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England out of Euro 16 : England 1-2 Iceland

_90134096_eng_gettyBy Phil McNulty From BBC

Iceland’s equaliser was scored two minutes after England took the lead

England suffered their worst humiliation since they were knocked out of the 1950 World Cup by USA in Brazil as Iceland shocked them in the last 16 of Euro 2016.

Manager Roy Hodgson will surely not survive the abject embarrassment of losing to a nation ranked 34th in the world – and with a population of just 330,000 – despite taking the lead through Wayne Rooney’s fourth-minute penalty.

Iceland equalised within a minute as England failed to deal with a trademark long throw and Ragnar Sigurdsson bundled home from close range.

England’s shameful performance was summed up by Iceland’s 18th-minute winner when goalkeeper Joe Hart was badly at fault – just as in the win over Wales – as he let Kolbeinn Sigthorsson’s shot through his hand.

Hodgson made changes as Iceland dug in, but the underdogs had as many chances as England before the final whistle blew on their Euro 2016 hopes and surely his four-year tenure as manager.

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Cayman Islands Reform of Fuels Markets Proposed

Copies of the document are available for reference in the lobby of the Government Administration Building; as well as the George Town Public Library (and at all district libraries by Wednesday).

Government is working to establish, for the first time, an oversight body for the local fuels market.

Public input is currently invited into the proposed reform of the fuels markets in the Cayman Islands. These issues are covered in the discussion paper, “The Regulation of the Fuel Markets in the Cayman Islands”, which is now available for review.

Specifically, the Government will incorporate the fuels markets under the responsibilities of a new regulatory agency which will come into effect later this year.

The discussion paper proposes a phased approach. First, amendments will be made to the Dangerous Substances Handling and Storage Law, requiring the industry to provide specific pricing and cost information.

These amendments were enacted last October.

Next, will be the enactment of a Fuels Markets Bill, which will allow the OCR to analyse data, assess retail prices and competition, and take necessary measures to promote fair competition.

“Price controls are a last resort but the Government will do whatever it takes”, said Minister responsible for infrastructure, Hon. Kurt Tibbetts.  Welcoming this milestone, he added that Cabinet has decided to establish the multi-sector agency – to be known as the “Office of Competition and Regulation” (OCR).

This regulatory body which will assume all responsibilities and functions of the existing Information Communications Technology Authority (ICTA), as well as those of the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), will also have the responsibility for the fuels markets guided by a Fuels Market Law.

The draft document is posted on the website of the Ministry of Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure (PLAHI).  www.plahi<http://www.plahi>  Printed copies are also available at the lobby of the Government Administration Building, and at public libraries.

“The scope is even a bit wider, as the OCR will also assume the economic regulatory responsibilities of the Water Authority Cayman (WAC), encompassing water production and supply, as well as wastewater collection and treatment,” added Minister Tibbetts.

He said that the OCR would have a critical function, by facilitating economic development and innovation in these sectors.  “The expectation is that it could become a major driver in facilitating the development of a new pillar in our economy,” added Mr. Tibbetts.

Consumer value and protection will be one of the primary considerations. As the local fuels markets (and its pricing mechanisms) are closely tied to economic activity, the OCR’s oversight of this sector will be critical.

The long-time background issues include Government’s objective of promoting competition, as well as transparency, within the fuel industry.  To facilitate this process, officials have been engaged for some months now in meetings with industry representatives.

Under this new plan, the Petroleum Inspectorate will be fully integrated into the OCR, which would assume responsibility for the functions of the Inspectorate. Government’s existing policies which relate to fuel imports will guide the new legislation. Some factors are economic efficiency, security of supply, public safety, and environmental sustainability.

OCR will take responsibility for ensuring the implementation of the policy. As the public discussion paper further outlines, the jurisdiction of the new OCR will include the transport, trade, and distribution (wholesale and retail) of all fuel products and importantly to advise Cabinet on the state of competition in the sector.

Members of the public are encouraged to review the discussion paper, and to submit their feedback by email [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> or, in writing to: “Fuel Markets Discussion Paper”, PLAHI Ministry Government Administration Building.

