January 17, 2019

The Editor Speaks: Should we encourage youth activists?

We carry a story today (14) in iNews Cayman titled “Youth activists are key focus of Caribbean Violence Prevention Summit”. The article announces “The Caribbean Summit on Youth Violence Prevention”, that will be held in Georgetown, Guyana on January 15-16, “will convene leaders from youth movements, governments, civil society, development organizations and academia, to design […]

The Editor speaks: Dengue fever is the Caribbean curse and Zika is back in Cuba

The Cayman Islands government have issued a press release we have published today warning Cayman Islands’ residents to be aware of the symptoms of dengue as a precaution following increased activity in the region. Please make sure you read the story headlined “Dengue prevention and awareness urged” and take note of all the symptoms outlined […]

The Editor speaks:Why the silence on Putin’s bombers in the Caribbean?

We have published recently two articles/Opinions regarding Russian president Vladimir Putin, both written by columnist Jolly Green. Please see: “OPINION: The Man who thinks he is GOD” published January 7 2019 at: http://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/opinion-the-man-who-thinks-he-is-god/ “OPINION: Rambo Putin Pupitizes Maduro and the Caribbean Marxist Leaders”  published January 1 2019 at: http://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/opinion-rambo-putin-pupitizes-maduro-and-the-caribbean-marxist-leaders/ In Green’s “Rambo Putin” Opinion Commentary […]

The Editor speaks: When cruise-lines don’t put their passengers first

When Royal Caribbean receive a ‘gentle nudge’. You will find am article published today from Teplis Travel headed” Bahamas persuades Royal Caribbean to tone down warnings about crime”. The article says: “Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism and aviation for the island nation, told the Nassau Tribune this week that he employed “gentle nudging” to persuade […]

The Editor speaks; Governor Roper likes to Tweet

I don’t Tweet. I never have and I doubt I ever will. US President Donald Trump Tweets a lot. I have just discovered our new Governor Martyn Roper Tweets. I was waiting for his New Year’s Message but it didn’t arrive. I found out, courtesy of Cayman27 that he sent a video New Year’s Message […]

The Editor speaks: Did you make a New Year Resolution?

Maybe you made more than one? I didn’t. I used to and I cannot think of one I actually kept. The older I get the harder it is to break a bad habit and no one complains anymore, except my wife. Luckily, she forgets what it was that had annoyed her. One of our stories […]

The Editor speaks: Hip Hop is NOT music

I love all genres of music except Hip Hop. I loath Hip Hop. I can find nothing that I like at all that is Hip Hop. My favourite genre is Country followed by Easy Listening and Gospel. I listen every day to music. I cringe and get angry with the modern Country genre when it […]

The Editor speaks: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Everywhere you go Take a look at the roundabouts Lit up once again With candy canes and silver lanes aglow It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Toys in every store But the purdy-est sight to see Is the white sand and lights by your own […]

The Editor speaks: Drug mules

A mule is often described as a stupid animal and it is an apt name given to someone who acts as a courier who smuggles drugs into a foreign country, usually by swallowing it. This is after the drugs have been emptied into a ballon eg. condom, or latex glove. A drug mule may swallow […]

The Editor speaks: Beauty surrounds us

The great 13th-century Persian poet,Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, more popularly known as Rumi, said “beauty surrounds us but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it”. Our garden, or gardens, are our three Islands where we live.  Last Saturday (8) I wasn’t feeling very happy – frustrated would be a better […]