February 23, 2018

The Editor Speaks: I opened the window and in flew Enza

There was a little girl, and she had a little bird, And she called it by the pretty name of Enza; But one day it flew away, but it didn’t go to stay, For when she raised the window, in-flu-Enza. My ‘bird’ is not pretty and it did stay. Mine is called ‘Influenza’. I have […]

The Editor Speaks: Immigration nonsense

I can fully understand how people here find our immigration department woeful. And I am using a nice word. Listen to this ridiculous nonsense that I have encountered over a simple reference. I have been married to a Caymanian for over 34 years. I have had Caymanian Status for thirty years. I have given references […]

The Editor Speaks: Black History Month

Black History Month is February. One of our stories today, “Bichotte commemorates Black History Month’ had prompted my attention that we had not mentioned it. We should have done, but as it is a predominantly American celebration perhaps that will be enough to exonerate us, especially as it more commonly known as African-American History Month. […]

The Editor Speaks: Social media and the use of police to collect fines.

If it wasn’t for social media a lot of things that we now see would not be reported. That is a good thing. Yes. And no. I have always had a good respect for our police as a whole. They have a difficult job to do and with a police force approaching 400 and will […]

The Editor Speaks: Forms

How many of us like filling in forms? If you do, you need to be assessed. Please fill in this form. And if you were assessed less than three years ago you must be reassessed. Please fill in this form. Where do you send this form? To government. The government department that deals with this […]

The Editor speaks: Common sense

I hope you read the Front Page story in today’s iNews Cayman headlined “Obituary: Common Sense is dead”. The death of common sense article is humorous and is equally so true. There are three links where I found Common Sense sources because they have the same common thread and two of them have ‘borrowed’ some […]

The Editor Speaks: Invisible learning may become visible

Learning, if one reads our media (and I include this publication) has seemed invisible at some of our schools, especially government run ones, and it has been with interest to see how soon our new Minister for Education Juliana O’Connor-Connolly is going to try to deal with it. With a teaching background, we at least […]

The Editor Speaks: May, wanted, could, facts

Of those four words which one is the one to be believed? It would appear to be a very easy question to answer but is it? When was the last time you read or heard a media report that included the word ‘facts’? How many times over the past month have you heard a media […]

The Editor Speaks: The oldest profession in the world

Writer Rudyard Kipling started his 1888 book “ In Black and White“ with this sentence – “Lalun is a member of the most ancient profession in the world.” Lalun is a prostitute. One of our prospective contenders in last year’s May Election was accused by his wife of dating prostitutes! He did not get elected. […]

The Editor Speaks: School drop outs

There has been much in our local media regarding the schools, especially the government run ones, suggesting the teaching staff are to blame for the low standard of education being taught there. I have written a number of editorials on the subject suggesting that the blame game goes much further and parents should take a […]