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Tad Stoner Premier McKeeva Bush yesterday decried local crime, saying putting people back to work was the best way to fight lawlessness, while calling for a less-partisan “committee system” of government. He also said 2011 tourism numbers would surpass a decade-old record of 300,00 visitors, and revealed that Chinese port builders would give Cayman 40% of their earnings after repaying a $300 million investment in the George Town harbour, a project also likely to include berthing facilities in Cayman Brac. Addressing a packed ballroom at the Westin Hotel’s one-day Cayman Business Outlook financial-services conference yesterday, Mr Bush was enthusiastic about improvements at Cayman Airways Ltd (CAL), saying the national carrier would likely launch a Dallas route as soon as May, and a Panama route in August. Praising police for their crimefighting efforts in the face of Wednesday night’s attempted

Fifth street robbery attempt in as many days

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Colbert’s wacky ackee Colbert Malcolm was just amazed to see this seven-seeder ackee while looking up at a tree growing around Andy’s Rent-a-Car on West Bay Road. While ackees come with three or sometimes four seeds or fingers,

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a seven-finger ackee is unheard of. “In all my years I’ve never seen anything like that,” Mr. Malcolm said. Ackee and saltfish is the native dish of Jamaica, where Mr. Malcolm is from. Full story on page 3

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Colbert Malcolm has seen plenty of ackee fruits in his life, but never one like the seven-seeder he found growing at Andy’s Rent-a-Car on West Bay Road, where he works:. “Its most common to see one with three seeds, sometimes I’ve seen one with four seeds, but never like thatwith seven,” he said. “I looked up and saw it I said, ‘now man, this is just strange.’ In all my years I’ve never seen anything like that.” Originally from the parish of St. Catherine in Jamaica, where ackee is the national fruit, Mr. Malcolm, 50, has been here for 18 years working as an auto painter and driver. But, like many Jamaicans, he values the things that grow from the soil: “I love fruits and vegetables – I love my little backyard garden and everywhere I go I plant things,” he said. Mr. Malcolm says he remembers Jamaica in the 1970’s, when there was a big movement to use every square

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Seven fingered ackee stuns Malcolm

Colbert Malcolm and his remarkable seven-seed ackee

foot for growing food. “People would fill a tyre with soil and have something growing there- even on their rooftop,” he said. Mr. Malcolm said he hopes to be able to find a way of preserving the strange fruit, by drying it out and painting it with varnish, so he can show it to his children. Ackee pods are allowed to ripen and open naturally on the tree before

picking. Prior to cooking, the ackee arils are cleaned and washed. The arils are then boiled for approximately 30 minutes and the water discarded. It is mostly used when cooked with saltfish, the national dish of Jamaica where the fruit was first introduced from West Africa, probably on board a slave ship, around 1770. Additional reporting by Tricia Russell-Jones

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Ackee and saltfish recipe

The ackee, also known as the Zakari el trufi, y chocorras el albatros, akee apple or akee is related to the lychee and the longan, and is an evergreen tree that grows about 10 metres tall. The scientific name honours Captain William Bligh who took the fruit from Jamaica to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England in 1793 and introduced it to science. The fruit was imported to Jamaica from West Africa (probably on a slave ship) before 1778. Since then it has become a major feature of various Caribbean cuisines, and is also cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas elsewhere around the world. Ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica, and ackee and saltfish is the national dish. Ackee was first introduced to Jamaica and later to Haiti, Cuba, Bali, Barbados and others. It was later introduced to Florida in the United States. The dried seeds, fruit bark and leaves are used medicinally. The fruit is used to produce soap in some parts of Africa. It is also used as a fish poison.

• Cover the saltfish in cold water. • Let soak overnight (minimum 8 hours) changing the water several times (this removes most of the salt) • Bring a pan of cold water to the boil and gently simmer the fish for 20 minutes (until the fish is tender). • Chop the onion, sweet pepper, chilli pepper and tomato. • Remove the fish from water and allow to cool. • Remove all of bones and skin then flake the flesh of the fish. • Melt the butter in a frying pan and stir fry the onion, black pepper, sweet pepper, chilli and thyme for about 3 minutes. • Add the tomatoes and flaked fish and stir-fry for another 10 minutes • Add the Ackee and cook until hot throughout. • Stir gently to avoid breaking-up the Ackee • Serve with yam, green banana, fried dumplings and Irish potato.

