September 18, 2020

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EVIL-EYES-0169The Emissary of Evil

By Peter Polack

Evil does not always arrive on our doorstep in the form of crime.

Sometimes it will arrive in a most insidious form, unseen.

Crime is a very open form of evil committed and prosecuted in full view.

It is the evil of quiet thoughts, small acts and occasional whispers that are more numerous and damaging.

The evil of intellectual dishonesty put forward as official reasonableness have destroyed many.

After the dust has settled to whom must one seek redress?

The same evil that has propelled you to distress is an unlikely candidate.

Until oversight and review of government engineered debacles, large and small, become the rule and not the exception, evil will flourish.

A new paradigm would prevent the growth of evil in its subterranean dishonesty.



Cayman Islands Women’s Rugby CAC squad named

iNews B rugbyThe Cayman islands National Women’s Rugby programme has announced the sevens teams to represent Cayman at the Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games and the North America and Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Championship later this year. – See attachment.

The CAC Games will take place in November at Veracruz, Mexico and the NACRA Games for early December in Mexico City. The NACRA Games are a qualifier for both the Pan-Am Games and the IRB Hong Kong World Sevens Series.


Dominican Republic joins Caribbean countries in imposing travel ban to fight Ebola

(AP) SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Dominican Republic has joined a group of Caribbean countries in restricting travellers from West African nations dealing with Ebola outbreaks.

Dominican Health Minister Altagracia Guzman says the ban applies to travellers who have been in those countries in the past 30 days. She announced Tuesday that authorities will remain vigilant at airports, seaports and the border it shares with Haiti.

There are no direct flights between the Dominican Republic and any African country.

Jamaica, Guyana, St. Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago have announced similar travel restrictions.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has already killed more than 4,500 people, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone since it emerged 10 months ago.

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: The Cayman Islands on Tuesday (21) also announced a travel ban with immediate effect for those who have visited Ebola-struck countries in the last 21 days. Cayman’s ban will restrict those travellers who visited Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.


Cayman Islands Kiwanis key leader Summit

Cayman Islands young leaders who attended the Kiwanis Key Leader Summit last weekend had their skills put to the test.

Key Leader Summit is in its 7th year and targets high school students.

Regardless of their academic capabilities the students participated in several team building exercises along with several personal evaluations to test and develop their leadership skills


Oregon woman accused of running over boyfriend twice

From Komo News

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Police in Eugene, Oregon, say a 23-year-old woman is accused of running over her boyfriend twice in the same day. After the second run-in, officers say she gave him a ride to the hospital.

The Register-Guard reports ( ) the man’s injuries were not serious.

Police on Friday arrested Jessica Bleyhl for investigation of second-degree assault, hit-and-run causing injury and failure to perform the duties of a driver. They say the 31-year-old man was hit by a Honda Civic late Wednesday afternoon and again four hours later.

Officers say the two had been involved in a dispute when the woman hit the man with her car and drove off. A relative took him to a hospital.

Four hours later, after leaving the hospital, police say the man saw the car at a doughnut shop and tried to approach but the woman backed over him, then gave him a ride.

Police also arrested the victim, Justin Paul Lewis, on warrants for two counts of being a felon in possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of ecstasy.

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GT Advanced Technologies’ (GTATQ) Bankruptcy Judge denies request to pay critical vendors

From Street Insider

GT Advanced Technologies (NASDAQ: GTAT) (OTCBB: GTATQ) judge denies request to pay critical vendors, according to Bloomberg headlines.

Boroff said he didn’t want any eligible vendors on the creditors’ committee, where they would be able to exercise influence over payments. I am unable to make a sufficient determination without an analysis of, or some specific evidence as to the effect on the debtor if products or services are not made, the judge said.

The case is In re GT Advanced Technologies Inc., 14-11916, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Hampshire (Manchester).

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: GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) attorney says consensual accord with Apple reached – Bloomberg

From Street Insider

GT Advanced Technologies (Nasdaq: GTAT) (OTCBB: GTATQ) attorney says consensual accord with Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) reached. The lawyer calls it an ‘amicable parting of ways.’ The accord will save millions of dollars and solve most issues.

The agreement will be filed with minor redaction.

UPDATE – The lawyer also said Apple will be paid once furnaces in Arizona are sold. There’s one confidentiality accord that remains and no claims against Apple will be made.

The company will also be able to wind down operations and pay incentives to certain employees.

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Cayman Islands Aviation Circular: CIAC            Approved Operators of Unmanned Small Aircraft

Issue   4-14

Date    14 – October – 2014


Cayman Islands Aviation Circulars are issued to provide advice, guidance and information on standards, practices and procedures necessary to support Overseas Territory Aviation Requirements. They are not in themselves law but may amplify a provision of the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order or provide practical guidance on meeting a requirement contained in the Overseas Territories Aviation Requirements.


