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To be — or not to be — vaccinated

To be — or not to be — vaccinated

| 14/05/2021 | 138 Comments

Pastor M. Alson Ebanks writes: I write this for two reasons. First I hope it will encourage my fellow Evangelical Christians to remember, as the Psalmist stated, that “Our God is a God of salvation, and to God, the Lord, belong deliverances from death” (Psalm 68:20). I will state categorically that every discovery that has saved human […]

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Good governance and the Cayman Islands prosecution service

Good governance and the Cayman Islands prosecution service

| 10/05/2021 | 59 Comments

Aristophanes Duckpond writes: The recently announced departure of the current director of public prosecutions (DPP) and the imminent appointment of a new DPP both highlight the need for transformative positive change within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) and creates an opportunity for such change. The struggles and apparent deficiencies within the […]

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Please get the vaccine to save lives

Please get the vaccine to save lives

| 03/05/2021 | 215 Comments

Sara McKay writes: With only a few weeks to go before the vaccine expiry date deadline, I am hoping this article will persuade more people in the Cayman Islands community to come forward and get the COVID-19 vaccine. There is just simply no excuse not to get it and we should be grateful to have […]

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PACT Ministry of Education: audacity or redemption?

PACT Ministry of Education: audacity or redemption?

| 29/04/2021 | 94 Comments

Judy Singh Hurlston writes: Witnessing the PACT Government finally sworn in after a week of uncertainty invoked deep feelings of relief, pride and hope in my heart. So when the announcement of Cabinet ministries finally circulated late Monday afternoon, perhaps one of the greatest shocks was that Juliana O’Connor-Connolly was once again given the Ministry […]

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A sliding scale of judgement

A sliding scale of judgement

| 23/04/2021 | 73 Comments

Public Servant writes: I listened tentatively to conversations about the re-appointment of William McKeeva Bush as speaker of Parliament. Some viewpoints were positive. Some were negative. Others were in-between and hopeful. Overall, though, there seems to have been a shifting of accountability from the previous government to the new one. I believe that this shift warrants […]

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People must stay engaged in political process

People must stay engaged in political process

| 23/04/2021 | 46 Comments

REAL Representation writes: Another four years of PPM government would have left Dart in charge – specifically hotel tourism monopoly, mass tourism policies, high property costs, erosion of environmental protections, more office buildings (when corporates globally are downsizing their real estate in favour of much better and more acceptable flexible working), more traffic congestion, harmful/toxic […]

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The port issue is not dead

The port issue is not dead

| 20/04/2021 | 16 Comments

Shirley Roulstone writes: This PPM-led Unity government has told us many times over the last few months since we have been shut down that the port issue is dead and they are going to focus on medical tourism and other things. You all have heard that at many times… but listen to me… and listen to […]

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Rules and carrots and the role of speaker

Rules and carrots and the role of speaker

| 20/04/2021 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Roy McTaggart’s ‘Come to Jesus’ moment regarding the speaker of the House and parliamentary procedure is 20 years too late and as hollow as a kettle drum. In 2001, McKeeva Bush orchestrated a political coup, deposing Kurt Tibbetts as leader of government business and inserting himself in this position. To do that, he had […]

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A true coalition is better for the country

A true coalition is better for the country

| 20/04/2021 | 12 Comments

Votesmart writes: Although the election saga seems to be nearly over with the announcement of a majority and a full list of Cabinet ministers by Mr Wayne Panton, the proposed solution is not the right one for Cayman. Mr Panton as premier, aided by fresh minds such as Chris Saunders, Kenneth Bryan, and Kathy Ebanks-Wilks, […]

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It’s time we elected governments instead of individuals

It’s time we elected governments instead of individuals

| 19/04/2021 | 19 Comments

101 writes: In the current deadlock, the individuals we elected last week seem to have three options to form a government. Option 1: A proper coalition. This would entail both groups coming together and compromising with likely a Cabinet split equally or close to evenly, representing both sides. This appears to have been attempted and lasted 15 […]

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Holding out for power

Holding out for power

| 19/04/2021 | 4 Comments

Public Servant writes: After various telephone calls and in-person meetings, there are only one or two people who are willing to deal with the consequences of a political fallout within the Progressives that would be caused by a move to the Independent-led government. This is unfortunate as one would have thought that it was important […]

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