July 29, 2016

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Cayman Islands Premier announced as the Best Prime Minister

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Prem Alden McLaughlinFrom Onetainment

Premier of Cayman Islands Alden McLaughlin has been announced as the best Premier in the world by the United Nations Economic & Social Council during their annual review which was published on July 22, 2016.

A Technical Committee made up of experts from reputable International Civil Service Organisations and Think Tanks adjudged Mr. McLaughlin as the best Prime Minister during the period under review.

Mr. Alden has been in office since May 29, 2013 and is tipped to retain his seat in the upcoming elections in 2017.

Many have criticized the credibility of the results as Cayman Islands has been drawn into a lot of controversies since he took office and is been pressed upon by the main opposition party (UDP) to call for early election ever since three (3) Independent Members of the Legislative Assembly resigned from his Cabinet.

The outcome of the report which was based on the Political, Economic and Social indexes of the country and the Premier topping being the best has been questioned by many.

“I am very honored with such a prestigious recognition. I believe this feat has been achieved through hard work and transparency. I thank the good people of the Cayman Islands for creating the enabling environment for me to perform my duties creditably as the Premier of our dear country.” – Alden McLaughlin said.

For more on this story go to: http://onetainment.com/cayman-islands-premier-announced-as-the-best-prime-minister-breaking-news/

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VisionChina Media announces the ruling by Grand Court of Cayman Islands

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vision-china-mediaPR Newswire July 20, 2016
BEIJING, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — VisionChina Media Inc. (“VisionChina Media” or the “Company”) (VISN), China’s largest out-of-home digital television and advertising network on mass transportation systems and the leading provider of urban mass transit Wi-Fi, today announced ruling by the Grand Court of Cayman Islands (the “Cayman Islands Ruling”), concerning the Company’s breach of the Settlement Agreement (the “Settlement Agreement”) dated April 30, 2014 with Oak Investment Partners XII, Limited Partnership, Gobi Partners, Inc. n/k/a Gobi Ventures, Inc., Gobi Fund, Inc. and Gobi Fund II, L.P. (collectively, the “Plaintiffs”). The Cayman Islands Ruling orders VisionChina Media to pay the Plaintiffs a) approximately $59.4 million (the “Judgment Amount”), b) interest at the rate of 9% per annum calculated from November 16, 2010 as to $30 million and from November 16, 2011 as to the remaining portion of the Judgment Amount, until such Judgment Amount is paid in full and c) costs on the indemnity basis to be taxed if not agreed.

The Company acquired Digital Media Group Company Limited (the “Acquisition”) from the Plaintiffs in November 2009 and entered into the Settlement Agreement with the Plaintiffs in April 2014 to settle all litigations arising from the Acquisition. Pursuant to terms of the settlement agreement, VisionChina Media agreed to pay the Plaintiffs an aggregate amount of US$70 million, including US$12 million in cash and US$58 million in six-year term convertible promissory notes issued by VisionChina Media, in addition to certain other consideration to satisfy a prior judgment of approximately US$71.8 million.

The Company seeks to enter into a new settlement agreement with the Plaintiffs to satisfy the Cayman Islands Ruling. The parties are currently in discussions regarding such settlement agreement.

About VisionChina Media Inc.

VisionChina Media Inc. (VISN) operates an out-of-home advertising network on mass transportation systems, including buses and subways. As of September 30, 2015, VisionChina Media’s advertising network included approximately 97,757 digital television displays on mass transportation systems in 18 of China’s economically prosperous cities, including Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, as secured by exclusive agency agreements or joint venture contract. VisionChina Media has the ability to deliver real-time, location-specific broadcasting, including news, stock quotes, weather and traffic reports, and other entertainment programming.

In addition, VisionChina Media, through its consolidated affiliate Qianhai Mobile, has secured exclusive concession rights for bus Wi-Fi services in 30 cities across China, including Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Tianjin, covering approximately 80,000 buses. Currently, Qianhai Mobile provides free Wi-Fi Internet services on over 30,000 buses under the brand name “VIFI,” with approximately 10 million registered users.

For more information, please visit http://www.visionchina.cn.

