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Door wide open for white collar crime

Door wide open for white collar crime

| 05/02/2018 | 6 Comments
A CNS reader writes: Although it’s valid that our police lack a compelling strategy to deal with escalating violent crime, the door to blue and white collar crime has also been left wide-open and duped consumers merit some recourse. The existing judicial structure of our court system caters to sma [...]

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Profit over planet?

Profit over planet?

| 03/01/2018 | 95 Comments
Theresa Green writes: The issue of climate change and how it impacts life across the world is likely to be one of the biggest issues in 2018 and Cayman will be facing its own challenges regarding the environment in the year ahead as the current Government of National Unity takes aim at the National [...]

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Health warning to drug users

Health warning to drug users

| 28/12/2017 | 38 Comments
A CNS reader writes: Users are largely unaware that incoming drugs are highly likely to have been already laced with potentially deadly, highly addictive, cheaper, internet mail-order synthetic opioids (in addition to the normal toxic production chemicals). Those in denial, or blindly trusting their [...]

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Government’s rubbish trick

Government’s rubbish trick

| 27/11/2017 | 42 Comments
Theresa Green writes: Government’s move to take $15.6 million from the Environmental Protection Fund to pay for capping the existing landfills and help finance the proposed national garbage plan was not only wrong but part of a wider deception about this project. No one doubts the management of g [...]

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When health insurance doesn’t cover health costs

When health insurance doesn’t cover health costs

| 15/11/2017 | 44 Comments
Have a heart Cayman writes: The numbers just don’t add up when it comes to insurance and the average person. I’ve been unable to work due to ill health and my husband earns $30k a year to support us both. My medical insurance premium is almost $4,500 a year for what is considered a good [...]

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What happens when the CIG goes bankrupt?

What happens when the CIG goes bankrupt?

| 24/10/2017 | 67 Comments
MM writes: I believe most of us on the more informed side are aware of what happened in the past six years with that little country called “Greece” – the country that went bankrupt. Here in the Cayman Islands, we are beginning to see a trend of government/private partnerships. We see the neat [...]

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Society’s neglect of children in trouble

Society’s neglect of children in trouble

| 20/10/2017 | 99 Comments
MM writes: Reading the articles about Devon Anglin and how his life spiraled is always hurtful for me, and here is why: Many moons ago Devon was one of my best friends in high school, a super smart child in all the highest academic sets at the John Gray High School; he was particularly excellent [&h [...]

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GM antibiotic-dependent mosquitoes

GM antibiotic-dependent mosquitoes

| 20/10/2017 | 35 Comments
Dr John W Norris writes: Are we pouring gasoline on one public health crisis hoping to treat another? Voters said no in Key Haven, Florida, to a trial release of genetically modified antibiotic-dependent mosquitoes in 2016. The analysis of FDA public comment by Bloss et al was a start to look at why [...]

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Talking of discrimination…

Talking of discrimination…

| 04/10/2017 | 85 Comments
Anonymous writes: From one heterosexual male Caymanian; I’ve got nothing against gay marriage. To each, his/her own. The Marriage Law should treat straight and gay marriages equally. Hey, and while we’re on the subject of equal treatment for all, can white expat ladies please stop treati [...]

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CNS poll: Is Cayman hurricane ready?

CNS poll: Is Cayman hurricane ready?

| 11/09/2017 | 65 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands just dodged a 425-mile wide bullet. Irma broke the record for consecutive hours at category 5 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph, leaving a trail of destroyed homes and widespread flooding all along its path across the Caribbean and Florida, with uprooted li [...]

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Dear PAC: more on the Needs Assessment Unit

Dear PAC: more on the Needs Assessment Unit

| 11/09/2017 | 14 Comments
A former NAU employee writes: What! The ministry is responsible for NAU? This is news? Mr Miller, you should not be surprised about the NAU director calling out the ministry. I guess we can expect a new NAU director soon. As I have repeatedly and consistently said via this forum, the main problems w [...]

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