July 18, 2019

The Editor speaks: Why the media MUST report facts and not marl road gossip

It is very tempting to write and report a news story that no other media house has. Especially, when you are a small media house struggling to make a living from advertising on a small island in the Caribbean. The more hits you get on your website, the more chance you have of attracting that […]

The Editor speaks: Listen up!

Yes readers, I’m really going to sound off today. You can blame one of our regular columnists, Melissa Martin, who today has warned us all to, Shhh…do you hear that? Close your mouth and eyes. Open your ears and pay attention. It’s the sound of World Listening Day approaching; an annual global event held every […]

The Editor speaks: Medals galore

It is so nice to write an Editorial congratulating our sports men and women competing at the Island Games in Gibraltar. At the time of writing this, on the fifth day of the competition, Cayman has thirteen medals that include FIVE gold. Our squash team have done exceedingly well as they have finished first in […]

The Editor speaks: Moving house

Just to let you know that there may be interruptions and less stories on our website over the coming days. This is due to Joan and I having to uproot and move home. As Joan says “At our age, to do this again in less than four years, is more than enough pork for threepence!” […]

The Editor speaks: The “iconic” tower Chamber members don’t like nor the current term limit policy

Although our premier, Alden McLaughlin, seemed to be in favour of DART’s proposed skyscraper, Chamber President, Chris Kirkconnell, in his speech he made at The 2nd Annual Chamber of Commerce Economic Forum, held last week, said many of his members “had concerns”. And so say most of us! Kirkconnell said the “iconic tower” had been […]

The Editor speaks: “I think God is a very good Cellist”

I had the good fortune to interview sixteen year old Dequan Smith McConvey, Cayman Islands 2019 Young Musician of the Year. He played two classical pieces to win the title, Kol Nidre by Max Bruch and Elegie by Faure. Dequan auditioned for and won a scholarship to go to the beautiful Wells Cathedral School in […]

The Editor speaks: The cruise ship berthing cries of ‘foul ‘

The persons behind the Cruise Ship Berthing petition that want more information about it, although it is a thinly disguised attempt to stop it, are shouting ‘foul’. Opposition Leader Arden McLean said government was actively seeking to disqualify signatures rather than verify them and is shouting ‘foul’. He also added, “The verification process has now […]

The Editor speaks: The case for culling and maybe one for cooking [eggs]?

When we hear the word ‘culling’ it often makes us react almost violently against its use no matter what the reasons are. Especially in biology. Every animal has the right to exist. So what exactly is “culling”? According to Wikipedia: “In biology, culling is the process of segregating organisms from a group according to desired […]

The Editor speaks: Travel expenses

How does one justify travel expenses? Very easily if you work for our government. It would seem to be an open door to charge up anything and everything. To claim and obtain everything and anything. Auditor General, Sue Winspear, in her latest report said entertainment, hospitality and travel costs are vulnerable to “abuse and misuse” […]

The Editor speaks: We ran out

“A regrettable time lag between the depletion of the previous product and the arrival of the new product has meant that aerial spraying will be unavailable to us for up to a week-and-a-half. We understand any concerns the public may have, and in addition to increasing ground spraying during this period are working to land […]