February 21, 2018

The Editor Speaks: Mocking religious beliefs

It is now common place and acceptable to mock people who have religious faith, especially if you are a Christian. The recent example by Joy Behar and Omarosa Manigault on the ABC show “The View” was appalling. They mocked the power of prayer and Behar went one step further saying, “It’s one thing to talk […]

The Editor Speaks: Pop-ups

Virtually every Internet website I log onto (excepting ours) has these annoying pop-ups. Most are ads and others want to know where I’m located. Yes, I know you can use ad-blocker and settings in your web-browser. However, when you do that now, more and more websites will not allow you to read their content because […]

The Editor Speaks: Fat Tuesday

It’s been quite a few days here in the Cayman Islands: Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day. I have already mentioned Ash and Valentine so I am going to concentrate on Fat Tuesday, also known as Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras. It ends the Christian Season of Epiphany that starts with Three […]

The Editor Speaks: Love and Valentine

Legend has it that there was a priest named Valentine who performed secret marriages when an emperor ordered that no young men should be married because they would be better soldiers in the war. Another legend tells the story of a man named Valentine who fell in love with a girl while he was in […]

The Editor Speaks: The lynch mob

I love Westerns. Always have. If there was a western on at the local cinema I begged my mother to take me. Then along came television. And there were westerns galore for me to watch. The scenes I hated and got very upset about were the lynch mobs. Normally, it was a man wrongfully accused […]

The Editor Speaks: I opened the window and in flew Enza

There was a little girl, and she had a little bird, And she called it by the pretty name of Enza; But one day it flew away, but it didn’t go to stay, For when she raised the window, in-flu-Enza. My ‘bird’ is not pretty and it did stay. Mine is called ‘Influenza’. I have […]

The Editor Speaks: Immigration nonsense

I can fully understand how people here find our immigration department woeful. And I am using a nice word. Listen to this ridiculous nonsense that I have encountered over a simple reference. I have been married to a Caymanian for over 34 years. I have had Caymanian Status for thirty years. I have given references […]

The Editor Speaks: Black History Month

Black History Month is February. One of our stories today, “Bichotte commemorates Black History Month’ had prompted my attention that we had not mentioned it. We should have done, but as it is a predominantly American celebration perhaps that will be enough to exonerate us, especially as it more commonly known as African-American History Month. […]

The Editor Speaks: Forms

How many of us like filling in forms? If you do, you need to be assessed. Please fill in this form. And if you were assessed less than three years ago you must be reassessed. Please fill in this form. Where do you send this form? To government. The government department that deals with this […]

The Editor Speaks: May, wanted, could, facts

Of those four words which one is the one to be believed? It would appear to be a very easy question to answer but is it? When was the last time you read or heard a media report that included the word ‘facts’? How many times over the past month have you heard a media […]