March 21, 2018

The Editor Speaks: Honda Civics

There is a spate of car theft here. It seems hardly a weekend goes by when we learn of another car theft or thefts. The stealing seems to be in pairs. Just this weekend we received a report from the RCIPS of two more cars gone missing. And once again they are Honda Civics. If […]

The Editor Speaks: Pop-ups

Virtually every Internet website I log onto (excepting ours) has these annoying pop-ups. Most are ads and others want to know where I’m located. Yes, I know you can use ad-blocker and settings in your web-browser. However, when you do that now, more and more websites will not allow you to read their content because […]

The Editor Speaks: Guns kill

No one can argue with that, except it takes someone to pull the trigger. If it is very, very difficult to own a gun it automatically lowers the chances of someone being able to use an AR-15 rifle and go on a deadly rampage at a school. That a 19 year old expelled student from […]

The Editor Speaks: Fat Tuesday

It’s been quite a few days here in the Cayman Islands: Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day. I have already mentioned Ash and Valentine so I am going to concentrate on Fat Tuesday, also known as Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras. It ends the Christian Season of Epiphany that starts with Three […]

The Editor Speaks: Love and Valentine

Legend has it that there was a priest named Valentine who performed secret marriages when an emperor ordered that no young men should be married because they would be better soldiers in the war. Another legend tells the story of a man named Valentine who fell in love with a girl while he was in […]

The Publisher speaks:

ELMSLIE MEMORIAL CHURCH (The United Church of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands) By Joan Wilson Elmslie Memorial Church was built in the early 1900′ s. Prior to the successful construction of Elmslie, three earlier churches stood on the same site. These were the early days of the 18th century. The first being the Anglican Church […]

The Editor Speaks: The lynch mob

I love Westerns. Always have. If there was a western on at the local cinema I begged my mother to take me. Then along came television. And there were westerns galore for me to watch. The scenes I hated and got very upset about were the lynch mobs. Normally, it was a man wrongfully accused […]

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. […]