December 13, 2018

The Editor Speaks: Another ‘FIND’

My wife, Joan, wrote a poem some years ago called “What a Find”. She had found an envelope full of a large amount of cash outside a local bank. She placed an ad on the local radio station, Radio Cayman, inviting people who had lost some money. They had to identify the envelope and the […]

The Editor Speaks: New governor. New hope?

With the sourness that has arisen between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and ourselves after the departure of our short termed previous governor, it was with anticipation and hope I attended the Reception at Government House last Monday. Hope that we weren’t going to be given the typical colonial autocratic career motivated UK civil […]

The Editor Speaks: Halloween

My early life living in England, Halloween was hardly celebrated at all. It was too close to GuyFawkes/Bonfire night held on November 5th. Now that was some celebration. The only memory I have of Halloween as a child was Apple Bobbing or Bobbing for Apples. We would play the game by filling a tub or […]

The Editor Speaks: Is ‘satisfactory’ good enough?

Normally the word ‘satisfactory’ means ‘good enough’. Satisfies all standards. However, when it comes to education a ‘satisfactory’ grade in inverted commas is not the same meaning without them. When a school gets a ‘satisfactory’ grade it actually means “Well, it’ll do.” The reason is when education is the grade there are three others in […]

The Editor Speaks: Latest GIS Press release re Bodden Town fire

First of all full marks to the Cayman Islands Fire Service for finally extinguishing the fires at the Bodden Town Quarry. It took a long time as it was a very difficult job to do. With every fire there is smoke and even if the smoke isn’t black there is the smell. The residents at […]

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 […]