Port referendum question ‘tweaked’

Government has amended the question it plans to use for the referendum on its proposed $200 million cruise berthing and cargo project.

However, Cruise Port Referendum Cayman representatives, the grassroots group behind the petition that triggered the vote, said the new wording still falls short of addressing concerns that have been raised in the judicial review filed by CPR member Shirley Roulstone.

The changes to the wording of the question were made in the regulations that accompany the Referendum Law that was passed in the Legislative Assembly to pave the way for the vote on the project.

The decision to amend the question was made by Cabinet and was in line with recommendations made by Roulstone’s attorneys, according to a statement from the Office of the Premier issued Wednesday.