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HRC watching COVID rules closely

HRC watching COVID rules closely

| 19/04/2021 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Human Rights Commission has said it continues to be involved in the discussions that relate to the current COVID-19 rules regarding restrictions on travel, quarantine and the virus vaccination programme. The commission issued a statement seeking to reassure the public that the situation is being monitored. According to the latest official public health […]

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Roper directs CoP to investigate post-election ‘bullying’

Roper directs CoP to investigate post-election ‘bullying’

| 19/04/2021 | 89 Comments

(CNS) Governor Martyn Roper weighed in on the political fight Monday when he revealed that he had asked the police commissioner to conduct an “urgent review” into what he said was bullying content on social media to “see if it breaks our laws” and “to monitor this matter very closely”. Roper said that he was […]

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Sahara dust not volcanic ash pollutes local air

Sahara dust not volcanic ash pollutes local air

| 19/04/2021 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The dusty atmosphere currently in the Cayman Islands is due to dust from the Sahara Desert and not the volcanic eruption of La Soufriere on St Vincent. The volcano erupted again at the weekend with another major explosion late Sunday afternoon, which caused a tall, dense ash plume rising some 3km into the air […]

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Students give families a 900lb lesson in pollution

Students give families a 900lb lesson in pollution

| 19/04/2021 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Student activists from Protect Our Future led a community clean-up event at Safe Haven this weekend and collected more than 900lbs of garbage, including two huge refrigerators, a toilet and a generator. As politicians were horsetrading over who should take the reins of power and be responsible for addressing these mounting problems, the students […]

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It’s time we elected governments instead of individuals

It’s time we elected governments instead of individuals

| 19/04/2021 | 15 Comments

101 writes: In the current deadlock, the individuals we elected last week seem to have three options to form a government. Option 1: A proper coalition. This would entail both groups coming together and compromising with likely a Cabinet split equally or close to evenly, representing both sides. This appears to have been attempted and lasted 15 […]

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Holding out for power

Holding out for power

| 19/04/2021 | 3 Comments

Public Servant writes: After various telephone calls and in-person meetings, there are only one or two people who are willing to deal with the consequences of a political fallout within the Progressives that would be caused by a move to the Independent-led government. This is unfortunate as one would have thought that it was important […]

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Daggaro begins clearing bush for aviation project

Daggaro begins clearing bush for aviation project

| 19/04/2021 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The aviation company which secured planning permission for a helicopter operation based in Cayman Brac began clearing the only remaining remnant of tropical dry forest in the island’s far West End this weekend ahead of the construction work set to begin. However, an appeal challenging the planning approval given to the project by the […]

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The writing is on the wall for the PPM

The writing is on the wall for the PPM

| 19/04/2021 | 22 Comments

The Constitutional Critic writes: I have said it before and I’ll say it again, the only thing the PPM has really been successful in doing in the past 19 years is constructing and maintaining the lie that has convinced a portion of the population that there is no other stable alternative to form a government. […]

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PPM-Alliance polled under 29% of popular vote

PPM-Alliance polled under 29% of popular vote

| 18/04/2021 | 112 Comments

(CNS): According to Elections Office statistics, as well as returning 12 independent candidates, electors voted overwhelmingly for independent candidates who did not run with the PPM-Alliance last Wednesday. The national turnout on Election Day was 17,404. Sixteen of them were spoilt ballots, 4,980 were for the twelve candidates that ran on the Alliance ticket, both […]

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McTaggart taunts Panton over Mac

McTaggart taunts Panton over Mac

| 18/04/2021 | 152 Comments

(CNS): The leader of the PPM-Alliance, Roy McTaggart, claimed to have nine candidates supporting his coalition in a statement issued today, in which he taunted Wayne Panton, the leader of the PACT group, about possibly forming a government with McKeeva Bush and accused his supporters of stirring up unrest. As the backroom horsetrading continued Sunday, […]

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PPM not accepting ‘will of people’

PPM not accepting ‘will of people’

| 17/04/2021 | 168 Comments

(CNS): Premier Designate Wayne Panton has confirmed that his group met with the Progressive leader, Roy McTaggart, on Saturday but the meeting lasted just fifteen minutes because, Panton said, the PPM is still not grasping the reality of the election result and the mounting pressure from the public for a government led by Independent candidates. […]

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