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RENTRENT: The Musical

Opened Thursday September 10th, 2015

Runs to October 3rd, 2015

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Doors open at 6:30 PM for Happy Hour

try our special Tom Collins cocktail!

at The Prospect Playhouse

Do not miss out on the musical event of the year!

No Day but Today!

Click here for tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rent-the-musical-all-ticket-prices-in-us-tickets-17993960420?aff=ehomecard

 

Dr. Moody September 2015

Gordon Solomon Art

You are invited you to attend the opening evening of

Doctor Moody: Frames of Mind

A new series of work by Gordon Solomon

Cayman islands national Gallery DART Auditorium

www.gordonsolomon.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oknWyXVUGc&feature=youtu.be

 

Please join the Cayman Jewish Community for the following programmes:

Sunday September 27th

6:30 pm Sukkot Under the Stars

Tuesday, September 29th

4:00pm Sukkot Children’s Party

Monday, October 26th

Mark Halawa: From Kuwait to Jerusalem

Wednesday, December 9th

4:00 pm Pardes Rock Chanukah Concert

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

Jerusalem Uncovered: Rabbi Avraham Stolik

 

8th Annual CISPA Gala “Back to the Future-Celebrating 45 years of excellence”

Date: 10/10/2015

Time: 6:30 PM

Ritz Carlton Seven Mile Beach

Phone: 749 3360

Register

Event Description: The 8th Annual CISPA Gala “Back to the Future-Celebrating 45 years of excellence” is a time to celebrate Caymanians who recently attained their professional accounting designations as well as a chance to celebrate the past and look to the future

Directions: The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman

 

Annual Meals on Wheels Dress Down Day

SAVE THE DATE

Dress Down Day Friday, 20th November, 2015

Help feed our Seniors we believe no-one in Cayman should go hungry.

Individuals can help by purchasing an orange ribbon for $5.00 or a tee shirt for $15.00 and wearing them on Dress Down Day, we are encouraging companies to match employee donations.

For more information or to sign up to participate please feel free to contact us via email at [email protected] or via telephone at 949-3905.

 

CARE announces Cayman Islands 5th Annual Paws for wine

Sat Sept 26th Ristorante Pappagallo

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Lions Club of Tropical Gardens Brenda Tibbetts-Lund Memorial 5K Walk/Run5K

Sunday October 3, 2015 in North Side at 6am

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Public Consultation Meetings Begin for Marine Parks

Public meetings on the proposed Enhanced Marine Parks System are being held this month in all districts on Grand Cayman. The schedule is as follows:

*         West Bay: John A. Cumber Primary School Hall, Tuesday, 15 September, at 7pm

*         George Town: Town Hall, Wednesday, 16 September, at 7pm.

*         Bodden Town Primary School Hall on Wednesday, 23 September, at 7pm

*         North Side Civic Centre on Thursday, 24 September, from 8pm

*         East End Civic Centre serves on Monday, 21 September, at 8pm

Details of meetings for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman will be announced soon.

For more information of the proposed Enhanced Marine Parks System, visit http://www.doe.ky/marine/marine-parks-review/.

To submit an opinion about the proposals, email [email protected]

General queries can be directed to [email protected]

The deadline for submissions is Friday, 4 December.

 

Grand Court Jurors Report Date Changed

The Grand Court jury report date has been changed.

For Grand Court Jurors who are in the 1 July – 6 October 2015 session, the report date has been changed to Monday, 21st September 2015 at 9:45 a.m.

Please call the Jury Information line at 945-5072 for the most up to date information.

 

TUE SEP 15

Public Consultation Meetings Begin for Marine Parks

Public meetings on the proposed Enhanced Marine Parks System are being held this month in all districts on Grand Cayman. The schedule is as follows:

West Bay: John A. Cumber Primary School Hall, Tuesday, 15 September, at 7pm

Seafarers Social

Cayman Islands Seafarers Association will be having their social on September 15 2015 at 7:00PM. at the Seafarer’s Hall. 11 Victory Ave. Prospect, entertainment will be provided by Bunny Myles.” Cayman Islands Seafarers Assoc. 947 7378

Email: [email protected]

Sustainable Sister Islands Community Underwater Clean Up

Join the GREEN Team Sustainable Sister Islands Community Underwater Clean Up on Tuesday (15 Sept) at 11am.

