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Giving thanks for Caymankind

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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The height of folly

Opposition Leader Hon McKeeva Bush’s suggestion at the opening of the 10-storey Kimpton Seafire that Cayman should allow the development of 30-storey buildings has certainly raised eyebrows if not yet building heights. Heading into an election season, could this be an idea that Mr Bush will float to his supporters? …

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Do they know that they’ve been Trumped?

The wellspring of support for President Elect of the United States Donald Trump in the Cayman Islands has surprised many political observers given Trump’s overt ties to what are being called “alt right” groups in the American news. The term “alt right” refers to those who hold what are termed …

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Supporting our national festival

Pirates Week 2016 has just concluded, and can be considered a success. Once again, with very little government support, the Pirates Week Office has pulled off a national festival covering 10 days, all districts, and a wide range of events. It is the lack of clear and consistent government support …

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The political waiting game

It seems that potential local political candidates in the May 2017 General Elections are playing a game of wait and see. With the exception of less than a handful of candidates, no one seems to want to officially declare their candidacies – or even in what constituency they will be …

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Isn’t it ironic?

  Something struck us as somewhat ironic last week. While locally the Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Cayman National Cultural Foundation are bringing University of the West Indies Lecturers to Cayman to address gender discrimination and domestic abuse, the “greatest nation” in the world just elected a man …

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Lessons from the USA

The long-awaited US elections are over, but while we are recovering from the earthquake-like aftershocks, one thing is certain and that is, we must now turn our eyes inward, to look at what is happening here in the place we call home. As we go about our daily tasks, taking …

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New roadblock for progress

While we are cognizant of the need for environmental preservation, and indeed strongly supported the “Save the Cove” movement and subsequent decision by the government to halt development at that nationally beloved site by purchasing the land from developers, there is such a thing as obstructionist environmentalism. And that is …

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Defining moments for the Progressives

Now is an ideal time to conduct a high-level assessment of the Progressive government’s performance over the past three and a half years, and to consider where they are heading. With about five months left before the Legislative Assembly dissolves and official campaigning begins for the 2017 General Elections, the …

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Ethics regulation a priority

Some seven years after being enshrined in the Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009, The Standards in Public Life Law and an associated Register of Interests have still not become operational. The Law promotes ethics and transparency in order to curb corruption, one would have thought that it would have been …

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