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It’s nice to hit the reset button every once in a while and focus on what’s going right. Thankfully, our islands have much to choose from on that score.
A decision of this size, scope and historic significance should not be determined by a race to the finish line.
In our view, implementing these recommendations would bring the Cayman Islands to the ‘next level’ of responsible governance, joining other highly functioning democracies that prioritise transparency, fairness and efficiency in government affairs.
It is telling that personal vehicles continue to be the go-to choice for most residents and many visitors, even if it means enduring stop-and-go traffic on logjammed roadways crammed with hundreds of other drivers doing the same.
Teaching customs and border patrol agents to recognise red flags and suspicious behaviours will allow them to better target would-be lawbreakers while reducing friction for everyday travellers. It is an efficient, customer-friendly use of resources.
Our primary concern is the decision-making process be transparent, with plenty of opportunity for public input on the plans.
Unlike hurricanes, we can predict with near-100% certainty that the rainy season will wreak havoc on low-lying neighbourhoods – flooding streets, homes and businesses, causing headaches, inconvenience and damaging property.
Cayman’s repeated successes in sports tourism makes ‘winners’ of us all, opening up new revenue opportunities for the sector, diversifying entertainment options for our residents and reinforcing the importance of healthy, active lifestyles among our youth.
We are glad to see so many young people taking these lessons to heart.
With the very real possibility of the question coming to referendum, the time has officially come for readers to redirect their attention to these discussions and to educate themselves about the issues at hand.
Researchers such as Oxford-trained economist Diego Zuluaga have pointed out that offshore centres, as important facilitators of aggregate investment, are, in fact, associated with improved economic outcomes.
What, if anything can be done? The answers, while imperfect, remain largely unchanged.
We urge officials and council members to work diligently, and quickly, to implement processes and procedures that protect patient safety and ensure high standards of care.
Celebrate Cayman 60 Acts of Service is a chance to show the power of individuals in collaboration.
The governor's observations about Cayman's workforce were clearly intended to be positive and unifying. They should not have been controversial.
The time to prepare is when the sun still is shining, not when a storm is heading our way.
Premier Alden McLaughlin struck the right tone in his recent statement on the United Kingdom’s governance of its overseas territories, demonstrating both fortitude and diplomacy as he addressed conflicts on a number of issues that are exceptionally sensitive politically in the Cayman Islands.
For all the long hours and little frustrations, most mums will say the perks of the job far outweigh the demands.
Whether they do so by aligning themselves with the Premier or with the Opposition, there is no reason independent candidates cannot work together to do the job.
The million-dollar question (actually, closer to $100 million, according to ballpark cost estimates for a second terminal) is whether and how fast airport traffic will keep growing.
But by far the most exciting announcement this season has been that next year Batabano and CayMAS will be held on the same day, in one combined event.
If anything, we would take comfort in seeing our elected officials express a bit of alarm when discussing these issues, if only to signal that they understand the gravity of the situation.
When government uses public funds to study an issue of public interest, the product belongs to the people. Transparency is a philosophical cornerstone of any...
Cayman cannot control the ocean currents that occasionally steer sargassum in our direction, but working together, we can be prepared with a quick, efficient and effective response when it does.
It takes ongoing effort and careful vigilance to protect our islands from outbreaks of disease.
A good rule of thumb, used in many countries around the world, is that housing and related expenses should not exceed 30% of a household’s take-home income.
Last year, DoA impounded 388 dogs, according to records reviewed by the Compass. That is more than a dog per day – far too many for our little island.
Whatever you do, and however you celebrate, everyone here at the Compass wishes you a joyous Easter and a happy spring.
Hosting CARIFTA is no small task for our little islands, but it is well worth the effort.
It is good to see transportation issues rising to this level of awareness after years of slowly deteriorating conditions.
But there is no question that something must be done to stop the out-of-control growth in government’s healthcare obligations and expenditures. Our current path is simply not sustainable.
The new school inspection framework sets appropriately high expectations. Now it is up to us to reach the bar.
Public officials have a duty to swiftly inform the public about slip-ups, detours and unexpected events
More than a few junkers were left so close to roadways, they threatened the safe flow of traffic. In short, it was a terrible mess.
After weeks of waiting, our islands’ appetite is more than sufficiently whetted for this beloved event.