May 23, 2018

Royal Gazette: Letter to the Editor – “What a mess”

Unbeneficial: what a mess the British have made of this From The Royal Gazette Dear Sir, On May 9, the London Evening Standard  published a Letter to the Editor entitled “The UK is bullying its overseas territories and trust is being lost” by Paul Byles of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce. And most surprisingly […]

The Editor Speaks: A Pit bull and an elderly lady

When I read the press release about the pit bull being shot during a police raid on a house in the Bodden Road area of George Town and then later having to be put down, I did have a certain amount of sympathy for the dog. I was also puzzled why the press release gave […]

The View From Europe: the future cost of Trump’s ‘America First’ policy

BY: DAVID JESSOP From The Barbados Advocate At first sight, last week’s decision by the US President to abrogate the hard-won 2015 UN Security Council deal on nuclear weapons with Iran may seem to have little bearing on the Caribbean. What it does, however, is take US exceptionalism to a new level. It ignores the […]

The Editor Speaks: Another public scandal

And so the list goes on with public officials, normally being suspended on full pay whilst inquiries are ongoing, when criminal activities are suspected. The very latest is now at The Cayman Turtle Centre where a significant amount of cash has gone missing. As in keeping with all government departments a figure is not put […]

The Editor Speaks: Mothers

I have known intimately three mothers. The first was my real mother, Ethel. She nourished me in her womb, she nursed me and she raised me up until I left home when I was twenty-three. She also raised my sister Joyce who was nine years older than me. The second was my first wife, Diane. […]

The Editor Speaks: Things are serious Mr. Bush

Errol Bush, The Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) Board Director has reportedly sent around emails to staff stating that things were not serious against the rumours of significant irregularities at the authority. We, and that includes the Office of the Auditor General (OAG), obviously have a very different opinion of what he considers […]

UK Evening Standard Editor replies to Cayman Chamber

EDITOR’S REPLY TO: Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce Dear Paul BRITAIN — in particular London — has long had the reputation of being a global money-laundering capital. This is partly due to years of a no-questions-asked regime on setting up companies and buying properties here, but largely because of our links to secrecy havens like […]

The Editor Speaks: Stiff penalties but we will be the poorer

Yesterday (7) we published the Press Release sent to us via General Registry, the registrar for Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs). The Registry’s Head of Compliance is Paul Inniss. There are at least 300 NPOs, such as sports associations, churches, community organisations, and service clubs, currently in local operation. To date, only 63 of these charities have […]

LETTER: Healthcare for sale in St. Lucia

From The Voice St Lucia THE question of healthcare delivery in St. Lucia has been the subject of public and political debate for some considerable time. We’ve had fires, electrical failures, inadequate human resources, leaking stadium roofs, and the ongoing saga of the Owen King European Union hospital (OKEU). At the governmental level, it’s been […]

The Editor Speaks: Never!

Following on from yesterday’s Editorial “Strange Timing” re the beneficial ownership disclosure order by the Uk Tory government and a suggestion the tourist industry might fill the gap if the financial sector would collapses, I asked one of our leading accountants how long this would take? He implied, ‘never’! This is what he said: “No […]