Editorial for 09 April: Candidates are job applicants

This year’s election is shaping up with some good candidates
in the running and people willing to discuss the major issues facing the Cayman
Islands and her people.

And it appears the candidates are doing a good job of going
to the people and holding public meetings in which to seek support, ask advice
and answer questions.

It seems like there’s a candidate’s meeting just about every
night in the Cayman Islands.

There are so many that the Caymanian Compass can’t cover
them all in a fair manner.

The same goes for party meetings.

It would be unfair of us to cover one candidate’s or party’s
meeting and ignore others.

So, instead, the Caymanian Compass is going to concentrate
on public forums, such as those presented by the Cayman Islands Chamber of
Commerce.

The forums began last night in East End and continue at 7pm
today at the Bodden Town Civic Centre.

While we will be in attendance covering the forums to keep
our readers and advertisers informed, we encourage the people who live in the
districts to attend these important meetings.

Ask questions, take notes and put the candidates to task on
the issues you think are most important for the future of our country.

The Compass is dedicated to keeping you informed of how the
candidates stand on issues. We’re dedicating pages in our Tuesday and Thursday
editions to topics that are uppermost on our minds this election season.

And this Thursday we plan to offer you a separate feature to
introduce you to all of the candidates from Grand Cayman to the Sister Islands.

We hope that you examine each and every candidate as you
would a job applicant because, at the end of the day, that’s what they are.
Each candidate is asking for you to give him or her a job running our country.

Once elected, we hope that they remember why we’ve put them
in a position of power; to do the will of the people.

 

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