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Cayman Islands Water Authority sponsors 5th Annual PACCE

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dsc_0573Once again, Water Authority — Cayman is lending its support to the Lions Club of Grand Cayman by sponsoring the 5th Annual Delano Hislop Memorial Journey For Life in the amount of CI$2,500. The 15 mile walk/run, which aims to raise awareness about prostate and colon cancer, is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 11 September, 2016.
PACCE Committee Chairperson Carmin Godfrey explained that dispelling the myths surrounding prostate and colon cancer is especially important in Caribbean countries.
“Raising awareness about prostate and colon cancer is important in the Cayman Islands because statistics show prostate cancer is higher in men of colour and is rampant in the Caribbean,” she said. “As a club, we saw the need to bring more awareness and save lives in the process.”
Water Authority Director Dr. Gelia Frederick-van Genderen said that the Authority Board was proud to be a continued sponsor of the annual event.
“We all know someone — in our families, in our community – whose life has been touched by cancer. Indeed, many of us have been personally affected by one form of this deadly disease or another,” she said. “It is important to the Authority, therefore, that we make a positive impact on the fight against cancer in the Cayman Islands.”
Ms. Godfrey said that the event has grown from strength to strength over the past five years.
“We have seen the awareness level grow from year to year, and the myths that have prevented many men from getting checked are becoming less,” she said.
The walk/run was named in honour of Lions Past President Delano Hislop, who lost his battle to colon cancer in 2011.
Ever since, the Lions Club has worked to decrease the number of lives lost to prostate, colon and testicular cancer by spreading awareness and encouraging early testing.
The proceeds from this year’s PACCE will benefit both the Cayman Islands Cancer Society and the Cayman Islands HospiceCare.
Those interested in participating in the event can register at: www.lionsgcmpacce.com
For more information on the Water Authority, please visit www.waterauthority.ky.

Cayman Islands information technology firm announces ‘Hand Up’

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Darrell HinesRonco Cayman launches global giving programme

Ronco Cayman, an information technology firm in the Cayman Islands, has announced the launch of its giving program, ‘Hand Up’, which supports charities both locally and across the world.

Hand Up aims to assist those in need globally through relationships with various organisations, including London, England based Children’s Helpers Worldwide and Save the Elephants, an elephant preservation initiative headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

Ronco’s relationship with international charities extends back many years. Darrell Hines, Managing Director of Ronco, has roots in Kenya, and felt inspired by his heritage to reach out and help those in need from Kenya to Cayman and everywhere in between.

“The philosophy behind our giving program is that even the smallest gestures can make a big difference in somebody’s life,” Mr Hines said. “We look for opportunities to give people and organisations a ‘Hand Up’ — not a hand out. There’s a role for every business — no matter how large or small — to help those in need.”

Recently, Darrell and Ronco were involved with helping Children’s Helpers Worldwide (CHW) fund the tuition of a young man in Ghana so he could attend school and study civil engineering. The company has also offered to fund his upcoming second year of schooling.

“If you make a difference to one person’s life the snowball effect it has on many others’ is incalculable”, adds Sally Hendricken, Ronco’s CFO.
Within the past two years Ronco has also worked with CHW to sponsor a tutoring and mentoring system run by Refugiu in Romania, purchase food for an orphanage in Ghana, and assist with medical costs and housing for a child in China, among many other examples.

“We are so grateful to Darrell Hines and his company Ronco Cayman,” said the founder of CHW. “The help they are providing for the children is life-changing.”

Locally, Ronco plays a huge part in the 25 Days of Christmas toy drive that has been held every year since 2008. The charity was originally started by Darrell’s daughters, Victoria and Elisabeth, and is the single largest source of donations for the Department of Children & Family Services, as well as donating toys to the Paediatric Ward at the Health Services Authority.

Over the past few years Ronco has also contributed to a number of local based charities and organisations including the Cayman Heart Foundation, the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, One Dog at a Time, St. Baldrick’s Heroes for Hannah, The Pines, The National Council of Voluntary Organisations, and the West Bay Football Academy.

“I may hail from Kenya, but Cayman is my home. Having one hand helping at home whilst the other makes a difference abroad is a perfect balance and the message is clear; as small an island as we are, our reach is great,” said Mr Hines.
Ronco’s new Hand Up initiative will seek to continue its ongoing charitable work going forward.

“It is a motivator for Ronco to be able to support these charities locally and globally,” Mr Hines said. “We truly believe that small differences make large changes; there are always those that need that helping ‘Hand Up’, and to be able to dive in to people’s lives and make an impact, no matter how small it is, is what makes it all so worthwhile.

GlobalNexus announces new subsea cable to service The Bahamas, Canada, Eastern Caribbean and South America

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nexus_global_june_2011NASSAU, Bahamas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Bahamas-based GlobalNexus Ltd. (GlobalNexus) has announced its entry into the telecommunications market to improve business efficiency in The Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean. The move will seamlessly connect the region to the rest of the world.

GlobalNexus, a privately held corporation headquartered in Nassau, is launching at a time when the need for reliable, fast and affordable Internet, voice, WAN (wide area networking) and other cloud services has never been higher. The company is currently operating in The Bahamas and offers Internet, voice and cloud-enabled networking and it expects further expansion in international services.

