January 22, 2021

The Editor Speaks: What a terribly sad week

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Seldom have I seen such a sad week here on Grand Cayman as this past one. The terrible news of a six-year old child stabbed to death and the even more shocking revelation the mother of the child accused of the crime. It would also appear the mother attempted to take her own life. I […]

Cayman Islands firm CNS accounting sets up shop in Halifax, lands NSBI payroll rebate deal

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By Bill Power From The Herald Cayman Islands financial services firm CNS Accounting Solutions Ltd. is setting up its first Canadian office in Halifax and has plans for international growth. “We have a growing number of clients in the finance sector in Halifax,” Ken Mahadeo, managing director of the Halifax office, said Wednesday. “The city […]

The Editor Speaks: Should police randomly check persons from their roadblocks?

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Cayman Islands lawyer Peter Polack has made a very important point when he asks the question are officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service breaking the law when they temporarily detain drivers during police roadblocks and checks? Polack has filed a complaint with the director of public prosecutions and the police over the matter. […]

The Editor Speaks: Robbie makes some interesting points even if I don’t entirely agree

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A letter from a reader named as “Robbie” appeared on the CNS website last Sunday (5) under the heading “EY report not a fix-all”. I agree with him. Robbie begins: “The Ernst & Young report (on the rationalisation of the civil service) has good and bad points and, despite whether or not I like Ezzard […]

Cop caught parking in disabled slot – misleading

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From RCIPS Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 4:12 PM Following the story published on the CNS website today captioned ‘Cop caught parking in disabled slot, again’ – the RCIPS Professional Standards Unit commenced an investigation to determine the officer responsible for parking in the disabled parking space at Camana Bay, which purported to have been taken […]

The Editor Speaks: Why can’t I find a job?

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There is no doubt there is something rotten in the Cayman Islands when it comes to job advertising. Despite the Cayman first policy and all the rules we still see job advertisements that are placed with low pay, low prospects but University degree qualifications required. What puzzles me is why these employers placing these adverts […]

The Editor Speaks: I told you so!

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I am not bragging with that headline. I am actually furious. I refer you to a previous Editorial I wrote on May 21 2014 entitled “Is it custom for Customs to make life hard for customers?” “Who in the world will benefit by knowing, for example, how many light bulbs we import and whether they […]

Response by Minister to media story “Minister plans school sell-off”

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By Education, Employment and Gender Affairs Minister Hon. Tara Rivers This is in response to a posting on the website of Cayman News Service Tuesday morning titled “Minister plans school sell-off”. The report is erroneous from the beginning with that incorrect headline. Following is the statement I sent to CNS Friday afternoon in response to […]

The Editor Speak: Is mutualization a better solution to selling off government assets?

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I must admit I know absolutely nothing about mutual and when this document “Our Mutual Friends – Making the Case for Public Service Mutuals” came across my desk I looked at it with suspicion. I noticed quickly that there were over 20 pages of reading matter to plough through and I wasn’t looking forward to […]

The Editor Speaks: Nurses’ overtime has escalated dangerously

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I do not normally refer to letters in another media house publication that are anonymous. However, there are exceptions. This is one of the exceptions. A letter published on CNS on Sat 5th May draws attention to the extended work shifts and overtime that the writer claims has escalated as hospitals in Cayman cope with […]