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Ramoons help afterschool programme

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Jamaica celebrates its national heroes Page 7 Four-car smash on Linford Pearson Page 9

Indy 500 winner dies in wreck Page 18

Lee Ramoon (left) and Anthony Ramoon (centre)


The Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC), while moving to clear confusion about electricity costs, has indicated that prices could rise again in March 2012. A price cap, which currently limits the cost of fuel, will expire in March next year, exposing Cayman consumers to the vagaries of

international oil markets. CUC watchdog the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) could order that a new capping agreement be put in place, but at a potential cost of $1.7 million. The utility provider completed the one-year agreement to preserve the price of diesel at $3.55 per gallon in early April this year, after gaining late-March approval from

the ERA. “There were ongoing discussions on hedging for several months while the relevant documentation was developed and agreed by the ERA, CUC and the hedging counterparties,” the statement said. “The final approvals and instructions to proceed with the specific hedges were received from the ERA in late March. Continued on page 5

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GTP kids’ fun day out at Tiki Beach Superior Auto, a comprehensive garage- (Machine Shop/ Aluminum, Steel and Gas Welding, Auto Repairs and Bodywork and Paint Shop). Machine Shop Four of the many people who have helped make the enrichment programme such a big success: Michael Myles, Department of Education, Terri Howard, Sunrise Communty Church, Karl Ashmore, Sales and Marketing, Tiki Beach, and Sunrise Community Church Pastor, Ryan Oelschlager

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“It Takes a Village Community Enrichment Programme” is the title of a new collaboration between the Ministry of Education and several communitybased organisations which have teamed up to organise fun and education activities for kids. Recently, around 30 volunteers from the Sunrise Community Church got together to give the kids of George Town Primary (GTP)’s afterschool programme- run by the George Town Sports Club - a great day out at Tiki Beach. There was football on the beach, swimming in the sea, and a bouncy castle too - although sadly it wasn’t in use because of the rain. The rain didn’t dampen anyone’s sense of fun though. The children loved playing football with former international soccer star Lee Ramoon who is presently a member of the George Town Sports Club Sunrise Community Church member, Terri Howard, expressed thanks to the many different individuals and companies who had helped make the event such a success, including Cayman’s very own international supermodel, Selita Ebanks, who is also helping provide funds for the group. “Our generous sponsors are Tiki Beach with the use of their facility, food and drinks; It’s Your Party, for providing gifts and a jumping castle and Heston Distributors for snacks and candy,” Ms Howard said. “I really want these children to appreciate the good things in life and to blog visit

to be able to come out and play on the beach and have fun,” Ms Howard said. Karl Ashmore, Sales and Marketing, Tiki Beach said: “When Terri Howard approached me, I jumped at the opportunity of helping the foundation and the children of the Cayman Islands. Mr. Ashmore added that Tiki Beach were committed to supporting such community-strengthening activities in the future. “That’s why we have a motto: ‘Tiki beach – it’s so much more than a beach, it’s a lifestyle’”, he said. The George Town Primary afterschool programme is where kids from the school can meet, both before and after school,

to join in lots of fun activities like doing puzzles, playing football, table-tennis and other games, as well as getting up to date with their homework and reading skills. It has been run by members of George Town Sports Club, but recently members from the Sunrise Community Church have been volunteering their time to help the kids too. Although George Town is the first primary school to benefit from the Community Enrichment programme, there are plans from the Ministry of Education to extend the programme to many other primary schools all over the Cayman Islands, the Department of Education’s Michael Myles said.

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Lee Ramoon, from the George Town Sports Club (far left) plays football on Tiki Beach with the kids from George Town Primary School.



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Sotheby’s sell real drawing by fake artist LONDON (AP) — Auctioneer Sotheby’s has sold work by artists great and mediocre, famous and obscure — and now, by an artist who never existed. The London auction house said Monday it is offering a drawing by the talented but fictional American abstract expressionist Nat Tate. Tate is the creation of British novelist William Boyd, who wrote a fictional biography that included reproductions of the artist’s drawings. It was published in 1998 complete with endorsements from David Bowie and Gore Vidal, who were in on the joke.



Flu Vaccination Extended Due to popular demand, flu shots will continue to be available in the Cayman Islands Hospital atrium (next to the Pharmacy) from Monday, 17 October to Friday, 21 October 2011 from 10 am –noon. Flu shots will also be available until supplies last from 2pm to 4pm, Monday through Friday at the hospital’s General Practice Clinic and all district health centres and on Cayman Brac from Faith Hospital. For further information contact the Public Health Department on 244-2648.

