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Dear Mr. Premier, you are so highly respected, but on this, you are wrong. It was with shock that most of us, whilst listening to the you in the Government press briefing, heard you state the words "stay-over tourism is a massive failure".
In as many weeks as I can count on my hands, the global $2.9 trillion tourism industry has ground to a halt, which means Cayman’s US$900 million income has too. This affects all of us, even the many folks who don’t work in the industry.
I have recently returned to Grand Cayman after a 12-year absence. I write this letter as a person who in 2004 was invited back to...
We have been coming to Grand Cayman for nearly 30 years, so, yes, we have fond memories of when life was so much better...
Currently, we are deterring people from continuing to recycle, causing the most detrimental part of our island, the dump, to expand at a rapid rate.
Too much seaweed and not enough gardens these days.
All teachers make great sacrifices in their lives, time and income, all only to give.
Are we to complain, on the one hand, about cruise ship tourists parading through town in bikinis, while not only permitting but celebrating the level of public near-nudity and sexual simulation that is the hallmark of Batabano?
The Bodden Town plant only generates about 5% of the power CUC uses. We are not doing enough.
In effect, government is saying: “We will reluctantly let you in through the front door while Uncle Europe is looking from across the pond. But once you are inside, we will find an excuse to unceremoniously ease you out through the back door.”
In encouraging people that sin is godly, we risk deceiving these people and bearing some responsibility for their ultimate fate.
I would prefer to get back to the good old days when – depending upon the quality of food and service – I could leave a tip of my own choosing.
So happy to see that their serendipitous trip following Christopher Columbus’s 1495 discovery of the Brac and the Cayman Islands ended up with their celebrating the Sabbath at Temple Beth Shalom.
Caymanians do not wish for any changes in our traditions in relation to this matter. We have rights as islands and we have the right to say no.
Growing up here was a blessing. I saw this loving community shape the island into what it is today. However, this news has upset me and started to make me question those around me.
I hope that you after you read this letter you will at least consider banning single-use plastic. Please think of all of those suffering creatures and do something!
Citizens and visitors deserve to know their beaches are safe for recreation and be notified when they are not.
As a former long-time cat owner (Elvis, Butthead, Ripley, Scooter, Skittles and Mako, all unwanted by their owners or strays taken in), a trip to the Little Cayman garbage dump to witness the pitiful state of the warren there breaks my heart.
I’ve asked the Philatelic Bureau to consider issuing a postage stamp featuring our frigate. My fight is to save something of this ship.
To our British allies: please understand and be accountable for the fact that homophobia in the Caribbean has a colonial legacy.
It is difficult to understand why people are so strongly opposed to the granting of equal rights to their fellow country people.
People like Truman Bodden, Tony Scott and Jerry Harper, as well as many others, were instrumental in getting this sort of major event off the ground and they deserve all the plaudits they get. Let’s hope the demand for tickets soon exceeds the supply and a great time is had by all.
Now, when I hear the Premier’s words of the appeal that the decision, I think it is more important than ever to have one’s story heard.
There are so many people in Cayman making big strides to support our visions of greatness and inclusion and I’m eternally grateful for those who have stood by me through the ups and down.
To those that oppose this decision as a matter of principle rather than with hate, I say this: denying two people the ability to love one another, to commit to each other and to support each other throughout life, in good and in bad times, to have that love respected and protected by the country in which you were born and raised, is the cruellest of all evils.
Well, at the risk of being laughed at, scoffed at, ridiculed by many and condemned by the environmentalists among us, has anyone spared a thought to bridge the North Sound?
I learned so much about your island and its people during our time together. I will never forget your kindness.
Cayman does this sort of thing rather well, and I am sure that a wonderful time will be had by all.
They say the project will yield $245 million in economic benefits. An interesting figure. Where does this come from and, more importantly, who does it go to?
For the record, for you as editor and the public, my press release never at any time stated or implied that the CIAA should not recruit from overseas, but it did ask for a review of the recruitment plan, and that the CIAA consider replacing the terms being offered with more temporary arrangements that would prioritize training and professional development of Caymanians.
I cannot say I am enamoured by the number of concrete buildings and traffic jams there are now on the island, but tourism and tax planning bring jobs and everyone seemed happy!
In nearly 12 years of working in the Cayman government, I never met a single instructing official who understood what their role was in the preparation of legislation and could play it effectively.
A petition for or against a referendum about constructing a permanent cruise ship pier in George Town harbor will take years to resolve.
How many people will have to be attacked before the dogs are taken care of properly?
Slow down, especially when there is oncoming traffic on narrow roads like South Sound. The brake pedal is next to the accelerator.
My job is interesting because of the shades of gray and need for judgment and interpretation of what I find during audit, and I would be bored to tears if “the world were orderly and neat.”
