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Issue 86 iLocal Back to school for primary kids Page 3

iLocal Arrest made in Kemar shooting Page 5

iLocal Most inmates reoffend after release Page 11


CAYMAN Still a host of problems says Auditor General Page 7




NOT GUILTY OF MURDER Anglin cleared of shooting 4year-old child

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Devon Anglin has been acquitted of killing 4-year-old Jeremiah Barnes. In the Grand Court yesterday afternoon, visiting Jamaican Justice Howard Cooke found 25-year-old Anglin not guilty of murder after a three week trial. He was also cleared of attempted murder, assault, possession of an unlicensed firearm and threatening violence. Despite not taking the stand, his defence argued that he could not be positively identified as the man who pulled the trigger. Anglin remained impassive throughout the 90-minute hearing and then was taken back into custody. He will face another murder trial accused of killing Carlos Webster at the Next Level nightclub in 2009. Jeremiah was shot dead on February 15, 2010 as he sat in the back of his family’s car at the Hell Esso Gas Station in West Bay. CCTV footage captured images of a man firing wildly into the white Cheverolet Malibu as Jeremiah’s

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parents, Dorlissa Ebanks and Andy Barnes sat inside. Their other child Jamaul was also in the car at the time. Yesterday in court members of their family wept openly as the Judge reviewed the evidence before passing sentence. Dorlissa said as she left the court: “I’m not happy, I’m not surprised. It’s in God’s hands.” RCIPS Commissioner David Baines added: “It’s an appalling outcome. I’m desperately sorry for

the Barnes family who came here looking for justice. “It’s a bad day for justice. It’s a bad day for the Island. I’ve asked the Director of Public Prosecution to research with a view to making an appeal.” Detective Inspector Peter Kennett who led the investigation before he retired, said: “This is quite the saddest moment in my forty plus years of policing both here and in the UK.”

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School’s in at George Town Primary


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Pens and pencils are at the ready, lunchboxes are packed and shoes are shined because this month the new 2011-2012 school year begins. The reception class of the George Town Primary school consists of students taking their first step into primary level education. These students aged between 4 and 5 years old started their first day of formal school mostly with tearfilled eyes. Teacher, Ms. Tunisia Barnes, said,

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Arizona man describes shears impaling eye socket PHOENIX (AP) — Leroy Luetscher could feel the pruning shears jutting from his face as he tried to determine just what had happened to him after trimming the plants in his backyard and then falling face-first.

At 86, Luetscher was covered in blood and in more pain than he’d ever felt in his life. One of the shears’ handles had gone into his right eye socket and halfway into his head. Coping with excruciating pain that he believes kept him conscious, Luetscher managed to put his T-shirt over the wound to stanch the bleeding and beckon his longtime live-in girlfriend, who called 911.

“I didn’t know if my eyeball was still there or what,” Luetscher, who lives in southern Arizona’s Green Valley, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “The pain was so bad that I guess I wasn’t afraid to die.” Luetscher, a Wisconsin native, has made a remarkable recovery since the July 30 accident. He still has slight swelling in his eyelids and minor double vision, but is otherwise OK. Doctors who removed the shears and rebuilt a bone in Luetscher’s eye socket say it could have been much worse.


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A young life wasted – Jeremiah Barnes Paul Kennedy

Jeremiah Barnes should have been starting school this week. He would have been five years old and running around the yard playing happily with his friends, not a care in the world. Instead there will be a spare place in the classroom where Jeremiah should have been sitting if his young life had not been cruelly snatched away from him. The image of the happy-go-lucky child with a beaming smile from earto-ear will be etched in Caymanian minds for years to come. No one will ever forget his face. Jeremiah didn’t know what was happening that fateful day when he climbed into the back of his family car. They were going out for a meal when they pulled into the Hell Esso gas station in West Bay. Parents Andy Barnes and Dorlisa Ebanks were also in the white Chevrolet Malibu along with his older brother. As the family pulled up on the forecourt, a gunman appeared from nowhere and opened fire, blasting indiscriminately into the passenger window. The bullets missed mum, dad and their eldest child Jamaul. Jeremiah wasn’t so lucky. Schoolchildren around the same age as Jeremiah were playing football at John Cumber Primary School and would have heard the shots ring out. Paramedics rushed Jeremiah to George Town Hospital, but it was too late. He was pronounced dead on arrival.

His death stunned the whole country. Emotions ran high and a group of around 50 people gathered in the hospital car park looking for revenge against the gunman. The police operation that followed was thorough, determined to get their man. Police Commissioner David Baines appealed for calm and urged would-be vigilantes to “leave it in our hands”. But after yesterday’s acquittal of Devon Anglin it appears they haven’t. Detective Chief Inspector Peter Charles Kennett (Retired) said after the verdict “I am very sad for Jeremiah’s parents, Dorlisa and Andy Barnes, with this not guilty verdict. “They witnessed the tragic murder

of their beautiful 4-year-old son, Jeremiah, and have always been totally adamant that Devon Anglin, a man whom they knew extremely well, was the person who fired the gun at them at the Hell Gas Station. “The corroborating evidence of enhanced CCTV images, gunshot residue, changing clothes and showering immediately after the murder were insufficient for the learned judge to convict.” “I cannot speak for the Commissioner of Police, as I am no longer employed to the RCIPS, but I doubt that he will be re-opening the inquiry, particularly as he commended the investigation team for their thoroughness and professionalism.”

