Report 

of  the

Cayman Islands

Electoral Boundary

Commission

2003
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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REPORT OF

THE CAYMAN ISLANDS ELECTORAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION

 

 

1.         Establishment of the Electoral Boundary Commission

The Electoral Boundary Commission was established under section 28A of the Constitution. It consists of a chairman, who is appointed by the Governor, acting in his discretion; one member appointed by the Governor, acting in accordance with the advice of the Leader of Government Business and one member appointed by the Governor, acting in accordance with the advice of the Leader of the Opposition.

 

 

2.         Appointment of the Commissioners

The following persons were appointed by the Governor, His Excellency Mr Bruce Dinwiddy, CMG, under the provisions of the Cayman Islands (Constitution) (Amendment) Order 2003, to constitute the Electoral Boundary Commission for the Cayman Islands:

Mr. Carl W. Dundas, to be Chairman.

Mr. Eddinton M. Powell (Appointed on the advice of the Hon. Leader of Government Business).

Ms. Adriannie E. Webb (Appointed on the advice of the Leader of the Opposition).

 

 

3.         The Mandate

The Electoral Boundary Commission appointed under section 28B of the Constitution is required to submit a report to the Governor, as soon as practicable after its appointment, recommending the boundaries of seventeen electoral constituencies into which the Cayman Islands should be divided with a view to each such constituency returning one member to the Legislative Assembly.


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In preparing the aforementioned report, the Commission was mandated to:

(a)       take no account of the racial distribution of electors within the Cayman Islands;

(b)       take account of the natural boundaries within the Cayman Islands;

(c)        have regard to existing electoral districts;

(d)       Subject to the foregoing provisions, the Commission is required to ensure that-

(i)                 the electoral constituencies shall contain, so far as is reasonably practicable, equal numbers of persons qualified to be registered as electors, and

(ii)               Cayman Brac and Little Cayman shall (between these two islands) return at least two members to the Assembly.

A person shall be regarded as qualified to be registered as an elector if, on the relevant date-

(a)               he is entitled to be registered as an elector under section 25 of the Constitution; or

(b)               He fulfils all of the following conditions, that is to say-

(i)                 He is a Caymanian;

(ii)               He has attained the age of eighteen years;

(iii)             He is resident in the Cayman Islands; and

(iv)              He has been resident in the Cayman Islands for a period or periods amounting to not less than two years out of the four immediately preceding the relevant date; and

(c)        He is not disqualified for registration as an elector by virtue of section 26 of the Constitution.


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For the purposes of these provisions, the following applies-

·                    “the relevant date” is the date on which the Commission is appointed  by the Governor under section 28A of the Constitution;

·                    Caymanian” means a person who possesses Caymanian status and British overseas territories citizenship or British citizenship by virtue of a connection with the Cayman Islands;

·                    any period of absence for any of the purposes specified in section 18(3) of the Constitution shall be disregarded in determining whether a person is or has been resident in the Cayman Islands.

The Commission’s mandate is set out in full in Annex 1 hereto.

 

 

4.         Procedure of the Commission

Under section 28A of the Constitution, in subsections (6) to (9), the Commission has the under-mentioned authority:

  • To regulate its own procedure and, with the consent of the Governor, confer powers and impose duties on any public officer or on any authority of the Government for the purpose of its functions;
  • For the discharge of its functions, the Commission shall invite views from members of the public and may seek such advice as it considers appropriate;
  • The Commission may act notwithstanding any vacancy in its membership (including any vacancy not filled when appointments of members are first made) and its proceedings shall be valid notwithstanding that some person who was not entitled so to do took part therein:

Provided that any decision of the Commission shall require the concurrence of not less than two members of the Commission.

In the exercise of its functions under the Constitution, the Commission shall not be subject to the direction or control of any other person or authority.

 


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5.         Treatment of the Commission’s Report

Subsection (5) of section 28B of the Constitution provides that the Governor shall forthwith transmit to a Secretary of State a report submitted to him by the Commission pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, together with the record of any debate in the Legislative Assembly on that report including any motion approved by the Assembly in relation to the report.

 

 

6.         Convening of the Commission

The Commission convened its inaugural meeting on the 24 July 2003. It agreed its rules of procedures and reviewed its mandate.

 

 

7.         Method of work

The Commission held ten meetings between 24 July and 24 August 2003. It used the media and public meetings to urge qualified persons to register to vote. It undertook field visits to each of the 17 prospective constituencies’ boundary lines and housing developments in the vicinity of such boundary lines. The Commission invited and received submissions from members of the public on the construction of the boundaries of 17 single member constituencies in the Cayman Islands. A public meeting was held in each electoral district (including Cayman Brac and Little Cayman). The Commission invited oral submissions from the Supervisor of Elections, Mr. Kearney Gomez, and Mr Orrett Connor, a Deputy Supervisor of Elections, Mr. Benson Ebanks, former Chairman of the Constitutional Review Commission, Ms Sonia Campbell, Census and Survey Supervisor in the Census Office and the Registering Officers of the electoral districts. The Chairman, on behalf of the Commission, had several interviews with the radio and the press on the work of the Commission. 

 


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8.         Invitation for submissions to the Commission

The Commission received a total of 8 submissions from individuals and groups of individuals or organisations. The submissions were considered and taken account of by the Commission, which acknowledged receipt of the respective submissions. A summary of the submissions by members of the public is as follows:

(a)               a group of 7 individuals made a joint submission seeking an extension of the West Bay Electoral District from Pageant Beach northward;

(b)               the Concerned Citizens of Cayman Islands, through its Deputy Chairman, proposed  5 constituencies for the West Bay Electoral District;

(c)               a submission proposed that the integrity of the Bodden Town Electoral District should be retained and the naming of the constituencies in that District should bear names similar to those of constituencies in the West Bay and George Town Districts;

(d)               highlighting the premise of one-man-one-vote, one submission made specific suggestions on how to demarcate the constituencies in the District of Bodden Town;

(e)               another submission asked the Commission to avoid splitting up known sub-divisions and to respect local traditional boundaries;

(f)                 a submission proposed that the number of representatives from each district should remain the same as they are and so should the district boundaries, but the whole island should elect the House; and

(g)               a submission proposed the boundaries of the 15 constituencies of Grand Cayman.

 

The names of signatories of submissions are listed at Annex 2.

 


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9.         Access to data

The Commission had access to the data, which the Elections Office had for registered voters as of 1st July 2003. It examined closely the data used by the Constitutional Review Commission in preparing the number of voters in the proposed constituencies contained in their report. The Supervisor of Elections, Mr. K. Gomez and the Deputy Supervisor of Elections, Mr O. Connor explained the process that was in place for qualified persons to be registered as voters. Mr Connor explained the qualification required for persons to be registered and stated that it had proven difficult to attract young persons to register. Mr. Gomez further explained to the Commission the Elections Office’s procedures for keeping the Official List of Electors up-to-date.

 

The Commission received a copy of the Report of the Cayman Islands 1999 Population & Housing Census and invited a representative of the Census Office to meet with the Commission. Ms Sonia Campbell, a Census and Survey Supervisor, appeared before the Commission and explained the process used by the Census Office to collect population data.  She expressed confidence in the census results and indicated that the population data was up-dated periodically. The Commission noted the findings of the Census Report, particularly that on the night of 10 October 1999, 40,786 persons spent the night in the islands. In her presentation to the Commission, Ms Campbell pointed out that the fastest growing area was Savannah in the Bodden Town district.

 

The Commission examined the population growth patterns in the Cayman Islands from 1802, when the resident population was 933, through to 2001, when the resident population was 41, 900. The distribution of the population according to districts and locality was also recorded, (see Annex 3) The Commission received a list of persons, who were born in Cayman Islands between January 1, 1982 and December 31, 1985.


 

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The Elections Office kindly supplied the Commission with data on the registration of electors for the electoral districts for the years of 1996, 2000, 2002 and 2003 (1st July) as follows:

 

 

1996

2000

2002

2003

West Bay

2647

2965

2944

2922

George Town

4134

4527

4495

4490

Bodden Town

1842

2140

2127

2125

North Side

488

515

514

502

East End

529

604

601

589

Cayman Brac & Little Cayman

810

885

870

855

Total

10,450

11,636

11,551

11,483

 

The foregoing numbers of electors show a decline in the size of the official list in all districts since 2000, due to the number of deceased persons- 208 on the lists, exceeding new registrations of 52 for the same period.

Mr. Nathan A. West from the Planning Department kindly supplied the Commission with data on the houses and subdivisions that received planning approvals for 2000-2002.

 

10.       The Census Report

The Commission received a copy of the Cayman Islands 1999 Population & Housing Census. The Commission noted that the Census Report was not ‘universally’ accepted in the Cayman Islands. For example, in his presentation before the Commission, the former Chairman of the Constitutional Review Commission, Mr. Benson Ebanks, told the Commission that that Commission did not make much use of the Census Report and that he personally did not have much confidence in the Report. The Commission is of the view that censuses provide valuable data bases on population growth and shifts for use by bodies such as this Commission and the Elections Office. Ms Sonia Campbell, a Census and Survey Supervisor, who appeared before this Commission, explained the methodology used in collecting the census data

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and strongly affirmed the accuracy of the report findings. She stated that the Government accepted the Census Report and made it available to the public.  Without prejudice to the accuracy of the findings contained in the Census Report, the Commission noted that the finding relating to fastest growing districts in Grand Cayman was confirmed by other sources and field visits undertaken by the Commission. It seemed to the Commission that close collaboration between the Census Office and the Elections Office would enhance the database of each office.