The deadline for public feedback is 15 July, 2016.


Cayman Islands DCI to close early on Wednesday (29)

The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI), including its Business Licensing Counter on the first floor of the Government Administration Building, will close from 3:00pm on Wednesday, 29 June, for a staff training event.

DCI’s main office will reopen on Thursday, 30 June at 8:30am, and the counter will reopen at 9:00am.

DCI staff apologise for any inconvenience the closure may cause. For more information please call 945-0943 or email [email protected]


CARIBBEAN UTILITIES (OTCMKTS:CUPUF) Short Interest Increased By 200%

By Donnie Powell — June 26, 2016 From The Post

The stock of CARIBBEAN UTILITIES (OTCMKTS:CUPUF) registered an increase of 200% in short interest. CUPUF’s total short interest was 300 shares in June as published by FINRA. Its up 200% from 100 shares, reported previously. With 500 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 1 days to cover their CUPUF’s short positions. The stock closed at $11.56 during the last session. It is down 8.54% since November 18, 2015 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.77% the S&P500.

Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd. is engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in its license area of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. The company has a market cap of $373.99 million. The Firm provides these services pursuant to a 2-year exclusive year transmission and distribution license and a 25 year non-exclusive Generation license with the Cayman Islands Government, which expires in April 2028 and November 2039, respectively. It has a 16.27 P/E ratio.

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Meaning of harmony

From Paul McGowan From PS Audio

A smile communicates feelings the same way as music: without words.

The things that speak louder than words: actions, expressions, harmonies, and dissonance phrases, are an unspoken vocabulary unto themselves.

My neighbor waved and smiled at me this morning—her message just as clear as the musical phrase in my headphones.

Two instruments playing in harmony communicates a message of cooperation and joy in the same dialect that can just as easily send waves of dread when they oppose each other. Yet no words have been spoken.

We tend to focus our attentions on the spoken word, ignoring those that do not speak the same tongue. But I would suggest a more universally understood form of communication can be found in the unspoken—language that knows no borders.

You don’t need to speak German to understand Beethoven.

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Grand Cayman: Major Roadworks Underway

Red Bay Summer Roadworks

Motorists, especially residents of the Prospect and Red Bay areas, should note that roadwork will continue in that area for the coming weeks of summer.

The National Roads Authority’s (NRA) phased plan will see the scale of work escalate once schools close in early July. Plans include a reconfiguration of the Red Bay roundabout as well as enhancements to the east-west arterial. Work in this area is to be completed before the end of August.

The NRA improvements will include widening the Red Bay roundabout to three lanes, which will accommodate the widening of the east-west arterial (between Dr Tomlinson Roundabout and the DMS/Grand Harbour roundabout) to three lanes in coming years.

NRA officials explain that, to improve road safety, the roundabout lanes will be re-surfaced so they slant inwards. Some of the traffic islands and sidewalks will be reconstructed to facilitate these roadway changes.

However, special allowances are being made to ensure the flow of traffic. When work is underway, one lane will remain open as usual, and the closed bypass lane will be re-routed to another road to maintain traffic capacity. Therefore, the work is not expected to result in major traffic diversions or holdups on the east-west bypass.

To further minimize the impact on motorists, most of this work will be done during off-peak times. The plan is to limit the amount of work during peak hours on weekdays (between 7am and 9am, and from 5pm to 7pm) and in so doing, avoid disruptions to drivers going to and from work.

Once the Red Bay roundabout is completed, only one direction of the main road will be worked on at a time. For instance, when work is being done to the east-bound lanes, one of the bypass lanes will be open for traffic as usual, but the other lane heading to the eastern districts will be diverted through the old section of Shamrock Road.

During this phase, west-bound traffic heading towards town should note that there will be no right-turns allowed from the Red Bay roundabout to access the Prospect or Red Bay areas, including the primary school.

To access the Red Bay Primary School and/or the Prospect area then, westbound traffic should use the Dr. Tolminson roundabout, and must then return the same way, since the Red Bay roundabout access to the highway will be closed.