Arrest in Kemar shooting A teenager has been arrested and is currently detained in police custody in connection with the shooting of a man on 29th June at the Jerk Stand in Red Bay. The 18-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a police operation in the George Town area earlier to blog visit

on Tuesday. He remains in police custody while enquiries continue. Kemar Golding was shot in the eye as he helped his friend close the stand last June. He was flown to Miami for surgery but lost his eye in the attack.


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5 patients get HIVinfected organs AIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — One of Taiwan’s best regarded hospitals said HIV-infected organs were mistakenly transplanted into five patients after a hospital staffer misheard the donor’s test results by telephone. The five are now being treated with anti-AIDS drugs, an official at National Taiwan University Hospital in Taipei said Monday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because she is not authorised to deal with the media. The hospital said on its website over the weekend the mistake occurred because a transplant staffer believed he heard the English word “nonreactive” on the donor’s standard HIV test, while the word “reactive” was actually given. The information on the test result was given over the telephone and was not double-checked, as required by standard procedures, the hospital statement said. “We deeply apologise for the mistake,” the hospital said. The Health Department will look into the mistake and decide on possible penalties for NTUH, department official Shih Chung-liang said. If negligence was found to have caused the blunder, Shih said the hospital may have to suspend its transplant programs for up to a year in addition to unspecified fines. The donor was a 37-yearold man who fell into a coma on Aug. 24 and his heart, liver, lungs and two kidneys were transplanted to five patients on the same day. NTUH said it transplanted four organs and the heart transplant was conducted at another hospital.


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Still a host of problems, admits Auditor General Tad Stoner

As yesterday’s deadline loomed for government’s latest financial reports, the Auditor General while conceding improvements, said a host of problems remained, led by the reliability of the information provided. Wednesday marked the deadline for the 2010-2011 reports by central government’s 12 ministries and portfolios and its 25 statutory authorities and government-owned companies such as Cayman Airways and the Cayman Turtle Farm. While Auditor General Alistair Swarbrick was hopeful the agencies would respond on time, he pointed to his new 22-page progress report, titled “Financial and Performance Reporting”, detailing the difficulty of gaining reliable information from government. “While there has been more progress since my last report,” he said, referring to a 31 July summary that 12 ministries/portfolios and 14 authorities and companies remained in arrears, “it has been slower than I had hoped. I fully support the government’s more strategic approach to concentrate on the current year’s financial results. However, the delays in clearing the backlog will definitely impact on the government’s capacity to prepare the 2010/11 financial statements and my ability to audit them.” The 31 July report also found,

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however, that Mr Swarbrick could certify only 15% of last year’s ministry/portfolio statements and 55% of authority/company accounts as “credible for use by readers”. Yesterday’s report said Mr Swarbrick had not yet issued an opinion for nine ministry/portfolio financial statements from 2010, but had “disclaimed” one, citing inadequate information -- from the Ministry of Financial Services, Tourism and Development -- and “qualified” two more, meaning a portion of the report was questionable -- from the Judicial Administration and the Portfolio of Legal Affairs. Additionally, he had not offered an opinion on 14 2009/10 reports

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by Statutory Authorities and government-owned companies, he said, had “qualified” two more -Cayman Turtle Farm and the Water Authority -- and fully approved the balance of nine. A backlog of unfiled or incomplete reports remains, however, dating, in some cases, to 2004 and 2005. Mr Swarbrick conceded, however, that completing the oldest statements would “be a challenge”. “You are going to struggle for full accountability and we may have opinions of them as adverse or unreliable, and that is why I support amendments to the Public Management and Finance Law at this stage,” he said, referring to recent legal changes to make accounting easier. An effort led by Deputy Governor Donovan Ebanks to address arrears by the entire public sector had been launched, focusing chiefly, however, on ensuring timely submission of this year’s accounts. “We have about 60% of them so far and are looking pretty good,” Mr Swarbrick said yesterday, anticipating a 5pm deadline. “This programme has had some good traction.” He also said he would issue “compliance orders”, seeking unprecedented reports on transfer payments, “high-risk spending” on programmes -- such as day care, community activities, scholarships and Premier McKeeva Bush’s nownotorious Nation Building Fund -- that rely on personal judgements made against particular criteria. “These are not normally included in the financial statements of ministries and portfolios, and are not audited,” Mr Swarbrick said. “They are only part of consolidated financial statements and we have those only for 2004 and 2005. “We are making good progress on the backlog, though,” he said. “It’s not as quick as I might like, and there will be some ongoing issues, but we’re making progress and will continue to address this over the next couple of years.”


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Long range model forecasts Caribbean storm around Sept 13th Colin Wilson

Rob Lightbown on his Crown Weather website gives two warnings as well as an update on Tropical Storm Katia. Katia is slowly developing and poses no threat to the Cayman Islands but it does pose a significant threat to our friends in Bermuda around Wednesday and Thursday next week. Rob’s first warning concerns the disturbed weather that has been bringing us all the rain and thunderstorms over the last few days. This is what he says: “I wanted to start this morning’s discussion with the potential development this weekend in the Gulf of Mexico as it could end up being a bigger threat to the United States coastline than Katia. This development stems from a tropical disturbance now located over the northwestern Caribbean. This disturbance will track into the southern Gulf of Mexico within the next 24 to 36 hours and then slowly organize and develop late this week into this weekend as it heads towards the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. I fully expect this to become Tropical Storm Lee as it slowly tracks into the

