November 13, 2019

The Editor Speaks: Meagre pensions

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The number of Cayman Islands elderly persons who receive meagre pensions and are losing their homes for mortgage defaults are rising. Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed this in the LA saying more and more people at present need support from government. It is growing every year, he said, because the meagre provisions of private pension plans […]

The Editor Speaks: Garbage and prison

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I am not saying that garbage and prisons go together like hell and high water. What I am saying is that the woeful garbage situation and the woeful overcrowded conditions at our prison go together. We could even give it a title “Tell me the old, old story”, except it is a title of a […]

Jamaica Emancipation Day Tue Aug 1 2017

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Emancipation When full Emancipation came in 1838 a system that had been tried and tested in the Caribbean since the sixteenth century came to an end. Slavery had within itself the seeds of its own destruction, whether because slaves resisted it (alternating with accommodation), or whether the emergence of a new style capitalism rendered slavery […]

The Editor Speaks: Peace and goodwill

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With the last seven days of shocks and aftershocks, I’m sure most of us were expecting another one yesterday (Wed 31) when the new government for the Cayman Islands was sworn in. There was a shock for me. No shock. In fact it was a day of peace and a feeling of goodwill towards all […]

The Editor Speaks: The Kiss of Death?

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I was at the Progressives Newlands/Savannah rally last night (8) as I live in Newlands and wanted to hear if there was anything new they had to say. This is the second so called ‘backyard’ one I have been to and was much bigger than the first. I really couldn’t avoid that first one as […]

The Editor Speaks: Marco v Kenneth

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Announcer: In the blue corner we have the Challenger, Kenneth Bryan. His record is unimpressive. Once a reporter for CITN/Cayman27. Once an assistant to the Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin. Stood in the 2013 General Election for the Progressives. Lost. Bit of a brawler. In the red corner we have the Champion, Marco Archer. He […]

The Editor Speaks: Who is pulling the strings of the “independents”?

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At the last election we had the “Independents” running with the majority under the umbrella of C4C. This election there is no C4C or C3C, or C2C or any number in the middle of CC. However, there is a whole bunch of Independents running, and one of our local doctors, is behind the scenes pulling […]