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CNS poll: Is Cayman hurricane ready?

CNS poll: Is Cayman hurricane ready?

| 11/09/2017 | 65 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands just dodged a 425-mile wide bullet. Irma broke the record for consecutive hours at category 5 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph, leaving a trail of destroyed homes and widespread flooding all along its path across the Caribbean and Florida, with uprooted li [...]

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Dear PAC: more on the Needs Assessment Unit

Dear PAC: more on the Needs Assessment Unit

| 11/09/2017 | 14 Comments
A former NAU employee writes: What! The ministry is responsible for NAU? This is news? Mr Miller, you should not be surprised about the NAU director calling out the ministry. I guess we can expect a new NAU director soon. As I have repeatedly and consistently said via this forum, the main problems w [...]

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Air arrivals: the harsh reality

Air arrivals: the harsh reality

| 03/08/2017 | 3 Comments
A CNS reader writes: It’s a pity the Hon Minister wasn’t a bit more forthcoming with some of the arrival stats that don’t make quite such happy reading. UK arrivals – 6,808, down just under 10% on the first six months of 2016 and stuck at slightly below the same level they have been for [&he [...]

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The state of healthcare in Cayman

The state of healthcare in Cayman

| 18/07/2017 | 20 Comments
Anonymous writes: We can only pray that Mr Seymour (the new health minister) takes time to educate on the healthcare industry. The HSA is a good facility and with the correct funding, capital and foresight has the ability to be excellent. Being a health minister is a monumental job and his decisions [...]

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Dealing with paedophilia

Dealing with paedophilia

| 22/06/2017 | 73 Comments
‘Reality Strikes’ writes: Errington Webster is the latest in a recent spate of paedophiles brought to justice, but we know from Marl Road gossip and knowledge of the wider world that there are many more out there. In every country there are adults, mostly men, who find children sexually [...]

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Turtle friendly lighting

Turtle friendly lighting

| 09/06/2017 | 3 Comments
The Department of Environment writes: We appreciate the need for security and fortunately studies show that turtle friendly lighting does not compromise security and safety. Turtle friendly lighting does not mean that beach front properties must be dark – instead, lights can be directed to illumin [...]

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Finger to the people?

Finger to the people?

| 29/05/2017 | 63 Comments
101 writes: Thousands rejoiced last Wednesday night on the triumph of the large number of independents being elected. Steve Tomlinson’s Reporter boasted its “Independents Day” headline featuring only the Independent candidates on its front page. This euphoria would last no more than five d [...]

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Suggested election improvements

Suggested election improvements

| 26/05/2017 | 8 Comments
Knot S Smart writes: This has been a vicious election cycle which has brought way too much division in our small islands. We used to be a peaceful society looking out for each other in a world filled with the many challenges of global competition and political turmoil. I believe that our current ele [...]

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Ten things we learned from the election results

Ten things we learned from the election results

| 26/05/2017 | 15 Comments
101 writes: 1) The party system is not quite over just yet. Ten party candidates were returned, which shows a clear emergence of the independents but many of the party candidates, including those that lost their battles, still received a lot of votes, some losing only marginally in their constituenc [...]

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Our first OMOV brings some easy and tough battles

Our first OMOV brings some easy and tough battles

| 22/05/2017
101 writes: This year’s general election has many veterans but also a lot of newcomers encouraged by the new OMOV system. But based on the match-ups in the current constituencies, unfortunately too many of these political competitions are just about decided but for the formal vote on Wednesday. If [...]

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Accident’s truth must be told

Accident’s truth must be told

| 09/05/2017 | 68 Comments
101 writes: The tragic car accident that occurred last week requires an independent enquiry into the events. Thus far we have been exposed to an immediate official (very strong) statement from the RCIPS that we, as a community, are expected to fully accept (as we normally do) without question. [...]

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