 

WED SEP 16

Public Meeting to Discuss Trade and Business Licensing Law

A public meeting on the new Trade and Business Licensing Law is being held at 6pm on Wednesday, 16 September, on the first floor conference room of the Government Administration Building. Light refreshments will be served.

Details of next month’s meetings, which will include Cayman Brac, will be announced soon.

For more information, visit www.dci.gov.ky or email [email protected]

Public Consultation Meetings Begin for Marine Parks

Public meetings on the proposed Enhanced Marine Parks System are being held this month in all districts on Grand Cayman. The schedule is as follows:

George Town: Town Hall, Wednesday, 16 September, at 7pm.

National Workforce Development Agency in Brac

The National Workforce Development Agency will be in Cayman Brac the 16th — 18th of September. They will be available at the DLP Office on Creek Road on Wednesday (16 Sept) from 9am until 5, on Thursday from 9 until 5 and on Friday from 9am until 4pm. They will be hosting a Communication Skills workshop on Thursday from 2pm until 3pm. To register, email [email protected]

Cayman Islands Small Business Association

The Cayman Islands Small Business Association annual general meeting is Wednesday (16 Sept) at 530pm.

NWDA in North Side

The National Workforce Development Agency is hosting a meeting at North Side Library on Wednesday (16 Sept) at 10am.

Cineclub

16 September , 2015

National Gallery’s Cineclub is Wednesday (16 Sept) at 630. The feature film is Red River

 

CARIBBEAN: 12-year-old school boy hangs self

iNews B oottam1By Kaieteur News From St Lucia Online

A 12- year- old Form One student of the Corentyne Comprehensive High School tied his school belt around his neck and hanged himself from atop a double- bunk bed shortly after 3:00 pm yesterday.

Shankar Kumar Oottam of Lot 177 Miss Pheobe, Port Mourant, Berbice, Guyana arrived from school around 3:00pm and was viewing a movie, during which his sister, Urmilla offered him some soft- drinks in a cup.

According to his mother, Rohini Singh, Oottam did not seem pleased with the amount of drink he had in his cup and “swell up his mouth” and left for upstairs.

“I tell his sister to go upstairs and tell him to bring his clothes to wash,” Singh recalled.

But on arriving upstairs in his bedroom, the boy’s sister discovered him hanging from his bed with his leather belt around his neck.

“I went and pulled out the leather,” Singh said while breaking down in tears.

A small part of her thought her boy was still alive so she started to “rub up he hands and feet”.

“Me call for he and he na wake up,” she stated.

She then rushed him to the Port Mourant Hospital but the doctor told her he had already died.

The mother noted that Oottam is a very good boy. “He never give me problem and me never get any complaints,” she noted.

The dead boy leaves to mourn his father, Roopnarine Oottam, brothers Utesh and Omardatt, and sister Urmilla.

For more: http://www.stlucianewsonline.com/caribbean-12-year-old-school-boy-hangs-self/#sthash.anjvVcoJ.dpuf

 

As of September 2015, the Cayman country code domain has been made available for global registration.

From Web Solutions

KY Domain Available for Registration to Non-Cayman Islands Residents

Anyone in the world can now register a .KY domain name without restrictions on a first come, first served basis. In the past, domain names under the .KY extension were available only to Cayman residents. However, the Cayman Domain Authority have opened it to international community much like Montenegro’s .ME or Colombian .CO domains. Due to their attractiveness and flexibility of use, those national domains are often used as generic domains and are referred to as Generic country code Top Level Domains (GccTLDs).

The global launch of the .KY domain was announced in March 2015, giving local residents and businesses an exclusive six-month period to confirm whether or not they wished to keep their previously registered domain names. The .KY domain names that were not renewed or confirmed before September were to be removed from the Registry.

