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Declaring our loving allegiance

In my 30’s and early 40’s I used to grow a beard, and when occasionally people asked me why, I told them that after all, one cultivated a garden rather than cutting it down. A clergy friend of mine recently told me that he had wanted to have a beard …

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DID YOU KNOW? – Part 1

SMOKING AND ADDICTION • Tobacco contains nicotine, a highly addictive psychoactive ingredient. • Tobacco addiction can start with the 1st drag. • Nicotine is more addictive than alcohol, heroin and cocaine. • Addiction is chemical (physical) and behavioral (psychological). • It takes 10 seconds or less for the nicotine from …

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Minister’s Message: World No Tobacco Day

Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners everywhere celebrate World No Tobacco Day. The purpose of the observance is to bring global attention to the health risks associated with tobacco use and to advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. As a WHO …

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Five new Directors to the Board at Cayman Finance

Cayman Finance announced the appointment of five new directors to its board, following the organisation’s Annual General Meeting held last Tuesday, 20 May. The new directors are Barry McQuain (Caledonian Global Financial Services), Don Seymour (DMS Offshore Investment Services), Tania Dons (Conyers Dill & Pearman), and William Walmsley (Rawlinson & …

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Toxicity and Homeopathic Detoxification (Drainage)

Are you feeling listless, confused, having aches and pains, digestive or skin problems, or have lately drifted away from a healthy lifestyle? Then, it might be time for a detox or Homeopathic drainage. On a daily basis, we are exposed to various toxins and chemicals in our water, food and …

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Chris Gayle to launch second academy

Jamaican cricketer, Christopher Henry Gayle, is set to launch the Jamaican branch of his already successful youth empowerment programme: The Chris Gayle Academy. The Chris Gayle Foundation, in partnership with Cricket 4 Change, British Airways, Spartan and Digicel Jamaica, will host 20 young Jamaican men aged 16-20 from disadvantaged backgrounds …

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Contemporary art showcases at Camana Bay

C4 (Company four), a new Cayman Art collective comprising of established Caymanian artists David Bridgeman, Aston Ebanks, Kaitlyn Elphinstone and Christopher Mann is currently holding an exhibition in Camana Bay, showcasing the artists’ contemporary pieces for all to see. The group’s first show titled X1 (Exhibition 1), opened to the …

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CIREBA announces new board

The Cayman Islands Real Estate Brokers Association (CIREBA) recently held their Annual General Meeting. One item on the agenda was the business of the annual elections for Board Members. The Directors welcomed new members and directors from a variety of different member companies, including Jeremy Hurst from International Realty Group, …

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Maples and MaplesFS raised US$8,000 for charity

On Friday, 23 May more than 150 staff from Maples and Calder and MaplesFS participated in the island-wide dress down day in support of Feed Our Future. Each donning this year’s purple T-Shirt, the participants raised more than US$8,000 for the local charity. “We are pleased that so many in …

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Child Month strengthens family ties

Two Child Month events brought families closer together this week. A Family Fun Day at the Agriculture Grounds last Sunday, 25 May 2014, included: a bouncing castle, craft station, face-painting, as well as a clown making balloon animals and objects. There was also horse riding, fire truck rides, a singing …

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Flaws of Westminster: Concentration of Power and the Unchecked Executive

A discussion and analysis of our system of government must be an ongoing process not only for public education but even more so for the development of that spirit of critical reflection. Political systems are the creation of human beings. Constitutions were written by humans and the best of these …

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Syed makes court appearance after extradition

Former University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) President, Hassan Iftikar Syed was brought back to the Island to face court today, 29 May 2014 after being arrested yesterday for the offences of theft and obtaining a pecuniary advantage and a money transfer by deception. The 47-year-old was charged in absentia following his disappearance in 2008. As a …

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Key points from the Premier’s policy statement

The Cayman Reporter

On Monday, 26 May the Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin delivered the governments 2014/2015 policy statement. From his address there were many positive things highlighted that the Progressive government intends to implement for the coming fiscal year. First of significant importance to all is a planned reduction on fuel duty from …

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Beware of these 7 dieting mistakes

It’s a common problem. You’ve been on a diet for weeks and aren’t losing weight like you thought you would. It may be because you’re consuming more calories than you think. Keep reading to discover seven sneaky habits that may be sabotaging your weight loss efforts. Mistake #1: Forgetting Liquid …

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Government dressed down to “Feed Our Future”

In conjunction with this year’s Child Month celebration and in an effort to raise funds for Feed Our Future’s school meal programme, Governor Helen Kilpatrick, Hon Premier Alden McLaughlin, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, civil servants and others recently dressed down on Friday, 23 May 2014. Activities continued throughout the week …

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