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It is difficult to understand why people are so strongly opposed to the granting of equal rights to their fellow country people.
Even if this recommendation is not ultimately adopted now, it may return in future. Even if it does not, there will be other unacceptable prescriptions over time.
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.
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.
A growing, and we believe consequential, debate is taking place in the media world about the perils of publishing “anonymous submissions.”
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.
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 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.
No two hurricanes are alike and while prognosticators tell us how many storms will form and how powerful they will be, they cannot predict any one storm’s disposition.
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.
It’s well past time that the Cayman Islands Government’s Department of Environmental Health finally put paid to the long-simmering issue of the Brac’s abysmal landfill and its poisonous smoke polluting the sweet air.
Let us all thank God that we were blessed with such a special man as Mr. Nixon.
The Cayman Islands government should be supported by everyone in its efforts to address the U.K.’s recent action to progress a bill pushing us to implement a public beneficial ownership registry by 2020.
I would also recommend that [supermarkets] use paper containers that are more eco-friendly and are compostable.
When there is so much bad news about, we found shaking a tin a very uplifting experience. If you get an opportunity to do it in the future, we would recommend it. It will make you feel good.
She was an exemplary representative of H.M. Government and beloved in the Cayman Islands during her tenure.
The secondary modern high school opened 50 years ago this year on The Brac and boldly boasts of students excelling in CXC, IGCSE and in other extracurricular activities.
Let’s all do our part to help the sea we all love.
Whilst fingers point to local government, accusing it of not doing enough, surely everyone, including tourists, should be playing their part in disposing of waste responsibly.
She is wonderful and loved by so many!
This past visit, it was really apparent to me something needs to be done with respect to protecting the waters, the creatures and the reefs from too many tourists that have no clue or respect.
We can and must do so much better.
If you are to do that again, loud music should stop at 10 p.m.
These are exciting times for our Islands and we have a bright future ahead of us. So yes on this Christmas day, as a country, we have much to be thankful for.
I am one musician who is more than happy to stay home on New Year’s Eve, and I’m very delighted that some old traditions still hold strong in these islands.
Premier Alden McLaughlin, Minister Roy McTaggart and Mr. Saunders deserve to be commended for standing up for Cayman’s financial services industry
If this is a government of national unity, then make sure you use that “unite” part to help the East.
As a long-term renter of a condo on mid-SMB, I am concerned where I and all the other visitors and owners of the condos (and hotel guests) in that area will get groceries.
Cayman is already on the world stage for financial services; it is time that audacity and imagination carried Cayman to the world stage in culture and recreation.
If Cayman can play any part whatsoever … in further developing immunotherapy, this would certainly be a proud achievement.
My family and I wish to offer my condolences and sympathy to the family of Lillian Pearson who recently died.
I hope you get a handle on things. It’s just like driving around in the U.S.: stressful.
It is low key, not commercial, and just a lovely place to spend a lovely vacation, with delightful people interested in leaving a good impression of their island.