December 6, 2019

Splurge or Save in Grand Cayman; Discover a Caribbean paradise whatever your budget

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From Mirror UK One destination, two budgets: Find out how to make the most of Grand Cayman with Sunday Mirror travel Idyllic: The Ritz Carlton in Grand Cayman Grand Cayman conjures up images of rich expats sipping cocktails in their glitzy tax haven. But beyond the flash shopping malls and five-star hotels, it’s easy to […]

Caribbean sun powers flagship Haiti hospital, and then some

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From Clean Technica You may remember our report last winter on the development of a Haiti hospital predicted to become the world’s largest solar hospital. The Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais opened last March. So far, it’s living up to — even exceeding — all the predictions. Solar might seem to some of you a poor […]

The Editor Speaks: Heroes

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Our National Heroes Day will soon be here – Monday 28th January to be precise. Cultural heritage is the theme and Minister responsible for Culture, Hon. Osbourne Bodden, said: “Celebrating our heroes is a way of giving thanks to those people who have changed our lives through their selfless actions. So let us return the […]

Madeline Eugenie “Rosie” Thompson laid to rest

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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 1916 and died 29th December 2013. The Officiating Minister was Rev. Dave Hazle and the […]

What new scrutiny of life insurance captives means for advisers

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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 to rethink the way they evaluate the carriers they work with. Life insurance companies set […]

I asked God and he said “No”

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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 to give up. I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.  And God said […]

The best and worst films of 2013

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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 in this chain reaction of adrenaline packed escapes and fresh disasters. See it on the […]

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

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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 them with camp fuel. Jack English came upon a backcountry retreat when he was 17. […]

The Editor speaks: Cayman passport concerns

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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 printed biometric passports. At present, persons in the Cayman Islands who want a UK passport […]

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

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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 the past, that you will one day know yourself, and understand from whence you came. […]