April 3, 2020

The Editor speaks: Congratulations to our Fire Service

Whilst Chief Fire Officer, Paul Walker, has said,“incredible progress” has been made this week in trying to put out the blaze that has raged through a large part of our Mount Trashmore dump, the work executed by himself and all the members of the fire service has also been incredible. They have been working non-stop […]

The Editor speaks: Fuel tank leak. Did you know?

Did you know there was a fuel spill last November (2019) at one of the tanks at the Jackson Point Terminal, which holds fuel for the retailer Rubis? I didn’t. The first I knew about it was from a Press Release issued by the Government Regulator, OfReg last Tuesday (10). OfReg said that it was […]

The Editor Speaks: Commonwealth Day. Is it forgotten?

How many of you know that this Monday 9th March is Commonwealth Day? How many of you know that we are celebrating it here on Sunday 8th March at St George’s Anglican Church on Courts Road, George Town at 4PM? We have published today three items relating to Commonwealth Day – HM The Queen’s Commonwealth […]

The Editor speaks: Honesty!

Are you aware that people serving as directors on government boards and commissions have no need to reveal anything about their private finances unless THEY believe it may conflict with their role. The regulations accompanying the Cayman Islands Standards in Public Life law, which came into effect last Sunday – our Lord’s Day – states […]

The Editor speaks: MLA wants more details re-Speaker’s “leave of absence”

It would appear “The Cayman Compass” has become the media house of choice for our government as most of us also in the media have had to go to “The Islands favorite newspaper” for information regarding Speaker McKeeva Bush’s statement that he is taking a “leave of absence”. North Side MLA, Ezzard Miller, has been […]

The Editor speaks: The assault on the West Bay Road by ??/?? – UPDATED

“Police continue to investigate the assault that took place on Friday 21 February at the Coral Beach. The parties involved were all said to be present between 8:30PM on Friday 21 February and 12:30AM on Saturday, 22 February. “Police are appealing to everyone who was present at this location during this time frame provided, to […]

The Editor speaks: Was Cayman punished by the EU or was it our own fault?

Just a few weeks after the UK left the European Union they place us (a British Protectorate) on their list of non-cooperative jurisdictions regarding tax issues. We missed passing a crucial piece of legislation before a key deadline by a matter of days. Premier Alden McLaughlin said he was “deeply disappointed”. So, why did it […]

The Editor speaks: Too many carnivals? Will there be a “Sweet Peg”?

Can you have too many carnivals? In Haiti they can’t have too many carnivals. However, this is largely due, according to Paul Sanaon writing on the Mirvaldy-intelect website, due to the Haitian politicians who “are wired to use carnival as a drug that can heal all Haiti’s sicknesses”. He writes his blog under the title […]

The Editor’s Valentine’s Day Quotes & Messages

To all our readers we wish you a very HAPPY and BLESSED St. Valentine’s Day The Following Is Courtesy of ProFlowers By Erica Daniels Every year on February 14th, people honor their love for one another by spending time together, sending flowers and sharing Valentine’s messages of love. The ritual of expressing love and affection goes far […]

The Editor speaks: Rudeness to customers at fast food outlets

We hear continually of customers being rude to employees of restaurants, especially in the fast food businesses and even throwing food at them. Disgraceful. However, I have had experiences the other way round and other persons have reported to me of similar occurrences. Only yesterday I telephoned my order in to a fast food outlet […]