Chamber sets date for candidate forums

| 08/03/2013

mac n cline.JPG(CNS): For the sixth time over the last two decades the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a series of candidate forums next month in all of the districts, where would-be politicians and incumbents will face questions derived from a public opinion survey. All nominated candidates will be invited to participate in the sessions, which will be broadcast live on Radio Cayman. The Chamber has organised district forums each election since 1992. They are open to the public and audiences will be given an opportunity to submit further questions through the moderator on the evening of the event. The candidates do not get to see the questions beforehand and all are expected to answer on the hoof.

Over the last twenty years, the forums have proved to be successful and enlightening evenings, very different from the public meetings and campaign rhetoric that will dominate the hustings during the campaign.

The Chamber has already set the dates and venues for the events, which are posted below, but sponsors for the forums are urgently needed.  Anyone that can help or needs more information is asked to contact Kerry Pratt at or 743-9126.

All forums begin at 7 pm.chamber forums_0.JPG

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  1. St Peter says:

     Here are a few good questions to ask them:

    1. Do you support the issue of having a political slush fund known as the nation building fund – whereby politicians can dish out government funds to their political supporters?

    2. Are you willing to pay for your own travel, or have the auditor general pre-approve your government paid travel excursions?

    3. Will you withdraw all of the government credit cards and change to a reimbursement system for payment after expenditures are approved by the auditor general or other auditing body?


  2. Anonymous says:


    All to answer on the hoof, we all know better.