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Issue 116 iLocal East End old folk have a ball Page 3

iWorld Hilary Swank blasted for Chechen concert Page 9

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iClassifieds Page 23 Ground breaking for Shetty hospital delayed Page 7




ELECTRIC SHOCKER Bush calls for major CUC audit

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Premier McKeeva Bush will ask an overseas auditor to examine the books at Caribbean Utilities Company, seeking to determine why monthly electricity bills are so high. He proposed bringing to Cayman “a company out of the US or out of Canada who know this business” to perform an audit on the utility company, drawing cries of approval from a 200-member audience at Mary Miller Hall on Tuesday evening. In a wide-ranging 45-minute speech, Mr Bush said he was trying to revive an economy in which “people can’t get work and are suffering”. Blaming his political opponents, he told the audience the recession had “put a severe strain on you”, and that falling revenues and budget deficits had forced him to put a 25-cent per gallon surcharge on the approximately 30 million gallons of diesel fuel burned annually by CUC.

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Governor launches Poppy Appeal

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Charles Adams, helped by his wife, Sue, ‘pin’ the Governor with the first poppy for this year’s Poppy Appeal

Governor Duncan Taylor joined members of the Cayman Islands Veterans Association to launch their official Poppy Appeal. His Excellency was also on hand to open their brand new headquarters on the ground

floor of the Crighton Building on Crewe Road. Mr Taylor, pictured above having a Poppy pinned to his lapel, said he was delighted to be able to launch the appeal in such a “smart, new premises.” Full story on page 12

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East End Civic Centre was filled with seniors for a special East End Seniors Fellowship meal, in order to celebrate October as ‘Senior Citizens Month.’ Community Development Officer for the District of East End, Delmira Kirchman-Bodden, helped organise the event on behalf of the Department of Children and Family Services. She said, “The senior citizens have contributed so much to build this country and anything golden that we can give them, we should continue to give them. “Each year the Department focuses on the elderly for the month of October, and each officer for the Department of Children and Family Services organises an event, along with the help of the whole community in each district,” she explained. This year, the meal had been provided free of charge by the Morritts Resort. Ms Kirchman-Bodden approached the Morritts Resort and worked with Martinne Knight Mills, the new Marketing & Guest Relations Manager to see if they would be willing to provide a cooked lunch and refreshments for the event that was attended by over 200 guests. “East End ladies cooked up pots of food and contributed to the spread with stewed conch and corn bread, turtle, and bread fruit,” Ms Knight Mills said. The result was a wonderful spread to blog visit

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of Caribbean fare, also made possible by the chefs at Morritts Resort. “Celebrating the achievements of elders in our community and the effect they have had on the development of our island and its culture is a pleasure for us all,” said Ms Knight Mills. “What they have done is outstanding,” Ms Kirchman-Bodden said. “It signifies that partnerships can make a difference in our community. “We also wanted to thank the East End MLA Arden Mclean for the fruit baskets he donated for prizes. We had 15 prizes for things like, “the oldest person,” and, “the couple that has been married the longest,” she added. “We would also like to thank Charleen Duval from ‘It’s Your Party’ for the decorations she provided.” All the seniors were encouraged to join in a few songs of praise, including the favourites, ‘He Never Failed Me Yet’, ‘I’ll Fly Away’, and ‘When We All Get To Heaven’. Before the meal, several East End community leaders spoke on the theme: “Older Persons Embracing

Opportunities and Challenges.” Pastor Ivor Harry of the East End Seventh Day Adventist Church led the seniors in prayers and reflections. “We always have the opportunity to be thankful,” he reminded them, before reading from the Book of Psalms: “Lord thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.” There was also some musical entertainment from Cecille Webster, who played the electric piano and sang the gospel favourite, “I’m Free”. Next, some children from East End Primary School sang a medley of songs – some of them with actions. Pastor Oral McLaughlin of the Eastern Apostolic Church spoke on the subject: “Unity is Strength”. As an illustration, he got one of the other ministers present to sit on a nearby chair and showed the guests that it was impossible for him to lift it up on his own. He then asked all the other church ministers in the hall to come forward and help. They found that by all acting as one, they could easily lift the minister and chair high in the air.


