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Cayman Kind

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Lately, the country has faced what seems to be more than its fair share of house fires. We are also witnessing what appears to be a healthy dose of Cayman kindness. Truth be told, it could be argued one of the founding principles of these islands is the inherent ability …

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Pensions conundrum

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The labour and pensions team is currently on its road show, explaining to the country the changes proposed in a new law Minister Hon. Tara Rivers hopes to have in place before the year is out. Probably, the main changes include raising the pensionable age to 65 and increasing the …

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Disrespect becomes the norm

Since its inception more than two years ago, The Blue Spot Facebook campaign has been naming and shaming drivers who choose to ignore the designated parking spots for those with special needs. Truthfully, most of us have been guilty of ignoring the rule and have pulled into a painted blue …

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Standing ground

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Even after immense pressure, it appears government is holding its ground and not caving in to the UK’s demand for a public registry. “We in Cayman don’t see the need for a central register at all, public or not,” states the Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin. Government has made it clear …

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Sign of the times

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What does one say when the shop of a local shoemaker and well-loved centenarian is broken into? Wesley Howell will be one of the few who have been blessed to live for 100 years. Little doubt he has seen it all in that time. We are sure this most recent …

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Village mentality needed

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Little doubt, it’s tough for parents in Cayman these days. As pointed out in this publication, people are finding it extremely difficult to make ends meet. The Banker’s Association has pointed to the rising figure of single income households as the prime reason for the number of foreclosures over the …

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Handcuffing plans

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Government is one step closer to finalising the long-awaited Ironwood development deal – which will see the extension of the East West Arterial Road some 10 miles to Frank Sound. In less than two weeks, government is expecting to put pen to paper and finally make a move on the …

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Spotlight on education

In a couple of short months, legislators will be asked to consider a revamped version of the 2009 Education Bill. It is a laden responsibility and the million-dollar question that policy makers will have to ask themselves is: Will this pave the way for a solution to the country’s education …

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Cost of living woes

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Is anyone really surprised? On one expat lifestyle website, we are considered the most expensive place in the world to live out of nearly 200 countries. Keep in mind that position fluctuates. A couple of months ago, the Cayman Islands ranked third on Expatistan. The site gathers information from people …

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The heavy hand of dependence

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At some point, this country will have to make a critical decision. Does it want to remain an overseas territory subjected to what the mother country believes is in the best interest for her children, or will it chart a path to independence and make its own decisions? You cannot …

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