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Apostle 13 & the Disciple of Demons

Play with music & dance

FOUR performances only

Opens Thu Oct 22- Sat Oct 24 7:30pm & Sun Oct 25 3:00pm

St George’s Anglican Church Hall

Tickets $15 (A) $5 (C) [Discounts for groups 10 or more]

Tel: 949 5583 or 916 4594 or at the door

Apost;e 13 St G N1

 

 

RENT: The Musical
RENTOpened 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

See iNews Cayman review: “Rent The Musical is NOT Rogers and Hammerstein! But it’s Brilliant!!” at: http://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/rent-the-musical-is-not-rogers-and-hammerstein-but-its-brilliant/

 

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.

 

Public Consultation for Marine Parks

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.

 

AIMA – CAYMAN ISLANDS CHAPTER MEETING

Ron S. Geffner, Partner and Head of the Financial Services Practice will speak at the AIMA Cayman Chapter Meeting on US Regulatory Developments and the outlook for the US and Cayman investment funds industry on November 24th at 12:00 noon.

Speaker: Ron S. Geffner

Start Date: 11/24/2009

End Date: 11/24/2009

Location: The Wharf Restaurant, Cayman Islands

Associated: Ron S. Geffner

 

TUE SEP 29

Domestic Violence Intervention Training Programme

The Domestic Violence Intervention Training Program is offering a three day certificate course for front line professionals Tuesday — Thursday (29 Sept — 1 Oct) from 8:30am until 5pm at the Red Cross Building. Call 949.0006 for more information.

 

WED SEP 30

Pioneers in Agriculture nominations

30 September , 2015

The 2016 National Heroes Day Awards Pioneers in Agriculture nominations are now open. Forms are available at ministryofhealth.gov.ky.

Cineclub

National Gallery’s Cineclub is Wednesday (30 Sept) at 630. The feature film is High Noon.

 

THU OCT 1

EY’s Art for the Elderly for Cayman Brac

EY’s Art for the Elderly for Cayman Brac hosted by the National Gallery is Thursday (1 Oct) from 1130am until 12:30pm.

Extended Hours for Business Licensing Transactions

As of 1 October, the Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) will extend its Business Licensing Counter hours in Grand Cayman from 9am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. This will give an additional 3½ hours per week for persons to submit trade and business, liquor, tobacco, and Special Economic Zone licence applications.

The counter, formerly called the Trade and Business Licensing Counter, is located on the first floor in the Government Administration Building.

DCI’s main office and its Cayman Brac office will maintain their usual hours of 8:30am-5pm, Mondays-Fridays.

 

REDUCE RISK. ADD BUSINESS VALUE

Transforming your Risk Management Preparedness and Response Strategy into a Competitive Advantage.

ALM’s cyberSecure is a two-day event designed to unite business leaders and the entire risk management team. Keynote presentations, tracked sessions and hands-on workshops will provide attendees with powerful insights and essential connections necessary to implement a preparedness and response strategy that changes the conversation from financial risk to competitive advantage.

The event will kick off at 9:00 am on December 15 with an opening keynote presentation that will show you how to proactively monitor for, assess, and counter information security threats without going dark yourself. This opening keynote will prime you for the event by leading you through the landscape on:

How to safely pursue an offensive strategy

Examples from the health care and financial services industries

The latest ISP (Information Security Program) approaches and compliance initiatives

Upgrading of IT Systems and New Continuous Monitoring platforms in IT

Keynote Speakers:

Mauricio Paez Partner Jones Day

Bill Sieglein Founder CISO Executive Network

Visit the website to view the complete agenda. Take advantage of our early registration rates – Register by September 30 and save up to $400.

Website: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/135818/309496/?utm_source=LAWAALMEVENTSweb&utm_medium=300×100&utm_campaign=CS15

 

Nominations Sought for Pioneers of Cayman Islands Agriculture

Nominations continue to be encouraged throughout the month of September for the names of agriculture pioneers throughout the history of the Cayman Islands – up to the present time. The definition of agriculture used for this drive is the science and / or practice of farming, including the growing of crops, and the rearing of animals to provide food, fibre, and other products used to sustain and enhance human life.

Nomination forms may be downloaded from: www.ministryofhealth.gov.ky

There are five nomination categories for outstanding contributions to the development and/or delivery of agriculture in the Cayman Islands:

Early Pioneer – Anyone who has made a significant contribution before 1960 (may be alive or deceased).

Pioneer – A person who has made a significant contribution between 1960 and 2005 (may be alive or deceased). A commemorative insignia and certificate will be awarded.

Emerging Pioneer – Persons who have made significant contributions from 2005 to present. These persons will receive certificates, but will not receive a commemorative insignia.

