March 20, 2018

The Editor Speaks: Love and Valentine

Legend has it that there was a priest named Valentine who performed secret marriages when an emperor ordered that no young men should be married because they would be better soldiers in the war. Another legend tells the story of a man named Valentine who fell in love with a girl while he was in […]

The Publisher speaks:

ELMSLIE MEMORIAL CHURCH (The United Church of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands) By Joan Wilson Elmslie Memorial Church was built in the early 1900′ s. Prior to the successful construction of Elmslie, three earlier churches stood on the same site. These were the early days of the 18th century. The first being the Anglican Church […]

The Editor Speaks: The lynch mob

I love Westerns. Always have. If there was a western on at the local cinema I begged my mother to take me. Then along came television. And there were westerns galore for me to watch. The scenes I hated and got very upset about were the lynch mobs. Normally, it was a man wrongfully accused […]

The Editor Speaks: I opened the window and in flew Enza

There was a little girl, and she had a little bird, And she called it by the pretty name of Enza; But one day it flew away, but it didn’t go to stay, For when she raised the window, in-flu-Enza. My ‘bird’ is not pretty and it did stay. Mine is called ‘Influenza’. I have […]

The Editor Speaks: Immigration nonsense

I can fully understand how people here find our immigration department woeful. And I am using a nice word. Listen to this ridiculous nonsense that I have encountered over a simple reference. I have been married to a Caymanian for over 34 years. I have had Caymanian Status for thirty years. I have given references […]

The Editor Speaks: Black History Month

Black History Month is February. One of our stories today, “Bichotte commemorates Black History Month’ had prompted my attention that we had not mentioned it. We should have done, but as it is a predominantly American celebration perhaps that will be enough to exonerate us, especially as it more commonly known as African-American History Month. […]

The Editor Speaks: Social media and the use of police to collect fines.

If it wasn’t for social media a lot of things that we now see would not be reported. That is a good thing. Yes. And no. I have always had a good respect for our police as a whole. They have a difficult job to do and with a police force approaching 400 and will […]

The Editor Speaks: Forms

How many of us like filling in forms? If you do, you need to be assessed. Please fill in this form. And if you were assessed less than three years ago you must be reassessed. Please fill in this form. Where do you send this form? To government. The government department that deals with this […]

The Editor Speaks: Invisible learning may become visible

Learning, if one reads our media (and I include this publication) has seemed invisible at some of our schools, especially government run ones, and it has been with interest to see how soon our new Minister for Education Juliana O’Connor-Connolly is going to try to deal with it. With a teaching background, we at least […]

The Editor Speaks: May, wanted, could, facts

Of those four words which one is the one to be believed? It would appear to be a very easy question to answer but is it? When was the last time you read or heard a media report that included the word ‘facts’? How many times over the past month have you heard a media […]