*First Issue.


Enquiries regarding the content of this Circular should be addressed to

*Director/Manager [email protected]

The following organisation has been approved by the CAACI, under Article 73 of the Air Navigation(Overseas Territories) Order 2013, to operate small unmanned aircraft for commercial purposes:

Air Vu Cayman Ltd [email protected]

1 345 925 9731


CRTC Grants Approval for Canada’s First National Black & Caribbean Television Station

Byy Shanelle Weir From PanAmericanWorld

Fitzroy Gordon, Founder and President of Toronto based radio station G98.7FM “The Way We Groove,” is pleased to announce that he has been granted approval from the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to operate a national television station focused on airing programs for the Black and Caribbean population of Canada.

“For years the Black and Caribbean community in Canada has expressed the need to have easier access to media that reflects their identity, culture, values and issues. By obtaining approval to establish this television station we have taken a significant step in bringing this shared vision to life,” said Gordon.

The station which is scheduled to begin broadcasting in fall 2015, will air a wide range of local and international content, as well as originally produced programs, geared toward the entire family. The station’s programming will include everything from sitcoms to movies, drama series, documentaries, news, sports, talk shows, religious programs, tourism, festivals, carnivals, weather reports, cooking and music shows.

“For the first time in the history of Canada, Black and Caribbean people will have a national voice. It is also my desire to keep our distinct and authentic culture alive in this nation for generations to come,” said Gordon.

Upon launch, the station will be available through various cable providers nationwide on a subscription basis for all Canadians to enjoy.

“A few years ago I promised to work hard to deliver a radio station to serve the population, as a result, G98.7FM was born. I then promised a television station, and now I am delivering on that promise,” Gordon said.

For more information about the TV station and for investment opportunities, please email [email protected]

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Caribbean flavour will continue in the IPL:

From The Asian Age

The BCCI has spared the Caribbean players at the IPL, as predicted in these columns on Tuesday. Big draws Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith (Chennai Super Kings), Kieron Pollard (Mumbai Indians), Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders) and Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore) will continue to feature in India’s annual cricket carnival.

The Board may have done the balancing act here as the IPL is already devoid of players from Pakistan and some key ones from England. Keeping the high-profile West Indians out as well would have meant taking a fair bit of charm off the League, as a BCCI official said.

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Ola Triumphs at the Record-Breaking 2014 Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup!

Fromy Aruba

The last day of the tournament proved to be very memorable with record-breaking billfish caught. The Ola, a beautiful custom yacht owned by Sidney Ponson walked away with the victory in the Fifth Annual Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup in grand style. This year’s tournament broke a five year catc record with 75 billfish released. The team of Sidney Ponson, Gregorio Maduro, Michael Pascia & Rudolpho Ras caught two blue marlin and a white marlin on the third day of the tournament alone to tally 2,300 points. Angler Michael Pascia from the team fought hard to keep Best Angler but lost it to teammate Rudolpho Ras who is now the first place angler in the tournament!

The Alina team & Amazing Grace were very close most of the day fighting with tight lines for second place. Then in the afternoon bite, Amazing Grace surged ahead with a Grand Slam & almost caught up to Ola. Amazing Grace ended the day with 1,900 points & Alina holds third place with 1,000 points. For the event there were 17 blue marlin, 12 white marlin and 45 sailfish releases, all on 30-pound test Momoi line and Eagle Claw non-offset circle hooks. There were two Grand Slams recorded by Ola & Amazing Grace. For more information on the Presidential Challenge Conservation Series, please visit To view all our great photos from the event visit our Facebook Page at Presidential Challenge Charitable Foundation Inc.

Dedication to Conservation

As with all Presidential Challenge events, the Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup provides financial support to the many conservation projects currently underway by The Billfish Foundation, both around the world and right here in the Caribbean. But we need to do more. Any help you can provide for TBF is greatly appreciated. Please visit

Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup Day Three Results

Top Three Boats: Top Three Anglers: Ola: 2,300 Points Mike Pascia: 1300 Points

Amazing Grace: 1,900 Points Rudolpho Ras : 900 Points

Alina: 1,000 Points William Bostillos: 900 Points

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Geena Davis trolled Ann Taylor customers by pretending to be a mannequin

By Maggie Lange From New York Mag

Geena Davis has a fantastic suggestion about what you should do if you’re bored at your retail job and that’s to pretend to be a mannequin in the window. That’s what she did at her first job at Ann Taylor and things turned out very well for her.