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CUC hedge to expire in 150 days Tad Stoner

Continued from front page “The agreements were completed in early April, after ERA approval. The contracts are on a deferred premium basis with equal monthly installments totalling CI$1.7 million by the end of the agreements in March 2012.” The hedge will expire in March 2012, and while CUC said on Thursday it would not renew the price cap “unless requested by the ERA,” its statement says it had solicited a five-year fuelsupply contract with local companies Esso and Texaco. CUC said it was fair that consumers should pay for the $1,7 million hedge agreement because the company was not earning a profit from the investment but rather seeking to control costs. “The hedge is not a financial play,” the company said, meaning it was not gambling with the money. “It is protection against the price moving above $3.55 which was requested and approved by the ERA on behalf of consumers. CUC does not stand to gain financially from the transactions.” The statement comes in the wake of last week’s call by Premier McKeeva Bush for an outside auditor to examine CUC’s books “to see what the true cost [of electricity] is and where it’s coming from”. The company says government’s 75cent tax on each gallon of diesel fuel means far higher costs to consumers than the $1.7 million one-time payment, although questions remain. The impact of the duty, the company said, is just more than two-and-ahalf cents per kilowatt hour (kWh), “$0.0265”, according to an official statement, which calls that number “significantly higher than the $0.0035 hedging impact”, approximately onethird of a cent per kWh. While the hedge caps the price of fuel at $3.55 per gallon, market prices are currently at $3.03 per gallon. Additionally, only 40% of the fuel CUC burns each year, approximately 30 million gallons, is included in the $1.7 million hedge, but which tacks another 15 cents onto consumer bills for each of those 12 million gallons covered by to blog visit

the agreement. “The consumer is paying market price which is currently approximately US$3.00 [per gallon] and the hedge premium is the equivalent of approximately US$0.15 per gallon for the volume of gallons hedged,” a CUC statement said. Still, questions persist. CUC says the 75-cent per gallon tax is the highest in the region, compared with a second-highest 40 cents elsewhere and an average of 10 cents throughout the Caribbean. Yet, while the tax yields $14.4 million per year for government coffers, the company also says that those taxes are the least costly element in producing a kWh of electricity, which costs 35 cents. Only 4.5 cents of the total is attributed to fuel duty. More than twice that amount, 10.5 cents, goers to cover CUC’s own costs, while the final 20 cents per kWh pays the $3.03 price of diesel fuel.

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Cayman wildlife suffers: Due to lack of funding Cayman wildlife rescue unable to continue After over 10 years of service Cayman Wildlife Rescue (CWR), a Programme of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands, is unfortunately no longer able to accept injured wildlife into its care and effective Friday, 14 October, the hotline 917-BIRD (917-2473) will not be in service. Mrs. Carla Reid, Chairman of the National Trust said that because of funding cuts, the programme is too expensive for the Trust to maintain alone. “The National Trust has limited funding and multiple responsibilities to historic and environmental conservation - without sponsorship from either local businesses or government we can no longer commit to fund the full cost of this programme.” “Our volunteers raise funds to cover some of the costs but unless permanent funding is found we simply cannot continue,” said Lois Blumenthal, who was a founder of the allvolunteer program ten years ago. “Our volunteers are amazing and there has been great community support in many areas, but adequate funds have become a major stumbling block now with the ever increasing case load.” The National Trust is seeking one or more corporate sponsors who may be interested in providing the annual funding required to maintain this worthy programme. The programme provides a valuable service to the community, and the Trust hopes to be able to re-activate the hotline in the near future. For more information or to become a sponsor of Cayman Wildlife Rescue please call 749-1129.


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Judge puts L’Oreal heiress under protection COURBEVOIE, France (AP) — France’s richest woman, the cosmetics heiress Liliane Bettencourt, was ordered Monday to be placed under the legal protection of relatives by a French court in the latest twist in a family drama worthy of television’s “Dallas” or “Dynasty.” Lawyers for the L’Oreal heiress said a judge ordered the 88-year-old French billionaire and her fortune placed under the legal protection of her daughter and grandsons. Bettencourt lawyer Jean-Rene Farthouat called the decision by a judge in the western Paris suburb of

Courbevoie “profoundly disappointing” and “quite simply criticisable.” It goes into effect immediately. Bettencourt’s heirs reportedly are concerned about her health and management of her fortune, estimated at $20 billion by Forbes magazine. She is a major shareholder in cosmetics giant L’Oreal, which was founded by her father Eugene Schueller in 1907. The daughter, Francoise MeyersBettencourt, and her mother have waged a years-long battle over the management of the fortune, but late last year appeared to have resolved

their legal dispute over more than euro1 billion ($1.3 billion). French daily Le Monde said the judge’s decision was based in part on a court-ordered medical examination that found the heiress suffered from “moderately severe” Alzheimer’s disease.

