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Governor recruiting officers for Cayman Regiment

Governor recruiting officers for Cayman Regiment

| 13/12/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The next step towards the development of the Cayman Islands’ own armed defence force has begun with the launch of the recruitment process for the commanding and junior officers, according to a release Friday from the Governor’s Office. The successful candidates for the six junior officer posts for the new Cayman Regiment will receive […]

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Civil suits in the Cayman Islands

Civil suits in the Cayman Islands

| 11/12/2019 | 16 Comments

Anonymous writes: The bar is set astonishingly low to bring a case or claim in the Cayman Islands, and the statute of limitations means a vexatious claim can hang out there in the fog for over six years before getting to any type of evidentiary review, like a preliminary case management hearing.

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Constitutional changes a ‘power grab’

Constitutional changes a ‘power grab’

| 08/12/2019 | 25 Comments

The Constitutional Critic writes: This entire package is just an attempt to prop up governments in future because the PPM knows they will have a hard time forming majority governments; they essentially only win in George Town and the Sister Islands.

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First-generation Caymanians

First-generation Caymanians

| 02/12/2019 | 123 Comments

Nicky Watson writes: I am a first-generation Caymanian. You can call me a paper Caymanian or @#$%^& driftwood if you like but it doesn’t change this fact: I am a Caymanian. I have lived in the Cayman Islands longer than any multi-generational Caymanian under the age of 32 and I have been a Caymanian for […]

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Current state of the cruise port question

Current state of the cruise port question

| 24/11/2019 | 47 Comments

Candy Whicker writes: As it has been just over a year since I wrote about the proposed cruise-berthing facility in George Town harbour, I thought it would be useful to review what has happened in the interim, look at how much more we now know — and what we still don’t. 

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Vote for your own future, not the politicians’

Vote for your own future, not the politicians’

| 22/11/2019 | 56 Comments

101 writes: Reading the many comments on social media, a lot of the opposition to the new cruise berthing facility stems from our reaction to how the government has handled the proposed project. There isn’t a person on this planet who would argue that the government did not screw up in terms of information sharing, […]

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MLA claims to be listening to voters on port

MLA claims to be listening to voters on port

| 21/11/2019 | 134 Comments

MLA Barbara Conolly (GTS) writes: When I campaigned during the 2017 general elections I asked the people to vote for me because I was willing to do what is right for the benefit of our people and these beautiful Cayman Islands. I have thought long and hard about the various issues surrounding the proposed cruise […]

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MLAs must listen to their constituents

MLAs must listen to their constituents

| 18/11/2019 | 34 Comments

Allison Lovinggood writes: Having attended in person at the Legislative Assembly, and watched on television and on the CIG channel on YouTube the live debates regarding the cruise berthing facility, my heart is broken, broken beyond repair. I only gathered from a few elected officials that they surveyed their constituents to find out their views […]

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Questions about the cruise port need answers

Questions about the cruise port need answers

| 01/11/2019 | 48 Comments

Anna Peccarino writes: So last night I couldn’t sleep and did a Google search for pros and cons of cruiseships. I tried my best to keep as much of an open mind as possible because I didn’t want anyone to accuse me of not doing my homework and opposing the port without good reason.

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Hope for Cayman’s political future

Hope for Cayman’s political future

| 30/10/2019 | 22 Comments

Gilbert Connolly writes: For the past several months, a group of citizens has been working behind the scenes to draft a constitution for a new political party. This group comprises students, professionals, retirees, political activists and one elected politician. The group reflects the diversity of Cayman’s society. Everyone in the group had equal opportunity to […]

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Grand Cayman port project, a scientist’s perspective

Grand Cayman port project, a scientist’s perspective

| 28/10/2019 | 67 Comments

Dr Ellen Prager writes: I am an independent marine scientist and author. In full disclosure, I also work as a consultant for Celebrity Cruises in the Galapagos Islands for their small expedition ships. I am not against the cruise industry and believe, if well managed and negotiated, the industry can provide important economic revenue, jobs, […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library