October 14, 2019

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. […]

The Editor Speaks: Can Cayman really take on Mammoth Mother?

Not surprisingly, the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have agreed with their brothers, the National Crime Agency (NCA), that it was “asking for information we don’t get” from the Cayman Islands. The NCA has launched investigations into British-based lawyers and accountants suspected of facilitating money laundering. A number of its investigations have led it […]

The Editor Speaks: Everything leaks

None of us should have been privy to the minutes from the OfReg recent special board meeting. However, they were leaked. And they made very interesting reading. So much so that OfReg decided to release their own statement on the extraordinary happenings that went on at that meeting. Talk about damage control. If there is […]

The Editor Speaks: Child grooming is now an offense

Last Thursday (13), when the opposition benches were absent due to their petty walkout, the rest of the MLAs present passed into law that child grooming will now be an offence. What is child grooming? According to Wikipedia: “Child grooming is befriending and establishing an emotional connection with a child, and sometimes the family, to […]

The Editor Speaks: The worst storms makes even worse reporting

Listening and watching the reporting of the latest Atlantic and Pacific storms I was shocked at some of the reporting. It was with almost glee in the voices of some of the reporters on US television channels as they foretold the coming doom in store for residents in the US Carolinas from Hurricane Florence and […]

The Editor Speaks: Big pot. Small teacup. Who pays?

An example of how not to act was demonstrated to us by members of the Legislative Assembly yesterday ( Wed 12) when opposition members walked out. All that was asked was an apology from offending MLA. Small teacup. Answer “No” from offending MLA. Big pot. Motion to suspend from Premier. Answer “Yes”. Result. Walkout by […]

The Editor Speaks: School uniforms and much more

I am all for school uniforms and support the government’s initiative in introducing a new strict national dress code. However, hasn’t it gone too far? Under the title of Take Pride in Your Stride’ this is what the Ministry of Education, in consultation with the Education Council, have implemented: Uniforms should be properly fitting. Skirts […]

The Editor Speaks: New “national science education strategy”. But what about “Philosophy”?

Science to come to the forefront for all Cayman Islands government schools. This was announced yesterday (10) by Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, Minister for Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture, and Lands (EYSAL). She said, “Science is a fundamental subject for all. With science being a core subject along with English and mathematics, it has an important bearing on […]

The Editor Speaks: Cruise ship berthing answers not good enough

If Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell thinks that his report on the proposed Cruise Ship Berthing Facility will answer enough of the questions surrounding the project, he is seriously mistaken. Kirkconnell was speaking at the Legislative Assembly Meeting held on Cayman Brac last Thursday. In fact, if it wasn’t for the debate on the opposition leader’s […]

The Editor Speaks: Anne Frank’s Diary is a wake up call

I was with other media writers and invited teenage school pupils last Tuesday (4) to watch the dress rehearsal of the newly adapted Wendy Kesselman stage play, “The Diary of Anne Frank”. Originally written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Kesselman’s version portrays Anne as she really was – a young woman capable of being […]