“The launch of GlobalNexus brings a fresh new option to businesses in the Caribbean. We are bringing the latest technology, the best service model, and a solution that significantly improves clients’ day-to-day business operations. Our strategy is to be a ‘neutral carrier’ and work cooperatively with partners and potentially other carriers. The focus is on delivering technologically-advanced, groundbreaking services,” states CEO Richard Munday.

According to Munday, GlobalNexus’ submarine network will provide high capacity connectivity between the Caribbean, Canada and the US. When complete, the enhanced network will bring much needed terabit-speed capacity to the region, along with important new routes. The network is backed by the most comprehensive enterprise SLA in The Bahamas, ensures optimal performance, redundancy and reliability for any size business, including enterprise-level.

About GlobalNexus
GlobalNexus is a privately-owned telecommunications company specializing in products and services that improve global business connectivity. The suite of offerings provides optimum network performance, high availability and the most efficient connectivity solutions for global, regional and local businesses.

For more information on GlobalNexus and its products and services, visit: www.globalnexus.com

ECJ invalidates maximum annual free allowances for greenhouse gas emissions

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big_thumbBy Luciano Butti & Beatrice Toniolo  Contributed by B&P Avvocati  From International Law Office

Introduction

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has declared invalid the maximum annual free allowances for greenhouse gas emissions set out in European Commission Decision 448/2013. The ECJ judgment(1) followed a request for a preliminary ruling by the Lazio Administrative Court (as well as similar requests issued by courts in the Netherlands and Austria). In particular, a number of cases were brought before the Lazio Regional Administrative Court by undertakings which emit greenhouse gases, claiming that certain decisions of the National Committee for the Management of EU Directive 2003/87/EC and for Support in the Management of Project Activities under the Kyoto Protocol (Decisions 29/2013, 10/2014 and 16/2014) were unlawful insofar as the correction factor was applied, when the correction factor itself was inconsistent with Article 10a(5) of the directive. The Italian court underlined that data used by the European Commission in determining the correction factor used for calculating free allowances was inconsistent, as it was based on different interpretations of the directive. Thus, the court referred to the ECJ for a preliminary ruling on questions concerning the coherence and adequacy of the data submitted to the commission by different member states and the validity of the maximum annual amount of free allowances.

Decision

In its judgment the ECJ pointed out that the different language versions of Subparagraph (b) of Article 10a(5) of the directive – which establishes how the maximum annual amount of allowances should be calculated – were inconsistent. For instance, the Italian(2) version refers to “emissions from installation… which are only included in the Community scheme from 2013 onwards”, while the French version refers to “emissions… which are included into the Community scheme from 2013 onwards”.

According to settled case law, where there is a discrepancy between the language versions of a provision, the provision must be interpreted by taking into account its context and purpose. In this regard, it should be taken into account that the scope of the directive was broadened in 2013 to include new sectors, such as the production of aluminium and certain chemical industries; consequently, the quantity of allowances to be allocated across the European Union was amended. In this context, according to the ECJ, it was clear that Article 10a(5) refers to emissions from installations that are included in the allowance trading scheme only starting from 2013.

However, it was evident from the documents and observations submitted by the commission in the proceedings that the data on which the commission had based the determination of the maximum annual amount of allowances also included emissions of installations covered by the allowance trading scheme before 2013.

Therefore, the commission did not determine the maximum annual amount of allowances in accordance with Subparagraph (b) of Article 10a(5) of the directive. Whereas the calculation of the correction factor was based on the annual amount of allowances, it followed that the correction factor, laid down in Decision 2013/448, was contrary to that provision. Consequently, the relevant part of Decision 2013/448 was declared invalid.

Effects of decision

As regards the concrete effects of the decision, the ECJ considered that overriding considerations of legal certainty justified the limitation of the temporal effects of the decision. On one hand, the declaration of invalidity of the correction factor would have serious repercussions on a large number of legal relations established in good faith; on the other hand, it would make it impossible to allocate allowances in the period following issuance of the judgment. Thus, the court decided that the declaration will not enter into effect until 10 months following the issuance date of the judgment, and that measures adopted on the basis of the invalidated provisions cannot be called into question. This temporal limitation is also valid with reference to the parties to the main proceedings.

For further information on this topic please contact Luciano Butti or Beatrice Toniolo at B&P Avvocati by telephone (+39 045 8012901) or email (luciano.butti@buttiandpartners.com or beatrice.toniolo@buttiandpartners.com). The B&P Avvocati website can be accessed at www.buttiandpartners.com.

