November 18, 2019

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 […]

The Editor Speaks: Harvest Festival

The two churches I attend regularly, St.George’s Anglican and Elmslie Memorial, both have Harvest Festivals. The accompanying images are from Elmslie Memorial Church last Sunday (14). It was a lovely service with an almost full church that was beautifully decorated with produce. The choir sang their hearts out to all the familiar harvest hymns and […]

The Editor Speaks: Grilled but not over cooked

I was very thankful I wasn’t in Cayman Islands representative in London, Eric Bush’s shoes, yesterday (16). Bush faced a real grilling when he appeared before the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee that is reviewing Britain’s relationship with all its Overseas Territories (OT’s). The Cayman Islands is trying hard to protect itself from […]

The Editor Speaks: Remove those trees!

It has been announced that the very first job, which obviously is the most important one, is to remove trees. Yes. We have too many trees. Well, according to Tristan Hydes, the deputy chief officer in the planning ministry, there are. And where are all these trees that must come down? In the George Town […]

The Editor Speaks: It’s not just community events!

The RCIPS has announced in future they will be restricting the amount of road closures they approve to accommodate community events. In a recent press release they said it is “evaluating public procession and road closure requests in a more restrictive manner with respect to main arterial roads on the island, including the George Town […]

The Editor Speaks: Immigration overstayers and snooping

In a Press Release from the Cayman Islands Department of Immigration’s (DOI) Enforcement Division it reported that 185 overstayers fled the Cayman Islands during the month of August 2018. “The revised number of 185 includes the previously reported 14 persons that voluntarily turned themselves into the Enforcement Division,” Deputy Chief Immigration Officer, Gary Wong, explained. […]

The Editor Speaks: CNB Directors windfall

The majority of the Directors of Cayman National Bank have, not surprisingly, recommended the sale of the Bank to Republic Bank Trinidad and Tobago (Barbados) Limited. Lawyer and former MLA, Truman Bodden has 1,125,135 shares and has agreed, according to a CNB circular, to sell 1 million of them. This should provide him with a […]

The Editor Speaks Mental health

Today (Wed 10 Oct) is World Mental Health Day. Did you give it a thought in your busy schedule? Did you read Cayman Islands Minister of Health, Dwayne Seymour’s Message we published today? I hope you did. This year’s theme is “Young people and mental health in a changing world”. Yes. Mental health doesn’t start […]

The Editor Speaks: Immediate termination of chief civil servant

Going against the trend of placing senior civil servants on leave with full pay whilst investigations are proceeding, normally for many, many months, CINICO has fired their CEO with immediate effect. This was a shock to me and I believe to most people. Lonny Tibbetts has been a public servant for a long time and […]