In an interview about her first big break, Davis told NPR, “I didn’t know, but I had an uncanny ability to be still.” In fact, crowds gathered outside the store to argue about whether she was a plastic statue. It sounds like a lot of fun. The best part is that Davis says she tried to get her friends to dare her to hang out in the display window, and her friends refused, but she did it anyway. Sometimes, you’ve just got to dare yourself to be the best beautiful prankster mannequin you can be.

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5 Facts about climate change in the Caribbean

From Jamaica Observer

Natural events and human activities contribute to an increase in average temperatures around the world. Increases in greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), is the main cause. Our planet and our region are warming. This leads to a change in climate.

  1. The Caribbean is a minute contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, but will be among the most severely impacted.
  2. We are already experiencing its impacts with more frequent extreme weather events, such as the 2013 rain event in the ; the extreme droughts being experienced across the region, with severe consequences in places like Jamaica; the 2005 flooding in Guyana, and Belize in 2010.
  3. Inaction is VERY costly! An economic analysis focused on just three areas – increased hurricane damages, loss of tourism revenue, and infrastructure damages – that could cost the region US$10.7 billion by 2025. That is more than the combined GDP of OECS member states.
  4. These risks can be managed by taking ‘no regrets’ actions – development actions we must take in any event. So we must build our infrastructure to withstand more intense weather events, select crops that can withstand extreme conditions and climate-influenced opportunistic pests, and transform our planning frameworks to improve our resilience.
  5. Climate change is a fossil energy-related problem; fossil fuel consumption is a major driver of climate change. It also costs the region US$37 million of its foreign exchange earnings and further reduces the potential for economic growth. Employing renewable forms of energy will allow us to tackle two big problems: climate change and economic competitiveness.

CARICOM Climate Change Centre

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A look back at Oscar de la Renta’s greatest runway hits

iNews b Oscar de la RBy Véronique Hyland From New York Mag

Photo: Gerard Fouet/Getty Images

Oscar de la Renta, who died today at the age of 82, in many ways set the tone for American fashion, dressing everyone from First Ladies to movie stars. He quickly became a one-name wonder, and “I’m wearing Oscar” became synonymous with discerning taste and inspired countless paler imitators. From his early days designing in the 1960s, de la Renta always followed a feminine, dramatic blueprint. Whether it was the tiered polka-dot frock Pat Cleveland wore in his 1979 holiday show or the island-ready bandeau and skirt Gisele shimmied down the runway in back in 2000, his designs were unfailingly flirtatious, feminine, and sexy without being showy. Some of his trademarks included dramatic flamenco ruffles, bell sleeves, tropical prints, and boleros — often topped off with a dramatic hat.

Click through our slideshow (see link below) to look back at some of the designer’s signature moments from almost 50 years in the business.

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BCCI suspend future tours to Caribbean

From Trinidad Express

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended all bilateral cricket tours with West Indies and decided to “initiate legal proceedings” against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for abruptly cancelling its tour of India last week.

The tough stand by the BCCI, which has incurred heavy losses for the abandonment of the series, was taken by the BCCI’s Working Committee during an emergency meeting in Hyderabad yesterday.

The decisions were taken “unanimously” by the Working Committee members. “BCCI will initiate legal proceedings against West Indies Cricket Board due to the abrupt cancellation of this tour. All Bilateral tours between BCCI and WICB stand suspended,” BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said in a brief statement after the meeting.

India were expected to play five series against West Indies in the next eight years, including four visits to the Caribbean.

The BCCI release made no specific mention of any claim for damages but reports from India suggest that the BCCI suffered losses of up to US$65 million as a result of the pull out.

The West Indies were scheduled to play five ODIs, one T20I and three Tests but abandoned the tour after the fourth ODI last week. The tour was under threat from the players even before the first ODI when the players threatened to withdraw their services over a pay dispute between the players, their union—the West Indies Players Association—and the West Indies Cricket Board. West Indies players are disgruntled over a change in their Collective Bargaining Agreement with the WICB, which they claim results in a drastic reduction in their earnings.

While on tour, they lobbied their union for a change to the agreement, and also threatened to withdraw their services if no resolution was forthcoming. West Indies players eventually followed through with threats to quit the tour after the fourth one-day international in Dharamsala last Friday, with one more ODI, a Twenty20 and three tests remaining.

A BCCI statement yesterday stated: “The Members appreciated the gesture of Sri Lankan Cricket Board for having accepted our request to play 5 ODIs starting from 2nd of November 2014, at such a short notice,” the BCCI statement said. “This tour is in lieu of their scheduled tour to India next year which will be reciprocated by India touring Sri Lanka in months of July/August 2015,” the BCCI statement added.

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