Heroes Day Messages for Jamaica KINGSTON, (AP): As Jamaica celebrates its national heroes, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen says the country should focus on the social values and cultural traditions that were taught to us by our forefathers to assist in solving the problems that we now face as a country. According to Sir Patrick, some of the challenges that we face are the social decay and lack of respect for law and as a result, they have contributed to some of the obstacles we face such as crime and violence, low gross domestic product levels and inability to fund education and other reform programmes.

“Many of the challenges we face are as a result of social decay and a growing lack of respect for law and order and for each other. It is born out of a change in the social dynamics where formerly every child belonged to the community and the village was collectively responsible for the raising of the child,” he said. “Today, children are without mentors and positive role models to guide their social and spiritual upliftment,” he continued. He said, however, that despite the challenges, he believed there was still hope as Jamaica’s past heroes did not despair amid the obstacles they faced.

Gordon Ramsay pulls out of Dubai restaurant DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Celebrity chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay is saying goodbye to Dubai. The famously foul-mouthed Briton’s company said by email Monday that his consultancy deal with Verre restaurant in the Gulf city-state is coming to an end. Gordon Ramsay Holdings says it scrapped the deal after a regular review of commercial operations. It didn’t elaborate, though a number of Ramsay’s eateries have taken substantial financial losses. Verre opened in the Hilton Dubai Creek hotel in 2001. It was Ramsay’s to blog visit

first international restaurant. Hilton confirmed the deal is ending this month but didn’t say what’s next for the highly rated restaurant. Verre’s top chefs say they are working on a new project that will be unveiled soon. “If you go back in time, there was nothing quite like Gordon Ramsay here,” said Stefan Bregof of Tribe Restaurant Creators in Abu Dhabi. “He was the first, and after him came Locatelli, Rostang, Nobu, and Gary Rhodes. All these names followed him.” Restaurants launched by Gordon Ramsay Holdings just before the onset of the global economic downturn as part of an ambitious international

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We had some unity in the L.A. when our legislators voted ‘yes’ to allow security guards to wear bulletproof vests, use handcuffs, pepper spray and have access to equip themselves with and use batons. I was under the impression it was legal for anyone to wear a bulletproof vest so it was with some surprise I learnt it wasn’t. The thorny question of whether to allow some security guards to be trained and licensed to have access to firearms was dealt with by an amendment to the original proposal by PPM member for George Town, ex-leader Kurt Tibbetts that included this. The government removed it from the motion. I can understand the dilemma our legislators have with arming members of the general public. If some trained guards have guns, our armed robbers could shoot at sight all guards ‘just in case’. However, if no guards are allowed to be armed the advantage lies squarely with the robbers. Pointing a can of pepper spray at someone with a gun, waving a baton at him or showing him a pair of handcuffs is no deterrent. So what is the answer? Quite frankly, I’m still of the opinion arming some private individuals is no solution. You either give the right to arm everybody or no one. I do agree with the amendment to do away with the sole power of the Police Commissioner to decide who gets a firearm. There is safety in numbers. I would welcome his view on the amendment in case I have


missed something in my opinion but he has not made a public statement on the subject. Virgin Produced, the film and TV development company owned by Richard Branson are to receive a proposal from Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) to discuss ways the company can be involved in the Cayman Islands’ new Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Cayman Enterprise City, comprising of Cayman Commodities Park, Cayman Internet Park, Cayman Biotech Park, Cayman International Academic Park, and Cayman Media Park is being developed in three phases. International businesses that establish themselves within the SEZ will benefit from 100% exemption from income, corporate and capital gains taxes. There will be no foreign ownership restrictions, reduced, flatrate work permit fees and efficient registration and licensing, with protection of intellectual property. It all sounds promising and the two sites currently under consideration for the final CEC location itself are somewhere east of George Town although not as far as East End. This should be on the puzzle page. The architect is Cindy O’Hara of Design Cayman and a master plan has been completed. We should all get behind this project and, whether it is unpalatable or not, and yes, it doesn’t seem fair, we need people, we need more businesses, we need more construction, and if we have to give prospective tenants tax concessions so be it. We will benefit from it if it goes ahead. I have to ask the detractors what benefit is there if it doesn’t?

