April 17, 2021

The Editor Speaks: Leave Smith Cove alone!

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“Leave Smith Cove (also known as Smith Barcadere) ALONE!” That is the strong view from our Publisher Caymanian Joan (Watler) Wilson. “The beach on South Church Street has the most natural beauty unsurpassed anywhere on Grand Cayman that MUST NOT be spoilt .” Joan was referring to the government’s proposed enhancement project that included commercial […]

Cayman Islands’ Disability Council comments on Smith Cove proposals

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From Cayman Islands National Council of Persons with Disabilities. The National Council for Persons with Disabilities (the “Council”) wishes to provide its comments on the issues that have been raised regarding the proposed renovations for Smith Barcadere (also known as Smith Cove) and, in particular, with respect to certain statements made last week in the […]

Cayman Islands: Robbery on Mary Street, George Town, 8 April/Man Arrested for Indecent Assault on a Juvenile at Smith Barcadere, 9 April

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From RCIPS Robbery on Mary Street, George Town, 8 April Shortly after 12:00AM on Sunday, 8 April, officers responded to a report of a robbery on Mary Street, George Town, in the vicinity of Rock Hole Road. A man was robbed by a group of five or six persons who attacked him and then made […]

Cayman Islands premier’s speech (in full) at the 2016 Chamber luncheon

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2016 Chamber luncheon By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Wednesday, 19 October, 2016 Ritz Carlton Good afternoon, When I first addressed the Chamber Legislative Luncheon back in September 2013, I commented on the importance of a genuine partnership between Government and private enterprise. I also said a respectful and genuine partnership is required […]

The Editor Speaks: When the wheels of government actually do turn fast

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I have always been a firm believer that a snail crawls faster than the wheels of government turn. I am mistaken. When the Cayman Compass published their editorial last week under the title “Smith Cove: Alden Pond” it spurred our Premier into action with a rebuttal sent to all of our local media houses. I […]

Smith Cove controversy- Cayman Islands premier speaks out

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Response to Cayman Compass editorial of 5 October, 2016 By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 6 October, 2016 Madam Speaker, Good morning. I am constrained to rise and once again address yet another factually incorrect editorial by the Cayman Compass.  It’s a shame Madam Speaker that the editorial board of the Cayman Compass […]