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DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts say a family that got lost in a seven-acre corn maze called 911 for help, apparently taking advantage of the police department’s motto that says “We Want To Be Bothered.” The maze at Connors Farm in Danvers can take up to an hour to navigate. A police officer entered the maze with a farm manager to search for the disoriented father, mother and two children. The family didn’t realise they had almost made their way out and were just 25 feet from the street. Farm owner Bob Connors tells the Boston Globe that they designed the maze so that people get lost in the long corn stalks.

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SLICKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Zoo officials plan to set up a trap in hopes of capturing an alligator that’s been spotted on the shores of a Pittsburgh-area reservoir. Officials from the Pittsburgh Zoo visited Beaver Run Reservoir in Slickville on Tuesday in hopes of spotting the reptile. Zoo reptile curator Henry Kacprzyk says he’s confident the wire trap will catch the alligator, which officials believe was a pet that someone turned loose. The alligator was first spotted about a month ago. Officials scrapped a plan to let it succumb to the cold weather after public outcry. The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County reservoir has about 25 miles of shore line. Kacprzyk says the trap will be set up on a sunny spot near where the alligator was last seen.


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Continued from front page “No one can convince me that the 25 cents is responsible for the high bills”, sparking consumer complaints, he said. He demonstrated the claim by saying “I want to have an audit done on CUC to see what the true cost is and where it is coming from. Is it because of the 25 cents or did they hedge and lose money?” “I will get a company out of the US or out of Canada, one that knows what they are doing and who know this business to deal with this audit. “The Opposition would have you believe the surcharge is responsible for high electricity bills, but they gave CUC $13 million after Ivan even though CUC had its own insurance and money.” CUC sought recompense from government after 2004’s Hurricane Ivan damaged its transmission and

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distribution network. Citing prohibitive insurance costs for a network the company could not itself replace, the utility tacked a monthly surcharge onto consumer bills for two years, only dropping the amount after government renewed the company’s licence in 2008. Mr Bush yesterday told iNews that “we are in the process of getting the audit under way”, but that he was uncertain “exactly who will do it,” apart from confirming the North American origins of the company. “It will start as soon as possible, as soon as the government can prepare,” Mr Bush said. “We do not believe the 25 cents can cause you to pay a bill that is sometimes more than your mortgage.” He conceded the move would have to gain Cabinet approval, however, and was unsure if he needed to consult CUC watchdog the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA). “I’m taking this to Cabinet to get it approved,” Mr Bush added. “It will be


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Groundbreaking on Dr Devi Shetty’s Narayana Cayman health complex has been delayed indefinitely, pending completion of regulations to effect legal changes and submission of building applications to the Planning Department. The start of the $2 billion, 15-year project had been scheduled for this month, but will not break ground now until at least the end of the year, and likely not until next year. Minister for Health Mark Scotland told iNews that he was working on regulations to underpin three of the four legal changes Dr Shetty had required before building his 500-acre complex at East End’s High Rock. The legislation, changed at various times earlier this year, encompasses the Health Practice Law, regarding licensing of doctors; the Tax Concessions Law, exempting companies from potential future taxes; and the Medical Negligence Law, capping at $500,000 awards for pain and suffering, while compensation for malpractice itself remains unlimited. “There are a number of things. We are working on regulations for the health practitioners, a key item for registering doctors. We have committed to them, though, for the to blog visit

end of November,” he said, indicating all work would be completed in approximately six weeks. Regulations, developed by Cabinet, give directions on how laws are applied and enforced, giving shape to legislative intent. Mr Scotland said a fourth legal change, enabling organ transplants and tissue donations, “would come to the Legislative Assembly early next year, in January”. He said the failure to make application to the Planning Department for building permission was also responsible for the groundbreaking delay on the complex, scheduled for at least 250 acres on the 600-acre site. “They can’t have groundbreaking until they submit a plan. They have acquired the property,” but not put any proposals to the department, he said. “It’s a long process, and it hasn’t started.” Mr Scotland said. If no objections are lodged, planning applications take at least two months. Dissent can indefinitely delay approval. Conceding that the Shetty group, managed in Cayman by developer Gene Thompson, had “not yet” made application to the Planning Department, spokesman David Legge said only “We are moving forward on

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Government officials and National Housing Development Trust representatives cut the ribbon to the first of 12 affordable homes in East End.

