Cayman Islands

  • CAYMAN ISLANDS-POLITICS-Husband of defeated candidate appeals court ruling

    GEORGETOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC – The Court of Appeal is being asked to overturn a ruling by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie that Education and Employment Minister Tara Rivers can keep her West Bay seat in the Parliament after the husband of an election rival had filed a petition challenging her nomination. Lawyers for John Gordon Hewitt have filed an 11-page…

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  • Police mum on media reports that theft charges have been dropped against former premier

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC – Police say they will make no comment on reports that five charges of theft had been dropped against former premier McKeeva Bush. “The case against Mr. Bush is now in the courts system and the issues therein may be considered subjudice,” the police said in a brief statement. “It should also be noted that…

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  • Corruption allegations in the Cayman Islands

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – The British overseas territories often seem to have the best of both worlds. They are 14 island nations that represent a hangover from Britain's imperial past. On the one hand, they have a high degree of autonomy and constantly agitate for more. But on the other hand, they remain British territory, which gives them a huge advantage…

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  • New government named as former premier joins

    PPM GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC – Leader of the People’s Progressive Movement (PPM) Alden McLaughlin has been appointed premier of this British Overseas Territory one week after the party won the most seats in the general election. McLaughlin needed the support of at least 10 legislators before he could have been appointed head of the government and Governor Duncan…

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  • CAYMAN – Progressives to form new government on Wednesday

    (CARICOM News Network) Following its decisive victory in last Wednesday’s general elections, leader of the Progressives Party Alden McLaughlin has revealed a partial list of his new Cabinet members. In addition to being Premier, Alden McLaughlin will also serve in a new portfolio as Minister of Home Affairs. Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell, will take on the job as tourism minister…

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  • PPM on track to form Government

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC – As the counting of ballots from Wednesday’s General Election continues, the latest results have revealed that the opposition People’s Progressive Movement (PPM) is just one seat short of a majority required for the to form a ruling government. The PPM took four out of six Legislative Assembly seats in George Town, the Cayman Islands’…

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  • Cayman voters go to polls

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC – More than 18,000 voters in this Caribbean-island are going to the polls Wednesday to elect a new government with political observers pointing to the possibility of a coalition administration emerging after the ballots are counted. Supervisor of Elections, Kearney Gomez, says his office is in a state of readiness and expects everything to go…

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  • Voters electing new government

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC – More than 18,000 voters in this Caribbean-island are going to the polls Wednesday to elect a new government with political observers pointing to the possibility of a coalition administration emerging after the ballots are counted. Supervisor of Elections, Kearney Gomez, says his office is in a state of readiness and expects everything to go…

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  • Close race to form government in Cayman Islands

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC – Voters in this Caribbean island-nation go to the polls Wednesday to vote for a new government in a general election in which there are no clear-cut favourites. Two major parties, the People’s Progressive Movement (PPM) – which has branded itself as “The Progressives – under the leadership of attorney Alden McLaughlin and the United…

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  • National Assembly prorogued in preparation for general election

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC – The Legislative Assembly in this British Overseas Territory has been prorogued paving the way for the May 22 general elections. Governor Duncan Taylor signed the necessary proclamation ahead of Nomination day Wednesday. At least 40 candidates are expected to contest the elections, but Political observers say the election will be a straight fight between…

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