 

If you wish to take advantage of the newly available domain, register your chosen .KY domain name now, before it is taken. If you need assistance or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

.KY regulations summary:

Applicant must be based on Cayman Islands

Pricing and requirements for .KY domains, Cayman Islands:

1 Year registration: USD 95.00

Local company required: YES

Local contact person required: YES

Registration time frame: 14 day(s)

Trustee service fee (if required): USD 0.00

 

Cuba to pardon 3,500 prisoners ahead of Pope Francis’ visit

iNews b Screen Shot 2015-09-12 at 8.48.38 AMBy Patrick Oppmann, CNN

Pope Francis arrives Saturday in Cuba for a three-day visit before traveling to U.S. “It’s a humanitarian gesture,” cardinal says of Cuba’s release of 3,522 prisoners

(CNN) Cuba will free 3,522 prisoners ahead of Pope Francis’ visit next week to the Caribbean island, the Cuban government announced Friday.

“It’s a humanitarian gesture; we have received many letters,” Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino told CNN in an interview.

The Catholic Church in Cuba gathered requests from prisoners’ families and submitted them to Cuban government officials to be considered for a mass pardon to mark the visit by the Pope, who arrives in Saturday in Cuba for a three-day visit before traveling to the United States.

“It’s due to the many years spent in prison, good behavior, declining state of health or family difficulties. These are the factors that are always considered and not the type of crimes,” Ortega said

In a statement published in the Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma, the government said the prisoners would be released in the next 72 hours and included minors, people over the age of 60, prisoners in poor health and foreigners who would be repatriated to their home countries.

The Cuban government pardoned 299 prisoners before a 1998 visit by Pope John Paul II and 2,900 prisoners before the 2012 visit by Pope Benedict XVI.

The government said in its statement that no one who had committed crimes against state security, considered to be political prisoners by international human rights groups, would be released.

The statement also said prisoners convicted of murder, homicide, rape, sexual abuse of children, drug trafficking or the illegal killing of state-owned cattle were ineligible for pardons.

For more: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/11/americas/cuba-prisoners-pardon/

 

CONCACAF Statement

“We are continuing to work with CONMEBOL, the US Soccer Federation and all other stakeholders on hosting the Copa America Centenario tournament in the United States. CONCACAF is committed to continue working with all parties to address the operational, format and financial issues relating to the tournament in order to ensure greater transparency to this event. We are hopeful that the meeting on Thursday in Mexico City will lead to progress on these issues.”

 

2015 Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report: The labyrinth: how can Latin America and the Caribbean navigate the global economy

From IDB

Author Powell, Andrew

Date: Mar 2015

The 2015 Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report argues that the region is in the midst of a labyrinth and must navigate several global and domestic obstacles -including lower commodity prices and new types of financial risks- to ensure strong and sustainable growth. The report suggests that many countries must make fiscal adjustments to avoid higher debt without compromising the significant social gains of recent years, and details both the types and speed of policies that may be adopted. The report urges each country to fashion its own specific response based on its particular circumstances and further enhance productivity to attain higher, long-term growth.

To download the report: https://publications.iadb.org/handle/11319/6850?locale-attribute=en#sthash.soLlJ6Bd.dpuf

 

Attorney-General Gerrit Van De Burg on working visit in the Caribbean

From Curacao Chronicle

WILLEMSTAD, PHILIPSBURG – Gerrit van de Burg, member of the Dutch ‘College van Procureurs-Generaal’ and Steven Burgmeijer, ‘concerndirecteur’ of the Public Prosecutors Office in the Netherlands were this week on a working visit in the Caribbean.

The visit started last Sunday on Sint Maarten and lasts until Friday. During the week they also visited Curaçao, Bonaire and Aruba.

The agenda included the fight against transnational subversive crime (ondermijnendecriminaliteit). The delegation has spoken about the project to combat the subversive crime in Sint Maarten the most adequate and effective way. Discussions were also held on all islands on the legal aspects and staffing period for the OM staff from the Netherlands working in the Caribbean.

