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iNews-briefs217Cayman Islands police seek assistance in recovering stolen cash register in robbery heist

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service are seeking assistance to locate and recover a cash register stolen during the robbery at Joe-Ena’s Liquor Store, West Church Street, West Bay on Friday, 5th September 2014.

The register is described as a Toshiba TEC 1450-1 (a photo of a similar model is attached) which had some of its keys worn down to the metal. The robber was last seen on foot running towards the bushes opposite Joe-Ena’s Liquor Store.

Anyone who may have information for the investigation team is asked to contact either Detective Sergeant Sean Lloyd-Hickey or Detective Constable Ross Johnson at the Drugs and Serious Crime Task Force at 949-7710, the RCIPS tip line on 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS)

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listed on Cayman Islands stock exchange

From Agro News

Oro Agri, a global manufacturer of bio-pesticides and biorational agricultural adjuvants, soil conditioners and foliar nutrients, announced it has been listed on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CSX).

Erroll Pullen, CEO of Oro Agri, comments on this milestone for the company, “This listing is a key component of our long term corporate strategy. It positions Oro Agri to grow through acquisitions, increasing manufacturing capacity, expanding global distribution, and funding R&D initiatives. In addition, we are proud to be among the groundbreaking industrial manufacturing companies to be listed on the CSX, which has historically been an exchange for financial companies.”

Oro Agri has employees in 15 countries and manufacturing operations in the United States and South America with toll manufacturing partners in South Africa and Europe. Its products are sold in more than 75 countries through more than 3,000 distributors and dealers.

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Cuba qualified 472 athletes for CentAm and Caribbean Games       

Havana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has qualified 472 athletes for the Central American and Caribbean Games, in Veracruz, Mexico.

The head of the department of High Performance of the Cuban Sports Institute, Norge Marrero, told Prensa Latina that the figure will increase with specialists in athletics, swimming and skating.

For these sports, we are only waiting for the official ratification of the marks provided for the Central American and Caribbean Games, he added. Marrero said that Cuba will take 540-560 athletes to take part in 34 sports and that of the total of medal games (443) in dispute, Cuba will only compete for 324.

There are more than 120 different sports in which there is no presence of our athletes, he said.

Although this situation will unquestionably influence the medal table of the games, Marrero was optimistic and considered that Cuba could regain the leadership of the world’s oldest regional sports competition that we lost in Mayagüez-2010, for absence.

According to Marrero, Cuban athletes will arrive three days before the beginning of the competition, and about more than 46 hotels in Veracruz and other secondary venues will serve as Olympic villages.

On 14 October the registration period for the Games should end, and by that date we will have defined the composition for the delegation, he stressed.

The Central American and Caribbean Games, in Veracruz, Mexico, will begin on 14 November and will end on 30 November.

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The 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize—deadline approaching

From Repeating Islands

The organizers of the Hollick Arvon Prize remind our readers that the deadline for submissions is fast-approaching: 6:00pm on September 30, 2014.

The 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize will be awarded to an emerging writer of poetry. The Prize, administered by The Bocas Lit Fest and worth a total of US$15,000, will give the winning Caribbean-based writer time to advance a poetry collection. It includes a year’s mentoring by an established poet and travel to the United Kingdom to attend a one-week intensive creative writing course of their choice at Arvon.

The winning writer will also have three days in London to network with literary professionals, hosted by the UK’s leading creative writing organisation, Arvon, in association with Free Word Centre and agents Rogers, Coleridge & White, and receive a cash award of £3,000 or US$4,500.

This is year 3 of the Prize. In 2013, the Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers prize was for fiction and was won by Barbara Jenkins of Trinidad and Tobago. In 2014, Jamaican, Diana McCaulay took home the prize for non-fiction. The winner of the 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize will be announced on Saturday 2 May, 2015 at Trinidad and Tobago’s annual literary festival, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, in Port of Spain.

To qualify, writers must simply be of Caribbean birth or citizenship, aged over 18, living in the region, and not yet published a poetry collection. Full details of how to enter are on our website here.

For more information, email us at [email protected].


Cayman Islands students taught disaster management

On Day One (Wednesday 10) of the Ivan Symposium held by Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) at The Westin Resort, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, over one hundred students were taught disaster management and preparedness and how to deal with loss after a major disaster like Hurricane Ivan.

The symposium called “After the Storm – A Retrospect of Ivan” marked the 10th anniversary of the passing of the category 5 hurricane that caused catastrophic damage to Grand Cayman in 2004.

The conference continued until Friday (12).


Huge worldwide support for Arctic sanctuary: Greenpeace poll

From Business Insider

Montreal (AFP) – Creating a sanctuary to protect international waters surrounding the North Pole would be supported by a huge majority of people across 30 countries, a Greenpeace poll said.

A total of 74 percent of respondents reported they were in favor of a formally protected area, while only 17 percent said they were against the idea.

The survey, released Thursday, which was conducted across all continents by Canadian firm Riwi, said nine percent of respondents had no opinion.

