June 25, 2018

The Editor Speaks: Seafarers

“Here in the Cayman Islands our rich maritime heritage plays a very important part in determining who we are as a culture. “One thing that many Caymanians and residents have in common, regardless of how recent our arrival, is that we all feel the pull of the sea that bounds our beautiful Islands. “Yet while […]

The View From Europe: Future proofing the Caribbean

By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate If like me, you listen regularly to the BBC World Service, you may have heard a recent item about an extraordinary leap forward in technology which, over time, could lead to clothes and even shoes being produced using a domestic 3D printer. Although the idea it is still at […]

The Editor Speaks: The Digital age

Cayman Islands Digital Economy conference commenced today (Thu) at the Kimpton Seafire Resort. The agenda included digitising public services, Cayman Islands e-government, the future of financial services, the world of cryptocurrencies and digital identification systems. In his opening address, Cayman’s Premier Alden McLaughlin commenced by quoting Charles Darwin – “It is not the strongest of […]

OPINION: A monster of a President?

By Ewin James How does a man become a monster, if men can become monsters ? How does an ordinary man, with the virtues and vices of other men become the worst person on earth so that to protect people from him he must be removed from his place of influence? Does he go to […]

The Editor Speaks: World Refugee Day

Today (20) is World Refugee Day. World Refugee Day commemorates the obstacles refugees face each year, while also celebrating their courage and strength. Since 2001, the United Nations and more than 100 countries have observed World Refugee Day annually on June 20th. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has started the #WithRefugees petition to […]

The Editor Speaks: Shouldn’t the sea level rise worry us?

“The Antarctic Ice Sheet is an important indicator of climate change and driver of sea-level rise. Here we combine satellite observations of its changing volume, flow and gravitational attraction with modelling of its surface mass balance to show that it lost 2,720 ± 1,390 billion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2017, which corresponds to […]

The Editor Speaks: Blood

Last Thursday, another important day passed by with barely a murmur. Strange, because the subject was blood and without it no living creature here on Earth would exist. It is something we take for granted and we must certainly praise the persons who donate this precious liquid. Our Minister of Health, Hon, Dwayne Seymour, sent […]

OPINION: Camillo Gonsalves and the Leapfrog Syndrom

By Jolly Green In an open letter in 2014 Camillo Gonsalves said, “I have lived in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; attended primary and secondary school in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.” But he left all the following out. His early schooling was in Jamaica, where he attended the Priory School and the Wolmers High […]

THE VIEW FROM EUROPE: The disturbing consequences of the G7 Summit

By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate It is the images that remain. First it was a photo of the political leadership of the West trying to face down an intransigent Donald Trump, and then two days later the extraordinary sight of a smiling US President standing beside an equally pleased Kim Jong Un; making it […]

Trump is here to stay and change the world

By ROBERTO SAVIO From Caribbean Life ROME, June 18, 2018 (IPS) – Donald John Trump, 45th and current president of the United States, has been seen in many illustrious circles as an anomaly that cannot last. Well, it is time to look at reality. If we put on the glasses of people who have seen […]