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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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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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El socialista está muerto

By Thomas Johnson One of the most divisive and controversial figures of the 20th Century, Fidel Castro, has died. Leaders who alienate their people can drive their citizens to two extremes. Thus they are either loved or loathed in equal measure. In Miami the death of Fidel Castro produced widespread …

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World AIDS Day Message 2016

From Premier and Minister for Health Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA As Minister for Health, I am very pleased to note the excellent work being done by the Health Services Authority, Cayman AIDS Foundation and the Red Cross to educate and inform our people on HIV and AIDS. HIV, the virus …

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This is their time, not yours

Do you know the number one killer of presentations and speeches? Self-indulgence. Holding your audience hostage with long factual speeches or information-heavy presentations is not going to earn you a genuine applause. Bore your audience and their attention will wane quickly. Remember, the longer you talk, the more likely the …

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THEOLOGICAL COMMENTARY

 by Bishop Nicholas Sykes AN EDUCATION IN RIGHT AND WRONG – THE LONG HAUL- Part 1 From time to time you come across the kind of person who has a ready answer for any situation, argument or accusation he is confronted with. I am certain there are not a few …

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The Moral Foundations of Politics Part 3

In the last two articles we discussed five Moral Foundations, namely: The Care, Fairness, Loyalty, Authority and Sanctity foundations.   In this article we will discuss the final moral foundation, namely:  The Liberty foundation.   THE LIBERTY FOUNDATION In politics, the Liberty foundation operates in dynamic tension with the Authority foundation …

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Theological Commentary – The Resurrection Hope

By Bishop Nicholas Sykes   Jesus was often engaged in arguments with the scholars of His time and His nation. In S. Luke 20: 27-38 He argues from the very nature of the eternal God, who forms relationships with His children, that there is a resurrection to life. The Scriptures …

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Independent Candidates and the Political Process

By Dr Livingston Smith As the Cayman Islands turns its attention to election mode due early next year, one should expect a number of independent candidates to be on the ballot. In fact, at least one such person has already declared and others might be thinking and talking about doing …

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