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Banner year for political junkies

While some political watchers in Cayman speculate about early elections, there are plenty of other places where they can see campaigns in full-swing already.

Jamaica holds a national election on Thursday (25 February), the US Presidential campaign is entering the heart of its state-by-state primaries, and now UK voters are debating a June referendum on whether to remain in the European Union. Attorney Nick Dixey, who organised a UK Election Watch party at Whiskey Mist in George Town last year, couldn’t be happier to see all of this activity, but he knows it’s not for everyone.

“For people like me who enjoy elections and who enjoy political debate, this is birthday, Christmas and New Year all rolled into one. For a lot of people, it’s going to be terrible, and people who don’t like politics and political debate, I would suggest you hide yourself in the cupboard and disconnect the Internet for the next nine or ten months.”

Mr. Dixey, a UK expat, remains undecided on the EU referendum and says he plans to organise watch parties for other big races.

About the author

Patrick Kreitlow

Patrick Kreitlow

Pat Kreitlow joined the Cayman 27 staff in October 2015. For nearly a decade, Pat was a familiar presence in living rooms across western Wisconsin where he was a reporter and nightly news anchor at WEAU-TV. He later served his neighbors as a state senator. When he and his wife Sharry became “empty nesters,” they moved to Grand Cayman in early 2014. They have two daughters and two grandsons.

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