The delegation was received in Sint Maarten by Attorney General Guus Schram. In Sint Maarten, Curaçao and Bonaire meetings were held with each Chief Public Prosecutor and all expatriate staff from the Netherlands working in the Caribbean.

The delegation will visit Friday the new location of the Public Prosecutors Office on the Waaigat in Curaçao. This new location for the OM Curaçao will soon open its doors.

Thursday the delegation will be on Aruba where talks will be held with the Attorney General and the Chief Public Prosecutor from Aruba.

For more: http://curacaochronicle.com/judicial/attorney-general-gerrit-van-de-burg-on-working-visit-in-the-caribbean/

 

Conergy and NEXTracker launch the Latin America and Caribbean Solar Alliance

Solar Businesses Forge Latin American Alliance to Further Solar Industry Growth in the Region

September 10, 2015

Today (9/10), Conergy, one of the largest and most experienced downstream solar companies operating globally, and NEXTracker, the world’s fastest-growing solar tracking company, launched the Latin America and Caribbean Solar Alliance (LACSA). The alliance’s mission is to spur initiatives among solar industry professionals doing business in Latin America and the Caribbean and present a unified voice to advance solar industry goals. LACSA members have deep roots in Latin America and strong government ties; the coalition aims to initiate and support policies that further solar deployment.

“This alliance is launching right when it is truly needed,” said Senior Solar Analyst Adam James of GTM Research. “Latin America has had triple-digit growth rates for the last three years, with expected compounded annual growth rates doubling Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America out to 2020.”

LACSA will spearhead four main activities: sponsoring ongoing Latin America-focused solar events across the globe; underscoring practical knowledge from Latin America experts at solar industry conferences; facilitating online knowledge and content sharing forums; and conducting education and advocacy.

“LACSA will be a terrific springboard for all of us doing business in Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Marco Garcia, Chief Commercial Officer of NEXTracker. “This is an extraordinary time for solar growth in Latin America; the PV pipeline is huge. LACSA will enable us to be proactive – collaborating to sow the seeds for solar to flourish in the region. We look forward to active industry participation that’ll ring broader PV deployment to fruition.”

“Latin America’s solar market is poised for rapid growth and sophistication,” said Andrew de Pass, CEO of Conergy. “After winning 60MW in Brazil’s large auction last month, Conergy has received lots of inquiries within the industry. We’re excited for this timely launch and to be at the forefront of fostering industry collaboration with NEXTracker.

LACSA has a nine-person board that will direct, organize and promote ongoing initiatives, as well as determine clear goals for the solar industry to spearhead in the Latin America and Caribbean region – that spur greater PV deployment.

The first LACSA event took place at InterSolar North America in July of 2015, drawing more than 80 solar professionals for networking and a panel discussion by solar industry leaders with decades of experience in the region. The video recapping the event is being unveiled today and can be viewed here.

The second LACSA panel event will take place at SPI 2015, with Adam James of Greentech Media as moderator, at the Industry Trends booth on Tuesday, September 15 from 1-2pm at Solar Power International in Anaheim, CA. All solar professionals and journalists and are invited to register and attend.

 

Facebook fires back on bikini app suit

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By Marisa Kendall, From The Recorder

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc. and its lawyers at Perkins Coie are attempting to stamp out a suit that accuses the social networking site of wrongfully blocking an app developer’s access to users’ photos.

The Pikinis app allows users to search friends’ Facebook pictures for shots of women in bikinis. The app’s developer, Six4Three, sued Facebook in April claiming a decision to revoke third-party access to photos destroyed its business model.

In a demurrer filed Tuesday in the San Mateo case, Facebook argues it never promised to give app developers permanent, unfettered access to its platform. Facebook provided a year’s notice before pulling the plug in April on the photos features of its “free developer platform,” Seattle partner James McCullagh and Silicon Valley-based counsel Julie Schwartz wrote.

“Facebook made clear in its policies that it may update its platform from time to time,” the lawyers wrote. “There is no dispute that Facebook complied with the applicable notice provisions in this case.”

Facebook announced last year it would stop granting third-party access to Facebook photos, a move intended to address privacy concerns. It’s not clear the Pikinis app was particularly successful even before the disruption. According to the suit, approximately 5,000 copies were sold.

