May 8, 2021

PETER WICKHAM: Political 2017

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By Peter Wickham From Nation News Barbados 2017 IS LIKELY to be a relatively quiet year politically in this region as there is only one scheduled election in the Cayman Islands. Politicos in the southern and eastern Caribbean tend not to pay too much attention to the politics of the Cayman Islands, largely because of […]

The Editor Speaks: And a very Happy and Merry Christmas to you Mr. Bush

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Writing on his Facebook Page, West Bay MLA and Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush wrote this week (Dec 15): “People who know me … know that if I say I’m going to do something, I do it even when it hurts me. “They know I help people in all corners of our Islands …I don’t hurt. […]

The Editor Speaks: I have to feel sorry for the Hewitts

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I have known Gordon Hewitt for a very long time and I was responsible for handing over my reign as the Pirates Week Governor to him, especially as he had a likeness to one of our past governors. I have always considered him a friend. I, however, did not support his challenge to the election […]

Cayman Islands Progressives: Falsehood vs Truth Part 5

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By The Progressives GET THE FACTS MAC CLAIMS CAYMANIANS WORSE OFF FALSEHOOD McKeeva Bush claims more Caymanians cannot pay their bills or are worse off since the PPM have been in power TRUTH This is False. The truth is incontrovertible. With more Caymanians employed, taxes reduced, and cost of living lower, gas prices lower, Under […]

Cayman Islands Progressives: Falsehoods vs Truth

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By The Progressives GET THE FACTS FALSEHOOD: McKeeva Bush claims the Progressives stopped the work on the proposed UDP cruise dock. TRUTH: The awful track record and the action of McKeeva Bush caused the proposed UDP cruise dock project to implode. Costing the country and taxpayers millions of dollars! The UK actually stopped the China […]

Cayman Islands Premier announced as the Best Prime Minister

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From Onetainment Premier of Cayman Islands Alden McLaughlin has been announced as the best Premier in the world by the United Nations Economic & Social Council during their annual review which was published on July 22, 2016. A Technical Committee made up of experts from reputable International Civil Service Organisations and Think Tanks adjudged Mr. […]

The Editor Speaks: Premier is right to wait before amending district council law

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Premier Alden McLaughlin has announced whilst his government plans to amend the district councils’ law to make the process more democratic it will not happen soon but later. Much later. In fact, after the 2017 elections. And then there is the “IF” his government gets elected again. However, McKeeva Bush’s UDP, if they are in […]

The Editor Speaks: Is this a UDP mandate?

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It would appear that if anyone that was a member of the United Democratic Party and held a ministerial role and has been criticised by an Auditor General (all with the highest qualifications) the AG is “incompetent”. The former education minister, Rolston Anglin, went even further. He accused the audit office of also misrepresentation and […]

The Editor Speaks: OMOV hypocrisy

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I cannot believe the rhetoric coming from the One Man, One Vote (OMOV) petitioners trying to force a referendum against the One Man One Vote electoral reform. I especially listened to the interview former UDP candidate Jonathan Piercy gave to CITN/Cayman27 yesterday (22) giving his reason for the need for the referendum as, “This isn’t about […]

The Editor Speaks: Tortuga Rum owner says Cayman Liquor Board chairman should have resigned

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I normally don’t comment on other persons’ viewpoints even when sent to our media but there have been exceptions and this is one of them. Robert Hamaty, owner and Managing Director of Tortuga Rum Company Ltd has penned a letter under the heading “Past time for Liquor Board change”. I agree with him on all […]