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Discrimination against local commercial fishermen

Discrimination against local commercial fishermen

| 21/03/2017 | 18 Comments
Seagem writes: In 2014 the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry was happy to accept the registration of some local commercial fishing boats, charging $150 per year for the privilege. Even though a new annual fee was already in the planning stages for a Casualty Investigation Fund, which would jack up th [...]

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How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 1)

How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 1)

| 16/03/2017
101 writes: It’s that time again, where existing and wannabe politicians gear up to tell us what they have done for us, or to tell us why their opponents have messed up and how they, if elected, will fix things. But what we think is far more important than what they are telling us. Starting [& [...]

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Chasing candidates as election looms

Chasing candidates as election looms

| 15/03/2017
Wendy Ledger writes: It seems incomprehensible. Here I am, pencils sharpened, note books at the ready, statistics calculated, questions honed, but I can barely find a candidate for love nor money. The May 2017 General Election will be the fourth election I have covered as a reporter in the Cayman Is [...]

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The real commotion behind that Motion

The real commotion behind that Motion

| 07/03/2017 | 116 Comments
101 writes: The initial discussions surrounding the recent private member’s motion put forward by MLAs Winston Connolly and Arden McLean centre rightly on the seriousness of the allegations and the potential damage those allegations pose to the financial services industry and the Cayman Island [...]

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Where are the Greens when you need them?

Where are the Greens when you need them?

| 09/02/2017
Theresa Green writes: This election we have just one vote, and there is only one thing I want to use mine on — any candidate running with a party that represents our precious and massively at-risk environment. Neither political party has a real green agenda and both plan on destroying marine life [...]

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Gun crime and punishment

Gun crime and punishment

| 07/02/2017 | 27 Comments
Blue Iguana writes: In all the media in the Cayman Islands one troubling theme emerging as a recurrent headline lately is the illegal possession of unlicensed firearms on our shores. What remains notably conclusive is that clearly civilians aren’t the only ones engaging in this particular criminal [...]

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Challenges in the classroom

Challenges in the classroom

| 23/01/2017 | 31 Comments
‘Support your teachers’ writes: Mr Samuels (principal at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School) needs to step up and defend his teachers, and speak up for them if they are unable to do so. Most teachers do not chastise well-behaved students because they have nothing better to do. Students, [...]

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Policy advice

Policy advice

| 13/01/2017 | 25 Comments
MM writes: My knees get weak and I shudder whenever one of our elected representatives come forward and say, “I will be hiring a consultant to…”. My issue with this is that political candidates come forward so boastfully during their campaign attempting to indicate that they, at th [...]

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Our youth are politically apathetic

Our youth are politically apathetic

| 05/01/2017 | 47 Comments
Blue Iguana writes: Apparently, a certain constitutional entitlement is rather unimportant in our democratic society. If there’s one thing that the Elections Office’s canvassing exercise reveals about Cayman’s youth, it’s this: politics disinterests them. That’s essentially the message our [...]

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Cayman tourism – fantasy destination or facade?

Cayman tourism – fantasy destination or facade?

| 05/01/2017 | 92 Comments
MM writes: There is no doubt that the Cayman Islands are blessed with beauty and some of the clearest, cleanest and safest beaches of the Caribbean. Our infrastructure boasts some of the finest four- and five-star accommodations in the region, with all the best amenities and most luxurious services. [...]

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Nightmare before Christmas – importing your holiday treasures

Nightmare before Christmas – importing your holiday treasures

| 27/12/2016 | 42 Comments
MM writes: Does it really have to take three hours to clear a package at customs? I simply cannot see the logic in not so much as considering a more efficient and expedited way to conduct this vital transaction. There is no particular excuse as to why people must sit half their entire day in [&helli [...]

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