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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, the current lack of transparency by the government fuels more speculation by the day and leads to many questions ...
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.
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.
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?
All the feral cats I find on my property, I will give them to the government.
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.
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!
We can and must do so much better.
If you are to do that again, loud music should stop at 10 p.m.
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.
The recent 50th anniversary of the bank is a reminder of this gentleman, and one of Cayman’s finest citizens.