June 24, 2018

The Editor Speaks: Butterflies

I have missed seeing butterflies over the past few years so it has been a joy to suddenly see so many white ones these last couple of months. There have been swarms of them particularly on my way to and from Bodden Town and on the East West arterial. This was highlighted on CITN/Cayman27 last […]

The Editor Speaks: Why we should be proud of our Coat of Arms

Yesterday (Mon 4), saw the beginning of the “Celebrate Cayman” 60 years celebration of the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms. Captain Owen Farrington, a Vestryman who was serving in office when the Cayman Islands was granted its own coat of arms in 1958, unveiled the new replacement warrant, which recently arrived from the United Kingdom. […]

The Editor Speaks: Education

In iNews Cayman today we have published a story where the President of the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA), Lynsley Doodhai, has said “Asking teachers to mark School Based Assessment (SBA) projects and not pay them is modern day slavery.” Speaking at the 78th Tobago Teachers’ Get-Together held at the Tobago Nutrition and […]

The Editor Speaks: Biggest trial ever heard in the Cayman Islands gets world wide attention. Insane.

It was like a John Grisham novel after reading the summaries provided to the media and published here on iNews Cayman on May 31 2018 (http://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/cayman-islands-hon-chief-justices-jugement-on-the-ahab-v-sicl-and-others/). It was a landmark case and followed a 10-year dispute played out in international courts between the Al Gosaibis and Maan Al Sanea over who was to blame for […]

The Editor Speaks: Firearms amnesty

Tomorrow (Fri June 1) the RCIPS is launching a firearms amnesty. It will run until the end of the month. The last RCIPS amnesty was in 2011. It was not a giant success. However, one gun off the streets is a plus that is countered by the hundreds that have appeared since then. I have […]

The Editor Speaks: Cayman’s growth is rising – fact, but are economic projections crystal ball gazing?

In yesterday’s iNews Cayman we published the whole of Minister of Finance & Economic Development, Roy McTaggart’s address to the Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Forum. The address came complete with fourteen impressive charts and tables that showed the overall unemployment rate in Cayman is to date standing at 4.4 percent and is expected to decline […]

The Editor Speaks: US Memorial Day

Yesterday (Mon 28) was Memorial Day in the US. We have a similar event here in November (Sun 11th Nov). We have a public holiday on the following Monday. In the US Memorial Day is widely celebrated with weekend ‘bargain’ sales, barbecues, beach trips, etc. Whilst here we don’t seem to have the ‘bargain’ sales […]

The Editor Speaks: Forecasters predictions for hurricane seasons

Last year the forecasters predictions for 2017 hurricane season were wrong. The below normal forecast turned out to be well over the normal. This year the crystal ball is showing them near- or above-normal hurricanes. Forecasters predict a 35 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, and a […]

The Editor Speaks: How media slants a story because of bias

The media, a name tag I have to admit to, knows how to slant a story and slanting a story to the way the Editor in Chief, columnist, media owner, etc, wants is now the norm. One only has to read or view the news coverage given by nearly all the US networks (and even […]

The Editor Speaks: Constitutional changes instigates unified fighting talk

Full marks to Cayman’s Premier Alden McLaughlin for going ahead with dialogue with UK’s Prime Minister, Teresa May, to clarify and amend parts of the Cayman Islands Constitution. Speaking at a Press Conference, yesterday (23), McLaughlin said this was to stop the UK parliament imposing its will and legislating on the Cayman Islands domestic issues […]