Memorial Scroll – Any deceased persons who were leaders or notable contributors to the development and/or delivery of agriculture in the Cayman Islands. These persons will be recognised with certificates, but will not receive commemorative insignias.

Long Service Award – Persons (living) who may not necessarily have been a leader, but who have contributed for ten years or more. These people will be recognised with certificates, but will not receive commemorative insignias.

To submit the names of agriculture pioneers before the end of September, complete the forms which are available at post offices, the Government Administration Building, or online at: www.ministryofhealth.gov.ky

 

 

Cayman Islands Business Licensing Counter Offers Extended Hours

The Business Licensing Counter, formerly known as the Trade and Business Licensing Counter, will soon feature increased hours of operations to better serve the Cayman community.

As of 1 October, the counter on the first floor of the Government Administration Building will be open from 9am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. This will give an additional 3½ hours per week for persons to submit their trade and business, liquor, tobacco, and Special Economic Zone licence applications.

The counter falls under the remit of the Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI). Ryan Rajkumarsingh, the Director for DCI, said the change is being done to give clients more time to license their businesses.

‘We’re looking to make it as easy as possible for people to handle their trade and business licensing’, he said. ‘By extending our hours, we hope to encourage persons to meet their various licensing requirements’.

DCI’s main office and Cayman Brac office will maintain their usual hours of 8:30am-5pm, Mondays-Fridays.

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Cricket; WICB suspends Simmons for Sri Lanka

WICB Media Release.

St. JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board has learnt of the comments from Head Coach of the West Indies team Phil Simmons in the print and electronic media which appear to question the legitimacy of the selection process of the One-day International squad for the Tour of Sri Lanka.

As a result, the Management of the WICB has taken action to suspend the Head Coach, pending an investigation into the issue.

The Head Coach will not now travel with the team on the Tour of Sri Lanka.

In the meantime, the Management has advised that the coaching responsibilities of the Head Coach will pass to Eldine Baptiste, a member of the WICB Selection Panel, until the matter is cleared up.

Baptiste was already a member of the original tour party to Sri Lanka as the “selector-on-tour”.

 

Man tries to open airplane door at 30,000 feet, says he thought it was the bathroom

By Mary Beth Quirk From Consumerist

There aren’t many doors to choose from on an airplane, so if you don’t want to find yourself suddenly flying solo*, you better be darn sure you’re picking the right one. Easier said than done for one man who says he mistook the exit door for the bathroom on a recent flight.

The Telegraph reports the story of a man who says he was arrested and fined €600 for the incident on a KLM Airlines flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam. He says he was also told he’s been banned from flying on the airline for five years.

According to his side of the story, staff accused him of trying to open the jet door at 30,000 feet, which would be impossible to accomplish due to cabin pressure. He claims it was just his attempt to get to the lavatory.

When it was time to fly home, he says KLM staff refused him boarding and informed him that he was banned.

“The crew told me to stay in my seat and I was to be arrested when the plane landed,” he told the Telegraph. “I tried to explain it was a simple mistake. It was a misunderstanding. The police came and arrested me. They weren’t too friendly. They weren’t too friendly.”

He isn’t sure if he’ll face any further action, but insists he’d never try to open an exit door on purpose.

“I realize the danger of that sort of thing,” he added.

KLM told The Telegraph that a passenger had been handed over to authorities due to “his misbehavior” onboard.

*Again yes, we realize this is not possible due to physics.

For more: http://consumerist.com/2015/09/28/man-tries-to-open-airplane-door-at-30000-feet-says-he-thought-it-was-the-bathroom/

 

 

Porn studio keeps law firms busy

Critics say porn company Malibu Media is a “copyright troll” that uses mass litigation to extract settlements from Internet users, but the company is showing no signs of stopping. A Law360 report says the litigious studio and a handful of small firms have already filed more than 1,000 suits this year, putting Malibu on track to once again be the most prolific copyright plaintiff in the country.

SOURCE Law360

 

Law Schools Special Report: Staying sane, before and after graduation

From The National Law Journal

This week, we present a “how-to” for students and for lawyers starting their careers. Amid a tight job market and the high cost of legal education, entering the profession is not a decision to make lightly. But success, as you’ll read, is not just about getting good grades and nailing the interview. It’s about finding balance, enjoying the learning process and setting in motion a career that will cultivate a sense of purpose and professional fulfillment. It really is possible.

How to Clinch That ‘A’ and Not Lose Your Mind

Avoiding procrastination, staying organized, and balancing courses are keys to success.

