February 19, 2018

Glavin: Party time in Davos while the world burns

By Terry Glavin, Special to Postmedia Network From owensound suntimes Against a backdrop of shuddering and implosion in the key institutions of the liberal world order, it wasn’t easy to discern anything encouraging in the 48th annual gathering of the rich, the famous and the powerful at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss village […]

The Editor Speaks: The oldest profession in the world

Writer Rudyard Kipling started his 1888 book “ In Black and White“ with this sentence – “Lalun is a member of the most ancient profession in the world.” Lalun is a prostitute. One of our prospective contenders in last year’s May Election was accused by his wife of dating prostitutes! He did not get elected. […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Is the OAS’ credibility in doubt?

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean360 WASHINGTON, United States, Friday January 26, 2018 – Not for the first time, the Organization of American States (OAS) is in danger of reinforcing the widely held view that it ignores its own declared values and principles. This time, the danger is posed by the way the organization is […]

The Editor Speaks: School drop outs

There has been much in our local media regarding the schools, especially the government run ones, suggesting the teaching staff are to blame for the low standard of education being taught there. I have written a number of editorials on the subject suggesting that the blame game goes much further and parents should take a […]

Eric Douglas: Don’t be lonely just because it’s winter

By Eric Douglas From Metro Kanawha I just finished reading the book “The Healthy Writer” by Joanna Penn and Euan Lawson. It’s not about writing, but being healthy in a life that involves a lot of sitting and sedentary behavior. While it is specifically aimed at writers, it really applies to all of us. We […]

The Caribbean is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman

From The Tempest I recently attended a memorial service to mark the one year anniversary of a woman who was kidnapped and found dead a few days later. It shook me to my core. For the last decade or so, there has been an increase in violent crimes in Trinidad, with an alarming number of […]

The Editor Speaks: Cayman Tourism

“Today, the business volume of tourism equals or even surpasses that of oil exports, ‎food products or automobiles. Tourism has become one of the major players in ‎international commerce, and represents at the same time one of the main income ‎sources for many developing countries. This growth goes hand in hand with an ‎increasing diversification […]

The Editor Speaks: Driving nightmares

With yet another serious motor accident very close to my home, Hirst Road, last night (Mon) leaving a man in critical condition with life threatening injuries, I have to ask, when will drivers slow down? What amazes me is why a lot of people think they must be in front of you at the cost […]

From The Publisher

Our thatch palm shows the “way we coming from” By Joan E. (Watler) Wilson Life is so hectic today I wonder where the day has gone, let alone the hours. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older and time does seem to go more quickly the more we age. However, that is only part of the […]

Peter Polack: The case against a new Cayman Court House

By Peter Polack The present congestion and lack of court space has its genesis in several factors the greatest of which was the 2011 removal of the preliminary inquiries in the Summary Court. The brief and low resource preliminary inquiry still used in most of the Caribbean today was able to remove many cases destined […]