December 13, 2017

The Editor Speaks: How much for a new courthouse?

At the Finance Committee this week we learnt that the government has spent over $1M on reports exploring the “where, what and when?” on a new courthouse. It has taken ten years to come to no conclusion whatsoever, except we can’t afford $177M. Now they want to spend $400,000 on another report! And while we […]

The Editor Speaks: Black Friday and Thanksgiving

Thursday (23) is the American Thanksgiving. Over the years I have lived here (35+), I have watched Thanksgiving celebrations grow, especially the Restaurants, primarily because of the large number of American tourists and now with the increase of American workers here. Even locals are celebrating it. Now we have “Black Friday” sales. This was unheard […]

The Editor Speaks: Men

How many of you celebrated International Men’s Day last Sunday (19)? The Government sponsored Cayman Islands “celebrations” comprised a Men and Boys church service at Savannah United Church on Sunday. Rooster 101 had a roundtable at 7:30am last Friday and there was a Family Day at Kings Sports Centre on Saturday 18th. Wow. How much […]

The Editor Speaks: CarePay and does anyone really care?

I came down heavy on Bodden Town MLA Chris Saunders in a recent editorial and likened him to the late British Actor Sir Christopher Lee’s performance playing the notorious “hanging judge” Judge Jeffries. Today, I am somewhat on his side, as it still does not remain clear to me how only one man has been […]

What next for Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe: Division and hatred? Or ‘One Love?’

By: Earl Bousquet From telesurtv Bob Marley, if alive today, would probably have hesitated to write another song to replace “Zimbabwe.” The Caribbean has long had a close association with the Southern African liberation struggle and movements, especially the role played by Cuban soldiers in beating back the racist South African forces trying to turn […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Mugabe: A Graceful Coup

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the US and the OAS. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College in the University of Toronto. The views expressed are his own. Responses to: www.sirronaldsanders.com By […]

The Editor Speaks: The law was not followed but……

Jobs for Caymanians! That is the trumpet call. Laws were put into place to protect Caymanians. Transparency. Caymanians must have the opportunity to take the top jobs. This applies, especially when the jobs are Government bodies. When our most proven financial qualified Caymanian, Marco Archer, incredibly lost his seat at the last election, we knew […]

The Editor Speaks: It is no surprise private sector pension and health insurers are failing Cayman and so is CINICO

In the Legislative Assembly last Tuesday (14) the Finance Committee were discussing the thorny subject of insurance – pensions and especially health. With the burden of the uninsured Cayman Islands citizens falling on government to address when they reach retirement age the current system cannot be allowed to continue. These are not entirely my words, […]

Letter to Bahamas Tribune242: China is on the rise

By BRIAN ELLIS PLUMMER From Tribune242 EDITOR, The Tribune. WE live in a multipolar world. The United States (US) is no longer the undisputed leader of the world. China is a direct challenge to US hegemony. Venezuela is also a threat to the old world order because she is influencing Latin America and the Caribbean. […]

The Editor Speaks: World Prematurity Day and World Orphans Day. Linked by children.

Two stories celebrating special days may have escaped your notice or about too. The first, World Prematurity Day, you can read today as the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority are celebrating it. See today’s story “Cayman Islands Health Services Authority celebrates World Prematurity Day”. The day earmarked for this is November 17th. The World Health […]