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The bubble of privilege

In the United States, the phrase “White privilege” is a term for societal privileges that benefit people identified as white in Western countries, beyond what is commonly experienced by non-white people under the same social, political, or economic circumstances. According to American feminist, anti-racism activist and author Peggy McIntosh, whites …

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Police politics

The former Commissioner of Police’s contention that he was hounded out of office due to political interference only highlights the urgent need for change in the way in which the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is governed. Despite several and ongoing concerns over Mr Baines’ leadership of the Cayman …

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What’s in a name?

Names and designations are a huge part of how we identify ourselves – as individuals, communities, cultures and countries. So what’s in a name? A lot. It also matters how you pronounce names and how you use them. There is a glaring example of the wrong pronunciation and usage of …

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Where are our priorities?

Amidst much self-congratulation by the current administration, the 2016-2017 18-month budget was delivered on Monday 30 May in the Legislative Assembly. Through addresses by the Governor, the Premier and the Minister of Finance, we learned of the government’s spending plans through the May 2017 General Elections and beyond. What caught …

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Media manners

In the last week, staff at The Cayman Reporter have encountered a shocking lack of manners, respect and professionalism from a number of quarters within the local public arena. From personal insults to veiled threats to plainly unprofessional answers to our questions, the various instances of rude, arrogant and ill-mannered …

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Carefree campaigning

The recent fund-raising dinner held by the Progressives at the Ritz-Carlton on Tuesday (24 May) brought concerns regarding campaign financing in the Cayman Islands to the fore. Independent North Side MLA Ezzard Miller said, “The PPM using the budget information to raise money for the party is taking campaign financing …

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Predators of innocence

A predator is defined as person who ruthlessly exploits others. In the case of predator pedophiles, they are individuals who seek to exploit and destroy the innocence of childhood to satisfy their own perverse desires. Part of our job as a community, as a society, is to protect our young. …

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