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Sunset really lit the place up. Sunset Divers won the prize for the best dressed Christmas boat in the Watersports category for the third time. Fifteen

boats thrilled the crowds that had gathered for this spectacular annual event. The winner of each of the categories was given $2,000.

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MLAs Ezzard Miller and Arden Mclean yesterday joined Anthony Eden in support of the Bodden Town coalition opposing relocation of the George Town landfill, saying wasteto-energy conversion would cure the site’s ills. “I don’t think we should abandon the single opportunity to lower the

cost of living by producing energy to lower the costs of electricity and water as a byproduct,” Mr Miller told iNews Cayman. “This would basically provide free water to everyone, and it would be distilled, so it’s the best in the world,” Mr Miller said. East End opposition lawmaker Arden McLean said waste-to-energy conversion would generate eight megawatts of electricity, nearly

one-ninth of the 74.3 megawatt Grand Cayman demand supplied by Caribbean Utilities Company. The relocation of the landfill forms part of the Dart Realty-government ForCayman Alliance, a $1.2 billion, 30-year programme of construction and investment encompassing roads, hotels, schools, parks and the “closure, relocation and remediation” of the 58-acre George Town landfill, adjacent to Dart’s multi-million-

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Sunset lights up Camana Bay

2011 Winners: Sunset Divers

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Sunset Divers won the prize for the best-dressed Christmas boat in the Watersports category in Cayman 27 Parade of Lights – for the third time running. The parade is always a spectacular addition to Camana Bay’s seasonal festivities and this year, the event was better than ever, with a total of 15 boats registering. Vessels were officially judged on “Wow!” factor, Creativity, Use of Colour, and Overall Impression. The winner of each of the two cateorgies (“Private” and “Watersport”) received CI$2000. In addition to being decorated with thousands of different coloured lights that danced and sparkled in the harbour, the boats were themed with all kinds of imaginative Christmas images. There was Santa and his

helpers, reindeer, angels, and even one nativity scene complete with Mary and Joseph and the little baby Jesus. One of the boats even had a Charlie Brown and Snoopy theme. Sadly, only a very few people from the crowd could actually see the spectacle properly, as they were too far away from the water’s edge. There was, however, plenty more to see earlier during the evening, with music from local band Bona Fide, who sang some holiday favorites, and there was also a wonderful concert from the First Baptist Church Choir who really were in fine voice. Of course, even if they couldn’t see the lights on all the boats, children loved the lights on the beautiful Christmas Tree, that turns Camana Bay’s Crescent into a Caribbean winter wonderland. The evening finished off with a breathtaking fireworks display. Photos by Christopher Tobutt

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dollar Camana Bay community, on a 110-acre Dart-owned site in Midland Acres, just outside Bodden Town. The new site, dubbed an “Eco Park” by Dart planners, received approval from the Central Planninig Authority in October for site preparation such as roads, lighting and drainage works. Dart, however, will not manage the new “waste-management” facility, leaving operations to government, which has promised recycling and reprocessing, incineration in a series of separate cells, opened one-byone, and storage for a wide range of refuse including junked cars, tyres, construction and hurricane debris, and hazardous liquids. “I believe there is no need to move the [landfill] because the technology is out there, and has improved to the point, to correct the problems we have had for 30 years,” Mr McLean said. Both he and Mr Miller said improved management of the current dump would address long-delayed waste-toenergy plans, nearly realised under bipartisan efforts four years ago. “I did a long study and was ready to go to an RFP [request for proposals, a formal tender] on it to assist the country. Then the recession hit us,” Mr McLean said. Current UDP Minister for Education Rolston Anglin and to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

Deputy Speaker and West Bay MLA Cline Glidden had agreed at the time “that waste-to-energy was the answer,” he said. “If we move the dump to Bodden Town, it’s just moving the problem, and in 40 years we’ll have the same problems again,” the PPM MLA said. The 75-member Coalition to Keep Bodden Town Dump Free yesterday agreed that converting waste to energy in George Town was “the way to go for solving the landfill problem where it presently is, with absolutely no need to contaminate another site.” Creating a conversion facility at the Midland Acres “Eco Park”, a coalition spokesman said, “in no way would reduce the traffic and noise problem of over 200 truckloads of garbage, per day, along the main road through the village. With the return trip, this adds up to more than 400 additional trucks every day.” According to spokesman and 2009 Bodden Town independent political candidate Vincent Frederick, the group hoped to meet Bodden Town UDP MLAs Mark Scotland, also Minister of Health, and backbencher Dwayne Seymour either this afternoon or next Monday so they “might hear all concerns”.

Last Wednesday, 7 December, the group had replied to a 30 November invitation from the two representatives “The agreement with Dart to relocate the dump in Midland Acres is a threat to Bodden Town, to its people, its environment and its future,” Mr Frederick said, “but government has completely failed to consult Bodden Towners and to ask for their prior consent. “Although a meeting with Mr. Seymour and Mr. Scotland is no substitute, it will give us another chance to demand that they represent their constituents, defend their district, and give voice to those who voted for them,” he said. “They were not elected by Dart.”