 

 

11.       Field visits

On the 7th of August 2003, the Commission[1] conducted a field visit on Cayman Brac inspecting the distribution of settlements and development trends on that island, in order to determine possible demarcation of a constituency along with the sister island of Little Cayman.

The following day, 8th August, the Commission visited Little Cayman and inspected the settlement and development patterns on that island.

 

On Monday 11 through to Wednesday 13 August 2003, the Commissioners visited the boundaries of the 15 prospective constituencies in Grand Cayman. Mr Grant Vincent, the Chief Surveyor, Mr. Rupert McCoy, Support Services Manager of the Elections Office, and Ms. Janet Dixon, Geographic Information System Technician and Secretary to the Commission, advisers to the Commission, accompanied the Commission on these visits and discussed with the Commission, modifications to the proposed boundary line, where necessary. The field visits enabled the Commission to see the limits of recent housing sub-divisions and take account of potential growth and shifts in the electorate. They also afforded the Commission the opportunity to identify natural and traditional boundaries in the existing electoral districts and in local communities and to take account of them in considering constituency boundaries. In general, the Commission used the field visits to refine the boundary specifications for each prospective constituency.


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12.       Public meetings

The Commission held a public meeting at the Cayman Brac High School Hall on 7th August 2003. Though not well attended, the meeting was lively and the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Ms. Julianna O’Connor-Connolly and the Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Kurt Tibbetts were present. Members of the audience expressed concern about the likely efficacy of the proposed single member constituencies for the Cayman Islands and specifically as they related to the sister islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Individual concerns expressed to the Commission ranged from unease over having only one vote (as against two under the existing system) under the proposed system, to the perception that the demarcation of the boundary of the two constituencies would divide the community.

 

On Grand Cayman, the Commission held a public meeting in each of the five electoral districts. Thirty-seven persons attended the meeting in the West Bay District, held on Friday 15th August. Although the meetings in the other districts were less well attended than West Bay’s, they were lively and members of the audience participated fully. The issues articulated varied according to the local interest, but common themes included the likely impact of the single member constituencies on traditional and electoral districts boundaries, retention of the integrity of electoral district (Bodden Town), the extension of the existing electoral district boundaries (West Bay), how the two additional seats in the Assembly would be distributed and how the Commission would resolve the apparent conflict between equality of numbers of electors in each constituency and respect for the electoral districts’ and traditional boundaries.

At all the public meetings, the Commission was urged to retain the existing electoral district boundaries, if at all possible.

 

Many political leaders from the electoral districts attended the public meetings of the Commission. The Speaker of the Assembly, Ms.Julianna O’connor-Connolly, and the Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Kurt Tibbetts, as mentioned above, attended the meeting in Cayman Brac. In George Town, Mr. Alden McLaughlin, Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) attended the public

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meeting. In the Bodden Town District, Ministers the Hon. Gilbert McLean and Hon. Roy Bodden, and former Minister and MLA Anthony Eden came to the meeting and made lively contributions. In the East End District, MLA Mr. Arden McLean also came to the meeting and made lively contributions. In the North Side District, the sitting MLA Ms. Edna Moyle and a former Minister, Mr. Ezzard Miller attended the meeting, and in West Bay MLA, Capt. Eugene Ebanks came to the meeting of that District.

 

A summary of attendance at the public meetings in the respective districts is as follows:

West Bay                   37 persons;

George Town 15 persons;

Bodden Town            16 persons;

North Side                  7 persons;

East End                    3 persons;

Cayman Brac            11 persons; and

Little Cayman            0 persons.

 

 

13.       Equal representation

The Commission is required to ensure that the electoral constituencies contain, so far as is reasonably practicable, equal numbers of persons qualified to be registered as electors. At the public meetings held by the Commission, many questions were raised in respect of this issue. There were suggestions that the respect for traditional boundaries and electoral districts’ boundaries should be given priority over equality of numbers of qualified electors. There were also strong suggestions that one person one vote, in the context of single member constituencies, was preferred and the Commission should consider parity in numbers for the proposed constituencies.

 

The Commission felt that, in order to take account of the various points of view, which members of the public put to it at the public meetings, and having regard to its mandate, it would seek to achieve a balance between traditional, electoral districts and natural boundaries, and parity in numbers of electors.

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The Commission was mindful that the relationship between the creation of electoral constituencies and representative government has been and remains a central and sometimes controversial issue in societies striving for electoral democracy. There is considerable scope for differences of opinion within democracies regarding the best principles, rules and procedures and practices to adopt, as well as the best institutional mechanism to implement them. The boundaries of constituencies are usually constructed according to a formula in the constitution or electoral law of the country concerned. The provisions relating to the drawing of the boundaries of polling districts often revolve around the population or the size of the electorate in each district in the country. This primary consideration is frequently impacted upon by factors, such as topographical features, administrative boundaries, sparse population and poor communication means. The substratum of gerrymandering polling districts’ boundaries resides in the disproportionate distribution of the electorate in those districts.

 

In order to avoid unfair boundary delimitation, most jurisdictions provide for a deviation above or below the electoral or election quota, which is arrived at by dividing the number of persons qualified to be registered in the country, or the political unit to be delimited, by the number of legislative seats allocated to that country or political unit. The level of deviation above or below the quota will be a factor in determining whether unfairness in the demarcation of the boundary was in play. The shape of the boundaries of the polling districts may impact on their fairness, for example, diamond shaped boundaries, that is to say, that they are not contiguous, may be evidence of unfairness in the boundary construction. The presence of any or all these factors in the delimitation of polling districts’ boundaries is not necessarily proof of intentional gerrymandering. However their presence is an indication that the delimitation process should be carefully examined to detect any evidence of a pattern to manipulate the process.


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This issue was explored in Australia by the High Court in McGinty & Others v The State of Western Australia[2]. In that case the Court was asked to decide whether, in an election for the Legislative Council or the Legislative Assembly for the State of Western Australia, the number of persons eligible to vote for or required to elect a member in one electorate (constituency) should be approximately the same as the number of persons eligible to vote for or required to elect a member in another electorate (constituency). The plaintiffs contended that every legally capable adult was entitled to vote in such an election and that each vote, so far as it was reasonably practicable, should be equal in value.

 

The Court did not agree with the plaintiffs’ argument and found that there was no constitutional requirement for each polling district to have an equal number of electors and that there was no right of each individual elector to participate in the electoral process on an equal basis. According to the cases cited in court in that case, the United States Supreme Court appeared to insist on mathematical equality, while the Courts in Australia and Canada do not. It is useful to note that the questions before the Commission as it examines the issues are not unique. The problems, solutions and experiences of others may provide guidance in finding answers to some of the questions before the Commission.

 

 

14.       Qualified persons

For the purposes of the Commission’s mandate, (subsection (3) of 28B of the Cayman Islands (Constitution) Orders 1972 to 2003), persons are qualified to register, if on the relevant date-

(a)               he is entitled to be registered as an elector under section 25 of the Constitution: or


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(b)               he fulfils all of the following conditions, that is to say-

(i)                 he is a Caymanian;

(ii)        he has attained the age of eighteen years;

(iii)       he is resident in the Cayman Islands; and

(iv)       he has been resident in the Cayman Islands for a period or periods amounting to not less than two years out of four years immediately preceding the relevant date; and

(c)        he is not disqualified for registration as an elector by virtue of section 26 of the Constitution.

For the purposes of the foregoing provisions, the following applies:

(a)               “the relevant date” is the date on which the Commission is appointed by the Governor under section 28A of this Constitution;

(b)               Caymanian” means a person who possesses Caymanian status and British overseas territories citizenship or British citizenship by virtue of a connection with the Cayman Islands;

(c)               any period of absence for any of the purposes specified in section 18(3) of this Constitution shall be disregarded in determining whether a person is or has been resident in the Cayman Islands.

The Commission’s mandate requires it to take account of the registered persons as well as persons who are qualified but remain unregistered.  The precise number of persons who fall within the latter category is unknown, but the Commission has been told that there could be as many as between 2000 and 3000 unregistered persons who are qualified to register. If indeed the figure were in the region of 3000, it would mean that more than a quarter of the estimated qualified persons remained unregistered. The Supervisor of Elections, Mr Gomez, informed the Commission that the Elections Office had carried out extensive voter education programmes from time to time designed to attract young qualified persons to register, but the results of such programmes were of limited impact. The inability of the Elections Office to attract qualified persons to register has resulted in the list of electors trailing a downward spiral since 2000, because there has been greater numbers of deceased persons removed from the list of electors than persons being added

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to it. The situation has caused the Supervisor to consider the possibility of recommending the introduction of compulsory registration.

 

The Commission made appeals in the media and at public meetings to the qualified persons to register. The high levels of unregistered qualified persons posed one of the main constraints on the Commission’s work. In order to minimise the effects of the unusually high number of estimated qualified persons, the Commission used the latest official List of Electors and the most reliable data available on the movement of registered persons.

