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Caribbean should unite against new ‘pirates’

Caribbean should unite against new ‘pirates’

| 19/01/2020 | 46 Comments

Mario Rankin writes: Why do some shipping companies that have their headquarters in one country register their ships in another country? In the maritime industry this is known as “Flags of Convenience”. While this practice is controversial, it became popular 100 years ago when US ships were trying to get around Prohibition (ban of alcohol) […]

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Matrimonial vows of UDP and PPM

Matrimonial vows of UDP and PPM

| 14/01/2020 | 34 Comments

Mario Rankin writes: The 2005-2009 election cycle resulted in the PPM-led government, the administration that piloted the Cayman Islands headfirst into a global recession, despite being warned by local and foreign consultants that we were not immune or exempt from this potential collapse. In the words of then minister of education, Alden McLaughlin, “only God” […]

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Protect Cayman’s marine life

Protect Cayman’s marine life

| 14/01/2020 | 30 Comments

Courtney Platt writes: Nassau Grouper recovery in the Sister Isles is going well, which is wonderful news for their tourism attraction. But, please notice the very brief mention of the less than 500 remaining island-wide in Grand Cayman. The other five species of large groupers are not much better off here either. We closed the […]

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Looking back, moving forward

Looking back, moving forward

| 17/12/2019 | 37 Comments

CPR Cayman writes: With the holidays around the corner and the referendum delayed, CPR Cayman wishes to take this opportunity to ensure that the public understands what has happened and that individuals are aware of what they can do to continue to advocate for transparency and a brighter future for Cayman.

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Civil suits in the Cayman Islands

Civil suits in the Cayman Islands

| 11/12/2019 | 18 Comments

Anonymous writes: The bar is set astonishingly low to bring a case or claim in the Cayman Islands, and the statute of limitations means a vexatious claim can hang out there in the fog for over six years before getting to any type of evidentiary review, like a preliminary case management hearing.

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Constitutional changes a ‘power grab’

Constitutional changes a ‘power grab’

| 08/12/2019 | 25 Comments

The Constitutional Critic writes: This entire package is just an attempt to prop up governments in future because the PPM knows they will have a hard time forming majority governments; they essentially only win in George Town and the Sister Islands.

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First-generation Caymanians

First-generation Caymanians

| 02/12/2019 | 123 Comments

Nicky Watson writes: I am a first-generation Caymanian. You can call me a paper Caymanian or @#$%^& driftwood if you like but it doesn’t change this fact: I am a Caymanian. I have lived in the Cayman Islands longer than any multi-generational Caymanian under the age of 32 and I have been a Caymanian for […]

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Current state of the cruise port question

Current state of the cruise port question

| 24/11/2019 | 47 Comments

Candy Whicker writes: As it has been just over a year since I wrote about the proposed cruise-berthing facility in George Town harbour, I thought it would be useful to review what has happened in the interim, look at how much more we now know — and what we still don’t. 

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Vote for your own future, not the politicians’

Vote for your own future, not the politicians’

| 22/11/2019 | 56 Comments

101 writes: Reading the many comments on social media, a lot of the opposition to the new cruise berthing facility stems from our reaction to how the government has handled the proposed project. There isn’t a person on this planet who would argue that the government did not screw up in terms of information sharing, […]

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MLA claims to be listening to voters on port

MLA claims to be listening to voters on port

| 21/11/2019 | 134 Comments

MLA Barbara Conolly (GTS) writes: When I campaigned during the 2017 general elections I asked the people to vote for me because I was willing to do what is right for the benefit of our people and these beautiful Cayman Islands. I have thought long and hard about the various issues surrounding the proposed cruise […]

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MLAs must listen to their constituents

MLAs must listen to their constituents

| 18/11/2019 | 34 Comments

Allison Lovinggood writes: Having attended in person at the Legislative Assembly, and watched on television and on the CIG channel on YouTube the live debates regarding the cruise berthing facility, my heart is broken, broken beyond repair. I only gathered from a few elected officials that they surveyed their constituents to find out their views […]

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