October 20, 2018

The Editor Speaks: When three months becomes six months

The FBI can conduct an investigation in just over three days (see Kavannaugh). It takes six months and longer to investigate a civil servant here in the Cayman Islands. How many civil servants have been placed on leave, required or unexplained leave, whilst investigations into their work performance and related matters are investigated and the […]

The Editor Speaks: Overtime and more overtime

It has been well overtime for an explanation on the circumstances that led the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) to exhaust its personnel 2017 budget more than three months before the end of the financial year. Finally, an Internal Audit Service review requested by Ministry of Health Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn, has revealed many problems […]

The Editor Speaks: Blinkered

Horses wear blinkers to keep the horse focused on the path ahead of him/her and limit his/her peripheral vision to avoid distractions. This would also seem to apply to our politicians when it comes to the Cruise Ship Piers and what side of the fence you are on. Everyone wants to know the names of […]

The Editor Speaks: Is it so difficult to avoid bias?

Yes it is. That would seem to be the case now when you read journalistic pieces in not just articles from overseas but even here in our own media outlets. I am appalled at the bias shamelessly exposed in what is presented as factual hard news. In today’s iNews Cayman we have published a number […]

The Editor Speaks: What did we learn from Public Meeting?

Last night (26) at The Family Life Centre, packed with a divisive audience that want the cruise ship berthing piers at any cost and the more noisy group that don’t want it even though it won’t cost the country anything when it comes to money. In between there were some in the audience with an […]

The Editor Speaks: Forcing the government

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. – see iNews Cayman story published today “Cayman Islands […]

The Editor Speaks: When supervisors need supervising

Words do fail me and today is one of those days. I have been reading the media reports and the documents filed n the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida concerning Jamaican national Lionel Dwight Levers. He, together with Michael Anthony Stewart were supervisors employed at our Bonaventure Boys Home in […]

The Editor Speaks: Window dressing or really new facts?

Next Wednesday (26) evening at the Family Life Center, Walkers Road, at 6:30pm there will be a Public Meeting titled “Want to hear the FACTS about the cruise berthing project?”. What these facts are going to be and whether we will learn anything new is how Deputy Premier and Minister of Tourism, Moses Kirkconnell actually […]

The Editor Speaks: We will tell you nothing and don’t bother asking!

“I don’t think I’m in Kansas anymore?” – If you were would they tell you? “Kansas runs one of the most secretive state governments in the nation, and its secrecy permeates nearly every aspect of service”. This was a statement from an article published last year in the The Kansas City Star. The headline was […]

The Editor Speaks: Rules are made for breaking (and violated, even)

Or more correct – “rules are meant to be broken”. This means if something has to be stated as a rule, it is something that is not absolutely necessary, but rather preferable. So while theoretically you would be better off never breaking the rule, it’s expected that you have a tendency to break the rule. […]