 

 

15.       Single Member Constituencies

The Commission’s mandate requires it to divide the Cayman Islands into seventeen electoral constituencies, each of which will elect a member of the Legislative Assembly. This issue was clearly a controversial one at the public meetings held by the Commission. It appeared to cause unease to some who attended the public meetings of the Commission in Cayman Brac and West Bay, while George Town, North Side and East End were supportive of the single member constituencies; Bodden Town audience had mixed views on the issue. The former Chairman of the Constitutional Review Commission told this Commission that the “one man one vote” issue was the most frequent one raised with his Commission, which felt that the best way of giving effect to that aspiration was the single member constituency system, and hence that Commission recommended that system.

 

The single member constituency is a tried and tested electoral system, which is used by successful mature and emerging democracies alike. Small and large States and territories use it. Single member constituencies work best where there are inbuilt checks and balances in the system to prevent the incidence of gerrymandering the boundaries of constituencies. By way of examples, the Commission will cite a few formulae to deter the creation of unfair electoral boundaries. The Malaysian Constitution requires that the Election Commission review from time to time the division of the Federation and the States into constituencies. In undertaking any such review, the

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Commission is required to apply certain principles including the stipulation that the number of electors within each constituency in a State ought to be approximately equal except that, having regard to the greater difficulty of reaching electors in the country districts and the other disadvantages facing rural constituencies, a measure of consideration in respect of size of area ought to be given to such constituencies. Other principles to be observed include the avoidance of constituency boundaries, which crossed Federal or State boundaries. Regard was to be had to the inconveniences attendant on alterations of constituencies and to the maintenance of local ties.[3]

 

The Zambian Constitution provides for a temporary commission to review the boundaries of constituencies. The boundaries of each constituency shall be such that the number of inhabitants thereof is nearly equal to the quota as is reasonably practicable. The number of inhabitants of a constituency could be greater or less than the population quota[4] in order to take account of means of communications, geographical features and the difference between urban and rural areas in respect of density of population.[5]

 

In the case of Malta, an alteration of the boundaries of any electoral division has to be done in such a manner that the number of members to be returned to the House of Representatives for each division is as equal to the electoral quota as is reasonably practicable. However, the size of the electorate in any division cannot be greater or less than five per cent of the electoral quota, the deviation here is allowed for geographical and population factors. The phrase “electorate quota” means the number obtained by dividing the total electorate of Malta by the total number of members to be returned to the House of Representatives.[6]

 

 

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The Jamaican formula provides that the boundary of a constituency must not cross the boundary of a parish (an administrative unit) and at least two constituencies should be in each parish. Taking account of these two stipulations, the formula states that the boundaries of each constituency should be such that the number of the electorate thereof is as nearly equal to the electorate quota as is reasonably practicable. However the electorate of a constituency can be greater or less than the electorate quota in order to take account of varying physical features and transportation facilities, as well as the difference between urban and rural areas in respect of the density of population. The deviation allowed for these reasons should not exceed the electorate quota by more than fifty per cent or be less than sixty-six and two-thirds per cent of the quota. The “electorate quota” means the number obtained by dividing the total of the electorate of all the constituencies by the number of constituencies into which the country is to be divided.

 

 

16.       Delimitation system

The Commission has delimited seventeen constituencies in the Cayman Islands in accordance with its mandate. While constructing the constituency boundaries, the Commission, accompanied by the Chief Surveyor, Mr Grant Vincent, the Support Services Manager of the Elections Office, Mr. Rupert McCoy, and Ms. Janet Dixon, Geographic Information System Technician and Secretary to the Commission, traversed the respective proposed boundaries for a visual inspection in order to refine each boundary line, so that they could be clearly identified. The refinement enabled the Commission to take account of geographical limits of ongoing housing developments and to avoid boundary lines running through the middle of houses. The Commission took account of electoral district boundaries, traditional boundaries in localities and housing development limits, where desirable. It also had regard to natural boundaries, such as roads, canals and the seacoast. In some cases, the Commission took account of sub-division of land in development areas.

 

In its mandate the Commission was directed to ensure that “Cayman Brac and Little Cayman (between these two islands) return at least two members to

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the Assembly”, whilst at the same time taking into account the various factors mentioned in Subsection 28B of the Constitution. In light of the fact that the Commission was directed to take account of natural boundaries within the Cayman Islands and have regard to existing electoral districts the Commission was of the view that East End and North Side also deserved special consideration, despite their lower number of electors, as these two electoral districts had in fact been operating essentially as single member constituencies for some time and were distinct communities. Accordingly no changes have been recommended for these two constituencies except for minor adjustments to the North Side / East End boundary. The Commission then looked at the remainder of Grand Cayman from West Bay to Bodden Town and sought to achieve parity in electors whilst at the same time making an effort to honour traditional electoral boundaries as well as boundaries within districts. A special effort was made to keep traditional districts intact wherever possible.

 

However, relative parity of registered persons was always in the contemplation of the Commission, in accordance with the mandate and in order to accommodate new additions to the register of voters and registered persons who change address to new constituencies.

 

The Commission assigned names to each of the seventeen constituencies as follows:

West Bay Northwest, West Bay Central, West Bay East, West Bay South, George Town North, George Town Central, George Town West, George Town South, George Town East, Prospect, Savannah/Newlands, Bodden Town West, Bodden Town East, North Side, East End, Cayman Brac East, and Cayman Brac West and Little Cayman.


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17.       Recommendations

The Commission has carefully considered the public responses observed at public meetings, the public submissions, the presentations before it, the distribution of registered voters and its field visits to the boundaries of prospective constituencies and recommends:

That the 17 constituencies into which the Cayman Islands should be divided are as set out in the Schedule hereto.

 

The specification and coordinates of each constituency are set out in the Schedule hereto, the chart showing the 17 constituencies of the Cayman Islands is attached as Appendix 1, and the charts showing the boundaries of each constituency are in Appendix 2.

 

 

18.       Acknowledgements

The Commission wishes to record its appreciation for the assistance rendered to it by the Elections Office and the Lands and Survey Department, and their staff. The Commission acknowledges the assistance of persons, who appeared before the Commission. It wishes to thank the District Commissioner, Mr. Kenny Ryan and the Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Ernie Scott of Cayman Brac for their contribution to the Commission’s work. The Commission further acknowledges the contribution of those members of the public who took the time to make submissions and to attend the public meetings in the electoral districts.

 

The Commission wishes to acknowledge the contribution to its work by Mr. Rupert McCoy of the Elections Office, Mr Colford Scott, Deputy Supervisor of Elections, Mr Telford Miller, Logistics Officer of the Elections Office, Mr Grant Vincent, Chief Surveyor, and Mr Garry Green, Programmer Analyst, of the Lands and Survey Department. Finally, the Commission wishes to thank Ms Janet Dixon, Secretary of the Commission, for her commitment and dedication to the exercise and her ability to assist with the making of charts for the Commission’s consideration, as well as identify roads and new subdivisions.

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Carl W. Dundas, Chairman

 

 

 

 

Eddinton M. Powell, Member

 

 

 

 

Adriannie E. Webb, Member

 

 


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Schedule
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Electoral Constituency

Extent

 

SCHEDULE 

 

Electoral Constituency Boundaries - written specifications

 

 

 

NOTE: All co-ordinate grid references are related to the Lands & Survey defined national mapping grid. All boundaries along roads and watercourses are along the centreline of the feature. All other boundaries are to existing parcel boundaries as at August 2003 with junction points identified within the national grid coordinate system for The Cayman Islands. (Accuracy of coordinates to +/- 2 ft)

 

Electoral Constituency

Extent

 

 

West Bay Northwest

 

All that area of Grand Cayman which lies to the left and within the area defined by a boundary line having a starting point near Astro Close on the shoreline at 7026741 ft N, 1498249 ft E; to a point 7026813 ft N, 1498231 ft E; to a point 7026811 ft N, 1498223 ft E; thence north following the centreline of Astro Close to a point 7026979 ft N, 1498236 ft E; thence to a point 7026989 ft N, 1498224 ft E; thence to a point 7027059 ft N, 1498227 ft E, being the centre road junction with North West Point Road; thence west along North West Point Road to a point at the junction with Watercourse Road at 7027055 ft N, 1498146 ft E; thence north along  Watercourse Road until the junction with Boatswain Bay Road at 7031469 ft N, 1498080 ft E; thence east along Boatswain Bay Road to its junction with King Road at 7032447 ft N, 1499869 ft E and onwards to its junction with Fountain Road and Finch Drive at point 7032274 ft N, 1500288 ft E; then along Finch Drive to a point at the junction with Birch Tree Hill Road at  7031776 ft N, 1502475 ft E; thence northeast along Birch Tree Hill Road to a point with its junction with Banker’s Road at point 7032991 ft N, 1503092 ft E; thence east along Banker’s Road & Jade Drive to the junction with Captain Reginald Parsons Drive at point 7032465 ft N, 1505501 ft E; thence north along Captain Reginald Parsons Drive to its junction with Conch Point Road at point 7035246 ft N, 1505323 ft E; thence to a point on the southern-western boundary of Conch Pointe Beach Resort at 7035255 ft N, 1505281 ft E;

 

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Electoral Constituency

Extent

 

 

 

thence north to the seaward northwest extent of Conch Pointe Beach Resort at point 7035621 ft N, 1505185 ft E; and thence west returning along the Mean High Water Mark back to the boundary definition starting point on the shoreline near Astro Close at 7026741 ft N, 1498249 ft E.

