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TS Laura has little impact on Sister Islands

TS Laura has little impact on Sister Islands

| 24/08/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS); Reports from Cayman Brac indicate that Tropical Storm Laura, contrary to expectations, left limited rainfall and very low winds as it passed some 90 miles off the coast, Monday. Deputy District Commission Mark Tibbetts said they fared very well in an audio statement. However, he warned the public on the Sister Islands that they […]

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Sister Islands gear up for storm force winds

Sister Islands gear up for storm force winds

| 23/08/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): As the path of Tropical Storm Laura has shifted south and is now expected to pass closer to the north of the Sister Islands, Cayman Airways has added an extra jet flight from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman this evening, Sunday 23 August. According to the National Weather Service, if TS Laura remains on […]

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Political cults of personality

Political cults of personality

| 19/08/2020 | 67 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: The Cayman Islands does not have political parties which are distinguishable based on some clear political ideology or vision for the country. The current political parties are best described as “cults of personality” led by a dominant public figure or a big personality, for example Mr McKeeva Bush leads the UDP/CDP. The […]

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Three injured in Crewe Road crash

Three injured in Crewe Road crash

| 15/08/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): A two-vehicle crash on Crewe Road around midday today (Saturday) left three people injured, one of them seriously. Police said that the collision, which happened just after noon in the vicinity of Canal Lane, involved a green Toyota Passo and a grey Kia Rio. The driver of the Toyota, who was alone in the […]

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Family life is of paramount importance

Family life is of paramount importance

| 10/08/2020 | 84 Comments

Christina Hislop Rowlandson writes: Royal assent if given to a ‘substitute marriage bill’, as I personally refer to it, would have drastically changed the state of legal unions for the purposes of having children and other matters. The bill was debated and voted down in two days amid little public fanfare. Six of seven official […]

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The defeat of the Domestic Partnership Bill

The defeat of the Domestic Partnership Bill

| 30/07/2020 | 30 Comments

Billie “Bee” Bryan writes: Colours Cayman would like to express our deep concern and disappointment in the outcome of the debate over the Domestic Partnership Bill in the Legislative Assembly this week. This isn’t just a sad day for our LGBTQIA+ community; it’s also a terribly sad day for our wonderful Islands and our persons. The failure […]

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The growing pains of a colonial territory

The growing pains of a colonial territory

| 27/07/2020 | 46 Comments

Gilbert Connolly writes: The growing pains of a small colonial territory, such as the Cayman Islands, are today varied and complex. Traditionally, the growing pains of a British colony, or territory, have revolved around the removal of the colonial administration, or at the very least the struggle for greater internal self-government. At some point in […]

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First, do no harm

First, do no harm

| 24/07/2020 | 66 Comments

Aristophanes Duckpond writes: Our government has done an excellent job in preserving the health of the community up to this point. They did so by putting human life first, by implementing long-proven public health measures, and by adopting proven ‘gold standard’ protocols to minimise the importation of coronavirus.

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Equality and respect for all

Equality and respect for all

| 22/07/2020 | 92 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: It’s interesting that the government has failed to hold any public meetings or surveys to assess the views of their constituents on the Domestic Partnership Bill. Nevertheless, it is clear that the same standards or steps that apply to a heterosexual union should apply to a same-sex union. But after reading the […]

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D.I.S.C.O.N.N.E.C.T.E.D.

D.I.S.C.O.N.N.E.C.T.E.D.

| 21/07/2020 | 28 Comments

Michelle Lockwood writes: I read the comments that the premier offered in response to the Cruise Port Referendum and the word that came to me was ‘disconnected’. He just seemed disconnected, not only from the issue of the environmental concerns of CPR but also from the social issues that have been plaguing Cayman for far […]

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Rum Point closed to locals, open to rich residents

Rum Point closed to locals, open to rich residents

| 20/07/2020 | 102 Comments

Camanite writes: Section 13 (2) of the Bill of Rights only allows for a law to restrict our guaranteed right to freedom of movement if it is “reasonably justifiable in a democratic society” under certain conditions, including in the interest of public health or safety. Section 19 of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution […]

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