June 26, 2019

The Publisher speaks: Bulldozing and building

by Joan E. Wilson Have you noticed all the building work going on around us at this moment? I cannot ever remember such a lot of construction work being expected here in my life time. Looking ahead there appears to be even more in the pipeline. Even a 20 storey high rise that I hope […]

Trading vitriol for views

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio No, I am not going to mention any websites nor point any fingers. I don’t need to because you already know what I am talking about. Angry forums with millions of views. If you build a platform for angry voices they will rush to spew their ill temper. One […]

Martin: Hip hip hooray for newspapers

By Melissa Martin “For the times they are a-changin’” sang Bob Dylan. And the digital age has changed the way information is eaten, swallowed, and digested. We can’t stop progress, but we must maintain the salience of our newspapers (in print or digital). Why? Newspapers, whether country, state, or local serve significant roles in societies […]

The Editor speaks: Can the problem in the Dominican Republic happen here?

In an Editorial carried by Richmond Times-Dispatch: “At least nine Americans have died in the Dominican Republic since the summer of 2018 after falling ill in the Caribbean nation. Some of the deaths appear to have been under questionable — and similar — circumstances. The deaths have happened primarily at four resort hotels. Several of […]

The Editor speaks: “I think God is a very good Cellist”

I had the good fortune to interview sixteen year old Dequan Smith McConvey, Cayman Islands 2019 Young Musician of the Year. He played two classical pieces to win the title, Kol Nidre by Max Bruch and Elegie by Faure. Dequan auditioned for and won a scholarship to go to the beautiful Wells Cathedral School in […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: OAS should promote systemic change in Haiti not an external agenda

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Antigua Observer In what is increasingly becoming a pattern of ignoring established procedures and authority in the Organisation of American States (OAS), a delegation went to troubled Haiti on June 19 without any discussion or mandate by the Permanent Council, the organ responsible for making and overseeing policy between General […]

Terms and conditions

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio My fancy digital watch just asked if I want to upgrade to the latest operating system. Sure, why not? Maybe it’s better? Maybe it’s worse. I have no way to judge except to try it (knowing full well there’s no going back). First, I need to agree to the […]

Tourism Matters: Majority ownership in LIAT

By Adrian Loveridge From Caribbean News Now After trying to avoid the subject intentionally for many years, is it now the time to focus all our attention that any change in the proposed majority beneficial ownership in LIAT (1974) Ltd could bring? Following a whole pile of forays into competing with LIAT over the past […]

The Editor speaks: The case for culling and maybe one for cooking [eggs]?

When we hear the word ‘culling’ it often makes us react almost violently against its use no matter what the reasons are. Especially in biology. Every animal has the right to exist. So what exactly is “culling”? According to Wikipedia: “In biology, culling is the process of segregating organisms from a group according to desired […]

Drug trafficking is a global problem foist upon Caribbean countries

By Bocchit Edmond FromJjamaica Observer Violent crime is down in countries across the Caribbean. Jamaica’s prime minister said that homicides fell by 22 per cent last year. Homicides in the Dominican Republic have been on a downward trend since 2011. In the Bahamas, statistics for 2018 highlight an overall drop in crime from the previous year […]