 

West Bay Central

All that area of Grand Cayman which lies to the right and within the area defined by a boundary line having a starting point near Astro Close on the shoreline at 7026741 ft N, 1 498 249 ft E; to a point 7026813 ft N, 1498231 ft E; to a point 7026811 ft N, 1498223 ft E; thence north following the centreline of Astro Close to a point 7026979 ft N, 1498236 ft E; thence to a point 7026989 ft N, 1498224 ft E; thence to a point 7027059 ft N, 1498227 ft E, being the centre road junction with North West Point Road; thence west along North West Point Road to a point at the junction with Watercourse Road at 7027055 ft N, 1498146 ft E; thence north along  Watercourse Road until the junction with Boatswain Bay Road at 7031469 ft N, 1498080 ft E; thence east  along Boatswain Bay Road to its junction with King Road at 7032447 ft N, 1499869 ft E and onwards to its junction with Fountain Road and Finch Drive at point 7032274 ft N, 1500288 ft E; then east along Finch Drive to a point at the junction with Birch Tree Hill Road at  7031776 ft N, 1502475 ft E; thence south along Birch Tree Hill Road to the junction of Stadium Drive at a point 7030359 ft N, 1502258 ft E; thence south along Stadium Drive to the junction with Reverend Blackman Road and Powell Smith Road at point 7029159 ft N, 1502169 ft E; thence west along Reverend Blackman Road to the junction with Hell Road and Town Hall Road at point 7029686 ft N, 1500904 ft E; thence south along Town Hall Road to its junction with North West Point Road at point 7026720 ft N, 1501096 ft E; thence to the northwest boundary of  No. #99 Town Hall Road at point 7026689 ft N, 1501104 ft E; thence south along the parcel boundary to a point on the shore being the southwest corner of the parcel at 7026529 ft N, 1501054 ft E; thence west returning along the Mean High Water to the boundary definition starting point near Astro Close on the shoreline at 7026741 ft N, 1498249 ft E.

 

 

 

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West Bay East

All that area of Grand Cayman which lies to the right and within the area defined by a boundary line having a starting point at the shoreline and centre point of the Batabano Government Jetty at 7028916 ft N, 1508827 ft E; thence west along Batabano Road through to its junction with Willie Farrington Drive at 7029027 ft N, 1504241 ft E; thence west along West Church Street to its junction with Garston Smith Drive at point 7028972 ft N, 1503365 ft E; thence northwest along Garston Smith Drive to its junction with Stadium Drive at point 7029796 ft N, 1502320 ft E; thence north along Stadium Drive through to its junction with Birch Tree Hill Road at point 7030359 ft N, 1502258 ft E; thence north along Birch Tree Hill Road to its junction with Finch Drive at point   7031776 ft N, 1502475 ft E; thence northeast along Birch Tree Hill Road to a point with its junction with Banker’s Road at 7032991 ft N, 1503092 ft E; thence east along Banker’s Road & Jade Drive to the junction with Captain Reginald Parsons Drive at point 7032465 ft N, 1505501 ft E; thence north along Captain Reginald Parsons Drive to its junction with Conch Point Road at point 7035246 ft N, 1505323 ft E; thence to a point on the southern-western boundary of Conch Pointe Beach Resort at 7035255 ft N, 1505281 ft E; thence north to the seaward northwest extent of Conch Pointe Beach Resort at point 7035621 ft N, 1505185 ft E; and thence eastwards returning along the Mean High Water Mark back to the boundary definition starting point at the shoreline and centre point of the Batabano Government Jetty at 7028916 ft N, 1508827 ft E.

 

 

 

West Bay South

All that area of Grand Cayman which lies to the left and within the area defined by a boundary line having a starting point at the shoreline and centre point of the Batabano Government Jetty at 7028916 ft N, 1508827 ft E; thence west along Batabano Road through to its junction with Willie Farrington Drive at 7029027 ft N, 1504241 ft E; thence west along West Church Street to its junction with Garston Smith Drive at point 7028972 ft N, 1503365 ft E; thence northwest along Garston Smith Drive to its junction with Stadium Drive at point 7029796 ft N, 1502320 ft E; thence south along

 

 

 

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Stadium Drive to the junction with Reverend Blackman Road and Powell Smith Road at point 7029159 ft N, 1502169 ft E; thence west along Reverend Blackman Road to the junction with Hell Road and Town Hall Road at point 7029686 ft N, 1500904 ft E; thence south along Town Hall Road to its junction with North West Point Road at point 7026720 ft N, 1501096 ft E; thence south to the northwest boundary of No. #99 Town Hall Road at point 7026689 ft N, 1501104 ft E; thence south along the parcel boundary to a point on the shore being the southwest corner of the parcel at 7026529 ft N, 1501054 ft E; thence southeast along the Mean High Water mark of Seven Mile Beach to a point 7014480 ft N, 1508600 ft E, this being the south-western boundary of Villas of the Galleon; thence east following the southern boundary of the Villas of the Galleon to its southeast parcel corner at 7014397 ft N, 1509027 ft E; thence east to the centre of West Bay Road at point 7014393 ft N, 1509055 ft E; thence north along West Bay Road to its junction with the central reservation of Safehaven Drive at 7014633 ft N, 1509053 ft E; thence east along the central reservation of Safehaven Drive through to a point 7014693 ft N, 1510972 ft E; thence northeast along Safehaven Drive to a point 7015016 ft N, 1511463 ft E; thence east to centreline of edge of canal at point 7014994 ft N, 1551505 ft E; thence east along centreline of canal at Safehaven to a point at its eastern seaward boundary at 7014855 ft N, 1515094 ft E; thence north returning along the Mean High Water mark to the definition starting point at the shoreline and centre point of the Batabano Government Jetty at 7028916 ft N, 1508827 ft E.

 

 

George Town North

All that area of Grand Cayman which lies to the right and within the area defined by a boundary line having a starting point at the shoreline at 7014480 ft N, 1508600 ft E, this being the south-western boundary of Villas of the Galleon; thence east following the southern boundary of the Villas of the Galleon to its southeast parcel corner at 7014397 ft N, 1509027 ft E; thence east to the centre of West Bay Road at point 7014393 ft N, 1509055 ft E; thence north along West Bay Road to its junction with the central reservation of Safehaven

 

 

 

 

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Drive at 7014633 ft N, 1509053 ft E; thence east along the central reservation of Safehaven Drive through to a point 7014693 ft N, 1510972 ft E; thence northeast along Safehaven Drive to a point 7015016 ft N, 1511463 ft E; thence east to centreline of edge of canal at point 7014994 ft N, 1551505 ft E; thence east along centreline of canal at Safehaven to a point at its eastern seaward boundary at 7014855 ft N, 1515094 ft E; thence south along the Mean High Water mark and edge of mangrove to the shoreline end and centre point of the North Sound Road Jetty, at 7002219 ft N, 1516324 ft E; thence southwest along North Sound Road to its junction with Esterley Tibbetts Highway and Godfrey Nixon Way roundabout interchange passing through points, 7000733 ft N, 1512287 ft E; 7000738 ft N, 1512202 ft E; 7000757 ft N, 1512083 ft E; 7000805 ft N, 1511862 ft E; 7000924 ft N, 1511809 ft E and 7001005 ft N, 1511731 ft E being Godfrey Nixon Way and thence in a westerly direction along Godfrey Nixon Way until its junction with Eastern Avenue at 7002082 ft N, 1510519 ft E; thence southeast along Eastern Avenue to its junction with School Road at 7000615 ft N, 1510700 ft E; thence west along School Road to the junction with Rock Hole Road at 7000564 ft N, 1508802 ft E; thence southwest along Rock Hole Road to its junction with Mary Street at 7000439 ft N, 1508644 ft E; thence west along Mary Street to its junction with North Church Street at 7000458 ft N, 1508462 ft E; thence south along North Church Street to a point in the road at 7000353 ft N, 1508444 ft E; thence west to the southeast corner of the parcel containing the Watler Building at 7000357 ft N, 1508423 ft E; thence west along the southern boundary of the same parcel to the Mean High Water Mark at 7000370 ft N, 1508331 ft E; thence north following the Mean High Water mark coastline of Seven Mile Beach returning to the boundary definition starting point at the shoreline at 7014480 ft N, 1508600 ft E, this being the south-western boundary of Villas of the Galleon.