Alternately, west-bound traffic may use the DMS roundabout, but they will have to return to the highway using the Dr. Tomlinson roundabout.

When the west-bound lanes are being worked on, one of the bypass lanes will be open for traffic as usual, but the other lane heading towards George Town will be diverted through Prospect Point Road.

When one west-bound lane is closed, west-bound motorists driving from the east (and who must access Red Bay Primary School or the Prospect area) may use the Dr.Tomlinson roundabout onto Shamrock Road; but, they must then return the same way, since the Red Bay roundabout access will be closed.

To ensure the safety of NRA workers as well as the general public, drivers and pedestrians are encouraged to remain aware of these temporary changes, and to drive with caution in the area. Road users are asked to also pay close attention to signage indicating any lane closures or diversions.



Landlord and Tenant Relationships

The Chamber of Commerce presents a course on Landlord and Tenant Relationships on Tuesday (28 Jun) from 9 — 11am. Register online at

Blow Out Book Sale

The Humane Society’s Blow Out Book Sale is Saturday (28 Jun) from 9 — 4pm at AL Thompson’s.


SME Workshop

The Chamber of Commerce presents a free SME Workshop on Hiring the Right Employee on Wednesday (29 Jun) from 530 — 730pm. Register online at


Cayman Islands student filmmakers to walk the Red Carpet

The Young Image Makers (YIM) Red Carpet Premiere will take place on Thursday 30 June at the Harquail Theatre at 7.00 p.m.

The event marks the close of the 2016 YIM programme which provided the eleven finalists the opportunity to sharpen their technical skills and explore their creativity through the art of filmmaking.

At the annual event, two students – one from the junior and senior categories – will win a summer movie camp experience at the New York Film Academy (NYFA) courtesy of the Department of Tourism (DoT). One additional NYFA movie camp prize is being awarded by DoT to the winner of the Cayman Through My Eyes Video Challenge, a special category in YIM this year. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will also be named and given a prize provided by Cathy Church’s Photo Center.

The premiere kick starts the second annual CayFilm Festival. It is free and open to the public with a semi-formal dress code. Additional support for YIM comes from the Department of Commerce and Investment.

For more information visit, or email [email protected]

National Arts & Culture Awards

CNCF is now accepting nominations for the National Arts & Culture Awards. Nomination forms can be found online at

NRA Road Works

Motorists and residents of the Prospect and Red Bay areas are advised that the National Roads Authority will be conducting roadworks at the Red Bay roundabout through June 30th.

Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s Summer Arts Camp

Registration is open for the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s Summer Arts Camp, taking place 11 — 19 August. The Camp is open to students ages 7 — 16. Registration forms can be found online at and are due by Thursday (30 Jun.)

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National Culture and Heritage Policy and Strategic Plan

Progress continues on the creation of the Cayman Islands’ first National Culture and Heritage Policy and Strategic Plan.

There is now a comprehensive survey designed to garner widest possible feedback from all individuals in the Cayman Islands, so that the public is given full access to contribute to this important policy.

The survey is designed to give the public the opportunity to have a voice in the information-gathering stage of the policy formation as well as to contribute to what will become the vision, values and potential objectives of the policy.

Members of the public can access the survey at: . The survey closes 30th June.

The findings of the survey will be used along with the reports from the six Focus Groups of the Steering Committee, to be compiled into a main situational analysis on culture and heritage in the islands, which will be submitted to the Ministry of Culture by the end of July. Survey results will be used to feed into the framework for the new policy and strategic plan, which is expected to roll out over a 10-year period, from 2017 to 2027.

Cayman Islands Cancer Society Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Cayman Islands Cancer Society will be held at the Chamber of Commerce Office in Governor’s Square on June 30th, at 730pm


Football Camp

The Annual Football Summer camp for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 16 years hosted by the Agape Family Worship Center on the first three Saturdays in July from 4 — 7pm. Call 949.2539 for more.


