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Opposition hits back at criticism over assent of Civil Partnership Law

Cayman's official Opposition has described the assenting of the Civil Partnership Law Friday as a "sad day" for the country as its Leader Arden McLean called on Premier Alden McLaughlin to end what he called "the blame game".

Bryan rejects Miller’s call for no confidence motion in House Speaker

George Town Central MLA Kenneth Bryan rejects North Side MLA Ezzard Miller's call for no confidence motion in House Speaker McKeeva Bush.

Bernie Bush resigns as Deputy Speaker

West Bay North MLA Bernie Bush has resigned as Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Miller maintains call for Bush to resign

North Side MLA Ezzard Miller maintains his call for House Speaker McKeeva Bush to resign, saying there is no legal provision for his "leave of absence."

Will: Book underlines axiom that if you want peace, prepare for war

Today’s U.S. ships are more capable than ever, but too few for comfort, as Lehman’s readers will realize when they consider what only the Navy can do.

Will: After nixing the Iran nuclear deal, is containment our only option?

It is a law of arms control: Significant agreements are impossible until they are unimportant, which means until they are not significant.

Rahn: Abolishing campaign contribution limits

Any determined person can legally get around the campaign finance restrictions with the aid of a smart lawyer.

EDITORIAL – UK wins ‘war’ against EU … then surrenders

Perhaps half-hearted Brexit officials secretly hope, if they manage to bungle the negotiations sufficiently, that the people of the U.K. will change their minds about leaving the EU.

Morici: Don’t muzzle social media sites to prevent abuse

Rob Goldman, Twitter’s head of advertising, was roundly criticized for stating the easiest way to fight a Russian campaign is a “well educated citizenry,” but he is right.

Noriega: Castro’s survival plan may be crumbling

Today, only a few U.S. diplomats remain in Havana after suspicious “health attacks” did physical damage to two-dozen Americans – likely with the complicity of the regime.

Mitchell: Globalism, good and bad

Globalism (or globalization, or internationalism, or the policies of “Davos Man,,” or whatever you want to call it) increasingly is perceived to be about more than free trade and comity between nations. In the minds of market-oriented people, it is getting linked with other policies that cause considerable angst.

Morici: Why muzzling social media is no answer

Requiring social media organizations to work with federal authorities to ferret out Russian operatives and similar malefactors and cancel fictitious accounts is fine, but personalities should not be banned because they upset our biases.

Dreyfuss: Oxfam scandal just the latest in a string of insults

Large charitable organizations, such as Oxfam, and UN military missions operate in a bubble of private security, sense of immunity and deference from their grateful hosts.

EDITORIAL – ‘Brexit’ and ‘blacklist’: Cayman stuck between the UK and the EU?

The “real victims” of divorce are often the children. We hope that doesn’t hold true for “colonial children,” including the Cayman Islands, in the context of England’s protracted separation from the European Union, known commonly as “Brexit.”

Mitchell: A Libertarian paradise in Mexico

In an ideal world, the central government would allow towns to formally secede, and those towns could then contract to have private management. But that will never happen since politicians would not want real-world examples showing the superiority of markets over government.

Letter: Thoughts for members of our Legislative Assembly

Our MLAs need to listen to the people and adhere to their wishes. A petition should never be necessary. They are supposed to be working for us; we are their employers!

EDITORIAL – One EU ‘blacklist’ and 47 shades of gray

There’s good news, there’s bad news and then there’s … gray news. Developments out of Brussels this week fell in the last category, as the European Union placed the Cayman Islands on a so-called “graylist” — meaning our government has made certain commitments in writing to address EU criteria on tax transparency and “fairness."

Morici: Treating US Congress as a harbinger of recession

These days, politics poses more threats to the economy than the machinations of the bond market as measured by the slope of the yield curve or any other metric.

Responding to the crisis in Honduras

A week after voting in a bitterly contested presidential election, Hondurans still do not know who their next president will be.

UPDATED: Few surprises as government sworn in

A 13-member government was sworn in by Cayman Islands Governor Helen Kilpatrick Wednesday morning in a Legislative Assembly ceremony.

BREAKING: PPM-CDP coalition forms … again

It’s Premier Alden McLaughlin and Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush … again.

No liquor

Today's editorial cartoon

Bush strikes deal with independents to become premier

McKeeva Bush is set to become premier of the Cayman Islands, striking a deal with a group of independents, and reversing an announcement made hours earlier with the Progressives.

Lost

Today's editorial cartoon

Progressives founder Kurt Tibbetts quits politics

Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed that Mr. Tibbetts will not seek re-election in the upcoming May 24 vote.

Post: A cult of personality dashes Turkey’s democratic dreams

Little more than a decade ago, Turkey appeared to be an emerging democracy with vibrant civil society and somewhat independent media. No longer. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has abandoned democracy and is building a strongman cult of personality.

Candidate rhetoric

Singh: A Labour Party split is electoral suicide

Labour has been here before. In 1981 [...] a group of moderates broke away to form the Social Democratic Party. The adventure ended in failure, and the 1983 election saw Margaret Thatcher lead the Conservatives to their most decisive postwar victory.

EDITORIAL – Cayman Islands: The view from the sunny side

There are far, far more good things going on in Cayman than bad. Our society is on a solid footing. Our economy is strong. Our future is bright.

One man one vote

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Lindsay: Gay marriage debate – policy, or politics?

A heated discussion on same-sex marriage is guaranteed to draw attention away from unemployment, failed government policies, the ever-increasing welfare state, etc.

Polling

EDITORIAL – The news media’s unhealthy dependence on political polling

The Cayman Islands traditionally has been a political polling-free zone, but the serpent may be about to enter the garden.

EDITORIAL – When truth becomes a casualty of politics

On a dark January night, an unmarked cargo plane filled with $400 million in unmarked bills took off for a secret destination, which we now know was Mehrabad Airport in Iran’s capital city of Tehran.

EDITORIAL – George Town Landfill: Another report … another editorial

We don’t want another report. We want a new landfill.

EDITORIAL – ‘Let’s vote on it …’ No, let’s not!

The Brexit decision should have been made by the U.K.’s elected representatives, not by individual voters in polling booths throughout the nation.

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