October 23, 2017

The Editor speaks: Teaching

The 5th October is World Teacher’s Day where all the persons in this “most honourable” of all professions are recognised. Our Minister of Education Juliana O’Connor Connolly so described the teaching profession as most honourable and she is right. It is. She also said, “As a government, we want to acknowledge and give emphasis to […]

The Editor speaks: Red tape will strangle our non-profit organizations

Red tape will strangle our non-profit organizations It is very unusual for me to disagree with Michael Myles but there is always exceptions. Myles is with Youth Anti-Crime Trusts and I am surprised government authorities have not listened to him on many of the youth issues or even invited him on to their committees. Therefore […]

The Editor speaks: Is the teeth real or false?

The Older Persons Law 2017 came into effect today (Monday 17) but is it really going to make a cent of difference? Has the law real teeth or is it just false? The law was passed in the Legislative Assembly last March and I asked a similar question then. Nothing has changed. There are no […]

The Editor speaks: Immigration reform

Although the government have engaged local consultants Deloitte on a Process Improvement Project (the “Project”) to support its role in delivering strategic and policy direction to the Department of Immigration (DoI) they are still relying on the public’s input. Immigration have been lumped in with the National Workforce Development Agency (“NWDA”), and the Department of […]

The Editor speaks: Why do we ignore warnings?

In one of our stories today under the heading “Woman dead after being hit by jet blast at Caribbean beach” it shows the complete disregard to a sign that stated very clearly “Jet blast of departing and arriving aircraft can cause severe physical harm resulting in extreme bodily harm and/or death.” At St. Maarten’s Princess […]

The Editor speaks: This bird is not singing

Please see my last two Editorials on The Three Little Birds One of our three birds is not singing. Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) vice president Bruce Blake, the first of two local men arrested by anti-corruption investigators last week in relation to allegations of secret commissions and money laundering in relation to CIFA, has […]

The Editor speaks: The three birds have finally sung

Following on from my Editorial yesterday “Three Little Birds” re the Cayman Islands Football Association’s seemingly deaf and dumbness to their former President and current VP Bruce Blake’s arrest FINALLY we have a song from them: “Cayman Islands Football Association Press Release Monday July 3, 2017 The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) recently learned of […]

Work experience for Lighthouse students

Cayman Islands Govt. gives work experience to Lighthouse Students The six students of the Lighthouse School’s graduating class took part in a day’s work experience at the Government Administration Building on Friday, 12 May 2017. The initiative, organised by Lauren Knight, Manager of the Internal Audit Service, was designed to help the students gain a […]

The Editor speaks: Our election is quiet – compare to the French one – but is balloting really secret anymore

The French election is an example of how divided opinions run completely out of control. There they are down to just two candidates whilst here we have 61! The last debate between Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron was a classic. A classic where Pen and Macron traded insults for more than two hours, arguing […]

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