Reporting in Cayman considered mostly balanced

It would not be incumbent on the government to try to say how the press should operate from the point of view of regulations, Leader of Government Business Kurt Tibbetts said at the Cabinet press briefing.

Things should rather operate in the spirit of co-operation and collaboration to act in good faith on both sides, Mr. Tibbetts said on Friday.

In answer to a question, Mr. Tibbetts spoke of the importance of balanced reporting which he said was what by and large there was in Cayman.

It was important to make sure that the information disseminated was factual, he said.

Minister Charles Clifford said that when there was a free press it required that they regulated their own operations.

He did not think it was the government’s responsibility to regulate the press.

When there was a story to report on he would like to see the press coming back to Ministers, or whoever was concerned, to get clarification before going ahead with the story, he said.