Cayman Islands People-Intitiated Referendums

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    Petitioning Premier Alden McLaughlin

    URGENT: CIG, IMMEDIATELY WAIVE, AS A CONCESSION TO CAYMAN 27, ANY REGULATORY FEES

    I, the undersigned petitioner and registered voter in the Cayman Islands, direct the Cayman Islands Government to put to a people-initiated referendum vote prior to December 2019 the question as to immediately waive, as a concession to Cayman 27, any regulatory fees which will preserve the only television station in the Cayman Islands that provides free local television content to tens of thousands of households some who are not otherwise able to afford to pay for this service. WHEREAS Cayman 27 is the only television station in the Cayman Islands providing free public programming of local content consisting of news, weather, sports and live coverage of community events including school graduations which is not broadcast by any other station in the Cayman Islands. WHEREAS without the Cayman Islands Government’s immediate intervention to waive, as a concession, to Cayman 27 any regulatory fees, it will directly cause Cayman 27 to shut down broadcasting effective 6:35pm on Friday, 30th August 2019 to tens of thousands households, the majority of generational, elderly and struggling Caymanian households who can only afford to get this local content and news from Cayman 27 because it is free. WHEREAS this Cayman 27 matter is also of national importance because the Cayman Islands must have independent television providing public programming other than the government television, or any perceived or actual influence or control relating to its programming content and coverage. We therefore place before the registered voters of the Cayman Islands this people-initiated referendum question as to whether those registered as electors in the Cayman Islands give their consent for the Cayman Islands Government to waive, as a concession to Cayman 27, any regulatory fees. By the Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009, (hereinafter referred to as the “Constitution”), this People-initiated Petition shall have the effect and purpose of complying with the provisions of Section 70 People-initiated referendums of the said Constitution, with the express intention of presenting it to the Cabinet of the Cayman Islands Government to hold a referendum on the matters set out above. By my signature herein, I hereby understand, acknowledge and agree that this People-initiated Petition shall be used and presented for such purpose and I hereby give my full consent to such use and presentation.

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    Petitioning Cayman Islands Governor, Premier Alden McLaughlin

    Fire the Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands for Cause: MISBEHAVIOUR.

    PETITION FOR REMOVAL OF CHIEF JUSTICE ANTHONY SMELLIE QC FROM OFFICE FOR CAUSE UNDER SECTIONS 96 AND 106 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS WHEREAS I the undersigned elector and/or petitioner recognise that independence of the judiciary is an important part of our democracy and pursuit of the rule of law but also believe that judges must not continue in office if they persistently render judgments that undermine confidence in the judiciary; AND WHEREAS I the undersigned elector and/or petitioner is of the view that the Chief Justice, Anthony Smellie QC has failed to show that he is able to carry out his duties in a competent and politically neutral manner; AND WHEREAS under section 106(1) of the Constitution power to appoint, remove and exercise disciplinary control over Judges of the Grand Court rests with the Governor acting in accordance with the advice of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission but subject to the powers of Her Majesty and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council under section 96 of the Constitution; AND WHEREAS the Judicial Code of Conduct states in paragraph 34 that a Judge “must display intellectual honesty in the reasoning on which his or her decisions are based” and I feel that the Chief Justice has not done so in a number of cases including but not limited to the case of Chantelle Day v Governor and the decisions relating to qualifications for elections; AND WHEREAS I have reached the conclusion that the fitness of the Chief Justice to continue in office needs urgent inquiring into with a view to ascertaining whether the Chief Justice is fit to remain in office; HEREBY REQUEST THE GOVERNOR TO: 1. Direct the Judicial and Legal Services Commission to conduct an inquiry into the manner in which the Chief Justice has performed his duties since his appointment, including but not limited to: (a) his decision in the case of Chantelle Day v Governor and whether he flagrantly exceeded his authority and failed to give due regard to the express wishes arising out of the detailed and painstaking consultation process; (b) the manner in which he handled the court case relating to the Tempura investigation as outlined in the Tempura report and other relevant materials, namely, disclosing to the subject of the investigation while he was hearing the matter; (c) the extent to which, if at all, he has promoted the interests of foreigners at the expense of Caymanians in the hiring and treatment of staff in the judiciary; (d) his practices and any role he may have played in recommending persons for the grant of the status of Queens Counsel in the Cayman Islands; (e) the manner in which he has administered the judiciary in general; (f) any other matter relevant to his exercise of the functions of Chief Justice. 2. Direct the Judicial and Legal Service Commission to conduct inquiries and, in that process, receive evidence from the public regarding the matters stated in paragraph 1 and make recommendations to the Governor. 3. Suspend the Chief Justice from office under section 96(6) of the Constitution pending the inquiry so as to preserve evidence. 4. Consider, at the end of the inquiry, whether it would be appropriate to recommend his removal him from office.

