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Cruise port debate needs more balance, less politics

Cruise port debate needs more balance, less politics

| 21/10/2019 | 67 Comments

101 writes: Of all the questions asked about the proposed cruise berthing facility, none dare to focus on the question of whether its OK to compromise some of our natural environment. All of the discussions so far seem to disregard any thought that it may be acceptable to accept any negative impact at all on our environment.

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A master mariner on the cruise dock

A master mariner on the cruise dock

| 17/10/2019 | 46 Comments

Paul A. Hurlston writes: I started my sea career at the age of fifteen in 1946 culling turtles around the Nicaraguan coast. At the age of 16 I went to the US and joined the Merchant Navy Sailing of Foreign Flag Ships. I sailed on fruit ships, general cargo ships, oil tankers, bulk carriers, container […]

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SMB sand conveyor drain

SMB sand conveyor drain

| 15/10/2019 | 53 Comments

Courtney Platt writes: While studying marine biology in college, the main point I learned about marine sediment transport is its fluidity. When I was piloting Cayman’s deep subs in George Town Harbour, the scariest moments were the occasional, massive silt clouds that would spill over the wall. They descended upon the sub, suddenly carrying us […]

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Why rush the cruise port?

Why rush the cruise port?

| 13/10/2019 | 57 Comments

Eden Hurlston writes:  On December 19th, vote on this question: “Should we allow our elected officials to handle decisions of great magnitude in the manner this port proposal has been handled?” Yes or No. No matter your position on the port, we need to share the same position on common sense. We do not have […]

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Respect for each person’s opinion

Respect for each person’s opinion

| 10/10/2019 | 90 Comments

Patrice Donalds-Morgan writes: Well, the date for the people-initiated referendum on the cruise berthing facility has been set. It’s exciting, isn’t it? This whole process has been a beacon of democracy at work and the Cayman Islands has made history as the first British Overseas Territory to ever bring a people-initiated referendum. As Caymanians, we […]

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The port: sifting through the political weeds

The port: sifting through the political weeds

| 09/10/2019 | 43 Comments

101 writes: With only ten weeks before Cayman’s historic referendum vote on the proposed cruise berthing facility, there is little balance in the information available to the general public. The government has been inept at informing the people (part of the reason for the referendum’s success), and even with the date set for the vote […]

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To dredge or not to dredge, that is the question

To dredge or not to dredge, that is the question

| 08/10/2019 | 26 Comments

Courtney Platt writes: I respect our leaders, expect that they have our country’s best interest at heart and they love everyone, just as I do. I have no ill will toward them nor those who have bought into their plan, though I think it flawed.

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The state of local media

The state of local media

| 03/10/2019 | 54 Comments

CNS writes: Now that the Cayman Compass is collaborating with the government to bring “independent” video news to the local community, CNS is the last fully-functioning, truly independent media house in the Cayman Islands. This is a very sad moment in Cayman history. The quality of reporting at the Compass has varied over the years, […]

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Drivers, you’re too close!

Drivers, you’re too close!

| 26/09/2019 | 65 Comments

Wendy Ledger writes: Taking part in Car Free Day on Friday was by no means my first experience reporting the news under pedal power, but it was the first time I’d ridden my bike in and around George Town during office hours since last year. And in that short space of time, there is no […]

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What’s in it for the cruise lines?

What’s in it for the cruise lines?

| 04/09/2019 | 40 Comments

Mario Rankin writes: As the petition verification process nears to an end, the first ever people-initiated referendum is imminent. Caymanians will make the decision on the largest capital works project in our history and not a political agenda.

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Key concerns over cruise port project, Part 3

Key concerns over cruise port project, Part 3

| 03/09/2019 | 50 Comments

(CPR Cayman): Proudly supporting participatory democracy in our country, the first people-initiated referendum will empower voters to have their say on the Cruise Berthing Facility. This letter forms Part 3 of a 3-part letter which seeks to highlight some, but not all, of the numerous significant and unquantified risks associated with this project.

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