September 15, 2019

The Editor speaks: 1934

As September 10th 1934 was when Joan was born, and 85 years is a milestone not all of us reach, I thought I would look up and try and find some notable events around that time. I share a few of them with you. Sep 10 1934 The 8th Nuremberg Rally ended with a closing […]

The Editor speaks: Referendums? Do the general public always know best?

After the mess and almost equal divide in the United kingdom’s public opinion on whether to stay in the European Union or exit it (Brexit) my fear is that we here are walking a road where angels fear to tread. From what I can gauge there seems to be a similar divide on whether to […]

Editorial: Elizabeth Hurlston 105 RIP

It is with much sadness to announce the death of Elizabeth Hurlston who passed away last Sunday morning 1st September, just after her birthday August 31st. She was 105 years old. I have known Elizabeth for many years, mainly through meeting her at Elmslie Memorial Church and through my friendship with her son-in-law, Mike Bowerman. […]

The Editor speaks: Literacy

Sunday September 8th is Lieracy Day and the theme is ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’.. “Multilingualism”? Wow. Try to say that quickly? I wonder who came up with that? (Someone belonging to the United Nations.) Yes. I know what it means, but how many people actually use that word, if ever? According to Wikipedia “Multilingualism is the […]

The Editor speaks: Togetherness and Love

I really didn’t know what to write about today. The aftermath and the death of CITN/Cayman27 is still occupying my mind. I happened to say to the lovely Jamaican young lady (Phyllisia) that stays with us, “I don’t know what to write about today” She said, “Write about love. Surely Joan wrote a poem about […]

Cayman: MURDER!!

Last Friday August 30th 2019 at 7PM a death occurred. It was, without any doubt, murder. The murder was watched by over a thousand people. The culprit(s) should be brought to justice but won’t. Twenty seven years ago a baby was born. Twenty seven years later its life was snuffed out. At the television studios […]

The Editor speaks: When will ‘she’ ever learn?

After being let off lightly by one of our very nice ex- Ministers for false reporting, Sandra Hill, of Cayman Marl Road website, apparently didn’t learn anything. The website and owner have also had public condemnation from the RCIPS for their reporting. Now Health Minister, Dwayne Seymour, has filed a legal action against them both. […]

The Editor speaks: Are we gradually becoming so impacted on bad news it doesn’t shock us anymore?

Nastiness makes a bigger impact on our brain than good news. And that is due to the brain’s “negativity bias”. Your brain is simply built with a greater sensitivity to unpleasant news. The bias is so automatic that it can be detected at the earliest stage of the brain’s information processing. – Ohio State University […]

The Editor speaks: Why ever was this case brought to trial?

I am speaking of the astonishing trial of assistant chief immigration officer for compliance, Jeannie Lewis. Lewis, who had been at the immigration department for thirty years before her arrest, was charged with her home in Savannah being used for illegal drugs and there was an illegal immigrant living there. One has to be found […]

The Editor speaks: The KEY concerns of the CPR

CPR have been busy over the past weeks to come up with their KEY CONCERNS over the Cruise Port Project. In a Press Release yesterday (19) they have found SIX. But hold on a minute, the release says Part 1.and there is going to be two more parts not yet released. You can bet there […]