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Rate the performance of current Cabinet members

Rate the performance of current Cabinet members

| 21/03/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS Elections): The 2013-2017 administration is the Progressives’ second term and the first with Alden McLaughlin as premier. The PPM leader during the party’s first administration, Kurt Tibbetts, stayed on in the government, taking up a portfolio that included planning. Moses Kirkconne [...]

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How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 1)

How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 1)

| 16/03/2017 | 46 Comments
101 writes: It’s that time again, where existing and wannabe politicians gear up to tell us what they have done for us, or to tell us why their opponents have messed up and how they, if elected, will fix things. But what we think is far more important than what they are telling us. Starting [& [...]

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Chasing candidates as election looms

Chasing candidates as election looms

| 14/03/2017 | 34 Comments
Wendy Ledger writes: It seems incomprehensible. Here I am, pencils sharpened, note books at the ready, statistics calculated, questions honed, but I can barely find a candidate for love nor money. The May 2017 General Election will be the fourth election I have covered as a reporter in the Cayman Is [...]

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How should the next government tackle health insurance costs?

How should the next government tackle health insurance costs?

| 02/03/2017 | 16 Comments
(CNS Elections): How to pay for the cost of healthcare is a major headache for all countries, large or small. In the US, the promised repeal of “Obamacare” is proving much harder for President Donald Trump than he thought, because millions of people who are now covered under the Affordab [...]

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Clock ticking on correcting voter address

Clock ticking on correcting voter address

| 17/02/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Elections): The deadline for correcting voter list address details is 5:30pm, Monday 20 February. Anyone who sees their name or the name of someone they know on the list of electors with incorrect or bad addresses is urged to contact the Elections Office on 949-8047 or email [email protected] [...]

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Where are the Greens when you need them?

Where are the Greens when you need them?

| 09/02/2017 | 13 Comments
Theresa Green writes: This election we have just one vote, and there is only one thing I want to use mine on — any candidate running with a party that represents our precious and massively at-risk environment. Neither political party has a real green agenda and both plan on destroying marine life [...]

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Will candidate affiliation affect your vote?

Will candidate affiliation affect your vote?

| 08/02/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS Elections): So far, two parties have said that they will be fielding candidates in the May elections: the ruling Progressives (a.k.a. the PPM) and the Cayman Democratic Party (CDP), which was formerly the United Democratic Party (UDP). Two of the declared candidates have said that they are runn [...]

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Ellio deserts CDP to go it alone

Ellio deserts CDP to go it alone

| 01/02/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS Election): Ellio Solomon, a former radio talk show host and one-time backbench MLA in the 2009 to 2013 United Democratic Party administration, launched his 2017 election bid as an independent on Tuesday night at a public meeting in the heart of George Town West. Solomon told CNS that he had de [...]

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Education should be #1 priority

Education should be #1 priority

| 31/01/2017 | 4 Comments
MM writes (after submitting an answer to the CNS Elections Poll Which issues are the most critical?): I ranked mine as follows: 1. Education, 2. Unemployment, 3. Health, 4. Landfills, 5. Economy, 6. Cruise Ship Dock. Why? [...]

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Progressives take aim at criticism from would-be candidate

Progressives take aim at criticism from would-be candidate

| 31/01/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS Elections): The ruling party has been quick to defend its record on the economy and denied that foreclosures have increased since they took office. Accusing at least one potential candidate of using “alternative facts” regarding repossessions, the PPM has said that the percentage of [...]

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