July 25, 2021

Cayman Islands Museum Acquisition: A home for a hero’s swords

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The Cayman Islands National Museum recently accepted two ceremonial swords into the National Collection. Once owned by thirty-three year Police Inspector veteran, Joseph Rodriguez ‘Roddy’ Watler (1890-1965), the rapiers are archtypes of an 1897 British Infantry Officer’s sword, and a possible 1827 German-made, British Rifle Officer’s sword, its proof disc suggests. The 1897 model sword’s […]

The Editor Speaks: Give thanks

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I must take this opportunity to give thanks to all the people who called me (I had 29 missed calls on my cell phone) to inform me and to inquire as to the health of my wife and iNews Cayman publisher, Joan Wilson, after her bad car accident last Sunday morning. When the ambulance arrived […]

The Editor Speaks: Do you remember “Malfunction Junction?”

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It is our Publisher, Joan Wilson’s 81st birthday today (Thu 10 September), and to celebrate it I thought I would publish this poem of hers that she wrote a long time ago. It was when we didn’t have many round-a-bouts (except huge ones) but we had a junction that malfunctioned so badly we had at […]

Idle thoughts of yesteryear

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It is 3 years since we published this poem from our Publisher. It was the very first poem she wrote. She will be 81 on September 10th. By Joan Wilson (from her book “Buried Treasures”) Sometimes I let my thoughts run wild when I’m sitting idle My mind just wanders and wanders going back in […]

Joan Wilson gets a surprise award for being 80

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Joan Wilson was 80 years young in September but she has been celebrated ever since. Yes celebrated by her peers. It started in late October when her church Elmslie Memorial United on the George Town waterfront gave a birthday party for her with her friend Grace (McTaggart) Hurst who was also 80 at the church […]

Roddy Watler remembered

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Today (Monday 3 March) is the anniversary of Major Joseph Rodriquez Watler who served as Inspector of Police (for  33 years), was light house keeper, foreman of public works, boarding officer of vessels,  and warehouse keeper. He was appointed Officer in Charge of the Cayman Islands Company of The Jamaican Home Guard on 01 October 1942 until […]

Editorial: There are many meanings of love Joan Wilson

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Joan Wilson With Valentine’s Day approaching I felt I had to share LOVE with you. ‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. (That’s what Alfred Lord Tennyson said a long time ago.) And another gentleman once said that the greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we […]