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The Ministry of Finance is hosting a two-day seminar on US tax compliance and FATCA. On 31st January, the focus will be on getting compliant with US tax directives and to learn more about the details of what needs to be done. On 1st February, the focus is on immigration and expatriation information for US citizens/ passport holders, Green-Card holders and Caymanian-US dual citizens. The US Tax Compliance Seminars will be held at the Family Life Centre on Walkers Road. Running from 4.30pm to 8pm, the seminars take place on Tuesday January 31st and Wednesday February 1st. Refreshments will be provided and both events are free and guests do not need to register.

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Wahlberg apologises NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Mark Wahlberg has apologised for asserting that he would have stopped terrorists from flying an airliner into New York’s World Trade Center on Sept. 11 if he had been on the plane. The star of the film “Contraband” issued his apology Wednesday after comments he made to Men’s Journal drew criticism. He told an interviewer in the February issue that had he been on American Airlines Flight 11 with his children “it wouldn’t have went down like it did.” Terrorists flew the plane with 92 people aboard into the north tower on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Cayman will get 40% from Chinese Tad Stoner tad.stoner@ieyenews.com

Continued from front page Bodden Town robbery and a holdup in George Town yesterday, the fourth and fifth incidents in five days, Mr Bush nonetheless said even while Cayman is among the most prosperous and “viable” places in the world, “we cannot have peace and order with these robberies. “We have to get people back working. We can’t have police at every bank door, but we can start these projects and get them done,” he said, referring to the employment generated by port construction, the Dart-government ForCayman Alliance, airport reconstruction and growth of the financialservices industry. He lamented the opposition to his efforts, however, exhorting the press to “stop printing rubbish that perpetuates divisions in our children’s minds”, saying Cayman was in danger of “arguing over fireants while elephants are trampling on us”. Divisive politics “all come from that aspect”, he said, questioning if the Cayman Islands Constitution were appropriate: “I have said since 2002 that what we need is a committee system of government”. Tourism statistics due for release at month’s end, he said, would

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demonstrate the health of the industry, “surpassing 300,000, something we have long talked about, reaching 309,000 for the first time since 2001”. Further efforts to boost visitor numbers had sparked inauguration of CAL’s new Dallas and Panama routes, and would entail a 2,500-foot extension of the Owen Roberts runway into the Huldah Road cricket grounds. “We hope by August the due dilgence on the project will be done and we’ll be starting an audit for the UK and our own audit, “ Mr Bush said, citing costs between $8 million and $12 million, far better, he said, than “well over $35 million to extend the runway into the North Sound,” frequently suggested by airport experts. “Which would you choose?” the premier asked. Mr Bush re-affirmed contract

details described to iNews Cayman earlier this week by Ellio Solomon, George Town MLA and head negotiator with port builders China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), including local labour, Cayman construction contractors, supply of building materials and local accommodation. Repeating his own Wednesday statement to iNews that “George Town is not ideal”, Mr Bush said CHEC would not only build cruise berths in Hog Sty Bay, but “was committed to putting a jetty” at the Cayman Turtle Farm, defraying annual $9 million subsidies to the park. “Government will not have to find that $9 million,” Mr Bush said. Additionally, China will cover the full cost of the environmental impact assessment,” done by Los Angelesbased engineers Aecom, “and after China pays off its investment after 25 years, there will be a profit sharing with Cayman of 40%. “There will be no government loans and no guarantees,” he said, before going on to praise Dart Realty’s West Bay hotel and highway projects, which entail a muchprotested closure of 2,500 feet of road by Public Beach. “It’s good for local investment. It’s good for George Town and it’s good for West Bay,” he said. “It’s the right thing and we have the right company to do it. People are going to be employed.” But, he announced, a formal costbenefit project analysis “is going to cost me $250,000 to get the proper advice, to tell me that it’s the right thing.”

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Site clearance begins for new roads The signing of the National Roads Authority Agreement (NRA Agreement) last month triggered an Independent Review process and the immediate release of US$5 million to educational, community and training programmes, parks and housing initiatives as well as a “Save the Mortgage” programme. The Honourable Premier McKeeva Bush said “While it is a few jobs to start with, it is the beginning of fulfilling my Government’s promise of creating jobs and work for local businesses through the signing of the NRA Agreement with Dart.” A Caymanian owned heavy equipment contractor – Shamrock Heights Equipment – has been awarded the contract by Dart Realty to coordinate independent Caymanian

heavy equipment operators with work for the ETHE project. Work began on Tuesday January 10th in four distinct locations: • Site clearance at Governor’s Way which is a continuation of the clearing done in December. • Two site clearances, one at the current terminus of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway/Foster Bay Village, working north and the other at the location where Yacht Drive will intersect with the extension of the ETH, working south. They will meet in the middle and then the route for the first phase of the ETH Extension will be cleared of major shrubs and trees. • Site clearance for the construction of a “Haul Road” on the route which the new ETH will follow. This will facilitate the trucking of fill when the

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construction of the ETH extension begins in earnest. It is anticipated that with a positive outcome to the Independent Review, this will take between 4-6 weeks. The sites being cleared will not impact existing traffic flow.

