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Letter: Don’t discourage recycling habits

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.

Letter: Managing sargassum

Too much seaweed and not enough gardens these days.

Letter: Teaching is a noble, necessary calling

All teachers make great sacrifices in their lives, time and income, all only to give.

Letter: Concerned about Batabano and public morality

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?

Letter: Solar farms must make money as well as electricity

The Bodden Town plant only generates about 5% of the power CUC uses. We are not doing enough.

Letter: Permanent residents and work permit fees

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.”
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Letter: Christians are not commanded to condone sin

In encouraging people that sin is godly, we risk deceiving these people and bearing some responsibility for their ultimate fate.
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Letter: Gratuity policies are disrespectful

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.

Letter: Safe travels to Brac visitors

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.

Letter: On gay marriage and other issues

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.

Letter: Practise what we preach

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.

Letter: Euthanise Sister Islands’ feral cats

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.

Letter: Remembering the HMS Cayman

I’ve asked the Philatelic Bureau to consider issuing a postage stamp featuring our frigate. My fight is to save something of this ship.

Rowell: Cayman’s homophobia has British roots

To our British allies: please understand and be accountable for the fact that homophobia in the Caribbean has a colonial legacy.

Letter: Welcome CARIFTA games

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.

Letter: Reasons to oppose voting rights for UK citizens

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.

Letter: Visitor is grateful for help

I learned so much about your island and its people during our time together. I will never forget your kindness.

Letter: Looking forward to royal visitors

Cayman does this sort of thing rather well, and I am sure that a wonderful time will be had by all.

Letter: Ambushed by wild dogs

How many people will have to be attacked before the dogs are taken care of properly?

Letter: Advice for Cayman’s drivers

Slow down, especially when there is oncoming traffic on narrow roads like South Sound. The brake pedal is next to the accelerator.

Letter: Audits are about more than rules

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.”

Letter: Say no to 50-story buildings

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....

Letter: Bringing laws into force should not be left to Cabinet

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.

Letter: Preserving Barkers

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.

Letter: Barkers is a special place for many people

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?

Balancing heritage and development

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.

Letter: Uzzell will be missed

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.

Letter: Remembering Arthur Hunter

CILPA would like to express condolences to his family, friends and those who had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Hunter.

Letter: DoA explains import rules for Christmas trees

The potential economic and environmental impacts of invasive pests are real and serious.

Letter: Trash in Bodden Town

The irony is the slogan touted some time ago, “No garbage in Bodden Town.” Now, my residents, you have it.

Letter: Cayman Christmas trees

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!

Letter: Legalize numbers games

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.

Letter: Managing downtown traffic flows

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.

Letter: Solving traffic gridlock

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.
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EDITORIAL – Comments policy: No ‘no names,’ no pen names

A growing, and we believe consequential, debate is taking place in the media world about the perils of publishing “anonymous submissions.”

Letter: Celebrating International Literacy Day

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.

Letter: Names reflect appreciation

Cayman does this sort of thing very well – naming buildings, institutions and roads after people who have made such a difference in recent times.

Letter: Give people a say in cruise berthing project

Unfortunately, the current lack of transparency by the government fuels more speculation by the day and leads to many questions ...

Letter – Celebrate values like courage and fairness

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.

Premier: During hurricane season 2018, be prepared

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.

Letter: MRCU responds to GeneWatch FOI release

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.

Letter: Disgusted by untreated medical waste

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.

Letter: Destroy eggs to control green iguana population

Why not research the possibility of tackling the problem by dealing with the up to 70 or so eggs laid by every female iguana during a year?

Letter: Government is right to cull Sister Islands’ feral cats

All the feral cats I find on my property, I will give them to the government.

Letter: Proud of Cayman’s generosity

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.

Letter: Eat more lionfish

Let’s all do our part to help the sea we all love.

Letter: Everyone plays a part in waste disposal

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.

Letter: Miss Olive’s honor is well deserved

She is wonderful and loved by so many!

Letter: Warning system needed

We can and must do so much better.

Letter: Carnival music kept visitors awake

If you are to do that again, loud music should stop at 10 p.m.

Letters – Giving a voice to the people

The free exchange of ideas is a necessary component of any healthy democracy. That is why the Compass reserves space in each issue for readers and leaders to share their perspectives as letters to the editor.
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Letter: The contributions of Nick Duggan

The recent 50th anniversary of the bank is a reminder of this gentleman, and one of Cayman’s finest citizens.

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