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Caymankind: A second chance

Caymankind: A second chance

| 22/05/2020 | 107 Comments

Expatgirl writes: As many of you can tell, I have never written a piece like this before and, as I am sure you could also tell, it was motivated by frustration and fear. And if I’m honest, also from the loneliness of being cooped up for nine weeks on my own and my main contact […]

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Resetting the clock and realigning our priorities

Resetting the clock and realigning our priorities

| 21/05/2020 | 39 Comments

George Ebanks writes: I wish to write on a few issues that I think are pertinent to where we as a people and a country find ourselves in in the face of the onslaught throughout the world relative to the COVID-19 pandemic. I am especially thinking how we could and should move forward in what […]

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Caymankind: Don’t believe the hype

Caymankind: Don’t believe the hype

| 19/05/2020 | 315 Comments

Expatgirl writes: Cayman has long been a hotbed of anti-expat feeling and the rhetoric in the wake of coronavirus has only served to amp this up to new levels. Comments and posts on social media see increasingly vocal comments which for the most part call for anyone who has an alternative opinion to those promoting […]

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Getting the balance right

Getting the balance right

| 11/05/2020 | 232 Comments

Aristophanes Duckpond writes: Getting the balance right in tackling the rapidly evolving early phase of this pandemic was a very difficult, perhaps nearly impossible, job. Most of us are law-abiding, and being law-abiding we complied with the pandemic-related restrictions government imposed without much grumbling or resistance.

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How to boil a frog and why it should terrify you

How to boil a frog and why it should terrify you

| 10/05/2020 | 330 Comments

‘Oz’ writes: When the lockdown started the government talked about suppression and flattening the curve as the reasons for introducing widespread restrictions on our freedoms. Reducing the number of COVID-19 cases happening at once made perfect sense; everyone could easily understand the rationale of doing this and we happily complied. But somehow, and without our […]

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Why Caymanians don’t seek work in tourism

Why Caymanians don’t seek work in tourism

| 06/05/2020 | 160 Comments

Anon writes: Expat workers in the tourism industry are mainly here for a good time and not to make a fortune. They’re taking a ‘break’ from their real lives. They’re young and dumb like all young adults. For many it’s the first time they’ve lived away from their parents, just like so many other young […]

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Watersports operators should be Caymanian

Watersports operators should be Caymanian

| 05/05/2020 | 210 Comments

Winston McDermot writes: Don Fosters going out of business is just the tip of the iceberg and the virus was not the only cause. I predict many other watersports operators will follow suit and, likewise, it will not be the virus but our very own Cayman government being the cause.

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COVID-19: our first ‘wave’

COVID-19: our first ‘wave’

| 04/05/2020 | 85 Comments

101 writes: The Cayman Islands now seem to be moving slowly out of lockdown mode. As has been the case thus far, with each week decisions will continue to be made on questions such as whether pet grooming and ice cream shops will be given priority as ‘essential’ over mental health services, pool servicing or […]

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CIG coronavirus response saved lives

CIG coronavirus response saved lives

| 02/05/2020 | 121 Comments

‘BTC is King and ETH is Queen’ writes: I’m a bit perplexed by the response from some posters in many CNS articles, specifically as they pertain to the government’s response to Covid-19. To begin, I don’t like Alden, I don’t like any of his cronies, nor most politicians here or abroad. I have some respect […]

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Survey finds support for COVID-19 response

Survey finds support for COVID-19 response

| 30/04/2020 | 81 Comments

(CNS): An online survey on CNS found strong support for government’s handling of the current health crisis among the 3,400 readers who took part over the last two days, and most regard the curfews as “a necessary evil”. The respondents overwhelmingly said they had confidence in the chief medical officer (84%). However, when the same […]

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COVID-19 one-minute poll

COVID-19 one-minute poll

| 28/04/2020 | 56 Comments

(CNS): It has now been more than six weeks since the Cayman Islands closed its borders and was put under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During that time we have had the opportunity to listen to the local daily press briefings, as well as to learn about what is happening in other countries. There […]

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