October 20, 2020

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iNews briefs1Cabinet receives report from ICTA regulator

Kurt Tibbetts, Minister for Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure, ordered a report into the circumstances surrounding the alleged manipulation by the Information and Technology Authority (ICTA) to the recruitment process in two posts.

One of these posts concerned a work permit holder who was given the job before deadlines on adverts running in the local and international press.

The release of the report that has been in the hands of the Cabinet, we understand, since Tuesday (5) has not been released to the public.

Register now for diabetes public education courses

The Health Service Authority’s Public Health Department’s diabetes public education course, for diabetics and their families Take Control: Manage Your Diabetes will take place on Wednesday November 27 and Thursday November 28th 2013, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.  The short course will held in the Women’s Health/Public Health building at the Cayman Islands Hospital. To register your participation, please contact Ms. Marcia McDonald at 244-2648 as soon as possible.  Light refreshments will be served. Registration ends Monday November 25, 2013.

Department of Agriculture hosts Goat Series

The Department of Agriculture will be hosting a Goat workshop Series for all local livestock farmers on island. The sessions will take place in the upstairs pavilion at the Grounds in Lower Valley, on Thursday 14 November, 2013, Thursday 21 November, and Saturday 23 November. Registration for the series will close on Tuesday, 12 November 2013. For more information please contact Tiffany Scott at 947-3090 or [email protected]

See also today’s story in iNews Cayman “Last Chance to Register for Goats Workshops”.

Prisoner files petition for end of mandatory life sentences

Tareek Ricketts (22) who was recently convicted of the murder of Jackson Rainford in December 2012, has filed a legal application that if successful would end mandatory life sentences in the Cayman Islands for those convicted of murder.

Ricketts had been given a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Ricketts is seeking an order from the court that section 182 of the penal code is incompatible with article 3 of the bill of rights and therefore his sentence is unlawful. Section 182 calls for mandatory life sentence.

The Human Rights Commission have indicated mandatory life sentences are unlikely to survive now in the Cayman islands because of the passing of the country’s Bill of Rights.

If Ricketts succeeds with his petition judges presiding over a sentencing hearing following a guilty verdict in a murder case will be able to indicate the number of years a convicted killer would serve before he is eligible for parole.

Hillhouse Capital Management discloses new stake in Qunar Cayman Islands

From Insider Monkey

In a new filing with the SEC, Lei Zhang’s Beijing-based hedge fund, Hillhouse Capital Management, disclosed adding Qunar Cayman Islands Ltd (NASDAQ:QUNR) to its equity portfolio. The fund holds around 15.86 million class B shares, which represent 29.7% of class. Qunar, the company that operates the Chinese travel site Qunar.com, went public last week.

See iNews Cayman related stories at: https://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/deutsche-bank-appointed-as-depositary-bank-for-qunar-cayman/

And https://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/qunar-shares-nearly-double-in-1st-day-of-trading/

No support from Caribbean governments for writers

“In the Caribbean you’re more like to wake up one day in summer and find it snowing than find a writer or poet who believes that the way to get ahead in the book trade and the literary field is to look to the governments for support.” (Tony Williams, Caribbean Book Blog)

Grand Cayman chickenGrand Cayman chicken digitally altered

Submitted by mobooksnart From bubblenews

I started using this technique back in 2004- People loved it- I haven’t done it at all in a long time. This one is called ” Digitally Altered Chicken” lol i love that – Anyway the photo was taken in Grand Cayman on the beach the day of my daughters wedding in 2011. The photos I took of the stuff on the islands we visited have been sitting there not doing anything.. So, today I played with chickens… Lets see what I do after dinner…

peace out bubblews! xoxo Mo

From: http://www.bubblews.com/news/1531325-grand-cayman-chicken-digitally-altered



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