Although his new home was being visited by government leaders, sixyear-old Raseah Bodden was more impressed with having “windows that I can look out of”. He is the first boy to move into the cozy subdivision of twelve new National Housing Development Trust (NHDT) homes in East End. The ribbon cutting to open Phase One of the development, located on a ridge behind the district’s primary school, took place on Monday, 10 October. The event was attended by Premier the Hon. McKeeva Bush, OBE, JP; Deputy Premier the Hon. Juliana O’Connor Connolly, JP; Minister of Community Affairs and Housing the Hon. Mike Adam, MBE, JP.

Also, present were Ministers Mark Scotland, JP and Rolston Anglin, JP; MLA/Housing Councilor Ellio Solomon, JP; and MLA Dwayne Seymour, JP. Raseah and his dad Rodrick occupy a two-bedroom home. “It’s been a long journey, but now we can be together most of the time,” said Mr. Bodden. He explained that over the years his son was raised in different homes, “by everybody, anyhow” – and especially by Raseah’s greatgrandma, who he calls “Mama”. His mother lives in another country. “This is a dream place for us,” added Mr. Bodden, “It’s quiet, my mom recently moved into the area, I know most of my neighbours, and now Mama can come up and spend

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weekends with us here. I look at life much more positively now.” The industrious father, who is up before 4a.m. on workdays, says he is very grateful to the NHDT for its commitment in helping him realise this goal of being a homeowner. Congratulating the efforts of all those involved, Minister Adam helped the family cut the ribbon to their new home. The NHDT was represented by Deputy Chairman Edlin Myles, General Manager Janet James, Personal Assistant Anita Lansdell, and the NHDT staff. The officials said 55 applications were received for the 12 initial houses in East End. These comprise two onebedroom, three two-bedroom and seven three-bedroom houses. Nine of these have already been sold, two are pending sale, and a one-bedroom home is still available. A private government company, the NHDT’s mandate is to assist lowincome families in home ownership. There are several other housing projects underway, including a 29home development in West Bay (nine of which are pending sale), and 26 homes are being rebuilt in Windsor Park. The next development will be in Bodden Town. To qualify for an NHDT home, residents must be first-time Caymanian homeowners, who earn no more than $35,000 annually (single applicants) or $50,000 for couples. For more information, contact the NHDT at 945 7649, or email to blog visit

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Celebrities slammed for attending Chechen concert MOSCOW (AP) — An international human rights watchdog lambasted an Oscar-winning actress and other Western celebrities on Wednesday for attending a concert held on the birthday of Chechnya’s Kremlinbacked leader, who has been accused of grave rights abuses. The New York-based Human Rights Watch said that American actress Hilary Swank (pictured), Belgian actor Jean Claude Van Damme and British violinist Vanessa Mae attended the concert in the Chechen capital, Grozny. The Oct. 5 show was held at a policecordoned stage on Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov’s 35th birthday. Human Rights Watch urged the

artists to “avoid legitimizing people like” Kadyrov, who has been accused by rights groups of having orchestrated abductions, extrajudicial killings and the enforcement of sharia law in Chechnya, a Russian republic. “Ramzan Kadyrov is linked to a grim record of abuse,” the group’s Europe and Central Asia director Huge Williamson said in a statement. “When stars get paid to turn up to party with (Kadyrov), it trivializes the suffering of countless victims of human rights abuses. The artists’ representatives were not immediately available for comment. Kadyrov is a former separatist rebel who changed sides before the

second Chechen war started in 1999. Respected human rights groups have documented disappearances, house torchings and extra-judicial killings, and say they have evidence of Kadyrov’s direct participation in torturing crime suspects.