Endnotes

(1) Judgment in Joined Cases C-191/14, C192/14, C-295/14, C-389/14, C-391/14 and C-393/14 (April 28 2016).

(2) As well as in the Danish, Dutch, English, German, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Spanish and Swedish language versions.

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Jamaica: Body of Missing 3-y-o Girl found butchered in St Ann

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Screen Shot 2016-07-11 at 1.44.12 PMFrom Inside Breaks

Residents of Orange Hill, St Ann on Sunday morning, July 10 found the body of a three-year-old girl who went missing from her home in the area on Saturday night.

The identity of the child has not been released as crime scene investigators are still processing the scene.

UPDATE: Butchered 3-y-o St Ann Girl Identified, Cops Search for Male Neighbour

Nevalesia-Campbell-777x437Extensive searches of the area were done late Saturday night into early this morning, where her body was found in bushes early Sunday morning.

It is being reported that the child had several chop wounds over sections of her body.

For more on this story go to: http://www.insidebreaks.com/breaking-body-of-missing-3-y-o-girl-found-butchered-in-browns-town-st-ann/

UPDATE:

Jamaica: Butchered 3-y-o St Ann girl identified, cops search for male neighbour

From Inside Breaks

The 3-year-old girl, who was found dead with multiple chop wounds after she went missing on Sunday morning, July 10 in St Ann, has been identified.

She is Nevalesia Campbell of Orange Hill, Brown’s Town in the parish.

Residents of the community and the police officers are now searching for a male neighbour who has been fingered as a suspect in the gruesome murder.

Reports are that Nevalesia and her twin brother were put to bed by their mother at around 10:30 pm on Saturday night. The little girl awoke at about 11 pm and asked for some water to drink. She was given the water and she lay with her mother on the bed. Nevalesia’s mother later fell asleep.

Further reports are that at about 1:30 am, Nevalesia could not be found by her mother anywhere in the house.

The mother later made a report to the Brown’s Town police at about 2 am Sunday morning.

According to acting head of the St Ann Police, Superintendent Gary Francis, residents and the police carried out an extensive search of the area.

Young Nevalesia’s body was later found in a precipice with multiple chop wounds all over the body sometime after 9 am.

Several statements have since been collected from relatives and neighbours.

While no motive has yet been established for the gruesome murder, Supt Francis is appealing to the residents to come forward with any information that can assist the police in solving the crime.

In the meantime, a search is now underway for a neighbour who some residents strongly believe is the alleged murderer behind young Nevalesia’s death.

For more on this story go to: http://www.insidebreaks.com/butchered-3-y-o-st-ann-girl-identified-cops-search-for-male-neighbour/

Cayman Islands’ nurses focus on leadership at Annual Nursing Conference

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Photo 1Nurses across the Cayman Islands, and a few from the region, received the opportunity to connect with each other and share their expertise at the 10th Annual International Nursing Conference.

Hosted by the Cayman Islands Nursing Association (C.I.N.A.), the conference was held on 28-30 June, 2016 at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. The theme was “Leadership is Every Nurse’s Business”.

The event was well attended and attracted nurses from different areas of specializations within both the private and public sector. Two nurses visiting from Bermuda were among the attendees.

President of C.I.N.A. Sharon Buckley Omier said, “We chose the theme of leadership because it was consistently identified as a need in the role that we play as nurses. The nurses always appreciate the opportunity to share knowledge of their respective specializations, clinics and patient care methods. It also permitted them to celebrate their roles and the part that they play in the leadership of health services,” she said.

The conference commenced on Tuesday, 28th June 2016 with a day-long Leadership Development Workshop presented by Dr. Carol Biggs of Baptist Health International and Dr. Hazel Brown of the Health Services Authority (HSA).

It continued on Wednesday, 29 June and Thursday, 30 June to feature over 20 interactive sessions. These sessions explored a variety of topics including “Impact of Temperament on Stress Management” by Miriam Foster of the Family Resource Centre, “Zika” by Timothy McLaughlin of the HSA, “Vaccination of Healthcare Workers Against Influenza” by Martin McKenzie of the HSA, “What determines a person’s sex?” by Dr. James Robertson of TrinCay and “Travel Health” by Annie K Price of the HSA.

Janice Mullings George, one of the nurses from Bermuda, expressed that the conference was extremely beneficial. “My experience at the 2016 Conference was both life changing and inspirational! The information shared was timely and left me looking forward to next year’s conference and thinking about how many others I would love to have join me from Bermuda. It was awesome!” she shared.

