Archive for May 23rd, 2013

Rivers makes history in WB

| 23/05/2013 | 103 Comments

rivers (221x300).jpg(CNS): The former premier of the Cayman Islands is still the first elected member for West Bay but in an historic victory C4C candidate Tara Rivers has broken the UDP straight vote. Rivers has been returned to the district in second place ahead of  Bernie Bush and  Captain Eugene Ebanks. With the count slowed in order to allow the returning officers to make the official declarations in West Bay as well as Bodden Town where Al Suckoo is hoping to secure the fourth seat for the PPM the final result has still not been officialy released. It is now clear that the UDP cannot form a government and the PPM will be the largest group in the new parliament but whether Alden McLaughlin will be premier however still remains in the balance.
 

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GT count grows closer

| 23/05/2013 | 1 Comment

(CNS): With over 60% of the capital's votes counted the PPM were clinging on to three seats in George Town in the early hours while the C4C had three after Sharon Roulstone pushed Mike Adam  and the UDP out of the top slots. Kurt Tibbetts remained steady in the top-spot as he had since the first results were announced with 1448. Meanwhile, Roy McTaggart was still in second place with 1394 but Winston Connolly had moved into third with 1296 while Marco Archer was over taken by his party leader Alden McLaughlin with just one vote. With Sharon  Roulstone in 6th place, Joey Hew was close behind in 7th separated from Mike Adam by just 6 votes. Jude Scott also made a move up the tally to 9th spot as Lucille Seymour and Kenny Bryan fell further back. However, with just a few hundred votes between 5th and 12th place the split vote in George Town was clearly evident.

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BT gets ‘Progressive’

| 23/05/2013 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The PPM's  Al Suckoo finally passed Theresa Pitcairn after almost three quarters of the vote was counted in Bodden Town. The Progressives began to look increasingly likely to get a clean sweep in the district which would help carry them to government. Party veteran Anthony Eden was leading with 1258 ahead of his party team mate Ozzie Bodden who had 1112 votes Wayne Panton remained in third position with 1098 votes and Suckoo was just seven votes ahead of Theresa Pitcairn while Charles Clifford was slipping further behind. PNA candidates Dwayne Seymour and Mark Scotland were clearly out of the race by 2am as they sat in 8th and 9th place just ahead of the remaining independents.

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Kurt pulls ahead in GT

| 23/05/2013 | 2 Comments

(CNS): As Kurt Tibbetts began to pull ahead in the race for George Town, as the capital approached the half way mark, Roy McTaggart from the C4C was holding on to second place ahead of Marco Archer with one vote between them. Alden McLaughlin the Progressive's leader was in fourth with Winston Connolly also with the C4C just 17 votes behind him. Mike Adam was clinging on to the sixth seat just 39 votes ahead of Joey Hew who was only just outside the top spots as the race in the capital began to get increasingly close. Elio Solomon was in 11the place just three votes ahead of Bo Miller but the rest of the UDP candidates began to look increasingly less like serious contenders. With three C4C candidates still in with a shot of seats however, Jude Scott and Jackie Haynes were being left behind.

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Rivers and Bush swap again

| 23/05/2013 | 1 Comment

(CNS): C4C candidate Tara Rivers was still holding her own sandwiched between the UDP candidates in McKeeva Bush's stronghold of West Bay as 58% of the vote had been countedat around 12:45 Thursday morning. Rivers was pushed back to third place but only seven votes separated her from second place candidate Bernie Bush. While McKeeva Bush was on target to be first elected in his home district he was looking increasingly likely to be taking only two candidates with him as the top four began to pull away from the rest of the field. Incumbent PNA candidates were well out of the race in 8th and 11th while Mervin Smith had also fallen further behind Velma Powery-Hewitt into 6th place.

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PPM clinging on in GT

| 23/05/2013 | 0 Comments

(CNS): While Kurt Tibbetts pressed ahead in George Town for the PPM the C4C were pushing further into the top six and Mike Adam was clinging on to keep the UDP in the race as the count continued in the capital passed midnight. With only 34% of the vote counted George Town was turning into a fight between C4C and the PPM. Roy McTaggart was in 2nd place while Marco Archer was in third. The PPM party leader was neck and neck with C4C's Winston Connolly. Mike Adam pushed back Joey Hew into 7th place to steal the 6th spot but only 11 votes separated the two party opponents. C4C candidate Sharon Roulstone was also still in the race as she was only 23 votes behind Hew. As the UDP candidates fell further away from the top slots Bo Miller was holding 11th place just2 votes behind the C4C's candidate Jude Scott.

The capital was proving to be a mammoth task for counters and the supervisor of elections confirmed that he expected the final results would not be in until around 7 or even 8am in the morning.

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BT passes half-way point

| 23/05/2013 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Anthony Eden was still leading the tally in the district of Bodden Town when the count passed the half way mark. The PPM incumbent had 1104 votes and his party colleague Ozzie Bodden was almost certain of being returned to the LA after losing his seat by a narrow margin in 2009 with 971 votes. Wayne Panton was also looking secure in third place with 944 votes while the UDP's Theresa Pitcairn was clinging on to the fourth place with 842 votes just two votes ahead of Al Suckoo who was well ahead of Charles Clifford who had 761 votes. With just three boxes left in Bodden town the PPM were still within striking distance of a clean sweep.

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Rivers pushes back up

| 23/05/2013 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The C4C's Tara Rivers pushed back up into second place ahead of Bernie Bush as more results came in from West Bay before midnight. McKeeva Bush maintained his lead with 626 votes as Rivers continued her historic challenge only 22 votes behind the seven term incumbent and former premier. While Bernie moved down to third place and Captain Eugene Ebanks held on to fourth, Mervin Smith passed Velma Hewitt again to hold 5th place. The PNA's fortunes continued to decline as Cline Glidden slipped into 11th place, although Rolston Anglin clung on to 8th. The PPM were also looking to be out of the West Bay race with Woody Da Costa still in seventh place as around a quarter of the votes were counted.

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UDP slipping in BT

| 23/05/2013 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Theresa Pitcairn was clinging on to the last seat position in Bodden Town as more results rolled in at around 11:15 from that district. Anthony Eden was leading with 725 votes, while Ozzie Bodden had 653 and Wayne Panton was just ahead of Pitcairn, who was holding on the fourth seat behind the Progressives. The UDP's candidate was 70 votes ahead of Al Suckoo by 11:30, who was in turn just 20 votes ahead of Charles Clifford. Meanwhile, Chris Saunders remained ahead of both Mark Scotland and Dwayne Seymour from the PNA. The rest of the independents were making very little progress in the district, which was being dominated by the PPM.

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C4C overtake UDP in GT

| 23/05/2013 | 1 Comment

(CNS): While the PPM still held on to four of the top six seats in George Town, by 11pm the C4C had surged into the top slots as well, pushing out the UDP. Roy McTaggart (C4C) leapt into second place behind Kurt Tibbetts (PPM), while Alden McLaughlin (PPM) dropped to 4th behind his Progressive colleague Marco Archer. Winston Connolly (C4C) moved into fifth place while Joey Hew (PPM) was running in sixth with Sharon Roulstone (C4C) and Mike Adam (UDP) just outside the top six. The other UDP candidates began falling down the ratings and the independent candidates also began to look less and less likely of getting anywhere near the seats in the capital.

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