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Gun crime and punishment

Gun crime and punishment

| 07/02/2017 | 27 Comments
Blue Iguana writes: In all the media in the Cayman Islands one troubling theme emerging as a recurrent headline lately is the illegal possession of unlicensed firearms on our shores. What remains notably conclusive is that clearly civilians aren’t the only ones engaging in this particular criminal [...]

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Challenges in the classroom

Challenges in the classroom

| 23/01/2017 | 31 Comments
‘Support your teachers’ writes: Mr Samuels (principal at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School) needs to step up and defend his teachers, and speak up for them if they are unable to do so. Most teachers do not chastise well-behaved students because they have nothing better to do. Students, [...]

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Policy advice

Policy advice

| 13/01/2017 | 25 Comments
MM writes: My knees get weak and I shudder whenever one of our elected representatives come forward and say, “I will be hiring a consultant to…”. My issue with this is that political candidates come forward so boastfully during their campaign attempting to indicate that they, at th [...]

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Our youth are politically apathetic

Our youth are politically apathetic

| 05/01/2017 | 47 Comments
Blue Iguana writes: Apparently, a certain constitutional entitlement is rather unimportant in our democratic society. If there’s one thing that the Elections Office’s canvassing exercise reveals about Cayman’s youth, it’s this: politics disinterests them. That’s essentially the message our [...]

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Cayman tourism – fantasy destination or facade?

Cayman tourism – fantasy destination or facade?

| 05/01/2017 | 92 Comments
MM writes: There is no doubt that the Cayman Islands are blessed with beauty and some of the clearest, cleanest and safest beaches of the Caribbean. Our infrastructure boasts some of the finest four- and five-star accommodations in the region, with all the best amenities and most luxurious services. [...]

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Nightmare before Christmas – importing your holiday treasures

Nightmare before Christmas – importing your holiday treasures

| 27/12/2016 | 42 Comments
MM writes: Does it really have to take three hours to clear a package at customs? I simply cannot see the logic in not so much as considering a more efficient and expedited way to conduct this vital transaction. There is no particular excuse as to why people must sit half their entire day in [&helli [...]

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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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