August 17, 2018

The Editor Speaks: A GOOD survey. Not a BAD survey.

We have published today a Press Release that carries the headline: “Cayman Islands Schools Survey: “Students are satisfied with their school”’. Excellent. This is a quite different outcome from what I was expecting. The consensus feeling I was getting from the poor examination results would have produced quite a different result. “Over 600 Year 5 […]

The Editor Speaks: Iggie hunters.

I must admit I am surprised there was as many as forty-four responses to the Cayman Islands Department of Environment’s call for Iggie Hunters. The need for the culling of our green iguanas has been recognized for a number of years now but very little has been done to curb the increasing numbers. There is […]

The Editor Speaks: Should the Police Commissioner recruit foreign residents?

“Once again, the government is making it difficult for Caymanians to secure employment in their own country. “We reject the commissioner’s rationale that transient groups in the community should have representation in the police force, particularly in view of the role of cultural awareness and knowledge in maintaining public safety and effective policing.” The above […]

The Editor Speaks: CNB Sale. To be or not to be?

I have to admit it was with some dismay when I learned Cayman National Bank had received an unsolicited potential offer from Republic Bank Trinidad and Tobago that is based in Barbados The Press Release from CNB: Possible Partial Offer for Cayman National Corporation Ltd. (Cayman National) by Republic Bank Trinidad and Tobago (Barbados) Limited […]

The Editor Speaks: “Cayman”. What’s in a name?

See these headlines:   CAYMAN PERMITTED MERE MORTALS TO DREAM CAYMAN WAS FRESH AND ORIGINAL, BUT ALSO SOMEHOW CLASSIC CAYMAN MAY FOREVER HIDE IN THE SHADOW OF ITS OLDER SIBLING A TECHNICALLY IMPROVED CAYMAN CAYMAN CAN CHALLENGE ALL THE CURRENT GENERATION CAYMAN THE LATEST GENERATION CAYMAN BOASTS BETTER CAYMAN MANAGES PERHAPS THE ULTIMATE BALANCE OF […]

The Editor Speaks: Last call for cullers

Today (Thu Aug 9) is your last chance to join the submission of information on the green iguana culling. There are approx 2 million green iguana here, although I haven’t actually seen anybody physically counting them. Perhaps the police are doing this when they are up in the air in their helicopter looking for thieves […]

The Editor Speaks: Baffling and shocking

When will governments wake up and pour the funds required to deal with crime at the source and not after the horse has bolted? It is constantly baffling to me why there is always reluctance to commit monies and other resources into the nests where crime starts – the homes. The Cayman Islands Children & […]

The Editor Speaks: What the future holds for UK OT’s

Our government is going to try and renegotiate parts of our country’s 2009 Constitution after the shocking vote in the House of Commons making us more transparent than our competitors that are Crown colonies. A level playing field it is not. It is without doubt the large majority of the UK’s Members of Parliament have […]

The Editor Speaks: Tired and tyres

At the weekend we published four reports from the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) that will take many, many hours to plough through them all. If I am at a loss to find something to write about I can delve into the myriads of pages and quickly fall to sleep. Not that what I have […]

The Editor Speaks: Why I write Editorials and Not “Fake News”

I write Editorials mostly. Only occasionally do I write articles claiming to be news. When I do sit down to write an article I point to the facts and, where I can, I give the source. I NEVER write the word ‘COULD’ in an article. I had not read the CNS article regarding the Cruise […]