Name: Arden McLean
District: East End
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The Cayman Islands new coalition government will have at least 13 members, possibly as many as 15, by the time it is sworn in Wednesday morning.
Instead of making Cayman’s districts smaller, more numerous and more inward-facing, officials should have done the opposite: Make the entirety of the Cayman Islands one single district, and allow residents to vote on the same slate of candidates.
A disparate group of independent candidates triumphed in Wednesday’s general election, but they did not manage to win a 10-seat majority in the Legislative Assembly.
About 100 East End district residents gave Police Commissioner Derek Byrne an earful Thursday night regarding concerns that crime is growing in the small community and their perception that police seem to be doing little about it.
Police accountability and crime opened the first Cayman Islands national debate ahead of the May 24 election.
The Cayman Compass reported last month that a new political group, the “Cayman People’s Alliance” had been formed ahead of the May general election.