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A question of priorities

A look at the long list of legislation going before the Legislative Assembly in its next sitting highlights to some observers the priorities of the Cayman Islands Government. What is surprising to some, and we must admit to us as well, is the absence of some important pieces of legislation …

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Family values and valuing families

There has been much debate recently in Cayman regarding “family values” – most of these arguments based on Biblical interpretations and also centered around issues regarding same-sex marriages and other lifestyle choices that are seen as contrary to the Biblical views of marriage and family life. However, our argument today …

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Reality vs perception

In searching for attribution for the saying “perception is reality” we came across this quote: “There is no truth. There is only perception,” by Gustave Flaubert. And this seems to be the likely origin to the oft-repeated saying. We were searching for the attribution, as it seems to apply to …

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The Dangers of Voter Apathy

ap¦athy NOUN lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern: “widespread apathy among students” synonyms: indifference · lack of interest · lack of enthusiasm · lack of concern · unconcern · uninterestedness · unresponsiveness · impassivity · passivity · passiveness · detachment · dispassion · dispassionateness · lack of involvement · phlegm …

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It’s too late to apologise

“We accept the criticism of the police investigation by Mr Justice Owen, QC, in his judgment delivered this morning, as well as the verdict of the court in this matter.  We deeply regret the delays in the police investigation in this case and its outcome in terms of its potential …

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

The Cayman Islands marked the 12th anniversary of the passage of Hurricane Ivan on Sunday 11 September and Monday 12 September. In 2004, the Category 5 storm spent 36 hours battering our tiny islands. And while most of us who lived through it can certainly relate to the aftermath being …

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The ongoing vocational gap

Just as the Islands’ public school students returned to school after their Summer break, the Ministry of Education published its “Education Plan of Action for 2016-2017.” The plan is described as “an operational plan for all government schools in the Cayman Islands.” It was developed by representatives from the Ministry …

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When in Rome….

When in Rome, do as the Romans. So the saying goes. However, this does not seem to apply when it comes to small nations and territories such as the Cayman Islands. We are careful to use the word “territories” in addition to “nations” as we are constantly reminded in the …

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Party politics

The more things change, the more they stay the same. In the past year, we have seen some changes to the political parties in the Cayman Islands. We have had three defections from the People’s Progressive Movement (PPM) with Anthony Eden, Alva Suckoo and then Winston Connolly leaving the government …

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