Totally ridiculous, McKeeva Bush’s calling for 50-story buildings on Cayman’s beachfronts (“Speaker calls for 50-story buildings on Seven Mile Beach,” Jan. 3)! Surely Mr....
To address this issue, some countries have a general rule that legislation brought to the legislative assembly must contain a date on which it is expected to come into force.
George Town will not be revitalized by cruise ship passengers; it would be revitalized by people living in George Town who want to be within walking distance of the offices in which they work.
To support the free exchange of ideas about current issues of public import, the Compass publishes letters to the editor submitted by community leaders and readers with perspectives to share. Today, we republish excerpts from some of the more notable letters of 2018.
Once one part of the area is developed, then plans will be submitted for further development and Barkers will end up like Seven Mile Beach, with miles of hotels, restaurants and shops.
Does anybody believe that tourists visit for a taste of Cayman? A little bit of rustic, Caribbean music and Caymankind? Or is that all to be totally lost?
The National Trust, like many environmental groups and individuals, recognizes the need for sustainable economic development, but not to the detriment of our natural heritage; this is what makes the Cayman Islands unique and is the primary reason people choose to visit.
He was always very approachable and seemed to go out of his way for all of those he met. Quite a character, at a time when Cayman had more than its fair share of those.
CILPA would like to express condolences to his family, friends and those who had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Hunter.
The potential economic and environmental impacts of invasive pests are real and serious.
The irony is the slogan touted some time ago, “No garbage in Bodden Town.” Now, my residents, you have it.
Back in the day – 30 years ago – those of us on the Brac and Little Cayman who wanted Christmas trees (which were not imported to the Sister Islands) would hack down our own gorgeous Maypole Agave “trees” and haul them home to decorate for a Cayman Christmas!
All progressive countries in the world have national lotteries, or some form of chance to improve one’s lot in life through scratch cards or buying numbers.
In principle, I do not oppose the building of the new cruise terminal, but having worked in George Town for nearly 40 years, I can say that the influx of a large number more cruise passengers to George Town would make the problem of getting to and leaving from work there a complete nightmare.
Hopefully this will not just create more interest and talk, but start some action toward finding solutions. Quality of life in Cayman should not be allowed to slip!
Liability insurance has never been a requirement to obtain a licence under the Trade and Business Licensing Law.
This is not about politics or any one group of people, this is about our island home and the comfort we all should live in.
Despite promises made by previous ministers regarding the prohibition of vehicles being offered for sale along the side of our thoroughfares, the ever-growing car lot on West Bay Road, opposite Queen’s Court, is an eyesore and certainly lowers the tone of the area.
LIFE encourages the Cayman community to focus on the foundations of literacy for skills development today so that all our citizens can share in a successful tomorrow.
Cayman does this sort of thing very well – naming buildings, institutions and roads after people who have made such a difference in recent times.
Unfortunately, the current lack of transparency by the government fuels more speculation by the day and leads to many questions ...
Cayman is a world leader in some instances, while an increasing number of persons each year have to go on welfare. Why is this?
Select Vantage Inc. (SVI) is disappointed that the Cayman Compass published its article without first seeking comment from SVI. If comment had been sought, SVI could have corrected some significant errors in the article.
There needs to be more than a place to throw down a beach towel.
I write in reply to your editorial of July 30, (“Don’t answer the latest call to arms”) which asks a few questions of me.
Please be assured that we will provide further updates on the situation as soon as we are able to do so in a manner that upholds the fairness and integrity of the investigation.
Safety and security of visitors while in the Cayman Islands is paramount and key to the desirability of “Caymans” as a world tourist destination.
I spent several months in Africa and never encountered anything like the effects of the dump we have here. Have we truly reached Third World?
Following a July 10 community meeting regarding the redevelopment of Smith Barcadere at South Sound Community Centre and the ensuing comments made through various forms of media, I want to assure the people of the Cayman Islands that I have the best for my people at heart.
I saw Kirkland Nixon toe-to-toe with captains of industry and high-priced attorneys on fundamental principles, and on each occasion principle to him was like bedrock.
In 1971 … the Legislative Assembly Building and Law Courts were yet to appear. There was no TV or radio and we never locked our front door or took the keys out of the car.
New MRCU Director Jim McNelly Ph.D. says his team and Oxitec are in agreement on how, where and when to proceed with the evaluation. It will also be up to MRCU to evaluate what success will look like.
MRCU has rightfully carried out their due diligence with regards to the Friendly Mosquitoes solution and has always been supportive of the technology.
Let us all thank God that we were blessed with such a special man as Mr. Nixon.
I have been to see a Councilor in the Ministry of Education about several issues concerning our schoolchildren that are of great concern to me, and I believe others as well.
Keep up the good work, sir.
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