November 18, 2019

40th Wedding Anniversary Catherine (Alex) & Ronald O’Neil

I can honestly say I’ve been to some parties in my life but have never witnessed one so well deserving and so elegantly prepared and performed as the renewal of vows between Alex and Ronald O’Neil’s was on Saturday 11th August, being their 40th Wedding Anniversary. I mean Elmslie Memorial Church was so professionally and […]


            Frightened by Joan Wilson I’ve never had to duck into an alley way That’s a place we never used way back in our day But we had a miserable neighbour and his surname was ‘alley’ He was nothing but a disgusting person, skinny and ugly He wasn’t much to […]

Hyacinth Rose Jervis laid to rest

A Memorial Service of Celebration and Remembrance in Honour of the late Hyacinth Rose Jervis, who died after illness on Friday 22nd June, was held at Elmslie Memorial United Church, George Town, last Saturday 14th July. Officiating ministers were Rev Dave Hazle and Pr. John Macmillan. Organist was Mr. Denver Bloomfield. Tributes to Hyacinth were […]

The Publisher Speaks: Why we should give thanks for living in the Cayman Islands

“FOR HE HATH FOUNDED IT UPON THE SEAS AND ESTABLISHED IT UPON THE WATERS” What a beautiful and fitting motto for us to adopt – Living in Cayman up to the present has meant that God has given me the opportunity to live in a little 27 x 3.1/2 miles of pure paradise. I was […]

One of Rev Elmslie’s descendants comes to Cayman Islands for a visit

Before I tell you all about my meeting with Rozann Lynch (descendant of Rev. James Elmslie) I must tell you about the church that bears the Elmslie name and is situated on Harbour Drive opposite George Town Port on Grand Cayman.  It is one of Cayman’s historical landmarks. Elmslie Memorial Church was built in the […]

Bessie Alstyne Ebanks laid to rest

On Sat. 19th May at 10.00am, my dearest friend, Bessie Ebanks, was laid to rest at a service of thanksgiving for her wonderful life. It was held at John Gray Memorial Church, West Bay, the church where she regularly worshipped with her adoring husband, ex leader of Government Business, Benson. Her death was sudden and […]

“Grease” was a well-oiled production

Last week I wanted to see the Cayman Prep and High School’s latest stage production, Jan Jacobs and Warren Casey’s musical “Grease”. I managed to view it, but not until after two attempts because every ticket had been pre-sold the days I wanted. It was well worth the wait. Together with my sister, Helen, we […]

Maizie Velida Watler

  Joan Watler Wilson and iNews Cayman wishes to convey our condolences to husband Brainard D. Watler, family and friends of the late Maizie Velida Watler who passed away on March 4th 2012 at the age of 71. A Service of Thanksgiving in her honour was held at Church of God (Universal) last Saturday (10) […]

Happy birthday Roddy

Major Joseph Rodriquez Watler (better known as “Mr. Roddy) would have been 122 years old today (3) as he was born on 3rd March 1890 and died in April 1965 at the age of 75.  He served as Inspector of Police for 33 years. There is nothing to commemorate his devotion to his police duties […]

Highway traffic problems

We really needed another highway now nobody will deny that And a well-built beautiful highway is exactly what we got. They call it the Harquail By-Pass, a most appropriate name. From almost into West Bay itself where it joins the West Bay Road And right on to the junction of Godfrey Nixon Way I guess […]