Six4Three is represented by Criterion Law in Palo Alto and Birnbaum & Godkin in Boston.

For more: http://www.therecorder.com/id=1202736912797/Facebook-Fires-Back-on-Bikini-App-Suit#ixzz3lRk0MazX

 

US Governor vetoes drone bill

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By Cheryl Miller, From The Recorder

Photo by Henrique Boney, via Wikimedia Commons

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday night vetoed legislation restricting drone flight over private property, saying the provisions would open the door to litigation.

SB 142, backed by an eclectic mix of interests, including the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse and the American Chemistry Council, would have barred unpiloted aerial vehicles from flying up to 350 feet over someone’s property without his or her permission. The bill’s author, Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, said the legislation was a tool to set trespass rules for the fast-growing drone industry.

In his veto message, Brown acknowledged that the new technology raised “novel issues that merit careful consideration.”

“This bill, however, while well-intentioned, could expose the occasional hobbyist and the FAA-approved commercial user alike to burdensome litigation and new causes of action,” the governor wrote. “Before we go down that path, let’s look at this more carefully.”

The veto is a victory for tech lobby TechNet, whose members include Seattle-based Amazon.com, which has publicly floated the idea of using drones to deliver goods to customers.

“SB 142 would have created an arbitrary, statutory property right that would have encouraged litigation, limited effectiveness and efficiency and created uncertainty and complications for a burgeoning industry without advancing significant policy objectives,” TechNet general counsel John Doherty said in a prepared statement.

Jackson said she was disappointed by the veto.

“Obviously, the public wants some action on this issue,” she wrote on her Facebook page. “I hope to continue this discussion and continue working on this issue next year.”

Another, narrower bill, AB 856, would bar drones from flying over private property without the owner’s permission to take photos or record sounds. The bill, not opposed by the tech industry, is awaiting action by the governor.

For more: http://www.therecorder.com/id=1202736918835/Governor-Vetoes-Drone-Bill#ixzz3lRmO4OWY

 

Caribbean Public Services Association throws it support behind Jason Hayward

IMAGE: Thomas Letang, General Secretary, CPSA Photo courtesy www.news.dm

The Caribbean Public Services Association extends to the Bermuda Public Services Union, one of our 17 affiliates categorical support regarding its position against the legal action imposed on it and its President, Brother Jason Hayward by Government of Bermuda.

In today’s world, any progressive Government with the interest of the masses at heart should be committed to forging alliances with workers’ representatives body. Such a Government, where major differences exist, would explore means that has the effect of reducing contention and confrontation between employees and the political electorate. They could choose an approach that would improve dialogue and reduce rancor.

The CPSA is confident that any existing disagreement between the Government of Bermuda and the BPSU can be amicably resolved without having to resort to the courts.

We appeal to the Government of Bermuda to rethink its position and consider an approach that would preserve the best interest of all parties since the entire public service can be compromised by its current action.

Thomas Letang

General Secretary, Caribbean Public Services Association

 

Arke cancels planned Eindhoven

By JL From Airline Route

Dutch carrier Arke has cancelled planned long-haul operation from Eindhoven to the Caribbean, due to begin from November 2015. This comes after the court ruling and concerns from local authorities concern on possible “major drugs-related safety risks” to the region.

The airline previously planned to operate the following service, once a week.

For more: http://airlineroute.net/2015/09/11/or-ein-w15update2/

 

US Coast Guard repatriates 52 Cuban migrants

iNews b migrants_interdicted3From Caribbean News Now

IMAGE: A small boat crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore interdicts a group of Cuban migrants south of Key West, Florida, September 6, 2015. The 17 migrants were safely removed from their vessel and repatriated September 9, 2015

MIAMI, USA — The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell repatriated 52 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Wednesday.

Earlier this week, the Coast Guard also repatriated 64 Cuban migrants.

This repatriation is a result of four separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These events were Cubans attempting to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels commonly referred to as “rustics” or “chugs.” In these instances, the Coast Guard not only helped secure the US border, but they also prevented these perilous sea voyages from ending in tragedy.

