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Cayman Islands police release on two stolen vehicles Thu 10th August ’17

Stolen Kia Sorento , 10 August

Just after 7.15pm, yesterday 10 August, an imperial bronze Kia Sorento was reported stolen from the Owen Roberts International Airport parking lot. The vehicle left had been parked sometime after 5AM and it appears that the vehicle was taken just before 7:15AM.

A picture of the actual vehicle is attached.

MAKE:                  KIA

MODEL:                SORENTO

YEAR:                    2016

PLATE :                 T5391

Stolen Yamaha Motorcycle, 10 August

Just after 11:20am, yesterday 10 August, police responded to a report of  a stolen motorcycle on Aurora Drive, West Bay. The motorcycle was last seen at 8:45AM that morning at a residence on Aurora Drive, but was missing by 10:45AM.

The bike is a blue, black and white Yamaha XT225 with registration plates 115215. A picture of the actual bike is attached.

YEAR:                    2006

MAKE:                  YAMAHA

MODEL:                XT225

PLATE:                  1152145

Anyone with information regarding these vehicles is asked to call 9-1-1 or the George Town Police Station at949-4222.  Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777or via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online at the link:https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=681

 

US: Woman, man found fatally shot in likely domestic killing, cops say [Caymanian is confirmed as man]

By Doug Phillips From Sun Sentinel

Two people were found dead early Thursday as the result of an apparent murder-suicide, Pembroke Pines police said.

Shani Bennette, 39, and Ronald Bennette, 38, were found inside a vehicle on the 1100 block of Southwest 110 Avenue shortly after 12:30 a.m., according to Sgt. Darryl Curtiss.

Police went to the location after getting a 911 call.

Both people were dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

“This is an ongoing investigation in its preliminary stages and at present appears to be domestic-related,” Curtiss said.

The relationship between Shani Bennette and Ronald Bennette was not disclosed.

Police have declined to release further information about the case.

For more: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/pembroke-pines/fl-sb-pembroke-pines-two-dead-20170810-story.html

UPDATE: We can now confirm the man is a Caymanian. CBS Miami have said Bennette worked for Spirit Airlines. He and his wife had a young child.

 

Two Germans killed climbing Mont Blanc in French Alps

From BBC

IMAGE: Mont Blanc, file picImage copyright REUTERS

Image caption Mont Blanc is one of the most challenging climbing areas in the Alps

Two German climbers froze to death while attempting one of the peaks of Mont Blanc in the French Alps and rescuers have recovered their bodies.

The two men in their 40s went missing on Tuesday as they climbed the 4,248-metre (13,937ft) Mont Blanc du Tacul.

The weather is thought to have worsened suddenly. Reports say they had taken the difficult “Devil’s Ridge” route.

Mont Blanc, with 11 peaks above 4,000m, is Western Europe’s highest range, and a challenging area for climbers.

For more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40885321

 

Cayman Islands: Pre-launch of JDCA

From Jamaica Observer

The Jamaican Consulate in the Cayman Islands, under the auspices of Honorary Consul Dr Joseph Marzouca, hosted a reception for the pre-launch of the Jamaica Diaspora Cayman Association (JDCA) at the Luca Restaurant.

The event, which was sponsored by JN Cayman, was welcomed with enthusiasm by the many Jamaicans in attendance. Guest speaker for the evening was chief executive officer for the Jamaica National Group, Earl Jarrett.

Jarrett who is the chairman of the Jamaica diaspora Foundation, provided an overview of the contributions of the Jamaican diaspora and the opportunities that exist between the countries.

The pre-launch was intended to bring interest and awareness to the Jamaica Diaspora Cayman Association. The group will provide a support network for the more than 16,000 Jamaicans and Jamaican-Caymanians who call the three-island chain home, according to Elaine Harris of the Jamaican Consulate.

For more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/business-observer/_107094?profile=1056&template=MobileArticle

 

13 Charges of Fraud Related Offences against Cayman woman

From RCIPS

A 29year old woman of West Bay has been charged with fraud-related offences linked to an allegedly stolen credit card belonging to an estranged partner and subsequently fraudulently used in restaurants and retail establishments in Grand Cayman to make purchases to a value of USD$1977.99, with further attempts made to a value of USD$1248.80.

An investigation by the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit led to the woman being arrested and charged on ten (10 counts) of Obtaining Property by Deception and three (3) counts of Attempting to Obtain Properties by Deception. The woman has been bailed to attend summary court on 15 August.

 

Cayman Islands Fire Service Recruitment Training

Please be advised that new recruits with the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) are conducting exercises at the training grounds behind Owen Roberts International Airport.

