September 29, 2023

Pawnation shows a Grand Cayman iguana is a true artist

On the all pets website in their “The Daily Dish” Weekly Adorbs For Feb 4-8, 2013 they have this cute photograph by Charlotte Braun of artist Van Iguana Gogh, real name Dude. Dude is a Grand Cayman iguana and he enjoys painting as a form of enrichment. The attached photograph shows the artist at […]

The Editor speaks: A four year tourism plan to …….?

It was with some excitement when I downloaded the “Cayman Islands NTP – National Tourism Plan 2019-2023. I was going to learn how and when our government was going to get us all back on track to the recovery of our tourism product. I am mistaken. The document was written well before COVID-19 hit our […]

The Editor speaks: Is anarchy taking over?

Anarchy is the state of a society being freely constituted without authorities or a governing body. It may also refer to a society or group of people that totally rejects a set hierarchy. – Wikipedia With, quite rightly, the press and universal protests over police brutality, especially against the black community, I have to ask […]

The Editor speaks: Turning signals that are rarely used and never ticketed

Turning signals are rarely used by motorists here in the Cayman Islands. Failure to use turning signals. even if it is witnessed by the Cayman Island Police Traffic Unit, the offending motorists are never ticketed. Failure to use turning signals correctly, or not used at all, cause accidents. At the public meetings organised by the […]

The Editor speaks: Cayman27 and our Premier

“The reason Cayman27 went off the air was because it wouldn’t pay its government fees,” said our Premier, Alden McLaughlin. He was answering a question on today’s (Friday 19) Coronavirus Press Briefing regarding the need for Cayman’s media and the problems the media are having in trying to stay afloat. April Cummings, now with Radio […]

The Editor speaks: Why ALL lives matter and saying black lives matter doesn’t mean that other lives do not

I’m sorry I have to speak on this but when ‘Aunt Jemima’ brand is changing its name and removing the image of Aunt Jemima because Quaker says it is ‘based on a racial stereotype”, I have to speak out. When has ‘Aunt Jemima’ ever been thought of as being racial? I have bought the brand […]

The Editor speaks: Is the bar set too high in tourism?

was appalled to learn that the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) have stated they could only find six Caymanians out of 102 potential employees to fill the vacant tourism jobs. It is very obvious that a number of employers are already getting ready for our tourism industry to open its doors again and ‘attempt to […]

The Editor speaks: What’s important to me is unimportant to you

“Giving an insignificant thing your attention is a form of self-disrespect.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana “Be kind to the things which are unimportant for you because at any time life can make them very important for you!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan “We are unimportant creatures in this universe. We are all alone for the moment. Nobody […]

The Editor speaks: Is this a CUC joke?

With the outcry recently at the rise in CUC’s May electricity bills here despite the world price in fuel showing record drops from last February, we got an explanation that CUC had bought the fuel before it dropped when it was at its highest. Oh dear. How lucky for them. Now, presumably because of the […]

The Editor speaks: The Elderly still don’t count

I’ve already mentioned in a previous Editorial that the elderly are being overlooked in our government’s lockdown measures to try and stop the coronavirus. I did submit various questions on this subject to be asked at the regular Press Briefings the government have been giving, but none were asked. Instead, we got a three man […]