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We must prepare for reopening our borders

We must prepare for reopening our borders

| 20/09/2021 | 181 Comments

Troy Leacock writes: We weren’t ready to open our borders last week but we can be long before the end of the year. I’m a tourism business owner and operator, absolutely crushed by the border closure. I’m desperate for a safe reopening of our borders so I can start making a living again. Yes, to […]

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Minister should apologise for hoax tactic

Minister should apologise for hoax tactic

| 31/08/2021 | 60 Comments

Disgusted young Caymanian writes: Underhanded, totally reprehensible, and totally unacceptable is the only way to describe how I felt when I read that Minister Bryan’s announcement to reduce the tourism stipend was, in his words, a hoax meant to scare Caymanians to “Go find work”. Well, as someone who has been affected by this pandemic […]

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What next for Legal Services Act?

What next for Legal Services Act?

| 06/08/2021 | 86 Comments

‘Lawyer’ writes: The Legal Services Act, 2020 was published with Legislation Gazette No. 1 dated 7 January 2021, replacing the Legal Practitioners Act (2015 Revision) and providing a comprehensive legal framework to enhance the reputation of the Cayman Islands and ensure that local law is only practised by qualified, regulated and accountable lawyers. The Cabinet now has the […]

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Pride is not that black and white

Pride is not that black and white

| 03/08/2021 | 57 Comments

Billie “Bee” Bryan writes: “Baby steps.” Those are the words so many have tried to placate me with whenever I’m enquired about my response to “Cayman Gay Pride”. As if to suggest that any action taken to uplift LGBTQIA+ people in the Cayman Islands is without scrutiny and that the event was “at least” a […]

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A defining test for our new Cabinet

A defining test for our new Cabinet

| 29/07/2021 | 58 Comments

Aristophanes Duckpond writes: Our new Cabinet is facing yet another defining test of its character and its pre-election and post-election commitments. An application has reportedly been made for a type of development that is new to Cayman, a type of development that would see developers not paving over our paradise, but literally building over our coastal […]

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To those who refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine

To those who refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine

| 28/07/2021 | 228 Comments

Anonymous writes: When your human rights infringe mine, your argument is no longer valid. When did we become such an individualistic, selfish society? Cayman, the Caribbean region and the world as a whole? No longer do we think of the collective, everything is about the individual. The level of narcissism that has permeated throughout our […]

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Sanitizing the truth serves no purpose

Sanitizing the truth serves no purpose

| 14/07/2021 | 54 Comments

(CNS): There has been some criticism of CNS for using a photo of a murder victim holding a shotgun. In an article published Monday, we reported that the RCIPS had officially identified Wayne Eron McLean (26) as the man who was killed in a shootout last Thursday at Vic’s Bar. In the picture of the […]

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To be — or not to be — vaccinated

To be — or not to be — vaccinated

| 14/05/2021 | 138 Comments

Pastor M. Alson Ebanks writes: I write this for two reasons. First I hope it will encourage my fellow Evangelical Christians to remember, as the Psalmist stated, that “Our God is a God of salvation, and to God, the Lord, belong deliverances from death” (Psalm 68:20). I will state categorically that every discovery that has saved human […]

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Good governance and the Cayman Islands prosecution service

Good governance and the Cayman Islands prosecution service

| 10/05/2021 | 59 Comments

Aristophanes Duckpond writes: The recently announced departure of the current director of public prosecutions (DPP) and the imminent appointment of a new DPP both highlight the need for transformative positive change within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) and creates an opportunity for such change. The struggles and apparent deficiencies within the […]

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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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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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