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Cayman Islands: General Mills Flour Recall Expansion

July 1st, 2016

Foster’s Food Fair – IGA would like to announce that General Mills continues to collaborate with health officials to investigate a multistate outbreak of E. coli O121, and is expanding its recall of Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour to include flour made earlier in the fall that may still be in consumers’ pantries.

The recall is being expanded due to a newly-reported illness that appears to have stemmed from the consumption of raw dough or batter linked to flour produced last fall. Guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to warn that consumers should refrain from consuming any raw products made with flour. E. coli O121 is eliminated by heat through baking, frying, sautéing or boiling products made with flour. All surfaces, hands and utensils should be properly cleaned after contact with flour or dough.

Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

The recall affects the following retail flour products. It includes 8 SKUs (stock keeping units or UPC codes) of Gold Medal Flour, 1 SKU of Signature Kitchens Flour and 1 SKU of Gold Medal Wondra flour.

This voluntary recall includes the following products currently in stores or consumers’

13.5 ounce Gold Medal Wondra
Package UPC 000-16000-18980
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 23FEB2017KC, 24FEB2017KC

2 lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-10710
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 15MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC, 04JUN2017KC,
05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC, 12JUN2017KC, 13JUN2017KC, 14JUN2017KC

2lb Gold Medal Self-Rising Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-11710
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 09AUG2016KC, 10AUG2016KC, 16AUG2016KC,
17AUG2016KC, 06SEP2016KC, 07SEP2016KC

10lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-10410
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 16MAY2017KC through 20MAY2017KC, 05JUN2017KC

5lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-10610
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 15MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC

5lb Gold Medal Self Rising Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-11610
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 10AUG2016KC, 11AUG2016KC

4.25lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-12670
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 21MAY2017KC, 03JUN2017KC

5lb Gold Medal Unbleached Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-19610
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 19MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC, 11JUN2017KC,

10lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour- Banded Pack
Package UPC 000-16000-10650
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 15MAY2017KC

2lb Signature Kitchens All Purpose Flour Enriched Bleached
Package UPC 000-21130-53000
Recalled Better if Used by Dates BB MAY 27 2017

We encourage all customers who have purchased any affected product from any of our Foster’s Food Fair – IGA, Priced Right or Bay Market locations to check both the “Best By” dates and lot codes, and to return affected product for a full refund. Please discontinue consumption. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email
([email protected]) or by phone (345-945-3663).


Cayman Islands: Sunday (3) Trenching in George Town

George Town motorists are advised to drive with caution along Shedden Road (near Cricket Square) this Sunday, 3 July 2016, as trenching will be taking place between 7:00am and 6:00pm.

Please drive with care through the area that trench works will be occurring.


Cayman Islands: One week left to submit nominations for Proud of Them

The public has one week left to submit its nominations for the Proud of Them award scheme. Hosted by the Ministry of Youth and the National Youth Commission, the programme aims to recognise and celebration the outstanding work of the youth.

Youth ages 10 – 25 who are reaching new heights of achievement in academics, sports, their career, culture, business or community service can be nominated.

Twelve students will be chosen from the pool of nominees. Each recipient will be featured for a six month period on billboards across Grand Cayman.

Nominations close on Friday 8 July. Forms can be found online at

For more information about the Proud of Them award you can email [email protected], or visit the Facebook page

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Canada: Police investigating cause of Mississauga explosion, allow some residents to return home

ExplosionBy Divya Kishore From International Business Times

One woman was killed and several others sustained injuries in the blast that damaged 25 houses.

Police investigating the case of a home explosion that shook the entire Mississauga neighbourhood in Ontario, Canada on Tuesday (28 June) has asked some of the residents to return to their homes. One woman was killed and several others sustained injuries in the blast that damaged 25 houses.

A statement released by police on 29 June read: “As of this evening [Wednesday], officials working on site have deemed that some residents can now return to their homes as the perimeter has been further reduced.”