Police review procedure after another robbery Paul Kennedy paul.kennedy@ieyenews.com

George Town detectives are investigating an early morning robbery which occurred in Eden Road at South Church Street, George Town. It is yet another personal armed attack in the area making it the fifth similar robbery, or attempted robbery, in less than a week. On Wednesday night a woman was threatened in Bodden Town but she ran off before the attacker could take any money. Last Sunday a man was robbed outside his home in Palm Dale, George Town and other thieves also struck in West Bay. Tuesday night saw a woman robbed near her home on Antoinette Avenue on the Webster Estates. Although police are not linking the robbery spate, they are warning people to be extra vigilant. They also say they are planning on “reviewing procedure” after it took more than 30 minutes for an officer to arrive at the scene. A spokesman for the RCIPS said: “About 7.15 am Thursday police received a report that a woman had been walking to work when she saw a man sitting on a fence. The man suddenly pointed what appeared to be to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

a firearm at the woman and demanded cash before making off with her bag. “The best description available at the current time of the robber is that he was wearing a black shirt,  baggy blue jeans and spoke with a Caymanian accent. He was last seen running in the direction of Windsor Park. “The woman was not injured in the incident and immediately called the 911 emergency communications centre. The operator kept the woman on the phone, obtained initial details of the incident and, while the woman remained on the line, passed those details to the officer in charge of George Town police station. “Shortly after the incident the victim began feeling unwell and was conveyed to the Cayman Islands Hospital where she is currently being assessed. Detectives are currently interviewing her and further details will be made in due course. “This is the second such robbery in recent days where a woman has been targeted and the suspect or suspects have run off towards the Windsor Park area. While it is too early to say if the crimes are linked officers are asking the public to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity in the area.”

Police say they will be reviewing their procedure after they were disappointed it took more than 30 minutes for an officer arriver. The spokeswoman added: “In response to media reports that suggest that no police action was taken until almost 7.50am this morning, we can confirm that when the officer in charge at George Town police station ascertained from the 911 operator that the victim had not been injured the decision was taken to establish cordons in the area in an attempt to apprehend the suspect. “The victim was made aware by the police, via 911, that an officer would not immediately attend the scene. However, on reviewing the incident we are disappointed that it took over 30 minutes for an officer to make physical contact with the victim at the scene.  As a result of this incident we will be reviewing our procedures to ensure that this does not happen again.” Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone who has any information which could assist police is asked to contact George Town police station on 949-4222, the RCIPS tipline on 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).

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Murdoch company to pay hacking damages in 36 cases LONDON (AP) — Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper company on Thursday agreed to pay damages to 36 high-profile victims of tabloid phone-hacking, including actor Jude Law, soccer player Ashley Cole and former British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott. In settlements whose financial terms were made public, amounts generally ran into the tens of thousands of pounds (dollars) — although Law received 130,000 pounds (about $200,000) to settle claims against the now-shuttered News of the World tabloid, and its sister paper, The Sun. News Group Newspapers admitted

that 16 articles about Law published in the News of the World between 2003 and 2006 had been obtained by phone hacking, and that the actor had also been placed under “repeated and sustained physical surveillance.” The company also admitted that articles in The Sun tabloid misused Law’s private information — although it gave no further details. Law’s lawyer said Thursday the acts had caused “considerable distress ... distrust and suspicion.” Law was one of 60 who have sued News Group Newspapers after claiming their mobile phone voicemails were hacked. Other cases settled at London’s High Court on

Thursday include those of former government ministers Chris Bryant and Tessa Jowell, former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, exmodel Abi Titmuss and Sara Payne, the mother of a murdered girl.