Before Going to Law School, Live Your Life

Gaining experience prior to pursuing a Juris Doctor degree made a KPMG executive a better student.

‘Soft Skills’ Are What Make Good Lawyers Great

The vast majority of job candidates know the law. Those who shine know themselves even better.

Stressing Out in Law School Is a Matter of Choice

You can decide whether to merely survive the experience or thrive by refusing to “compare and despair.”

For more and download links: http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202738190490/Law-Schools-Special-Report-Staying-Sane-Before-and-After-Graduation#ixzz3n8Vy5z00

 

Guyana continues military mobilization against Venezuela aggression

By Jomo Paul, iNews Guyana from St Lucia News Online

INEWS GUYANA – The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is continuing with its mobilization of the armed forces in direct response to a show of force by the Venezuelan Army on the border it shares with Guyana.

Early Saturday morning (September 26), GDF Soldiers marched through the streets of Georgetown, with one camp coming from Providence on the East Bank of Demerara and the other from Plaisance on the East Coast of Demerara.

Similar mobilisation exercises also took place on the Linden Soesdyke Highway, Anna Regina and Berbice.

Guyana and Venezuela are currently embroiled in a bitter controversy after the neighbouring state recently made a claim of Guyana two-thirds of Guyana’s territory. The claimed area also includes the Stabroek Block in which ExxonMobil recently made a significant oil discovery.

Recently, the situation escalated with the presence of “extraordinary” amounts of troops on the Venezuelan side of the border. Additionally, Venezuela has also deployed naval vessels laden with high-powered weapons in the Cuyuni River.

Chief of Staff of the GDF, Brigadier Mark Phillips told the soldiers at Camp Ayangana this morning that they should stand ready to defend Guyana’s borders.

“We are ready to ensure that we have peace throughout Guyana. We are defending Guyana, we are defining aggression on our frontier because we want to have peace in our country,” said the Brigadier.

The Brigadier pointed out that Guyana’s President, David Granger is currently at a United Nations Summit and it is hoped that there will be a positive outcome as it relates to the Guyana/Venezuela issue.

“The whole of Guyana is looking at us…I urge you to remain fit and ready to defend Guyana. Remain alert to the threats against Guyana. We don’t want war, we want peace,” said Phillips.

Meanwhile, President Granger is expected to participate in a meeting with Venezuela’s Maduro on Sunday, September 27 in New York, which will be facilitated by the United Nations.

For more: http://www.stlucianewsonline.com/caribbean-guyana-continues-military-mobilization-against-venezuela-aggression/#sthash.hjd0uhOl.dpuf

 

Ford dealership bans another customer for imperfect survey responses

By Laura Northrup From Consumerist

Automakers demand nothing but perfection. No, no, not necessarily from their employees or their dealerships. They demand perfection from us consumers when we respond to surveys about the service at the dealership. It turns out that bad scores can cost dealerships and even individual salespeople a lot of money, and dealerships will ban bad survey-takers from doing business with them.

No, really. Consumerist reader Robert reports that he received an e-mail saying that he was “no longer welcome” at that dealership. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of this, and not even the first time we’ve heard about it from a Ford dealer. A dealer in a different part of the country sent one of our readers a similar e-mail a few years ago, wishing him “good luck with [his] future automotive transactions” but he wasn’t welcome back.

Robert says that he submitted an honest survey after a bad experience buying a Ford truck, and in the comments he explained that the bad rating was because his salesman lacked people skills. He received this e-mail when he contacted the dealership the following year about another possible purchase:

Since that survey actually cost myself and the dealership money from Ford, I will have to personally pass on your offer. I’ll go brush up on my people skills and I hope you find what you’re looking for in the future.

One dealership told a reader who was a service customer that giving bad survey grades meant that he was metaphorically tossing the dealership’s employees out on the street.

A salesperson at a luxury dealership explained that a bad survey score means that he loses at least $100 from his commission. You start to see why sales staff simply take the surveys themselves, or “fire” customers who are difficult to please.

For more: http://consumerist.com/2015/09/28/ford-dealership-bans-another-customer-for-imperfect-survey-responses/

 

CDB inspires Barbados’ youth to innovate, help transform local economy

barbados_national_youth_consultation_1 barbados_national_youth_consultation_2 barbados_national_youth_consultation_3From Caribbean Development Bank • News • CDB inspires Barbados’ youth to

On Wednesday, September 23, the Caribbean Development Bank, CDB, joined Barbados’ Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth for a consultation with more than 75 young people from the island’s schools and community organisations.

The National Youth Consultation is part of National Youth Week, a calendar of activities from September 20-26, 2015, designed to celebrate and empower youth.

