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Slapping down political discourse

Slapping down political discourse

| 24/01/2019 | 35 Comments

Anonymous writes: I will never understand the logic or rationale behind Cayman’s general approach to persons who are active in the community. We detest our government and also detest anyone who tries to run to change anything in the government. The comment above (see here) highlights part of the issue.

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Listen Up! Barkers under threat

Listen Up! Barkers under threat

| 23/01/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS Podcast): In this pilot episode of the CNS podcast “Listen Up!”, which will be a frequent but not necessarily regular feature on Cayman News Service, we take a closer look at what’s happening at Barkers Beach. The proposed development in this area has been in the news lately and has caused quite a stir […]

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Victim did not receive police update

Victim did not receive police update

| 18/01/2019 | 0 Comments

Some time ago I was seriously assaulted by someone known to me. The matter was reported to the police and I gave a statement giving details of the assault. Some short time later I became aware that the same person had been arrested for another crime. Since then I have not heard of any charges […]

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Unhappy with hospital’s food

Unhappy with hospital’s food

| 17/01/2019 | 0 Comments

While I realise a hospital’s first priority is to treat patients, and I give high marks to the quality of care at George Town Hospital, I nevertheless feel compelled to complain about what passes as food there. Getting a good meal can go a long way to lifting a patient’s spirits, something that the folks […]

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Food supply to Cayman amid US shutdown

Food supply to Cayman amid US shutdown

| 16/01/2019 | 0 Comments

Will the US government shutdown affect food supply to the Cayman Islands? I have also heard that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cut back on inspections. Will that compromise the safety of the products that are imported and put out on Cayman’s shelves?

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Forced to pay tip for takeout at airport

Forced to pay tip for takeout at airport

| 15/01/2019 | 0 Comments

I was at the departure lounge at Owen Roberts Airport and stopped and picked out a sandwich and a drink from the cooler. When paying for the items I was told there was an automatic 25% added. When I asked for it to be removed they refused as it was already built into the sandwich […]

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Elevator certificates out of date

Elevator certificates out of date

| 09/01/2019 | 0 Comments

I have noticed that the expiration date of the elevator certificates in some buildings are long past. How can I report the need for them to be re-certified?

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Government secrecy and deception is a slippery slope

Government secrecy and deception is a slippery slope

| 05/01/2019 | 66 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: The Ministry of Tourism’s refusal to release the FOI requested information on the cruise berthing project speaks volumes. Does anybody remember the public meeting hosted by the ministry on 26 Sept 2018 at the Family Life Center? The participation of the cruise lines’ representatives at the public meeting and the failure by […]

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Stop obscuring licence plates

Stop obscuring licence plates

| 03/01/2019 | 0 Comments

I believe it is illegal and am certain that a car will not pass its inspection with tinted plastic over the number plates – can you confirm? If it is illegal, then why are so many drivers blatantly driving with their plates obscured? The only reason I can see for making your plates hard to read […]

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Can expat kids be kept out of school?

Can expat kids be kept out of school?

| 13/12/2018 | 0 Comments

Does the government keep track of children attending school on island? Cayman is very transient. Is it possible to move to the island with my family and not enroll my children in school? How is that monitored, aside from nosy neighbours? However, if ever questioned, the person could lie and say they were homeschooling. Can […]

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Barnes wins boxing gold in Guyana

Barnes wins boxing gold in Guyana

| 11/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands amateur boxer Brandy Barnes took the gold at the recent Caribbean Championships in Guyana, successfully defending her title from last year’s competition, which was held in St Lucia. On Sunday, 9 December, she defeated Joanne Williams of Guyana in front of that boxer’s home crowd in Georgetown in a dominating […]

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