Please allow me space to respond to your third editorial in consecutive issues dedicated to myself, must be some kind of record.
Thanks for the publicity as I don’t have the financial resources to pay for such editorial page exposure.
However I am constrained to point out that your editorial staff that wrote these editorials has missed the point of my criticism, and for this limitation on my communication skills, I truly apologise.
Here is the point I was trying to make: ACCURACY in reporting is extremely important.
The point of the motion in parliament was not about an particular lack of fondness for your reporter’s story; it was the inaccuracies in the story.
The point about your Monday’s editorial was the same the inaccuracy as it is strange no other person, six in number, that I have contacted since your editorial appeared can recall me making any derogatory remarks or rumour mongering about Cayman Enterprise City. To the contrary, all recall, including the two hosts of Super Tuesdays, me saying what my information was, sorry can’t expose the EIU members and challenging them to determine if it was accurate and offering up the website and some hard copies of the London Tech City as the way I believe our Government should have went about developing economic zones as part of our economy.
The second inaccuracy is that I did not write a letter to the editor of the Compass about the Premier’s radio address. I was contacted by senior staff at the Compass and asked if I would send a copy for publication and I requested my public relations firm Sage communication to supply the copy. Rest assured, that the purpose of my reply to the Premier was not to defend the Compass but to defend myself. Maybe you should read the message again, lacking the superior professional journalistic academic qualifications and experience of your staff, I can’t find a single mention of the Compass in my copy of the reply to the Premier that allows me to make the quantum leap that I was chastising the Premier “for calling us at the Caymanian Compass devil worshipers, drunkards and heretics”. Note to self, I must improve my communication skills to approach those of the Compass staff; or maybe I simply need to change my glasses -check Dr. Mani today.
I must give thanks for your consistent inaccuracies to describe using 10 to 15 minutes of a three and a half hour show as a ‘good portion” is really a stretch of gigantic proportions; never mind that its represents only 0.07 per cent of the time.
I went the extra mile to ensure your reporter present at the press conference, pardon me, my bad communication skills again, calling a spade a spade old habits die hard – the complaints session – got hard copies of the FOIs I dealt with at the complaints session. Had I known she suffered from such debilitating selective interpretational amnesia I would have provided her with a recorder; note to self purchase recorder for Compass staff.
I am of the view, biased though it is, that if my contribution to the development, maintenance and promotion of democracy in Cayman – as well as the ability to say what I believe and to declare my position on any issue troubling our beloved Cayman Islands – is placed on a balance scale with that of the Compass I will at the very minimum not be found wanting, on a “wimp’s balance”, or economic gain I would stand no chance.
Please, please let’s really go after the world record give me the editorial blast! Today, Thursday and Friday.