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iNews briefs1Cayman woman steals over $400,000 and offer made by brother to pay back $44,000

Patricia Glasgow although admitting stealing US$437,300 from an offshore trust over a three year period from a client when she worked at Bodden Corporate Services Ltd., claims she has no money now and where it has all gone is uncertain.

The only certain amount left was $75,000 that Glasgow had paid into her brother’s bank account on the eve of her arrest without his knowledge.

The brother, through his attorney, said he was willing to pay $30,000 immediately and a further $14,000 in three months.

A compensation order had been made against Glasgow but the brother made the offer “because it was the right thing to do.”

Glasgow’s attorney urged Judge Charles Quin to accept the offer.

Justice Quin adjourned the hearing until 27 March, when he said he would deliver his sentencing decision.

Breast cancer walk in Cayman Islands raises $5,000

The fourth annual Light Up the Night fundraising walk held to bring awareness to the issue of breast cancer in Cayman and to educate the public about the work being done by the Breast Cancer Foundation, raised $5,000 last Saturday (15).

The walk lit up the skies on the Seven Mile Beach where approx. 200 persons took part in the one mile jaunt.

Development of draft policy for micro, small and medium enterprises

From Caribbean Export Development Agency

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Sector (MSME) is a critical pillar of economic development within the Caribbean Community as they contribute more than seventy per cent (70%) of GDP in some CARICOM Member States and they often employ more people than large businesses across the Region.

Over many years there have been numerous initiatives for MSME Development, both at the national level and at the regional level and in many instances the Region has received support from international donors.

The general objective of this consultancy is the development of a Draft Regional MSME Policy which is intended to facilitate the growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Sector by creating conditions to improve their productive capacity, competitiveness, profitability and by extension increased sustainable business opportunities as well as employment opportunities throughout the Caribbean Community.

Interested persons should download and read the full terms of reference and submit a detailed proposal that outlines an understanding of the scope of work, approach to be taken, examples of a similar nature, financial proposal and qualifications or experience to Christopher McNair at [email protected] and Leela Ramoutar at  [email protected] (CARICOM Secretariat).

All submissions must be received before April 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm EST

For more: http://www.carib-export.com/2014/03/consultancy-development-of-a-draft-policy-for-micro-small-and-medium-enterprises/

Consular officer from USA to visit Cayman Brac

A consular officer from the United States embassy in Jamaica will visit Cayman Brac on Friday to meet with U.S. citizens living on the Sister Islands.

The officer will assist with passport applications, notarial needs, documenting citizenship of children born abroad to U.S. citizen parents, and other issues. An announcement detailing the consular officer’s visit pointed out that there are fees connected with these services.

Anyone who wants to make an appointment to speak with the consular officer can email [email protected].

Children of Cayman woman missing for 3 years receive help from employees at Water Authority

Anna Evans (37) has been missing now for 3 years after her disappearance after last being seen at the George Town landfill where she worked as director of wagons.

Her 5 children live with a guardian as their father was deported.

Employees at Cayman Water Authority have made a donation to the children comprising various gift certificates from their Christmas charity project.

Jamaica’s Shaggy to headline Antigua Sailing Week concert

From Caribbean360:

The Grammy award-winning artiste will share top billing with Antigua’s Tian Winter at the international show at Shirley Heights Lookout on April 29.

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Wednesday March 19, 2014 – Grammy award-winning Jamaican hit-maker Shaggy will headline an international concert at Shirley Heights Lookout as one of the featured party events during Antigua Sailing Week.

Shaggy will share top billing with Antigua’s Tian Winter at the show, to be staged on Tuesday April 29 under the sponsorship of Antigua’s English Harbour 5 Year Old Rum.

According to Caribbean Sales Manager of Antigua Distillery Calbert Francis:  “We wanted to select an act that would appeal to the broad cross section of visitors as well as the Antiguan party crowd, and Shaggy definitely fits the bill.

“And of course the combination of Rum and Reggae is one which we know the sailors love,” he added.

Commenting on the concert, Commercial Director of Antigua Sailing Week Alison Sly-Adams said:  “I’m delighted that English Harbour Rum is increasing its support of Antigua Sailing Week and hosting such a fantastic party.

“Over the last few years we have worked together to develop the parties at Antigua Sailing Week, and the vision of the management of Antigua Distillery Ltd., has continued to help shape our direction.  We thank them for their huge support and look forward to making the Antigua Sailing Week 2014 parties the best yet.”

Inaugurated in 1968, Antigua Sailing Week is said to be the major event that drives year-round awareness of Antigua and Barbuda as the premier yachting destination in the Caribbean.

This year’s edition runs from April 26 to May 2 and features the eagerly anticipated Guadeloupe to Antigua race.

