April 14, 2021

The Editor Speaks: 25 Years ago

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25 Years ago CITN, as Cayman27 was known then, televised the very first NCVO Telethon. In those days the NCVO Radiothon was broadcast separately from the Radio Cayman studios and finished one hour earlier at 11pm. It had different presenters and entertainment. The very first Telethon was broadcast from CITN’s very small studios above Island […]

The Editor Speaks: Cayman regulator misses the whole point of local broadcast television – it is NOT a commercial enterprise!

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I can only wonder where ITC Executive Director Alee Fa’amoe has been living over the years he has been at the helm of the regulatory body for tele communications that includes television. It cannot possibly be the Cayman Islands. And his grasp on the history of television here is zero. This was apparent when I […]

The Editor speaks: No wake up to Daybreak

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It was with much sadness I read the release we were sent from Hurley’s Media informing us “Local television’s longest running TV programme, the Daybreak morning show, will bid farewell to viewers in February.” When my wife and I started CITN – Cayman International Television (Caribbean) Network (now known as Cayman27) we were very excited […]

The Editor Speaks: Expats/Paper Caymanians and an “eyesore”

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My wife, Joan, has got into the soup bowl regarding the Kel Thompson development on the waterfront in George Town. I have written about this as well. However she was outraged by a letter written to the Cayman Compass by Mary Thompson, mother of Kel Thompson, who has erected a ticket office to great annoyance […]

The Editor Speaks: I am proud to be part of Cayman’s media

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It was with great shock to learn after reading the submissions to the information commissioner that the governor’s office has given one of its reasons to suppress the findings of Operation Tempura is because Cayman’s media is “wholly unregulated and uncontrolled”. Perhaps the governor would like to give examples of our wholly unregulated and uncontrolled […]