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Security tightens for 9/11 anniversary anonymously to discuss sensitive security matters. The FBI and Homeland Security Department have been briefing state and local law enforcement agencies on potential terror threats to the U.S. and ways to increase security in their communities. The briefings are routine, and security has been enhanced for other major events in the past decade. But the significance of the 10-year anniversary of the worst terror attacks on U.S. soil is not lost on security officials, who fear that someone with terrorist sympathies might see 9/11 as an

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is escalating security around the country in preparation for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and conducting confidential briefings with state and local law enforcement organizations. But officials say there is no specific indication that a terror plot against the U.S. is under way. Americans can expect more security at airports, mass transit stations, U.S. borders, government buildings and major athletic events over the next month, said an intelligence official who spoke

Suicide car bomb kills 10 in southwest Pakistan QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber attacked Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday as they were heading home after morning prayers at the start of an Islamic holiday. The blast killed 10 people, officials said. The attack occurred in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing, but Baluchistan is believed to be home to many Taliban militants who have targeted Shiites in the past. Extremist Sunni Muslim groups like the Taliban view Shiites as heretics.

The bomber was apparently targeting a Shiite mosque but could not get close enough because the road was blocked, said Quetta police chief Ahsan Mahboob. Instead, he detonated his explosives in a parking lot nearby, Mahboob said. It is unclear how many of the 10 people killed were Shiite worshippers or others who were hit by the blast as they were passing by, said Mahboob. The blast also wounded at least 17 people and damaged nearby vehicles and buildings, he said. The attack was a somber beginning

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The Editor Speaks Teen crime

It was with some relief when I received the news; the RCIPS had made an arrest in connection with the attempted murder of Kemar Golding on 29th June at the Jerk Stand by the Prospect Playhouse, Red Bay. It was with some dismay when the suspect’s age was given as being only 18 years. In nearly every robbery with violence this year the descriptions are of YOUNG men. They have just left school and are starting out on a career. They have many choices and it is an exciting time for them. They seek employment. Some have not graduated with any qualifications. No ‘piece of paper’ to say they took a course and received a good grade. No diploma. One of our columnists wrote recently that soon you will need a diploma to be employed to wait on tables. With a shortage of jobs from manual to office that somewhat ‘tongue in cheek’ statement might become a fact. The excuse, “I can’t get a job so I had to rob someone” still doesn’t hold water with me. There are millions of people all over the world without a job, no money, minimal food and they don’t turn to a life of crime, robbing and shooting innocent people. It is only the low life scum, cowardly thugs and society vermin who do this. However, there is peer pressure. Television and movies depict the glamour of violence. Even our super-heroes don’t mind that they damage anything in their way just so they save someone from the clutches of some larger than life mutant gangster seeking world domination. The value of a human life gets seemingly less with every action flick that comes out of Hollywood. How many movies are produced a year where cars smash into some immovable object (and some that do move hit other obstacles); or other cars and human bodies come hurtling through the windows? Then there are the action computer games where everyone gets blown up or shot dead and you get points with every person

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you eliminate, even police officers. Our legislators (and I don’t mean just here), the churches and other well meaning groups are able to get banned the showing of a fondled naked breast on mainstream television and computer games, but nothing is censored or complained about when violence is present. The reason, probably 75% of all the blockbuster movies would be banned and almost 100% of computer games. Now don’t get me started on foul and offensive language. Then there are the sitcoms where kids are thought to be cute when they cheek their parents including actually slapping them! The answer of course is education and LOVE. Do all our children really know what LOVE really means? That there is so much more to love than the association with sex? A parent’s love? Family love and even a friend’s love? When a very young child spends most of his or her time in the company of a ‘nanny’ who keeps changing should we wonder at what we have educated our young adults to become?


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Revolving prison doors are hurting our islands Kevin Creary

A youth behavioural consultant for the Ministry of Education, Mr. Michael Myles, says that 70% of inmates released from Cayman prisons will reoffend within a year. Mr. Myles’ concern is that this shockingly high rate of recidivism is creating a “revolving door” system, which is very costly to the country. “We have housed kids, only to see them come out of one institution and then go right into the next. “If you combine the expenditure of housing a resident at a juvenile home with the added expense of them then going to prison - one child could end up costing the government over $200 thousand per year. “Sometimes we also have to take care of children whose parents are incarcerated.” Mr. Myles, Programme Coordinator and Liaison Officer for the At Risk Youth Programme, says that a history of career criminality perpetuates a cycle that sometimes permeates through generations of the same family. And that the criminal record of repeat offenders would not be the same if they were able to access quality rehabilitative care and were not just “locked down”. “Eagle House does not address the children’s needs. All the kid’s are doing there is time. “Northward Prison is ineffective because the inmates go from incarceration directly to the streets. There needs to be some sort of transition like a half-way-house,” said Mr. Myles. A half-way-house is a form of rehabilitation facility, which is less restrictive, where individuals are gradually prepared for re-integration into society. The coordinator of At Risk Youth said that the millions of dollars being spent on the operation of the juvenile homes is not likely to produce rehabilitation if the emotional and psychological needs of the residents are not met. “90% of the time, if not more, the issues that the kids are experiencing to blog visit

