July 22, 2017

The Editor Speaks: When is art pornographic?

I am pointing here at the arrest last Tuesday (18) of Cayman Brac artist Ron ‘Foots’ Kynes by the police on suspicion of “obscene publications.” The “obscene publications” were two statues Kynes had created of two nude women embracing in a sexual pose. I have to state I have not seen these works of art […]

The Editor Speaks: Reckless driving or are there other factors?

The Cayman Islands police issued a release yesterday (Tue) saying “four serious accidents this past weekend demonstrate need for more road awareness”. This was largely in response to the tragic death outside the Owen Roberts Airport last Monday (17) that involved a taxi hitting a pedestrian – a visiting well known doctor who was crossing […]

The Editor Speaks: Interesting court case raises questions in the US in regards to investor protection in the Cayman Islands

There is a Court date this Wednesday (19) at the Grand Court which already raises questions in the US in regards to investor protection in the Cayman Islands. Short version of the story: In case G206 of 2015, Petra Berksoy & Co filed a civil defamation case against a Regalbeach Club Owner who had reported […]

The Editor speaks: Good but not perfect

The following is taken from the Executive Summary of the Final Report by the Commonwealth observers on our May 2017 elections. First the GOOD: The 2017 general elections in the Cayman Islands met the international standards for democratic, genuine and transparent elections. There was a vibrant election campaign, which took place in a peaceful environment, […]

The Editor speaks: Elections expenses revealed but is it the truth?

The Elections Office has released the summary of Elections Expense returns as reported, by political parties’ and individual candidates for the May General Elections. See iNews Cayman story at: http://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/cayman-islands-elections-office-posts-candidates-expense-returns/ During the final eight weeks of the May General Elections Dr. Steve Tomlinson coughed up over $194,000 to ten political candidates running as Independents. Note […]

The Editor speaks: When silence is not golden

I was at a small gathering of members of Elmslie Church last night and a debate followed the presentation by a visiting pastor on “Salt”. Like most debates the subject broadened out past the confined barriers of the original subject matter although it was to a degree included. One of the people there spoke somewhat […]

The Editor Speaks: Will CIFA’s appointment of accountants make any difference to Cayman Government’s non support?

The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) yesterday (Wednesday 21) June, 2017) announced the appointment of Grant Thornton as its independent auditor. In a Press Release from CIFA it said Grant Thornton will undertake forensic and financial statement audits of CIFA financial transactions and activity, as well as conclude the 2014 to 2016 audits. Grant Thornton, […]

The Editor Speaks: “..the most breathtaking scoundrel of all”

And the scoundrel is Caymanian Jeffrey Webb! This is the wisdom of ex FIFA President Sepp Blatter. In an article that appeared this week in the UK media publication The Guardian Sepp Blatter made this comment to journalist David Conn. The article is titled Sepp Blatter after the fall: ‘Why the hell should I bear […]

The Editor Speaks: It’s raining – robberies

Have you enjoyed all the rain recently.?The photo with this editorial shows the road immediately outside where I live in Newlands. It was taken last Sunday morning. We can welcome the rain as it has been very dry but this wet type of rain isn’t the only type of rain we have been receiving here. […]

The Editor Speaks: Fathers

As it is Father’s Day on Sunday June 18th we unashamedly re-publish Joan’s poem about her late, great, father Mj. Rodrigues (‘Roddy’) Watler “Roddy” Roddy – that’s what they called him From birth, right to his grave. He was six foot six inches tall So big and strong and brave. He was one of the […]