Territories Talk. On Tuesday 31 July, I was invited to join in a radio programme at Webster’s Park. It has been broadcast periodically for several months. It is a joint programme between radio stations in Cayman Islands and
I listened to "Territories Talk", confirming my suspicion that almost no one in
It also proved that we lack the engineering capacity to manage the complexities of having two separate engineers coordinate two separate moderators with two rooms full of politicians and lawyers on two separate islands on at least four radio stations.
Having our end at the Webster Park added the background noise of children screaming, trucks roaring by, goat and other unidentified barnyard noises, and proved only that, as viewed by the sophisticated people of Cayman,
The outside broadcasting unit seems to have only one microphone that is usually not in front of whatever mouth is open. It has a loose connection that makes loud and annoying static noises whenever someone moves it, which is almost constantly.
Bernice said, “Full internal self-government is ours already, all we need to do is to accept it”. I conclude from this that it is somewhat akin to a state of grace.
Hubert said, “We must fight the British for it.”
Eddy said, “We must beg the British for it. But it would be good if they kept it back because we need to have good governance first”, which will happen about the same time as pigs fly.
The ever helpful Josephine said, “It's a concept steeped in subjectivity”. Flogging should be reinstated for arrogant lawyers.
Joyce, always in denial, said, “We must not describe ourselves as part of a colonial system”. Pride over reality applies to much that we all love about
Lolita said, ‘The constitutional review was stage-managed by the same people who are responsible for good governance." I think we are to believe you are the Samuel Connor of the British.
Ras B proceeded to call Rev Niles, "Rev. Mitchell."
Eddie said of the contribution by Cayman Minister, Alden McLaughlin, "I agree with...that guy..."
The Cayman people gave up and left without saying goodbye.
And we wonder why our youth are killing each other?
I thought Victor was quite on the ball when, at the very end, he described the lawyers as having continuously confused “complete internal self-government” with “the right to self-determination”. I had wondered whether I was the only one to notice.
Were we all really as bad as my correspondent writes?