 

 

George Town Central

All that area of Grand Cayman which lies to the left and within the area defined by a boundary line having a starting point at the shoreline end and centre point of

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the North Sound Road Jetty, at 7002219 ft N, 1516324 ft E; thence southwest along North Sound Road to its junction with Esterley Tibbetts Highway and Godfrey Nixon Way roundabout interchange, passing through points: 7000733 ft N, 1512287 ft E; 7000738 ft N, 1512202 ft E; 7000757 ft N, 1512083 ft E; 7000805 ft N, 1511862 ft E; 7000924 ft N, 1511809 ft E and 7001005 ft N, 1511731 ft E the latter being Godfrey Nixon Way and thence in a westerly direction along Godfrey Nixon Way until its junction with Eastern Avenue at 7002082 ft N, 1510519 ft E; thence southeast along Eastern Avenue to its junction with School Road at 7000615 ft N, 1510700 ft E; thence west along School Road to the junction with Rock Hole Road at 7000564 ft N, 1508802 ft E; thence southwest along Rock Hole Road to its junction with Mary Street at 7000439 ft N, 1508644 ft E; thence west along Mary Street to its junction with North Church Street at 7000458 ft N, 1508462 ft E; thence south along North Church Street to a point in the road at 7000353 ft N, 1508444 ft E; thence west to the southeast corner of the parcel containing the Watler Building at 7000357 ft N, 1508423 ft E; thence west along the southern boundary of the same parcel to the Mean High Water Mark at 7000370 ft N, 1508331 ft E; thence south following the Mean High Water mark coastline to a point in Hog Sty Bay at 6999033 ft N, 1508129 ft E; thence southeast to the junction of South Church Street and Shedden Road at a point 6999004 ft N, 1508194 ft E; thence east along Shedden Road to its junction with Elgin Avenue at 6999042 ft N, 1508634 ft E; thence south along Elgin Avenue to the interchange with Thomas Russell Way and Huldah Avenue passing through points: 6997964 ft N, 1511010 ft E; 6997763 ft N, 1511206 ft E; 6997719 ft N, 1511232 ft E; and 6997441 ft N, 1511310 ft E, the latter being Huldah Avenue; thence south along Huldah Avenue to its junction of with Smith Road & Bobby Thompson Way at 6996584 ft N, 1511536 ft E; thence east along Smith Road to its junction with Crewe Road at 6996845 ft N, 1512588 ft E; thence east along Crewe Road to its junction with Tropical Gardens Road at 6996356 ft N, 1519046 ft E; thence northeast along Tropical Gardens Road to a point 6997574 ft N, 1520719 ft E, being the

 

 

 

 

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intersection of the centreline of Tropical Gardens Road and a parcel boundary; thence in a northeast direction along the parcel boundary to the Mean High Water mark on the shore at North Sound at 6998418 ft N, 1521205 ft E; thence north following the Mean High Water mark returning to the boundary definition starting point at the shoreline end and centre point of the North Sound Road Jetty, at 7002219 ft N, 1516324 ft E.

 

 

George Town West

All that area of Grand Cayman which lies to the right and within the area defined by a boundary line having a starting point at the shoreline Mean High Water mark in Hog Sty Bay at 6999033 ft N, 1508129 ft E; thence southeast to the junction of South Church Street and Shedden Road at a point 6999004 ft N, 1508194 ft E; thence east along Shedden Road to its junction with Elgin Avenue at 6999042 ft N, 1508634 ft E; thence south along Elgin Avenue to the interchange with Thomas Russell Way and Huldah Avenue passing through points: 6997964 ft N, 1511010 ft E; 6997763 ft N, 1511206 ft E; 6997719 ft N, 1511232 ft E; and 6997441 ft N, 1511310 ft E, the latter being Huldah Avenue; thence south along Huldah Avenue to its junction with Smith Road & Bobby Thompson Way at 6996584 ft N, 1511536 ft E; thence south along Bobby Thompson Way to the junction with Linford Pierson Highway at point 6995047 ft N, 1511569 ft E, thence west along the proposed new road to the schools area, passing through 6994817 ft N, 1510905 ft E, to a point on Outpost Street at 6994522 ft N, 1510006 ft E, just north of house Number # 25 (excluded from this boundary definition); thence north along Outpost Street to its junction with Border Drive at 6994697 ft N, 1509992 ft E; thence west along Border Drive to its junction with Oak Mill Street at 6994695 ft N, 1509757 ft E; thence north and west along Oak Mill Street to its junction with Anthony Drive at 6995921 ft N, 1508749 ft E; thence south and west along Anthony Drive to its junction with Williams Drive at 6995620 ft N, 1507930 ft E; thence west along Williams Drive to its junction with Mango Turn at 6995721 ft N, 1507483 ft E; thence south along Mango Turn to its junction with Apollo Link and Windsor Park Road at 6995453 ft N, 1507373 ft E;

 

 

 

 

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thence west along Windsor Park Road to its junction with Walkers Road at 6995729 ft N, 1506866 ft E; thence south along Walkers Road to its junction with Denham Thompson Way at 6993368 ft N, 1506704 ft E; thence west along Denham Thompson Way to its junction with South Church Street at 6993720 ft N, 1505145 ft E; thence west to the road boundary and parcel boundary of Block 7C Parcel 10 at point 6993720 ft N, 1505120 ft E; thence south along the road parcel boundary to the south east corner of Block 7C Parcel 10 at 6993692 ft N, 1505124 ft E; thence along the southern boundary of Block 7C Parcel 10 to its seaward limit with Mean High Water mark at 6993601 ft N, 1504728 ft E; thence north following the Mean High Water mark returning to the boundary definition starting point at the shoreline in Hog Sty Bay at 6999033 ft N, 1508129 ft E.

 

 

George Town South

All that area of Grand Cayman which lies to the left and within the area defined by a boundary line having a starting point at the shoreline Mean High Water mark at 6989689 ft N, 1511083 ft E, being also the boundary division between No2 # 402 (included) and 424 (excluded) South Sound Road; thence north to the north east corner of parcel containing house number 402 South Sound Road at point 6989883 ft N, 1510998 ft E; thence north across South Sound Road to the parcel division between house numbers # 409 South Sound Road and #9 The Avenue at point 6989933 ft N, 1510983 ft E; thence north along the eastern parcel boundaries of houses adjoining The Avenue, to a point 6991043 ft N, 1510606 ft E; thence northeast along the northern extent of the parcel boundaries of houses adjoining The Avenue,  to  points 6991197 ft N, 1510884 ft E; and 6991160 ft N, 15110189 ft E; thence east along a parcel boundary to a point 6991168 ft N, 1511055 ft E, being the southern parcel boundary to properties adjoining Richmond Court; thence northwest along the same parcel boundary to Fairbanks Road at a point 6992528 ft N, 1510232 ft E; thence west along Fairbanks Road to its junction with Outpost Street at 6992450 ft N, 1509874 ft E; thence north along Outpost Street to its junction with Border Drive at 6994697 ft N,

 

 

 

 

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1509992 ft E; thence west along Border Drive to its junction with Oak Mill Street at 6994695 ft N, 1509757 ft E; thence north and west along Oak Mill Street to its junction with Anthony Drive at 6995921 ft N, 1508749 ft E; thence south and west along Anthony Drive to its junction with Williams Drive at 6995620 ft N, 1507930 ft E; thence west along Williams Drive to its junction with Mango Turn at 6995721 ft N, 1507483 ft E; thence south along Mango Turn to its junction with Apollo Link and Windsor Park Road at 6995453 ft N, 1507373 ft E; thence west along Windsor Park Road to its junction with Walkers Road at 6995729 ft N, 1506866 ft E; thence south along Walkers Road to its junction with Denham Thompson Way at 6993368 ft N, 1506704 ft E; thence west along Denham Thompson Way to its junction with South Church Street at 6993720 ft N, 1505145 ft E; thence west to the road boundary and parcel boundary of Block 7C Parcel 10 at point 6993720 ft N, 1505120 ft E; thence south along the road parcel boundary to the south east corner of Block 7C Parcel 10 at 6993692 ft N, 1505124 ft E; thence along the southern boundary of Block 7C Parcel 10 to its seaward limit with Mean High Water mark at 6993601 ft N, 1504728 ft E; thence south following the Mean High Water mark returning to the boundary definition starting point at the shoreline Mean High Water mark at 6989689 ft N, 1511083 ft E.

 

 

George Town East

All that area of Grand Cayman which lies to the right and within the area defined by a boundary line having a starting point at the shoreline Mean High Water mark at   6989689 ft N, 1511083 ft E, being also the boundary division between house number # 402 (excluded) and 424 (included) South Sound Road; thence north to the northwest corner of parcel containing house number 424 South Sound Road at point 6989883 ft N, 1510998 ft E; thence north across South Sound Road to the parcel boundary between house numbers # 409 South Sound Road and # 9 The Avenue, at point 6989933 ft N, 1510983 ft E; thence north along the eastern parcel boundaries of houses adjoining The Avenue, to a point 6991043 ft N, 1510606 ft E; thence northeast along the northern extent of the parcel boundaries of houses

 

 

 

 

