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3% growth. Hurray.

3% growth. Hurray.

| 27/12/2016 | 30 Comments
101 writes: Recent news that the Cayman Islands had experienced 3% economic growth beyond what was originally forecasted must have us all feeling pretty good around Christmas. Shouldn’t it? The campaign season is in full swing and no one should deny the sitting government’s God-given rig [...]

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Banana Republic indeed!

Banana Republic indeed!

| 12/12/2016 | 70 Comments
Sweet Pea writes: I am shocked to read in the newspaper that the beach vendor issue has still not been brought under control, and existing laws and regulations are being ignored as usual – not just by those who break them, but also by those who are meant to uphold them. Typical approach by a [&hel [...]

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The plight of pensioners

The plight of pensioners

| 02/12/2016 | 49 Comments
MM writes: Government must address the amount of funds paid to retired civil servants on ex-gratia pensions. This amount is currently set at CI$300 per month for anyone who was employed for less than 10 years or CI$500 per month to anyone who was employed for 10 or more years with the government pri [...]

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Its official: CIFA has killed youth football

Its official: CIFA has killed youth football

| 23/11/2016 | 108 Comments
Football Guy writes: The cheapest sport to play is dying in Cayman. Fewer and fewer young persons in Cayman are participating in the most popular sport in the world. RIP Football? This current football season there are only 3 teams in CIFA’s U15 football league. There are only 3 teams in the U17 l [...]

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Cruise dock: economic and environmental questions

Cruise dock: economic and environmental questions

| 25/10/2016 | 34 Comments
‘I don’t want to be a politician’ writes: The truth about the port is that no one can truly assess the environmental damage impact that dredging will have on 7 Mile Beach. A review of sea current action and wind patterns over the past 20+ years indicate a strong probability that si [...]

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Right to Know Week – It’s Yours, Just Ask!

Right to Know Week – It’s Yours, Just Ask!

| 04/10/2016 | 3 Comments
Jan Liebaers, Acting Information Commissioner, writes: The Information Commissioner’s Office has just finished another annual celebration of Right to Know Week, with events from 26 September to 3 October 2016. Every year 28 September is observed around the world as International Right to Know Day [...]

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MLAs’ salaries too high

MLAs’ salaries too high

| 25/09/2016 | 88 Comments
MM writes: 18 political seats x average $10,000 per month salary = $180,000 per month (KYD2,160,000 per year). These politicians are getting a law firm partner’s salary with little knowledge of law or what proper policies to put in place to encourage economic stimulus. Each and every sitting m [...]

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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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