September 23, 2020

The Editor Speaks: Lucrative contracts to police wives in UK

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Following on from our lead story in iNews Cayman on February 11 2014 “Two Allegations of Crime committed in connection with Operation Tempura made” at: https://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/two-allegations-of-crime-committed-in-connection-with-operation-tempura-made/  John Evans the Complainant made reference to the employment of private contractors in 2008 from the London Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) saying “four private contractors were recruited in May […]

The Editor Speaks: A Cayman Pension Plan in trouble

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Pensions in the Cayman Islands have been a thorny subject and the National Pensions Office (NPO) has been under fire for seemingly not doing enough diligence to protect employees. However, they now have jumped to action and have released a public advisory announcing they have issued a cease & desist order against BAF Cayman Pension […]

The Editor Speaks: When is a dog ‘dangerous’?

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There has been a mounting call for a dog court to deal with owners of dogs who mistreat their pets or neglect them by allowing them to roam the streets without a leash or a muzzle. Dogs are labeled as ‘dangerous’ because they bark and snarl at persons who walk past them usually with another […]

The Editor Speaks: Reporting and history

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If no one reported news there would be no history. Therefore the news should be reported fully without any incumbrance placed upon the reporting. I am extremely concerned at the proposed ‘Contempt of Court Consultation Paper’ that the Law Reform Commission (LRC) have, in their learned wisdom, sent around hoping perhaps none of us in […]

The Editor Speaks: Women’s survey says half of us have been stalked

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Yes that’s what a survey from the Young Business and Professional Women’s Club show. They have found that one out of every two people in Cayman has been stalked at some point in their life. Whilst I believe the findings and conclusions reached from that survey are ludicrous it never-the-less indicates stalking is a serious […]

The Editor Speaks: Reporting Corruption

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“No jurisdiction is reporting corruption enough through the anti-corruption mechanisms” The quote above is from Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin’s Keynote Address to Chatham House Conference “Combating Global Corruption” on 4th February 2014 in London UK. The whole address, in my opinion, was excellent. His opening statement was more than enough to grab one’s attention […]

The Editor Speaks: Ash Wednesday still being used for a party

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I am NOT a party pooper. I love a good party. However, Ash Wednesday, one of the Holiest Days in the Christian Calendar is NOT the day to celebrate Mardis Gras. I have spoken about this before, however as it seems to be playing to the deaf, the dumb and the blind I am repeating […]

The Editor Speaks: Trying not to put a personal slant on news

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Whilst it’s acceptable to place your personal opinions in an editorial, because that is exactly what it is – an opinion (the editor’s), this is not the case with news reporting. News reporting should be unbiased and as an old television police series “Dragnet”  (1951) starring jack Webb was alleged to say to a female […]

The Editor Speaks: OffshoreAlert Conference Miami 2014 – speakers and sponsors

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The following appeared in my mailbox on Friday (31): “Meet The Real Star of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Story “Want to meet the former U. S. federal prosecutor who brought self-styled ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ fraudster Jordan Belfort to justice? Interested in the true story, rather than the fiction contained in Belfort’s book and […]

The Editor Speaks: HARDtalk for Premier in London but no potshots here in Cayman

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It struck me as very strange that Cayman’s Premier, Alden McLaughlin won’t participate in anymore press briefings in his own country but is willing to appear on the BBC television programme “HARDtalk” that takes no prisoners. I well remember an interview two years ago when BBC Presenter Jamie Robertson (the writer of iNews Cayman story […]