February 15, 2019

The Editor speaks: Too much fencing around

A spokesperson for the KAABOO Cayman Festival said on Rooster’s early morning radio show that the temporary double line fence that was erected across the public beach in West Bay was exactly that – temporary. “It is just like Pirates Week,” the man said. “Traffic gets diverted along Harbour Drive in George Town whilst the […]

The Editor speaks: Love wins!!

Yes, today (14) is Valentine’s Day. [Although I wrote this on the 13th] Men. Are you going to do anything special for your love one? Flowers? Card? Chocolates? Meal? Me? Well. Done that many times over my 36 years. No excuse for not doing it again……. No matter how many dark days, and in every […]

The Editor speaks: Hunger strikes

With so many millions of people starving (according to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 2016 815 million people of the 7.6 billion people in the world), why do persons go on hunger strikes? Well, Ghandi did it, suffragettes in the UK did it, Republican prisoners in Northern Ireland did it and here, just […]

The Editor speaks: KAABOO and a lot to do

When I drove past all the colourful tents yesterday (Sun 10) already in place for the KAABOO Cayman event it looked like something that would fit in Wonderland. KABOO is very nearly here – it starts on Valentine’s Day Thu Feb 14 and finishes on the Sat 16. The expected audiences have been estimated at […]

The Editor speaks: Another International Day I wasn’t aware of……

It seems every day on our Calendar has “A Day” set aside to remember and/or recognize some one, some people, some occupation, etc. etc… The list goes on and on and as all the days in our Calendar Year have been used up there are now more than one “A Day” on the same day. […]

The Editor speaks: I receive nothing, you receive thousands – for the same position

Cayman Islands Auditor General, Sue Winspear, has just released a report examining pay and benefits to the boards of directors of 24 government companies and statutory authorities. Some receive nothing and some receive thousands. Do the one’s that receive nothing put in the same hours as the ones that receive thousands? That was not disclosed. […]

The Editor speaks: Can you afford Valentine’s Day anymore?

According to a report carried by CNBC they say: “Consumers ages 23 to 29 expect to spend an average of $266 on Valentine’s Day gifts, dining and more, according to Bankrate.com. “Going all out to show on Instagram? Dinner for two, chocolates and the works adds up to more than $600.” And it’s all because […]

The Editor speaks: Lack of information

Why is it successive government provide the public with lack of information? It is not just limited to government of tiny Caribbean islands like ourselves. It is everywhere. It’s like a disease that permeates everyone that is appointed by the public. Civil servants, however, have a duty to provide us with little or no information […]

The Editor speaks: A poem that stirred memories for me

It’s about “The Land That Made Me Me” I was sent this poem from one of our readers that made me smile and it did bring back many memories. Without apologies I am going to share it with you. I have searched on the Internet to try and find the author without success. It seems […]

The Editor speaks: Cancer

Monday February 4th is World Cancer Day. It is not a day for celebration but a day we should all think about as many of us living here have at some time in our lives been diagnosed with cancer. It is an illness a lot of us don’t wish to talk about and I was […]