In support of a free and fair press

Letter to the Editor

Let us, as free men and women, stand up at all times for freedom and all our international human rights and most of all freedom of speech and freedom of the press. 

It can happen to the best of us that may work at any of the free presses here in the Cayman Islands that you become bias against certain people because of politics or because you are paid in some way or the other to suppress the truth, especially if you are in a position with the press to do so. 

If the standards of the press are placed in the position that favours getting things done or not done in the area of truth to the public, then we must ask the question, how free is the free press in Cayman. 

Me personally, as all should know, I stood up for the press when it was attacked by members of the Legislative Assembly and its speaker against what they considered was wrong and tried to put the hammer down on a reporter, a member of the freedom of the press. 

But maybe the Cayman islands free press at the same time in the year 2012 must look at itself and see if there is anyone in its free press that is not there for the best interest of the Caymanian people, international and national freedom of the press and the right to know. 

There is not one of you there in a key position to keep the truth from our people about all and to the best information that you gather and print for us. Now do not get me wrong, this is not an attack on the Cayman Islands free press, just to let all members of the press know that you can become corrupt too and if this is the case where we even think or have any member of the press this way, they we may have a very big problem on Cayman when it comes to real honesty with the press and its reporting. 

That is why we must always have a watchdog for our people against government, police, immigration, customs and many other agencies that its members become or are corrupted. 

We must always uphold what so many died for in the past and that is total freedom, and fight against what is wrong for the people of the Cayman Islands, no matter what. I do support the Cayman Islands free press as long as it is always honest with the truth. 

 

Emile S. Levy 

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