I have one question about one organisation on the list (Group needed for single moms) — The Lodge! When you press on their link it comes up blank. Secret Society they are! Why is their link not working? (Or is it me doing something wrong trying to get it to work?)
Auntie’s answer: I will assume that you are referring to the Masonic Lodge of the freemasons and you are serious about wanting more information.
The Lodge does have the reputation of being secretive but whether it’s a sinister international organisation with evil influence over world affairs or just a bunch of mostly men aiming to be better people, which somehow involves strange rituals with weird dress-up, a secret handshake and the wearing of daft-looking aprons, is hotly disputed. Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory.
And there are plenty of theories about freemasonry to be found on the internet, so knock yourself out with those if you feel the need. However, if you want to find out about local freemasons, you can always ask one, as there do seem to be plenty about within the local business and political community.
Quite who they are, I cannot say without rather more investigation, but I can tell you that our premier is not just a member but was added to the roll of “Master Mason”, whatever that is, over the January-June 2015 period, as noted in the Masonic Lodge July 2015 newsletter (see page 4).
Cayman’s freemasons are actually part of the Jamaica chapter under the name, “District Grand Lodge of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands”. On their website (see here) they describe freemasonry as “a peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols”.
The site, however, states that freemasonry, which goes back hundreds of years, is not a secret society, then continues: “We take good men, and make them better. Freemasonry is a life-long commitment to improving the individual, and by extension therefore, the environment and communities within which we live.”
I will leave you to draw your own conclusions and suggest you read through the website. If you are so inspired, you can call the office of the district grand secretary in Jamaica at (876) 926-6018.
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