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Cash-in-transit robbery Police are currently investigating an attempted robbery from a cashin-transit van in Eastern Avenue, George Town. Shortly before 8.00 pm on Friday police received a report that two men had attacked a security guard as he was transporting cash to an armoured van in the Dolphin Centre. One of the suspects was armed with what appeared to be a firearm.

He fired a shot and the security guard fell to the ground. The suspects then ran off empty handed. The security guard sustained slight injuries as a result of striking the ground – he was not injured by the gunfire. The guard secured the cash and then both he and his colleague, who was within the van, drove off from the scene to a secure location. The injured guard has been taken

to hospital for treatment. The only description available at the present time is that one of the suspects is around 5’8” in height, slim build, dark complexion and was wearing a white shirt. Anyone with any information about the crime should contact George Town police station on 9494222, the RCIPS tip line 9497777, or Crime Stoppers 8008477(TIPS).

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Local news roundup

Road closed after serious crash

At least two people were taken to hospital after a four car smash in George Town this weekend. Their conditions are not serious following the accident on the Linford Pierson Highway near to Halifax Road in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police and paramedics were called to the scene just after midnight. The road was closed for a number of hours as police officers carried out an examination of the scene and removed the damaged cars.

Four car smash on the Linford Pierson Highway this weekend.

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House explosion: Fig Close, West Bay.

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A woman has been arrested and detained in custody following a house explosion in West Bay. Shortly after 1.00 am Saturday morning police received a report of a domestic altercation in Fig Close, West Bay. A man at that location stated that his girlfriend was smashing up the house. As police officers arrived at the scene there was an explosion within the house. It appears that the woman threw a propane tank at the man and it exploded. The man was taken to hospital where he is being treated for serious burns. The woman, aged 50, sustained a cut to her hand and has been arrested on suspicion of arson and assault. The house and a police vehicle were damaged in the explosion.

Man arrested after road check An early morning road check by officers in the Eastern Districts led to the arrest of a man, who supplied a false name to officers, and the recovery of a quantity of ganja. Shortly after 4.00 am on Wednesday (12 October 2011) officers, who were on routine patrol in the Savannah area, saw a white Honda Accord driving at high speed. The officers followed the vehicle and instructed the driver to stop. When the officers spoke to the driver he provided them with a false name. A subsequent search of to blog visit

the car led to the discovery of over one pound of ganja in the trunk of the car. The 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of ganja with intent to supply, consumption of ganja, and providing a false name to police officers. Anyone who has any information about crime in the Eastern Districts, or who wishes to report any suspicious activity, should contact Bodden Town police station on 947-2220 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS). In an emergency always call 911.

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Corporate sponsors aid mission of the National Trust Nine local organisations have become corporate and gala dinner sponsors of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands. Their sponsorships support the Trust’s largest annual fundraiser the Gala Dinner and Auction which was held on Saturday, 1 October and aid the Trust in its mission: “To preserve natural environments and places of historic significance in the Cayman Islands for present and future generations.” Silver Sponsor • Dart Enterprises Bronze Sponsors • Caribbean Utilities Company Ltd. • Ogier

• Conyers Dill and Pearman • Moore Stephens Decosimo Cayman Limited • Queensgate Bank and Trust Company Limited Plantana Gala Dinner Sponsors • Higgs and Johnson • Water Authority - Cayman “We are extremely grateful to our corporate and gala dinner sponsors”, said Carla Reid, Chairman of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands. “Only with the support of our good corporate citizens are we able to continue our Historic, Educational and Environmental programmes”.

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Carla Reid, Chairman of the National Trust (left) accepts a cheque from Tracy Cuff of bronze sponsor Conyers Dill and Pearman.

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TIEA signed with Argentina The Cayman Islands and the Republic of Argentina entered into a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) following a signing ceremony held Friday. The event was hosted by the Premier, the Honourable McKeeva Bush, OBE JP, who also signed the TIEA on behalf of the Cayman Islands. Also attending the signing were Members of the Legislative Assembly; senior officials from the Ministry of Finance and the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority; and members of the Cayman Islands International Tax Cooperation Team. Also attending on


behalf of Argentina were the Adviser to the Federal Administrator, Dr Guillermo Michel. “The Cayman Islands recognises the value in strengthening its relationships with Argentina and other Latin American countries,” said the Premier. “Signing this agreement underpins our commitment to building this relationship and boosting the Cayman Islands’ reputation in the Latin American region, thereby ensuring that we remain a favourable and transparent international financial centre.” The Cayman Islands now has 27 TIEAs in place.

Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush signs TIEA while Argentinean delegation looks on.

