December 15, 2019

Cricket: West Indies coach Richard Pybus turns a deaf ear to agitators

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By Ali Martin From The Guardian West Indies’ interim head coach, Richard Pybus, claims to have a near Zen-like focus leading into Wednesday’s first Test despite his recent appointment causing the latest round of political infighting in the Caribbean. After three years as director of cricket the Englishman returned as a high performance director last […]

The Publisher speaks: Courage

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What is courage? By Joan E. (Watler) Wilson I believe courage is one’s self looking out over the world and recognising a challenge which could be anything. For instance, Neil Armstrong looking at the moon and saying he wanted to walk on its surface; Columbus telling the King of Portugal that there were spice islands […]

Cricket in Caribbean will suffer till somebody does the right things, says Phil Simmons

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From Hindustantimes On the West Indies team’s struggles over the years and the crushing innings loss to Bangladesh in a Test recently, Phil Simmons said it was depressing. Former West Indies opener Phil Simmons Thursday said cricket in his native will continue to suffer till “somebody decides to do the right things”, expressing sadness at […]

Brian Uzzell, former owner of “Caymanian Compass” dies

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It is with much sadness to have to report, Brian Uzzell, former owner of “Caymanian Compass”, died today (Fri 30) in Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA. He was 82. Mr. Uzzell came to the Cayman Islands in 1972 via The Bahamas.   He was originally from England. He sold the  “Caymanian Compass” to its present owners, […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Gays are citizens too

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By Sir Ronald Sanders A regressive 19th century law, that is a legacy of British rule, continues to exist in 10 of the 12 independent Commonwealth Caribbean states. The law, inspired by the 1553 Buggery Act in England, was imposed on all British colonies by the colonial government in Britain in 1861. It effectively outlawed homosexuality. […]

Appointments to the Panel of Acting Cayman Islands Grand Court Judges

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His Excellency the Governor, Martyn Roper, OBE, is pleased to announce the appointments of Her Honour Judge Aileen Downey, Simon Russell Flint, QC, and Hugh Southey, QC to the Panel of Acting Grand Court Judges (“the Panel”). During the first quarter of 2017, the Judicial and Legal Services Commission carried out an open recruitment process […]

Whatever happened to Thanksgiving?

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Dr. Dobson’s November Newsletter Dear Friends, I want to devote this letter to a review of the history of this great country. Thanksgiving Day will soon be upon us, and it is a time to remember, and to tell our children about the forebears who first came to these shores. It grieves me to know […]

Darts and farts: A tale of two grown men acting very immature

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BY NICOLE GALLUCCI From Mashable Just in case you had any doubts, darts and farts do not mix well.In fact, when the two become involved, things can get pretty ugly. Just ask Gary Anderson (Grown Man #1) and Wesley Harms (Grown Man #2,) professional dart players who recently accused each other of farting at the […]

The Editor Speaks: A bomb that didn’t go off

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Today, (Monday November 5) in the UK they commemorate a day when a bomb did not go off. “Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot. We see no reason, why gunpowder treason, should ever be forgot!” I remember learning that little rhyme when I was a small boy and wheeling a ‘guy’ […]

The Editor Speaks: What is misrepresentation?

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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 […]