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Lucia Bell
Cayman schools: Welcoming others into the discussion
Posted by Lucia Bell on 7/24/2014 8:19:49 AM

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Why and why they would not look into Finland's educational system. It is adjusted to children's physiology,psychology and development,not the other way around.
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Norman Linton
Overnight crime spree hits George Town
Posted by Norman Linton on 7/24/2014 8:18:51 AM

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It would be staggering to add up the total cost of armed robberies and burglaries.

Not the money stolen but the extra cost we all bear by way of increased prices.
Higher insurance premiums, security guards wages, lost tourism business as people avoid this once tranquil island and more.

And all so a few scumbags can avoid having to work for a living.

Time to allow responsible businesses and homeowners to defend themselves properly.

And by that I mean an armed response.

And if a few scumbags end up dead, so what. Perhaps we can bring peace back to these beautiful islands.
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Karen Hyra
Travelers advised to register electronics
Posted by Karen Hyra on 7/24/2014 7:26:38 AM

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Ridiculous. How many countries check your electronics upon entry? How about Bridal gowns? Stop annoying travelers/residents and start welcoming them. Make the arrival and departure experience pleasurable instead of dreadful!
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Mack Boland
Import duty reduction takes effect Aug. 1
Posted by Mack Boland on 7/24/2014 6:41:55 AM

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The bigger issue I think is the rate cut to diesel fuel imports charged to Caribbean Utilities Company. While it is said that this will equate to an average 4.3 percent reduction on household electricity bills I don't think this will be the case in reality.

The cost of energy has a huge impact on all sectors of the economy and I think that we need to step back and take a look at the big picture and then decide what long term strategy is best for these islands as it is clear that things can't continue as they are today.

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Mack Boland
'One man' debate heads back to LA
Posted by Mack Boland on 7/24/2014 6:15:55 AM

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I must say that Mr. Suckoo has proven himself to be a man of integrity and values.

While I don't support single-member voting districts, it is good to see a politician that is willing to follow through on the commitments that he made to the people that elected him.
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Lucia Bell
Cayman's duty to modernize
Posted by Lucia Bell on 7/23/2014 9:54:29 PM

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Exactly! Stone age mentality in the advanced technological age. Besides,resale value of used electronics is rather low to justify this nonsense.
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Lisa Butz
Charities bill bounced from Cabinet
Posted by Lisa Butz on 7/23/2014 6:39:47 PM

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The Pirates' Week Committee is not a public charity and would not be covered by this legislation. Any concerns about what they did with their funds would have had a political impetus. They would have to be investigated by whichever minister has them in their portfolio.
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Norman Linton
Small audience asks about large number of burglaries
Posted by Norman Linton on 7/23/2014 4:32:34 PM

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Is the reason for the low turnout just apathy or because people are tired of hearing the same old excuses and advice?

As Mack correctly says, it is high time to allow responsible homeowners the right to defend themselves.

If a few of these parasites got shot or beaten to death it would make burglary a risky career choice.
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Norman Linton
Overseas territories weigh beneficial ownership registry
Posted by Norman Linton on 7/23/2014 4:20:41 PM

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Great idea. But let's wait for the USA go first.

There is an online register of the directors of corporations in many states. Except of course for Nevada and Delaware, which offer more secrecy than the Cayman Islands.
However it is impossible to determine who the shareholders are.

Since the USA wants this information from us, let them lead the way. Including Nevada and Delaware of course.

Otherwise let's tell them to get lost.
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Robert Smith
Travelers advised to register electronics
Posted by Robert Smith on 7/23/2014 2:48:54 PM

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They do need a way to track devices, but it does not have to be complicated. In the departure lounge there could be a station where you get a tamper proof bar code label attached to your device...on the back of tablets and phones and in the battery compartment of laptops. In the arrivals lounge each Customs agent would have a bar code scanner that confirms that the label is genuine and that the device was in fact previously on the island. No need for names or any other data. Of course, such a system which is technically possible, will require an expensive consultant to be brought in, a lengthy period of public consultation, a delay of implementation until after the next election, then another consultant because too much time passed since the last report was produced. We'll then end up with a system that costs about 10 times as much per year to install and maintain as the duty they would have collected on said devices.
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