November 14, 2018

Sir Ronald Sanders: Overcoming fear- Key to Belize’s future

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now In the introduction to his quite remarkable new book on the long-running Guatemalan claim to Belize, the author, Assad Shoman, makes the riveting comment that “Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not to their own facts”. He is right to make this statement because protagonists […]

The Editor Speaks: What is misrepresentation?

Misrepresentation according to the Cayman Islands Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure is the article published by one of Cayman Islands media outlets concerning the NRA’s Road Safety Conference by the team leading the George Town Revitalization Project, According to the Government Press Release we received, the media house “falsely claimed government plans a mass […]

The Publisher speaks

Last Saturday (20) I, along with many talented performers, read two of my poems at the Annual NCVO Radio/Telethon. They were hoping to raise $160,000 but managed a good total of $117,000 in pledges. There is still time to pledge even more. This was my 26th consecutive time of reading my poems and as it […]

The Editor Speaks: Corruption and who you know

The word ‘corruption’ has been mooted that it is at our doors, in our society, and Cayman’s big players have their hands in the cookie jar. MLA and Leader of the Opposition said this week there is corruption and it must be investigated. Rooster, in advertising its talk show, has played sound bites with persons […]

The Editor Speaks: Men are happier people

Most of my Editorials last week were a rant about something so I thought it was time to lighten up a bit. By chance one of our readers sent the following to me and I thought I would share it with you here. Yes men we are blessed and happier people too. This needs no […]

The Editor Speaks: When fair is not fair

“ A fair and transparent bidding and evaluating process… to make the best decisions possible.” The above is what the Cayman Islands Airport Authority” claims when they awarded the new concessions at the newly renovated Owen Roberts Airport. All the big brands won and no small brands were in sight. Last Wednesday (16 ) the […]

The Editor Speaks: Harvest Festival

The two churches I attend regularly, St.George’s Anglican and Elmslie Memorial, both have Harvest Festivals. The accompanying images are from Elmslie Memorial Church last Sunday (14). It was a lovely service with an almost full church that was beautifully decorated with produce. The choir sang their hearts out to all the familiar harvest hymns and […]

The Editor Speaks: Grilled but not over cooked

I was very thankful I wasn’t in Cayman Islands representative in London, Eric Bush’s shoes, yesterday (16). Bush faced a real grilling when he appeared before the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee that is reviewing Britain’s relationship with all its Overseas Territories (OT’s). The Cayman Islands is trying hard to protect itself from […]

The Editor Speaks: Remove those trees!

It has been announced that the very first job, which obviously is the most important one, is to remove trees. Yes. We have too many trees. Well, according to Tristan Hydes, the deputy chief officer in the planning ministry, there are. And where are all these trees that must come down? In the George Town […]

The Editor Speaks: It’s not just community events!

The RCIPS has announced in future they will be restricting the amount of road closures they approve to accommodate community events. In a recent press release they said it is “evaluating public procession and road closure requests in a more restrictive manner with respect to main arterial roads on the island, including the George Town […]