The exercises are causing large clouds of smoke to rise in the sky, but please do not be alarmed as these are controlled burns and part of the recruitment training.

CIFS recruits will continue the exercises for the next three weeks.

 

ICMI launches Caribbean Division

From ITCM

The Liming set to Capture Caribbean Market

Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI), the team behind some of Scotland’s best known luxury hotels, is swapping glens and lochs for sun and sea to launch a new hotel management company in the Caribbean – The Liming.

ICMI’s MD Norbert Lieder, Chairman Dr Chai and sales and marketing expert John Green have joined forces with landowner and developer Jonathan Milne of FM Group and Bequia-based businessman Kelly Glass of K-Group, who have each been named Entrepreneur of the Year in their relevant regions by Ernst and Young in recent years.

The Liming will bring ICMI’s award-winning track record of managing some of Europe’s best and most unique small luxury hotels, including Inverlochy Castle and Cromlix, to the Caribbean.

The Liming expects to announce exciting plans across the Caribbean in the coming weeks and months.

Norbert Lieder, who spent five years managing hotels in St Lucia and St Kitts, said: “We have a track record of developing and managing profitable hotels which are known for exemplar service and attention to detail. While there are a number of great hotels across the Caribbean we believe there is a real gap in the market for a new concept of relaxation with no gimmicks or distractions – just a fabulous product and the best service on offer.

“Our intention is to replicate our success in Scotland, where we now manage 14 properties, across the Caribbean islands.”

The Liming is now available for Caribbean hotel and resort owners looking to improve profitability. Investment opportunities will also be considered.

For more on this story go to: https://www.incentivetravel.co.uk/news/hotel/40911-icmi-launches-caribbean-division

 

T&T’s Kumar finishes 4th in Hoerman Cup [Cayman Islands finish third]

From Trinidad Express

T&T disappoint at Caribbean Golf Champs

SACHIN KUMAR further enhanced his growing reputation as the country’s leading amateur, finishing fourth in the Hoerman Cup when the 61st edition of the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships ended in the Dominican Republic on Friday.

The performances of the talented teenager and the more experienced Talin Rajendranath (10th), both Florida-based, lifted Trinidad and Tobago to fifth in the final eight-team standings.

However, T&T’s overall performance in the four-day championships, played on The Links at Casa de Campo course, might best be described as disappointing. Several others finished down the Hoerman Cup field while Ysabelle Lawrence’s placing just inside the top ten was the best of the T&T women, who finished third of seven teams in the George Teale Memorial Trophy competition.

The Dominican Republic (DR) claimed the Hoerman Cup team title with Puerto Rico second, followed by the Cayman islands, the Bahamas and T&T. Puerto Rico’s Jeronimo Esteve tied with Juan Campusano of the host nation (DR) atop the leaderboard on 282 (-2) while the DR’s Juan Jose Guerra was third on 286 (+2), just one stroke above Kumar.

For more: http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20170805/sports/kumar-finishes-4th-in-hoerman-cup

 

Five killed as vehicle plunges over precipice in Dominica

From Caribbean News Service

ROSEAU, Dominica, Aug 06 2017 – Five people were killed when a car plunged down a precipice and into the sea to the north of here early Sunday.

The police report that the accident happened along the road between the villages of Pennville and Vielle Case.

So far one body has been recovered and the Coast Guard has been helping in the search and recovery exercise.

The authorities have not yet released the names of the deceased.

For more: https://caribbeannewsservice.com/now/five-killed-as-vehicle-plunges-over-precipice-in-dominica/

 

Cayman Islands coach found guilty of misuse of an ICT Network

Former Track Coach Ato Stephens was found guilty on charges of Misuse of an ICT Network.

Stephens sent inappropriate messages between him and a 14 year old girl, during which Stephens asked for and received in excess of 20 topless and semi-nude pictures.

He was, however, found not guilty on two counts of indecent assault on a minor and one count of gross indecency.

The judge could find insufficient evidence for a conviction.

Stephens received 18 months in prison with deportation at the conclusion of his sentence.

 

 

Honda Civic stolen from Cayman Islands Bayshore Mall parking lot sometime Thu, 3 August

Thursday (3) police received a report of a vehicle stolen from the parking lot of the Bayshore Mall near the George Town waterfront. The car was last seen at about 8AM when the owner parked it, and discovered missing around 8PM. The details of the car are as follows:

Make: Honda

Model: Civic

Year: 1995

Registration Number: 95 551

Colour: Blue

Photos of Actual Honda Civic Stolen is attached

Anyone with information is encouraged to call George Town Police Station at 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online at the link: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=681

 

Audio sound critical room dimensions

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio

“When approaching room construction, treatment, and/or setup, where does the balance lie between maintaining a “live” room and flat frequency response? How do you achieve that balance? And, are there measurements and measurement tools for getting there?”

