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Andy Gray
Former inspector stole electricity
Posted by Andy Gray on 9/1/2014 3:52:03 PM

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While I agree with James to an extent, there must also have been a degree of profligate use too. Faced with a 2000 dollar bill, most people would be checking the A/C was serviced and efficient, fitting low energy and LED bulbs, tank-less water heaters and so on, as well as behavioural changes like turning the AC thermostat up a couple of degrees and remembering to turn off lights.
But with a 6 dollar monthly bill there is really no incentive there?
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Jonathan Rivers
Stray dogs will be trapped
Posted by Jonathan Rivers on 9/1/2014 2:37:54 PM

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This has been a problem for a while and nothing has been done so its good to see that people are finally waking up. But where it says euthanized if not claimed, makes no sense. Most of these dogs that are roaming free have been trapped before and when claimed just released rite back out to do the same thing over again. I know of one example where a dog was caught four times returned to its owner each time and now this dog is still lose and tearing up garbage because the landowner who reported it got tired of calling and having a trap set and the next week the dog was rite back at it again. If they are caught and someone comes to claim them that person should face a stiff fine then the next time they will keep the dog in a properly fenced area or face a prison sentence. I also know people who have a fenced yard but leave the gate open for their dog to roam free and tear up other peoples garbage and use the bathroom in other peoples yard. What is the sense of having a dog if you dont keep it in your yard? Sum one can come and break in if they want to anyway because the guard dog they have is never there.
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John-F Levy
North Side church shows auditors the money
Posted by John-F Levy on 9/1/2014 12:26:55 PM

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Correctly so the Auditor General is checking the books. The question as to whether the money was issued correctly has long been seen by many, to be questionably suspect. The question now, was the money spent in keeping with good financial management and was value for money gained. Believe me it should be a straightforward look through each project folder to agree the spend.

Given that the disbursement of public funds would have to be accounted for, each custodian would have been signatured in compliance as a prerequisite, you think?. Business case and project details a must in order to get the money. I personally believe that government should complete its constitutional obligations, such as adequate public schools before attempting social engineering by other means. One of the great democratic principles enshrined in most modern constitutions is the separation of church and state, and people much smarter than me saw the need for that.
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Dr. Linford Pierson
Housing standoff: Trespassing on the rule of law
Posted by Dr. Linford Pierson on 9/1/2014 11:41:55 AM

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I, too, am saddened by the dire predicament in which the children of Anna Evans now find themselves, due to no fault of their own. As a law abiding citizen, let me state up front that I fully support the rule of law, and I would accordingly encourage the adults involved in this unfortunate situation to comply with the Court Order requiring them to vacate the property. However, the question that begs an answer is: Where are they vacating to? Notwithstanding the financial issues now facing our Government, they cannot sit back and allow these children and their family to be thrown out on the street. Further, I am concerned that from a Christian and humanistic perspective that there doesn't seem to be any public offers coming from any of our many churches and/or service organizations to aid these destitute children and their family. For those who may wish to volunteer my personal services, may I remind them that I have in the past assisted this particular community, as well as the Cayman Islands in general, and will continue to do so whether in or out of politics. I trust therefore that this matter will be amicably resolved in a manner that is in the best interests of all concerned.
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Twyla Vargas
North Side church shows auditors the money
Posted by Twyla Vargas on 9/1/2014 11:06:33 AM

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Thanks carol for a good response. Of course we still have those no name that still hiding behind the pencils and can only tick disagree.
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James Healy
Former inspector stole electricity
Posted by James Healy on 9/1/2014 10:51:24 AM

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Almost 200,000US for 7 years worth of electricity??! It would seem that CUC are the real crooks in this case. How long are the people in Cayman going to put up with this?
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Lukishi Brown
Former inspector stole electricity
Posted by Lukishi Brown on 9/1/2014 10:06:41 AM

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Corruption is rampant here. The residents are always the victims. Aside from stealing from the people, the cost of prosecution is tremendous. Exactly how is perpetrator Faulknor going to pay back the 138,395.75. That's laughable.
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Carol Cooper
North Side church shows auditors the money
Posted by Carol Cooper on 9/1/2014 9:58:45 AM

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We have a fund that churches, who want to build a community centre can use? Great! If we add together the costs of housing and keeping young people at HMP Northward. it looks like it might be a better idea to keep them involved in church and community! Certainly, a lot less nerve racking for the families involved. Your story on the 13-14 year olds, charged and appearing in court on burlary charges was so very sad! Do we think they could have benefitted from a community centre or a church based intervention? If there is ever any end to the nit picking here, maybe our money (and it is ours!) would be better spent investing in churches and other community based organizations than on making short term loans to politicians to purchase jewelry and other such related nonsense! Trips to the Ritz Carlton Hotels and wasting travel time would be better invested in the future of young Caymanians. If they are our future, please help them to thrive in safe areas with people around who will love and protect them from the harms of the world! I say give Pastor Peguero the funds to finish the church's youth entre. After all, if even one doesn't wind up at Northward,it would be worth the investment!
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Lukishi Brown
Stray dogs will be trapped
Posted by Lukishi Brown on 9/1/2014 9:57:21 AM

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What kind of traps are you talking about. Not leg traps I hope. Now if the owners of these dogs have been cited and fined before to no avail. So, go to the nexy level. You can attach their wages, deprive them of their privilege to vote, attach their home. Look, why are these dogs always paying for the brutality of violent humans. These dogs are trained to be mean. Don't you get it. Pitbulls are always the breed of their cruel owners.
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Steven White
Stray dogs will be trapped
Posted by Steven White on 9/1/2014 9:27:14 AM

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As a West Bay resident, I can attest to the fact that these dogs are a HUGE problem, not just for the dangers listed in the article (which are valid) but also because they pose a danger to themselves and to drivers in cars. The roads in West Bay are both narrow and winding -- there is often no shoulder or side-walk, just shrubs or trees or a wall set flush against the road. These dogs roam all over, running through the roads creating hazards for drivers.

I don't like the plan to euthanize these dogs, but something has to be done.

It's a shame that the owners can't be responsible and keep the dog under control. The best thing to do would be to impose strict fines on any dog owners who let their dogs wander freely. It is the owner's fault, not the dog's fault. It's a shame these animals will pay with their lives just because their owners are selfish, irresponsible aholes.
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