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Steven White
Should Cayman buy into Sunday trading?
Posted by Steven White on 9/18/2014 1:40:11 PM

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All those who talk about the tradition of the Islands needing to be maintained have a point. In fact, they should all get rid of their cell phones, because traditionally the Island did not have those. Same with electricity and cars. Having electricity is a slap in the face to the tradition of the islands. And I'm sure all the men will give up their desk jobs in the air conditioning paying them a suitable wage so they can go out and fish for a living. Tradition is the most important thing ever, and there's no reason for things to ever evolve or change!
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Jay Colgan
Gov't asks 'Should Cayman introduce Daylight Saving?'
Posted by Jay Colgan on 9/18/2014 12:49:42 PM

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It may seem like a small and inconsequential thing but an hour extra daylight in the evening would make a massive difference to anyone in the recreational boating business, watersports industry and the aforementioned golfing trade.. Simply put, the hour of daylight from 6am to 7am would be better utilized @ the end of the day allowing businesses which can only run during the day continue for an hour longer (when people are actually going to avail of their services).. Stingray trips, boat/jetski rentals, golf courses would all benefit financially from this simple action...
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Joseph King
Should Cayman buy into Sunday trading?
Posted by Joseph King on 9/18/2014 11:34:27 AM

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I do like Sunday's being different, just to get a break, it forces you to do other things, however, I don't see an issue with allowing businesses to be open for say, 6 hours, 11-5 or something. That should appease anyone with an issue of it clashing with Church and still make it worthwhile for the business, and maybe still keeping Sunday a bit different.
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ann thomas
Should Cayman buy into Sunday trading?
Posted by ann thomas on 9/18/2014 11:20:20 AM

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While we are at it, all government agencies should be open all day saturday, banks open 7 days a week, it starts with a few stores, so careful what you wish for, you just might be working more yourself soon enough.
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ann thomas
Should Cayman buy into Sunday trading?
Posted by ann thomas on 9/18/2014 11:14:30 AM

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here is my question---Are these people who own the business who want to operate on a Sunday willing to pay all their employees' extra pay for working on a Sunday. And are the owners or their family who owns these businesses willing to work on a Sunday. If they should answer no to one or both of these--then I say no to Sunday. I can pretty much guess that those who want Sunday hours are those who work 9 to 5 jobs, working as a cashier at fosters at or below minimum wage, if that were me I would not want to work Sunday.
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Christoph Waltz
Gov't asks 'Should Cayman introduce Daylight Saving?'
Posted by Christoph Waltz on 9/18/2014 10:39:22 AM

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The only true advantage I can see is being an hour closer to the UK for the full year.

One of the arguments for DST in non-tropical areas is energy savings due to having an extra hour of natural light and potentially being out of the house for an extra hour in the evenings, so not using so many household appliances. Even these benefits are marginal these days though. However the reason very few tropical countries adopt DST is because any energy savings from these factors is more than offset due to increased air-con use in the evenings while people are awake and the house now has an extra hour of sun to cool from. Keeping that hour of sun in the morning isn't so bad on air-con because you're either sleeping or leaving the house soon after, so likely not trying to cool your house as much.

I could go either way on it really, but I don't see much advantage since we're already nearer to the equator than most countries who use it.
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Vincent Macaluso
Should Cayman buy into Sunday trading?
Posted by Vincent Macaluso on 9/18/2014 9:19:48 AM

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As a Rental Property Homeowner I would like a limited expanded business opening. Grocery Stores, Hardware/Lumber Stores to name two. Many homeowner need to do repairs on Sunday and of course we have arriving rental guests arriving on Sundays. Many people are working 6 days a week these days to survive in this economy and need Sunday to do their grocery shopping and materials for home repairs.
My fear is than a blanket every type of business opening on Sundays would lead to Cruise Ship Arrivals on Sundays.
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Jack Augsbury
Should Cayman buy into Sunday trading?
Posted by Jack Augsbury on 9/18/2014 8:59:01 AM

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Sunday trading should be framed in one of two ways, Yes there is Sunday trading or No there is not Sunday trading.
To try to interject middle ground is mendacity because competition will make many business owner's choice for them, to stay competitive businesses will be forced to operate on Sunday.
I am against Sunday trading for a number of reasons. This tradition of the country is important and needs to be maintained. A free Sunday has been a good thing for the country and those who want more profit can vote thumbs down but that is my opinion.
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Jim Cross
Should Cayman buy into Sunday trading?
Posted by Jim Cross on 9/18/2014 8:22:02 AM

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Yes lets get with the rest of the world! Time to move on Cayman.
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Jim Cross
In search of a united Cayman
Posted by Jim Cross on 9/18/2014 8:21:13 AM

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This is a joke!The Compass does not always present the facts and truth they often get it wrong! often it is just an opinion...... however facts are facts. If the Compass spent more time on getting both sides and printing the truth, it would be a balanced publication. I am not seeing that these days.
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