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Madeline Eugenie “Rosie” Thompson laid to rest

A Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving was held at Elmslie Memorial United Church for the Life of Madeline Eugenie “Rosie” Thompson on Saturday 4th January 2014. Madeline, known to her friends and family as “Rosie” was born on 29th December…

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What new scrutiny of life insurance captives means for advisers

By Darla Mercado From Investment News Regulatory attention means advisers may want to rethink which companies they work with As regulators scrutinize life insurers’ use of “captive” entities — subsidiaries that reinsure blocks of existing business — advisers may need…

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I asked God and he said “No”

This poem is attributed to Claudia Minden Weisz, the mother of a Rett Syndrome child: I asked God to take away my pride.  And God said “No.” He said it was not for Him to take away, but for me…

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The best and worst films of 2013

By Giles Hardie From the Sydney Morning Herald Giles Hardie is a movie buff and produces the weekly Pick of the Flicks video From The Sunday Morning Herald Gravity: Best film of the year? Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star…

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At 94, he must let go of his piece of paradise

By Thomas Curwen From Los Angeles Times Photography And Video By Barbara Davidson Reporting from the Ventana Wilderness As night begins to fall and the lighting in the cabin grows dim, Jack English takes the Coleman lanterns outside to fill…

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The Editor speaks: Cayman passport concerns

Cayman’s premier, Alden McLaughlin, on December 15th 2013, issued a statement concerning the issuance of passports by the United Kingdom (UK). He said he had “grave concerns” on the issue of replacing locally printed non-biometric “Cayman Islands” passports with UK…

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A poem of “Life” and a “Prayer for ourselves”

Life By: Brenda Quin Do not walk away or laugh when I talk of the olden times, tell you the old stories, for they are a part of you, as they are of me.   It is only by knowing…