(CMR) The National Trust and CPR Cayman have both issued pre-action correspondence to the government yesterday indicating their intent to seek a judicial review application for the upcoming December referendum.
In separate letters address to Governor Martyn Roper, Premier Alden McLaughlin, Opposition Leader Arden McLean as well as Attorney General Samuel Bulgin and Elections Supervisor Wesley Howell the groups are asking for the referendum to be stayed on the basis of environmental impact concerns and the request for an up to date publicly available Environmental Impact Assessment.
The CPR letter states that they also have concerns about the Referendum Law and regulations full disclosure of government’s expenditure on supporting the port.
CPR Cayman has given the government until Friday to respond to its letters, while the National Trust has given government until next Wednesday to respond to its concerns outlined in the pre-action documents. CMR understands that the letters were leaked by government recipients and not by either party writing the letters.
If they do not receive s satisfactory response from the government they will see a Grand Court order compelling the government to halt the referendum for the time being.