Tag: George R. Ebanks

Controlling the cost of health insurance

Controlling the cost of health insurance

| 05/04/2016 | 22 Comments

George R. Ebanks writes: One of the areas that we face here in the Cayman Islands that is costly and is a real contributing factor in regards to our far too high cost of living is our mandatory health insurance cost. We need to urgently explore some common sense changes and start to think outside […]

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Collective bargaining by workers

Collective bargaining by workers

| 22/03/2016 | 30 Comments

George R. Ebanks writes: Collective bargaining is an important mechanism for regulating effective employment relationships and, based on the continued and persistent exploitation of the Caymanian worker, the time has now arrived for the establishment of a duly recognised and functioning trade union in the Cayman Islands.

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Caymanians are wise, smart but can do better

Caymanians are wise, smart but can do better

| 21/03/2016 | 17 Comments

George R. Ebanks writes: I had the pleasure of going to Cayman Brac recently, which gave me the chance to slow down a bit as the pace of life there is as it was in Grand Cayman in years gone by. I sensed more “togetherness” amongst the people of Cayman Brac than I do here […]

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Activists plan picket at bulk fuel depots

Activists plan picket at bulk fuel depots

| 10/03/2016 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Members of a local activist group, frustrated with government’s inaction over fuel prices, are taking to the streets again to voice their concerns. ‘Cayman Is Fed Up With High Gas Prices’ has scheduled a picket at the fuel importers’ main depots, a gas station boycott, a carpool/bus week and another public march to bring […]

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The need for pro-active police action

The need for pro-active police action

| 05/02/2016 | 18 Comments

George R. Ebanks writes: Recently there have been repeated incidents of female joggers being sexually assaulted along our roads as they took time out for their personal leisure and exercise. This must not be left un-noticed and without proactive police action. I have written numerous times of the pervasive and creeping nature of crime and the position […]

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No need for an early general election

No need for an early general election

| 27/01/2016 | 8 Comments

George R. Ebanks writes: Once again we are faced with an elected government which, through perhaps lack of clear leadership or no fault of their own, now find themselves in a true coalition-type governance model. Should one listen to the recent utterances from the leader of the country, Premier Alden McLaughlin, the incumbent government sounds surprised, […]

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Clock ticking on OMOV

Clock ticking on OMOV

| 22/01/2016 | 13 Comments

George R. Ebanks writes: From the time that our legislature accepted the recommendations of the Electoral Boundaries Commission in October 2015 to introduce 19 single-member electoral districts, government should have also rolled out their action plan to see it to fruition. As it stands now, the clock is busy ticking away precious seconds of time and […]

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Local pump prices stick as oil costs tumble

Local pump prices stick as oil costs tumble

| 18/01/2016 | 57 Comments

(CNS): As the price of a barrel of oil fell below $28 Monday before making a fractional recovery in trading, and the price of gas dropped to just 47 cents per gallon at one station in Michigan on Sunday, prices in Cayman were still in many places over $4 per gallon. The issue of fuel costs […]

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Gas price fall not enough, says activist

Gas price fall not enough, says activist

| 24/12/2015 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The cut in the pump price of fuel to just under $4 at some local gas stations is not enough, local activists said as they announced plans to pump up the pressure on government to in turn press the two bulk fuel importers to cut prices by much more. George Ebanks, the spokesperson for […]

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Fuel price activists back new terminal

Fuel price activists back new terminal

| 11/12/2015 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The group of activists campaigning for reduced gas prices have switched their attention from the allegations of inflated pump prices to backing a new larger fuel storage and transshipment terminal on Grand Cayman as a solution to the overly high prices, which they say are still not falling to a fair rate. The committee, known […]

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Rain dampens demo but petition exceeds 14,000

Rain dampens demo but petition exceeds 14,000

| 14/10/2015 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The crowd marching on the Legislative Assembly Wednesday to show support for effective legislation on gas price transparency was considerably smaller than organisers had expected, as the weather dampened the occasion. Around 50 people waited outside the Legislative Assembly to hand over to lawmakers a petition with more than 14,000 signatures, which is believed to be the […]

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