December referendum date set for port project

Government has set 19 Dec. as the date for the people-initiated referendum on the controversial cruise pier project.

A Referendum Bill, gazetted Thursday night, paves the way for the historic vote to take place this year – just six days before Christmas.

The bill also sets the question for the referendum.

It will be, “Should the Cayman Islands continue to move forward with building the cruise berthing and enhanced cargo port facility?”

Voters will have the chance to respond with a simple yes or no.