Continued Momentum for the Cruise Port Referendum

Article Snapshot

  • The Cruise Port Referendum isn’t slowing down.
  • Campaigners are fighting tooth and nail to obtain the remaining signatures necessary to achieve a people-initiated referendum on the proposed cruise berthing facility.
  • Cruise Port Referendum Cayman announced on Tuesday that over 90% of the required petition signatures necessary to trigger a public vote have been reviewed and verified.
  • According to CPRC, they are now within 500 signatures of reaching the required 25% of the electorate.
  • Legislator Kenneth Bryan went door-to-door in central George Town last weekend, stating that he “genuinely believe[s] that the people of this country want to have a say on this issue.”
  • CPRC is optimistic about obtaining the remaining signatures. They released a press release last week noting that many people are registering to vote for the first time in order to have their vote heard.
  • Bryan also believes that the referendum could be a tool to poll the country on other hot-button issues like same-sex marriage and skyscrapers.
  • Registered voters who would like to have the petition brought to them can call 327-5411.

A Community Combined

The Cruise Port Referendum isn’t slowing down. Campaigners are fighting tooth and nail to obtain the remaining signatures necessary to achieve a people-initiated referendum on the proposed cruise berthing facility.

Cruise Port Referendum Cayman announced on Tuesday that over 90% of the required petition signatures necessary to trigger a public vote have been reviewed and verified. They are now within 500 signatures of reaching the required 25% of the electorate.

Campaigning for Change

Legislator Kenneth Bryan went door-to-door in central George Town last weekend, stating that he was pleased with the weekend, and that he genuinely believes “that the people of this country want to have a say on this issue. I believe in direct democracy. If this is something that is good for the country, then there should be no problem with opening it up to a referendum.”

Bryan also believes that the referendum could be a tool to poll the country on other hot-button issues like same-sex marriage and skyscrapers. “I think it would also force some of the information into the public. Everyone would have to put their cards on the table and put their points out there and then the people are intelligent enough to make an informed decision.”

Mission of CPRC

According to the CPRC website, “The Cruise Port Referendum is a grassroots initiative led by a group of concerned citizens who believe that the proposed cruise berthing facility should be weighed carefully by the people of the Cayman Islands. The purpose of the petition is to satisfy section 70 of the Cayman Islands Constitution to start a people-initiated referendum (via petition) as to whether or not the cruise berthing facility should be pursued.”

CPRC is optimistic about obtaining the remaining signatures. They released a press release last week noting that many people are registering to vote for the first time in order to have their vote heard. Registered voters who would like to have the petition brought to them can call 327-5411.