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    Petitioning Cayman Islands Governor

    Removal of Cayman Islands Attorney General from office for Cause under Constitution Sec106

    PETITION FOR REMOVAL OF ATTORNEY GENERAL SAMUEL WASHINGTON BULGIN QC, JP FROM OFFICE FOR CAUSE UNDER SECTION 106 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS WHEREAS I the undersigned elector and/or petitioner, recognise that independence of legal officers in the government is an important part of our democracy and pursuit of the rule of law but also recognise that the quality of legal advice emanating from the Attorney General has to command respect from the community; AND WHEREAS under section 9(1) and (2) of the Public Service Management Law it is provided that the Governor, in appointing the Attorney General, shall satisfy himself  that the person to be appointed has the necessary skills, knowledge and integrity to carry out the duties required of the position concerned in a highly competent and politically neutral manner; AND WHEREAS I the undersigned elector and/or petitioner is of the view that the Attorney General, Samuel Washington Bulgin, QC, JP, has failed to show that he is able to carry out his duties in a competent and politically neutral manner; AND WHEREAS, under section 106(1) of the Constitution power to the appointment, removal and exercising of disciplinary control over the Attorney General rests with the Governor acting in accordance with the advice of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission; AND WHEREAS I, the undersigned elector and/or petitioner, have reached the conclusion that the fitness of the Attorney General to continue in office needs urgent inquiring into with a view to ascertaining whether the Attorney General is fit to remain in office; HEREBY REQUEST THE GOVERNOR TO: 1. Direct the Judicial and Legal Services Commission to conduct an inquiry into the manner in which the Attorney General has performed his duties since his appointment, including but not limited to: (a) his role in the case of Chantelle Day v Governor and whether he did his best to defend government’s position in that matter; (b) his role in the events leading up to the Tempura investigation and his role in that regard after its conclusion;  (c) the extent to which he has adhered to or flouted tender procedures in hiring attorneys to defend cases before the courts of law; (d) whether he has undertaken unnecessary litigation resulting in undue loss of money by government; (e) whether he has given consistent and reliable legal advice in legal matters including but not limited to the refusal to register beach accesses and the legal advice given in relation to TLEPs; (f) the extent to which, if at all, he has promoted the interests of foreigners at the expense of Caymanians in the hiring and treatment of staff; (g) his practices and any role he may have played in recommending persons for the grant of the status of Queen’s Counsel in the Cayman Islands; and (h) any other matter relevant to his exercise of the functions of Attorney General. 2. Direct the Judicial and Legal Service Commission conduct inquiries and, in that process, receive evidence from the public regarding the matters stated in paragraph 1 make recommendations to the Governor. 3. Suspend the Attorney General from office under section 106(8) of the Constitution pending the inquiry so as to preserve evidence. 4. Consider, at the end of the inquiry, whether it would be appropriate to remove him from office.

    Cayman Islands People-Intitiated Referendums
    246 supporters
    Petitioning Hon. Alden Mclaughlin, Hon. Moses Kirkconnell, Hon. Tara Rivers, Hon. Roy McTaggart, Hon. Joseph Hew, Hon. Juliana O'Connor-Connolly, Hon. Dwayne Seymour, Hon. McKeeva Bush, Hon. Bernie Bush, Ms. B...

    My elected politician, enact the Residential Tenancies Law(2009) that passed 10 years ago!

