December 16, 2017

The Editor Speaks: It is no surprise private sector pension and health insurers are failing Cayman and so is CINICO

In the Legislative Assembly last Tuesday (14) the Finance Committee were discussing the thorny subject of insurance – pensions and especially health. With the burden of the uninsured Cayman Islands citizens falling on government to address when they reach retirement age the current system cannot be allowed to continue. These are not entirely my words, […]

The Editor Speaks: World Prematurity Day and World Orphans Day. Linked by children.

Two stories celebrating special days may have escaped your notice or about too. The first, World Prematurity Day, you can read today as the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority are celebrating it. See today’s story “Cayman Islands Health Services Authority celebrates World Prematurity Day”. The day earmarked for this is November 17th. The World Health […]

The Editor Speaks: The Weather Man

It was a very fitting tribute to the late Frank Ellsworth Roulstone Jr. last Wednesday (1) when Members of the Legislative Assembly stood for a minute of silence. Frank Roulstone was known as “The Weather Man” when he pioneered Cayman Islands Weather Station. He was the head man from the early 1960’s until he retired […]

The Editor Speaks: Halloween and Guy Fawkes

October 31st was Halloween and November 5th is Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes. Both are celebrations that children and grownups can enjoy together. Halloween is the biggest of the two events in the USA whilst the other is the biggest in Great Britain. When I grew up Halloween was hardly celebrated at all, although I expect over […]

The Editor Speaks: Health care and Cayman Airways take the wrong direction

It was a good thing government managed to generate $26.3 million more than the forecasted $908.5 million that was in the last budget prepared by former Finance Minister Marco Archer. Health care and Cayman Airways travelled the wrong way ending up costing more than $17.4 million than had been budgeted. Persons needing health care because […]

The Editor Speaks: The ‘great actor’

If anyone should get the Great Actor of the Year Award it is Bodden Town MLA Chris Saunders. To my knowledge I have never met the gentleman although I know he was present at a party I was at but he chose to hide away in a corner somewhere with people he knew. I thought […]

The Editor Speaks: Why do we give some “stars” the added title of “super”?

It has always irritated me at the use of the word “super” being added to our “stars” – the human kind. There are the other kind – the ones in outer space – that deserve the word because they are ‘special’. Extraordinary. However, the word “super” being bandied about to non extraordinary people, mostly entertainers […]

The Editor Speaks: Another breach and another cover up

Bermuda based Appleby has admitted there has been a breach earlier this year but did not disclose exactly when. It all smells very much like the 2015 Panama Papers case and the UK’s Daily Telegraph said the exposed information could place a high amount of scrutiny on various tax havens used by the rich. The […]

The Editor Speaks: Statistics

Boring. Boring. Just the mention of the word ‘statistics’ and we reach for the coffee to wake us up. I am, therefore, very cognizant of the fact that many of our readers will skip the large number of articles about this subject in today’s iNews Cayman. Even more so when they are opening speeches of […]

The Editor Speaks: The beach is mine and beach access for all

The Mighty Gabby, whom I have had the pleasure of meeting and appearing on stage with wrote a song called “Jack, the beach is mine!” I grow up bathin, in sea water But nowadays, that is bare horror If I only venture, from my seashore Police Telling me, I cyan bade no more Cause “Jack” […]