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Violent children in a violent world Violent children are four times more likely to come from homes with parental violence. Georgina Wilcox

Although this article contains figures and quotes pertaining to the USA there is much in common with the juvenile scene here in Cayman. In the USA, the Juvenile Violent Crime Index arrest rate reached a historic low in 2004, down 49% from its 1994 peak. This decadelong decline was followed by a 12% increase over the next 2 years, and then a 3% decline between 2006 and 2008. In 2008, there were 288 arrests for Violent Crime Index offenses for every 100,000 youths between 10 and 17 years of age. However, the rates for juvenile drug and curfew violations, sex offenses, and simple assaults have continued to increase. The greater the number of risk factors and the fewer the resiliency factors the greater the risk that a youth will commit a violent act. To prevent dangerousness in youth, we need to understand the sources of the problem and intervene appropriately. Youths with histories of aggression often have families that abuse or neglect them, expose them to domestic violence, exhibit untreated psychiatric or substance abuse problems, or are uninvolved in their children’s lives. According to The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), children with more than five risk (community, family, individual, school, and peer) and fewer than six protective factors have an 80% chance of committing future violent acts. If, judging by our local blogs our community now favour the use of drugs and firearms, and if there is an acceptance of crime as a way of life, the children are more likely to use violent means to accomplish their goals. According to Dr. ProthrowStith (a leading authority on juvenile violence), by the time most children are grown, they have seen 100,000 acts of violence on TV, in video games, and in the movies. Many to blog visit

experts agree that media violence affects children. Vulnerable children are more attracted to and affected by media violence. The families of violent children are often aggressive or neglectful, with problem behaviors, weak family bonding, and little warmth and nurturing, and family attitudes that favour drug use and crime. Additionally, violent patterns of responding can be learned in the same way we learn other standards of behavior or language. Children learn what it means to be a woman or a man and how adults behave through watching their parents and other adults. If the adults in their lives solve problems in a violent manner, that becomes the ‘norm’ for expected behavior. Seventy-nine percent of violent children have witnessed violence between their parents. Violent children are four times more likely to come from homes with parental violence. Troubled teens often experience academic failure as early as elementary school. As a result, they lack a commitment to school because it holds no positive rewards for them. Many of these children are learning disabled or have borderline or low IQs, making success in a traditional school setting difficult, if not impossible--especially if they do not receive needed services. If their social, problem solving and anger management skills are also poor, they may develop a pattern of fighting and bullying other students. Others drop out of school. Success and positive self-worth are universal needs. When children fail to find these at home or in school, they seek out other youths with similar problems and views. In this deviant peer culture, they can become successful in their own eyes and in the eyes of their peers. A deviant peer group often reinforces antisocial behaviors and attitudes. Activities are often based on power and control and can escalate into violence. To

take them away from that course, a new route to success must be offered. These children find it difficult to relate to ‘straight’ kids--the peers who previously rejected them--who think, feel, and act differently. Bridging that gap can be a considerable task. If you look at the reverse of the above risk factors, you will find the conditions that have the potential to protect youths from a violent lifestyle. It gives us hints as to where to proceed with treatment. Children need constant, positive, and nurturing caregivers that set rules, respect a child’s individuality and provide secure attachment in order to grow up emotionally healthy. School success and having prosocial peers can be a protective factor. Having a positive social orientation is also helpful. Higher IQ and resilient temperament can help a child heal from environmental insults and learn to cope more effectively. When there are bonds to supportive prosocial family, teachers, counsellors, or other adults, kids have a chance to make choices other than violence. Clearly stated family and community rules and expectations and monitoring of child behavior can be effective in helping children learn to follow social norms. A child who has good social and problem solving skills, moral maturity, and an ability to manage emotions, particularly anger effectively, will have less problems with violence. Children who are curious, enthusiastic, and alert, set goals for themselves, have high self-esteem and internal focus of control will be more resilient. Resiliency factors include nurturing, stable caregiver with consistent, but not harsh, disciplinary techniques, positive activities, school success, and pro-social peers. There is no one factor that predicts youth violence. It is the combination of more risk factors and fewer resiliency factors that can make the difference between a child that is dangerous and one who is not. Understanding that, allows us to plan interventions to help ‘at risk’ youth.


