December 18, 2018

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: http://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/cayman-islands-minister-of-healths-message-for-world-aids-day/   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 […]

The Editor speaks: Men’s Day passed me by

Over a week ago, specifically Monday November 19th, International Men’s Day was celebrated worldwide because of “the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities”. Did it pass you by here un-noticed? Well there was a movie – 15 minutes long – at the Regal Cinemas at Camana Bay. It was called […]

The Editor speaks: The Singing Christmas Tree

Our lead Front Page Story today is “ “A spectacular, snowy, singing Christmas tree” a critique of The Singing Christmas Tree spectacular presented by The First Assembly of God last Saturday and Sunday. This was the eighth time it has been staged by this church and the first time at The Lions Centre. For those […]

The Editor speaks: Christmas in November

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev’rywhere you go It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Toys in ev’ry store It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Soon the bells will start, Roundabouts in Cayman Lit up everywhere Christmas tree lit at Camana Bay A beautiful singing one lit at Lions.” […]

The Editor speaks: The most intrusive surveillance regime of any democracy

In case you missed it I have republished in full a comment by “GJ” to my recent Editorial “Drops and pops” November 21, 2018 at 8:33 am I concur but there are worse popups: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/652/made The Investigative Powers Act … 2016 Regulations. 2018 In other words: From tomorrow [Nov 22] onwards there are new communication […]

The Editor speaks: Friendship

A friend sent me the following informing me it was World Friendship Day and telling me the message below was written by William Shakespeare. She was incorrect in both but it doesn’t matter because it is the thought behind it that is the key. I was not aware of a “World Friendship Day” and that […]

The Editor speaks: Drops and pops

I hate drop and pop downs and drop/pop ups when I am trying to read something, especially an article, on an Internet website. They are as unwelcome as an uninvited guest at a party. And to get these drops/pops to go you have to search and search to find the little ‘x’ that is hidden […]

The Editor speaks: Utter madness and why?

It was with utter shock on reading a local police report concerning an accident that happened, according to the Press Release, on Saturday Nov 16th (I presume that should read Saturday 17th). The release continues: “…..the police were conducting a traffic check in the vicinity of Yacht Drive on the Esterly Tibbets Highway. During this […]