Great question. Room dimensions and treatment are some of the most critical aspects of good sound reproduction I know of. And, the problem is, of course, most of us cannot control the room in which we place our sound systems. For the lucky few who can build the room of their dreams, there are some dimensional tools available.

Opinions vary on the ideal room dimensions but the one we used was a modification of what’s commonly known as the Golden Ratio, first made known by the ancient Greeks. The classic Golden Ratio is 1 x 1.6 x 2.56 (Height, Width, Length). In this simple formula, you first take the ceiling height and multiply it times the first ratio (1.6) to calculate room width. Next, take the ceiling height and multiply it by the second ratio, to get room length. So, for example, if the ceiling is 8 feet high, the room width becomes 12.8′ (8 x 1.6) and the room length would then be 20.48′ (8 x 2.56).

In Music Room One we employed a more modern ratio system favored by recording engineers. That ratio is 0.6 x 1 x 1.62, which gave our most important listening space dimensions of 9′ high, 15′ wide, 24′ long

This more modern version of the Golden Ratio gives a pretty smooth response and it’s what I recommend to people considering building their own environment.

 

Cayman Islands: Product Recall – Alka Seltzer

From Foster’s Food Fair

Foster’s Food Fair-IGA would like to announce that the company Bayer plc is voluntarily recalling batches of Alka-Seltzer due to an issue with the blister foil. A problem with the blistering process has resulted in the potential for small holes or cracks being present in the aluminum layer of the tablet blister material, which are not visible to the consumer. This could result in compromise of the moisture barrier provided by the aluminum layer. Bayer has assessed this defect as unlikely to pose a safety risk for consumers, therefore affected batches are not being recalled to patient level.
Foster’s IGA carries Alka-Seltzer and has been affected by this recall. The affected products have been pulled from the shelves.
The products affected are as follows:

No other Alka-Seltzer branded products are included within this recall.
Customers should check the ’s on Alka-Seltzer branded products in their homes to be sure none of the affected product has been purchased. We encourage all customers who have purchased this product from any of our Foster’s IGA locations to return the affected product for a full refund. Please discontinue use of any affected product.
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 IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT CLOSURE ON 11 August 2017

The Department of Immigration Headquarters, including Passport & Corporate Services, Visa Office, Enforcement and Front Counter will be closed to the public for all but essential services on Friday, 11 August 2017.

Only work permit and permanent residence applications, including applications for permission to continue to work (PCW) that must be submitted on 11 August 2017 in order to allow continued employment, will be accepted.

Time sensitive applications for visitor extensions will also be accepted.

The Department will resume normal operations on Monday, 14 August 2017 and will also remain open to the public until 7.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 August 2017.

The Department apologises for any inconvenience the closure may cause.

 

Cayman Islands: Garbage fees reminder

The Department of Environmental Health () is urging business operators, owners and strata to pay their outstanding garbage fees and to ensure their properties meet ’s standards.

Businesses or properties (including plazas and strata with a central waste-management container) with accounts still in arrears, or that do not otherwise meet the DEH’s requirements, will not be recommended by the DEH for approval to either the Trades and Businesses Licensing Board, the Hotels Licensing Board, or the Liquor Licensing Board, during the upcoming scheduled board meetings, unless all fees and other DEH requirements are in compliance.

All other non-licensing properties/strata with outstanding garbage fees should also promptly settle these arrears to avoid disruption of waste collection services and the implementation of other actions.

Payments can be made at any of the local post offices or at the DEH’s main office at 580 North Sound Road from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. In the Sister Islands, payments can only be made at the District Administration office.

