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Teams versus political parties: Which is better?

Readers will know that Cayman’s first political party, the Cayman Vanguard Progressive Party, duly registered on 8 August 1958, contested elections in that same year and then perished after failing to win a single seat. It survived for little under a year. Cayman’s second political party, the National Democratic Party, …

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Cayman’s retirement crisis – Work until you die!

I believe that the article “AP IMPACT: The world braces for retirement crisis” in the December 30, 2013 edition of the Caymanian Compass is very relevant at this time of year when people make New Year’s resolutions. It is my understanding that while the government will be looking at pensions …

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Landfills, fires and media ethics

Members of the Coalition to Keep BT Dump Free response to the Compass editorial Long before the recent flames at the George Town (GT) landfill, the Coalition to Keep BT Dump Free warned of the danger of fire inherent to a dump, and the potential toxic fallout. Since its launch by …

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Final responsibility

The words “I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord, the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord has granted us.” (Isaiah 63: 7) originally encouraged a downhearted nation of Israel, that was in a state of near-despair, knowing that it was rooted in a great …

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To resign or not to resign: Ormond Panton and the end of two- party politics

It’s a brand new year and the older one gets, the more time seems to leap forward, sometimes making nonsense of our cherished resolutions! I wish readers a productive and fulfilling year. A resolve to immerse oneself into Caymanian and indeed regional history is a worthy objective for this year. …

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