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Ethics regulation a priority

Some seven years after being enshrined in the Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009, The Standards in Public Life Law and an associated Register of Interests have still not become operational. The Law promotes ethics and transparency in order to curb corruption, one would have thought that it would have been …

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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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‘Tis the season for nostalgia marketing

By Kirsty MacGeoch You’re in the car and song comes on the radio, a throwback, nostalgia kicks in and takes you right back to where you were when that tune first became a hit. Just like the revival of choker necklaces, bell-bottom jeans and boybands (aka: the Backstreet Boys recently …

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The Shaping 2017 political landscape

The upcoming 2017 General Elections are beginning to take shape, quite some time before nomination day- scheduled for 29 March 2017. Rightly so, as this upcoming general election will be crucial for the future of the Cayman Islands. Whoever forms the government next year will have to be capable of …

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Navigating Potholes in Dialogue Part 1

It may not be possible to always avoid the potholes in dialogue but everyone can learn how to survive and cushion their impact if they are recognised in time. There are many common potholes, such as: Holding back Being locked into a box Prematurely moving to action Listening without hearing …

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THEOLOGICAL COMMENTARY – A Vindication of the Standards of Grace Pt 2

by Bishop Nicholas Sykes   In Genesis 32: 22-31, we see Jacob preparing for his encounter with his brother Esau, who he fears is going to take revenge for his brother’s past wrongs. The account of Jacob with Herculean strength wrestling with a man who reveals Himself as the Lord …

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Letter to The Editor-Sexuality and Gender Report

  Dear Editor: The fall issue of The New Atlantis — A Journal of Technology and Society contains a report of tremendous significance for both professionals and the general public on the various issues surrounding sexuality and gender. The journal is published by the ‘Center for the Study of Technology …

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Mastering the Art of Dialogue Part 3

In the last two articles, eleven strategies to achieve genuine dialogue were discussed.  This article deals with the final four strategies. Strategy 12: Focus on Conflicts Between Value Systems Not People   In dialogue, participants should not be stereotyped according to their subcultures because they may also appear in the …

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Sneaky and subliminal sales strategies

By Brooke Moore In today’s technologically advanced world, there’s an abundance of different ways a business can market itself, whether that’s through advertising, digital marketing, PR, events or social media. Ultimately, whichever channels your business chooses, all are executed with the same goals in mind; increase brand awareness and create …

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