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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! Laura Ribbins and the Fitness Connection Team 2011

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Digicel takes Karting to a new level Digicel today pre-launched their 4G mobile network in a unique, unforgettable and buzz worthy fashion. It was only just late last year in December when Digicel announced the launch of Digicel 4G Broadband, the first of its kind in Cayman. Today, Digicel announced the arrival of an additional network, Digicel 4G mobile, an evolved high speed packet access (HSPA+), a 3G (GSM) evolution technology. The announcement was made during a media event at Cayman Karting with guests from the media and the Cayman community. Why Karting? Karting is synonymous to speed and fun which is representative of what customers can expect from Digicel’s 4G network. Customers will enjoy: • A better experience through faster access to files, the Internet and Social media, • More engagement and more excitement through faster communication, entertainment and information, • More choice with a wider range of handsets to including three new Blackberry smartphones and the award winning Samsung Galaxy II, • More Value with the best rates on island. Digicel’s CEO - Victor Corcoran, expressed, “Digicel is excited to have achieved this milestone in the Cayman Islands by launching our new 4G mobile network which will allow our valued customers to enjoy fast fun mobile internet access whether you’re are at home or on the road. In the coming weeks, we will also be introducing a number of new handsets at extremely attractive price points to ensure that all customers will be able to enjoy the benefits of 4G.” Representatives from both

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Digicel 4G race 2nd place winners: Cayman Free Press representatives

Digicel 4G race 3rd place winners: Weststar TV representatives

Blackberry and Samsung were also present at the event. Both companies randomly gave away new devices. Paul Kennedy representing iNews won a Blackberry Torch and Jess Tagoona from Cayman Free Press walked home with a Samsung Galaxy SII. Added to the already exciting announcement of Digicel introducing 4G Mobile, the event went into high gear with the Cayman islands first ever media Karting relay race. Six media companies raced against each other,

Paul Kennedy from iNews winner of a BlackBerry Torch

Cayman Free Press, DMS, Hurley’s Entertainment, iNews, Paramount Media and Weststar TV. The race was exciting and it was a close finish but the ultimate winner of the 2011 Digicel 4G Race was Hurleys Entertainment. A guest at the event stated, “Digicel took Karting to a new level.” It’s safe to say that Digicel is also taking their technology offering to a new level by adding this 4G HSPA+ network, offering customers more choice and more value.

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Higgs & Johnson welcomes Commercial Lawyer Gaela Ruth Bailey was admitted to practise as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands by the The Hon. Mr. Justice Henderson on an application of Higgs & Johnson, Attorneys-at-Law. The law firm is continuing to expand its Commercial/Funds Department in the Cayman Islands in order to meet client demand and welcomes Ms. Bailey’s over 10 years experience in a number of jurisdictions. Immediately prior to moving to the Cayman Islands, Ms. Bailey practiced law at the prestigious law firm of Crowell & Moring, in both their London and Washington offices. Previous experience at the equally prestigious Shaw Pittman and Sidley Austin also served to hone her commercial skills. In the Cayman Islands, Ms. Bailey served as Legal Counsel to Credit Suisse prior to joining Higgs & Johnson. This experience outside of a law firm was unique, as it not only submerged the already strong commercial lawyer in the world of funds, but also gave her valuable inhouse experience. The admission application in the


From left: Gina Berry, Chris Narborough, Gaela Bailey & Philip Boni

Grand Court was made by the firm’s head of litigation in the Cayman Islands, Mr. Philip Boni, who detailed Ms. Bailey’s impeccable credentials and warmly welcomed Ms. Bailey. Commercial Partner, Chris Narborough, also welcomed Ms. Bailey, expressing his pleasure at this opportunity to expand the services being offered by Higgs & Johnson. Also attending the admission were Higgs & Johnson Partner, Gina Berry, other members of the firm and

Ms. Bailey’s husband, Mr. Jonathan Fitzgibbons, a partner at another local law firm. Mr. Justice Henderson commented that the admission to the Bar of the Cayman Islands was not simply ceremonial, as becoming an Officer of the Grand Court demanded the highest expectations, integrity and honesty of its officers. Mr. Justice Henderson then congratulated Ms. Bailey on her admission and welcomed her as a legal practitioner to the Cayman Islands.


The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens inducts new member The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens is pleased to welcome its newest member Mrs. Leticia Powell- Huber. Lion Leticia was inducted on October 4, 2011 at the club’s monthly general meeting. In accepting the charge for service Lion Leticia proudly stated that “serving our community never feels like a burden to me, because never do I feel better about how I have spent my time than at the end of a day of service.” She further stated, “I am proud to be a member of the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens”. The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Lions Community Centre on Crewe Road. Guests are always welcomed.


