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A pale green light for clean energy

By Graham Morse The fifth of May, 2016, could be a landmark date in the history of the Cayman Islands. Winston Connolly’s private members motion recommending the transition to 100% renewable energy was, against all expectations, unanimously passed. Mr. Connolly said that he had listened to the voice of the …

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Juggernaut Helter-skelter

By Thomas Johnson   Traffic on our roads is something we find ourselves talking about quite often. Like ‘where did that driver buy his license’ or ‘it took you HOW long to drive to work?’ And yet a lifetime ago, just before the Second World War, there were just 47 …

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Standing our ground

We are heartened to see our government, as led by Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin and Minister of Financial Services Hon Wayne Panton, standing firm on the issue of automatic sharing of beneficial ownership information. This follows Mr McLaughlin’s strong stance at the UK Anti-Corruption Summit, at which he called out …

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Respecting diversity of opinions

This Saturday 21 May, the world will recognise the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. Locally the Human Rights Commission is encouraging respect for cultural diversity. We echo the HRC in its call for respecting diversity and also ask that this respect be extended to respecting diversity …

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Policies of exclusion

The latest example listed in the pages of today’s issue of hiring practices specifically aimed at keeping locals out of jobs for the benefit of work permit holders has us seeing red. The fact that the job in question was for an entry-level position makes it all the more astounding …

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Sweeping it under the rug

There was an old advertising slogan for an American tabloid, the National Enquirer, which said, “Enquiring minds want to know.” While we do not at all subscribe to the tactics of tabloid journalism, we do believe that not only do our readers (the Cayman Islands public) want to know what …

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Commentary: The British secrecy network is the biggest in the world

By Austin Harris According to an article first published in the Financial Times, the Cayman Islands branded a transparency drive backed by David Cameron as “pointless”, as it mounted a vigorous defense of offshore finance in the run-up to Thursday’s anti-corruption summit. The overseas territory said it had asked to …

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Walking the walk

We are pleased to see the Information and Communications Technology Authority (ICTA) taking a strong stance against irregularities it has uncovered within one of its licensees in the telecoms arena. For far too long, public agencies have seemed reluctant to break out the punitive measures within their grasp – preferring …

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