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Lucy admitted as attorney

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Lucy Sleep, who recently completed her articles at Maples and Calder, was admitted as an attorney-atlaw by the Hon. Justice Alexander Henderson in the Grand Court, on 30 November. Ms. Sleep first joined Maples and Calder in 2000 as an executive legal secretary before deciding to pursue studies in law at the BPP Law School, where she obtained her graduate diploma with a commendation in 2008. Thereafter, she attended the Cayman Islands Law School, securing her Professional Practice Certificate with distinction in 2009. Ms. Sleep’s long tenure at Maples and Calder has included a nine month secondment to the liquidations department of MaplesFS, as well as work within the funds, litigation, corporate commercial and trusts departments, where she has gained invaluable experience in the trenches. “Having worked at Maples for nearly 12 years, I am thrilled to be able to take on this new role,” said Ms. Sleep of her success, “I would like to express my thanks to Maples for their sponsorship and support.” Articled to Alasdair Robertson, a member of Maples and Calder’s Global Management Committee and the firm’s newly elected Global Practice Group Leader of Finance, Ms. Sleep will take up her position as Associate in his team with immediate effect. “I have watched Lucy go from strength to strength and I am very proud of her accomplishments,” said Mr. Robertson.

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Keep safe and sound at Christmas Christopher Tobutt christopher.tobutt@ieyenews.com

The RCIP’s Christmas Cracker campaign is all about keeping you, your family and your belongings safe at Christmas time. The campaign featured an RCIPs officer posing as a burglar who was trying to get in to a home in West Bay, perhaps to steal those hard-saved-for presents waiting to be wrapped up. Chief Inspector Angelique Howell, the officer in charge of Operation Christmas Cracker, said: “We’ve noticed an increase in burglaries over the past few weeks and the main purpose of our focus on home and business security is to encourage people to think a bit more about how they secure their property and businesses against would-be criminals.” “Believe it or not, a nosy neighbour is a burglar’s worst enemy. Get to know your neighbours and work out an arrangement to watch each other’s

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houses,” Ms Howell added. Another good idea is to ask a neighbor or friend to stop by your house if you are away, and turn on different lights each evening. In the bedroom Ms Howell showed what could be done to stop burglars getting in through the window. Good advice is often very simple- lock windows properly, don’t leave them unlocked or half open. “Window locks are not expensive and we are asking persons to think safety at all times and ensure they have proper locks on their windows,” Ms Howell said. Over at the French Windows, Ms Howell gave a few more safety tips: Angelique Howell, shows how to secure sliding doors “Burglars work Camana Bay 55-Market Street, Grand Cayman KY, Cayman Islands Tel: (345) 640-3456

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swiftly so as a result of that we are encouraging people to not give them the opportunity to be able to come in and take what they want and leave without having some challenges and slowing down. “If you are in your home it is important for you not to leave your sliding door open, because once you leave it open, someone can just walk in and take your things and just walk right back out. “A simple method of slowing them down is to use a wooden broomstick – all you have to do is to cut it to fit the tracks of your sliding door so as to not allow the criminal access by opening the door,” Ms Howell said. But some burglars like to walk straight in through the front door. “Is it is important for you to have deadbolts on your doors – these locks are not easy to pick. Ms Howell finished the demonstration by describing the benefits of starting a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, with help from an RCIPs officer.

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Christian Bale in China to promote Nanjing movie BEIJING (AP) — Christian Bale was in Beijing on Monday to promote a movie about 13 young prostitutes set during Japanese army’s brutal rampaging of China’s wartime capital, known in the West as the “Rape of Nanking.” The Oscar winner and Batman star plays an American priest in the film “The Flowers of War,” directed by one of China’s best known modern directors, Zhang Yimou. It is an adaptation of a Chineselanguage novel by contemporary writer Yan Geling about 13 sex workers in Nanjing who volunteer to

replace university students as escorts for invading Japanese soldiers. In the novel that translates roughly as “The 13 Women of Nanjing,” the American priest leads a church that shelters prostitutes and young female students during the invasion. Historians say the 1937 massacre in the eastern city now known as Nanjing resulted in the slaughter of at least 150,000 civilians. China puts the number killed at 300,000, making it one of the worst atrocities of the World War II era. Bale praised the ability of the actresses who play the young students

in the movie to act fearful and upset for extended periods of time. “Poor girls, they were always crying their eyes out,” the actor said. “When I first arrived, I felt: this is just not good. I don’t like.”

Japan launches its 2nd spy satellite this year TOKYO (AP) — Japan successfully put a spy satellite into orbit on Monday and expects to complete its network of intelligence-gathering satellites with another launch next year. Japan’s space agency, JAXA, said the launch from the remote southern island of Tanegashima went off without a hitch and the radar-equipped satellite is functioning properly. It was the second launch of the year, following a successful liftoff in September. Officials refused to provide details of the satellite’s capabilities. Japanese media reports say it will augment the optical satellites Japan

has already launched by providing data of what is happening on the ground at night or through cloud cover. Japan launched its first pair of spy satellites in 2003, prompted by concerns over North Korea’s missile program. It currently has four optical informationgathering satellites in orbit, though the latest of those is not fully operational yet. It previously launched two radar intelligence satellites, but both malfunctioned. The satellite launched Monday is expected to begin gathering intelligence in a few months, an official with the Cabinet Satellite Information Center