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adjoining The Avenue, to points 6991197 ft N, 1510884 ft E; and 6991160 ft N, 15110189 ft E; thence east along a parcel boundary to a point 6991168 ft N, 1511055 ft E, being the southwest parcel boundary to properties adjoining Richmond Court; thence northwest along the same parcel boundary to Fairbanks Road at a point 6992528 ft N, 1510232 ft E; thence west along Fairbanks Road to its junction with Outpost Street at 6992450 ft N, 1509874 ft E; thence north along Outpost Street to a point on Outpost Street at 6994522 ft N, 1510006 ft E, just north of house number # 25 (included in this boundary definition); thence east along the proposed new road from the schools area, passing through 6994817 ft N, 1510905 ft E, thence northeast to the junction with Linford Pierson Highway and & Bobby Thompson Way at point 6995047 ft N, 1511569 ft E, thence north along Bobby Thompson Way to the cross-roads junction with Smith Road, Huldah Avenue & Bobby Thompson Way at 6996584 ft N, 1511536 ft E; thence east along Smith Road to its junction with Crewe Road at 6996845 ft N, 1512588 ft E; thence east along Crewe Road to its junction with Tropical Gardens Road at 6996356 ft N, 1519046 ft E; thence northeast along Tropical Gardens Road to a point 6997574 ft N, 1520719 ft E, being the intersection of the centreline of Tropical Gardens Road and a parcel boundary; thence in a northeast direction along the parcel boundary to the Mean High Water mark on the shoreline at North Sound at 6998418 ft N, 1521205 ft E; thence northeast  following the Mean High Water mark and parcel boundaries adjoining North Sound to a point near Omega Gardens which is the centre of the canal at 6999173 ft N, 152560 ft E; thence west and south along the centreline of the canal system through points : 6999037 ft N, 1524917 ft E; 6997624 ft N, 1524951 ft E; 6996793 ft N, 1525140 ft E; 6995573 ft N, 1524476 ft E; 6995551 ft N, 1524170 ft E; thence to the northwest corner of Block 22D Parcel 243 at 6995478 ft N, 1524165 ft E; thence south and west along the same parcel boundary passing through points 6995371 ft N, 1524174 ft E; and 6995213 ft N, 1523543 ft E; thence southeast along same parcel boundary to a point 6994647 ft N; 1524020 ft E; thence southwest following the western boundary of the

 

 

 

 

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schools through points 6994013 ft N, 1523254 ft E; 6993960 ft N, 1523190 ft E; 6993722 ft N, 1523170 ft E; and 6993589 ft N, 1523096 ft E; thence southwest to the centreline of Shamrock Road at 6993568 ft N, 1523050 ft E; thence northwest along Shamrock Road to its junction with Prospect Point Road at 6993837 ft N, 1522259 ft E; thence south to the northeast corner of 136 Shamrock Road (included) at 6993802 ft N, 1522262 ft E; thence south along the eastern boundary of the same parcel to its south-western corner being on the shoreline Mean High Water mark at 6993585 ft N, 1522178 ft E; thence west following the Mean High Water mark returning to the boundary definition starting point at the shoreline Mean High Water mark at   6989689 ft N, 1511083 ft E.

 

 

Prospect

All that area of Grand Cayman which lies to the left and within the area defined by a boundary line having a starting point at the shoreline Mean High Water mark being a point near Omega Gardens which is the centre of the canal at 6999173 ft N, 152560 ft E; thence west and south along the centreline of the canal system through points: 6999037 ft N, 1524917 ft E; 6997624 ft N, 1524951 ft E; 6996793 ft N, 1525140 ft E; 6995573 ft N, 1524476 ft E; 6995551 ft N, 1524170 ft E; thence to the northwest corner of Block 22D Parcel 243 at 6995478 ft N, 1524165 ft E; thence south and west along the same parcel boundary passing through points 6995371 ft N, 1524174 ft E; and 6995213 ft N, 1523543 ft E; thence southwest along same parcel boundary to a point 6994647 ft N; 1524020 ft E; thence southwest following the western boundary of the schools through points 6994013 ft N, 1523254 ft E; 6993960 ft N, 1523190 ft E; 6993722 ft N, 1523170 ft E; and 6993589 ft N, 1523096 ft E; thence southwest to the centreline of Shamrock Road at 6993568 ft N, 1523050 ft E; thence northwest along Shamrock Road to its junction with Prospect Point Road at 6993837 ft N, 1522259 ft E; thence south to the northeast corner of 136 Shamrock Road (included) at 6993802 ft N, 1522262 ft E; thence south along the eastern boundary of the same parcel to its south-western corner being on the shoreline Mean High Water mark at 6993585 ft N,

 

 

 

 

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1522178 ft E; thence east following the Mean High Water mark to a point being the southwest corner of the parcel containing the  property 74 Coralstone Way at 6990786 ft N, 1533323 ft E (excluded); thence north along the western property parcel boundaries of Coralstone Way to a point on Shamrock Road at 6991709 ft N, 1533312 ft E; thence southwest along Shamrock Road to its junction with Spotts Newlands Road 6991672 ft N, 1533190 ft E; thence north along Spotts Newlands Road to its cross-road junction with Raven Avenue, Mockingbird Crescent and Chime Street at  6993368 ft N, 1532819 ft E; thence continuing north along Chime Street to a junction with an unmade road at 6994574 ft N, 1532892 ft E; thence north along the western boundary of parcel Block 27E Parcel 5 to a point at 6995482 ft N, 1532861 ft E; thence east along the northern boundary of the same parcel to a point at 6995534 ft N, 1533154 ft E; thence along the northern boundary of Block 27E Parcel 6 to a point 6995911 ft N, 1533965 ft E; thence along the western boundary of Elderberry Drive & Candlewood Drive estates; thence northwest along the western boundary of parcels, Block 27E Parcel 80 and Block 27B Parcel 11, passing through points: 6996277 ft N, 1533724 ft E, 6996828 ft N, 1533524 ft E; and 6999541 ft N, 1532192 ft E; thence northeast along unmade dyke access road to a point on the western parcel boundary of Block 27B Parcel 8 at 7000227 ft N, 1533190 ft E; thence northwest to end of sea inlet at 7000600 ft N, 1533025 ft E; thence along the same inlet to the shoreline Mean High Water mark at 7001251 ft N, 1533346 ft E; thence west following the Mean High Water mark returning to the boundary definition starting point at the shoreline Mean High Water mark being a point near Omega Gardens which is the centre of the canal at 6999173 ft N, 152560 ft E.

 

 

Savannah/Newlands

All that area of Grand Cayman which lies to the right and within the area defined by a boundary line having a starting point at the shoreline Mean High Water mark at a point being the southwest corner of the parcel containing the property 74 Coralstone Way at 6990786 ft N, 1533323 ft E (included); thence north along the

 

 

 

 

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western property parcel boundaries of Coralstone Way to a point on Shamrock Road at 6991709 ft N, 1533312 ft E; thence southwest along Shamrock Road to its junction with Spotts Newlands Road 6991672 ft N, 1533190 ft E; thence north along Spotts Newlands Road to its cross-road junction with Raven Avenue, Mockingbird Crescent and Chime Street at  6993368 ft N, 1532819 ft E; thence continuing north along Chime Street to a junction with an unmade road at 6994574 ft N, 1532892 ft E; thence north along the western boundary of parcel Block 27E Parcel 5 to a point at 6995482 ft N, 1532861 ft E; thence east along the northern boundary of the same parcel to a point at 6995534 ft N, 1533154 ft E; thence along the northern boundary of Block 27E Parcel 6 to a point 6995911 ft N, 1533965 ft E; thence along the western boundary of Elderberry Drive & Candlewood Drive estates; thence northwest along the western boundary of parcels, Block 27E Parcel 80 and  Block 27B Parcel 11, passing through points: 6996277 ft N, 1533724 ft E; 6996828 ft N, 1533524 ft E; and 6999541 ft N, 1532192 ft E; thence northeast along unmade dyke access road to a point on the western parcel boundary of Block 27B Parcel 8 at 7000227 ft N, 1533190 ft E; thence northwest to end of coastal inlet at 7000600 ft N, 1533025 ft E; thence along the same inlet to the shoreline Mean High Water mark at 7001251 ft N, 1533346 ft E; thence east along the southern shoreline Mean High Water mark of Duck Pond Bight and North Sound Estates to a coastal inlet at a point 7002514 ft N, 1538787 ft E; thence south along the inlet to 7000572 ft N, 1538550 ft E; thence south to junction of dyke roads at 7000273 ft N, 1538478ft E; thence east along dyke road to its coincidence with the eastern boundary of Block 31A Parcel 27 at a point 7000340 ft N, 1538911 ft E; thence south along same parcel boundary to a point 6997015 ft N, 1538623 ft E, being the south-western boundary of Block 31A Parcel 28; thence east along the southern boundary of the same parcel to a point 6997043 ft N, 1538960 ft E; thence south continuing along eastern boundary of Block 31A Parcel 27 to a point at its south-eastern limit at 6995956 ft N, 1538978 ft E; thence northeast to the north corner of Block  31A Parcel 18 at point 6996044

 

 

 

 

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ft N, 1538717 ft E; thence southwest along parcel boundaries to a point 6995513 ft N, 1538311 ft E, being the western extent of Block 32B Parcel 183; thence southeast  along the western boundary of the same parcel which is also the eastern boundary of properties in Lancelot Drive to a point on Shamrock Road at 6922771 ft N, 1539610 ft E; thence  southeast along the south-western boundary of 14 Daniels Drive same western boundaries of properties in Daniels Drive and Lottery Road passing through points 6992277 ft N, 1540022 ft E and 6990882 ft N, 1539491 ft E; thence east to a point 6990643 ft N, 1540250 ft E on the boundary of Block 32E Parcel 8; thence southwest along same parcel boundary to a point 6989924 ft N, 1539803 ft E; thence southeast to a point on the boundary of Block 32E Parcel 44 at 6989011 ft N; 1540746 ft E; thence southwest along the northeast boundary extent of the quarry workings of Block 32E Parcel 44 to a point 6988619 ft N, 1540310 ft E, also being the north corner of 346 Pedro Castle Road; thence southeast along same property boundary to its eastern corner at 6988469 ft N, 1540578 ft E; thence southwest to the shoreline Mean High Water mark at 6988048 ft N, 1540218 ft E; thence west following the Mean High Water mark returning to the boundary definition starting point at the shoreline Mean High Water mark at a point being the southwest corner of the parcel containing the property 74 Coralstone Way at 6990786 ft N, 1533323 ft E.

