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Slow start for for voters on Election Day

Slow start for for voters on Election Day

| 14/04/2021

(CNS): Just over 16% of the electorate voted during the first two hours after the polls opened on General Election Day in the Cayman Islands. However, elections officials are expecting a busy day with a high turnout. More than 21% of voters in North Side have already cast their vote, while over in West Bay […]

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Election for the environment

Election for the environment

| 14/04/2021 | 3 Comments

Candy Whicker writes: Cayman truly is a jewel: our beaches, our wetlands, our mangroves, our undisturbed green spaces, our coral reefs, underwater world and our wildlife on land and in the sea – all valuable beyond measure. All of these are perfectly balanced by nature and together they keep our air clean, filter our waters, […]

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Panton, Saunders emerge as viable leaders

Panton, Saunders emerge as viable leaders

| 13/04/2021

(CNS): On the eve of the 2021 General Elections, the independent challengers to the PPM-Alliance with the most realistic hope of retaining or winning a seat are coalescing around Wayne Panton and Chris Saunders as potential unifying leaders among the non-Alliance candidates. While no agreements have been signed and sealed yet, over the last few […]

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Tourism workers and civil servants need to out Alden and his selfish crew

Tourism workers and civil servants need to out Alden and his selfish crew

| 13/04/2021

Shameless writes: When I was growing up, we used to sing a chorus in Sunday school that said: J – O – Y / J – O – Y / That must surely mean / Jesus first / Yourself last / Others in between. That little chorus engraved basic principles that have served many well over […]

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Anti-corruption pledge becomes secret

Anti-corruption pledge becomes secret

| 12/04/2021

(CNS): Following the launch of the awareness campaign to highlight election corruption, aimed at keeping the 2021 elections clean and transparent, a key element of it has now become a secret. The General Election Against Corruption Today (ACT) Education Campaign included the 50 candidates publicly signing a pledge to uphold standards while competing for a […]

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New gov’t will inherit CI$100M deficit

New gov’t will inherit CI$100M deficit

| 12/04/2021 | 68 Comments

(CNS): The Government of National Unity will be leaving the next government with a hole in the operating budget for 2021, despite continued claims that the members of the outgoing administration have been a good stewards of public finances. While COVID-19 spending explains part of the deficit, government’s revenue is not anticipated to be as […]

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What Cayman needs but won’t get from the PPM Alliance

What Cayman needs but won’t get from the PPM Alliance

| 12/04/2021

Donovan Ebanks writes: After four years of pure PPM and then four more years of the PPM-led Government of National Unity, we should all know what to expect from the rebranded version, the PPM Alliance. While the new flavour is ‘McKeeva-free’, no one should be surprised if he’s an add-on after the election, as Alden […]

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Financial services neglected by candidates

Financial services neglected by candidates

| 08/04/2021

(CNS): The importance of the financial service sector in keeping the Cayman Islands economy afloat over the past year has been highlighted in the latest reports from the Economics and Statistics Office. No other private sector employs as many Caymanians as finance, and the revenue the next government will need to navigate its way through […]

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Inflation continued to plague Cayman through COVID

Inflation continued to plague Cayman through COVID

| 08/04/2021 | 64 Comments

(CNS): According to the Economics and Statistics Office’s third quarter report, the gross domestic product fell by around 8.2% in the Cayman Islands but Caymanians were still facing inflationary pressure from price increases. Available indicators show that the challenges the Cayman Islands faced at the end of last year, nine months after COVID-19 arrived here […]

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Escaping the crossroads

Escaping the crossroads

| 07/04/2021

Mr Smartvote writes: Every four years we are told by political candidates that we are at a crossroads in this country, that we need to make some important choices about where to go and what issues to fix to finally deal with several ‘crucial’ issues’ at hand. And that they are the ones to choose. […]

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Alden pushing pandemic panic to win votes

Alden pushing pandemic panic to win votes

| 06/04/2021

(CNS): The idea that a PPM-led coalition is the only group of people experienced enough to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is now forming a major plank in the Progressives’ campaign platform, even though there is no evidence to suggest that any of the other candidates who might form an alternative government would not […]

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