Tiny kingdom of Bhutan prepares for royal wedding THIMPHU, Bhutan (AP) — Children composed poems of joy, flight attendants and bank clerks practiced celebratory dances and the airwaves were flooded with wedding fever as the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan prepared for the marriage of its beloved fifth Dragon King. The ceremony Thursday, while far less star-studded than the year’s other royal wedding — of William and Kate — will be no less elaborate in its uniquely Bhutanese way. “It’s the biggest occasion I’ll ever see in my life,” said Tshewang Rinzin, 27, a loan officer. The couple will be married by Bhutan’s top Buddhist cleric in the

country’s most sacred monastery fortress in the old capital of Punakha early in the morning at an auspicious time determined by astrologers. During the hours of ceremonies, the 31-year-old king, Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, will be adorned with royal scarves. His bride, 21-year-old Jetsun Pema, will present him a chalice filled with the ambrosia of eternal life that he will drink, and he will place a crown upon the new queen’s head. “It’s a very emotional experience, a spiritual experience as well,” Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley told The Associated Press. Yet there will be no foreign

princes, no visiting heads of state, no global celebrities, just the royal family, thousands of nearby villagers and the rest of the country’s 700,000 people watching live on TV.

Thai floods: Roads turn to rivers in hard-hit city AYUTTHAYA, Thailand (AP) — The lucky ones traverse this floodsubmerged Thai city in navy boats and motorized canoes. The rest float on whatever they can find — inner tubes, swan-shaped pedal boats, huge chunks of muddied white plastic foam. With large sections of Ayutthaya buried under a sea of one-story high water, rescue workers and volunteers are still crisscrossing town to pluck stranded residents from the ruins. Others are staying to protect what’s left. One boy donned a snorkeling mask to inspect his house, its corrugated to blog visit

roof faintly visible below the murky brown waves. “Nobody ever thought the water would rise this high,” 54-year-old Pathumwan Choichuichai told The Associated Press in this city of ancient temples just north of Bangkok, minutes after a Thai navy team snatched her family from an apartment building where they were stranded for five days. Epic monsoon rains and typhoons have battered a vast swath of Asia relentlessly this year, killing hundreds of people from the Philippines to India and inflicting billions of dollars

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Now we have our Premier, Hon. McKeeva Bush taking action against Hurley’s Entertainment, Daphne Orrett, Randy Merren, together with Wendy Ledger and Nicky Watson of Cayman News Service. The charges are defamation to the first three and for publishing an article that was “falsely and maliciously published.” I can only comment on my dealings with the UK publications. Very few suits ever get to the courts, if they do few win, and even the winners wish they hadn’t. What comes out in Court is an open can of worms. What a witness says gets reported verbatim. Even HM Queen Elizabeth stopped a court action about to proceed against the late Princess Diana’s butler. When the head of a small country in the Caribbean takes proceedings against the media it sends ripples of ‘press muzzling’ and interference. It makes outside investors become suspicious. It smacks of ‘dictatorship’. I hope commonsense and wise heads prevail. The press is the voice of the people. The ‘common’ people have fought battles for less.


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For more than four decades, Canada trained the helicopter pilots and mechanics of the Jamaica Defence Force. But last year, Jamaica decided to bring home the training and do all the work itself. However, its mechanics couldn’t keep up with the demand and after a while the Jamaicans found themselves in the very uncomfortable position of not having enough working helicopters, meaning no way to conduct high-stakes rescues and medical evacuations. With a very bad hurricane season predicted, officials there were worried. So they called up Canada and asked if they could send down some of their world-class search and rescue crews. Canada agreed and, in mid-August, sent along three Griffon helicopters and 65 Canadian Forces personnel — only the second time in history that Canada’s search and rescue teams have been deployed in another country. Normally, the crews of the bright yellow choppers are responsible for rescuing sailors at sea, or finding the survivors of a plane crash, or hoisting those trapped by floodwaters. In Jamaica, they’re doing much the same thing. But there’s a bonus in this