Cayman Islands Netball Association

Name: Lyneth Monteith CINA Position: Second Vice-President Occupation: Principal John Gray High School

Started playing in High School Captain of C. I. National Netball team at • 1988 CANA Tournament in the Cayman Islands • 1991 World Netball Championships Australia • 1991 World Netball Championships England Assistant Coach C. I. National Netball team 1999 – New Zealand Coach C. I. National Netball Team 2003 to Jamaica Coach/Player AllStars Netball Club Coach National Under 16, 2009 and 2010 to Jamaica and Barbados Intermediate Umpire since 2009

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The Cayman Islands Cancer Society is committed to increasing the public’s awareness of cancer issues and has developed a public education awareness program around this goal. Our presentations are interactive and each presentation will include an overview of the specific type of cancer if it related to a specific type of cancer and include a discussion of risk factors, signs and symptoms, screening guidelines and ways to reduce your risk. Whenever possible, a doctor will attend these sessions. To book a session or to obtain more information, please contact Victoria Anderson by calling 949-7618 or 916-7108. Alternatively, you may email Cayman Islands Cancer Society Presentation Synopsis 1.Breast Cancer – What You Need To Know Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and it can also strike men. Find out what you need to know what it is, risk factors and how to reduce the likelihood of developing it, signs and symptoms, screening recommendations and more. 2.Cancer Prevention – The Seven Steps to Cancer Risk Reduction Cancer is one of the most common diseases in the world today but did you know that you could reduce your risk of developing cancer by changing your lifestyle? Attend this presentation and find out the steps you can take to reduce your cancer risk.


3.Colorectal Cancer – What You Need To Know This talk will give you all the facts about colorectal cancer – what it is, risk factors and how to reduce the likelihood of developing it, signs and symptoms, screening recommendations and more. Don’t die of embarrassment – attending this talk could save your life!

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18 OCT 2011 |


Maples hang on at the top The CRFU 7’s series produced yet more exciting, fast paced Rugby action for all to enjoy. Albeit for some tired folks who were up all night watching the Rugby World Cup quarter finals the quality of rugby had vastly improved from week 1 of the tournament, not least of all in the women’s division. The ladies, coached by Caroline Deegan, produced two thrillers on the day as the Eaglerays scraped past Women’s division standings Team Won Lost Eaglerays 4 0 Sharks 0 4

Tied 0 0

For 45 19

Against 19 45

Diff 26 -26

Points 12 0


Sharlee Henshaw of the Sharks works to get past the Eagle rays defense

Tournament Points 30 24

nervy win that wasn’t secure until the last play of the game. CML Ama Tsotsi 21 Maples Academy 26

Eagle Rays 12-10 Sharks Eagle Rays 20-19 Sharks


comeback broke the Wolfhounds lead. The performance for the Wolfhounds was a big turnaround from week one when they could barely muster a win and were now giving the national side a run for their money!

3rd placed Ecay Pigs Trotters slumped to heavy losses to the National Academy and a slim loss to the Peter O’Neil Wolfhounds but their performance on the day will leave much to be desired having nearly beaten the National Side in week 1 of the tournament series.

The CML Ama Tsotsi in green came very close to defeating the Maples Academy

The Men’s premier division looked like it was set to turn on its head as the Maples Academy looked to be upset not once but twice on the day. The CML Ama Tsotsi stormed to a 21 point lead in the first half of their game against the National team but some strong words from National Coach Grizz Adams put the Academy on the right track as 26 unanswered points in the 2nd half gave the National team a Premier Men’s Division Standings Team Won Maples Academy 6 CML Ama Tsotsi 4

the Sharks to make it two wins from two games. Bernadette Beckles impressed as usual with her hard hitting tackles and turn of pace with the ball in hand. Elsewhere in the ladies division the return of Olive McDonough to the Islands rugby scene has brought immediate dividends with her ability to spearhead her team’s attack and control the defense when necessary.

Maples Academy 35 Ecay Pigs Trotters 7 Peter O’Neil Wolfhounds 21 Ecay Pigs Trotters 19 The Wolfhounds almost caused the biggest upset of the day as they, like the Ama Tsotsi took an early lead against the Maples Academy but steady heads prevailed as a 2nd half

Lost 0 2

Tied 0 0

For 195 168

Against 76 78

Ecay Pigs Trotters






Peter O'Neil Wolfhounds






Social Men’s Division Standings Team Won DART U19's 6 Maples 2 Knackers 0 Heineken Clydesdales 0

Christian Victory strains to stop Paul Westin of the Ecay Pigs Trotters

Diff 119 90 105 106

Points 18 12

Tournament Points 30 24





Men’s Social Division The Men’s Social division ticks away as usual with the DART U19’s squad maintaining their stranglehold on the division. The youngsters put last week’s tight contest against Maples to bed as they hammered the Lawyers DART U19 43-5 Maples The Heineken Clydesdales results, like that of the Knackers disappeared and both teams still share the bottom of the social table.

