October 19, 2018

Letter: Donald Trump, the only millionaire existing in the United States

Letter to Caribbean News Now October 14, 2018 Dear Sir: Recently, the New York Times published an article titled “The eleven facts you should know about Trump’s fortune”, written by Russ Buettner, Susanne Craig and David Barstow. It is evident that this article is aimed at eroding the figure of Trump with a view to […]

Italy in the maelstrom of the euro

By Isidoros Karderinis Italy joined the eurozone in 1999, with Prime Minister Massimo d’Alema of the “Democratic Left” party. This fateful participation, which entailed the complete loss of independent monetary policy, is undoubtedly the main cause of the disappointing performance of the Italian economy. The country’s GDP currently stands at EUR 1.75 trillion euro and […]

The View From Europe: The Caribbean has lost a friend

By David Jessop From The Caribbean Council For just under forty years, Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA) has worked in Washington with the region to promote private sector led growth, successfully finding ways to help Caribbean governments and business leaders engage with and influence the thinking of US administrations. Now, according to an announcement made […]

OPINION: Is the reopening of Buccament a second chance of an earner for someone?

By Jolly Green Buccament Bay Resort failed because it was built by a man that had a dodgy background. The man, an ex-double glazing salesman, had been involved in the UK with two other companies with unconnected operations to hotels or resorts, both went bankrupt. The man was named in a property scam in Thailand. […]

Seeing through other eyes

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Walking in another’s shoes. Seeing through other eyes. All phrases that refer to empathy: our ability to understand where someone else is coming from. It’s often a difficult switch because we weigh new information from the light of our own experience. When a customer asks me to consider trying […]

The Editor speaks: The month to celebrate the elderly

Today, Monday October 1st starts the Month to Celebrate the Elderly who live here in the Cayman Islands. Yesterday (Sunday) there was a service to recognize our elderly folk at Elmslie Memorial Church where many government officials were present, including Deputy Governor Franz Manderson and MLA Austin Harris who represented Premier Alden McLaughlin. He apologized […]

Mental illness and prison (Part II)

By Courtenay Barnett Mon, Oct 01, 2018 (An analysis in three parts: – historical – international – domestic – on the TCI’s approach to mental illness) Part 11- International: In the first article in this series, I made reference to ‘The Colonial Context’. One cannot be effective in response to a ruling power, if one […]

Mental illness and prison (Part III)

20By Courtenay BarnettMon, Oct 01, 2018 (An analysis in three parts: – historical – international – domestic – on the TCI’s approach to mental illness) Part 111- Domestic: In the previous article in this trilogy, I made reference to ‘The Colonial Context’. For, how else does a Governor act in direct contradiction of what UK […]

Tourism Matters: Mitigating price hikes

By Adrian Loveridge From Caribbean News Now Officially from today, the second airline departure tax will be levied on all flight tickets purchased, adding another US$70 per person, irrespective of age, for extra regional travel and US$35 within the Caribbean. Time will tell of course of the impact that it will have on arrival numbers […]

Cayman Islands opposition takes cruise pier development to the people

Members of the Opposition will be taking the cruise pier debate to the people of the Cayman Islands in a series of Island-wide public meetings beginning Monday (October 1, 2018) when they will be unveiling their strategy for the continued well-being of the cruise industry sector. The objective of the meetings will be to elucidate […]