         We, the people, are very close to reaching 25% of the electorate who signed petitions to hold a national referendum vote by the end of December 2019, and this issue also needs to be included on the ballot at the same time due to its national importance.      We are asking everyone who is a landlord or a renter, including anyone who knows one, to please sign this petition and commit to asking 10 registered Caymanian voters to sign the petition also since the Constitution says that government must put to a national referendum vote whatever a minimum of 25% of the registered voters are seeking to be done on a petition.      Cayman, we have heard your concerns about people not having immediate relief from government or police when unlawful conduct is alleged by both landlords and tenants against each other, and the unlawful conduct is increasingly getting worse.      Since you as a voter have the constitutional power to order your elected politicians to put this matter to a national referendum vote, then TAKE YOUR POWER AND SIGN THIS PETITION to demand that the Cayman Islands Government immediately enact the Residential Tenancies Law (2009) which was passed on 19th March 2009 in the Legislative Assembly but was never commenced or enacted.      After signing the petition, please share so that as many registered voters can sign the petition also. PETITION: IMMEDIATE COMMENCEMENT OF THE RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES LAW (2009) NOTICE:      I, the undersigned petitioner and registered elector of the Cayman Islands, direct the Cayman Islands Government to put the Residential Tenancies Law (2009) matter to a people-initiated referendum vote prior to the end of December, 2019 to vote on the question as to whether those registered as electors in the Cayman Islands give their consent to have the Residential Tenancies Law (2009) immediately commenced within 60 days after the successful passing of this referendum.      By the Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009, (hereinafter referred to as the “Constitution”), this People-initiated Petition shall have the effect and purpose of complying with the provisions of Section 70 People-initiated referendums of the said Constitution, with the express intention of presenting it to the Cabinet of the Cayman Islands Government to hold a referendum on the matter set out above.      WHEREAS in October 2005 the Law Reform Commission was asked by the Cayman Islands Government to review the law governing the relationship between landlords and tenants; and      WHEREAS the Cayman Islands Government made such a request because of the many social problems which had arisen in this area of the Law as a result of Hurricane Ivan in September 2004; and      WHEREAS the Members of the Legislative Assembly passed the Residential Tenancies Law (2009) on 19th March 2009; and       WHEREAS the Members of the Legislative Assembly have failed to commence the Residential Tenancies Law which is of national importance to this country to legislate the lawful conduct of landlords and tenants which is reportedly progressively deteriorating; BE IT THEREFORE, by my signature herein as the said petitioner, I hereby understand, acknowledge and agree that this People-initiated Petition shall be used and presented for such purpose and I hereby give my full consent to such use and presentation.

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    56 supporters
    Petitioning Hon. Alden McLaughlin

    Keep Marriage Definition in the Cayman Islands to remain between one man and one woman

    I, the undersigned petitioner and registered elector of the Cayman Islands, direct the Cayman Islands Government to put the marriage definition matter to a people-initiated referendum vote prior to December, 2019 or as soon as practicable to vote on the question as to whether those registered as electors in the Cayman Islands give their consent to re-affirm the Marriage Law (2010 Revision) and the Cayman Islands Constitution Order (2009) Section 14 marriage definition to remain between one man and one woman. By the Cayman Islands Constitution Order (2009) (hereinafter referred to as the "Constitution"), this People-initiated Petition shall have the effect and purpose of complying with the provisions of Section 70 People-initiated referendums of the said Constitution, with the express intention of presenting it to the Cabinet of the Cayman Islands Government to hold a referendum on the matter set out above. WHEREAS it is agreed that the role of the judiciary is to interpret the laws of the country in a way that is compatible to our Constitution; WHEREAS the Constitution states that the Cayman Islands is, first and foremost, a territory of Christian values; WHEREAS the undersigned registered elector does not agree that the judiciary should have the power to annihilate the legislative power of making and amending laws as I, an elector, have elected my politician to make and amend. BE IT THEREFORE, by my signature herein as the said petitioner, I hereby understand, acknowledge and agree that this People-initiated Petition shall be used and presented for such purpose and I hereby give my full consent to such use and presentation.  

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