CRUISE PORT REFERENDUM
THE PETITION FOR A REFERENDUM
WHY A PETITION?
The purpose of the Petition is to satisfy section 70 of the Constitution to bring about a people-initiated referendum in which, registered voters can vote through ballot 'YES' or 'NO', on whether the country should proceed with the proposed Cruise Berthing Facility.
ABOUT THE PETITION
The Petition is a grassroots initiative by concerned citizens who believe that the issue of the proposed Cruise Berthing Facility (CBF) is a matter of national importance and the financial, socio-economic and environmental costs should be examined and carefully weighed by the people of the Cayman Islands.
The aim of this petition is to satisfy section 70 of the Cayman Islands Constitution (2009) to start a people-initiated referendum, via petition, on whether the country should move forward with the proposed Cruise Berthing Facility in George Town Harbour.
According to the Cayman Islands Elections Office website, the total number electors for July 1st, 2018 is 21,150. To
successfully petition the Government on the issue of a people-initiated referendum, we would have to secure the
signatures of 25% of the total number of voters, which would be 5,288 persons.
We call on our Government to act with transparency: towards its people, in the best interest of our country and all its
citizens and residents, and to make full disclosures of all pertinent information relating to the proposed Cruise Berthing Facility to date, including full disclosure of the Final Business Case Study, an updated Environmental Impact
Assessment and other studies and reports, which consider the modifications to the original design and proposed cargo facilities, and projected costs and financing model details, to allow us - the citizens of the Cayman Islands - to make an informed decision about our future via referendum.