 

 

Bodden Town West

All that area of Grand Cayman which lies to the left and within the area defined by a boundary line having a starting point at the southern shoreline Mean High Water mark of Duck Pond Bight at a coastal inlet at a point 7002514 ft N, 1538787 ft E; thence south along the inlet to 7000572 ft N, 1538550 ft E; thence south to junction of dyke roads at 7000273 ft N, 1538478ft E; thence east along dyke road to its coincidence with the eastern boundary of Block 31A Parcel 27 at a point 7000340 ft N, 1538911 ft E; thence south along same parcel boundary to a point 6997015 ft N, 1538623 ft E, being the south-western boundary of Block 31A Parcel 28; thence east along the southern boundary of the

 

 

 

 

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same parcel to a point 6997043 ft N, 1538960 ft E; thence south continuing along eastern boundary of Block 31A Parcel 27 to a point at its south-eastern limit at 6995956 ft N, 1538978 ft E; thence northeast to the north corner of Block  31A Parcel 18 at point 6996044 ft N, 1538717 ft E; thence southwest along parcel boundaries to a point 6995513 ft N, 1538311 ft E, being the western extent of Block 32B Parcel 183; thence southeast  along the western boundary of the same parcel which is also the eastern boundary of properties in Lancelot Drive to a point on Shamrock Road at 6922771 ft N, 1539610 ft E; thence  southeast along the south-western boundary of 14 Daniels Drive at 6992772 ft N, 1539606 ft E; thence southeast along the western boundaries of properties in Daniels Drive and Lottery Road passing through points 6992277 ft N, 1540022 ft E and 6990731 ft N, 1539823 ft E; thence east to a point 6990643 ft N, 1540250 ft E on the western boundary of Block 32E Parcel 8; thence southwest along same parcel boundary to a point 6989924 ft N, 1539803 ft E; thence southeast to a point on the boundary of Block 32E Parcel 44 at 6989011 ft N; 1540746 ft E; thence southwest along the eastern boundary extent of the quarry workings of Block 32E Parcel 44 to a point 6988619 ft N, 1540310 ft E, also being the north corner of 346 Pedro Castle Road; thence southeast along same property boundary to its eastern corner at 6988469 ft N, 1540578 ft E; thence southwest to the shoreline Mean High Water mark at 6988048 ft N, 1540218 ft E; thence east following the shoreline  Mean High Water mark to a point on the shore being the south corner of adjacent properties known as  Block 38D  Parcels 32 & 34 at 6988758 ft N, 1549397 ft E; thence north following a straight but undefined route to a point at the junction of Shamrock Road and Northward Road at 6992486 ft N, 1547773 ft E; thence northeast along parcel boundaries through points: 6992528 ft N, 1547919 ft E; 6992665 ft N, 1548077 ft E; 6992802 ft N, 1548079 ft E; and 6993094 ft N, 1548205 ft E; thence northeast in an undefined straight line to a point 6995665 ft N, 1548768 ft E; thence north along the parcel boundaries passing through points: 6995783 ft N, 1548685 ft E; 6995997 ft N, 1548607 ft E; thence to the road junction of

 

 

 

 

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Northward Road and Sheffield Drive at 6996292 ft N, 1548600 ft E; thence northeast along Northward Road to a point 6997609 ft N, 1549316 ft E; thence northwest in a straight line, undefined to a point on the proposed new road at 6998374 ft N, 1548956 ft E; thence northeast along the alignment of the proposed new road to a point 6999371 ft N, 1550914 ft E; thence east along the same proposed road alignment to a point on the northern extended centre alignment of Lookout Road at point 6999448 ft N, 1551284 ft E; thence northeast to the northwest corner of Block 43A Parcel 43 at 6999718 ft N, 1551226 ft E; thence northeast along the same parcel’s  northern boundary to a point 7000067 ft N, 1551741 ft E; thence  northwest along the eastern and northern boundary of Block 43A Parcel 54 to a point 7000634 ft N, 1550042 ft E,  being also the southwest corner boundary of Block 36A Parcel 8; thence north along the same parcel’s western boundary to a point 7009378 ft N, 1550218, being an extension to the shoreline of Little Sound of the same parcel’s western boundary; thence west following the mangrove shoreline and Mean High Water mark returning to the boundary definition starting point at a coastal inlet to Duck Pond Bight at a point 7002514 ft N, 1538787 ft E.

 

 

Bodden Town East

All that area of Grand Cayman which lies to the right and within the area defined by a boundary line having a starting point at the shoreline Mean High Water mark at point 6988758 ft N, 1549397 ft E, also being the southwest corner of Block 38D Parcel 34; thence north following a straight but undefined route to a point at the junction of Shamrock Road and Northward Road at 6992486 ft N, 1547773 ft E; thence northeast along parcel boundaries through points: 6992528 ft N, 1547919 ft E; 6992665 ft N, 1548077 ft E; 6992802 ft N, 1548079 ft E; and 6993094 ft N, 1548205 ft E; thence northeast in an undefined straight line to a point 6995665 ft N, 1548768 ft E; thence north along the parcel boundaries passing through points: 6995783 ft N, 1548685 ft E; 6995997 ft N, 1548607 ft E; thence to the road junction of Northward Road and Sheffield Drive at 6996292 ft N, 1548600 ft E; thence northeast

 

 

 

 

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along Northward Road to a point 6997609 ft N, 1549316 ft E; thence northwest in a straight line, undefined to a point on the proposed new road at 6998374 ft N, 1548956 ft E; thence northeast along the alignment of the proposed new road to a point 6999371 ft N, 1550914 ft E; thence east along the same proposed road alignment to a point on the northern extended centre alignment of Lookout Road at point 6999448 ft N, 1551284 ft E; thence northeast to the northwest corner of Block 43A Parcel 43 at 6999718 ft N, 1551226 ft E; thence northeast along the same parcel’s  northern boundary to a point 7000067 ft N, 1551741 ft E; thence  northwest along the eastern and northern boundary of Block 43A Parcel 54 to a point 7000634 ft N, 1550042 ft E,  being also the southwest corner boundary of Block 36A Parcel 8; thence north along the same parcel’s western boundary to a point 7009378 ft N, 1550218, being an extension of the same parcel’s western boundary to the shoreline of Little Sound; thence northeast following the mangrove shoreline and Mean High Water mark of Little Sound  through to a point 7014769 ft N, 1550814 ft E being on the eastern boundary of Block 34A Parcel 5; thence undefined in a straight line across the tropical mangrove forest interior, running just north of No #128 Frenchmans Drive (inclusive), to a point on Bodden Town Road near to its junction with Frank Sound Road at 7001281 ft N, 1576965 ft E;  thence east along Bodden Town Road to its junction with Frank Sound Road and Sea View Road at 7001329 ft N, 1577210 ft E; thence to the north west boundary corner of the parcel containing the public Jetty into Frank Sound at 7001310 ft N, 1577219 ft E; thence south along the same parcel western boundary  to the shoreline Mean High Water mark at 7001126 ft N, 1577314 ft E; thence west following the shoreline Mean High Water mark returning to the boundary definition starting point at the shoreline Mean High Water mark at point  6988758 ft N, 1549397 ft E, also being the southwest corner of Block 38D  Parcel 34.

 

 

North Side

All that area of Grand Cayman which lies to the left and within the area defined by a boundary line having a

 

 

 

 

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starting point at the junction of Bodden Town Road, Frank Sound Road and Sea View Road at 7001329 ft N, 1577210 ft E; thence east along Sea View Road to a point 7001437 ft N, 1577496 ft E; thence northeast in an undefined straight line to a point at 7002511 ft N, 1578081 ft E; thence east and north following the boundary of Block 59A Parcel 29 to a point 7003130 ft N, 1578800 ft E; thence east passing through points 7003210 ft N, 1579452 ft E; and 7003347 ft N, 1579817 ft E; thence north to the eastern extremity of a road known as ‘Off the Beaten Path’ (included) at a point 7003646 ft N, 1579873 ft E; thence north passing through points 7003955 ft N, 1579650 ft E and 7004747 ft N, 1579592 ft E, being the southern boundary of the properties in Wrangler Road; thence east to a point 7004761 ft N, 1579780 ft E; thence southeast and north following the boundary of Block 59A Parcel 92 to a point 7004788 ft N, 1582022 ft E; thence north following the boundary of Block 59a Parcel 217 to a point 7005238 ft N, 1581997 ft E; thence east along the same parcel boundary to a point 7005157 ft N, 1582743 ft E; thence north following the eastern edge of the Botanical Gardens Block 59A Parcel 271, to a point 7007983 ft N, 1583100 ft E; thence west along the same boundary to a point 7007847 ft N, 1582388 ft E; thence north to a point 7008230 ft N, 1582381 ft E; thence east and north following the eastern boundary of Block 58A Parcel 2 to a point 7009533 ft N, 1582462 ft E; thence north following the western boundary of Block 58A Parcel 1REM 1 to a point 7010072 ft N, 1582252 ft E; thence northeast along an undefined straight line to a point on the Queens Highway at 7019908 ft N, 1587672 ft E; thence east along the Queens Highway to a point 7019929 ft N, 1587824 ft E; thence north along the western boundary of Block 61A Parcel 103 to a point on the shoreline at Old Robin Point at 7020194 ft N, 1587832 ft E ; thence west along the shoreline Mean High Water mark along the North Side  coast to Rum Point, Finger Cay and Kaibo, thence along the northeast shoreline of Little Sound through to a point 7014769 ft N, 1550814 ft E, being on the eastern boundary of Block 34A Parcel 5; thence undefined in a straight line across the tropical mangrove forest

 

 

 

 

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interior, being just north of No #128 Frenchmans Drive (exclusive), to a point on Bodden Town Road near to its junction with Frank Sound Road at 7001281 ft N, 1576965 ft E;  thence east along Bodden Town Road returning to the boundary definition starting point at the junction of Bodden Town Road, Frank Sound Road and Sea View Road at 7001329 ft N, 1577210 ft E.

