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Extension of the Incarnation

The Church Fathers such as St Irenaeus expressed the thought very strongly that the Incarnation, the God-being-made-flesh, meant that God was made the Son of Man so that men could be made sons of God. As we look back over the Twelve Days of Christmas, and of course the pre-Christmas …

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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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Ethics in the Media

Today’s media permeates the lives of just about everyone as we all depend on information and communication to keep up to date on the daily happenings within our society. People put their trust in the media establishing it as an authority for matters involving politics, crime, economy and community. This …

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Media in a democracy

From the very beginning, media had been established as a pillar of democracy. Most scholars agree that there are four critical pillars to any democracy. They are: 1)      Executive (government) 2)      Legislature (parliament and state assemblies) 3)      Judiciary (supreme court, high court, judicial branches) 4)      Media (newspaper, internet, blogs, social …

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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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2014 New Year’s message

Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin

I trust that, as it did for me, the past Christmas season has given each of you an opportunity to pause in the midst of the rush and press of your busy lives, to relax a bit and to reflect; to spend some time with family and friends and to …

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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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Relationships – Our Emphasis 2014

Hon McKeeva Bush

This week marks the beginning of a New Year. There are several themes which could be our emphasis for the coming year. It could be one of relationships, of love, of faith, of unity. What happened in 2013 is behind us. The lows in our lives can be left there, …

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