Editorial for October 7: Exciting time to be in the media

It would appear our Tommy Turtle
cartoon in Wednesday’s 45th anniversary feature edition caused some
consternation among some of our Caymanian brothers and sisters.

If you took offence to the cartoon,
we must insist that wasn’t our intention.

When we were discussing the idea of
the cartoon with the artist, who penned the original Tommy the Turtle cartoons
for the Compass years ago, the idea was to have Tommy retired in the Pines
nursing home.

Tommy, who was representative of
Caymanians for years, was not portrayed in our cartoon of yesterday’s edition
as lazy. He was lamenting that his cartoon drawing days for the Compass came to
an end when a professional cartoonist was hired to do the job.

We know that there are many, many
hard working Caymanians who go to work daily and give way more than 100 per
cent to their jobs.

Our country was built on the backs
of hard working Caymanian men and women and continues to forge ahead because of
our fellow countrymen.

On a lighter note, we hope you
enjoyed our gift to you of remembering the past 45 years and the history of
Cayman Free Press, its characters and memories.

It was a pleasure walking down
memory lane and getting input from so many voices that made Cayman Free Press
the success it is today.

We now look forward to the next 45
years in which we will engage our readers and advertisers not only in the
printed word, but on our various products’ websites as we delve more into the
digital process of bringing you more information at a quicker pace.

The communication business is
changing every day and we plan to keep abreast of the latest in technologies
and to keep our loyal readers and customers involved.

It’s an exciting time to celebrate
45 years in the media business; there’s so much on the horizon that we have yet
to tap into.

Who knows what the face of media is
going to look like when we celebrate our 60th or 100th years.

We’re happy that you are along on
the ride with us and appreciate your continued support – in the past and in the
future.