August 17, 2018

Former UK Foreign Secretary Johnson refuses to apologize for Islamaphobic comments

From WN Boris Johnson said he was standing by his remarks on Tuesday after the Conservative Party chairman told him to apologize for commenting that Muslim women wearing burkas “look like letter boxes” and comparing them to “bank robbers,” according to BBC News. Even though Johnson’s comments have been called Islamaphobic and “deliberately provocative,” but […]

Learn from the past before looking to future, pope tells young people

By Junno Arocho Esteves • Catholic News Service From CatholicPhilly VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The future cannot be understood without reflecting on the past and on the history and traditions passed on to young people from parents and grandparents, Pope Francis said. “It’s from your roots that you will get the strength to continue. None […]

Bishops vote unanimously to admit Cuba as a diocese

By Lynette Wilson From Episcopal News Service [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops voted unanimously on July 10 to admit – or re-admit, really – the Episcopal Church of Cuba as a diocese of the Episcopal Church. The Diocese of Cuba will become part of Province II. “I feel […]

Creation care committee begins its legislative work

By Lynette Wilson From Episcopal News Service Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Advocating for a fair and ambitious climate agreement, a carbon fee and planting trees in commemoration of the Paris Agreement topped the agenda July 4 during the Environmental Stewardship and Care of Creation Committee’s first open hearing at the JW Marriott. The […]

Pastor writes book on history of Baptist Church in Cayman Islands

Well-known local pastor Randy Von Kanel, senior pastor of the Cayman Islands Baptist Church, has written a book chronicling the origin and history of the Baptist witness and church in the Cayman Islands. Titled ‘Our Baptist Story: From England to the Cayman Islands’, the publication records the over 130-year history of Baptists in the Cayman […]

Cayman Islands May 2018 funerals

Darwin Leitch Tibbetts  24 Sep 1928 – 10 May 2018 Creek Noel Andrew Johnson 11 Jun 1928 – 11 May 2018 Chisholm’s Lela Iola Ebanks – 27 May 2018 North Side Lilian Dorothy (Bodden) Brown 9 Oct 1917 – 30 May 2018 Creek Carlton William Farrell 4 Aug 1949 – 30 May 2018 Garden of […]

Spiritual healing – no (illegal) quackery

By Rainer Herzig, Contributed by Preslmayr Attorneys at Law From ILO The delineation between medical treatment and quackery is not always easy to draw. A recent Supreme Administrative Court decision has brought some clarifications as to what constitutes legitimate medical treatment as opposed to illegal quackery. Overview According to Section 2(2) of the Act on […]

Steve Brady on leaving Moorlands [moving to First Baptist Church in the Cayman Islands]

:I didn’t want to be the Arsene Wenger of Bible Principals By Cara Bentley From Premier UK Dr Steve Brady told Premier it was time to pass the baton on to someone else. He reflected on leading the Bible college in the West Country for almost 20 years: “It’s just been a wonderful long-term joy […]

Jewish life grows on the Cayman Islands

By Ashira Weiss From Chabad Lubavitch Opening of new Jewish Community Center marks milestone of growth on the Caribbean Island For long time Caymanians and the Islands’ newer Jewish immigrants, the recent opening of a new Chabad House represents a noteworthy milestone. Steve Cummins is a local Jewish businessman who grew up attending the Isaac […]

Bermuda legalizes same-sex marriage — again

By Brooke Sopelsa and Ariel Jao From NBC The island’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a gay marriage ban that was signed into law just four months ago. / Bermuda’s Supreme Court on Wednesday legalized same-sex marriage in the British island territory again — overturning a ban that was signed into law just four months […]