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His Excellency Mr. Duncan Taylor was the special guest at a special dualpurpose event, which marked the official start of the Poppy Appeal, as well as the opening of the brand new Cayman Islands Veterans Association (CIVA) headquarters. The new headquarters are located on the ground floor of the Crighton Building on Crewe Road. Previously past Secretary of CIVA Charles Adams had provided CIVA with office space. During a short speech, CIVA President, Capt. Dale Banks said: “Today marks the official opening of the new headquarters of the Cayman Islands Veterans Association. For the past 27 years, Mr. Charles Adams served as our Secretary and, thanks to his generosity and love for our Association, we were provided with office space and administrative support in his offices gratuitously. Now that Charles is preparing to take things a little easier, the Crighton family has kindly leased these offices to us at a reduced cost and we thank them for this. The Governor’s presence signified the official beginning of the Poppy Appeal, with a traditional ceremony, as


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and launches Poppy Appeal Laura Ribbins

The Cancer Society has played an integral role in the kick-off and opening of our children’s Summer Camp. Their Project Coordinator, Vicki Anderson, attended our first week of Summer Camp and spoke to our campers about the importance of sun safety and using sunscreen, hats, and long clothing to prevent sun damage and skin cancer. The presentation was engaging, informative, and tailored to our young audience. It was the perfect way to set the standard for summer sun safety for our children and the entire Summer Camp. We are looking forward to the Cancer Society’s return for our next summer season!

Athelstan Long, who was Governor here in 1972

Mr. Banks explained: “For the past three decades successive Governors have graciously served as Patron of the Cayman Islands Veterans Association and by tradition each year the person holding that office is presented with the first poppy, a ceremony we commonly refer to as ‘Pinning the Governor.’ “I now invite veteran and longserving past secretary and legal Advisor to our Association, Mr. Charles Adams, to officially kick off the 2011 Poppy Appeal by pinning His Excellency.’ Mr. Banks then presented Mr. Adams’ wife with a bouquet of flowers: “For a lady who has truly been the backbone of our organisation for almost three decades, Mrs. Sue Adams, a small token of our love, esteem and appreciation for her invaluable service to the Cayman Islands Veterans Association,” he said. Governor Taylor said: “I’m very glad to be able to kick off the Poppy Appeal this year, and it’s very nice to be able to do that in your new premises here which look very smart.” As refreshments were being served, Mr. Taylor took some time to greet some of the veterans, including the first Governor of the Cayman Islands, Athelstan Long. to blog visit

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13 OCT 2011 |


Lighthouse School gets new wheels

The new Ford bus is custom built for the Lighthouse School.

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Early yesterday morning the Lighthouse School received a brand new bus for their physically challenged students. The receipt of their new bus couldn’t come at a better time as their current bus is in the garage. The Principal of the Lighthouse School, Ms. Carla MacVicar, happily took the keys for the bus. She said, “ We are very excited to have the new bus as the student population has grown and it has really been a challenge. This new bus will help us no end.” President of Cayman Automotive, Mr. John Felder presented the new fully accessible Ford bus to the Lighthouse School’s Principal. The vehicle, which is custombuilt to accommodate 10 students


(L-R) Chief Education Officer Shirley Wahler, Prinicipal of Lighthouse School Carla MacVicar, President of Cayman Automotive Mr John Felder, Deputy Chief Education Officer Christen Suckoo, Stephen Quinland representing the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing and Minister of Education Rolston Anglin

in wheelchairs or seat 22 regularly, replaces an older vehicle that can generally accommodate half that number of students. Through Cayman Automotive, Mr. Felder, helped bring the bus into Cayman. He said, “First of all I would like to thankthe government for their support. We have been in operation for seven years and the government has been a very big support to us. “This bus, in particular, is special as the cargo it will carry is special. We are happy we could help to bring in this

Deputy Chief Education Officer Christen Suckoo, Prinicipal of Lighthouse School Carla MacVicar, Minister of Education Rolston Anglin, President of Cayman Automotive Mr John Felder, Chief Education Officer Shirley Wahler and Stephen Quinland representing the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing


H.S.A.’s Lions Eye Clinic Due to the unexpected and short-notice resignation of our Ophthalmologist, The Health Services Authority (H.S.A.) would like to apologise for any inconvenience that our patients are experiencing as a result of cancellations and/or the rescheduling of appointments. Arrangements are in place to maintain the services at the Eye clinic with limited hours until we are able to recruit a new full time physician. The staff at the Lion’s Eye Clinic is available to answer any questions that patients may have. The Eye Clinic staff is presently contacting our patients to reschedule


nice bus and make sure it serves its needs. “There is no doubt in my mind of its accomplishments.” Mr. Rolston Anglin, Minister of Education said, “The school needs this vehicle and, coincidently, their current one is in the shop but this bus has unique features including folding side chairs, side and rear ramps. “The high end customisation is necessary as the population changes within the school and its needs for transport.”

their appointments. We sincerely thank everyone for their patience and understanding. We are working diligently to recruit an Ophthalmologist and hope to have someone permanently in the post in the near future. For more information and to clarify appointment times please call the Eye Clinic at 244-2818 or our Patient Services Representative, Ms. Tina McLean at 244-2820. The H.S.A. would again like to thank all our patients for their understanding as we work to resolve this unexpected gap in physician staffing at the Eye Clinic.

Prison Service Job Fair The Prison Service is recruiting officers and will hold a job fair on Friday, 14 October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The job fair takes place in the Staff Training Unit at H.M.P. Northward. Interested Caymanians and legal residents should take this opportunity to become familiar with the different kinds of duties prison officers perform.

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Cayman Prep and High School have produced a book of multicultural family recipes that everyone can enjoy. It was made possible through the selfless efforts of the parents of Cayman Prep students who worked

Nutrition Facts per serving • Calories 1 55.3 • Protein 2.907 Gm • Carbs 17.65 Gm • Fat 8.253 Gm • Cholesterol 22.19 mg • Dietary Fiber 0.603 Gm • Sugar 1.287 Gm • Sodium 267.7 mg • Calcium 103.6mg • Potassium 224.5 mg • Iron 0.988mg

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(no more than 8 to 10 times do not handle the dough too much.) 6. On a floured surface, roll out the dough or pat to desired thickness; cut with a 2-½” to 3” round cutter. 7. Place on a greased baking sheet, and brush milk over the tops of the scones. 8. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes.

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13 OCT 2011 |


We continue our serialisation of Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson

Anne Part 65

“She rose, kissed the young girl lightly on each cheek”

Now the bishop lived five miles farther. It was not evident, therefore, to the ordinary mind what aid these reverend gentlemen could give to Anne, all living, as they did, at the western beginning of her railway journey; but Miss Lois, who, like others of her sex, possessed the power (unattainable by man) of rising above mere logical sequence, felt that she had conquered. “I have no bishops to offer,” said Père Michaux, with mock humility; “only ordinary priests. I will therefore leave Anne to your care, Miss Lois—yours and Dr. Gaston’s.” So the discussion ended, and Miss Lois came off with Protestant colors flying. Nonetheless Père Michaux wrote his letters; and Dr. Gaston did not write his. For the two men understood each other. There was no need for the old chaplain to say, plainly, “I have lived out of the world so long that I have not a single clerical friend this side of New York upon whom I can call”; the priest comprehended it without words. And there was no need for Père Michaux to parade the close ties and network of communication, which prevailed in the ancient Church to which he belonged; the chaplain knew them without the telling. Each understood the other; and being men, they could do without the small teasing comments, like the buzzing of flies, with which women enliven their days. Thus it happened that Anne Douglas travelled from the northern island across to the great city on the ocean border in the charge of the Roman Catholic Church. She arrived in New York worn out and bewildered, and having lost her sense of comparison by the strangeness and fatigue of the long journey, she did not appreciate the city’s size, the crowded streets, and roar of traffic, but regarded everything vaguely, like a tired child who has neither surprise nor attention to give. At length the carriage stopped; to blog visit

