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A tale of two projects

There are two major projects in the Cayman Islands that seem to be tossed back and forth between successive government administrations. These are the George Town landfill and the cruise port. Both have become political hot potatoes that no government wants to keep in its hands – perhaps because the …

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On crime and punishment

The recent publicity surrounding the apprehension of a theft suspect at Smith Cove by a visiting New York police officer has heightened our awareness of our community’s approach to offenders. The cop’s heroics were splashed across some other local media, complete with a photo of the off duty and out …

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Getting your own house in order

Regarding Caymanian unemployment, which currently stands at just over eight per cent while work permits number 22,000 – Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin has said that the time for excuses has passed. And we agree with him. The business community can no longer say that Caymanians are uneducated and unemployable, as …

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Personality politics

The New Year has just begun and the politicking has already started. Well, it really started even prior to the New Year with the release of the traditional start of the year messages by the Premier and the Leader of the Opposition. Both men issued statements that were clearly aimed …

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Barking up the wrong tree

Looking at the tempest in a teacup created by the government’s announcement of regulated harvesting of regenerative soft coral, it seems that the naysayers are simply barking up the wrong tree. We certainly agree that focus must be given to preserving our marine environment. However, in this case we think …

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To a bright future

Looking ahead to 2016, we are reminded of the title of 1980s song “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades.” And things are looking pretty good in many ways for the upcoming year. In the Cayman Islands, we are seeing an almost unprecedented amount of development underway. We have …

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Christmas cheer

It’s Christmas time in Cayman. The long-awaited Christmas breeze is blowing while the sun is shining brightly in clear blue skies. It is the weather and time of year that many Cayman residents look forward to all year through. The spirit of Christmas is readily apparent too. Despite the traffic …

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A lesson in semantics

The announcements coming out from both the CI government and the UK government on beneficial ownership can provide a lesson in semantics. The arguments are seemingly centered on the meanings of the words “public” versus “centralised.” The “simple definition” of semantics from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is “the study of the …

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