Chief of the fire department Tim Beckett said, “Our building inspector is going through to make sure the homes are stable then we have to reconnect gas to the homes and make sure we have the hydro hooked up.

“That will take us into tomorrow and then we will work on a systematic approach to return people back to their homes where we can.” However, he added that all the residents will not be allowed to return home for few more days.

“We are in the process right now of working with Peel police and staff from the building department and fire prevention division to ensure those residents get notified on that,” he added.

The cause of explosion that occurred on Hickory Drive shortly before 4.30pm is still not known. Jeff Minten, an Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) investigator, said that they are working with Peel Regional Police, but their investigations were not close to the reason of the blast.

“We are on the peripherals working our way in and we are trying to identify any fuel and any potential cause to this incident. That is going to take some time,” he said.

According to OFM, locals have found a few pieces of hand-written letters near the site of the explosion and they are investigation whether these pieces are related to the case. “We are still in the initial stages on that but we are pursuing that as well. At this point it is still too early to tell,” Police chief Jennifer Evans was quoted as saying.

IMAGE: An explosion that took place on Tuesday has damaged at least 25 houses and claimed live of a woman, while injuring several others (Representational image)AFP/ Getty Images

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PH hurdler Cray gets confirmation to race in Rio

CHIJvcnU0AEMD1N1By June Navarro From Philippine Daily Inquirer

IMAGE: Eric Cray. INQUIRER FIle Photo

Eric Shauwn Cray had broken his personal record many times over and remains on track for a potential Olympic medal performance.

The Filipino-American hurdler has been well rewarded for his efforts, finally getting the confirmation of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Thursday to race in the men’s 400m hurdles of the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics.

IAAF senior competitions manager Carlo de Angeli affirmed the participation of Southeast Asia’s fastest man in an e-mail sent to the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association, the local governing body for athletics.

“The (Olympic) standard for the men’s 400mH is 49.40 (seconds) and the athlete’s best result in the qualification period is 48.98s,’’ said De Angeli.

“This result is already in our database and on our website. The athlete is therefore qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games,’’ added the head of IAAF competitions department.

Cray, the 100m dash champion and 400m hurdles record-holder in the SEA Games, pocketed a silver medal in the recent IAAF World Challenge in Madrid, Spain after clocking 48.98 seconds that shattered his own national record of 49.07 in the Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Kawasaki, Japan two months ago.

The 27-year-old who was raised by a Filipino mother in San Antonio, Texas met the Olympic mark as early as middle of 2015 when the three-time All-American timed 49.12 in the Cayman Invite in Cayman Islands.

Since then, Cray erased his personal and national record twice in the Seiko Golden Grand Prix and IAAF World Challenge last week.

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issues vaccination advisory to customers

From Jamaica Gleaner

Caribbean Airlines is advising its customers to ensure they are informed about the vaccination requirements of the countries to which they are travelling.

Head of Corporate Communications, Dionne Ligoure says to ensure an uninterrupted travel experience, Caribbean Airlines is recommending that all persons intending to travel should ensure that their vaccinations are up to date.

Ligoure says persons travelling are advised to carry their International Immunization Card with proof of the Yellow Fever and other vaccinations when travelling to countries in the Caribbean, Latin America, African and Asia.

The advisory follows this week’s decision by Jamaican authorities to deny entry to nine people as they could not prove that they were vaccinated against the yellow fever virus.

Five of those persons had arrived on a Caribbean Airlines flight.

Following a recent rise in disease in parts of Africa and South and Central America, the Health Ministry said travellers from yellow fever-endemic countries and those currently experiencing active transmission should show proof of Yellow Fever vaccination.

