November 19, 2019

The Editor speaks: Men’s Day – are you laughing?

Did you know that Tuesday November 19th is International Men’s Day? I didn’t? I haven’t received a Press Release from one of our government ministers applauding the day, unlike the female version. Yes men. It is us that have become second class. And we allowed it to happen. Actually, government (GIS) did arrange two activities […]

The Editor speaks: There are more questions than answers

Do some of you remember the popular Johnny Nash song of yesteryear, “There are more questions than answers”? The Chorus goes: “Pictures in my mind I will not show There are more questions than answers And the more I find out the less I know Yeah the more I find out the less I know” […]

The Editor speaks: Now the red poppy we wear is controversial

There is something very wrong in this world when a single red artificial poppy that has stood as a mark of respect for all those who have lost their lives fighting on behalf of their country, and to raise money for those whose lives have been affected by war, is now controversial. The arguments against […]

The Editor speaks : Time

I was wasting a lot of time pondering on what I was going to write for my Editorial today until I heard the minister of the church I attended give a message on time. Basically, how little time we give to God, when it should be our priority. No. That is not what I am […]

The Editor speaks: Why proper accounting is essential

The days are over when committees are set up with volunteers, a treasurer from within that committee is appointed and monies from outside are paid in, without any oversight. Whilst the Pirates Week Office accounts are scrutinized by the government appointed accountants, the District Committees accounts have not come under this umbrella. Things have changed. […]

The Editor speaks: Plots

The plotting that has been going on to get rid of US President Donald Trump ever since he won the Election is not new. Neither is the suspicion that Trump himself is encouraging it since there is an election next year. He is counting on the public’s ill taste at impeachment when the supposed crime(s) […]

The Editor speaks: Motorists Monday morning n’mare

By Colin Wilson It was utter chaos this morning for motorists. A Monday morning nightmare they had to endure getting to work, especially if they were coming in from the west and travelling east. There was first an accident at Newlands and even worse second one on Shamrock Road in the vicinity of Peanuts Gas […]

The Editor speaks: You’re first – after me!

was pleased to see the Press Release from the RCIPSs we have published today. It is has, unfortunately, the somewhat boring heading “RCIPS issues traffic advisory to road users”. We have used it as a sub-heading, chnging the main heading to “Police warn drivers they MUST indicate and other ‘nuances’ to help traffic flow”. I […]

The Editor speaks: I give MLA Harris 10 out of 10 for speaking his mind openly

MLA Austin Harris, famous ex Rooster Radio Host, bravely spoke his mind in the Legislative Assembly, and lashed out at two of the leaders of the Cruise Port Referendum (CPR). He called Johann Moxam and Mario Rankin “muppets”, no doubt comparing them to the two miserable old men on the hit winning television puppet show. […]

The Editor speaks: New chills before the frills

So the Health Services Authority (HSA) is about to begin a major multi-million dollar capital project to upgrade the George Town hospital. However, don’t except any frills to be added to the interior or exterior structures that will be apparent to the naked eye when you visit the hospital. What you will immediately be aware […]