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Child obesity and the cost of living

Child obesity and the cost of living

| 08/09/2016 | 24 Comments
MM writes: Nice, we can all see that election is right around the corner. The notices are pouring in to parents from the public schools about all the great intervention programmes that are now being passed down from the Ministry of Education; and our premier himself has stepped out prompting us pare [...]

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Drug addicts: a parent’s pain

Drug addicts: a parent’s pain

| 06/09/2016 | 34 Comments
Oh, sweet bleedin’ Jaysus! I don’t think I have actually ever found myself LOL. As many times a day as I use those three letters, I’m never actually doing it. I’m only usually trying to end a boring conversation … but this … I actually Laughed Out Loud at the ment [...]

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Are these our sons?

Are these our sons?

| 23/08/2016 | 49 Comments
MM writes: It is no secret that the Cayman Islands faces a dramatic situation with crime; many of us simply brush it off with the acknowledgment that the entire world faces this same issue. However, with a population of only 60,000 (of which we can estimate half to be children or elderly); I do beli [...]

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Pregnant and worried about the Zika virus

Pregnant and worried about the Zika virus

| 13/08/2016 | 36 Comments
Lotti writes: I can’t believe that the government hasn’t issued recommendations and policies yet, especially for pregnant women and their partner and families. Being 3 months pregnant now, I am stuck at home since days not knowing what to do. There’s just not a word to be heard fro [...]

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Gay rights

Gay rights

| 12/08/2016 | 34 Comments
Blue Iguana writes: Bravo, Belize! Once again, love has quashed hate. As is the case in a landmark ruling adjudged by the Supreme Court of Belize that found it was unconstitutional to uphold laws criminalising sexual relations between consensual males. Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin stated that he [...]

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Term limits for politicians

Term limits for politicians

| 05/08/2016 | 49 Comments
Blue Iguana writes: Less than a year remains until eligible electors from Cayman’s nineteen single-member constituencies head to the polls. As the 2017 General Elections draw near, one particular question that constituents entertain in the lead up to election season is this: who else has intention [...]

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To GMO or not to GMO?

To GMO or not to GMO?

| 28/07/2016 | 49 Comments
MM writes: It is no secret that the bite of a mosquito brings great displeasure – for Pete’s sake, it has ruined my evening walk, I fear leaving my front door open, and walking to my car from my home has become an issue of prepare and dash. Standing outside for more than ten seconds […] [...]

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Road crossing request

Road crossing request

| 07/07/2016 | 34 Comments
Animaliberator writes: As a frequent road user, I noticed more of these fabulous yellow solar powered flashing road crossing indicators going up in various locations. Great! Love those things, keeps pedestrians a lot safer crossing busy roadways. However, several attempts to have one of these placed [...]

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Secularism in the Cayman Islands

Secularism in the Cayman Islands

| 06/07/2016 | 57 Comments
Blue Iguana writes: Before offering my two cents on the matter, allow me to preface this viewpoint by making it clear that it is not my intent to alienate or assault those who hold religious beliefs in our community. The rationale presented in this piece is not being employed to promote an atheistic [...]

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Forgiveness after fatal crash

Forgiveness after fatal crash

| 24/06/2016 | 11 Comments
Angel Ebanks writes: I am Jordan’s mother. Thanks for all the supportive comments. I am in tears opening this post from CNS and finding out this way that a plea was finally entered and that after two and a half years, something is finally happening and that Jordan seems to have mattered to the [...]

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Growing Humans

Growing Humans

| 17/06/2016 | 34 Comments
MM writes: Dear Caymanian Parents, We need to do better. Yes, we need to do better, each and every one of us. It has nothing to do with whether we are already great parents or not; it does not matter if our children already display signs of being a well-molded citizen – there is always […] [...]

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