, 20 Nov. 2019.

Interactive map: How the port will impact life in the harbour

Much of the debate around the cruise berthing facility has centered on the potential impact on the wrecks and reefs in the harbour. Amid conflicting reports about the health of the marine life in the impacted area, we enlisted the help of underwater photographer Courtney Platt and produced an interactive graphic to demonstrate exactly what lies beneath the glassy surface.

Port opponents kick off campaign with rally

A crowd of more than 200 people filled much of Celebration Park in downtown George Town Wednesday night as the Cayman Port Referendum group held its first rally in the runup to the 19 Dec. vote.
Cayman Compass - Cayman Islands News

Referendum campaign launch speakers announced

Cruise Port Referendum Cayman has announced guest speakers for the launch of its Referendum Campaign today at Celebration Park, in George Town. With 29 days...

Port rivals battle for hearts, minds and votes

On social media, in the cinema, on the pages of internet blogs and newspapers, the battle for votes on the port project referendum is heating up. Citizen campaigners claim they are locked in a David vs. Goliath public relations fight. Government insists it is trying to educate and inform the people in the face of a tide of misinformation.

No rules for campaign finance in port poll

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.

Debate over national referendum count continues

Government officials maintain a single national count for Referendum Day is an appropriate process for a vote on an issue of national importance, such as the cruise berthing and cargo project.

Port opponents lay out poll strategy

About 35 supporters of the Cruise Port Referendum Cayman group crowded into a small basement room in Sunset House on Thursday night to talk...

Gov’t runs 4,376 pro-port radio ads

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.

Premier: ‘Let’s get on with it’

Premier Alden McLaughlin says he is confident government will prevail in the referendum over the $200 million cruise and cargo port project. He defended the...

Final push to verify cruise port petition signatures

With fewer than 150 signatures remaining to be verified for the cruise port referendum, the Elections Office indicated Wednesday that it is gearing up for a final effort to verify them all.

Government spends $130,000 on cruise project ad campaign

A freedom of information report has revealed that the Cayman Islands government has spent more than $130,000 in public money in promoting the proposed cruise and cargo port project.

Cruise pier campaigners: Threshold for referendum reached

The Cruise Port Referendum Cayman campaign announced on Friday that it has received enough signatures on its petition to initiate a referendum on government’s proposed cruise pier facilities.

Cruise port referendum campaign creeps towards target

Door by door, signature by signature, campaigners are inching towards their target of a people-initiated referendum on the controversial cruise port project planned for George Town harbour.

Cruise petitioners seek assurances from governor

Campaigners collecting signatures for a petition to force a people-initiated referendum on the controversial cruise port project met with the governor Friday as they continued their push for Cayman Islands voters to decide the issue.

Push for people’s port referendum

Opponents of plans for new cruise piers in George Town harbor will begin collecting signatures Saturday in the hope of triggering a referendum on the controversial project.

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