August 17, 2018

The Editor Speaks: A GOOD survey. Not a BAD survey.

We have published today a Press Release that carries the headline: “Cayman Islands Schools Survey: “Students are satisfied with their school”’. Excellent. This is a quite different outcome from what I was expecting. The consensus feeling I was getting from the poor examination results would have produced quite a different result. “Over 600 Year 5 […]

The Editor Speaks: Iggie hunters.

I must admit I am surprised there was as many as forty-four responses to the Cayman Islands Department of Environment’s call for Iggie Hunters. The need for the culling of our green iguanas has been recognized for a number of years now but very little has been done to curb the increasing numbers. There is […]

The Editor Speaks: Should the Police Commissioner recruit foreign residents?

“Once again, the government is making it difficult for Caymanians to secure employment in their own country. “We reject the commissioner’s rationale that transient groups in the community should have representation in the police force, particularly in view of the role of cultural awareness and knowledge in maintaining public safety and effective policing.” The above […]

Multiple stab wounds

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio I recently enjoyed the latest version of Murder on the Orient Express. I’m certain everyone’s seen at least one version of this Agatha Christie classic but if you haven’t, it’s alright because I won’t tell you who done it. The antagonist in the film is named Mr. Ratchett but […]

The Editor Speaks: “Cayman”. What’s in a name?

See these headlines:   CAYMAN PERMITTED MERE MORTALS TO DREAM CAYMAN WAS FRESH AND ORIGINAL, BUT ALSO SOMEHOW CLASSIC CAYMAN MAY FOREVER HIDE IN THE SHADOW OF ITS OLDER SIBLING A TECHNICALLY IMPROVED CAYMAN CAYMAN CAN CHALLENGE ALL THE CURRENT GENERATION CAYMAN THE LATEST GENERATION CAYMAN BOASTS BETTER CAYMAN MANAGES PERHAPS THE ULTIMATE BALANCE OF […]

What happened to the billions China pledged the Philippines? Not what you think

BY ALVIN CAMBA From South China Morning Post Forget claims about duplicitous Beijing and the South China Sea. The delays in Chinese investment into the country are entirely predictable – and not evidence of something more sinister Here’s a quiz. How often in these past weeks have you read about the duplicitous Chinese tricking other […]

The Editor Speaks: Last call for cullers

Today (Thu Aug 9) is your last chance to join the submission of information on the green iguana culling. There are approx 2 million green iguana here, although I haven’t actually seen anybody physically counting them. Perhaps the police are doing this when they are up in the air in their helicopter looking for thieves […]

What’s something worth?

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio My iPhone X retails for $1,000 at the Apple store. That’s a lot. It’s one of the most expensive mobile phones on the market and it could be argued it’s at the top of the expense heap. And yet, if that were a high-end DAC [Digital to Analogue Convertor] power […]

The Editor Speaks: Baffling and shocking

When will governments wake up and pour the funds required to deal with crime at the source and not after the horse has bolted? It is constantly baffling to me why there is always reluctance to commit monies and other resources into the nests where crime starts – the homes. The Cayman Islands Children & […]

Clear fog

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio In yesterday’s post I recounted a story of Telarc engineers in the recording studio control room comparing the output of an analog and digital tape recorder to the live feed from their mixer. To their ears the digital recorder was more faithful to the original signal. Which makes perfect sense […]