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Nomination Day to deliver political surprises

Nomination Day to deliver political surprises

| 28/03/2017
(CNS Elections): As the Progressives keep their line-up for the May 2017 election campaign under wraps until the eleventh hour, the Cayman Democratic Party re-jigs its George Town team and a few more independents limber up to declare, Nomination Day could throw a few political curve balls as strateg [...]

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Tibbetts retires from politics while Eden sticks with it

Tibbetts retires from politics while Eden sticks with it

| 28/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Speculation over the future of two of the Legislative Assembly’s veteran MLAs was settled last night when Kurt Tibbetts confirmed his retirement from politics after 25 years in office, while Anthony Eden revealed he was going to seek another term and would be running for re-electi [...]

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Kurt’s brother contesting seat on Mac’s team

Kurt’s brother contesting seat on Mac’s team

| 27/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Sibling rivalry will be pushed to a new level during this election campaign after Denniston Tibbetts was confirmed as the Cayman Democratic Party’s candidate for Red Bay at the weekend. The brother of Kurt Tibbetts, the former leader of government business, will be standing on the [...]

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Rate the performance of current Cabinet members

Rate the performance of current Cabinet members

| 22/03/2017
(CNS Elections): The 2013-2017 administration is the Progressives’ second term and the first with Alden McLaughlin as premier. The PPM leader during the party’s first administration, Kurt Tibbetts, stayed on in the government, taking up a portfolio that included planning. Moses Kirkconnell, in h [...]

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Discrimination against local commercial fishermen

Discrimination against local commercial fishermen

| 21/03/2017 | 20 Comments
Seagem writes: In 2014 the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry was happy to accept the registration of some local commercial fishing boats, charging $150 per year for the privilege. Even though a new annual fee was already in the planning stages for a Casualty Investigation Fund, which would jack up th [...]

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Corned beef from Brazil may be contaminated

Corned beef from Brazil may be contaminated

| 21/03/2017 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Yesterday, the Jamaican government announced a ban on corned beef products from Brazil due to concerns that they might have been processed with contaminated meat. While the Cayman Islands has not yet followed suit, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is advising the public that an al [...]

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Leslie turns to Prospect for 2017 run

Leslie turns to Prospect for 2017 run

| 20/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Local businessman and activist, Matthew Leslie, has declared his intentions to run as an independent candidate in the General Election in the new constituency of Prospect, on the borders of George Town. This is Leslie’s second attempt on the political stage; last time he end [...]

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How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 1)

How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 1)

| 16/03/2017
101 writes: It’s that time again, where existing and wannabe politicians gear up to tell us what they have done for us, or to tell us why their opponents have messed up and how they, if elected, will fix things. But what we think is far more important than what they are telling us. Starting [& [...]

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Chasing candidates as election looms

Chasing candidates as election looms

| 15/03/2017
Wendy Ledger writes: It seems incomprehensible. Here I am, pencils sharpened, note books at the ready, statistics calculated, questions honed, but I can barely find a candidate for love nor money. The May 2017 General Election will be the fourth election I have covered as a reporter in the Cayman Is [...]

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Officials to receive nominations in all 19 seats

Officials to receive nominations in all 19 seats

| 13/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Nominations for potential candidates wanting to stand for office in the 24 May General Election must be registered in their single-member constituencies on Nomination Day, 29 March. The Elections Office will receive the candidates with their two nominators between 8am and 3pm in the [...]

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‘Going Dutch’ on a date

‘Going Dutch’ on a date

| 09/03/2017
I was married for 20+ years and recently divorced, so I have been out of the dating game for a while. I have been asked out to dinner by a man at work and I like him but I’m not sure how to handle the paying part. My friends are giving me different advice. Some […] [...]

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