July 22, 2018

Home DNA Testing

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) testing became popular due to high-profile criminal investigations as well as in paternity cases. DNA is most commonly used in trying to prove the relationship of an individual to another person, that linking is aimed at trying to determine whether or not those two people are related or not. DNA testing has […]

Punctuation is everything

This was sent to me by a friend and it made me smile. I hope it does you. An English professor wrote the words: “A woman without her man is nothing” on the chalkboard and asked his students to punctuate it correctly. All the males in the class wrote the words: “A woman, without her […]

What love means to a child

I was present when this question was posed to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds: “What does love mean?” The answers were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think… “When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for […]

The Editor Speaks: Cellphones in cars, DART, the premier is amused – the editor is not, lost NOT found

In an Associated Press article by Joan Lowy published on 15th Dec., the writer suggests, “When someone is talking to you, your brain is listening, processing and thinking about what’s being said — even if you’re in the driver’s seat trying to concentrate on traffic. That’s why drivers get distracted during cellphone conversations, even when […]

Children at Pocahontas

I went to see ‘Pocahontas’ the other night, I sat alone and enjoyed the sight Of beautiful children with their Dads and Mommies All carrying drinks, and popcorn and candies. So happy they all were to be getting out They had a little time to laugh and share and shout. You should’ve heard them talking […]

The Editor Speaks: A winning streak but the same problems

I breathed a sigh of relief after Chief Justice Anthony Smellie found Philip Rose guilty of rape, assault and abduction last Monday (19). The RCIPS are on a winning streak. This case was particularly nasty as Rose had emotionally and physically abused his victim over a two and half year period after she broke off […]

Choose Cold Duck this Christmas

Christmas is almost here as we speak. I have many pleasant memories of past Christmases and New Years Eves, too. Some of those memories are of a certain sparkling wine, called Cold Duck. As the old familiar songs play in the background, and nearby homes are illuminated in their bright, colourful holiday glory (especially the […]

The Editor Speaks: Drink driving, Dart handout doesn’t find a bullseye with the bloggers, rubbish and beauty

It is staggering that despite all the warnings, all the editorials, all the television commercials and just plain common sense, more and more people are being arrested for drinking over the limit and then driving. I don’t see what more can be done? Even in Cayman Brac a man drove his car into a pole […]

Simplify your Christmas dinner

Are you hosting Christmas dinner this year? What do you think about making this the year you simplify it? We know perfectly well that every year there’s too much food on the table. We eat too much, we work too hard, and most years we get ourselves too tired to really enjoy everything. What about […]

Creating a beautiful Christmas centrepiece

The arrival of the holidays brings with it the opportunity to entertain. Nothing sets the tone of a holiday gathering more than the decorating of one’s home. Candles are lit, wreaths are hung, and garland is strewn. And for the holiday table around which we gather, there is the Christmas centrepiece. This can encompass many […]