Ms. Buckley Omier stated that she was pleased nursing professionals got to engage in meaningful discussions in a comfortable setting and arrived at the understanding that they are all leaders.

She thanked all participants, including sponsors HSA, Broward Health International, Baptist Health International (South Florida), Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, Walden University, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and The Heart Health Centre.

Visit www.hsa.ky for more information and services offered at the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority.

Cayman Islands planning on releasing GM mosquitoes next week

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Pic 1 PRINT Pic 2 printAdditional control measures to combat Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which transmit Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever, are set to begin in West Bay next week.

Operational roll-out of a technique involving genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes will come a week after the first confirmed cases of Zika in the Cayman Islands.

The Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU), in collaboration with biotechnology company Oxitec, is releasing the mosquitoes as a preventative measure to control the mosquito responsible for the transmission of Zika and other viruses.

The technique uses genetically engineered, non-biting sterile males to mate with local female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which then have offspring that die before reaching adulthood.

Operations are scheduled to begin on Thursday, 14 July or soon after that, depending on the weather and other environmental conditions.

The treatment area in West Bay comprises 300 acres between Watercourse Road, Powell Smith Lane, Rev. Blackman Road and Hell Road. In the region of 100 to 200 pots, each containing approximately a thousand male mosquitoes, will be released three times a week.

“With our first confirmed cases of Zika, which were both imported, it is more important than ever that we get this additional control in place to help prevent any local transmission of mosquito-borne viruses,” said MRCU Director, Dr. Bill Petrie. “We cannot stop mosquito-borne viruses from reaching our shores, but this technique will allow us to reduce the population of Aedes aegypti to help effectively prevent transmission.”

Earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended pilot deployment of the Oxitec technique, under operational conditions, to respond to the Zika crisis, declared in February to be an international public health emergency.

Zika can cause the birth defect microcephaly, WHO has confirmed, and the virus is also linked to other serious medical conditions such as Guillain-Barre Syndrome, which can lead to total paralysis. Dengue and chikungunya are also a serious threat to public health, with young children, the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions most at risk.

In the Cayman Islands, the project was reviewed by the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Environment, the National Conservation Council, and official approval granted.

As well as Grand Cayman, Oxitec is now currently deploying the technique operationally in Brazil in an area of 60,000 people, where residents have been severely affected by the Zika virus.

Known as the “Friendly Aedes aegypti Project”, the safety and efficiency of the technique was demonstrated through field releases in East End in 2009 and 2010, as well as Brazil and Panama. The Aedes aegypti population was reduced by more than 90 per cent in the areas where these releases took place.

“I remind the public that this technique has been through all the evaluation and approval stages relevant to the Cayman Islands,” said Dr. Petrie. “This is an operational roll-out at a time when we are facing a public health imperative.”

In Grand Cayman, the Oxitec technique will be integrated with traditional controls using insecticides, which are increasingly less effective.

The treatment phase in West Bay is expected to last around nine months and then be rolled out across Grand Cayman, subject to the relevant approvals. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are not affected by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

 Photo caption: (Photo: Catherine MacGillivray, GIS)

L-r: Dr. Renaud Lacroix from Oxitec, and MRCU Director Dr. Bill Petrie, look over a batch of mosquito larvae being reared for next week’s release.

CONCACAF Announces Participating Teams, Groups and Schedule for 2016 CONCACAF Under-15 Girls’ Championship

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MDL-TrinidadWomenU15-TeamPhoto2014-769x395The championship is set to take place August 9-21 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney in Orlando, Florida

Miami (Tuesday, July 5, 2016) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced the Member Associations that will participate in 2016 CONCACAF Under-15 Girls’ Championship, as well as the groups and schedule. The second edition of the CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship will be held in Orlando, Florida from August 9-21, 2016.

Twenty-two (22) nations from across the CONCACAF region, as well as invitee Venezuela from CONMEBOL, have signed on to participate in the tournament, designed to encourage development for youth players from across the Confederation, while promoting competition at the international level for all member associations – including those for which few opportunities have previously existed at this age level.

Scheduled to participate (in alphabetical order by region):

CFU (16): Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Santa Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, US Virgin Islands

UNCAF (3): Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua

North America (3): Canada, Mexico, United States

CONMEBOL (1): Venezuela

Teams will be divided into three groups of five teams and two groups of four teams. All of the group winners, plus the second place teams from the five-team groups, will advance to the quarterfinals. 

Canada is the defending champion, after defeating Haiti 4-1 in penalties, in the title match of the 2014 edition, played in the Cayman Islands. 

To view the full schedule and list of Participating Member Associations please click here

IMAGE: www.concacaf.com Trinidad targets development at Girls’