April 24, 2019

The Editor speaks: Earth Day

Earth Day was last Monday (22) and we here in the Cayman Islands had the whole day to celebrate it as it was a National Holiday. No. Our government did not give us all the day off because it was Earth Day. It was the Monday after Easter. However, did you get excited and told […]

The Editor speaks: “The Power of the Cross”

I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Easter. I am actually writing this the day before Easter Sunday and Holy Week started for me on Sunday 14th. I was at Cayman Islands First Baptist Church for their Festival of Easter Glory -“He Is Risen”. I have listened to most of the church choirs on […]

The Editor speaks: The sound of the nails

A message for Holy Week/Easter So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him. They crucified him to a cross hanging from a tree, sometimes called The Mercy Tree. Can you hear those nails? […]

The Editor speaks: I am disgusted

I am angry and disgusted at one of our media websites and other social media outlets. Yesterday a young man was knocked down off his bicycle by a hit and run driver. He was left for dead on North Church Street around 5am. Despite the police asking these sites NOT to publish the name of […]

The Editor speaks: Inflation seems to be the only blot and challenge

It was good news, more good news and even more good news when our Minister of Finance, Roy McTaggart, when he gave his next three years core government forecast in the Legislative Assembly last Friday (12). He gave plenty of figures to back up the good news to support the government’s Strategic Policy Statement (SPS). […]

The Editor speaks” Why does a joke get more criticism than a direct appeal to obstruct a lawful ceremony? Hypocrisy!!

It just baffles me that 160 people can comment on a joke they considered in poor taste (on the CNS website). However, a directive from an MLA to cause a disturbance by attending uninvited to a same-sex wedding and objecting, passes by with hardly a comment. There is not even a condemnation from a single […]

The Publisher speaks: Think Again [starts with chickens and ends with a donkey]

Colin didn’t know what to write about today so I told him to “think again”. It was then, I remembered I had written a poem many years ago with that title. As it started with chickens and we are overrun with them I thought it might be worth sharing with you and it is amusing…… […]

The Editor speaks: Same-sex marriage stay appeal. Same arguments but the stay still won

Acting Solicitor General Reshma Sharma outlined some of the details of the appeal to justify a stay on the implementation of Chief Justice Anthony Smellie’s landmark ruling that same-sex couples can now get married in the Cayman Islands. For government’s sake I hope we hear some better arguments as what we have so far learnt […]

The Editor speaks: OfReg? No. Just off the reg and find the pump

The Utilities Regulation and Competition Office known as OfReg is the most incompetent and useless body ever dreamt up by any government. One of its main duties is to monitor the prices of fuel. It monitors them alright and give the nod to let the two fuel companies here that have a monopoly and a […]

The Editor speaks: Wolves in Cayman

A wolf is an animal that preys. According to Wikipedia: “The wolf (Canis lupus), also known as the grey/gray wolf or timber wolf, is a canine native to the wilderness and remote areas of Eurasia and North America. It is the largest extant member of its family, with males averaging 43–45 kg (95–99 lb) and […]