 

 

East End

All that area of Grand Cayman which lies to the east of a boundary line having a starting point at the shoreline Mean High Water mark at 7001126 ft N, 1577314 ft E, being the southwest boundary corner of the parcel containing the public Jetty into Frank Sound; thence north to the northwest corner of the same parcel at 7001310 ft N, 1577219 ft E; thence north to the centreline of Bodden Town Road and its junction with Frank Sound Road and Sea View Road at 7001329 ft N, 1577210 ft E; thence east along Sea View Road to a point 7001437 ft N, 1577496 ft E; thence northeast in an undefined straight line to a point at 7002511 ft N, 1578081 ft E; thence east and north  following the boundary of Block 59A Parcel 29 to a point 7003130 ft N, 1578800 ft E; thence east passing through points 7003210 ft N, 1579452 ft E; and 7003347 ft N, 1579817 ft E; thence north to the eastern extremity of a road known as ‘Off the Beaten Path’ (included) at a point 7003646 ft N, 1579873 ft E; thence north passing through points 7003955 ft N, 1579650 ft E and 7004747 ft N, 1579592 ft E, being the southern boundary of the properties in Wrangler Road; thence east to a point 7004761 ft N, 1579780 ft E; thence southeast and north following the boundary of Block 59A Parcel 92 to a point 7004788 ft N, 1582022 ft E; thence north following the boundary of Block 59A Parcel 217 to a point 7005238 ft N, 1581997 ft E; thence east along the same parcel boundary to a point 7005157 ft N, 1582743 ft E; thence north following the eastern edge of the Botanical Gardens Block 59A Parcel 271, to a point 7007983 ft N, 1583100 ft E; thence west along the same boundary to a point 7007847 ft N, 1582388 ft E; thence north to a point 7008230 ft N, 1582381 ft E; thence east and north following the eastern boundary of Block 58A Parcel 2 to

 

 

 

 

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a point 7009533 ft N, 1582462 ft E; thence north following the western boundary of Block 58A Parcel 1REM 1 to a point 7010072 ft N, 1582252 ft E; thence northeast along an undefined straight line to a point on the Queens Highway at 7019908 ft N, 1587672 ft E; thence east along the Queens Highway to a point 7019929 ft N, 1587824 ft E; thence north along the western boundary of Block 61A Parcel 103 to a point on the shoreline at Old Robin Point at 7020194 ft N, 1587832 ft E.

 

 

Cayman Brac West & Little Cayman

All of the Island of Little Cayman and that area of Cayman Brac which lies to the west of a boundary line having a starting point at the southern shoreline Mean High Water mark at Jennifer Bay, also being the centreline of the access road at 7151529 ft N, 2053686 ft E; thence north along same access road to a point with its junction with South Side Road East at 7151940 ft N, 2053648 ft E; thence southwest along South Side Road East to its junction with South Side Road West and Ashton Reid Drive at 7151915 ft N, 2053555 ft E; thence north along Ashton Reid Drive to its junction with Dennis Foster Road and Bight Road at 7158509 ft N, 2053774 ft E; thence east along Bight Road and Tibbetts Turn to a point 7160661 ft N, 2058933 ft E being the junction with Legend Drive; thence west along Legend Drive to join the parcel boundary of Block 106E Parcel 40 at 7160658 ft N, 2058889 ft E; thence northeast along same parcel boundary Block 106E parcel 40 to a point on the shoreline Mean High Water mark at 7160802 ft N, 2058839 ft E.

 

 

Cayman Brac East

All that area of Cayman Brac which lies to the east of a boundary line having a starting point at the southern shoreline Mean High Water mark at Jennifer Bay, also being the centreline of the access road at 7151529 ft N, 2053686 ft E; thence north along same access road to a point with its junction with South Side Road East at 7151940 ft N, 2053648 ft E; thence southwest along South Side Road East to its junction with South Side Road West and Ashton Reid Drive at 7151915 ft N, 2053555 ft E; thence north along Ashton Reid Drive to

 

 

 

 

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its junction with Dennis Foster Road and Bight Road at 7158509 ft N, 2053774 ft E; thence east along Bight Road and Tibbetts Turn to a point 7160661 ft N, 2058933 ft E being the junction with Legend Drive; thence west along Legend Drive to join the parcel boundary of Block 106E Parcel 40 at 7160658 ft N, 2058889 ft E; thence northeast along same parcel boundary Block 106E parcel 40 to a point on the shoreline Mean High Water mark at 7160802 ft N, 2058839 ft E.

 

 

 


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Appendix 1
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Appendix 1

Map showing the seventeen electoral constituencies into which the Cayman Islands have been divided.


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Appendix 2
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Appendix 2

Maps showing the boundaries of each constituency.

 

(Maps are very large and will take some time to download if you are not on a fast connection )

“To print maps please save them to your local machine, open in your favourite

Graphics/image editing program and select fit to page when printing.”

Bodden Town East

Bodden Town West

Cayman Brac & Little Cayman

East End

George Town Central

George Town East

George Town North

George Town West South

Grand Cayman

Little Cayman & Cayman Brac

North Side

Prospect

Savannah Newlands

Sister Islands

West Bay Central

West Bay East

West Bay Northwest

West Bay South

 

 


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Annex 1
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Annex 1

The Mandate of the Commission

28B

(1)       The [Electoral Boundary Commission] appointed under section 28A of this Constitution shall, as soon as practicable after its appointment, prepare and submit to the Governor a report recommending the boundaries of the seventeen electoral constituencies into which the Cayman Islands should be divided with a view to each such constituency returning one member to the Legislative Assembly.

(2)       In preparing its report under subsection (1) of this section the Commission shall-

(a)               take no account of the racial distribution of electors within Cayman Islands;

(b)               take account of the natural boundaries within the Cayman Islands;

(c)               have regard to existing electoral districts;

(d)               subject to the foregoing provisions of this subsection, ensure that-

(i)         the electoral constituencies shall contain, so far as is reasonably practicable, equal numbers of persons qualified to be registered as electors, and

(ii)        Cayman Brac and Little Cayman shall (between these two islands) return at least two members to the Assembly.

(3)       For the purposes of subsection (2)(d)(i) of this section a person shall be regarded as qualified to be registered as an elector if, on the relevant date-

(a)               he is entitled to be registered as an elector under section 25 of this Constitution; or

(b)               he fulfils all of the following conditions, that is to say-

(i)           he is a Caymanian;

(ii)     he has attained the age of eighteen years;

(iii)    he is resident in the Cayman Islands; and

 

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(iv)    he has been resident in the Cayman Islands for a period or periods amounting to not less than two years out of the four years immediately preceding the relevant date; and

(c)        he is not disqualified for registration as an elector by virtue of section 26 of this Constitution.

(4)       For the purposes of subsection (3) of this section-

(a)               “the relevant date” is the date on which the Commission is appointed by the Governor under section 28A of this Constitution;

(b)               Caymanian” means a person who possesses Caymanian status and British overseas territories citizenship or British citizenship by virtue of a connection with the Cayman Islands;

(c)               any period of absence for any of the purposes specified in section 18(3) of this Constitution shall be disregarded in determining whether a person is or has been resident in the Cayman Islands.

 


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Annex 2

Names of Signatories to Submission to the Commission

 

Bush, Bernie A.

Coe, Alice Mae, Deputy Chairman, Concerned Citizens of the Cayman Islands

Coe, Jarrod L.

Coe, Sandra

DaCosta, Hartman

Ebanks, Cadian

Ebanks, L. Shane

Hydes, Effie V.

Hydes, P. Monique

McCoy Sr., Harwell, M.

Miller, Derrington Bo

Schmid, Patrick G.

Schmid, Peter

Schmid, R. Sherlene

Welds, Tammy A.

 

 

 


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Annex 3
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Annex 3

 

 

 



[1] Commissioner Powell was unavoidably absent due to a family bereavement.

[2] McGinty et al v. The State of Western Australia (1996) in Compendium of Election Laws, Practices and Cases of Selected Commonwealth Countries, Vol. 2, Part 1 p.97 ed. Carl W. Dundas, (1998) Commonwealth Secretariat.

[3] See the Thirteenth Schedule of the Constitution

[4] “Population quota” is defined as the number obtained by dividing the number of inhabitants of Zambia by the number of constituencies into which Zambia is to be divided.

[5] Section 77 of the Constitution of Zambia 1991.

[6] Section 61 of the Constitution of Malta