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BREAKING: PPM-CDP coalition forms … again

It’s Premier Alden McLaughlin and Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush … again.

No liquor

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Bush strikes deal with independents to become premier

McKeeva Bush is set to become premier of the Cayman Islands, striking a deal with a group of independents, and reversing an announcement made hours earlier with the Progressives.

AS IT HAPPENED: Election Day, May 24, 2017

Live coverage from Election Day, May 24, 2017

Observers: Cayman elections achieve ‘broad equality’

There are only six Commonwealth elections observers in Cayman this week, but they can show up anywhere, any time on Election Day.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

More than 1,000 have already voted

An estimated 5 percent of Cayman’s registered voters have already cast ballots for Wednesday’s general election, although it will not be known how they voted until election night.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Qualities to look for in political candidates

We have only seven days to go until a historic election in the Cayman Islands. Maybe everyone has made up his/her mind already, but I felt compelled to share the following thoughts and hope you will find it relevant and helpful in this very important decision.

Tourism and future of development at issue in national debate

Tourism and the future of development in the Cayman Islands became a major focus of discussion on Tuesday night, when five candidates took the stage in the second national debate leading up to the May 24 elections.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Ballots ready for voters who will be off island

The Elections Office reminds potential voters who are likely to be off island on Election Day – Wednesday, May 24 – that they will be able to cast their votes by mail.

‘Candidate X’ challenged over criminal convictions

A candidate in the May general election will find out on Tuesday whether a past criminal conviction will prevent him from running for office. The candidate, who cannot be named for legal reasons, faced a court hearing Thursday to determine whether he will be allowed to stand.

MAP – May 24, 2017 polling stations

A map of the May 2017 General Elections Polling Stations for the Cayman Islands
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Final number of Cayman voters: 21,226

Cayman’s 2017 general election will set an all-time record for the number of eligible voters, but there are about 240 fewer voters than the Elections Office reported in January.

Candidate challenges of ‘constitutional importance’

The first of what is expected to be three eligibility challenges to candidates in Cayman’s May general election came before the Grand Court Tuesday, with George Town South candidate Alric Lindsay appearing to answer the case.

Election day polling stations and mobile voting sites

Polling stations for the May 24 election will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lost

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Three candidates face eligibility challenges

Constitutional challenges were filed on Wednesday and Thursday against three independent candidates by the Cayman Islands Elections Office.

Crossed off

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Independent candidates forming pact

Some independent candidates for the May 24 General Elections are in the process of forming a Cayman People’s Alliance. The term was made public when Arden McLean referred to it during his campaign launch in East End on Wednesday night.

Record-setting Nomination Day: 63 hopefuls compete for 19 seats

A record 63 candidates will contest the Cayman Islands general election on May 24 after a frantic day of nominations across the country generated some surprises.

Now … meet your candidates for the 2017 elections

Sixty-three contenders registered their nominations Wednesday as candidates in the May 24 elections.

EDITORIAL – Elections 2017: Welcoming our new candidates

To each and every one of the candidates who submitted their nominations yesterday to stand in the May elections, we publicly applaud you.

AS IT HAPPENED: This is how nomination day played out

Returning officers will hear candidate nominations between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. today. Cayman Compass reporters will submit updates on location from the country's 19 nominating locations as they develop. — Ed.

EDITORIAL – Reflections on Hong Kong’s and Cayman’s elections

We would hope that when candidates are campaigning for office, they are cognizant they are running to represent not just their own elite class (that is, not just voters and not just Caymanians), but the Cayman Islands as a country, a society and a community.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Hearings for voter challenges pushed back

The Cayman Islands Elections Office has announced new dates for hearings of claims and objections to the voters list, ahead of the May 24th general election.

EDITORIAL – The labyrinthine (and crowded) path to electoral victory

The carnival-like atmosphere in Bodden Town on Saturday night, as described in today’s front page story, is participatory democracy at its finest (and loudest).

Voters challenges, nomination day locations announced

Formal objections to the Cayman Islands voters list are set to occur next week, with six hearings taking place in five days.
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Notice to all candidates

To all candidates who are running for the Legislative Assembly: The journalists at the Cayman Compass are extending a cordial invitation to all candidates to...

Isaac Rankine announces East End campaign

Isaac Douglas Rankine announced his run as an independent candidate for East End with a Saturday meet and greet. Mr. Rankine’s campaign reported a crowd of 200 at the Seaview Drive event, where the candidate described a two-and-a-half-year journey toward the Legislative Assembly run.

EDITORIAL – Elections 2017: Calling all candidates

The Cayman Compass is extending a cordial invitation to all Legislative Assembly candidates to visit the Compass Centre on Shedden Road to meet with our journalists starting this Monday, March 6.

McTaggart announces BT candidacy

Cayman Islands businessman Kent McTaggart has announced he is running for office in the May general election. Mr. McTaggart, who has been widely rumored in recent months to be campaigning in the Savannah area, made it official in a press release issued Tuesday night.

Editorial – ‘One man, one vote’: Making sense of the electoral multitudes

The Compass’s mission, as best we can, is to untangle the strands of the electoral spaghetti, and to explain the issues, fundamentals and dynamics of the 2017 election in the clearest and simplest language and graphics we can muster.

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