she went up a broad flight of stone steps; she was entering an open door. Some one was speaking to her; she was in a room where there were chairs, and she sank down. The priest who had brought her from the other side of the river was exchanging a few words with a lady; he was going; he was gone. The lady was coming toward her. “You are very tired, my child;” she said. “Let me take you a moment to Tante, and then you can go to your room.” “To Tante?” said Anne. “Yes, to Tante, or Madame Moreau, the principal of the school. She expects you.” Madame Moreau was a Frenchwoman, small and old, with a thin shrewd face and large features. She wore a plain black satin gown, the narrow skirt gathered in the old- fashioned style, and falling straight to the floor; the waist of the gown, fastened behind, was in front plaited into a long rounded point. Broad ruffles of fine lace shielded her throat and hands, and her cap, garnished with violet velvet, was trimmed with the same delicate fabric. She was never a handsome woman even in youth, and she was now seventy-five years of age; yet she was charming.

She rose, kissed the young girl lightly on each cheek, and said a few words of welcome. Her manner was affectionate, but impersonal. She never took fancies; but neither did she take dislikes. That her young ladies were all charming young persons was an axiom never allowed to be brought into question; that they were simply and gracefully feminine was with equal firmness established. Other schools of modern and American origin might make a feature of public examinations, with questions by bearded professors from boys’ colleges; but the establishment of Madame Moreau knew nothing of such innovations. The Frenchwoman’s idea was not a bad one; good or bad, it was inflexible. She was a woman of marked character, and may be said to have accomplished much good in a manner less generation and land. Thoroughly French, she was respected and loved by all her American scholars; and it will be long ere her name and memory fade away. Miss Vanhorn did not come to see her niece until a week had passed. Anne had been assigned to the lowest French class among the children, had taken her first singing lesson from one Italian, fat, rosy, and smiling, and her first Italian lesson from another, lean, old, and soiled, had learned to answer questions in the Moreau French, and to talk a little, as well as to comprehend the fact that her clothes were remarkable, and that she herself was considered an oddity, when one morning Tante sent word that she was to come down to the drawingroom to see a visitor. The visitor was an old woman with black eyes, a black wig, shining false teeth, a Roman nose, and a high color (which was, however, natural), and she was talking to Tante, who, with her own soft gray hair, and teeth which if false did not appear so, looked charmingly real beside her.



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Sudoku Samurai Samurai - Puzzle 2 of 5 - Easy

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The standard sudoku rules apply to the samurai sudoku. Place digits from 1 to 9 in each empty cell. Every row, every column, and every 3 x 3 box should contain digits from 1 to 9. No number or letter should appear more than once on every row, and column.

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BlackBerry services hit in Latin America, India LONDON (AP) — BlackBerry’s woes spread on Tuesday as the smartphone’s maker reported service disruptions for a second straight day in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and fresh problems in Latin America and India. Research in Motion Ltd., which makes BlackBerry devices, acknowledged there were ongoing problems Tuesday, hours after it said services were operating normally and the cause of delays in subscriber services a day earlier had been resolved. “Some users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, India, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina are experiencing messaging and browsing delays,” the company said in a statement, adding that it is “working to restore normal service as quickly as possible.” Research in Motion Ltd. also apologized for “any inconvenience,” as Twitter and the Internet lit up with condemnation over a delayed response to problems some users had reported for hours.


In Britain, Vodafone UK told customers via Twitter that service was not fully restored. Rival T-Mobile UK blamed “a European-wide outage on the BlackBerry network” which it said was affecting all mobile operators. There were also reports of problems elsewhere in Europe, such as Spain. In addition, the disruptions were experienced in the Middle East and Africa. Etisalat, which operates in the United Arab Emirates, apologized for “the further interruption” to Blackberry services, “once again due

to RIM problems.” And Kenya’s Safaricom Ltd. said on Twitter that its Blackberry customers were experiencing a “technical fault,” while South Africa’s Vodacom told subscribers the issues were affecting multiple networks and countries. There were no reports of any problems in the U.S. Angry smartphone users took to Twitter to vent frustration with the company and bemoaned the loss of their messaging capabilities, questioning why the company took so long to restore services.

