January 22, 2019

The Editor speaks: Why the failure to implement the Standards in Public Life Law?

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The Standards in Public Life Law fills the gap in the increasingly comprehensive anti-fraud and corruption regime and our Auditor General Sue Winspear stressed in her recent report titled “Fighting Corruption in the Cayman Islands”, this should be implemented quickly. This law was passed nearly five years ago. North Side MLA, Ezzard Miller, and Chairman […]

The Editor speaks: “May” and “Could”

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In a Press Release we received yesterday (14) from The Cayman Islands Ministry of District Administration, Tourism & Transport it addressed fears that the planned cruise berthing facility could exacerbate the flooding witnessed in George Town last month. There has been much discussion in the media, social and press, from overwhelmingly persons with no specialised […]

The Editor speaks: Utter madness and why?

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It was with utter shock on reading a local police report concerning an accident that happened, according to the Press Release, on Saturday Nov 16th (I presume that should read Saturday 17th). The release continues: “…..the police were conducting a traffic check in the vicinity of Yacht Drive on the Esterly Tibbets Highway. During this […]

The Editor speaks: Garbage & power

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The two things we have had in common this holiday weekend is plenty of garbage all over the streets of Newlands, where I live, due to its non-collection, again, plus two power outages – one yesterday afternoon/evening and another around 5am this morning lasting to just after 7am. The other common ground is the lack […]

The Editor Speaks: Grilled but not over cooked

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I was very thankful I wasn’t in Cayman Islands representative in London, Eric Bush’s shoes, yesterday (16). Bush faced a real grilling when he appeared before the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee that is reviewing Britain’s relationship with all its Overseas Territories (OT’s). The Cayman Islands is trying hard to protect itself from […]

The Editor Speaks: The clampdown on window tinting may cause more accidents

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The vigorous current clampdown on what the RCIPS call illegal automobile window tinting may cause more accidents. It is now worrisome to all motor vehicle users who have had tint applied to their windscreens that it may be illegal. Without giving any warning they were going to go enact their own form of numbers game […]

The Editor Speaks: A GOOD survey. Not a BAD survey.

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We have published today a Press Release that carries the headline: “Cayman Islands Schools Survey: “Students are satisfied with their school”’. Excellent. This is a quite different outcome from what I was expecting. The consensus feeling I was getting from the poor examination results would have produced quite a different result. “Over 600 Year 5 […]

Communique of 91st Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

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  Press Release:-  The Ninety-First Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) was held under the Chairmanship of Dr The Right Honourable Keith Mitchell on 27 July 2018, at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort, Grand Anse, St George’s, Grenada. 1.0         Monetary Stability Council received the Governor’s Report on Monetary and Credit Conditions […]

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, […]