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Turtle Farmer turned ganja farmer

By Christopher Willenborg With all the commotion in the press about medical cannabis in the Cayman Islands I feel qualified to share my opinion. I have been a medical marijuana patient since 2005. As a 40% disabled Navy veteran I am a medical marijuana patient in the state of Colorado. …

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“Never on a Sunday”

By Thomas Johnson The headline above is the name of a song that won an Oscar for its writer and made a star of the late Melina Mercouri who sang it in the movie of the same name. Without divulging the reasons for her character’s viewpoint regarding the Sabbath, suffice …

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From bump to bikini

By Ernest Ebanks If you’ve just given birth to a brand new baby, chances are you’re anxious to get the weight loss processed started and rev up your fitness level back to where it was before you become pregnant.  Even though you’ve definitely put some excess body fat on throughout …

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A pale green light for clean energy

By Graham Morse The fifth of May, 2016, could be a landmark date in the history of the Cayman Islands. Winston Connolly’s private members motion recommending the transition to 100% renewable energy was, against all expectations, unanimously passed. Mr. Connolly said that he had listened to the voice of the …

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Juggernaut Helter-skelter

By Thomas Johnson   Traffic on our roads is something we find ourselves talking about quite often. Like ‘where did that driver buy his license’ or ‘it took you HOW long to drive to work?’ And yet a lifetime ago, just before the Second World War, there were just 47 …

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Commentary: The British secrecy network is the biggest in the world

By Austin Harris According to an article first published in the Financial Times, the Cayman Islands branded a transparency drive backed by David Cameron as “pointless”, as it mounted a vigorous defense of offshore finance in the run-up to Thursday’s anti-corruption summit. The overseas territory said it had asked to …

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Winston Connolly brings energy to the House

Graham Morse Winston Connolly left the government benches because it gave him the freedom to bring forward private members motions that he believes best serve the interests of the people. He has never been afraid to raise his head above the parapet of party politics, and bring important issues to …

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George’s Position

Permanent Residency (PR) in Principal  In this week’s column I wish to explore an idea. This is an idea that favours the law abiding “every-day” class of people. This PR in principal idea is for the middle class family or individual who comes to our shores; falls in love with …

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Many Happy (and Glorious) Returns!

By Thomas Johnson On Thursday the 23rd April, Her Majesty the Queen will become 90 years of age. Although it is the anniversary of the day of her birth, we have a Public Holiday on another day, always a Monday, called the ‘Queen’s Birthday’. That is the ‘Official’ birthday, close …

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