Updated: Court delays port vote

The referendum on the controversial cruise and cargo port development will be delayed at least until next year following a court order Tuesday.

The decision to schedule the poll on 19 Dec., before the completion of an updated environmental impact assessment, was challenged in court by Shirley Roulstone, a leading member of the Cruise Port Referendum Cayman campaign group. Roulstone also raised legal concerns about the fairness of the provisions for the referendum.

Grand Court judge Tim Owen granted leave to apply for judicial review to Roulstone and a trial has been provisionally scheduled for 20 Jan., pending courtroom availability.