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More erosion of our rights Colin Wilson

In a previous editorial I outlined my concerns regarding the additional powers the RCIPS had asked for. My concerns were justified and unheeded by our lawmakers as last week amendments to the Penal Code were presented. Amazingly, only leader of the opposition Hon. Alden McLaughlin rose to speak on the bill. Not all the laws are bad but along with those are the additional unnecessary ones that give almost unlimited powers to the police on matters that have never been any concern. Have we really had problems here with ‘unlawful assembly’, riots and affray’ and the need to ‘disperse groups of people in certain areas’? Mr. McLaughlin voiced my fears when he said the dispersal orders raised concerns about the erosion of civil liberties. “There is growing concern locally about many of these measures that are being taken because of the seriousness of crime in the jurisdiction and because, quite frankly, of the low level of convictions. All of us want the bad guys to get their just due, but there has to be a certain balance struck as it relates to civil liberties,” he said. The Cayman Islands Attorney General, Sam Bulgin, said, “Dispersal powers of police were necessary to counter antisocial behaviour by groups who caused problems for lawabiding citizens. Rather than let such behaviour escalate, the amended law was a proactive attempt to address the problem.” I would like to know all the instances of this “anti-social behavior by groups” who have caused “problems for lawabiding citizens”? In the thirty years I have lived here I have never known it to be a problem and the publisher of iNews Cayman, Joan (Watler) Wilson, native of Cayman has never known it to be a problem either and she is the

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daughter of an ex-Caymanian Chief of Police! I don’t think Mr. Bulgin has the same qualifications! And why the necessity to increase the maximum penalty for being drunk and disorderly to a prison sentence to ONE YEAR and a fine of $1,000? Hopefully our judges will be more lenient and flexible when they sentence these persons so charged. Once again Mr. McLaughlin was concerned and asked whether songs sung out loud “after dark whilst walking home from a bar really warrants a sentence of one year imprisonment?” This has never been a huge problem. The amended law deeming anyone to be a “rogue and a vagabond” if found by night without any lawful excuse on a closed commercial premises and could face up to three years in prison for a first offence and four years for a subsequent offence, is another one dealing with a problem here that hardly exists. I think we can all agree with anyone convicted of being a member of a gang liable to a maximum sentence of 20 years in jail and a $500,000 fine, and redefining the term gang as “any group, association or other body consisting of three or more persons, whether formally or informally organised, having as one of its primary activities the commission of a serious offence; and any or all of the members of which engage in or have, within the preceding three years, engaged in the commission of a series of serious offences”. The Penal Code (Amendment) Bill 2011 now creates offences of “causing fear, or provocation of violence”, “harassment”, and “threat to kill” and increases the penalty for “idle and disorderly persons” to a fine of $2,000 and four years in prison. Another timely and much needed change. Most of us will only be interested and pleased if they lead to more convictions of the crimes here. That is the main problem.

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Heath Ledger and benzodiazepines Georgina Wilcox

The first time I saw Heath Ledger, it was in the movie “10 Things I Hate About You”. Well passed ‘teen’ movies, even those with Shakespearian-based scripts, I shyly admitted to liking “10 Things.” I really like the male lead; what was his name? Heath Ledger. I was hooked. I’m not a star-struck fan and was never one of those teenagers with movie-star idol posters plastered all over my bedroom walls, but Mr. Ledger has talent. And then came those scene-stealing roles that totally blew us away. “The Patriot.” “Monsters Ball.” And finally leading-man status and an Academy Award nomination. “Brokeback Mountain,” “Casanova” and playing the Joker in “The Dark Knight”. I had no idea. It was not endless. It was not what we expected. As soon as I read the detailed list of the first report of his deathbed scene, I intuitively knew how he died. Ten days later the final medical examiners report confirmed my suspicions. Hollywood is ‘Xanax’-city. Feeling down, pop a Xanax. Feeling stressed, pop a Xanax. Need to perform at your very best, pop a Xanax. A-list stars feel the pressure to provide A-grade performances when working on multi-million dollar films. There’s too much money at stake. The intense stress, both internal and external, is immeasurable. The studios are risking billions, paying the stars millions, and the actors are unnaturally subjected to more pressure than we mere mortals can imagine. Heath Ledger, himself, admitted that after the worldwide release of “A Knights Tale” with its instant paparazzi-bulb-flashing stardom, his stress levels increased ten-fold. Xanax is the trade name of the generic anti-anxiety/tranquillizer prescription drug, alprazolam, listed in Ledgers toxicity report. The other anti-anxiety drug was diazepam, or more commonly known as Valium. These drugs are from a class of commonly prescribed tranquilizers known as benzodiazepines or simply referred to as ‘benzos’. According to the latest National Health Study, approximately 10 million scripts of benzos are written annually in Australia alone with its meagre population of 20 million compared to 300 million in the US. Many doctors will write a script for benzos faster than a speeding bullet. But the real danger is that too many of them do not know the longterm effects these drugs have on your system, how to give their patients the correct advice georgina.wilcox@ieyenews.com

