March 22, 2019

The Editor speaks: 274 Page Mutual Evaluation Report

If I was to tell you I have read the very recently published Mutual Evaluation Report on “Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing measures” you would know I was lying. It is 274 pages to wade through. It went live yesterday (18) on the government website : https://www.cfatf-gafic.org/index.php/documents/4th-round-meval-reports. We received the Press Release early this afternoon. […]

The Editor speaks; St Patrick’s Day passed me by

Being English, St Patrick’s Day, isn’t a huge celebration for me, but then neither is St. George’s Day. As this year it fell on a Sunday, there didn’t seem to be the usual Paddy Day Madness I usually associate it with. Strange, since Patrick was a saint, even though he wasn’t Irish. He is supposed […]

CDS: Gold “Golden Pond”

Golden Pond was really GOLD “On Golden Pond” opens today Thursday 14th at The Prospect Playhouse, Red Bay. I watched the Preview that was the final dress rehearsal, in a very cold auditorium with just three other people. I can vouch for all of us, we thoroughly enjoyed it. I did not enjoy the famous movie […]

Golden Pond was really GOLD

“On Golden Pond” opens today Thursday 14th at The Prospect Playhouse, Red Bay. NOTE: To view all the images that go with this article please go to: http://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/cds-gold-golden-pond/ I watched the Preview that was the final dress rehearsal, in a very cold auditorium with just three other people. I can vouch for all of us, […]

The Editor speaks: More mental health woes

I have just checked our data base on iNews Cayman and in the last two years we have published nearly twenty articles, including editorials on mental health. Most have covered the lack of mental health facilities here and inadequate funds in government budgets to help provide adequate assistance to the ever increasing numbers of persons […]

The Editor speaks: Idols

Do you worship an idol or more than one? Of course not you will most likely say, but it all depends what you believe an idol is. I was given a book to read authored by Timothy Keller titled “Counterfeit Gods” and I have only just got past the “Introduction” pages but it certainly has […]

The Editor speaks: Not going up – extending out

Hot on the heels of the premise of going up into the skies with sky scrapers, because we are running out of land, plans are now at foot to extend outwards. Well, the airport runway. The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) have asked contractors to bid on extending the runway of the Owen Roberts International […]

The Editor speaks: The iconic tower

In 2016, MLA Mr. McKeeva Bush called for building heights of 20 to 40 storeys, citing Cayman’s finite land mass of around 76 square miles. More recently, and now Speaker of the House, Bush renewed calls for Cayman to ‘reach for the skies’ with its future development. His vision is of 50 storey skyscrapers. I […]

The Editor speaks: The legal media is gagged but social media can still shout

Five immigration officers and one civilian were found guilty this week in a conspiracy case relating to bribes in connection with the English Language Test. Even though the case is over, the legal media operating here, have been gagged by a court order preventing us from naming any of the defendants involved. The gag order […]

The Editor speaks: Far from complacent

“Far from complacent” was the message from our Premier, Alden McLaughlin, when he said the fall 2018 Labour Force Survey results, when released by the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO), they will show unemployment has dropped to its lowest rate in more than decade. The premier said this at the Chamber of Commerce Legislative Lunch […]