October 21, 2019

The Editor speaks: Receptionists are dying. RIP

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We have published an article today titled “The death of the Receptionist as we know it”. The article is not as bad as some you can find on other media websites. One asks the question in huge bold letters – “Will “Receptionist” be Replaced By Robots? It even answers its own question. 96% CHANCE OF […]

The Editor speaks: A poem that stirred memories for me

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It’s about “The Land That Made Me Me” I was sent this poem from one of our readers that made me smile and it did bring back many memories. Without apologies I am going to share it with you. I have searched on the Internet to try and find the author without success. It seems […]

The Publisher speaks: Peacock

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Owing to Colin not being available most of today I have been asked to sit in his space. I, of course, am submitting to you one of my poems. This tells in rhyme a 100 per cent true story and was written some years ago when my dear sister, Eulene, was alive. It brings back […]

How to make a family trip an adventure on wheels

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From Alamo Rent A Car “Are we there yet?” and “how much longer?” are just a few of the incessant questions you’ll hear on a family road trip. To turn your road trip into an unforgettable adventure on wheels, Alamo Rent A Car devised a list of activities and games that the whole family will […]

Cayman Islands: Youth Poetry finalists delve into social realism

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UCCI student wins local poetry slam competition. Winning finalists have an opportunity to perform in June’s Talent X-Position of the Arts. Competition is one of several events celebrating Child Month. GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Lauren Williams of the University College of the Cayman Islands has won this year’s Creative Frame of Mind in Love Poetry […]

The Editor Speaks: Poetry

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World Poetry Day passed me by this year without a murmur. It was last Wednesday 21st. As my wife, Joan, is a poet I am in the doghouse. To make amends at the end of this little piece I have published one of hers that I know we have never published before. The United Nations […]

The Editor Speaks: We have no TIME to stand and stare

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It is the weeks leading up to Christmas and everyone is in a rush. So many things to do before we run out of TIME. My wife was in a rush this afternoon. We had no dog biscuits for our German Shepherd mix Sugar. Sugar was getting more and more anxious for her food and […]

The Editor speaks: Nothing to do

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When one reaches retirement age many get very tired because they have ‘nothing to do’. Under the heading “Retirement, A Cruel and Unusual Punishment’  the article goes on to say: “Can you imagine being retired with nothing to do? Would it not be one of the cruellest punishments you could imagine? Does sitting in front […]

In Memoriam: Derek Walcott and his Caribbean Odyssey

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By Ankhi Mukherjee New Delhi From Hindustan Times Black faces sprinkled with continual dew– dew on the speckled croton, dew on the hard leaf of the knotted palm tree, dew on the elephant ears of the dasheen. Through Kurtz’s teeth, white skull in elephant grass, the imperial fiction sings. Sunday wrinkles downriver from the Heart […]

Romeo-Mark’s ‘If Only the Dust Would Settle’, selected poems: A review

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By Valerie Knowles-Combie Althea Romeo-Mark’s collection of selected poems, If Only the Dust Would Settle, is the outgrowth of a series of poetry readings, commissioned by VITA (Verein fur Interkulturelle Treffpunkte und Anlaufstellen), an “umbrella organization that focuses on the integration of immigrants in Switzerland.” Romeo-Mark’s introduction explains that her poems are connected to a […]