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Suppliers to CIG need payment too

Suppliers to CIG need payment too

| 19/03/2020 | 8 Comments

I will not criticize the government for all they are doing to assist those they perceive as impacted and most vulnerable by this pandemic. I would however ask if they could look into another area where they have not announced any consideration. Civil servants received their paychecks early, bonus payments are being processed and now […]

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Coronavirus and our financial health

Coronavirus and our financial health

| 16/03/2020 | 95 Comments

(CNS): The coronavirus outbreak has thrown the Cayman Islands, like the rest of the world, into two emergencies: health and the economy. The ramifications for the health of the public and the health services are discussed on the many articles on the issue. On this thread, we invite readers to explain how the current health […]

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A call for new political leaders

A call for new political leaders

| 02/03/2020 | 43 Comments

Gilbert Connolly writes: Elected politicians are the only group of Caymanian workers that are protected from competition from qualified expats in the workplace. The Cayman Islands Constitution prohibits expats from serving in the Legislative Assembly. This begs the question: how would Caymanian politicians fare against expat politicians who have the advantage of a first-class education […]

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We all know someone who is experiencing violence

We all know someone who is experiencing violence

| 28/02/2020 | 34 Comments

Cayman Islands Crisis Centre Board of Directors: Last weekend’s situation at Coral Beach has attracted a great deal of attention on social media. As the Cayman Islands’ only women’s shelter, we are committed to combating any form of violence, especially to the most vulnerable amongst us. We share the concerns expressed by the community, especially […]

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The end of Teflon

The end of Teflon

| 26/02/2020 | 71 Comments

101 writes: In some ways the sleepy little island hasn’t changed. One of the prime examples of this has been our community’s unwillingness to rock the boat, speak up on key issues, and be publicly critical of our elected leaders on important social issues.

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Could court ruling see port project dropped?

Could court ruling see port project dropped?

| 21/02/2020 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Opposition leader Arden McLean has said it is time for government to drop the cruise port project and get on with more important things. Citing widespread opposition, the destruction of our natural resources and the government’s failure to justify the business case, he questioned the motivation for even taking the process this far. It […]

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Climate change: are adults doing ‘nothing’?

Climate change: are adults doing ‘nothing’?

| 14/02/2020 | 72 Comments

Tammy Kelderman writes: Greta Thunberg, Swedish teen climate change activist, and her young followers claim that the adults have done “nothing” to help curb climate change in any meaningful way. It has been at least three decades since climate change first became widely known as a threat to humanity and we are all on the […]

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Religious freedom, LGBTI people and MLAs

Religious freedom, LGBTI people and MLAs

| 12/02/2020 | 63 Comments

Dr Leonardo Raznovich writes: A person that is struggling with their sexual orientation may often feel lonely, vulnerable and confused. They may also feel a sense of rejection from society or may even be ostracised by their friends, family and loved ones, people to whom they would ordinarily first look for guidance and support. This […]

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Tough times no excuse to rob

Tough times no excuse to rob

| 11/02/2020 | 88 Comments

“Tired” writes: As a 21-year-old Caymanian with no further education, it is HARD. I graduated when I was 16 and started working that year. I’ve been at the same job ever since. There are jobs for young Caymanians but you tell them to go get a job at Burger King and get off their ass […]

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Public access to court hearing

Public access to court hearing

| 24/01/2020 | 9 Comments

On behalf of all who are involved with the public interest activities and efforts of the Concerned Citizens Group, we would like to publicly thank most sincerely all of you who came to the Court House on Thursday, 9 January, to give moral support to the cause for preserving and regaining beach accesses in the […]

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Caribbean should unite against new ‘pirates’

Caribbean should unite against new ‘pirates’

| 19/01/2020 | 49 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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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.