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The Moral Foundations of Politics Part 2

  We have already discussed three Moral Foundations namely: The Care, Fairness and Loyalty Foundations.  In this article we will discuss two more:  The Authority and the Sanctity foundations. The Authority Foundation Cultures vary enormously in the degree to which they demand that respect be shown to parents, teachers, and …

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When a post-it note just won’t do

By Ashani Francis-Collins We’ve all been there; overwhelmed with the workload, forgetting important action points or wishing that we could freeze time for an hour and just get everything done. There have been many times where I’ve wished I could hire a personal assistant. While a PA may be a …

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The Moral Foundations of Politics

There are a number of different political ideologies, some of which have been tested and tried in the past but have now fallen into disrepute for a variety of reasons.  In Western civilisation, the most popular ideologies may be classified as conservative, liberal or a blend of both.  For an …

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By now you’ll know….

By Thomas Johnson   By the time some of you are on your commute from work on Tuesday afternoon the various media houses will be getting ready to spread the news. You know, that news. Cheery media people around the world will be given the cue later that evening to …

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Bringing the Holly Jolly to your Marketing Plan

By Abby Hydes If you have somehow managed to avoid shopping for decorations, songs on the radio and the trees popping up around the island, this is your friendly reminder that Christmas is just around the corner. And like Christmas shopping, when it comes to your business’ Christmas marketing plan, …

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Theological Commentary – God Our Help

By Bishop Nicholas Sykes A word we come across often enough in nearly all fields of life is ‘Help’. Help may be needed to balance the budget, personal or national, to bring up a child or to repair a house. The saying “God helps those who help themselves” may come …

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Teams, Political Parties and Independent Candidates

By Dr Livingston Smith The independent countries of the English-speaking Caribbean gave birth to political parties in the late 1930’s and these organisations for the most part, became permanent features of the political landscapes of these countries. On the other hand, Cayman did not have its first party until 1958. …

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Navigating Potholes in Dialogue Part 3

The preceding two articles dealt with: Holding Back Being Locked into a Box Prematurely Moving to Action Listening Without Hearing Starting at Different Points Showboating Scoring Debating Points   This article will deal with three more potholes which are often encountered in dialogue:   Contrarianism This pothole is very similar …

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Not Satisfied by Anything but the Best

By Thomas Johnson A week or so before students returned to school after their mid-term break, Cayman’s legislators were considering the state of our country’s government school system. Educational achievement or lack thereof, is a frequent subject of political dialogue here and overseas. For one thing, everyone is a genius …

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Navigating Potholes in Dialogue Part 2

Friday’s article dealt with three common potholes in dialogue: Holding Back Being Locked into A Box Prematurely Moving to Action   In order to ensure successful outcomes in dialogue, it is important to recognise and learn how to navigate the many potholes which may be encountered.  This article, therefore, will …

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