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Concern over disposal of medical waste

Concern over disposal of medical waste

| 23/02/2021 | 16 Comments

Anonymous writes: The management and treatment of medical waste (MW) are of great concern owing to its potential hazard to human health and the environment. A United Nations human rights expert noted that medical waste is becoming an increasing problem. The Cayman Islands have three fully-equipped hospitals (and a fourth is going to be built), […]

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The education crisis in Cayman

The education crisis in Cayman

| 21/02/2021

Sammy Jackson writes: Education holds the key for the prosperity and success of future generations, it is the centre of building human capital. This is true worldwide. Without education opportunities, future generations have little hope at prosperity. Cayman is in the midst of a silent crises, an education crisis. The recent publication of the Office […]

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Mount Trashmore and recycled politicians

Mount Trashmore and recycled politicians

| 19/02/2021

(CNS): The George Town dump has been a national crisis through the past six administrations, starting with the UDP government in power when Grand Cayman was hit by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, followed by the first PPM government, which took over in 2005, in which Arden McLean, who has since left the party and currently […]

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Salary grabs and who gets the shaft

Salary grabs and who gets the shaft

| 17/02/2021

Alric Lindsay writes: It is not unusual for salary grabs to take place close to election dates. But to blatantly do so while poor people are suffering takes things to another level. This is particularly the case during COVID-19. Specifically, I would like to point out two salary grabs, who may get left behind and who […]

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The value of your vote

The value of your vote

| 14/02/2021

Johann Moxam writes: Your vote is worth between CI$600,000 and CI$950,000 plus pension and benefits to a Cayman politician. That’s the estimated total salary they earn during the four-year term. For that you should expect to see an improvement in your quality of life, cost of living, public education system, strategic management of the infrastructure, […]

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‘Off-the-books’ project shows need for transparency

‘Off-the-books’ project shows need for transparency

| 09/02/2021 | 19 Comments

Alric Lindsay writes: On 23 December 2019, a request for quotations for the Smith Barcadere Redevelopment Project (RFQ) was issued and published on the Cayman Bonfire Hub. The RFQ was an invitation by the Cayman Islands Government to prospective respondents to submit non-binding quotations for The Smith Barcadere Redevelopment Project. The scope of the project included […]

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Premier confident PPM will ‘choose’ McTaggart

Premier confident PPM will ‘choose’ McTaggart

| 03/02/2021

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he is confident the People’s Progressive Movement will choose Roy McTaggart as the new party leader at the PPM conference, which is expected in the coming weeks. During an address at the Chamber of Commerce AGM last week, McLaughlin took the opportunity to campaign for a third PPM-led government. […]

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No confidence motion a necessary vote

No confidence motion a necessary vote

| 02/02/2021 | 26 Comments

Len Layman writes: If government manages to dodge a vote on the no confidence motion on the speaker, they will be doing themselves and the people of Cayman a grave injustice. In life, the most difficult decisions to make are usually major decisions that involve choosing right over wrong. The effects of doing right are […]

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Airport vaccine works with a minimum of fuss

Airport vaccine works with a minimum of fuss

| 01/02/2021 | 32 Comments

Stuart Diamond writes: On the afternoon of Thursday, 28 January 2021, shortly before 2:00pm I attended ORIA terminal building for the first of my two COVID-19 injections. My previous two attempts at the George Town hospital and West Bay Clinic were “no joy” events. I was expecting no difference this third time.

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Voting for turkeys

Voting for turkeys

| 01/02/2021

Corrupt Voter writes: I need a fridge and I’m prepared to vote for whoever gives me one before Election Day. I also need a washing machine, so I may well accept one from a second candidate and tell them I’ll vote for him/her but in truth I will vote for the candidate that gave me […]

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50% of seats held by less than 50% of votes

50% of seats held by less than 50% of votes

| 29/01/2021

(CNS): The realities of ‘one man, one vote’ in single-member constituencies, given the size of electoral districts in Cayman, came home to voters after the 2017 General Election, when they found themselves with a government that no one had voted for, and in some constituencies a representative that was supported by less than half of […]

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