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James Adams
Cuba libre: The peril and the promise
Posted by James Adams on 1/30/2015 4:05:01 PM

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Goodbye Virginia,
Have a safe trip.
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virginia rizzo
Cuba libre: The peril and the promise
Posted by virginia rizzo on 1/30/2015 3:16:36 PM

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Yes, there will be some issues that need to be resolved and they will be. Whether or not US citizens visit this beautiful country, problems will always remain for the have nots just as it does in the Caymans or the US. I, for one, am very much looking forward to visiting this paradise as I'm sure many are. Grand Cayman is a bit raggedy now. Crime, dump pollution, trash and overly inflated prices. Goodbye Cayman.
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paul peene
CINICO sued third time for unpaid bills
Posted by paul peene on 1/30/2015 11:05:45 AM

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All rhetoric aside, do we not realize that through all these mismanagements, that we are forcing the UK Govt to take further and further control of the country?

Drastic changes need to happen yesterday.
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Christoph Walser
Writer: Promoting 'the gay lifestyle'
Posted by Christoph Walser on 1/30/2015 10:05:11 AM

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AJ Ebanks,

I just wonder what lifestyle you are referring to? The one where gay people act just like everyone else except for who they choose to be sexually attracted to, which is really none of anyone's business.

You talk of Cayman being a Christian nation and we should respect that, but as far as I can tell Cayman promotes a non Christian lifestyle just as much as anywhere else. In November the streets are filled with drunken pirates, in February the streets are filled with drunken Mardi Gras partyers and in May the streets are filled with drunken jumpers in the Batabano parade. All of this is well accepted and promoted as part of Cayman heritage. So is that the moral, straight lifestyle you prefer over the gay one?

You also say being gay is not like race because it's not a physical characteristic. Well if who you are sexually attracted to isn't a physical characteristic, then what is? It's just as much a part of someone's identity as their skin color. And before you say it's a choice, then please answer exactly when it was you made the choice to be straight. Surely there was a moment in your life where you must've considered being gay or straight and chose the straight path.
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brian roberts
Gang crime a social media phenomenon
Posted by brian roberts on 1/30/2015 8:22:05 AM

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Facebook has caused job loss, broken families, divorce, violence and death! The premise of it's foundation was a means for socially inept persons to hook up. Not to mention how Zucker's first rendition was to vote if his fellow, female classmates were hot or not! The first thing a potential employer will do is check your Facebook page! So, use it to say hi to your friends and family--nothing else. Postings, rants and pictures on the web NEVER go away. If you don't want the world to see or read it, then don't post it.
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roger davies
CINICO sued third time for unpaid bills
Posted by roger davies on 1/30/2015 7:55:10 AM

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Is the CEO being held accountable for all these major and ongoing problems?. Unavailable for comment is not good enough.
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John Felder
Cuba libre: The peril and the promise
Posted by John Felder on 1/30/2015 7:51:37 AM

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In the last month there has been hundreds of articles written about the Obama Administrations thawing of relations with Cuba. While there are pro and con arguments about the move, one point is clear, change is on the way. One of the last major hurdles has been overcome and that was the release of the 53 political prisoners which occurred 3 weeks ago. While the impact on the tourism industry in Grand Cayman is uncertain at this time, those in charge must be in the planning stages and have counter action plans in place. Competition is not bad for business, it's great for business because it keeps you on your toes to stay ahead and not get caught napping.
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Norman Linton
Fire burns 200 acres in Salina Reserve
Posted by Norman Linton on 1/30/2015 7:19:14 AM

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Does the National Trust have any recourse against the neighboring land owner?
This was apparently just carelessness and avoidable.
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paul peene
CINICO sued third time for unpaid bills
Posted by paul peene on 1/30/2015 7:13:21 AM

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Normally when you owe someone money you pay them.

So if we understand this correctly the civil service pension has been owed 200m for over ten years, there is no money set aside to pay for the 1.2b (estimate for the retired civil service health care entitlements, the HSA writes off approx 10m in uncollectables each year (and carries another 50m in bad debt reserves, and Cinico is another train wreck meaning that the civil service, when in need, may well be denied service in the US.

That is quite the track record. This is clearly not working. We need a whole revamp and a brand new slate of politicians who can take and execute action. Enough with promises with no deliverables. The future generation depends on action now.
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AJ Ebanks
Cuba libre: The peril and the promise
Posted by AJ Ebanks on 1/30/2015 7:06:16 AM

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Cuba will become as capitalistic as Today's Russia.

Raul/Castro will setup all of their cronies at top positions of all enterprises. If you don't toe the line, you will end up in jail for some crime, Putin style. and Cuban will remain largely poor for the coming future as there wasn't a single concession made by the Obama Administration. The USA surrendered 100%, with no claim to prior seized assets, no changes at all in the Castro regime, no basic human rights changes, no releasing of political prisoners. And now they are making more demands so that Cuba will allow the USA to normalize relations such as turning over Guantanamo bay.

it's a total ankle grab by the USA.

Sure you will have some Cuban's get rich, likely a mafia will be created via the Castro cronies just like what happened in Russia with the sudden inflow of cash, because none of the root communism has changed which has starved Cubans for decades. Cuba always had access to the entire world for trade and prosperity. The embargo isn't what starved Cubans and that is not changing any time soon.

So yes Americans will now be officially allowed to travel there, and pay for an fix overpriced CUC or equivalent which almost all of its value will go to continue supporting the current communist/socialist regime well after Raul is gone.

the only question is who will be the next Cuban Putin.
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