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Bodden and McLean speak out The PPM’s motion of a lack of confidence (no confidence) in the UDP Government is a political maneuver. All the issues in that motion are normally debated in the throne and budget speech which debate was just two months ago. A vote of no confidence may be very serious and damaging and requires two thirds of the Legislative Assembly Members (MLAs) votes under section 51 of the new constitution, namely ten votes. PPM has only five votes, half those needed. We will have to wait and see how independent the independent candidate is on this motion. A vote of no confidence, if passed, removes the Premier and ALL Ministers and a new election is usually called and can be damaging and disruptive, especially in Cayman’s debt ridden recessionary economy. The whole Government and all Ministers fall, not just the Premier, (under section 52(2) of the 2009 Constitution). This is very different from the previous constitution under which the Legislature could remove an individual Minister and other Ministers remain. In the 1988 to 1992 term of Government we were backbenchers. There were no defined political opposition or parties and all the backbenchers sat together on one side of the Legislative Chamber facing Ministers. Now political party members all sit on their party side which is divisive. The then Government, for nearly 2 years lost all their backbencher’s support and had only the four (4) Executive Council Members (Ministers) and the

3 Official Members out of the total 15 LA Members. Our 8 MLAs could have removed the Government Ministers or any of them at any time by a no confidence motion passed in the Legislature as the Government had only 4 votes on such a motion. We could have blocked any laws, budgets or motions brought by the Government and we could have passed any laws or motions we wished. We controlled the Legislature and Finance committee. However we put our COUNTRY BEFORE POLITICS and Power and decided that it was not in the best interests of and would have been damaging and disruptive to the Cayman Islands and the Caymanian people to remove the Government (which may have caused a new election to be called), so we worked with the Government which continued for its full four year term. Unlike the previous constitution, the new 2009 constitution promoted by the PPM and the Ministers Association makes Political Parties’ Governments very powerful, erodes the Opposition’s and independent Member’s effectiveness (PPM Opposition are now complaining) and can hurt the Cayman people. The more power Governments get the less protection the public has!. The PPM opposition is talking about abuse of power on the delayed bringing of questions and motions to the Legislature. One complaint in the PPM’s no confidence motion is UDP’s “Failure to get Government accounts up to date” What a joke! PPM Opposition MLAs

recently voted to change the law to WAIVE 3 years of PPM Government’s consolidated accounts on about one and a half BILLION dollars of spending and hundreds of millions of dollars of loans and borrowings. That is an abuse of the public’s rights for such audits of the spending of the public’s money to be waived by the politicians who spent their money. When the PPM was the Government they also delayed motions and questions at times. PPM’s problem is that they thought they would have been the PPM Government and Premier this term but the public’s votes and the UDP stopped them, and hopefully with PPM’s past excessive spending, borrowing and weak leadership they will not be another Government in future. The new constitution promoted by the PPM has given excessive power to the Premier and the Ministers and now the PPM (and the public) must live with this mistake. UDP Members control the votes in the Legislature and they decide when to answer questions and debate motions. Nothing is new about this! The PPM should have put POSITIVE motions which set forth SOLUTIONS to the problems which their no confidence motion raises especially those that the PPM Government caused, such as the huge borrowings of the PPM Government, excessively expensive two new schools, administration building and roads the PPM Government built on private land. The PPM Opposition and the Independent MLA need to stop whining, withdraw the no confidence motion and assist the UDP Government (as they did to waive the 3 years of PPM consolidated annual audits) to solve the many problems of the Cayman Islands including unemployment, increased crime, temporary classrooms in schools (eg. some 7 were at George Town Primary School for several years), roads in need of repair, unaudited consolidated accounts since 2005 and the massive debt and spending that the last PPM Government left for the UDP Government which is burdening our children and future generations. Truman Bodden


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Music camp helps kids Bells, drums and tambourines are simple percussion instruments, but for a group of 17 special needs children they were both music makers and therapy tools that made a huge difference in their summer. The children participated with their siblings in a special musical camp hosted by Cayman Music Therapy. Along with one local volunteer and six student volunteers from Boston’s Berklee College of Music and Lesley University, Cayman Music Therapy Principal Julianne Parolisi hosted her summer camp in late August. “I decided to offer a camp after several parents at a Special Needs Foundation meeting noted that there were no activities for their Children and volunteers had fun during one of the rhythm and drums classes at the recent Music children during the summer,” Miss Therapy Summer Camp. (Photo by Information Officer Kenisha Morgan) Parolisi explained. “As such, it catered specifically to their talents during the camp to form dissertation on music therapy and special needs kids and their siblings,” the band JJ and the Pink Berets. They eventually to pursue post-graduate she continued. “Music is a medium performed their interpretation of studies in the field. “I was drawn to the way that through which people from different Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba at the closing cultures and backgrounds can connect, concert to much applause from their something as simple as music could help change a child’s perspective on life. so why not siblings? The camp attending parents. Local volunteer Dainya Pinnock, I just love how it helps special needs provided activities that they could who completed her bachelor’s degree children. It also shows the world just enjoy together.” The camp, which came free of cost in music at the UK’s Oxford Brooks how similar they are to everyone else.” Lesley University post-graduate for participants, allowed the children University last year, saw the camp as an to explore different areas of music by opportunity to gain practical experience student Stephanie Samborowski was amazed by the diversity of Cayman’s rotating them through three activities: in music therapy. She said her interest in the profession resident population and consequently rhythm and drums class, movement class and a singing and song- was sparked several months ago after the camp attendees. “I’ve always had an interest in first observing Miss Parolisi in action. writing workshop. One group of six participants pooled It was then that she decided to do her experiencing how music affects people from cultures outside the US,” she explained. “Everyone has this innate connection to music, and though it affects people differently there are also instances in which the effect is the same. “I’m thousands of miles away from The Special Needs Foundation of Cayman (SNFC) was incorporated Boston but I’m surprised at how in December 2008. A charitable, non-profit organisation, its similarly the kids here respond to members are committed to supporting special needs children music therapy.” The camp was offered as a joint effort across the Cayman Islands. by Cayman Music Therapy and the Special Needs Foundation of Cayman, SNFC focuses primarily on advocacy for individuals and families, and the venue was sponsored by the and public education on the needs of the special-needs community. Lighthouse School. Miss Parolisi plans to make the camp Foundation meetings are scheduled for the third Thursday of every an annual event, inviting different month from 5:30 p.m. to 7pm in the conference room at Hope groups of student volunteers to assist Academy in Grand Harbour. each time. For more information on music therapy, email Julianne Parolisi at or Visit for more information. visit

