Port vote review ends

A two-day judicial review wrapped up Thursday, with government’s attorneys urging Justice Tim Owen not to side with petitioners who are calling for the current referendum law to be declared incompatible with the Cayman Islands Constitution.

Mark Shaw, QC, representing the government, said the plaintiff, Cruise Port Referendum Cayman’s Shirley Roulstone, is calling for the Referendum Law, passed by the Legislative Assembly last month, to be struck down because it does not meet “an idealistic standard”. He said this request falls outside the remit of the court.