November 15, 2019

Halloween and Hong Kong’s Hannibal Lecter who bit off an ear

By Zuraidah Ibrahim From South China Morning Post Halloween celebrations in Hong Kong took a dark turn last week as its entertainment district of Lan Kwai Fong became the site of tense standoffs between police and protesters testing the reviled anti-mask law. The mood was anything but festive as tear gas was fired nearby and pepper spray used […]

Significant growth in new businesses in St. Kitts and Nevis seen over last four years

Local taxi operators are indubitably sharing in the fruits of growth, as they have witnessed a whopping 77 percent increase in total cruise passenger spend in 2017/2018 (US $133.02 million) over 2014/2015 (US $75.30 million).  Source: 2018 Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA) Report. Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris has pledged to do all that he […]

The Editor Speaks: Another ‘FIND’

My wife, Joan, wrote a poem some years ago called “What a Find”. She had found an envelope full of a large amount of cash outside a local bank. She placed an ad on the local radio station, Radio Cayman, inviting people who had lost some money. They had to identify the envelope and the […]

The Editor Speaks: New governor. New hope?

With the sourness that has arisen between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and ourselves after the departure of our short termed previous governor, it was with anticipation and hope I attended the Reception at Government House last Monday. Hope that we weren’t going to be given the typical colonial autocratic career motivated UK civil […]

The Editor Speaks: Halloween

My early life living in England, Halloween was hardly celebrated at all. It was too close to GuyFawkes/Bonfire night held on November 5th. Now that was some celebration. The only memory I have of Halloween as a child was Apple Bobbing or Bobbing for Apples. We would play the game by filling a tub or […]

The Editor Speaks: Is ‘satisfactory’ good enough?

Normally the word ‘satisfactory’ means ‘good enough’. Satisfies all standards. However, when it comes to education a ‘satisfactory’ grade in inverted commas is not the same meaning without them. When a school gets a ‘satisfactory’ grade it actually means “Well, it’ll do.” The reason is when education is the grade there are three others in […]

The Editor Speaks: Latest GIS Press release re Bodden Town fire

First of all full marks to the Cayman Islands Fire Service for finally extinguishing the fires at the Bodden Town Quarry. It took a long time as it was a very difficult job to do. With every fire there is smoke and even if the smoke isn’t black there is the smell. The residents at […]

The Editor Speaks: What is misrepresentation?

Misrepresentation according to the Cayman Islands Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure is the article published by one of Cayman Islands media outlets concerning the NRA’s Road Safety Conference by the team leading the George Town Revitalization Project, According to the Government Press Release we received, the media house “falsely claimed government plans a mass […]

The Publisher speaks

Last Saturday (20) I, along with many talented performers, read two of my poems at the Annual NCVO Radio/Telethon. They were hoping to raise $160,000 but managed a good total of $117,000 in pledges. There is still time to pledge even more. This was my 26th consecutive time of reading my poems and as it […]

The Editor Speaks: Corruption and who you know

The word ‘corruption’ has been mooted that it is at our doors, in our society, and Cayman’s big players have their hands in the cookie jar. MLA and Leader of the Opposition said this week there is corruption and it must be investigated. Rooster, in advertising its talk show, has played sound bites with persons […]