For more: http://www.caribbean360.com/index.php/entertainment/1107300.html?utm_source=Caribbean360+Newsletters&utm_campaign=18a87a3710-Vol_9_Issue_056_News3_19_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_350247989a-18a87a3710-39393477#ixzz2wQzJEIL8

Cayman’s jury panel has limits

The current jury panel for the trial of Raziel Jeffers was exhausted after challenges from the Crown and Defence resulting in only 11 persons being selected.

The final twelfth juror had to be selected from the April jury panel after two challenges were made to that one.

Because of the limited number of jurors qualified to serve in the Cayman Islands this is not the first time it has happened.

There have been discussions on widening the jury pool beyond the electoral role that forms the primary basis of those qualified to serve as jurors.

Caribbean Writer, Cover Art, Submissions, UVI, University of the Virgin Islands, Caribbean, literary, anthology

The Caribbean Writer, an international, literary anthology published by the University of the Virgin Islands is soliciting colorful, eye-catching, Caribbean artwork for the cover of its next issue – Volume 28. This issue of the journal will be dedicated to time, place and memories. Artists who want to have their artwork considered for use should submit electronic files in vertical format as TIF or JPEG files, with a resolution of 300 dpi or greater.

Black and white art (line drawings, sketches, block prints, etc.) is also needed for use inside the 300-page publication. Vertical format is also preferred for these submissions, in TIF or JPEG format, with resolution of 300 dpi or greater. Please include all necessary contact information and a brief biographical note with art submissions and email to [email protected]

The deadline for artwork submission is April 30, 2014. For more information please send e-mail to [email protected] Previously selected cover artwork of “The Caribbean Writer” can be viewed at www.thecaribbeanwriter.org

Caymanians arrested in Jamaica after plane lands illegally

Two Caymanian nationals have been arrested in Jamaica for immigration offences after the men are believed to have landed on the neighbouring island illegally. At least one of the two men is also charged with local offences for which he is currently on bail.

Dominica health authorities issue warning against sex enhancement drug

From Caribbean360

ROSEAU, Dominica, Wednesday March 19, 2014, CMC – Health authorities Tuesday warned Dominicans to refrain from using a sexual enhancement drug being sold on various websites because it may result in heart failure.

The Ministry of Health said that the US-based Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had also issued a statement about the drug, “Weekend Warrior”.

It said consumers should not buy the drug.

“FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Weekend Warrior contains thiosildenafil, a substance structurally similar to the active ingredient in the FDA approved prescription drug Viagra, used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED),” the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

“This undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels,” the statement said, adding that possible negative side effects of Weekend Warrior may include dizziness, fainting and even heart attack or stroke.

It warned that men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease are to be on the lookout since they often take nitrates.

“The Ministry of Health is therefore advising the general public to take the necessary measures and stop using this product immediately, and throw it away.

“Persons who have experienced any negative side effects should consult their health care provider or the nearest Health Centre as soon as possible,” the Ministry of Health added.

For more: http://www.caribbean360.com/index.php/news/dominica_news/1107303.html?utm_source=Caribbean360+Newsletters&utm_campaign=18a87a3710-Vol_9_Issue_056_News3_19_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_350247989a-18a87a3710-39393477#ixzz2wQzoouAh

US law enforcement officers believed to be in Cayman following Merren arrest

Following the arrest of prominent Caymanian, Bryce Gilroy Merren, who is currently detained at the Guaynabo jail in Puerto Rico facing drug trafficking and money laundering charges in relation to a conspiracy to smuggle some 3,000 kilos of cocaine, it is believed US law enforcement officers are in Grand Cayman.

No information is being given out by the Royal Cayman islands Police Service who said in a curt statement on Monday (17) all, “queries should be directed to the substantive investigative agency, which is not the RCIPS.”

Queries to the “substantive investigative agency” have proved fruitless.

New track at Cayman’s Sports Complex cost government $20,000 even though under warranty

Mondo International the manufacturer of the track at the Cayman Islands Truman Bodden Sports Complex had to replace the red surface because of defects under warranty.

However, it still cost the government $20,000 due to the track being closed because some of Cayman’s athletes receive government funding and had to travel to the USA so they could train to qualify for this year’s CAC and Commonwealth Games.

Also government had to cover the cost of importing equipment to Cayman and to pay laborers during the renovation.

Cayman officials going to CFU Championship

Four officials from the Cayman Islands will be working at the 2014 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship

They are:

Cayman at CFU Club Championship Group 3

Mark Campbell — Match Commissioner

Alfredo Whittaker — Referee Assessor

Christophel Stewart — Referee

Dwayne Ebanks — Assistant Referee

Cayman National Gallery invites members to National Gallery of Jamaica preview

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands in partnership with The National Gallery of Jamaica is inviting its members to a special preview of Jamaican Art 1960’s and 70’s on Friday 21st March 6pm-8pm.

Following this on Saturday 22nd March there will be a Special Lecture with Dr. Verle Poupeye Director of the National Gallery of Jamaica.

Both events take place at the Cayman Islands National Gallery. Please see attachment for more details.

NG

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