Support for the move reached 72 percent in Russia and 78 percent in Canada, the largest countries bordering the Arctic Ocean.

Some 84 percent of Italians and South Africans, but only 57 percent of the Japanese favored creation of the sanctuary.

People in Argentina, Italy, India and South Africa expressed the strongest support for the move.

A total of 71 percent of respondents meanwhile wanted a ban on oil drilling and heavy industry in the Arctic Ocean, but the number dropped to 66 percent when it included industrial fishing.

Only 1.5 percent of the Arctic Ocean is protected water, less than any other ocean in the world, Greenpeace said.

The online poll, conducted from August 8-28, surveyed 30,679 respondents.

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The Eco Village, residential building land, Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

The Eco Village is a mixed-use development on the island of Cayman Brac in the Cayman Islands. The Eco Village’s main target is the local and international investor who wants to be part of an environmentally-sensitive, design-focused development. It features a self-contained community that recreates the traditional ideals of village life, radiating out from a central hub of convenience stores, cafe bars and community spaces.

Residents and tourists alike have full access to the community centre, swimming pool and tennis courts that look onto ‘the lakes’.

At the top of the village, perched some 70 feet up on the bluff, is The Village Hotel. Made up of a number of eco-suites, each offering dramatic views of the , the hotel is also the nerve centre for the property management company that services the Eco Village rental properties – a key investment instrument for owners during the weeks or months when they are away from the island.

A significant target market for The Eco Village residences are people looking to qualify for ‘Sister Islands’ tax residency.

Price: US$149,000

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St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister Glenn Phillip to host Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) meetings

(CUOPM) St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunications, the Hon. Glenn Phillip

St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunications, the Hon. Glenn Phillip is getting ready to host a high-level group of Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) members in St. Kitts.

During the September 22 to 26 period, dubbed ICT Week, St. Kitts and Nevis and the CTU will host 17th General Conference of Ministers with responsibility for ICT in the CTU member states and the 29th Meeting of the CTU’s Executive Council, a body made up of permanent secretaries from ministries in the region that deal with technology. The Council has oversight responsibility for the work of the CTU Secretariat.

A main talking point at the meetings will be the challenge of regulating over-the-top (OTT) Internet-based services. In one important forum, a discussion on OTT services will bring Minister Phillip and his colleagues from different Caribbean nations up-to-date on the issues surrounding this type of service.

The need for stronger, more coordinated regional Internet governance practices was first highlighted in July after mobile phone users in Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago were affected by a move by two major Caribbean mobile providers to block access to OTT telephony services — including several popular Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications.

The week will also include a two-day workshop on cyber security, which will focus on how Caribbean countries can create computer security incident response teams (CSIRT) to respond to the threat of digital breaches. The workshop is being facilitated by the Organisation of American States (OAS), with the financial support of the Government of Canada.


Cayman premier not going to UK now FCA pulls high-risk list

Since the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) pulled its list of high-risk countries that included the Cayman Islands, Premier Alden McLaughlin has cancelled his trip to the United Kingdom.

McLaughlin said here is now no need for him to attend especially as the FCA has promised not to re-publish the list.

The FCA did not publish or explain its methodology that led to Cayman’s listing.

None of the other delegates scheduled to go with the premier will be going.


‘Nobody spoke Australian’: The Hilarious Outback Steakhouse complaint

By Jenni Ryall From Mashable

SYDNEY — The Outback Steakhouse restaurant is everything that is wrong with Australian-themed restaurants, and now someone is fighting back.

A poster on Reddit, known only as themeandoggie, shared a complaint he said he received while working at the restaurant. The complaint read: “Not satisfied, nobody spoke Australian”.

To be honest, it is a pretty fair call. If your bloomin’ menu changes the name of ‘prawns’ to ‘shrimp’, you deserve a clobber.

Commenters agreed, sharing their anger on the forum.

“******* oath, you ******* call it fries on the menu not chips as well,” one fuming customer wrote. While another called the restaurant a pack of “flamin’ galahs!” (That’s Australian for dummies.)

This classic responder definitely needs to get out of the U.S. of A.: “Aussie friend of mine called Outback and was mad when they said they didn’t put beach root on their burgers.” Ermm… that would be beetroot.

Then someone finally got to the bottom of the issue: “No one who speaks Australia has ever been in an Outback Steakhouse.” “No one who speaks Australia has ever been in an Outback Steakhouse.”

Outback Steakhouse is Australian-themed with 116 restaurants across the U.S. There are also seven in Australia, yet no Aussie would know where they are.

The company claims its strategy “is to differentiate its restaurants by emphasising consistently high-quality food and service, generous portions at moderate prices and a casual atmosphere suggestive of the Australian Outback.”

Not suggestive enough, if Reddit is to be believed.

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Inquest into suicide of police officer reveals indecent images on cell phone

At the inquest on Wednesday (10) held in the Grand Cayman Law Courts re the death of PC Raphael Williams, the jury learnt that sexual photographs were discovered by police officers on the deceased’s cell phone.

