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No action on recommendations from 2017 election observers

Following Cayman's May 2017 general election, official observers from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association issued a report listing 21 recommendations for updating local electoral processes and laws. To date, there has been no movement on them.

Debate review forum talks education

Compass news editor Caroline James and political panel Roy Bodden and Richard Barton discuss this week's debates and election happenings.

Newlands candidates face off in district debates

Political hopefuls looking to secure the Newlands vote say traffic, infrastructure, cost of living and healthcare are the main issues facing their constituents.
Candidates for Newlands Alva Suckoo, Roydell Carter, Wayne Panton and Raul Gonzalez

Crosstalk debate: Newlands candidates face off

Candidates for Newlands Alva Suckoo, Roydell Carter, Wayne Panton and Raul Gonzalez join Crosstalk host Barrie Quappe to debate the issues affecting their district.

Poll: How should Cayman reform health care coverage?

How should the Cayman Islands reform health care coverage?

Mixed views on top election issues in Red Bay, Prospect

With an increasing number of housing developments popping up in their communities, it is perhaps of little surprise that traffic congestion and the environment are top agenda items for Red Bay and Prospect voters.

10 big issues that could sway the election

From COVID to the cost-of-living we examine where some of the key players stand on 10 key issues ahead of Wednesday's general election in the Cayman Islands.

Police receive complaint over premier’s stipend comment

Police have said they are reviewing a complaint lodged this afternoon (Thursday) against Premier Alden McLaughlin following his comments at a recent Progressives meeting.

Elections Office confirms official list of voters

The Official List of Electors which will be used in the 2021 General Election has been finalised and comes into effect today, Thursday, 1 April.
Candidates for Prospect Sabrina Turner and Michael Myles

Crosstalk debate: Prospect candidates face off

Candidates for Prospect Michael Myles and Sabrina Turner join Crosstalk host Barrie Quappe to debate the issues affecting their district.

Howell: ‘A number of election complaints’ sent to police

Elections Supervisor Wesley Howell has confirmed his office has forwarded a number of complaints of election offences to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service for investigation.
Sammy Jackson

Crosstalk debate: Red Bay

Candidate for Red Bay Sammy Jackson joins Crosstalk host Barrie Quappe to discuss the issues he is campaigning for in his district.

Candidates and voters urged: ‘Report instances of vote buying’

While campaigns ramp up efforts to attract voters, the Elections Office and police are urging caution regarding candidates’ claims while canvassing for support. The warning comes as accusations of vote buying have circulated unverified in the community.

12 new COVID cases in latest results

Of the 808 COVID-19 tests carried out since Friday, a dozen travellers have returned positive results, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported Monday.
Compass news editor Caroline James and panel Tammi Sulliman and Richard Barton

Debate review forum talks traffic, COVID-19 and politics

Compass news editor Caroline James and panel Tammi Sulliman and Richard Barton discuss this week's debates and election happenings.

Domestic election observers appointed

Nine residents have been appointed to serve as domestic election observers in the 2021 General Election, Governor Martyn Roper announced Monday.
Roy McTaggart Crosstalk debate

Progressives leader rules out Cabinet role for Bush

Progressives leader Roy McTaggart said Monday there would be no place for McKeeva Bush in his Cabinet if he becomes Premier after the election on April 14.
Candidates for George Town East

Crosstalk debate: George Town East candidates face off

Candidates for George Town East, Roy McTaggart, Emily DeCou, Frank McField, Christina Hislop Rowlandson, and Richard Bernard join Crosstalk host Barrie Quappe to debate the issues affecting their district.

Postal and mobile voting update from Elections Supervisor

With first round of mobile voting in 2021 General Election complete, turnout for early voting has so far been encouraging, according to Supervisor of Elections, Wesley Howell.

Vaccination programme, border reopening high on Progressives alliance manifesto

With 16 days left to the 14 April general election, the Progressives-led alliance unveiled its manifesto outlining why it should it be returned to...

Four travellers test positive for COVID

Cayman has registered four new cases of COVID -19 in its latest round of routine screening tests, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has reported.
Alric Lindsay

Crosstalk debate: George Town South

Candidate for George Town South Alric Lindsay joins Crosstalk host Barrie Quappe to discuss the issues he is campaigning on for his district.

Landfill fire under control

Firefighters remain at the George Town landfill this morning after bringing the fire that broke out at the dump yesterday under control.