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when administering or monitoring the dosages, and ñ more frighteningly - how to manage their patients benzo withdrawal programme. Firstly, this is how benzos affect your body or more importantly your brain. Benzodiazepines increase, or rather, enhance your brains main neurotransmitter, commonly known as GABA. Eventually, and this can be as quickly as 3 to 4 weeks if taking a daily dose, your brain will stop producing its own GABA and rely totally on the artificial benzo. GABA is the most important neurotransmitter because it affects just about everything else. Primarily it enhances the brains other neurotransmitters such as Serotonin and Dopamine. All of the brains neurotransmitters have important functions such as, voluntary movement of the muscles, wakefulness, sleep, memory function, sensory transmission especially pain, and much, much more. The problem is that from this point on your brain needs more benzo as tolerance starts the downward spiral, and the brain needs higher and higher dosages to obtain the same effect. If the patient is not given the correct dosage or management advice, that insidious and often-undiagnosed disorder known as Benzo Withdrawal Syndrome (BWS) will start its ugly and potentially dangerous descent. BWS is known by experts in the field for its severity and prolonged nature. It may take years to fully withdraw from benzos, even with proper care and supervision. Without this knowledge, the unwitting patient can suffer from over 30 symptoms, the most common being unrelenting insomnia, severe pain and mood changes. People who have been taking benzos for a relatively short time can experience withdrawal symptoms even whilst taking the drug. In addition, if you have been taking them for a prolonged time, and then suddenly stop, dire circumstances may happen. Or, at the very least, more pain, more depression and unrelenting insomnia. When we now read about Heath Ledgers complaints, does this sound familiar? Everything points to extreme Benzo Withdrawal, but noone is exclaiming its dangers. In fact, most GPs and even hospital doctors admit they know very little about Benzo Withdrawal. Some even refer their patients to drug rehabilitation centers ñ an absolute no-no according to benzo counselors. Benzo withdrawal is the exact opposite to alcohol or street drug dependency. You donít want to abruptly eliminate the benzo from your body, as they often do in drug rehabilitation. The brain needs the benzo. One must gradually

withdraw the artificial benzo until the brain can eventually increase its own GABA. Sudden cessation of benzos can cause severe problems such as seizures and blackouts. When in BWS, the counselors advise against taking any medication or drugs whatsoever. Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is probably the only thing the body can cope with for pain relief. Nothing else. Even codeine is forbidden. Also, one should totally refrain from alcohol, caffeine, and all stimulants. There is a strong protocol to be followed and without this knowledge, the patient is easily put at great risk. The Ashton Manual, the acknowledged benzodiazepine “bible”, warns: “Drug interactions: Benzodiazepines have additive effects with other drugs with sedative actions including other hypnotic’s, some antidepressant’s (e.g. amitriptyline [Elavil], doxepin [Adapin, Sinequan]), major tranquilizers or neuroleptics (e.g. prochlorperazine [Compazine], trifluoperazine [Stelazine]), anticonvulsant’s (e.g. phenobarbital, phenytoin [Dilantin], carbamazepine [Atretol, Tegretol]), sedative antihistamines (e.g. diphenhydramine [Benadryl], promethazine [Phenergan]), opiates (heroin, morphine, meperidine), and, importantly, alcohol. Patients taking benzodiazepines should be warned of these interactions. If sedative drugs are taken in overdose, benzodiazepines may add to the risk of fatality.” The real problem is that there are extremely few experts in treating BWS; they will not include your local doctor, hospital, or drug clinic. However, there are good BWS specialists that can be extremely helpful, but they are usually found in specially funded tranquillizer recovery clinics. One must ask, why don’t doctors know about this? The problem is they simply don’t. Is it their fault or the pharmaceutical companies that profit from these addictions? There is little or no dissemination of information within the community, the medical fraternity or from the pharmaceutical companies about benzodiazepines. And, according to BWS counselors working in the field, there is insufficient research or empirical studies on the effects of benzos and BWS management to assist them with their intensive workloads. Why? Who is at fault? Who is responsible for remedying the situation? Why are the people who write the scripts uninformed about the after-effects and potential dangers associated with benzodiazepines?

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Tortuga honoured at business awards Miami, Fla., – Marcus and Monique Simmonds, owners of Tortuga Rum Cake Company/Tortuga Imports, Inc. were honoured as finalists in the 2011 Jamaica Observer Business Leader Awards, held November 30 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. Started in 1996, this award programme has become Jamaica’s most prestigious and coveted business award. This year, the newspaper recognized eight entrepreneurs within the Jamaican Diaspora, who have made significant contribution to the economic development of their adopted country. As finalists, the Simmonds’ success in building Tortuga Rum Cakes into a global product and international brand was featured in the Jamaica Observer profiled on television and radio and honored at the Jamaica Observer Business Leader Awards banquet. “We are very honoured and humbled to be recognised along with such inspiring and successful fellow Jamaican entrepreneurs,” says Monique Hamaty-Simmonds, president and CEO of Tortuga Rum Cake Company. Her father, Robert Hamaty and his wife Carlene started the Tortuga Rum Company in Grand Cayman, B.W.I. in 1984 and later introduced the “Tortuga Rum Cake” baked from a generations’ old family recipe. In 1997, Monique and Marcus, the company’s CFO, opened Tortuga Imports in Miami to bring Tortuga’s “taste of the Islands” to the American

