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Please get the vaccine to save lives

Please get the vaccine to save lives

| 03/05/2021 | 215 Comments

Sara McKay writes: With only a few weeks to go before the vaccine expiry date deadline, I am hoping this article will persuade more people in the Cayman Islands community to come forward and get the COVID-19 vaccine. There is just simply no excuse not to get it and we should be grateful to have […]

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Last chance to get AstraZeneca vaccine on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac

Last chance to get AstraZeneca vaccine on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac

| 30/04/2021 | 75 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: The limited supply of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is available today, Monday, on Grand Cayman at the airport clinic and on Cayman Brac at Faith Hospital. Public Health officials said that no appointment is required. Today is the final opportunity to get the first shot of this vaccine. This very limited supply […]

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PACT Ministry of Education: audacity or redemption?

PACT Ministry of Education: audacity or redemption?

| 29/04/2021 | 94 Comments

Judy Singh Hurlston writes: Witnessing the PACT Government finally sworn in after a week of uncertainty invoked deep feelings of relief, pride and hope in my heart. So when the announcement of Cabinet ministries finally circulated late Monday afternoon, perhaps one of the greatest shocks was that Juliana O’Connor-Connolly was once again given the Ministry […]

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Driver critical after crash on Shamrock road

Driver critical after crash on Shamrock road

| 24/04/2021 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The driver in a single-vehicle crash on Shamrock Road in the early hours of Saturday morning is in critical condition in the Cayman Islands Hospital. Police reported that around 2:00am on 24 April, a silver Honda Accord travelling west left the roadway and collided into the wall at Coral Bay Village, which caused the […]

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A sliding scale of judgement

A sliding scale of judgement

| 23/04/2021 | 73 Comments

Public Servant writes: I listened tentatively to conversations about the re-appointment of William McKeeva Bush as speaker of Parliament. Some viewpoints were positive. Some were negative. Others were in-between and hopeful. Overall, though, there seems to have been a shifting of accountability from the previous government to the new one. I believe that this shift warrants […]

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People must stay engaged in political process

People must stay engaged in political process

| 23/04/2021 | 42 Comments

REAL Representation writes: Another four years of PPM government would have left Dart in charge – specifically hotel tourism monopoly, mass tourism policies, high property costs, erosion of environmental protections, more office buildings (when corporates globally are downsizing their real estate in favour of much better and more acceptable flexible working), more traffic congestion, harmful/toxic […]

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The port issue is not dead

The port issue is not dead

| 20/04/2021 | 16 Comments

Shirley Roulstone writes: This PPM-led Unity government has told us many times over the last few months since we have been shut down that the port issue is dead and they are going to focus on medical tourism and other things. You all have heard that at many times… but listen to me… and listen to […]

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Rules and carrots and the role of speaker

Rules and carrots and the role of speaker

| 20/04/2021 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Roy McTaggart’s ‘Come to Jesus’ moment regarding the speaker of the House and parliamentary procedure is 20 years too late and as hollow as a kettle drum. In 2001, McKeeva Bush orchestrated a political coup, deposing Kurt Tibbetts as leader of government business and inserting himself in this position. To do that, he had […]

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A true coalition is better for the country

A true coalition is better for the country

| 20/04/2021 | 12 Comments

Votesmart writes: Although the election saga seems to be nearly over with the announcement of a majority and a full list of Cabinet ministers by Mr Wayne Panton, the proposed solution is not the right one for Cayman. Mr Panton as premier, aided by fresh minds such as Chris Saunders, Kenneth Bryan, and Kathy Ebanks-Wilks, […]

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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 | 19 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 | 4 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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