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Supporting 50 years of Cayman Red Cross

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Local law firm, Higgs & Johnson recently made a donation to the Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) as the CIRC celebrates 50 years of service to the Cayman Islands. A September to Remember is the title for the Cayman Islands Red Cross 50th anniversary celebrations. The CIRC was established in 1961. Its initial goal was to assist community with hurricane preparation. Since then it has been expanded and includes a number of humanitarian programmes such as first aid, a thrift shop, HIV awareness and disaster management. Regional Managing Partner, Derek N. Jones said, “On behalf of the partners, I wish to congratulate the Cayman Islands Red Cross for 50


years of excellent service. We recognise that this would have not been possible without the consistent financial support from the corporate community. We wish the Red Cross continued success.” There are a whole host of charitable events taking place for the half century celebration. Two of the biggest are the 14th annual, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)-sponsored, Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) Golf Tournament plus The Red, Gold & Soul Dinner and Dance held at The Westin. The Golf Tournament will be swinging into action at the North Sound Club. There has been an extension to allow for three tee-off times to its growing popularity. This will be over a two-day period. Tee-off times are Friday

September 2nd at noon and Saturday September 3rd at 8am and 1pm. The event will feature a four-man scramble format with a shotgun start. In addition, players can register for a chance to play nine holes with a celebrity Senior PPG Golf Pro, for an extra fee. Professional Golfers Nick Price and Mark McNulty will be participating in the tournament. The 50th Anniversary Dinner/Dance is another way for community members to show their support. The event will be held September 10 at the Westin Casaurina Hotel Cocktails at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner at 7pm. Funds collected through both events will benefit the four main programme areas of the Red Cross. to blog visit


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You’re never too old for the “Good” Life The museum’s audiovisual show was an interesting experience for the new educators, seen here with museum representative Beckie Seymour (standing) who coordinated the Cultural Caravan.

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Newly recruited teachers got some valuable lessons in Caymanian culture as part of a well-orchestrated orientation programme. The “Cultural Caravan” took the educators on a tour of the National Museum, the National Gallery and Pedro St. James on Wednesday (24 August). Their final stop was the Nurse Josie Solomon Senior Centre, which is located beside the Mission House and the public park in the heart of Cayman’s first capital, Bodden Town. The centre is a veritable treasure trove of artefacts, photographs, arts and crafts as well as recreations and depictions that highlight Cayman’s heritage and heroes.

The teachers also got to taste traditional Caymanian food and a chance to explore the grounds and examine native plants. Spearheaded by the National Museum, the programme ensures that the 29 new teachers do not begin functioning in Cayman in a cultural vacuum, Education Minister the Hon. Rolston Anglin, JP, commented. “In order for educators to make meaningful contributions in our children’s lives, it is imperative for the teachers to get a good grasp of what makes us Caymanian,” the Minister added. “I am delighted that such a programme is organised annually and continues to be fine-tuned.”

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(Foreground) Caymanian Christa Burgos, the new North Side Primary teacher, enjoys the display of historical and cultural artefacts at the Josie Solomon Senior Centre in Bodden Town.

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Summer Camp 2011

We continue our serialisation of Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson


“Annet. You are like a stone.” “Then throw me away.”

Part 36

At that early season the passengers were seldom pleasure-travellers, and therefore they endured the delay philosophically. It is only the real pleasure-traveller who has not one hour to spare. The steamers Anne now watched were the first from below. The lower lakes were clear; it was only this northern Strait that still held the ice together, and kept the fleets at bay on the east and on the west. White-winged vessels, pioneers of the summer squadron, waited without while the propellers turned their knifebladed bows into the ice, and cut a pathway through. Then word went down that the Straits were open, all the freshwater fleet set sail, the lights were lit again in the lighthouses, and the fishing stations and lonely little wood docks came to life. “How delightful it is!” said Anne, aloud? There are times when a person, although alone, does utter a sentence or two, that is, thinks aloud; but such times are rare. And such sentences, also, are short— exclamations. The long soliloquies of the stage, so convenient in the elucidation of plot, do not occur in real life, where we are left to guess at our neighbor’s motives, untaught by so much as a syllable. How fortunate for Dora’s chances of happiness could she but overhear that Alonzo thinks her a sweet, bigoted little fool, but wants that very influence to keep him straight, nothing less than the intense convictions of a limited intelligence and small experience in life being of any use in sweeping him over with a rush by means of his feelings alone, which is what he is hoping for. Having worn out all the pleasure there is to be had in this world, he has now a mind to try for the next. What an escape for young Conrad to learn from Honoree’s own passionate soliloquy that she to blog visit

is marrying him from bitterest rage against Manuel, and that those tones and looks that have made him happy are second-hand wares, which she flings from her voice and eyes with desperate scorn! Still, we must believe that Nature knows what she is about; and she has not as yet taught us to think aloud. But sometimes, when the air is peculiarly exhilarating, when a distant mountain grows purple and gold tipped as the sun goes down behind it, sometimes when we see the wide ocean suddenly, or come upon a bed of violets, we utter an exclamation as the bird sings: we hardly know we have spoken. “Yes, it is delightful,” said some one below, replying to the girl’s sentence. It was Rast, who had come across the plateau unseen, and was now standing on the old bastion of the fort beneath her. Anne smiled, and then turned as if to descend. “Wait; I am coming up,” said Rast. “But it is time to go home.” “Apparently it was not time until I came,” said the youth, swinging himself up without the aid of the ladder, and standing by her side. “What are you looking at? Those steamers?” “Yes, and the spring, and the air.” “You can not see the air.” “But I can feel it; it is delicious.

