Miller celebrates in NS

| 19/07/2012

_DEW0080.jpg(CNS): With results overwhelmingly in favour of one man, one vote in the constituency of North Side, independent MLA Ezzard Miller had much to celebrate. Despite a lower than hoped for turn out across the country, indications in his own constituency are that those who have gone to the polls have voted 'yes.” More than 80% of registered voters there who went to the polls voted in favour of OMOV, representing more than 60% of the entire electorate. If that rate had been repeated across Cayman, it would have equated to a 'yes' result.

“I am appreciative of the turnout in North Side and pleased with the result as it shows when you work with the people for the benefit of the people you can get a good result,” he said. “It also demonstrates that the vitriolic attacks on me by the premier had no effect on the intelligent voters of North Side."

As the results began to come in on Wednesday evening indicating an overwhelming 'yes' vote in East End at 257 versus only 79 voting 'no” and a marginal 'yes' vote in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, Miller said he was still optimistic for a moral victory for the OMOV campaign, if not a legal one.

“I am still optimistic that the vote will show the majority of people who voted were supporters of OMOV," he said. “If we have a significant number of  'yes' votes across Cayman then the UDP will have some explaining to do. Based on the final result, I still plan to bring a motion that the government should take note of the majority of the turnout.”

Preliminary referendum results

CBLC:           yes – 256, no – 203

East End:     yes – 257, no – 79

North Side    yes – 335, no – 56

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  1. WHAT A SLAP IN THE FACE... says:

    What a pop mouth you got though, you and all your cronies.

    We showed you all better than telling you. .

    I need a fridge? you have any more left? Or better yet I need some money to make up my mortgage payment this month. Call me?

  2. Anonymous says:

    President and Leader Ezzard we are asking you to do something about those fat salarys that Politicians are earning. This is why every cat and dog want to join the race for. If their earnings was like ours we would get a better choice of Politicians. As far as we can see you are the Leader of the Cayman Islands and will Oficially be comes May. We are tired of men without back bone. In our Community we want to acknoledge good young men that should be groomed from now , such as Garth Arch, Rohann Moxam Johnathan Pierson and the one for Cayman BRAC  is a secret. Also terms in and you re out should also be introduced. Some believes that only death should take them out.

  3. Anonymous says:

    In East End 79 people voted NO, and in North Side 56 people voted NO. I will have to borrow a word from George Dubya to explain this, but I think that I may have mis-underestimated the ignorance of some people.

     

    Can you imagine what some political scientist might think when he/she tries to rationalize why someone living in a single-member constituency (with little chance of it increasing in the foreseeable future) is not happy with a system of voting that enables them to vote for the candidate of their choice?

     

    To me, the obvious answer is that the voters did not base their selection on the choices in front of them, but rather voted against something because someone they disliked was in favour of it.

     

    Extrapolating the NO vote in EE and NS out to the rest of the districts, its easy to see that the votes received in favour of the status quo were not really based on their belief in multi-member constituencies, but rather cast in order to appease their candidates.

     

     

     

     

  4. JEB says:

    No matter what Premier Bush as done he is always talked about GOOD OR BAD like Deputy Premier said at the meetings the other night it is because of where he is from. What the PPM wanted and hoped for when they did the CONSTITUTION was that Kurt or Alden would have been the first PREMIER. Well little did they know that the man from OLD BUSH would be the first PREMIER and that is something they can not take from him.

    I have always supported Mr. Bush but i do not agree with everything that he do we are all human and make mistakes. Look at the mess PPM left us in and UDP are still trying to clean it up.

    • Stiffed-Necked Fool says:

      Don't worry, your Premier going make you real proud as he will be the 1st of many things as a Premier but they wont make Cayman as a Country proud!

      1st Premier of many things, watch what I say Star!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Why celebrate?

     

    Score: Apathy 1, Ezzard 0.

     

    Sorry Ez, but you lost.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Ezzard was praising Edna and Bonnie this morning on Rooster.. My, My how things change…strange bedfellows?

    Ladies, do you have such short memories?

    • Anonymous says:

      It shows they can put aside political differences for the good of the country. My hat off to them.

      • Anonymous says:

        It's called "political expediency."…Nice one Ezzard..your politcal skills have certainly matured..bring them into your camp…better the devil you know than the one you don't..just be careful though, they might be using you just like are using them…

    • Anonymous says:

      Strange Indeed!!

  7. Anonymous (not verified) says:

    Well done Ezzard. Keep at it!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Ezzard was outwitted by Mac and his naïveté was a contributing factor as to why this vote failed.

    • Anonymous says:

      Mac was outwitted by Mac and hisstupidity is a contributing factor as to why he thinks he's won.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Oh come on Ezzard…Enough now.!!! Stop beating a dead horse!

    • Anonymous says:

      Congratulations, Ezzard. The horse has finally started kicking.

      • Anonymous says:

        The funeral was yesterday! The horse is dead! He is not on life support!  He is dead!

        Let's bury this one and move on..

         

        • Anonymous says:

          Well I'll be darned, then that must be a donkey that's claiming he won yesterday.

        • Anonymous says:

          Apparently they forgot to bury the horse at the funeral yesterday, buddy. Sorry 'bout that. Read the latest headlines on CNS please. The horse has come back from the other side! I hope he tells McKeeva what it's like over there. Unfortunately the donkey is still running around kicking up dust and breying and snorting as loudly and obnoxiously as ever.

  10. Cha! says:

     

    "Bring a motion that the Government should take note of the turn out" My gosh! Get over it Ezzard! Its over! move onto something else- such as a motion to the house which could help the people of your district- or the people of the Cayman Islands- I can’t believe McKeeva means so much to you- you must go to bed with him on your mind- everything the Premier does you chasing after it. Is your middle name "Scrutinize"? Feel good about your results yes- but FOCUS more now on your own district. Some people just can’t or won’t let go. Cha!!

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Over?? It's just getting started! In any other country these numbers would win such a referendum.  Go for it Ezzard!

      • Anonymous says:

        This type of looney would certainly like to believe, and would like to have the public believe it's over. Wait until the udp ends up with one third of the voting public's support on election day. THEN it will definitely be over. Too bad, or perhaps good for beloved McKeeva that he might not be allowed the privilege of enjoying that grand event, given the three police investigations currently in progress concerning him. 

        • Anonymous says:

          Keep things in perspective.

           

          If McKeeva ends up in jail he still gets to keep in "honourable" title.

           

          Ya gotta love him, he knows what is important.

          • Anonymous says:

            Of course we love him. Kind of like how he and Mr Dart loves us. But in a different sort of way.

        • Anonymous says:

          I keep forgetting…I thought this was about OMOV not McKeeva..Why do people seem to keep mixing the two? This is not about McKeeva! It is about OMOV..Please stop the rhetoric.

    • Anonymous says:

      In my own personal and humble opinion, Ezzards motion makes awhole lot more sense than McKeeva's motion to have the whole world call him honorable for all the rest of eternity. Hell Ezzard's motion even sounds like it's coming from someone with a brain still in his head. By the way, did you hear how many times McKeeva called Ezzard's name at the meeting in Bodden town the other night? Talk about going to bed with him.