To query account balances, please contact DEH on 949-6696 or by email at[email protected]

 

Domestic Violence Intervention Workshop on Brac Next Month
The Family Resource Centre (FRC), in continuing its outreach to the Sister Islands, can confirm that next month’s three-day domestic violence intervention workshop will take place at the Brac Reef hotel.
The free training will take place in the hotel’s conference room on 29 to 31 August, from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop is for front line professionals who interface with domestic violence victims and their families.
For further information and to register contact the FRC at 949-0006 or email [email protected] to register.
(GIS)

 

Cayman Islands FATCA and CRS reporting deadline extended
The Cayman Islands have announced a final extension of the 2017 deadline for US FATCA and Common Reporting Standard (CRS) reporting to 31 August 2017.
Contact Hatice Ismail, Martin Shah From Simmons & Simmons
The Cayman Islands Ministry of Financial Services and Home Affairs has announced a further and final extension to the deadline for reporting under US FATCA and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) in relation to the calendar year 2016. All such reports must be made via the Cayman Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) Portal by 4pm on 31 August 2017 (extended from the previous deadline of 31 July 2017).
The announcement stresses that this is a “final extension and no further extensions will be given”. As a result Cayman Financial Institutions (FIs) with reporting obligations should now consider submitting their reports as soon as possible. All reporting Cayman FIs must submit a report, even if they have no reportable accounts. Failure to comply with the Cayman reporting obligations is an offence under Cayman law and may result in a fine of up to KYD50,000.
The deadline for Cayman Financial Institutions (FIs) to register and notify their status to the Cayman Islands Tax Information Authority (Cayman TIA) via the Cayman AEOI Portal remains 31 July 2017. For further details, see “Cayman Islands extends CRS and FATCA registration dates”.
For more: http://www.simmons-simmons.com/en/legal-topics/tax/240717-cayman-islands-fatca-and-crs-reporting-deadline

 

Cayman Islands: Bush’s Baked Beans recall

From Foster’s Food Fair

Foster’s Food Fair-IGA would like to announce that the company Bush Brothers & Co has issued a voluntary recall of certain 28-ounce cans of Bush’s Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style Baked Beans and Original Baked Beans because of potentially defective side seams on cans.
The recall was initiated after the company internal quality assurance checks identified the issue, according to a press release. The company said subsequent investigations indicated a temporary quality issue from one of its can suppliers. The problem was corrected and no other product was affected, according to the release.
Foster’s IGA carries Bush’s Baked Beans and has been affected by this recall. The affected products have been pulled from the shelves.
The products affected are as follows:
• •

BUSH’S BEST® BROWN SUGAR HICKORY BAKED BEANS 28 ounce with of 039400 01977 0 and Lot Codes 6097S GF and 6097P GF with Best By date of Jun 2019. BUSH’S BEST COUNTRY STYLE BAKED BEANS 28 ounce with of 0 39400 01974 9 and Lot Codes 6077S RR, 6077P RR, 6087S RR, 6087P RR with the Best By date of Jun 2019.
BUSH’S BEST ORIGINAL BAKED BEANS 28 ounce with UPC of 0 39400 01614 4 and Lot Codes 6057S LC and 6057P LC with the Best By date of Jun 2019.

No other Bush’s Beans branded products are included within this recall.
Bush’s Baked Beans said in a statement that to date, no illnesses or other adverse consequences have been reported in connection with this voluntary recall; however, the company urges you to dispose of these affected products immediately even if the beans do not look or smell spoiled.
Customers should check the UPC on Bush’s branded products in your home to be sure none of the affected product has been purchased. We encourage all customers who have purchased this product from any of our Foster’s Food Fair-IGA locations to return the affected product for a full refund. Please discontinue use of any affected product.
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 Water Authority to install new pipeline in Bodden Town

From Water Authority – Cayman

Water Authority – Cayman began installing a new pipeline along Condor Road in Bodden Town last Thursday (20) and the work is expected to continue for six weeks. The anticipated end date is Friday, Sept. 1.

The new pipeline is essential to improve the operational flexibility of the water distribution system.

The project will affect the portion of Condor Road between the intersection with Shamrock Road and the intersection with Anton Bodden Drive.

Pipe-laying works will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, and trenches will be backfilled at the end of each working day for safety purposes.

Traffic signs will be erected at the work site, and drivers are urged to exercise caution in the area.

Affected customers of any water service interruptions will be notified three working days in advance of the planned service interruption, via hand-delivered notices.

The Water Authority apologises for any inconvenience.

 

Cayman Writers’ Circle

Hello Fellow Writers,

We are resurrecting Cayman Writers’ Circle! You are invited to attend every Monday from 6.30-8.00pm.

To make it accessible to everyone, we will meet at alternating locations – 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at St Alban’s Church Hall, 461 Shedden Road, in George Town, and 2nd and 4th Mondays at Sea Orchard Retreat in West Bay.

Bring your ideas and your friends! Please pass this on to everyone you know. Cayman Writers’ Circle Facilitators

COMMUNITY EVENTS (Date Order)

FRI AUG 11

Cayman Islands Immigration Department Closure

The Department of Immigration Headquarters, including Passport & Corporate Services, Visa Office, Enforcement and Front Counter will be closed to the public for all but essential services on Friday, 11 August 2017.

