November 18, 2019

The Editor Speaks: Political correctness now comes to Cayman

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With the announcement by Danielle Coleman, the Cayman Islands Red Cross Disaster Manager that because the Red Cross and Red Crescent emblems for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) can be identified with religious groups, the Red Cross have introduced a new emblem the Red Crystal (also called the Red Diamond), it would […]

The Editor Speaks: Premier had better do a U-turn back as he starts to commit political suicide

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If Premier Alden McLaughlin doesn’t do another U-turn back to the original concept of One Man, One Vote, the one he campaigned on and the one 65% of the voters voted for in the Referendum, he is going to lose his public support in droves plus members of his party deserting him. As I said […]

The Editor Speaks: When a worker’s alliance isn’t a union

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Question: When is a Worker’s Union not a union? Answer: When it is an alliance So says former Premier McKeeva Bush who said this with a straight face on CITN/Cayman27’s television talk show “The Panel”. He even said he expected people like advocacy groups C4C and the Chamber of Commerce to “smear it”. He called […]

The Editor Speaks: Ill treatment of animals is a mounting problem with few prosecutions

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It is against the law to ill treat animals but you wouldn’t think so by the lack of prosecutions. Just last week iNews Cayman published two horrifying stories about horrific ill treatment of a dog. One story was here in the Cayman Islands and concerned an emaciated and starving dog left in a box outside […]

The Editor Speaks: Chamber and Premier and the Dump

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I didn’t think I would be writing another Editorial featuring the number one burning and smoking Cayman topic – THE DUMP. Once again Grand Cayman’s George Town Landfill site (the Dump) is front page. This time it is not because it is burning again but it has become personal. It started first with what I […]

The Editor Speaks: Cayman’s elderly need help

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I 100% endorse North Side Independent Member of the Legislative Assembly, Ezzard Miller, when he told CNS on Tuesday (18) that: “We need a national debate now over this huge problem which is facing us. He said, “government needs to create an open and transparent system for offering support to the elderly and indigent and […]

The Editor Speaks: Tourism for 2014 looks promising but is it?

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After the woes of dropping tourism figures throughout the Caribbean that has included us here in the Cayman Islands, there is much optimism that we have seen the worst. In fact here at iNews Cayman we have almost daily stories and articles of rising numbers of visitors to Cayman and the rest of the Caribbean […]

The Editor Speaks: Smoke

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Further to my Editorial on Monday (17) regarding the dump fire and the smoke from it that made me feel nauseous, I received a number of comments this morning in my email inbox, all agreeing with me. One was from the United Kingdom where the writer states, “If this happened in the UK the smoke, […]

The Editor Speaks: The dump problem has government stumped

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Whilst appreciating the Progressives Government has been in power less than eight months the dump problem seems to have left them stumped for a quick answer. And a quick fix is what we want. Quite frankly, I was not impressed with the backslapping and glowing (amongst the smoke) speeches made by Ministry of Home Affairs […]

The Editor Speaks: It was a HARD talk but Premier was no SOFT touch

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It was with some anxiety that I watched our Premier, Alden McLaughlin, on the BBC’s HARDtalk show on Wednesday (12) as I know how brutal interviewer Steven Sackur can be. From the start Sackur was on the attack describing Cayman as one of the strangest and most unbalanced micro-economies in the world. The interviewer said […]