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Appeal court overturns JR ruling on port vote

Appeal court overturns JR ruling on port vote

| 02/07/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has found in favour of government on the constitutional question surrounding the cruise port referendum law. According to a brief summary of the decision, the senior justices said that the government’s port referendum law, which was quashed by the Grand Court, was in fact constitutional and did not […]

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Enforcement inequality in Grand Cayman

Enforcement inequality in Grand Cayman

| 30/06/2020 | 116 Comments

Ezzard Miller writes: I am concerned about the way laws are enforced in Grand Cayman by those charged with authority to enforce laws. I am a duly elected representative of the people in the North Side electoral district and far too often I get frustrated by the authorities who seem reluctant or find procedural excuses […]

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Make stay-over tourism work for Caymanians

Make stay-over tourism work for Caymanians

| 25/06/2020 | 52 Comments

Mario Rankin writes: I am happy to see that more people are willing to publicly express their concerns with the premier on his statements made in a recent press conference. The statements were concerning the tourism industry and how, according to him, stay-over tourism wasn’t any great benefit to the local workforce.

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Tourism sector stacked against Caymanians

Tourism sector stacked against Caymanians

| 20/06/2020 | 106 Comments

J. A. Roy Bodden writes: Bravo to the premier for finally realising that tourism is not an ideal pillar on which build the Caymanian economy. There is no need for me to repeat the ills mentioned by the premier as his catalogue is comprehensive enough. I must add, though, that the greatest hindrance is found […]

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The real problems of stay-over tourism

The real problems of stay-over tourism

| 19/06/2020 | 67 Comments

The problem is that monopolistic operations are allowed to set miserly wages across the entire Seven Mile Beach area. Nobody can expect to survive long in the local economy at the meagre wage offered for most positions. Expats are brought in from poor countries and exploited to create wealth for the owners (who are often […]

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Tortuga Rum owner passes away

Tortuga Rum owner passes away

| 13/06/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS) Updated: The Tortuga Rum Company issued a release Saturday morning to announce that the founder and the owner of the company, Robert Hamaty, passed away peacefully this morning, 13 June, at Miami Baptist Health Center in Florida. The 72-year-old Jamaican-born businessman and former pilot, who made the Cayman Islands his home for the last […]

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Teachers under pressure during pandemic

Teachers under pressure during pandemic

| 12/06/2020 | 36 Comments

When this thing started teachers were using online platform combined with Zoom and emails to deliver content and face to face lessons and students were getting comfortable. Suddenly they are given a new platform as a standard… which I understand why. They did as requested, then suddenly another platform was added and another… So now […]

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Small businesses are suffering too

Small businesses are suffering too

| 11/06/2020 | 82 Comments

Mary writes: Tourism workers are receiving $1,000 per month to assist with personal living cost. Small retail businesses only received $1,000 per month to assist paying their business cost (store rent, CUC, water, healthcare for staff, etc). Store owners did not receive anything for personal living cost (i.e. personal rent, personal CUC, food, etc ).

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Little Cayman becomes global ‘Hope Spot’

Little Cayman becomes global ‘Hope Spot’

| 08/06/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Global marine conservation organisation Mission Blue, which campaigns to have critical areas of the world’s oceans recognised and protected, has added the whole of Little Cayman to its list of ecologically critical ‘Hope Spots’. While this does not give the island any additional legal protection over what is already given to it by Cayman […]

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CNS introduces Community Forum

CNS introduces Community Forum

| 08/06/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): We’re trying something new. Over the last few months since the COVID-19 lockdown began, CNS, like other media houses and GIS, has been inundated with questions about what is going on, what’s allowed and what’s not, as well as discussion points about what should be allowed and the current state of affairs. But, sadly, […]

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Some Caymanians are now desperate

Some Caymanians are now desperate

| 07/06/2020 | 166 Comments

There are many of us Caymanians that don’t work in tourism but are without jobs. Why is it that only people in tourism gets the help? I have lost my job and the company I used to work for has gone out of business. I have nothing, I guess they want me to get in […]

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