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First-generation Caymanians

First-generation Caymanians

| 02/12/2019 | 120 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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A wounded Constitution

A wounded Constitution

| 08/11/2019 | 23 Comments

Leonard Raznovich writes: The failure of the Court of Appeal to apply correctly the Constitution and to find appropriate and adequate constitutional remedy for Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden is bad news for all Caymanians, including religious groups. It is also a bleak day for the jurisdiction and its future because this decision leaves not only […]

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Questions about the cruise port need answers

Questions about the cruise port need answers

| 01/11/2019 | 48 Comments

Anna Peccarino writes: So last night I couldn’t sleep and did a Google search for pros and cons of cruiseships. I tried my best to keep as much of an open mind as possible because I didn’t want anyone to accuse me of not doing my homework and opposing the port without good reason.

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Hope for Cayman’s political future

Hope for Cayman’s political future

| 30/10/2019 | 22 Comments

Gilbert Connolly writes: For the past several months, a group of citizens has been working behind the scenes to draft a constitution for a new political party. This group comprises students, professionals, retirees, political activists and one elected politician. The group reflects the diversity of Cayman’s society. Everyone in the group had equal opportunity to […]

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Grand Cayman port project, a scientist’s perspective

Grand Cayman port project, a scientist’s perspective

| 28/10/2019 | 67 Comments

Dr Ellen Prager writes: I am an independent marine scientist and author. In full disclosure, I also work as a consultant for Celebrity Cruises in the Galapagos Islands for their small expedition ships. I am not against the cruise industry and believe, if well managed and negotiated, the industry can provide important economic revenue, jobs, […]

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Stay-over success outweighs cruise decline

Stay-over success outweighs cruise decline

| 23/10/2019 | 64 Comments

(CNS): A close look at the statistics published by the Department of Tourism indicates that the drop in cruise number arrivals this year is far outweighed by the significant increase in overnight guests, who spend much more than cruisers and distribute that spend more widely across the entire tourism sector. The numbers show that at […]

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Cruise port debate needs more balance, less politics

Cruise port debate needs more balance, less politics

| 21/10/2019 | 69 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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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library