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Marcus Simmonds, and Monique Hamaty-Simmonds with her father, Tortuga Rum Company founder Robert Hamaty at Jamaica Observer Business Awards.

market. Today, Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes are the # 1 export of the Cayman Islands and have been named “Best Cruise Souvenir” by Porthole Cruise magazine for seven consecutive years. Tortuga Rum Cakes are shipped to 70 countries, sold in gift and specialty food departments and gourmet stores throughout North America and the Caribbean and on over 100 cruise ships. The complete line of Tortuga Rum Cakes and Gourmet Products is available via mail order and online at www.tortugarums.com. More than 500 distinguished

patrons and a host of top business executives attended with Lowell Hawthorne of the Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, Bronx, New York being named Business Leader of the Year. The Observer explained that by sharing this year’s nominees with the public and inviting them home to celebrate their success, the goal was to strengthen Jamaica’s business ties within the entire Diaspora community, and more specifically, sow the seeds for joint ventures and other entrepreneurial initiatives with operators of local businesses.

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Nomination day in Jamaica More than 150 candidates are expected to formally indicate their interest in contesting the December 29 general election. The incumbent Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP) said they will each put forward candidates to vie for the 63 parliamentary seats in the House of Representatives. Several minor parties and some independents said they will also to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

contest the polls. The NDM-Garvey alliance has indicated it will put forward 17 candidates. JLP General Secretary Aundre Franklin said everything was in place. “We are 100 per cent ready,” he stated. PNP election campaign spokesman Delano Franklyn said he too was very confident. “Our supporters have been sensitised to the time and place where

candidates will be duly nominated,” he said. The Electoral Office of Jamaica has established a nomination schedule to prevent clashes among JLP and PNP supporters. The police force said it anticipates the exercise to be free of violence. Some 1.64 million Jamaicans are eligible to vote in the country’s 16th general election. The elections office said 41,607 of them are new electors.

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Dogs get new home in New York We buy and sell gold, jewellery, electronics, vehicles and much more 943-7296 One of the dogs is packed up and ready to go stateside

Lindsey Gordon (left) and Justine Riseley leave Cayman with the seven dogs.

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These dogs are about to enjoy a taste of the apple – the BIG APPLE! The canine cuties have all been given a great chance of finding new homes thanks to an animal charity in the US. Pets Alive in Middletown, New York have taken delivery of seven adult dogs from the Cayman Islands Humane Society. And on Saturday with their bags packed, the four-legged travellers set off on the long journey that may soon find them loving families. Kind-hearted Cayman Airways agreed to fly the dogs Stateside free of charge and they were accompanied on their journey by board member Lindsey Gordon and

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volunteer Justine Riseley. Once they landed in New York they were picked up by the Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) and taken to the shelter which has a strict “no kill” policy. Justine said: “None of this would have been possible without Pets Alive and Arc. We must also thank Cayman Airlines for their help flying the animals over.” Lesley Walker of the shelter added: “We had a great response from our supporters to appeals for air miles and cash to help with the transfer costs. “When they arrive in New York they will be met by a rescue organization called Animal Rescue Corps. ARC is willing to transport the dogs and volunteers up to Pets

Alive in Middletown and then bring the volunteers back to the airport for the return flight. “Pets Alive is a No-Kill shelter. Once they agree to take the dogs, even when they find them a home, they undertake responsibility for the dogs for life.   Pets Alive provide their own microchip implants which means that if the dogs ever get lost they can be returned to Pets Alive. Our lucky dogs have had their chips implanted this week.  “A great Christmas gift for the seven dogs chosen!” The animals picked to start a new life in America are Cooper, Nikki, Melissa, Uno, Betsy, Widget and Boo Boo who between them have spend more than seven years at the shelter.

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Santa’s Scubaluminations Santa’s Scubaluminations will be held this Thursday at Jack Rackams Waterfront Restaurant and Bar. Father Christmas will be arriving by boat led by a special team of scubadiving reindeer. Once he arrives – straight from Lapland – Santa will hear Christmas wishes from any children who want to meet him.

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This year’s beneficiary for the popular event will be the Cayman Islands Humane Society. An money raised from the visit, which starts at 6.30pm, will be donated to the animal rescue centre. Rackams will also be collecting much-needed cat and dog food and toys along with collars, leashes, towels and dryer sheets and trash bags.

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Passport2Success continues to deliver results Superior Auto, a comprehensive garage- (Machine Shop/ Aluminum, Steel and Gas Welding, Auto Repairs and Bodywork and Paint Shop). Machine Shop

Group photo of all graduates in Passport2Success’s 5th cohort and support staff, including Mrs. Rodrigues, Chief Officer in the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment. (Photo by Kristi Anderson)

