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Safety net

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EDITORIAL – Ensnared in Cayman’s $50M ‘safety net’

Three years should have been ample time for the Cayman Islands government to fix the country’s broken social welfare system … or at least get started.
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EDITORIAL – Teen pregnancy: A social condition Cayman can’t afford

It’s a rare occasion when the Compass Editorial Board praises declining scores in our high schools. But the reported 44 percent drop in Cayman’s teen pregnancy rate is something to celebrate (albeit, with a fairly large caveat or two).

Welfare quicksand

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Where’s my check?

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Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Seeking shelter: Life below the poverty line

Sunshine Suites is an inviting destination to holiday makers looking for a relaxing slice of paradise. For some of the hotel’s guests, however, the reality is very different. They are not here for sun, sea and sand. They are here because they have nowhere else to live.

EDITORIAL – A ‘needs assessment’ of our welfare services

The Cayman Islands are on a troubling economic and social path that if not corrected, will lead inexorably to a social welfare state. We are already far down that path, and there are few comforting signposts along the way.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Social services: Echoes from 43 years ago

Increasing demand for social services, proper priorities for government-funded welfare and fears about the effectiveness of programs to help those in need have been vexing successive Cayman Islands governments for generations.

Social programs

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EDITORIAL – The premier’s vision for an empowered Cayman populace

Without dramatic intervention, the lack of purpose, cohesiveness and accountability in our current social services system is on course to develop into a full-blown and potentially country-destroying “welfare state.” In taking up the challenge of change, the premier has our full support.

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