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For 235 66 30 36

Against 41 89 102 154

Diff 194 -23 -72 -118

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18 OCT 2011 |


Indy 500 winner, dead in wreck at 33 LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dan Wheldon, who moved to the United States from his native England with hopes of winning the Indianapolis 500 and went on to twice prevail at his sport’s most famed race, died Sunday after a massive, fiery wreck at the Las Vegas Indy 300.

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One of the most well liked drivers in the paddock, Wheldon was 33. He called the Indy 500 “the biggest sporting event in the world,” and his second and final win there came in a most unexpected fashion. Trailing rookie JR Hildebrand with only one turn remaining, Wheldon was resigned to finishing second for the third straight year. Then Hildebrand brushed the wall just seconds away from what seemed like certain victory, giving Wheldon one of the luckiest breaks ever at the Brickyard. He crossed the line in front, making the final lap the only one he led in the entire race. Wheldon returned to the track the next morning for the traditional photo session with the winner, kissing the bricks as his 2-year-old son Sebastian sat on the asphalt alongside him, and his wife, Susie, held their then-2month-old son Oliver. “That’s Indianapolis,” Wheldon said after this year’s Indy win. “That’s why it’s the greatest spectacle in racing. You never know what’s going to happen.”


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18 OCT 2011 |


Debutants shine in Florida

continued from page 20 Cayman’s defense was the driving force throughout the game; Tacita Berry constantly broke down any attacks that looked likely to turn into any sort of opportunity for the Bahamas. Berry, who is only 16, was making her 10th International Cap for her Country and looked solid; she played with poise and confidence throughout the entire 90 minutes. Jessica Ebanks also put up a great defensive display for Cayman, Ebanks distribution from the back and set up everything Cayman had to offer going forward, Ebanks linked well with Briana Hydes who was controlling the entire Midfield. As the second half got under way the Cayman defense held strong as the Bahamas went forward in numbers to look for an equalising goal. This left holes in the Bahamas defense and Briana Hydes was exploiting them, her range of passing was excellent as she created a number of chances going forward. On the 57th minute, Hydes got her second assist of the game as she turned out of trouble and made space for herself to deliver another perfectly weighted pass that once again split the defense of the Bahamas. This time Jetena Bodden broke through and slotted her first of the game and Cayman’s second. Cayman could have and should have won by more as they held a 17 to 6 shot advantage over the Bahamas. Shanelle Frederick was unlucky not to get on the score sheet, as she was a constant threat in attack. The Cayman Islands Under 20 National Programme continue their preparation in Miami, Florida as they face Coral Springs Sports Club in their final warm up game before they head to Suriname via Trinidad and Tobago for two World Cup Qualifier games. In Suriname, they will face the hosts on Tuesday October 18, 2011 and Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday October 20, 2011.

Courtisha Ebanks was a safe pair of hands in goal for Cayman.

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18 OCT 2011 |

Cayman Islands Under 20 Women off to a winning start

Cayman Islands 2 Cayman Islands Under 20 National Team



Ebanks is only 14 years old and was the 22nd minute when experienced playing against bigger, stronger and midfielder Briana Hydes chipped more experienced girls but she held through a perfectly weighted pass The Cayman Islands Under 20 her own and battled well, it was that cut the Bahamian defense in half and allowed Kimberly Rivers to National Programme set off on the great to see”. Cayman started the game brightly net a goal on her full international right foot as they prepare for two upcoming Under 20 World Cup and dominated possession during debut. Rivers didn’t break her stride Qualifiers that will take place in the first half creating a number as she broke through and finished Suriname this coming week. The of early chances. The Bahamas first time in the bottom right hand Women’s team flew out to Miami, National Team defense held up until corner giving the keeper no chance. FL to prepare as they hosted an International Friendly with the Bahamas National Team. Head Coach Eric Dobranski and Women’s Technical Director Thiago Cunha handed International debuts to seven young Caymanian women in this match. The list of debutants included Brittany Bodden, Giselle Johnson, Jessica Ebanks, Brittni Ebanks, Kimberly Rivers, Nessah Godet and Janel Ebanks. All of these girls played an instrumental part in the win against the Bahamas. Women’s Techinical Director Thiago Cunha said “I am very proud to see these young girls progress. All of them have been with me from the start and to see them make their full international debut for the Cayman Islands is a special thing for me. They have grown as people and as football players and 14 year old Janel Ebanks (Number 2) comes on for her international debut they deserve to be out there. Janel

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