August 20, 2019

The Publisher speaks: Do you remember “Malfunction Junction”?

By Joan Wilson It is one huge traffic jam every weekday evening (and Fridays it is just hell) at the roadworks at the small roundabout that meets at Shedden Road to the Airport Road that leads to Foster’s Supermarket. When the roadworks has been completed I’m sure all will be well – at least some […]

The Editor speaks: Road rage

We all must have heard the term “road rage”. Perhaps most of us have experienced it with some of us not realizing what we are feeling is road rage. I will give you an example of road rage. One that I felt just a few days ago and prompted me to write this. I was […]

The Editor speaks: The Blame Game

I am not talking about the hit British television show called “The Blame Game” where news and comedy collide in a satirical Northern Ireland chat show, where members of the public get to ask a panel of comedians their burning questions of the week. If you haven’t seen it you can view many of the […]

The Editor speaks: Aren’t our leaders concerned about the rising sea levels?

Have you heard a peep from anyone in government about the rising sea levels? Whether they are worried about it? Whether it is out of their hands so they can’t do anything about it? Whether there are any plans in place to look at all the buildings built close to the sea and to recommend […]

The Publisher speaks: Scrabbling

I wrote this poem twenty plus years ago when chickens were having a bad time scrabbling for food because of the new development in George Town. Yes, this was before Camana Bay changed things. Since then, the chickens moved out, multiplied, and have become a pest. Chickens weren’t the only ones who have moved out […]

The Editor speaks: Do banks really want the general public’s business?

I firmly believe they don’t. I refer you to one of our correspondent’s columns, Chris’ Corner – Banks “draconian new procedures” I 100 per cent agree with him. Just recently we received a call that a cheque we had written and handed to a company for payment of services had been returned by the bank […]

The Publisher speaks: Togetherness is one reason I write poems

By Joan Wilson Every night when I watch World News via the BBC and ABC, I am horrified at what I see and hear. I say to Colin, “Not one good peace of news”. He always tells me to wait as both networks nearly always place one tiny tit bit of “heartwarming” news to finish […]

The Editor speaks: Twelve Just Men

My title could easily have been “Twelve (almost the same) Just Men”. Or another one – “Almost Just Men”. You see, there is a woman amongst the twelve just men. The new faces are Jaron Leslie, a lawyer with Harneys; Roland Bodden, a surveyor; and the lone woman, former manager of the National Trust, Christina […]

The Editor speaks: “Those who fly us, Love us”

Soon after winning awards as “The Best Airline”, many now have not been happy with the delays and cancellations over the past week the airline have had. The slogan “Those who fly us, Love us” is not one many passengers have been singing. However, is it Cayman Airways fault? In a new Release the Airline […]

The Editor speaks: Jamaica Independence Day

Today our Jamaican neighbours are celebrating their independence from the UK. Congratulations. It has taken fiftyseven years to nearly reach a milestone of sixty. It hasn’t been a pretty road but at long last there are good signs for this country. PM Andrew Holness, in his Independence Address, says,”we have much to be thankful for: […]