Graduations bring elation and a sense of accomplishment. For the students in the 5th cohort of the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment initiative Passport2Success, there was pride and achievement on their faces as they celebrated completing the programme. Students, proud parents, Ministry officials, and private and public sector individuals involved in the programme were present at the Wharf Restaurant on Monday, 5 December 2011 to watch as the 5th cohort students received their “Passports to Success”. Statistics shared at the event indicate that the programme continues to deliver impressive results: • 111 out of 124 young people (90%) have successfully completed the programme, since it started in 2010 • 58% have been employed within six months after graduation • 69% of participants from cohort #1 and #2 are currently employed 12 months after completing the programme – this is an important stat because it shows that participants are utilizing gained skills to successfully continue to job seek once the programme is over and have been successful at maintaining employment up to one year. • 18% are currently attending school. Ms Shannon Seymour of the Wellness Centre opened the ceremony by congratulating the students, saying: “The 5th cohort group was able to accomplish many of their goals, including some of the students securing full time employment with the supporting companies involved. We are to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

proud of everyone who completed the programme, because it’s not easy. Ms Seymour conveyed her appreciation to the community, parents of graduates, and the public and private sector for coming on board and making the programme an important second chance for success. She remarked “the success of the Passport2Success programme comes directly from the fact that each sector of our community is making a necessary contribution. The Ministry has been fully supportive of the programme and the participants, the private sector has been a critical partner in providing invaluable opportunities for our participants to gain meaningful employment experience, the general community has been overwhelmingly supportive and parents and families have stood by their young people, encouraged them to participate and supported them along the way. Mrs. Mary Rodrigues, Chief Officer of the Ministry of Education, was in attendance to congratulate all of the graduates for completing what she acknowledged was a challenging programme. “The programme makes demands on your time, it forces you to take an honest look at where you are and what you have done to date. It also asks you to change your level of preparation and approach to getting and holding onto a job, and most difficult of all, to change your attitudes,” she said. Ms Rodrigues told the young people that the ministry’s support for them would not end with the graduation. Graduates from the programme can get grants to continue their studies and

can be referred for future employment opportunities. The Ministry has also engaged the Wellness Centre to keep in touch with the graduates, to monitor their progress and to support and encourage them. Attendees learned that applications are now being processed for two new Passport2Success programmes, which will start in January, 2012. These will target unemployed young men aged 2025 and young mothers. For more information in regards to Passport2Success as well as application forms and dates in regards to the start of the next programme, visit www. passport2success.ky

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Dishin’ with Dody

Toasting the holidays with soup and burgers Dody Denman dody.denman@ieyenews.com “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. everywhere you go.” I love this time of year…the lights, the music, the decorations, the festivities, but mostly I love occasions spent with family and friends. The time is already going too quickly, there is just not enough opportunity to see everyone and do everything. Another joy of this joyous holiday are the celebrations, whether formal or pot-luck. Here are two recipes that are perfect for sharing in a room filled with friends or by the fireplace with that special someone.

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Burger Sauce and Party Burgers Ingredients (Sauce) • • • • • • • •

1 cup soy sauce ¼ cup brown sugar ¼ cup Worchester sauce ½ cup steak sauce 1 tsp. mustard 1 T. Canola oil 1 T. balsamic vinegar ½ tsp. each of garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper

Ingredients (Burger) • 1 ½ lb. hamburger (80/20) • ½ cup burger sauce • 18 small rolls (split and buttered)

Directions (Sauce) • Mix all ingredients in medium saucepan. Simmer until thickened. Refrigerate unused portion.

Directions (Burgers) • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Spray with oil. Mix meat and sauce. Shape into 18 small burgers. Bake until done, about 10 minutes.  Do not overcook.  Meanwhile, grill rolls, butter side down, until toasted. Place burger on roll and serve with your favourite condiments.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients • 1 large butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeded • ¼ cup olive oil, plus extra for squash • Bunch fresh sage • ½ large onion • 1 large carrot • 1 celery stalk

• ½ red bell pepper • 4 cups chicken stock (plus more if needed) • ½ cup heavy cream • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg • Crushed red pepper • Salt, freshly ground black pepper

Directions • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease baking dish with canola oil. Place squash cut side up in dish. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake until tender, about 45 minutes. • Place ¼ cup olive oil in large pot over medium high heat. Fry sage until crisp. Remove and set aside.  Dice vegetables and sauté in flavoured oil.  Lightly season with salt, pepper, nutmeg and crushed

red pepper. When the squash is done, using a large spoon, scrape into the pot; discarding peel.  Add 4 cups stock and simmer 15 minutes.  Using immersion blender, puree until smooth.  Add cream and additional stock, if necessary, to reach desired consistency.  Adjust seasonings.  Stir over medium heat until heated throughout.  Ladle into bowls and garnish with sage leaves. to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

“I am not a cancer patient but I have been attending the Cancer Society’s Survivor Dinners over the years with my wife. I appreciate how the Cayman Islands Cancer Society’s staff care for my wife who is a cancer survivor. I have a lot of respect for those people because they treat everyone with respect. They truly care for cancer patients. I pray that the Lord will give them His blessings and the strength to carry on the good work that they are doing. I am happy to be around them as they are a friendly and loving group of people.” ~ Turner Myles 114 Maple Road George Town P.O. Box 10565 Grand Cayman KY1-1005 Cayman Islands

