April 24, 2019

The Editor speaks: Earth Day

Earth Day was last Monday (22) and we here in the Cayman Islands had the whole day to celebrate it as it was a National Holiday. No. Our government did not give us all the day off because it was Earth Day. It was the Monday after Easter. However, did you get excited and told […]

Sea salt

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Faced with two choices for chips, one with sea salt the other with just ordinary salt, I will always choose the former. I have no idea if sea salt is better than the regular kind but that little modifier at the beginning suggests it probably is. I want better. […]

The return of the Cold War in the Caribbean

By Scott B. MacDonald From Global Americans The Cold War is back in the Caribbean, but this not your father’s Cold War. While many of the actors are the same, the roles and motivations have changed. China has filled the void left by the Soviet Union as the main challenger to U.S. hegemony. Beijing’s goals […]

The Editor speaks: “The Power of the Cross”

I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Easter. I am actually writing this the day before Easter Sunday and Holy Week started for me on Sunday 14th. I was at Cayman Islands First Baptist Church for their Festival of Easter Glory -“He Is Risen”. I have listened to most of the church choirs on […]

Martin: Celebrate National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

By Melissa Martin Start planning a party for the 2019 National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Listen to the sounds of reggae, meringue, calypso, rumba and zouk music during the merrymaking. And dance. Sip a tropical concoction and feast on seafood. Caribbean Heritage Month commemoration was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005 to recognize the […]

Gordon Barlow: Assange and the evil empire

By Gordon Barlow Whatever else he is, Assange is a master of propaganda. Every seller of goods or services in the world ought to be begging his advice on the subject. He may or may not have the skill to boost sales or revenue, but he sure can destroy his enemies’ credibility. Several years ago, […]

Opinion: Venezuela is in the process of political cleansing

By Jolly Green Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has said he wants a million more people to join his civilian militia by the end of the year [2019]. “With your rifles on your shoulders, be ready to defend the fatherland and dig the furrow to plant the seeds to produce food for the community, for the […]

The Editor speaks: The sound of the nails

A message for Holy Week/Easter So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him. They crucified him to a cross hanging from a tree, sometimes called The Mercy Tree. Can you hear those nails? […]

The Editor speaks: I am disgusted

I am angry and disgusted at one of our media websites and other social media outlets. Yesterday a young man was knocked down off his bicycle by a hit and run driver. He was left for dead on North Church Street around 5am. Despite the police asking these sites NOT to publish the name of […]

The Editor speaks: Inflation seems to be the only blot and challenge

It was good news, more good news and even more good news when our Minister of Finance, Roy McTaggart, when he gave his next three years core government forecast in the Legislative Assembly last Friday (12). He gave plenty of figures to back up the good news to support the government’s Strategic Policy Statement (SPS). […]