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Fidel and the Caribbean

By Dr Livingston Smith The passing of Fidel Castro, irrespective of how one views him and his legacy, is none-the-less, the end of an era. For the most part, the citizens of the Anglophone Caribbean have a very positive view of Fidel Castro. Eric Williams’ masterpiece, From Columbus to Castro, …

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Theological commentary: Overcoming by God’s grace

By Bishop Nicholas Sykes   In S. Matt 3:1f we read “In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”   The response to John the Baptist that follows shows that his message struck a deep chord …

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Convicted cops suspended with pay

Three Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) officers have been suspended with pay following criminal assault convictions over the past two weeks. On Friday, 9 December, Cardiff Robinson, Austin Etienne and Micheal Peart were formally suspended. In all of these cases the assaults occurred on suspects the officers were taking …

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Cruising terror suspect arrested in Cayman

A German-Turkish cruise ship passenger was arrested on a 28-year-old terror warrant on Thursday 8 December when he landed in Cayman while on vacation with his family. Celal Kildag is accused by the Turkish government of being involved in terrorist acts which resulted in the killing of two people and …

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RCIPS launches 2016 Holiday Safety Campaign

The RCIPS Traffic Management Unit began its intensified road enforcement operations for the holiday season on Wednesday 7 December. This focus will continue throughout December until 3 January 2017. These enforcement operations will be the cornerstone of the RCIPS 2016 Holiday Safety Campaign, which will focus heavily on preventing drunk …

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Voter registration deadline extended

Her Excellency the Governor, Helen Kilpatrick signed off on the 2017 General Elections Programme on Friday, 9 December confirming Elections Day will fall on Wednesday, 24 May 2017. The Elections Office has also revealed that voter registration is extended until midnight Sunday, 16 January 2017. Elections Supervisor Wesley Howell urged …

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Another Public Holiday for 2017

With the Elections Office’s schedule for the General Elections formally approved by the Governor on Friday morning (9 December), one more public holiday has been officially declared for the Cayman Islands in 2017. General Elections Day on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 will be a public holiday, bringing the number of …

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Community challenged to minster to needy

The church community has been challenged to continue supporting and ministering to people in need during a Thanksgiving message delivered by Pastor Caple Thompson, Director of the Community Services Department of the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The appeal was made on 3 December during a community Thanksgiving service …

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Rotten apples lead to a spoiled barrel

We all know the saying that a few rotten apples will spoil the barrel. But when applied to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) and the recent assault convictions and revelations of misconduct and worse amongst its rank and file, we have to wonder if there are more than …

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Airbrushing Away Ideas

By Thomas Johnson For some folk, ‘Image’ is all. As long as there has been printed photographic media, image-conscious important people have made sure that they are portrayed in the most flattering way. History tells us that this had been going on long before the first photographs were taken. A …

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