June 2, 2023

The Editor Speaks: When supervisors need supervising

Words do fail me and today is one of those days. I have been reading the media reports and the documents filed n the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida concerning Jamaican national Lionel Dwight Levers. He, together with Michael Anthony Stewart were supervisors employed at our Bonaventure Boys Home in […]

The Editor Speaks: Window dressing or really new facts?

Next Wednesday (26) evening at the Family Life Center, Walkers Road, at 6:30pm there will be a Public Meeting titled “Want to hear the FACTS about the cruise berthing project?”. What these facts are going to be and whether we will learn anything new is how Deputy Premier and Minister of Tourism, Moses Kirkconnell actually […]

The Editor Speaks: We will tell you nothing and don’t bother asking!

“I don’t think I’m in Kansas anymore?” – If you were would they tell you? “Kansas runs one of the most secretive state governments in the nation, and its secrecy permeates nearly every aspect of service”. This was a statement from an article published last year in the The Kansas City Star. The headline was […]

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 […]