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Family life is of paramount importance

Family life is of paramount importance

| 10/08/2020 | 83 Comments

Christina Hislop Rowlandson writes: Royal assent if given to a ‘substitute marriage bill’, as I personally refer to it, would have drastically changed the state of legal unions for the purposes of having children and other matters. The bill was debated and voted down in two days amid little public fanfare. Six of seven official […]

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The defeat of the Domestic Partnership Bill

The defeat of the Domestic Partnership Bill

| 30/07/2020 | 30 Comments

Billie “Bee” Bryan writes: Colours Cayman would like to express our deep concern and disappointment in the outcome of the debate over the Domestic Partnership Bill in the Legislative Assembly this week. This isn’t just a sad day for our LGBTQIA+ community; it’s also a terribly sad day for our wonderful Islands and our persons. The failure […]

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The growing pains of a colonial territory

The growing pains of a colonial territory

| 27/07/2020 | 46 Comments

Gilbert Connolly writes: The growing pains of a small colonial territory, such as the Cayman Islands, are today varied and complex. Traditionally, the growing pains of a British colony, or territory, have revolved around the removal of the colonial administration, or at the very least the struggle for greater internal self-government. At some point in […]

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First, do no harm

First, do no harm

| 24/07/2020 | 66 Comments

Aristophanes Duckpond writes: Our government has done an excellent job in preserving the health of the community up to this point. They did so by putting human life first, by implementing long-proven public health measures, and by adopting proven ‘gold standard’ protocols to minimise the importation of coronavirus.

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Equality and respect for all

Equality and respect for all

| 22/07/2020 | 92 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: It’s interesting that the government has failed to hold any public meetings or surveys to assess the views of their constituents on the Domestic Partnership Bill. Nevertheless, it is clear that the same standards or steps that apply to a heterosexual union should apply to a same-sex union. But after reading the […]

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D.I.S.C.O.N.N.E.C.T.E.D.

D.I.S.C.O.N.N.E.C.T.E.D.

| 21/07/2020 | 28 Comments

Michelle Lockwood writes: I read the comments that the premier offered in response to the Cruise Port Referendum and the word that came to me was ‘disconnected’. He just seemed disconnected, not only from the issue of the environmental concerns of CPR but also from the social issues that have been plaguing Cayman for far […]

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Rum Point closed to locals, open to rich residents

Rum Point closed to locals, open to rich residents

| 20/07/2020 | 102 Comments

Camanite writes: Section 13 (2) of the Bill of Rights only allows for a law to restrict our guaranteed right to freedom of movement if it is “reasonably justifiable in a democratic society” under certain conditions, including in the interest of public health or safety. Section 19 of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution […]

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Enforcement inequality in Grand Cayman

Enforcement inequality in Grand Cayman

| 30/06/2020 | 147 Comments

Ezzard Miller writes: I am concerned about the way laws are enforced in Grand Cayman by those charged with authority to enforce laws. I am a duly elected representative of the people in the North Side electoral district and far too often I get frustrated by the authorities who seem reluctant or find procedural excuses […]

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Make stay-over tourism work for Caymanians

Make stay-over tourism work for Caymanians

| 25/06/2020 | 54 Comments

Mario Rankin writes: I am happy to see that more people are willing to publicly express their concerns with the premier on his statements made in a recent press conference. The statements were concerning the tourism industry and how, according to him, stay-over tourism wasn’t any great benefit to the local workforce.

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Tourism sector stacked against Caymanians

Tourism sector stacked against Caymanians

| 20/06/2020 | 106 Comments

J. A. Roy Bodden writes: Bravo to the premier for finally realising that tourism is not an ideal pillar on which build the Caymanian economy. There is no need for me to repeat the ills mentioned by the premier as his catalogue is comprehensive enough. I must add, though, that the greatest hindrance is found […]

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The real problems of stay-over tourism

The real problems of stay-over tourism

| 19/06/2020 | 67 Comments

The problem is that monopolistic operations are allowed to set miserly wages across the entire Seven Mile Beach area. Nobody can expect to survive long in the local economy at the meagre wage offered for most positions. Expats are brought in from poor countries and exploited to create wealth for the owners (who are often […]

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