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The kids conundrum

The kids conundrum

| 18/11/2021 | 100 Comments

Susanna de Saram writes: Since the pandemic began, children have been misrepresented, overlooked or disregarded in Cayman’s management of COVID-19. There are more than 11,000 children under 15 in the Cayman Islands, and yet their perspective is rarely considered beyond school protocols. 

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Clarity is needed in reporting COVID deaths

Clarity is needed in reporting COVID deaths

| 14/11/2021 | 126 Comments

In his video message about the death of a COVID-positive patient at the Cayman Islands Hospital on Saturday evening, Premier Wayne Panton muddied the waters of what is and is not a COVID death, which should be clarified as soon as possible by the health ministry. All deaths are devastating to loved ones and CNS […]

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Words of wisdom from the past

Words of wisdom from the past

| 07/10/2021 | 62 Comments

Chris Johnson writes: Much has been said in recent months about the West Bay Beach (Seven Mile) due to the erosion problems and the blame game. I have been lucky to have lived on the beach at the north end for over 40 years and had the privilege for many years of living next door […]

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The virus is coming so get vaccinated

The virus is coming so get vaccinated

| 05/10/2021 | 72 Comments

Anonymous writes: We need to allow the virus to spread through the population in as controlled a manner as possible. The correct balance for this is to allow only fully vaccinated travellers (Unless Caymanian or Status Holders, if unvaccinated). The Human Rights Commission granted permission for the Government of the Cayman Islands to enforce a […]

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We must prepare for reopening our borders

We must prepare for reopening our borders

| 20/09/2021 | 187 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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