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13 OCT 2011 |


Hurley’s smash 4G kart race



Digicel models at the 4G launch

Paul Kennedy

They felt the need… the need for SPEED! Nascar and Formula One drivers had nothing on these racers as Cayman Karting hosted the Digicel launch of 4G. And what better way to celebrate the telecommunications milestone than to hit the racetrack. The smell of burning rubber wafted into the air as drivers from media outlets across Cayman revved their engines and donned their helmets for the big race. And when the chequered flag came down after 30 grueling laps, the team at

Karters tackle a tight bend during the Digicel race

the front of the pack was from Hurley’s Entertainment. Three drivers from each team took turns on the track and with some neat cornering and precise handling Hurley’s looked unbeatable. And that was the case at the end of the tournament as they lifted the trophy presented by Digicel CEO Victor Corcoran. Mr Corcoran said: “4G is fast and what better way to launch it than at the go-kart track. Well done to Hurley’s and all the other teams that took part.” Paramount Media, Digicel themselves and a team from iNews also took part in the race.

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Jaime Ayovi leads Ecuador over US 1-0

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HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Jurgen Klinsmann is finding wins and goals hard to come by in his first few months as coach of the U.S. soccer team. “It’s going to take time,” goalkeeper Tim Howard said after Tuesday night’s 1-0 exhibition loss to Ecuador dropped the Americans to 1-31 since the former German star and coach replaced Bob Bradley in late July. “People are going to ask questions, and that’s natural. But it’s still in the infant stages.” Second-half substitute Jaime Ayovi beat defender Tim Ream to a cross and scored in the 79th minute, the only good chance Ecuador had. “It’s a growing process and, obviously, also a couple of knocks that you have to accept,” Klinsmann said. With no competitive games until the start of World Cup qualifying in June, Klinsmann is experimenting with players and formations. He generally wants the Americans to play higher upfield and use more width. The U.S. has just two goals since Klinsmann took over, tying Mexico 1-1 and losing to Costa Rica and Belgium 1-0 before last weekend’s 1-0 win over Honduras. “The first few results haven’t been great,” captain Carlos Bocanegra said. “It’s just frustrating, but we’re moving in the right direction.” With the Americans using a 4-1-3-2 formation and sometimes a 4-3-3, they are attacking more than they did under the conservative Bradley.

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More misery for Cayman El Salvador 4 Cayman Islands 0

Publisher Joan E Wilson

Paul Kennedy

Cayman Islands World Cup misery continued on Tuesday night, as they were trounced four goals to nil in El Salvador. In front of a packed crowd in San Salvador the Group A leaders continued their impressive form with a comfortable win. For Cayman the defeat meant they stay rooted to the bottom of the division and piles more pressure on their management team including Technical Director Carl Brown. After losing at home to Suriname, Brown said he felt players should be paid to play football and monetary incentives would improve results. But even a King’s Ransom would not have stopped Cayman getting rolled over on this occasion – and

the four-nil score line flattered the visitors who many thought would be defeated by more. With goalkeeper Miguel Pitta missing - suspended following his late dismissal in last Friday’s defeat – the odds where always going to be stacked against Cayman. There was also a rare start for Alfredo Challenger – who has not featured in the national side for three years. And he hasn’t even played competitive football since March. Heavy rain may have delayed the kick-off but not the inevitable. The game was over as a contest before the referee even blew for halftime with the home side racing to a three nil lead at the break. Goals from Victor Turcios (6), Steve Purdy (13) and Jaime Alas (45), really saw little point in Cayman coming

out of their dressing room for the second half. The home crowd expected a rout – but after the break it was a different story. Either El Salvador stepped off the gas or Cayman finally got their act together. Let’s hope it was the latter. For the majority of the second period it remained at 3-0 but Cayman’s chances were few and far between. El Salvador did finally find the back of the net for a fourth time when Herbert Sosa converted from the penalty spot with two minutes to go. Cayman team: Ramon Sealy, Dion Brandon, Benjamin Cupid, Donald Soloman, Luigi Hernandez Andre McFarlane, Michael Johnson, Jedd Ebanks, Alfredo Challenger, Theron Wood, Mark Ebanks.

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