Over 300 people cast ballots using mobile voting

While 14 April is coming up quickly, more than 300 people have already had their say in the general election this week as they cast their ballots using the Elections Office mobile voting.

Voter Voices: Jobs, speeding top concerns in West Bay

While boundary lines may separate the four constituencies that make up the district of West Bay, residents are united when it comes to the challenges impacting their communities.
Candidate for George Town West Ellio Solomon

Crosstalk debate: George Town West

Candidate for George Town West Ellio Solomon joins Crosstalk host Barrie Quappe to discuss the issues he is campaigning on for his district.
Vote Cayman panel Tammi Sulliman, Paul Byles and Richard Barton

Vote Cayman panel talks insurance, education and election theatrics

Compass journalist Reshma Ragoonath and panel Tammi Sulliman, Paul Byles and Richard Barton take a closer look at insurance, education and election theatrics.

Seven test positive for COVID-19

Seven people have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the chief medical officer's daily report.
Teacher with students in desegregated classroom

Poll: Should government schools be desegregated?

Do you support policies that would allow for the children of Caymanians and the children of expats to mix more freely in the islands' schools?
George Town Central candidate Kenneth Bryan

Crosstalk debate: George Town Central

George Town Central candidate Kenneth Bryan joins Crosstalk host Barrie Quappe to discuss the issues affecting his district.
COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine

41% of Cayman’s total population receive first vaccine dose

According to Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee's daily COVID-19 update, 41% – or 26,321 – of the jurisdiction's total population have received at least one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. 
Nurse prepares COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccination schedule 22 March – 10 April

COVID-19 vaccination schedule 22 March – 10 April for residents of the Cayman Islands
George Town North candidates Johann Moxam and Joey Hew

Crosstalk debate: George Town North candidates face off

Crosstalk District Debate: George Town North candidates Joey Hew and Johann Moxam join host Barrie Quappe to discuss the issues facing their district.

Mobile voting starts this week

Starting Monday, Elections Office staff will be heading out to Cayman's 19 constituencies to kick off mobile voting.

Closed care home sore point in East End, North Side

It may be almost two years since Sunrise Cottage closed its doors in East End, but the absence of the residential facility for senior citizens is still being felt in the constituencies of East End and North Side.

Nicholson-Coe and Ebanks face off during Crosstalk district debate

West Bay South candidates Raul Nicholson-Coe and André Ebanks squared up on Wednesday's eighth Cayman Crosstalk district debate. Nicholson-Coe and Ebanks are both independent candidates...

Premier’s Red Bay road access announcement refuted

Davenport Development has refuted Premier Alden McLaughlin's statement announcing an agreement had been reached for a local access road. But McLaughlin says, "I simply reported what I understood".

50 apply for domestic election observer spots

A total of 50 people have, so far, applied to be domestic election observers for the 14 April general elections, Governor Martyn Roper has...

Crosstalk debate: West Bay South candidates face off

Crosstalk host Barrie Quappe welcomes West Bay South candidates Raul Nicholson-Coe and André Ebanks to talk about the upcoming election and answer questions about voter’s top issues.

Bernie Bush walks out of Crosstalk debate

A Cayman Crosstalk district debate was momentarily derailed on Tuesday as West Bay North incumbent Bernie Bush refused to participate in the discussion after...

26 May removed as holiday

May 26 has been officially removed as a public holiday, Government Information Services has confirmed.

Premier: New local access road to relieve Red Bay traffic woes

Premier Alden McLaughlin has said agreement has been reached with Grand Harbour and Davenport Development for a local access road for the Red Bay and Prospect communities to ease traffic woes in the area.

Crosstalk debate: West Bay North candidates face off

West Bay North candidates Bernie Bush and Rolston Anglin join Crosstalk host Barrie Quappe to discuss the issues affecting their district.

Election retrospective: New faces, familiar issues

In the run-up to almost every Cayman Islands general election over the past 30 years, the same issues of immigration, education and training, development and cost-of-living have dominated the debate.
Paul Byles, Tammi Sulliman and Richard Barton discuss the election so far.

Debate review forum talks education, traffic and party politics

Compass news editor Caroline James and panel including Tammi Sulliman, Paul Byles and Richard Barton as they discuss this week's debates and announcements.

Poll: What expense has the most impact on your bottom line?

Cost of living is an issue top of mind for many voters heading to the polls. Aside from mortgage/rent, what is your biggest expense?