I wonder, if we should go far away, Rast, and see tropical skies, slow rivers, great white lilies, and palms, whether they would seem more beautiful than this?” “Of course they would; and we are going some day. We are not intending to stay here on this island all our lives, I hope.” “But it is our home, and I love it. I love this water and these woods, I love the flash of the light-houses, and the rushing sound the vessels make sweeping by at night under full sail, close in shore.” “The island is well enough in its way, but there are other places; and I, for one, mean to see the world,” said young Pronando, taking off his cap, throwing it up, and catching it like a ball. “Yes, you will see the world,” answered Anne; “but I shall stay here. You must write and tell me all about it.” “Of course,” said Rast, sending the cap up twice as high, and catching it with unerring hand. Then he stopped his play, and said, suddenly, “Will you care very much when I am gone away?” “Yes,” said Anne; “I shall be very lonely.” “But shall you care?” said the youth, insistently. “You have so little feeling, Annet; you are always cold.” “I shall be colder still if we stay here any longer,” said the girl, turning to descend. Rast followed her, and they crossed the plateau together. “How much shall you care?” he repeated. “You never say things out, Annet. You are like a stone.” “Then throw me away,” answered the girl, lightly. But there was a moisture in her eyes and a slight tremor in her voice which Rast understood, or, rather, thought he understood. He took her hand and pressed it warmly; the two fur gloves made the action awkward, but he would not loosen his hold.

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Sudoku 6x6 - Solution 3 of 5 - Hard

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Estimating your start-up business costs “Self-financing isn’t a practical option for larger ventures” Georgina Wilcox

Before you take out a second mortgage, use these rules to figure out the realistic costs of setting up a business. Most lending banks insist you have to have a business plan. When you have one that’s not the beginning and end of figuring out your start-up costs. Jeffrey C. Shuman, Professor, Management at Bentley University, Mass, says, “The conventional wisdom is that an entrepreneur sees an opportunity, comes up with a business plan to capitalise on it, determines the capital that needs to be raised, raises the capital and then applies it to building the business described in the business plan.” There’s one major problem with that model, says Professor Shuman. It all hinges on getting the business right the first time, and that doesn’t often happen. “In reality, it’s likely that some of your initial assumptions are pretty good and others aren’t going to be worth the paper they’re written on,” he says. Shuman and others say that figuring out your start-up costs means regularly reviewing your assumptions and changing your initial model. Writing a plan is good because it forces you to write down everything you are going to need to start your business. However, that initial plan is likely to change repeatedly as you learn new things and incorporate them into the plan. Therefore, be willing to pull back. It’s so tempting to add up everything you need for the fullfledged business you imagine, and decide it’s what you need to start out, but if you pull back and look for a smaller model it can give you a way to get started while also saving money. Shuman uses the example of someone who calculates the total cost of starting a retail business in a local shopping centre. “You could start that to blog visit

way and write a business plan based on that amount,” he says. “But maybe you’d be better off renting a stand and testing what the demand is for your products at that location.” This consumer testing reduces your initial start-up costs. The result is that the initial cycle of your business is dedicated not so much to generating profits as to generating information. “With this, you can fund your business on a cycle-bycycle basis,” Shuman goes on to say. “When you go for the second cycle and for expanding your business, the numbers are now based not on focus groups or surveys but on realworld experience.” Calculate your initial cash flow and figure out your start-up costs. It’s an area where businesses are sometimes less optimistic than they should be. “Small business owners may underprice their product or service, thinking they have to come in at the lowest price point to compete,” says Barbara J. Bird, associate professor of management at American University’s Kogod School of Business. “They don’t

necessarily need to do that.” You should also correctly estimate your start-up time because time can be money. Let’s say you’re going to have fixed costs such as a monthly lease. If you have to make improvements to a space before you can actually open for business, those fixed costs are going to be additional start-up costs until you can actually open for business. Many entrepreneurs draw up a timeline for their ventures and get tripped up on the safety and inspection requirements imposed by the many statutory bodies. For that reason alone, one of the first places a prospective new business owner should go is to the local government planning or license department. Construction permits and inspections can push a prospective opening date back by months. If you fail to take into account the cost of this time, you could be short of working capital right at the start. Finally, be realistic about the cost of money. Many small business owners finance their ventures by running up big balances on their personal credit cards. Others tap the equity in their homes. However, selffinancing isn’t a practical option for larger ventures. Tom Emerson, who directs the entrepreneurship centre at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, says start-ups should figure in the cost of capital when determining initial expenses and cash flow. “The cost is usually based on what the interest would be, were that cash invested in something with similar risk on the market,” Emerson says. “It’s usually a figure that is a few percentage points or more above the prime rate.”


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Mens Watches Normally, guys love big watches.

