September 15, 2019

NEW APPROACH NEEDED: Troubled school produced all the shooting victims

Jason Christian and Preston Rivers were only the most recent gangland casualties to go through the Alternative Education Centre (AEC) programme, but the problems started long before they arrived. The five youth killed between 13 September and 22 September attended the AEC, which Minister for Education Rolston Anglin famously described at a 21 September West […]

Man survives for days after car plunges off cliff

CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — A 67-year-old man found alive days after his car plunged 200 feet off a mountain road built a makeshift camp, ate leaves and drank water from a nearby creek to survive, his daughter said. Family members found David Lavau at the bottom of a ravine off Lake Hughes Road in the […]

Trump casino offers $25K plastic surgery prize

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The latest casino promotion in Atlantic City gives new meaning to “going bust.” The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort plans to give $25,000 worth of plastic surgery to a winner from a player’s card contest. The lucky one can mix and match surgeries including breast enhancements, tummy tucks, liposuction and […]

Russell Brand to be 1st guest on new ‘Rosie’ show

CHICAGO (AP) — Rosie O’Donnell gets her wish: Russell Brand will be the first guest on her new talk show. The Oprah Winfrey Network announced Thursday that the comedian and actor will appear on the Oct. 10 premiere of “The Rosie Show.” O’Donnell has said she’s fascinated with Brand and called him a genius. She […]

iCommunity events

SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Resume training on Tuesdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. Aquatics, Saturdays, 10am-10:45am at Cayman International School, Camana Bay from 24th September. Persons interested in volunteering please email soci@candw.ky THE PINK LADIES: Coffee Shop at the Cayman Islands Hosptial is open Mon-Fri 7am-5pm and sat 7am-1pm offering hot and cold breakfast,lunches, […]

Ophelia becomes a Cat 3 and Philippe’s centre is recreated

Ophelia’s eye has become even more distinct. Her initial intensity has been increased to 100 knots making Ophelia a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Ophelia is now the third major hurricane of this season. There is a strong belief that Ophelia has reached its peak intensity and only small fluctuations […]

US fugitive wants to serve time in Portugal

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — An American killer and alleged hijacker who was a fugitive for 41 years should serve the rest of his jail time in Portugal where he was captured instead of being extradited to the United States, his lawyer says. George Wright, 68, deserves to serve the remainder of his 15- to 30-year […]

Deadline looms for tobacco registration

Cayman’s Health Ministry is reminding tobacco dealers that Tuesday, 1 November 2011 is the deadline to apply for renewal of registration for 2012. “According to the Tobacco Law, everyone dealing with tobacco products must register annually and display the Certificate of Registration (similar to a Trade and Business License).. Also, failing to re–new the registration […]

Reggae pioneer Leonard Dillon dies in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The leader of the pioneering reggae group The Ethiopians has died in Jamaica. Leonard Dillon was 68. Daughter Patrice Dillon says her father died Wednesday at her home of lung and prostate cancer. She says Dillon had been diagnosed with cancer in June and underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor […]

Sub-drug smugglers would stretch police

Local police are unprepared to combat drug smugglers operating semi-submersible seacraft, it was revealed today. “I agree that it would stretch our capabilities, but intelligence sharing with neighbouring jurisdictions would help combat this,” said Chief Inspector Patrick Beersingh. “We have heard of the semi-submersibles, and seen some reports. We had some information about boats that […]