The body of PC Raphael Williams was found off Colliers Wilderness Drive in East End, days after he was arrested on suspicion of blackmail and breach of trust.

He was accused of attempting to illicit sexual favours from a woman after a routine traffic stop.

The cell phone images discovered were:

Intimate photographs of adult females

Video of adult females of an intimate nature

A naked photograph of Raphael Williams

A photograph of a young girl in underwear

A naked photograph of the same young girl

The young girl was thought to be between 12 and 14 although under cross-examination DCI Oliver said he could not be 100% sure the girl was below the age of 18.

The inquest continued on Thursday (11).


Taylor Swift to join ‘The Voice’

By Brittany Levine from Mashable

After debuting her new single “Shake it Off” at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, Taylor Swift is now reportedly set to join “The Voice,” a singing competition show on NBC.

According to US Weekly, the 24-year-old singer plans to appear on the show’s seventh season as an adviser that may encourage contestants across several teams.

Swift is no stranger to the TV show. She performed on “The Voice” during the fourth season.

The show’s coaches this season are: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams. Other advisers include Stevie Wonder, Gavin Rossdale, Little Big Town and Alicia Keys, according to US Weekly.

The next season of “The Voice” airs on Sept. 22.

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Cayman Islands: Search warrant ruled illegal and police fail to make full disclosure

Magistrate McFarlane Ebanks in the Cayman islands Summary Court on Thursday September 4th ruled a search warrant executed by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) in November last year was illegally executed.

Andre Woodman was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to supply, in addition to four separate charges of possession and consumption of cocaine and ganja on November 25th 2013.

The search warrant, which was the subject of a separate complaint against Justice of the Peace, William I. Wood, was executed before sunrise in breach of the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code. The Magistrate agreed.

Magistrate McFarlane Ebanks also ruled the RCIPS had withheld some evidence from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) when they submitted the file for a ruling under section 82 of the Police Law.

Greg Walcolm for the Director of Public Prosecutions was frank with the court when he acknowledged the DPP’s failure to disclose some of the material requested by the Defence. This was due to the limited or slow provision of the material from the RCIPS.

The matter was adjourned to November 25th 2014 to allow the DPP to fulfill their disclosure obligations.

A contempt of charge proceeding against the lead police officer, Detective Constable (DC) Winston Harrison, was adjourned also to November 25th.


Cayman’s JA announces the first Entrepreuneru Forum Saturday Oct. 18th @ UCCI

By jacayman

For the first time Junior Achievement of the Cayman islands is hosting a business conference for students, the JA Entrepreneur Forum. This will be an exciting fun filled day for all the new JA students enrolled in the Company Programme for 2014-15 school year. Leadership, Time Management, skills building exercises, The Importance of Social Media and much, much more! In order to attend this conference students must register for the Company Programme by September 26th, 2014. Registration can be obtained on the JA website, under the programmes/company programme tab.

JA Company Programme Registration is now Open! Go to:


Gustavo Cerati, beloved Argentine rock star, dies at 55

By Chris Kraul From LA Times

Gustavo Cerati, Argentina’s much-loved and influential rock star who was the leader of the acclaimed band Soda Stereo, died Thursday, four years after lapsing into a coma. He was 55.

Widely hailed as an innovator whose popularity spanned Latin America, Cerati died in Buenos Aires, where he was brought after collapsing after a May 2010 concert in Caracas. He underwent surgery for a blood clot in his brain and never regained consciousness.

Cerati’s death was announced by doctors at the ALCLA Clinic in Buenos Aires, who said the cause was respiratory failure. Twice divorced and father of two children, Cerati was under the care of his mother, Lilian Clark, according to Spain’s El Pais newspaper.

Often described as the Latin American Police, a nod to another three-person reggae-influenced supergroup, Soda Stereo performed from 1982 to 1997. They got together in 2007 for a successful reunion tour in which they played before huge, adoring crowds in 22 countries including Chile, Colombia, Mexico and the United States.

Born in Buenos Aires in 1959, Cerati was the singer-guitarist and main songwriter for the group, whose other members were bassist Zeta Bossio and drummer Charly Alberti. Their seven studio albums, including the acclaimed “Sueno Stereo” and “Dynamo,” sold more than 7 million copies, according to Billboard.

After the group disbanded, Cerati enjoyed a successful solo career touring in the U.S. and Latin America. He released popular albums, including “Ahi Vamos” (a Latin Grammy winner) and “Bocanada,” and produced records for other artists, including “Oral Fixation” by Shakira.

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Miss Cayman Islands Committee to hold dining workshop

Miss Cayman Islands Etiquette Luncheon Training will be held on Sunday, 14 September 2014 at Lobster Pot Restaurant, North Church Street

A workshop to help all the Miss Cayman 2015 contestants acquire the knowledge and skills needed for any dining situation.



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