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International Law in Brief
Caribbean Court of Justice Rules that Freedom of Movement is Guaranteed to Homosexual Nationals (June 10, 2016)

By Catherina Valenzuela-Bock From American Society of International Law

On June 10, 2016, the Caribbean Court of Justice ruled in Maurice Tomlinson v. the State of and the State of Trinidad and Tobago that homosexual CARICOM citizens enjoy full freedom of movement guaranteed under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC). According to the press release, Maurice Tomlinson, a citizen of Jamaica, had brought suit against and Trinidad and Tobago, alleging that the two states violated their obligations under the RTC “because their respective Immigration Acts contained provisions which sought to prohibit homosexuals from entering the two States.” The Court noted that ’s laws contain only a limited prohibition relating to the performance of sexual services, while Trinidad and Tobago’s laws, which contain a more broadly worded “category of prohibited persons” including “homosexuals,” did not apply this law against CARICOM nationals in practice. The Court further pointed out that Tomlinson had “entered both territories in the past without hassle and that the existence of the legislation has not caused him to suffer any prejudice.” It found that “homosexual CARICOM nationals have a right to freedom of movement essentially on the same terms as any other CARICOM national” and that “the State practice of both and Trinidad and Tobago is in keeping with that right.” Finally, the Court “cautioned that Member States should strive to ensure that national laws and administrative practices are consistent with the right of free movement of all CARICOM nationals,” and “emphasised that continuing inconsistency between administrative practices and the apparent meaning of legislation is an undesirable situation as the rule of law requires clarity and certainty.”

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Guyana police arrest man who attempts to rob bank in the name of ISIS

From Caribbean360

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Wednesday June 29, 2016 – A man is in police custody after he walked into the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry, declared he was a member of terrorist group ISIS and threatened to blow up the bank if he did not get GUY$10 million (US$48,995).

The incident occurred after 9:30 a.m. yesterday.

Kaieteur News quoted a police source as saying that the man went to a female supervisor and handed her note which stated: “ISIS: There is a bomb in this bag. Give us $10M or we will blow up this bank.”

The employee then shouted for security and guards in the bank apprehended the man.

When his bag was searched, only a knife and pieces of paper were found.

The man, who is believed to be mentally unstable, was handed over to police.

No one was hurt in the incident.

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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 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.

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.



Temporary Museum Closure

The National Museum will be closed Friday, July 1st 2016 to conduct its year-end inventory count. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to see you soon. We will reopen to the public Saturday, 2nd July 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM and be closed for the public holiday, Constitution Day, 4th July. We will reopen July 5th with normal business hours 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.


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

Mission Conference

The Good News Baptist Church at the entrance of Tropical Gardens will be hosting its mission conference from 29 June to 3 July at 7:30PM nightly.


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.

International Day

The First Assembly of God church will be celebrating its International Day event on Monday (4 Jul) from 3pm to 6pm on the church grounds at 195 Old Crewe Road. Admission is free. Call 916-0291 or 945-2182 for more information.


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

Culinary camp

The Youth Services Unit is hosting a culinary camp Tuesday — Friday (5 — 8 Jul). The camp will take place at the John Gray cooking classrooms between 9.00 a.m. — 2.00 p.m. for $80 per camper. Registration forms can be found online at


Wednesday 6th July is Cayman Islands Quiz Night
From CARE – Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts



Grand Mr. Ivan Lunch Truck/Canteen reunion

All students who attended the Cayman Islands High School between Sept 1973 and June 1987 are invited to a Grand Mr. Ivan Lunch Truck/Canteen reunion at the Turtle Farm on Saturday (9 Jul) from 3 — 11pm.


Good News Baptist Church Teen Rally

The Good News Baptist Church is holding a teen rally from July 10-14 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm each night.



Teen Summit

The Youth Services Unit is hosting a special Teen Summit Monday – Friday (11 — 15 Jul.) 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 can be found online at

Vacation Bible School

Red Bay Church of God Holiness will hold Vacation Bible School for ages 3-12 Monday — Friday (11- 15 July) from 6:30 – 9PM.

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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