October 20, 2018

The Editor Speaks: Harvest Festival

The two churches I attend regularly, St.George’s Anglican and Elmslie Memorial, both have Harvest Festivals. The accompanying images are from Elmslie Memorial Church last Sunday (14). It was a lovely service with an almost full church that was beautifully decorated with produce. The choir sang their hearts out to all the familiar harvest hymns and […]

The Editor Speaks: Grilled but not over cooked

I was very thankful I wasn’t in Cayman Islands representative in London, Eric Bush’s shoes, yesterday (16). Bush faced a real grilling when he appeared before the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee that is reviewing Britain’s relationship with all its Overseas Territories (OT’s). The Cayman Islands is trying hard to protect itself from […]

The Editor Speaks: Remove those trees!

It has been announced that the very first job, which obviously is the most important one, is to remove trees. Yes. We have too many trees. Well, according to Tristan Hydes, the deputy chief officer in the planning ministry, there are. And where are all these trees that must come down? In the George Town […]

The Editor Speaks: It’s not just community events!

The RCIPS has announced in future they will be restricting the amount of road closures they approve to accommodate community events. In a recent press release they said it is “evaluating public procession and road closure requests in a more restrictive manner with respect to main arterial roads on the island, including the George Town […]

Letter: Donald Trump, the only millionaire existing in the United States

Letter to Caribbean News Now October 14, 2018 Dear Sir: Recently, the New York Times published an article titled “The eleven facts you should know about Trump’s fortune”, written by Russ Buettner, Susanne Craig and David Barstow. It is evident that this article is aimed at eroding the figure of Trump with a view to […]

The Editor Speaks: Immigration overstayers and snooping

In a Press Release from the Cayman Islands Department of Immigration’s (DOI) Enforcement Division it reported that 185 overstayers fled the Cayman Islands during the month of August 2018. “The revised number of 185 includes the previously reported 14 persons that voluntarily turned themselves into the Enforcement Division,” Deputy Chief Immigration Officer, Gary Wong, explained. […]

OPINION: Has Ralph Gonsalves created false news to escape scrutiny of his own misdemeanors’?

By Jolly Green Here is a story which I have chosen to write because one of Gonsalves cronies in the usual way could not help themselves and bragged to the wrong supposed supporters at Crown Heights during the recent UN meetings in New York, telling what had been arranged to bring down the National Democratic […]

The Editor Speaks: CNB Directors windfall

The majority of the Directors of Cayman National Bank have, not surprisingly, recommended the sale of the Bank to Republic Bank Trinidad and Tobago (Barbados) Limited. Lawyer and former MLA, Truman Bodden has 1,125,135 shares and has agreed, according to a CNB circular, to sell 1 million of them. This should provide him with a […]

Italy in the maelstrom of the euro

By Isidoros Karderinis Italy joined the eurozone in 1999, with Prime Minister Massimo d’Alema of the “Democratic Left” party. This fateful participation, which entailed the complete loss of independent monetary policy, is undoubtedly the main cause of the disappointing performance of the Italian economy. The country’s GDP currently stands at EUR 1.75 trillion euro and […]

The View From Europe: The Caribbean has lost a friend

By David Jessop From The Caribbean Council For just under forty years, Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA) has worked in Washington with the region to promote private sector led growth, successfully finding ways to help Caribbean governments and business leaders engage with and influence the thinking of US administrations. Now, according to an announcement made […]