November 18, 2019

Cayman Islands new national unity government sworn in

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From The Antigua Observer GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Jun. 1, CMC – A coalition legislature is now in place in the Cayman Islands following days of uncertainty after the May 24 general election. On Wednesday, the coalition of 13 elected members was sworn in by Governor Helen Kilpatrick. Leading the government for a second term […]

The Editor Speaks: Curiouser and curiouser

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We have published in full (under Breaking News) the full transcript of the Press Release from the elected Independent candidates who have “set the record straight”. It is a very curious Press Release and does not bode well for a harmonious four years to come. It takes some believing that the Deputy Leader of the […]

Message from The Cayman Islands elected Independents

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Monday, 29 May 2017 We the duly elected Independent candidates wish to set the record straight. Following the General Elections held on the 24th of May 2017, the voters returned 9 Independent members, 7 People Progressives Movement (PPM), and 3 Cayman Democratic Party (CDP) members. From the onset, it was clear that Tara Rivers was […]

Cayman Islands Progressives: Falsehood vs Truth Part 4

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By The Progressives GET THE FACTS MAC CLAIMS BUSINESSES GONE FALSEHOOD McKeeva Bush claims more Caymanians have lost their businesses since the PPM took over in 2013 TRUTH There are more medium & small businesses today than there were under McKeeva Bush. Medium to small business are doing better today than they were under Mac. […]

The Editor Speaks: When I shouldn’t publish my assumptions

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I am not always right. In fact, I am wrong probably as many times I am right. When I am wrong I am not afraid to say I am sorry. There is no point ploughing on ahead on a false assumption when you know it is false. In an Editorial I wrote on May 1st […]

The Editor Speaks: Clean up was costly but money well spent

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The government must be applauded for the success of the Christmas cleanup that cost us nearly $450,000. A staggering 752 persons, who were unemployed at the time, took part and were the recipients of this money. I must not forget that the UDP Government under McKeeva Bush’s captaincy introduced the idea and I was saddened […]

Cayman Islands Bodden Town MLA leaves ruling PPM Party

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The following is a statement from MLA Alva Suckoo I have tendered my letter of resignation from the Peoples Progressive Movement (PPM) to the General Secretary of the party. I have not arrived at this decision easily and I have taken the necessary time to consider how the events of the past weeks have impacted […]

The Editor Speaks: A man of principle

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It was with much sadness to learn founding member of the Progressives (People’s Progressive Movement – PPM), Anthony Eden, has left the party. PPM leader, Premier Alden McLaughlin said the 70 year old MLA for Bodden Town’s departure left him disappointed, although it was “not entirely unexpected.” It has been noticed that Eden has not […]

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 […]

Long live the landline, may it rest in peace

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By Carolyn Gilbert & Leigh Jacobs From NuVoodoo Media At the beginning of this year, referring to data from our 3rd NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study, we showed that the landline telephone has become a less relevant place to search for respondents when conducting research for radio. While landline enjoyed near ubiquity to reach US consumers […]