December 17, 2017

The Editor Speaks: The law was not followed but……

Jobs for Caymanians! That is the trumpet call. Laws were put into place to protect Caymanians. Transparency. Caymanians must have the opportunity to take the top jobs. This applies, especially when the jobs are Government bodies. When our most proven financial qualified Caymanian, Marco Archer, incredibly lost his seat at the last election, we knew […]

The Editor Speaks: It is no surprise private sector pension and health insurers are failing Cayman and so is CINICO

In the Legislative Assembly last Tuesday (14) the Finance Committee were discussing the thorny subject of insurance – pensions and especially health. With the burden of the uninsured Cayman Islands citizens falling on government to address when they reach retirement age the current system cannot be allowed to continue. These are not entirely my words, […]

The Editor Speaks: World Prematurity Day and World Orphans Day. Linked by children.

Two stories celebrating special days may have escaped your notice or about too. The first, World Prematurity Day, you can read today as the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority are celebrating it. See today’s story “Cayman Islands Health Services Authority celebrates World Prematurity Day”. The day earmarked for this is November 17th. The World Health […]

The Editor speaks: Why we remember them

I am speaking here about the Remembrance Day Service last Sunday (12) held outside Elmslie Church on Harbour Drive. Although I do not remember the last war in Britain as I was born in 1943, I do have a remembrance of sheer terror of hearing an air raid siren. My mother told me, even as […]

The Editor speaks: Diabetes

On Tuesday 14th (Nov) World Diabetes Day is marked. I do not say ‘celebrated’ as it is nothing to celebrate if you have diabetes. I do not understand why the spotlight is on women. This year’s theme is “Women and diabetes – Our right to a healthy future”. Cayman Islands Minister for Health, Dwayne Seymour, […]

The Editor speaks: A message from over 2,00 years ago is still the same today

I was invited to deliver a message in person this morning (Wed 8) based on three Biblical readings Psalm 72, Nehemiah 13: 4-22, and Matthew 13: 53-58. I was struck just how pertinent the message from all three was just  the same then as it is today. And it even involves Fake News!  Please stay […]

The Editor speaks: When it’s OK to steal

Thou shalt not steal. Right? Right! If you steal you will be punished. Right? Wrong!! Sometimes it’s OK!!! If someone breaks into my house and steals ANYTHING that rightfully belongs to me he is breaking the law and should be punished. If someone, knowingly uses that property that belongs to me, he is breaking the […]

The Editor speaks: From Panama to Paradise

Some people think Panama is Paradise but not the law firm of Appleby. Appleby has been described by one media outlet as “The company [Appleby] helps the rich and wealthy to avoid taxes, hide names and even supply directors for shell companies. In a Press Release Appleby said: “Recent media coverage, including the Panorama programme […]

The Editor Speaks: The Weather Man

It was a very fitting tribute to the late Frank Ellsworth Roulstone Jr. last Wednesday (1) when Members of the Legislative Assembly stood for a minute of silence. Frank Roulstone was known as “The Weather Man” when he pioneered Cayman Islands Weather Station. He was the head man from the early 1960’s until he retired […]

The Editor Speaks: Halloween and Guy Fawkes

October 31st was Halloween and November 5th is Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes. Both are celebrations that children and grownups can enjoy together. Halloween is the biggest of the two events in the USA whilst the other is the biggest in Great Britain. When I grew up Halloween was hardly celebrated at all, although I expect over […]