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OPINION

Believe you me

Joan Wilson joan.wilson@ieyenews.com

Life on Grand Cayman in my ‘growing up days’ was a very simple but enjoyable experience. We were all so close. Everyone was your friend. Personally speaking, I had a different friend for every occasion. For instance, if I wanted to sing I’d go to certain friends; cycling, I’d go to another; horse riding, to another. Believe you me; if it could be done I did it. Oh, by the way, I also had a friend that used to sit and read with me, too. We never had many bicycles in those days so we rode what we could get onto. For instance, my father’s bicycle was a very big frame and, I guess, especially made for him. So, every time he got off it I would sneak it away, go through the bush and down a little pathway to one very special friend. We’d go riding on father’s bike, but of course, neither of us could reach the pedals so we each pushed. When the pedal came up on one side I pushed and when it came up on the other side she would push. Boy, was that ever fun! There were no trainer wheels on any of our bikes But we had more enjoyment and more licks than you can bet. But believe you me when I finally got my bicycle at the age of 18 I knew how to patch the tubes, take the tyres off, oil and clean every inch of the bike. Believe you me; we had a few shipwrecks around the Island. The last one I recall was ‘The Cali.’ Boy, it didn’t take us long to claim her for our new playground. That was after she had been emptied and stripped of her cargo that was mainly rice. Church played a very big role in my life back then as it does now. I went to church along with my sisters and brothers, and our parents. We weren’t dropped off and left for someone else to look after us. This played a vital role in moulding our young lives. We had Sunday School at 10 am where we were taught our lessons. Sunday afternoons we were to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

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allowed to go for a swim and I or a bicycle ride with our friends, just as long as we were back home to attend church in the evening. Again, with our parents. We walked every step of the way, too. Do you hear people moaning when it rains today? Believe you

me; we used the rain for good, clean, wet fun. The rain in our faces and on our heads would turn you into almost a new and refreshed person. With the marl or mud between our toes it was all very good therapy and it was all free. Believe you me.

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WORLD

Wenger hails “mature” van Persie Paul Kennedy paul.kennedy@ieyenews.com

Arsene Wenger says Robin van Persie’s increased maturity has played a major part in the Dutchman’s prolific goalscoring form. Van Persie took his tally of league goals to 33 for 2011 with a superb volley against Everton on Saturday. Wenger said: “When he first joined Arsenal [in 2004] Robin was nervous, he was impatient, like every young player. “Now he is completely different. I give the most credit in my job to those who can change.” Van Persie’s strike against Everton was his 19th in all competitions this season and he is now just three goals behind the record for most goals in a calendar year in the Premier League era - set by Alan Shearer for Blackburn Rovers in 1995. His scoring feats have turned Arsenal’s season around. The Gunners have won seven of their eight league games since losing 2-1 at Tottenham on 2 October and qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League, finishing top of Group F. Wenger signed Van Persie as a 20-year-old from Feyenoord for £3m and says his growing calmness on and off the pitch have seen him develop in to one of Europe’s most feared strikers. “Robin is more mature. When you are 22, you don’t have the best of games, you rush your moments a little bit.

Robin van Persie celebrates his winner against Everton

“When you are 28 you can keep focus and, if you get a chance, try to get it away. “He can be impulsive but he listens to people. He is honest speaking and doesn’t bear a grudge afterwards. “Robin is not arrogant. He is intellectually honest and intelligent. People who change maybe make the biggest improvement in their lives.” Wenger will be hoping that Van Persie can stay fit for the rest of the season as he attempts to win a first major trophy for the club since the 2005 FA Cup. Meanwhile north London rivals Tottenham slipped up when they lost on Sunday at Stoke City. Boss Harry Rednapp hit out at referee Chris Foy after his side’s 11-

Harry Redknapp unhappy over some decisions against Stoke City

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game unbeaten run came to an end in controversial circumstances with a 2-1 defeat at Stoke City. Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor was incorrectly ruled offside and denied an equaliser as Redknapp’s side fought back after a Matthew Etherington brace had put Stoke 2-0 up in the first-half. Redknapp said: “I never complain about referees’ decisions - I have not done it in 30 years of management, never. But today, I’m afraid, he got some badly wrong. “He hadn’t seen them, but when he goes home and watches them, he’ll realise he got a couple badly wrong, and the linesman... When someone’s two yards onside, like Adebayor was, how’s the linesman not seen it?’ “We were poor first half, I hold my hand up. We didn’t play well. But we changed it at half-time and in the second half we battered them. Unfortunately a couple of decisions he [referee] got completely and utterly wrong.’’ After a disappointing week for Manchester United when they were dumped out of the Champions League, Sir Alex Ferguson got back to winning ways with a comfortable 4-1 home win over Wolves. Liverpool also won thanks to a single Luis Suarez goal at home against Queens Park Rangers.

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LOCAL

St Ignatius crowned sailing winners

Moments before the RBC race start

Continued from page 24 for the other schools, because the winner was going to be determined by the team with the lowest combined (championship & green fleet) score. The green fleet was the most hotly contested group, with just a few points separating the six teams. Cayman Prep (one of last year’s joint winners) started out with three first place finishes but the other teams were not prepared to let them run away with the lead. The following five races saw Savannah (last year’s other joint winner), St. Ignatius and CIS all take line honours. Cayman Prep just managed to dig deep in the eighth and final race and win the Green Fleet event. After the scores were combined, it was St. Ignatius who were crowned 2011 sailing champs, followed closely by Cayman Prep. CIS and Savannah were tied on points for third and Red Bay and Prospect were tied on points for fifth place. Andrew Moon, Club Commodore and Race Officer on the day, handed out the RBC trophy on behalf of Royal Bank. The sailing coaches were very impressed with the turn out and level of sailing skill the sailors displayed in the windy conditions.

