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Theological commentary: The joyful power of His deliverance

By Bishop Nicholas Sykes There is considerable emphasis today on whether a person is qualified sufficiently for the job that he undertakes. Teachers and doctors, medical staff and lawyers as well as many others have to possess certificates of various sorts before they can hope to be hired. Yet paper …

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Sweeping it under the rug

Those in our community and leadership who express surprise at the upsurge in violent crime in the Cayman Islands in the past decade are a part of the problem, which has been as plain as the noses on their faces for some time to those of us who choose not …

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Living in ‘post-truth’ times

By Thomas Johnson Our English language changes all the time. Words fall out of fashion. New expressions appear in conversations and on the internet or in print. People invent words. The Oxford English Dictionary tries to keep pace with the new verbal landscape and announces a “Word of the Year”, …

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Premier McLaughlin is upbeat for 2017

The Premier’s New Year Message As we clear away the torn wrapping paper, take down the decorations and swear to go on a diet after the indulgences of the Christmas season, the start of the New Year provides an opportunity for reflection. It is a time to count our blessings, …

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Gick: Choose Laughter

By Faye Lippitt When you are a family of eight – and six of them happen to be under the age of eight – a vacation becomes less “where will we go this year?” and more “so honey, define vacation”. When our youngest was a year old, that vacation definition …

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Caring leadership for challenging times

By Dr Frank McField Every four years we say we want something better and then settle for something worse.  My question is when will we stop electing individuals who use the power of the people to advance the ambitions of the few?  Looking back over the last three and a …

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Repeating history

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Most of us are familiar with the above phrase, originally attributed to George Santayana, or a close variation of it. Another oft-used version is, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it,” for which we …

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Reflections and Butterflies

By Catherine Tyson As this year comes to a close, almost as fast a speeding bullet it seems, a lot of reflections can be done at this time.  At the ending of every year we may realise that there might have been things that caused us pain, confusion or even …

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Theological Commentary: Jesus at our doors

by Bishop Nicholas Sykes When people go through personal difficulties of some sort, such as mourning the death of a loved one or fearing for the future such as that of one’s children or one’s country, or even when we contemplate some budgetary constraint that we or others may bear, …

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Our Code of Ethics

We are publishing the Code of Ethics that The Cayman Reporter follows in order that our readers will understand what guides us. Our news organisation has adopted the Society of Professional Journalists code of ethics to hold us accountable to the Cayman public. Seeking the truth and the public’s right …

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