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Apart from telling him what time it is, a watch also indicates the personality as well as the stature of a man. Men’s watches have also become fashion items, as many guys show off their personality and preferences through wearing of certain watches. Men’s watches can serve a variety of purposes. They tell time, often giving it in hours, minutes, and seconds. Some watches are also designed to provide the current date. A few watches can also serve as alarm. Digital watches, on the other hand, sound off the time. This is often referred to as true clocks. There’s also the complicated watch, which is a more sophisticated brand of watch. It can also serve as a stopwatch and provide information such as exhibition of the lunar phase. There are many distinct types of men’s watches. Chronograph watches are one of the earliest and timehonoured timepieces. It essentially works like the ordinary stopwatch. For the past 100 years, chronograph watches have been keeping tab of the time through various ways. Apart from the general timekeeping, there are other dials which keep tab of specific measurements of time. Tabs can be up to four, with each tab made for a distinct function. There is a dial for seconds, minutes, hours, and even for measurement of distance and speed. Automatic watches, on the other hand, are very popular among guys since they can be worn daily. They are referred to as self winding watches simply because of the manner they work. The wrist’s movement puts the rotor in a circular rotation. Because they do not rely on batteries, automatic watches are one of the best selling types of men’s watches. There are also specialised types of men’s watches like diving watches. As the name suggests this type of watch is waterproof and helps divers


during their activities. A diver’s watch is resistant against moisture from weather and dust. Typically it can resist depth between 200 to 300 metres. There are many other types of men’s watches in the market. All of them offer distinct features and designs that appeal to a large majority of men. However, how does one choose a good watch for a particular guy? There are some good ways to determine the type of watch that a man will appreciate. The background of a guy and his interest are factors that one should consider before buying a type of watch. If your man works in a corporate setting, giving him a dress watch is a good choice. Dress watches are known to be stylish and elegant, which is perfect for the corporate setting. Dress watches are usually made out of stainless steel. There are dress watches that are accentuated with gold, and silver, and other premium materials. If your guy is the sporty type, then give him a sports watch. Sports watches can help him keep tab of the time as well as his heart rate, among others, that can be of good help especially when he works out in the gym. Of course, if he loves diving, a diver’s watch suits perfectly. You can also give computerised

wristwatches. Some of them contain specialised functions like calculators and calendar capabilities. After deciding what type of men’s watches you want to give, look also into the other parts of the watch. You should consider taking a wristwatch with stainless steel strap because it is durable and classy. Leather straps are good but they cannot be worn in all occasions. The face of the watch should also look great. Normally, guys love big watches. This actually makes sense since most guys have big wrists anyway. You can also give him one of the special edition watches that come out occasionally. For starters always go online and check out the many new designs and types of men’s watches. Compare prices and read reviews from buyers. After making a short list, go to one of Cayman’s local stores and ask for the type of watch you would like to buy. Check that they advertise with us and if they do tell them you saw this article and their ad in iNews. If they don’t tell them you read my article ….. in iNews. You can always say “Georgina sent you.” Don’t get me mixed up with Joey. He’s always “Hot! Hot! Hot!”

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Addicted to gambling Georgina Wilcox

Writen by : Victoria Anderson


The end of the school year is here and savvy moms and dads by now have made all the arrangements for summer. Summer camps and leisurely days at the pool or beach are just a few of the summer rituals for many families. However if you're tempted to let your child play outdoors for even a few minutes without proper sun protection, you might want to think twice. Adolescence and childhood are critical periods during which exposure to UV radiation is more likely to contribute to skin cancer in later life. Children with fair skin, blond or red hair and blue or green eyes are at the highest risk of sunburn. But darker-skinned children also need sun protection. With this in mind, it’s important that parents teach their children how to enjoy fun in the sun safely.


Apply a thick, even coat to all exposed areas 20 - 30 minutes before your child goes out in the sun. Choose a sunscreen with SPF (Sun Protection Factor) 15 or higher. Make sure it's labeled "broad spectrum," which means it blocks both UVA and UVB sunlight. For your little ones, sunscreen that contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide should be selected as these compounds are less irritating than others. Sunscreen sticks are best for the face because they are sweat proof and less likely to drip. Don't forget nose, ears, hands, feet, shoulders, and behind the neck; lips can also burn, so apply a lip balm with SPF protection. Reapply sunscreen every 2 to 3 hours, or after sweating or swimming.

COVER FROM HEAD TO TOE. Wearing protective clothing and hats is one of the primary ways of warding off UV damage. When wet, light coloured clothing transmits just as much sunlight as bare skin. Keep your kids covered with dark colours, long sleeves, and pants whenever possible. And don't forget the accessories: sunglasses with UV protection to guard against burned corneas, and hats to prevent sunburned scalps and faces. Protective clothing, hats with wide brims, and sunglasses are just as important for babies. At the beach, bring along a large umbrella.

Parents, you are the best teacher by practicing sun safety yourself. If your child sees you following sun safety rules, he'll take them for granted and follow suit. Teach every member of the family how to protect their skin and eyes. With proper supervision, children can learn to protect themselves and enjoy summer fun without sacrificing the health of their skin.

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Ex-NBA player Crittenton waives extradition LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton has appeared in a Los Angeles court and waived extradition proceedings in connection with his arrest in a murder case in Atlanta. Crittenton told the court Wednesday that he had signed the waiver voluntarily. He is expected to be returned to Georgia between Sept. 15 and Sept. 30. Crittenton appeared in court after the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office charged him with being a fugitive from justice. He was arrested earlier this week at a Southern California airport.

