December 13, 2018

The Editor speaks: Police, prosecutors and animals

Here in the Cayman Islands and going back two years ago, a third horse was found sexually assaulted at the Equestrian Centre. One of the previous horses (a pony) had to be euthanized’ Where are the police on finding the perpetrator(s)? I don’t know and my inquiries have produced nothing – or “our enquiries are […]

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: Human rights

Stand up for human rights! Today (December 10) is International Human Rights Day. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“the UDHR”). To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UDHR, the United Nations (“the UN”) has launched a year-long campaign building on its existing ‘Stand Up for Human Rights’ […]

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 […]

The Editor speaks: Since when was “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” a controversial holiday favourite ?

Since a couple of months ago! OK. Maybe two years ago…?* The song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” was written in 1944 and at no time ever was any question raised that the lyrics could be interpreted as a man trying to lace another unwilling lady’s drink so he could rape her! That has all changed […]

The Publisher speaks: “Winds of Change” – Christmas is coming

By Joan Wilson I have taken our Editor’s space today because I felt the winds of change yesterday evening and I wrote a poem about it. One, I haven’t shared with you before. As Christmas is just around the corner, here it is. WINDS OF CHANGE I felt the winds of change this evening A […]

The Editor speaks: Is ‘silence’ safer?

Before I go into trying to answer that question I have to refer you to an excellent ‘Viewpoint” from retired Cayman Islands senior civil servant, Gilbert Connolly. The article is published on the CNS website under the title of “Governor Choudhury: the unfinished story”. You can read it in full at: I am not […]

The Editor speaks: World AIDS Day but more steam needed

Last Saturday (1) was World AIDS Day. Please read our Minister of Health’s message on World AIDS Day published on our website at:   The Cayman AIDS Foundation on their Facebook page says: The Cayman AIDS Foundation (CAF) is a community based organisation which provides education on the danger of, helps prevent the spread […]

The Editor speaks: Social Media

In an article published today about Social Media it states the obvious that it will be a “hot topic”. This topic is going to be discussed tomorrow (Friday) at a Youth Forum – “National Youth Forum on “Social Media & Youth” at Mary Miller Hall, 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. I must confess the allotted […]

The Editor speaks: Suicidal? Not much help here!

Suicide is a subject we normally shy away from discussing. However, it is a subject that we should be discussing. What steps are in place here for suicidal prevention? What are the facts and figures of suicides, attempted suicides, etc. Where can someone call for help? The obvious place to look to answer the above […]