RSSPolls, Viewpoints & Analysis

Financial services: who is asleep at the wheel?

Financial services: who is asleep at the wheel?

| 02/03/2021 | 1 Comment

Alric Lindsay writes: Two recent news pieces, one appearing on the website of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the other from a video of the European Parliament’s subcommittee on tax matters, cause reasons for concern that some high officials in our government may have temporarily taken their eyes off the dashboard or are […]

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Those who buy votes will sell their country

Those who buy votes will sell their country

| 28/02/2021 | 19 Comments

(Uncorrupt Voter): We are just weeks away from yet another general election that many will perceive as corrupt because of the widely held belief that at least some of the country’s political representatives will be elected or re-elected by bribing voters with gifts and/or cash. Election observers will find, as they always do, that Election […]

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Mount Trashmore and recycled politicians

Mount Trashmore and recycled politicians

| 19/02/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The George Town dump has been a national crisis through the past six administrations, starting with the UDP government in power when Grand Cayman was hit by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, followed by the first PPM government, which took over in 2005, in which Arden McLean, who has since left the party and currently […]

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The party is over

The party is over

| 18/02/2021 | 23 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: The Cayman Islands does not have political parties which are distinguishable based on some clear political ideology, policy approach or vision for the country. The two political parties of modern times can be aptly described as ‘cults of personality’ led by a dominant public figure or a big personality. In the case of […]

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Salary grabs and who gets the shaft

Salary grabs and who gets the shaft

| 17/02/2021 | 53 Comments

Alric Lindsay writes: It is not unusual for salary grabs to take place close to election dates. But to blatantly do so while poor people are suffering takes things to another level. This is particularly the case during COVID-19.  Specifically, I would like to point out two salary grabs, who may get left behind and […]

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The value of your vote

The value of your vote

| 14/02/2021 | 41 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: Your vote is worth between CI$600,000 and CI$950,000 plus pension and benefits to a Cayman politician. That’s the estimated total salary they earn during the four-year term. For that you should expect to see an improvement in your quality of life, cost of living, public education system, strategic management of the infrastructure, […]

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Miller displays leadership qualities

Miller displays leadership qualities

| 11/02/2021 | 4 Comments

Cayman Islands People’s Party writes: In 2009, when Ezzard Miller was elected by his fellow legislators as chairman of the constitutionally authorized and Legislative Assembly Standing Orders facilitated Public Accounts Committee (PAC), the state of corporate governance and financial reporting of government entities, including ministries, departments, and statutory bodies, were quite different from what it […]

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Voting for turkeys

Voting for turkeys

| 01/02/2021 | 28 Comments

Corrupt Voter writes: I need a fridge and I’m prepared to vote for whoever gives me one before Election Day. I also need a washing machine, so I may well accept one from a second candidate and tell them I’ll vote for him/her but in truth I will vote for the candidate that gave me […]

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50% of seats held by less than 50% of votes

50% of seats held by less than 50% of votes

| 29/01/2021 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The realities of ‘one man, one vote’ in single-member constituencies, given the size of electoral districts in Cayman, came home to voters after the 2017 General Election, when they found themselves with a government that no one had voted for, and in some constituencies a representative that was supported by less than half of […]

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Poll: Environmental issues

Poll: Environmental issues

| 27/01/2021 | 6 Comments

(CNS): We will be drilling down on some specific environmental concerns over the coming months, but this poll is to gauge how people feel about environmental issues generally. While the pandemic and the economy are looming large in this election cycle as immediate problems, the environment is a long-term issue. Will voters expect candidates to […]

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