December 11, 2017

All men are not created equal

I’ve talked before about nonsensical ideas we repeat as mantra – “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me”and “Time heals all wounds” are two of them.  There’s another one, an American favourite, floated on momentous occasions: “We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.”  […]

Addicted to gambling

Casino gambling, sports betting, lottery and bingo playing is enjoyed by many whilst for others it as an addictive and distractive habit. The uncontrollable urge to gamble despite the destructive effect it has on your life is defined as pathological gambling. Answer these questions:- 1) Do you gamble until your last penny runs out? 2) […]

Mens Watches

Apart from telling him what time it is, a watch also indicates the personality as well as the stature of a man. Men’s watches have also become fashion items, as many guys show off their personality and preferences through wearing of certain watches. Men’s watches can serve a variety of purposes. They tell time, often […]

Racism

Racism is a difficult subject to tackle and our premier, Hon. McKeeva Bush, has made mention of it in recent speeches and even in a knuckle rapping he gave our Editor-in Chief. Of all the places I have visited racism is much less obvious here and therefore I was surprised at his comments. Our education […]

LESSONS IN CARIBANA

Dave Martins I was living in Toronto, playing music full time with the Tradewinds band, when the annual Caribbean festival in Toronto known as Caribana was born in 1967. Today there are carnivals in a many cities outside the region, but Caribana was the first to make a major splash; it was a hit from […]

Piano Music Boxes

Music boxes have always come in all shapes and sizes. Some are small enough to fit in your hand, while others are designed to hold jewellery, and still others are large enough to stand alone like a piece of furniture. Wood, metal, glass, and stone; jewellery boxes are familiar to all of us. Equally familiar […]

All The World’s An Island: Size really does matter

It started out at four inches, now it’s down to three and a half. It’s the latest proportion reduction of my favorite candy bar. You say you went to your doctor for your annual physical and he said you needed to lose two, three, fifty pounds? Be aware, very aware: there is a devious practice […]

CHASING CARIBBEAN FRUITS

Dave Martins   A Guyanese friend of mine, Alex Neptune, recently sent me a photo of the Caribbean fruits and vegetables he grows in his backyard in New York; he remarked on the number of fruits we have in the region, and that we appear to have lost some.  Actually most of the fruits I […]

The Martial Arts Experience

Martial arts embrace all of the various extensive systems of training for combat, including self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, as well as mental and spiritual development. Whilst I like watching martial arts, in particular karate, which is really catching on here in the Cayman Islands, would I like to actually do it myself? Former […]

How to avoid becoming a crime victim

I was speaking to an old friend of mine – a retired law enforcement officer who worked in a precinct in one of the USA’s busiest cities. He visited Grand Cayman recently and he reads iNews every day. He is aware of how our serious crime rate has grown and whilst here he took a […]