July 22, 2018

The Editor Speaks: Stiff penalties but we will be the poorer

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Yesterday (7) we published the Press Release sent to us via General Registry, the registrar for Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs). The Registry’s Head of Compliance is Paul Inniss. There are at least 300 NPOs, such as sports associations, churches, community organisations, and service clubs, currently in local operation. To date, only 63 of these charities have […]

Re-engineering Education in the Eastern Caribbean

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Press Release:-   Approximately 100 Education professionals of the 10 OECS Member States participated in the OECS Teacher Education and Professional Development Conference under the theme, “One Voice in Re-Engineering OECS Teacher Education”. The two-day event aimed at building a collective response to challenges in the education system in the OECS. Chief Education Officers, Directors of Education, […]

Serenity at Coconut Bay receives USA TODAY 10Best award for Best Caribbean Resort

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Press Release: VIEUX FORT, Saint Lucia (March 12, 2018) – The new luxury, all-inclusive Serenity at Coconut Bay has been honored with a USA TODAY 10Best award, representing Saint Lucia for “Best Caribbean Resort” earning the number two spot. “Having been open for just a short time it’s a true honor to have been nominated for […]

The Editor Speaks: The lynch mob

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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: Earthquakes

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It is a sobering thought that if we were struck with a Tsunami the majority of us would not have known about it. This is especially true if the event happened after 10PM. Last night at 10:46PM we received an Information Statement from Cayman Islands Hazard Management issued “regarding a possible tsunami threat for the […]

Unique Vacations deepens investment in the Caribbean

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Press Release:-Unique Vacations, the worldwide representative for Sandals & Beaches Resorts, has announced plans to further its investment in the region. At present Unique Vacations has four contact centers established in Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Grenada and The Bahamas, which provide high paying jobs for over 500 Caribbean nationals. Unique has now announced plans to introduce […]

The Editor Speaks: Upbeat response to Kittiwake after storm snaps its anchors but DOE not so happy

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Although Hurricane Nate was 300 miles away from Grand Cayman when it thankfully passed us by, it still managed to snap the anchors of our shipwreck dive site, the USS Kittiwake. The ship tilted over on to its side and its port side rail was in the sand. Jason Washington, of Ambassador Divers, who surveyed […]

The Editor Speaks: There is an exception to every rule

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A rule I have made and is universally normally followed, rarely do other media houses comment on another’s Editorial. I normally avoid our local media houses editorials like the plague. I do NOT read them. However, there are exceptions. I can remember two occasions where I actually read the Cayman Compass Editorials because I was […]

The Editor Speaks: Waide has gone but not quietly

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For just over eight years Waide DaCosta has been Chairman of the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board. Now DaCosta has gone and according to him it was his decision to resign. In a Press Release issued on 8th September he outlines his reasons that mostly shows his frustrations and no blame for the Permanent […]

The Editor Speaks: What is “Cultural misunderstanding?”

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The press, and not just locally, is having a field day with the arrest of Cayman Islands Speaker of the House, McKeeva Bush, for allegedly groping a woman employee at a Florida casino. The police who arrested Bush say they not only have the alleged victim’s sworn statement but they also have a video of […]