Only work permit and permanent residence applications, including applications for permission to continue to work (PCW) that must be submitted on 11 August 2017 in order to allow continued employment, will be accepted.

Time sensitive applications for visitor extensions will also be accepted.

The Department will resume normal operations on Monday, 14 August 2017 and will also remain open to the public until 7.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 August 2017.

The Department apologises for any inconvenience the closure may cause.

SAT AUG 12

NCVO thrift shop hosts garage sale

Cayman Islands: Fundraising Breakfast For Culinary Team CARIFESTA Trip, Contest

The Youth Services Unit is hosting fundraising breakfasts on Saturday 12 August 2017, to send a culinary team of four young chefs to compete at CARIFESTA later this month.

The public is invited to attend the breakfasts at the [email protected] Grounds, George Town from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Breakfasts will be prepared on site by the team. The menu choices of omelettes, porridge or fritters will each be available for a voluntary donation. Fixed price offerings are either stewed turtle ($15) or Cayman-style beef ($12).

Proceeds will benefit the National Youth Culinary team competing in the CARIFESTA Junior Culinary Duelling Challenge in Barbados, 23 to 27 August, 2017.

Back to School Family Day

Get ready to go back to school on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 4 to 6 pm at the Progressives Headquarters on Crewe Road.  Admission is free. There will be a bouncing castle and refreshments as well as free school supplies for primary school students on a first come, first serve basis.

 

MON AUG 14

law info session

There will be an information session for folks interested in the Non Profit Organizations law on Monday (14 Aug) from 1030am to noon at the Government Administration Building.

 

TUE AUG 15

Moonlight and Movies: A Dog’s Purpose

 You’re invited to Moonlight and Movies at 7pm on Tuesday (15 Aug) at featuring the film A Dog’s Purpose.

 Seafarer’s Meeting

The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association is hosting a general meeting on Tuesday (15 Aug) at the Seafarer’s Hall at 730pm.

Buses will be available from West Bay Town Hall at 6pm.  A Bus route has been added in George Town, leaving the Public library parking area at 7:00pm, stopping at Cayman Compass building and the Airport Fosters.

The blue bus is marked Bobo $1 Public transport and there is no charge for seafarers.

 

WED AUG 16

Ogier Stroke and Stride 3 of 3

The Ogier Stroke and Stride 3 of 3 is Wednesday (16 Aug) at Eden Rock at 5:45pm. Log on to caymanactive.com for more information.

 

FRI AUG 18

Liquor licence holders Deadline

Liquor licence holders in the Cayman Islands — including those with music and dancing licences — are reminded of the Friday (18 Aug) deadline to submit renewals.

 

SUN AUG 20

Cayman Rugby 7s 5K

 The Cayman Rugby 7s 5K is Sunday (20 Aug) at 630am at the South Sound Rugby Club.

 

TUE AUG 22

Moonlight and Movies: Trolls

You’re invited to Moonlight and Movies at 7pm on Tuesday (22 Aug) at Camana Bay featuring the film Trolls

 

WED AUG 23

Non Profit Organizations law info session

There will be an information session for folks interested in the Non Profit Organizations law on Wednesday (23 Aug) from 10am to 11am at the Government Administration Building.

 

SAT AUG 26

CIIPA Charity 5 & 10K

The CIIPA Charity 5 & 10K is Saturday (26 Aug) at 630am at the North Sound Golf Club.

 

TUE AUG 29

Moonlight and Movies: Thor

You’re invited to Moonlight and Movies at 7pm on Tuesday (29 Aug) at Camana Bay featuring the film Thor.

Domestic Violence Intervention Training Programme

The Family Resource Centre is holding a Domestic Violence Intervention Training Programme workshop in Cayman Brac (29 – 31 Aug). For further information, call the Family Resource Centre at 949-0006 or email [email protected] to register.

Non Profit Organizations law info session

There will be an information session for folks interested in the Non Profit Organizations law on Tuesday (29 Aug) from 2 to 3pm at the Government Administration Building.

 

THU AUG 31

Trade Contractors

The deadline for Trade Contractors to register with the Builder’s Board is Thursday (31 Aug).

SUN OCT 1

17th Annual Cut-A-Thon

For Breast Cancer Awareness From 2pm – 6pm

ECLIPZE HAIR DESIGN AND DAY SPA is pleased to announce the 17th Annual Cut-A-Thon on SUNDAY, 1ST OCTOBER 2017. At Camana Bay,

FRI & SAT OCT 13 & 14

World hospice & palliative care day

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