The Margaret Norvell, along with numerous other Coast Guard patrol boats and aircraft, aggressively patrol the Florida Straits to detect and deter illegal and unsafe maritime migration. Safety of life at sea is always the Coast Guard’s top priority.

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention.

“Coast Guard missions and operations in the Southeast remain unchanged. The Coast Guard strongly discourages attempts to illegally enter the country by taking to the sea,” said Capt. Mark Gordon, Coast Guard 7th District chief of response enforcement. “These trips are incredibly dangerous.”

For more: http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/headline-US-Coast-Guard-repatriates-52-Cuban-migrants-27558.html

 

Election Observer Mission issues Final Report on 2015 BVI General Election

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region has issued its final report on the 2015 General Election held in the Virgin Island on June 8, 2015.

The report provides an overview of the 2015 General Election with sections on the Election Observer Mission, Advance Polling Day, Election Day, the counting of votes, complaints and appeals and participation of women and youth during the process.

It also speaks to the Virgin Islands legal framework, election administration in the Territory, candidate and voter registration, the campaign process and the media. It ends with a list of eight recommendations.

Honourable Steve Rodan, Speaker of the House of Keys, Isle of Man and Head of the Mission stated in the preliminary report and again in the final report that the Mission believes that the Virgin Islands 2015 General Election was genuine, vibrant and competitive.

“The Election met key international standards, providing the voters an opportunity to cast their votes in secret and express their will in a transparent, peaceful and orderly manner,” he said.

The Election Observer Mission commended the voters for their enthusiasm and commitment to the democratic process which was evident in the high voter turnout. They praised the Supervisor of Elections and election officials who were professional in carrying out their functions meticulously and impartially.

They however stated that improvements were needed to streamline the cumbersome voting and counting procedures as well as to address the deficiencies in the regulatory framework, particularly in relation to the registration of political parties and campaign financing.

In the final report, eight recommendations were made. The Election Observer Mission recommended the Introduction of Fixed-Term Parliaments which would fix the timing of the Elections. A second recommendation was made for the introduction of a Code of Conduct to be signed by candidates. This would allow for a respectful and clean issues-based campaign.

A third recommendation was for the creation of a permanent independent Elections Commission which would provide democratic oversight of the Office of the Supervisor of Elections, adding a further layer of public accountability. It would also provide clarity over the complaints process and address security requirements pertaining to the sealing and storing of ballot boxes.

With regard to the Legal Framework, recommendations were made to consolidate the various statues into a single piece of legislation and to amend it to include the establishment, registration and regulation of political parties. The Introduction of finance regulations was recommended to provide guidelines and limits by individuals and businesses when contributing to a candidate or party’s political campaign.

Other recommendations were made on party and candidate advertising, the voting process, the closing of the polls and the counting process.

The Election Observer Mission is independent in its composition, findings and conclusions, adhering to the ‘Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation’, signed at the United Nations in 2005.

 

Pink cat incident steps up inspection on pet stalls

iNews b A_52B6e0lamF_2015-08-29_1440880062thumbnail_picFrom DT News

Manama

A recent raid conducted in pet stalls in Isa Town Market to inspect the way animals are treated served as a minor victory for the many animal rights activists in Kingdom.

Inspections were upgraded after the picture of a cat dyed in pink colour circulated on social media. Outrage over the ill-treatment of animals sold at Isa Town Market has been ongoing for some time now. And when Bilal Aslam saw a cat being kept in unhygienic conditions, he took a photo of it and uploaded it on different animal welfare pages on Facebook.

“The place is crammed and covered in faeces and the cat was in a horrific state. It looked as if it was going to die as there was no food or water anywhere near it”, he told DT News.

Similarly, concerned individuals regularly share posts of the animals, in hope of seeing a change. Last week, a picture of an ill white cat, caught the attention of BSPCA member Cheryl Nielson.

She decided to go there and give food and water to the animals. However, she was in for a shock when she saw that the cat was dyed in pink colour to attract buyers and to hide its illness.