Boatswain Bay Presbyterian Church Graduation Service

The Boatswain Bay Presbyterian Church is hosting a graduation service on Sunday (3 Jul) at 7pm


Teen Challenge

Red Bay Church of God Holiness will hold a Teen Challenge under the theme Deep Sea Discovery for ages 13-19 Monday — Friday (4 — 8 Jul) from 6:30 – 9:30PM.

Launch Pad Enrichment Center Summer Camp

Launch Pad Enrichment Center Summer Camp kicks off next month for children between the ages of 4 and 11 from 730am to 530pm. For more information, call 945-1866.

Gun Bay United Church Food Stall

The Gun Bay United Church is hosting a food stall on Monday (4 Jul) at the Elliott Conolly Civic Center at 11am.

KRI Performing Arts School

KRI Performing Arts School is hosting a summer camp July 4th — 23rd for children between the ages of 5 and 14. For more information call 924.4098.


2016 Vacation Bible School — Tree House

The Church of God Chapel George Town invites all children between the ages 3 to 13 to attend their 2016 Vacation Bible School — “Tree House” — running July 5th through the 8th from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM nightly at the Family Life Center

Cayman Islands Chatterbox is collaborating with Cayman Theraplay to present our fun and therapeutic Superheroes Camp!

Unleash your superhero and have fun with movement, creativity, language and friendship skills!

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK, contact: [email protected]

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Registration Open for Cayman Islands Youth Services Unit Summer Series
Summer heats up as the Youth Services Unit opens registration for its Summer Series, featuring two summer camps.
A culinary camp will take place from 5 – 8 July. The camp will focus primarily on cake decorating techniques including fondant work and sugar craft. In addition students will make breaks, rolls, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, eclairs and donuts. The camp will end with a showcase using the theme of “CaymanKind”. Campers must have intermediate or advanced baking skills. The camp will take place at the John Gray cooking classrooms between 9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. for $80 per camper.
A special Teen Summit will take place from 11 – 15 July. The summit will promote personal development through interactive competitions, trivia, special outings and other activities. The summit will feature “Power Talks” with special guest speakers from the community. The summit will take place at the University College of the Cayman Islands between 8.30 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. for $50 per camper.
Registration forms for both camps can be found online at For more information call 943-1127 or email [email protected].


July Events at Camana Bay

Next month’s public holiday on Monday, 4 July will have a fireworks extravaganza not to be missed. Kids won’t be bored this summer with a variety of camps for all ages, outdoor movies shown under the stars every Tuesday and a summer splash party with prizes to be won. Grownups will enjoy summer savings as the shops mark down prices for one day only and ladies will have the chance to enjoy a ‘healthified’ three-course menu. Moviegoers are also in for a real treat as Regal Cinemas shows the ballet classic, One Man, Two Guvnors.

For more details on our summer festivities, camps and offers; visit

Here is a quick look at our summer camps:

6th Annual Multi-Sport Camp

5 through 8 July (Week 1), 11 through 15 July (Week 2) and

25 through 29 July (Week 3)


Camana Bay Sports Complex

Starfish Village Summer Camp

5 July through 25 August


Starfish Village

Shutterbugs Photography Camp

Mondays, 11 July through 15 August (Ages 8-11) and

Fridays, 15 July through 19 August (Ages 11-16)


Picture This Studios

Budding Chef Summer Camp

11 through 15 July


Bon Vivant

8th Annual Basketball Camp

18 through 22 July


The Arts & Recreation Centre

Here is a quick look at our special events:

End-of-School Kids Disco Party

Friday 1 July


Starfish Village

Tai Chi

Sunday 3 July


The Crescent

Moonlight & Movies

Tuesdays, July through August


Gardenia Court

Patriotic Festival

Monday 4 July


The Crescent

Summer Sidewalk Sale

Saturday 9 July


Town Centre

Abacus Restaurant Takeover with Nadine Dumas

Tuesday 12 July



The Bookends Club

Wednesday 13 July


Books & Books

Ross Tibbetts Book Signing

Friday 15 July


Books & Books

Culture at the Cinema: One Man, Two Guvnors

Saturday 16 July


Regal Cinemas


Wednesday 20 July


Books & Books

Summer Splash

Saturday 23 July


The Crescent


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