Police gear up for election season

As Cayman's election season gets into its stride, in run-up to the 14 April, a team of police investigators are on hand in case their services are required.

Alva Suckoo formally joins Progressives alliance

Independent candidate Alva Suckoo has joined the Progressives alliance team, bringing to 12 the number of nominees running as part of the group in the 14 April general election.

Traffic delays after cyclist hit in George Town

Traffic on North Sound Road between the Butterfield roundabout and Shedden Road was backed up Saturday morning after a cyclist appeared to be struck by a vehicle.

Updated: Windsor Park brushfire extinguished

A brushfire Windsor Park has been brought under control, but fire crews will remain at the scene until it is deemed there is no further risk to the surrounding area.

One charged for two alleged quarantine breaches

One person has been charged with two breaches of quarantine, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service confirmed Thursday.

Election 101: your guide to the 14 April vote

Cayman voters will be heading to the polls on 14 April to choose a candidate to be their representative in Parliament. Here, the Compass breaks down some of the most frequently asked questions about the local electoral process.

Crosstalk debate: West Bay Central

West Bay Central candidate Katherine Ebanks-Wilks joins Crosstalk host Barrie Quappe to discus the issues she is campaigning for in her district.

The Resh Hour with Roy Bodden

Historian and political analyst Roy Bodden joins us to discuss the run-up to the 14 April elections, the future of party politics, and the female influence in politics.

Quarantine shortened to 10 days from 22 March

The mandatory quarantine period will be reduced to 10 days from 22 March, Premier Alden McLaughlin announced Wednesday, as Cayman reached its target of vaccinating more than 90% of the over-60 population.

McLean, Frederick say no to working with Speaker Bush

East End incumbent Arden McLean and challenger McCleary Frederick say, if elected, they will not join forces with McKeeva Bush to form a coalition government.

Domestic election watchers sought as COVID-19 blocks international observers

Governor Martyn Roper confirmed Tuesday that there will be no international election observers coming to Cayman to oversee the 2021 general elections.

Crosstalk debate: East End candidates face off

East End candidates Arden McLean, McCleary Frederick and Isaac Rankine join Crosstalk host Barrie Quappe to debate the issues affecting their district.

Two decades of ideas under the microscope

Over the past two decades, Cayman’s legislators have dedicated countless days of debate to discuss proposals put forward by backbenchers or opposition members.

Editorial: Candidates step forward but choices far from clear

Cayman knows who the candidates will be at the general election. But the choice facing voters is far from clear.

Three vote as postal ballots issued

Three individuals became the first to vote in the 14 April general election through postal ballots issued Monday by the Elections Office.

Vote Cayman debate forum analyses the race so far

Editor-in-chief Kevin Morales, Tammi Sulliman and Paul Byles review the week's political debates, and offer insight analysis leading up to the 14 April elections.

Cayman Brac, Little Cayman each feature two-candidate battles

Sitting MPs Moses Kirkconnell and Juliana O'Connor-Connolly are both facing off against one opponent each, as they fight to secure re-election to represent Cayman Brac West and Little Cayman and Cayman Brac East, respectively.

Poll: What is the most pressing environment concern?

What is the most pressing environmental issue in the Cayman Islands you would like to see candidates address if elected?

North Side candidates divided on working with McKeeva Bush

Candidates vying for the North Side constituency provided mixed views about whether they would work with West Bay West MP McKeeva Bush if he is re-elected to Parliament.

26 May public holiday in limbo

Cabinet has not yet made a decision on whether 26 May will remain a public holiday, Elections Supervisor Wesley Howell has said.

Crosstalk debate: North Side candidates face off

Candidates for North Side Ezzard Miller, Johany Ebanks, Justin Ebanks and Debra Broderick join host Barrie Quappe to debate the issues affecting their district.

Ethics commission calls for clean campaigning

As political meetings increase Cayman's Standards in Public Life Commission has called on candidates who set sights on the House of Parliament to follow ethical principles on the campaign trail and in office.

Fewer female candidates on 2021 ballot

Cayman is fielding 11 female candidates in the upcoming election, representing just over one-fifth of the total number of contenders, with fewer women running compared to 2017.

McLaughlin announces 11 alliance candidates

Premier Alden McLaughlin on Thursday night announced the official line-up of the alliance that is running with the Progressives party in the 14 April general election.

UPDATE: Missing swimmer located and in ‘good health’

A swimmer reported missing this morning has been located and is in "good health". Police have confirmed that Cole Morgan has been found and is safe and well.

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