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Tejada, Rowand designated for assignment by Giants SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Outfielder Aaron Rowand and infielder Miguel Tejada have been designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants, a major shake-up for the stumbling defending World Series champions. The Giants made the moves Wednesday, when they began the day trailing first-place Arizona by a season-high six games in the NL West race. Rowand, the team’s second-

highest paid player behind pitcher Barry Zito, is making $12 million this season and was due the same for 2012. He was batting .233 with four home runs and 21 RBIs in 108 games. Tejada received a $6.5 million, one-year free agent deal in December to join the Giants. He was batting .239 with four homers and 26 RBIs in 91 games. San Francisco Giants’ Aaron Rowand tosses his Both players had spent time on helmet after striking out in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros. the disabled list this season.

Yao asks that Hall nomination be put on hold

Houston Rockets’ Yao Ming, left, of China shoots the ball over Denver Nuggets’ Nene (31) of Brazil.

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HOUSTON (AP) — Yao Ming’s agent has asked the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame to set aside the former All-Star center’s nomination for a later year. Yao, who retired in July, was nominated by a member of the Chinese media as a contributor to the game, and would’ve been eligible for induction as early as 2012. But Hall of Fame president and CEO John Doleva said Yao’s agent, John Huizinga, called Wednesday morning to request that Yao’s nomination be tabled for now. KRIV-TV first reported the request. Huizinga did not immediately return

a phone message. Doleva said Huizinga told him that Yao feels it’s too soon for him to be placed on the ballot. “He (Huizinga) indicated that Yao has great respect for the institution and equal respect for those elected before his consideration,” Doleva said in a phone interview. “He just feels that it’s too soon to be considered as a contributor.” An eight-time All-Star with the Houston Rockets, Yao’s career was cut short by foot and leg injuries. Yao would be eligible to enter the Hall of Fame as a player in 2017 — five full seasons after his retirement.


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Nadal has shaky start to US Open title defense NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal’s first match as defending U.S. Open champion was hardly a tour de force. He would fall behind in a set, then come back. Fall behind, then come back.

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His serve was broken six times; that happened a total of five times in seven matches during his 2010 run to the title at Flushing Meadows. His shots didn’t have their normal depth. He needed to save seven set points during the second set. Locked in a struggle for nearly three hours, the second-seeded Nadal eventually got past 98thranked Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-3, 7-6 (1), 7-5 on Tuesday night to reach the second round of the U.S. Open. “Well,” Nadal conceded, “I was a little bit lucky to win today in straight sets.” That’s for sure. Three-time U.S. Open champion Serena Williams followed Nadal into Arthur Ashe Stadium for her first singles match in the tournament since her 2009 tirade at a line judge. She never was challenged by 54th-ranked Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia, needing less than an hour to win 6-1, 6-1. Williams missed last year’s U.S. Open because of surgery on her right foot after cutting it on glass at a restaurant in Germany in July.

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Former Giants employee charged with embezzlement


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former payroll manager for the San Francisco Giants has been arrested on federal charges associated with embezzling more than $1.5 million from the baseball club’s employees, including players, and using the money for fancy cars and a new home.

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Robin O’Connor, 41, was confronted by the team in July and acknowledged diverting more than $600,000 from two Giants employees, a criminal complaint filed last month in U.S. District Court in San Francisco said. An affidavit filed by an FBI special agent states that the club immediately fired her. The Giants confirmed Tuesday that the club had discovered possible embezzlement by O’Connor last month. “We immediately notified the United States Attorney’s office and are working with the federal authorities to ensure that this matter is thoroughly investigated and that any wrongdoing is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” the team said in a statement. The team conducted an audit after O’Connor’s alleged admission and discovered 11 suspicious deposits totaling more than double what she had confessed to, for a total of $1,513,836, the affidavit said. O’Connor, who lives in the San Francisco Bay area suburb of American Canyon, didn’t immediately respond to an email or phone message Tuesday night. The federal public defender listed as her attorney also did not respond to an email seeking comment.

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iSports WORLD Frank Gore agrees on 3-year extension with 49ers SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Frank Gore has his new deal from the San Francisco 49ers, 13 days before the season opener. Just as he wished it.


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Publisher Joan E Wilson Scott Parker (below) joins Tottenham Hotspur while Peter Crouch (above) leaves for Stoke City

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Deadline day proved a hive of activity as football players switched clubs all across the United Kingdom. Helicopters took off and landed at training grounds the length and breadth of the country flying players to their new clubs. Under-fire Arsenal were desperate to strengthen their squad and have had a £10m ($13m) bid for Everton’s Mikel Arteta accepted with the Spaniard heading to North London. Yossi Benayoun looked likely to join the Gooners on loan from Chelsea but Stamford Bridge target Luka Modric trained with his Tottenham team mates making a deal unlikely. One player heading to Spurs was

Scott Parker from West Ham while Peter Crouch was out of the door, destined to join Stoke City who also secured the signing of Birmingham’s Cameron Jerome. Big spending Manchester City did little business on the final day of the summer transfer window - there only signing being Owen Hargreaves on a free from rivals United. Liverpool who have also spent big during the summer were in talks with old boy Craig Bellamy. The Welsh international was in the North West for a medical with his former club who were likely to secure a loan deal or even free transfer for the striker who is currently on Manchester City’s books. Anfield flop Joe Cole, who has failed to impress at Liverpool, left on loan to

French side Lille. Reds striker David N’Gog also moved to pastures new, joining Bolton Wanderers for around £5m ($7.5m). Christian Poulson also left Liverpool for France, joining Evian on a free transfer. New Premier team Queen’s Park Rangers were in the hunt for Bellamy after securing a deal for Anton Ferdinand from Sunderland.

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