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Special mention goes out to newcomers CIS, who had the two youngest sailors (ages 6 & 7) in the competition and although they were by far the lightest team still managed to finish third. Coach Raph said, “Next year we are hoping that George Town, North

Side and East End primary schools will be competing in the championship”. The National Sailing Centre would like to say a big thank you to our sponsors RBC Royal Bank for their continued support of this regatta.

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Cayman to take on Jamaica in cricket final

Cayman’s Zachary who scored 51 against the World Stars

Cayman and Jamaica dominated the semifinals info@ieyenews.com of the Challenge Trophy T/20 competitions and are set to meet on Sunday in what we expect will be a display of the stars. Cayman youngsters Zachary McLaughlin 51 and Omar Willis 34 provided the team with a solid foundation before Kervin Ebanks 19 and Ramon Sealy 16n.o pushed their total to a respected 145 for 5 wickets. Basil Legore 3 for 16 was the World Stars leading bowler. An emphatic bowling display from Marlon Bryan, Kervin Ebanks, Ricardo Roach and Gregory Smith contained the free scoring World Stars. A late charge from Nigel Strough 40 and Basil Legore 27n.o was not enough. Cayman won by 28 runs. Jamaica is on a role and made no mistake

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Jamaica’s Ainsley Hall who scored 53 against Guyana

booking their passage to the final by running over Guyana. Batting first Guyana was restricted to 129 runs. Nan Budhram 38 and Mahendra Sanichar 31 were the main batsmen while Ladel Farquharson and Alessandro Morris took 2 wickets each for Jamaica. In form batsman Ainsley Hall 53 and twenties from Conroy Wright and Garth Bryan showed the depth of the Jamaica team. Jamaica won by 7 wickets. Will the young Cayman team lead by Abali Hoilett and which includes CICA Cricketer of the Year Kervin Ebanks be able to match the hitting power of Ladel Farquharson and Ainsley Hall of the Jamaica team? All questions will be answered on Sunday as the curtains come down on another fantastic year of cricket in the Caymans Islands. 10.30am start! You cannot miss a ball.

RESULTS CAYMAN – 145 FOR 5 Zachary McLaughlin 51, Omar Willis 34, Kervin Ebanks 19, Ramon Sealy 16n.o Basil Legore 3 for 16 WORLD STARS – 115 for 7 Nigel Strough 40, Basil Legore 27n.o Ricardo Roach 3 for 13, Sacha De Alwis 2 for 18 CAYMAN won by 28 runs GUYANA – 129 Nan Budhram 38, Mahendra Sanichar 31 Ladel Farquharson 2 for 10, Alessandro Morris 2 for 23 JAMAICA – 130 for 3 Ainsley Hall 53, Garth Bryan 24n.o, Conroy Wright 22 Kevin Bazil 2 for 16 JAMAICA won by 7 wickets

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Packers move to 13-0 with 46-16 win over Raiders GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Charles Woodson hasn’t played for the Oakland Raiders since 2005, so it wasn’t a particularly big deal for him to get an interception against his old team. Woodson and the rest of the Green Bay Packers have much bigger things on their minds these days. Green Bay is 13-0 and earned a first-round bye in the playoffs after Sunday’s 46-16 rout of the Raiders. The next steps are securing home-field advantage in the postseason and, to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

perhaps, pulling off a perfect season. Woodson hasn’t shied away from talk of a 16-0 season in recent weeks, but said after Sunday’s game that he’s more worried about the Packers playing their best by the time the playoffs begin. “We’ve won a lot of games, but there’s a lot of football left to be played,” he said. “The only thing that we’ve assured ourselves is we have a chance going into the playoffs and then that’s when the real fun starts. We’re just

going to continue to stay focused here on out for the rest of the regular season and just try to continue to roll with Ws and go into those playoffs on fire.” Now the Packers have to hope star receiver Greg Jennings will be there with them. Jennings sustained an apparent left knee injury in the third quarter and had to be carted from the sideline to the locker room. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said after the game that it “didn’t look very good.”

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Rounding the top mark of the RBC Championships

The annual RBC Inter Primary Schools Sailing Championships has always been a hotly contested regatta and this year’s was no different. On Friday 25th November

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2011, 36 sailors representing six schools (Red Bay, Savannah, Cayman Prep, St. Ignatius and Cayman International School) converged on the North Sound to

battle for the rights to be crowned 2011 National School Sailing Champions. “RBC was pleased to again sponsor this year’s regatta. We extend congratulations to the teams that competed with such passion and to the organizers for an excellent event,” said Jason Waters, Area Vice President, Cayman Islands for RBC Royal Bank. The thirty six sailors were divided into two fleets, championship and green. The more experienced sailors raced around a triangular course and the beginner racers sailed a reaching course (sailing across the wind). The weather conditions were challenging with 18 knots of wind and it was a credit to all the sailors that they coped so well with the conditions. St. Ignatius dominated the championship fleet with seven first place finishes in as many races. But that didn’t mean that it was all over Continued on page 22

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