Dr. Kari Grenade, Economist, CDB, was part of an expert panel handpicked for the event. The young people in attendance heard presentations from the group, which included Hon. Stephen Lashley, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, and had the opportunity to ask questions on the topics discussed.

Dr. Grenade’s presentation included insights on youth unemployment in the Caribbean, and suggestions for beating the odds in a Region where one in every four young people is jobless. She highlighted findings from Youth are the Future: The Imperative of Youth Employment for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean, a study which CDB commissioned.

“Joining the youth of Barbados for this consultation is an opportunity to share important findings from the study, which can provide valuable signposts to both policy makers, parents and young people,” said Dr. Grenade. “CDB works with countries to improve the delivery and quality of education, and we encourage initiatives that inspire youth to become more employable—to innovate and build skills, particularly in emerging, in-demand sectors,” she said.

In his remarks, Minister Lashley also addressed youth unemployment and solutions for tackling the issue as many Caribbean nations, including Barbados, seek to transform their local economies.

“As we continue to grapple with fiscal deficits, our young people have to be transformative,” he said. “The decisions you make today will be critically important as to what role you play in the sharing of wealth,” he told the young people, emphasizing that innovation and technology must be at the core of any national dialogue on youth.”

The National Youth Consultation was held under the theme, “Barbadian Youth: All Ah We Influencing Change,” at Radisson Aquatica Barbados.

IMAGES:

Members of the panel, left to right: Hillary Austin, Senior Youth Commissioner (Ag.); Hon. Stephen Lashley, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth; Juanita Brathwaite, Senior Psychologist, Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation; Cheryl Willoughby, Director, Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit; Dr. Kari Grenade, Economist, CDB.

Dr. Grenade presents Akelia Selman, a student at St. George Secondary School, with one of the giveaways CDB made available to attendees at the National Youth Consultation.

Dr. Grenade, Economist, CDB, during her presentation at the National Youth Consultation.

SOURCE: http://www.caribank.org/news/cdb-inspires-barbados-youth-to-innovate-help-transform-local-economy

 

Turtle Bay UK insults black people and Rastafari.

CPxdgPIWgAAuf_qFrom Lee Jasper Official Blog

I have been investigating the new Caribbean and Latin American Turtle Bay UK themed restaurant company, with a chain of eateries across the country. The company boasts hipster boutique interiors adorned with popular images of Caribbean and Latin American folk heroes serving a British take on a range of traditional dishes and a wide range of beach bum cocktails.

What I have discovered, with the help of on line blogger (@Lamzyco ShamelesslyCaribbean Stephen Entwistle and Ajith Jaya Wickrema, unsurprisingly none of these guys are Caribbean or Latin American.) is company whose level of cultural appropriation that is quite frankly jamaicastaggering and deeply offensive, Owned and run by two directors

Unbelievably, Turtle Bay UK has launched an incredibly offensive marketing campaign in which white customers are shaded up and given dreadlocks. Jamaican flags appear everywhere alongside pictures of Redstripe and Dominoes

Their recent promotional campaign #Rastafyme is a deeply insulting racist campaign of the worst order. These adverts bring to mind the Tar Baby soap adverts of the 1920’s or the crass racism of the 1970’s Love They Neighbor comedy’ series.

We are presented with a series of racist caricatures degrading black people and reducing the Rastafarian faith to sick marketing campaign is beyond turtlebelief.

If their disgusting media campaign wasn’t enough, one look at their social media accounts depicts a company with virtually no Black or Latin staff.

And then to add insult to injury as recently reported in the Independent newspaper waiters at the chain are forced to pay the company between 3% -4.4% This ‘ tipping policy’ in effect forces employees to pay the company for the privilege of working for them. All this in surrounded in the revolutionary ambience of Bob Marley and Che Guevara.

An anonymous Turtle Bay waiter told The Guardian about a time recently when: “The tips didn’t cover 3 per cent of the sales I’d made, and by the end of the night I had to get £20 out of my pocket and give it to my manager.”

With five venues in London and many more across the country many located in traditionally black neighborhoods, this company is set to open its latest bar in Brixton South London.

I have contacted the company asking them for their workforce diversity profile I am keen to know how many Black and Latino workers and managers do the employ and what their supply chain looks like.

The gentrification of Brixton and other ethnic areas of London continue apace and this represents its most insidious and insulting aspect. Co-option of our culture, the degradation of Rastafarianism and could have the effect of forcing locally owned Caribbean and Latin food shops out of business.

These businesses support local community events, employ local people and invest in local communities, often helping out with funerals, youth education projects and cultural festivals.

For more: http://leejasper.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/turtle-bay-uk-insults-black-people-and.html

 

 

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