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iNews briefs1Canadian resident here pleads Not Guilty to $2M theft from boyfriend

Michelle Bouchard (52), who was charged with stealing more than $2M plus purchasing a four-carat diamond ring worth over $200,000 by use of credit card without owner’s authorization, has pleaded “Not Guilty”.

Bouchard, a Canadian National, has 12 counts of theft against her plus other charges from James Handford between June 2010 and September 2012.

It is understood she was in a relationship with Bouchard.

Bouchard will face trial in August of this year.

Our Story of Art | Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion with Chris Mann, Debbie van der Bol, and Wray Banker hosted by Natalie Urquhart. Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 6:00 PM in the Dart Auditorium. This panel of special guests from the Cayman Islands art community discuss their own artistic journeys in relation to the wider developing art scene in the Cayman Islands.

Refreshments served. Admission is free. Donations welcome.

About the Exhibition
Our Story of Art is an exhibition that celebrates the development of fine art in the Cayman Islands. Works from over 50 artists have been drawn together from public and private collections and is accompanied by text that anchors our artistic development within the wider history of modern Cayman. This is the first fully comprehensive exhibition of Cayman’s art history to be hosted by the National Gallery. Our Story of Art runs until 13 February 2013. For more information on the exhibition go to:

Inquiry to be launched into Cayman aircraft emergency

An inquiry that will involve experts from aircraft manufacturer Boeing is to be launched into the problem with a Cayman Airways jet on its way to Cayman Brac that developed a problem and had to return to Grand Cayman.

Flight KX105 from Grand Cayman to the Brac on December 28th 2013 had a problem with one of the aircraft’s flight control systems that was identified as a loose or snapped control cable that stopped the left side aileron* from being used.

Although emergency crews were on standby at the airport the plane landed safely.

*From Wikipedia: An aileron (French for ‘little wing’) is a hinged flight control surface usually attached to the trailing edge of each wing of a fixed-wing aircraft. Ailerons are used in pairs to control the aircraft in roll, or movement around the aircraft’s longitudinal axis, which normally results in a change in heading due to the tilting of the lift vector.

President’s Cup Semifinals – Draw

The 2013-14 President’s Cup Semifinals’ draw will take place at the CONCACAF Office, Admiral Financial Center, 90 Fort Street, 5th Floor, George Town on Wednesday, 22 January, 12:30pm.

Bodden Town SC, Elite SC, George Town SC, Sunset FC are qualified for the semifinals and must be represented by a player and a staff member at the draw.

Jasani‚ Ng named partners at Ogier in Cayman‚ BVI

By Phil Halliday, From International Adviser

Ogier has awarded partnership status to two of its lawyers in the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands.

Shameer Jasani was named a partner in the firm’s Cayman Islands corporate and funds team, while Ray Ng was made partner and head of litigation for BVI and Asia.

Jasani joined Ogier in 2007 from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Taylor Wessing in London, with a degree from Cambridge University. He specialises in investment funds, including hedge funds, funds of funds and private equity funds. He advises investment managers on their structuring, formation and operational requirements as well as acquisitions and joint ventures.

Ng was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1987, and practised in London until he joined Ogier BVI in 2010. His specialities are in commercial, company, insolvency and trust law.

The Ogier Group was originally founded in the Channel Islands, and now provides international legal services and trust, company and fund administration across the globe, employing a workforce of around 850.

Jurisdictions in which it has a presence include Bahrain, the BVI, Cayman, Dublin, the Channel Islands, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Shanghai and Tokyo.

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Canadian pilot, cargo handler found dead in Trans Guyana plane wreckage

From Caribbean360

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Monday January 20, 2014, CMC – The pilot of the ill-fated Trans Guyana Cessna Caravan, Blake Slater, was found dead among the wreckage of the aircraft as search teams Monday reached the area where the plane had been spotted on Sunday.

They said that the sole passenger, cargo handler, Dwayne Jacobs, had also been found dead.

The 13-seater Cessna Caravan with registration number 8R-GHS disappeared mid-morning (local time) on Saturday, with officials indicating that the last contact with the pilot was “Mayday” call which was transmitted to another aircraft within the area at the time.

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said that the wreckage had been spotted on Sunday, but the site was not accessible by helicopter and “the densely forested terrain has made access to the site a lengthy process”

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