July 16, 2018

The Editor Speaks: “Witch hunt” ends in acquittal

The whole case has been a “witch hunt” and it has “taken its toll on me”. This is what Cayman Brac artist Ronald Gregory Kynes, known as “Foots”, said after he was was acquitted of the charge of being in possession of an obscene publication . The ‘obscene publication’ was in fact four sculptures Foots […]

The Editor Speaks: Foul, smelly, brown, weed on our beaches is an unsolved problem

We have published today another article on the foul-smelling brown plant that has invaded beaches all across the Caribbean, including here in the Cayman Islands, and along the Atlantic coast of Florida. The article from The Weather Channel claims it has never happened before 2011. This particular seaweed is called Sargassum. The Optical Oceanography Laboratory […]

The Editor Speaks: Mangoes

Where have all the mangoes gone? Last year the mango tree in our garden was bursting with the sweetest mangoes ever. We were giving away ten times as many as we could eat. This year we have had THREE! The Cayman Islands Museum are advertising “Mango Season at the Museum on Saturday, July 14th from […]

The Editor Speaks: Disbelief!

Ever since my twenty-five years plus in the media world here I have shown plenty of disbelief. And plenty of my disbelief prompted me not to run with the story. However, at least fifty per cent of the time my disbelief turned into belief as the stories I had heard proved to be correct. Last […]

The Editor Speaks: Tariffs

When US President Donald Trump started imposing tariffs it would seem not to matter to us living in the Caribbean. If it creates a trade war let the US fight it out with seemingly the rest of the world. Unfortunately our little country, The Cayman Islands, will be hit and hard. We produce very little […]

The Editor Speaks: Seafarers

“Here in the Cayman Islands our rich maritime heritage plays a very important part in determining who we are as a culture. “One thing that many Caymanians and residents have in common, regardless of how recent our arrival, is that we all feel the pull of the sea that bounds our beautiful Islands. “Yet while […]

The Editor Speaks: The Digital age

Cayman Islands Digital Economy conference commenced today (Thu) at the Kimpton Seafire Resort. The agenda included digitising public services, Cayman Islands e-government, the future of financial services, the world of cryptocurrencies and digital identification systems. In his opening address, Cayman’s Premier Alden McLaughlin commenced by quoting Charles Darwin – “It is not the strongest of […]

The Editor Speaks: World Refugee Day

Today (20) is World Refugee Day. World Refugee Day commemorates the obstacles refugees face each year, while also celebrating their courage and strength. Since 2001, the United Nations and more than 100 countries have observed World Refugee Day annually on June 20th. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has started the #WithRefugees petition to […]

The Editor Speaks: Shouldn’t the sea level rise worry us?

“The Antarctic Ice Sheet is an important indicator of climate change and driver of sea-level rise. Here we combine satellite observations of its changing volume, flow and gravitational attraction with modelling of its surface mass balance to show that it lost 2,720 ± 1,390 billion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2017, which corresponds to […]

The Editor Speaks: Blood

Last Thursday, another important day passed by with barely a murmur. Strange, because the subject was blood and without it no living creature here on Earth would exist. It is something we take for granted and we must certainly praise the persons who donate this precious liquid. Our Minister of Health, Hon, Dwayne Seymour, sent […]