“The stall owner was apparently ignorant of the fact that animals are sensitive to the chemicals in colour dyes,” she said.

Impacting change and hope

Following this incident, she, along with BSPCA Chairman Mahmood Al Faraj, conducted a thorough inspection and instructed vendors to follow the terms of the animal welfare law. They rescued the pink cat, which is now under the care of BSPCA.

“This is a result of the hard work of many animal rights activists. I can’t thank Mahmood enough for his efforts. He, myself, the consulate and police will be going again next weekend to make sure the vendors are following the laws,” Cheryl told DT News.

She added the BSPCA Chairman has asked the landowner of the souq to clean the property and air-condition it.

Cheryl has also invited volunteers to accompany her during the weekly inspections. Interested persons can contact her on [email protected]

For more: http://www.dt.bh/viewNews.php?ppId=5153&TYPE=Posts&pid=21&MNU=2&SUB

 

Nine illegal immigrants apprehended in Abaco

From B aha Islands Info

“ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS – ABACO”

Police in Abaco have in their custody nine illegal immigrants.

Reports are that on Friday 11th September 2015 shortly before 1:00am, Officers of the Sandy Point Police Station, acting on information, went to an area near the Sandy Point Dock and apprehended nine illegal immigrants namely; eight males and one female. Further reports indicated that they had illegally landed via a boat earlier that night.

Investigations are continuing in this matter.

Crime Prevention Tip:

The Royal Bahamas Police Force would like to remind you to be vigilant in the protection of your vehicle and the items that you keep inside them. Criminals look for an easy target… is your vehicle an easy target?

For more: http://www.bahamaislandsinfo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21983:nine-illegal-immigrants-apprehended-in-abaco&catid=92:police-reports&Itemid=211

 

Applications now open for The GraceKennedy Jamaican birthright programme

From South Florida Caribbean News

KINGSTON, Jamaica – After reviving its popular Jamaican Birthright programme in 2015, GraceKennedy has announced that applications for the 2016 period are now open. The aim of the programme is to expose second and third generation Jamaican university students to a diversified Jamaican experience through music, social activities and professional tutelage through internships at GraceKennedy.

“The programme this year was a huge success. Our 2015 Birthright interns had an unforgettable and rewarding experience,” said Executive Director of the GraceKennedy Foundation, Caroline Mahfood, who has oversight for the project. She continued, “With the help of our partners Sandals, Digicel and the Jamaica Tourist Board, the interns not only experienced the professional aspect of Jamaica but also the rich cultural heritage, from cuisine to music, sports and more. They really got the chance to get up close and personal with Jamaica.”

2015 Birthright Interns, Janae Bell, a freshman at Harvard University, Kira Starks, a graduate of the University of Baltimore, Jamila Turner Dell’Acqua, a graduate of the University of East London, and Ukpong Etang, a junior at Concordia University in Montreal, received an all-expenses paid, five week trip to Jamaica to participate in the programme. They all expressed appreciation for having had the opportunity. According to Janae, “I really developed a love and appreciation for Jamaica on this trip. I was able to experience the life and culture as a resident rather than a tourist. The GK Birthright Programme is one I recommend all students of Jamaican heritage take part in.”

The GraceKennedy Foundation is ensuring that students have that chance. Applications are open to second and third generation Jamaicans (of Jamaican parentage or grand parentage) between the ages 18 – 25 years, who have not lived in Jamaica for more than six months, and who are seeking an opportunity to learn and explore their Jamaican heritage. They must be pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate degree and must have a Grade ‘B’ average or higher.   Applications will be accepted online from September 7 to November 30, 2015, after which four persons – two from the United States, one from the United Kingdom and one from Canada – will be chosen to participate in the Birthright Programme for 2016.   GraceKennedy Limited will host the four university students from July 2 to August 6, 2016, giving them hands-on experience in their chosen career fields.

Application forms are available online at www.gracekennedy.com. For further information, email [email protected] or call 1-876 932-3541.

For more: http://sflcn.com/applications-now-open-for-the-gracekennedy-jamaican-birthright-programme/

 

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