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Trump should do business with Cayman

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With an election only four months away, the Progressives will likely be hopeful that Cayman’s current economic resurgence will indeed be attributed to their term in office as they seek re-election. President-elect Donald Trump takes office this Friday, Jan. 20. Trump’s eccentric character took centre stage throughout much of the …

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White elephant in the room

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A “white elephant” is a possession that is useless or troublesome, especially one that is expensive to maintain or difficult to dispose of. In Cayman’s case, one of our white elephants is the Cayman Turtle Farm. While it is not useless, it is certainly troublesome, while also expensive to maintain …

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Public transport problems

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In a small place like Cayman, specifically Grand Cayman, you would probably expect that there would be a relatively robust public transportation system. Given that the island is roughly made up of just 100 square miles, and approximately 24 miles long from end to end, it should be easy. Right? …

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Sweeping it under the rug

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Those in our community and leadership who express surprise at the upsurge in violent crime in the Cayman Islands in the past decade are a part of the problem, which has been as plain as the noses on their faces for some time to those of us who choose not …

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Repeating history

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“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Most of us are familiar with the above phrase, originally attributed to George Santayana, or a close variation of it. Another oft-used version is, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it,” for which we …

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Looking back, and forward

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“In this bright future, you can’t forget your past.” ~  Bob Marley As we come to the end of 2016, an eventful and tumultuous year to be sure, many of us are in a reflective frame of mind even as we look toward and hope for the future. The waning …

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Our Code of Ethics

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We are publishing the Code of Ethics that The Cayman Reporter follows in order that our readers will understand what guides us. Our news organisation has adopted the Society of Professional Journalists code of ethics to hold us accountable to the Cayman public. Seeking the truth and the public’s right …

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Rotten apples lead to a spoiled barrel

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We all know the saying that a few rotten apples will spoil the barrel. But when applied to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) and the recent assault convictions and revelations of misconduct and worse amongst its rank and file, we have to wonder if there are more than …

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Giving thanks for Caymankind

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This past weekend marked the sixth annual celebration of Cayman Thanksgiving, which is a national celebration honouring Caymanian heritage and culture. It also marks the passage of hurricane season, which officially ends on 30 November each year. We here at The Cayman Reporter join in the observance every  year and …

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