World sea piracy drops in 2011, Somali attacks up KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Sea piracy worldwide dropped slightly in 2011 for the first time in five years but Somali pirates have intensified attacks and remained the greatest threat, a global maritime watchdog said Thursday. The number of attacks dipped to 439 last year from 445 cases in 2010, the International Maritime Bureau’s piracy reporting center in Kuala Lumpur said in a report. There were 45 vessels hijacked and 802 crew members taken hostage, as compared with 53 ships seized and 1,181 people taken hostage in 2010. The agency attributed the decline to international naval patrols and

increases in private security personnel aboard ships. Somali pirates accounted for 54 percent of the global attacks with 237 cases, up from 219 in 2010, it said. The IMB said Somali pirates for the first time hijacked a vessel at anchorage in Oman, indicating they were desperate. This highlighted the need for ports and vessels at anchorages in the region to be vigilant, it said. “The role of the navies is critical to the anti-piracy efforts in this area,” said IMB Director Pottengal Mukundan. Lawless Somalia’s long coastline snakes around the Horn of Africa

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less will do in this profession,” said Jorgen Loren, captain of a passenger ferry operating between Sweden and Denmark and chairman of the Swedish Maritime Officer’s Association. Seamen have expressed almost universal outrage at Capt. Francesco Schettino, accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and of abandoning his crippled cruise ship off Tuscany while passengers were still on board. The last charge carries a potential sentence of 12 years in prison. Jim Staples, a captain for 20 years, who spoke Wednesday from a 1,000-

foot (300-metre) cargo vessel he was captaining near New Orleans, said captains are duty-bound to stay with the ship until the situation is hopeless. When they bail early, everything falls apart.

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The Editor Speaks Where are our heroes? If you want a joint go to Northward prison

Colin Wilson

Our National Heroes Day is colin.wilson@ieyenews.com this Monday 23rd January at 9am and is the islands’ largest national celebration. The theme of this year’s celebration is education. Traditional elements include uniform parades, choirs, live music and laying of wreaths in remembrance. Primarily it is the day to honour Cayman’s heroes. It is people who make a country great and not buildings nor the land and the sea that surrounds it. It is the day when all the people who have been previously named to be honoured this year are to be awarded their badges and certificates. It is done to much pomp and applause. So it should. But what of the past recipients? Especially those who previously received the Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour? Are they recognised again or do they just disappear into oblivion? Sadly, we never hear of them again. It was as if they had never received anything. Most, are not even invited to the ceremony ever again, let alone having a set place in the stands where they can all sit together; where we citizens of the Cayman Islands can see who have been honoured and learn from these great heroes WHO ARE STILL ALIVE!! It is a disgrace, a total lack of respect to these men and women and devalues the honour that was once bestowed upon them. I have complained about this privately to the government body responsible and their response

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has been either silence or “they will look into it”. Not one of the persons I spoke to made any comment as to whether they agreed with me but to be fair these were only ‘messengers’. I hope other members of the public and past honourees will make their voices known. On the Government web site it says: “It is a unique occasion for the people of the Cayman Islands to unite in celebration of a proud past and a future filled with hope.” Show us The best place to obtain ganga is our very own Northward Prison. And you can smoke it without anyone noticing just before you give evidence as a witness in a murder trial. This was confirmed by Joseph Hurlson, an inmate at Northward, who was called by the crown to give evidence in the Raziel Jeffers murder trial on Wednesday (18). He told the court that he did not have a good memory as he smoked a lot “day and night” and could not remember anything about the murder incident. Despite being in custody since April 2010, he said he was still using the drug and he had a “spliff just a minute ago” before he came to the witness stand. How many of you are shocked at this news? How many of you are angry? How many will demand this must stop? How many of you are friends and family of the inmates who supply them with drugs? How many of you are officials who “turn a blind eye”?

 

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Sleeping at the wheel because of prescription drugs Georgina Wilcox georgina.wilcox@ieyenews.com

The RCIPS have done a terrific job of heightening awareness here on driving under the influence of alcohol even if there are idiots who take no notice. One of the unspoken related problems of drunk driving is drivers falling asleep while intoxicated. Now there is a new epidemic - drivers driving under the influence of the prescription sleep medication such as zolpidem (Ambien, Stillnox). In the USA it has become almost an epidemic. Ten state toxicology labs that test for the presence of zolpidem rate it as one of the top ten drugs found in impaired drivers. In the Cayman Islands we do not

even test for the drug. In the USA zolpidem had over 28 million prescriptions issued in 2010 with $2.5 billion in sales. Following their arrests many of the drivers claim to have no recollection of getting behind the wheel. In many of the cases the drug was taken incorrectly either as an overdose or in addition to other drugs such as alcohol! Bizarre behaviour often accompanies the misuse of the drug. The label warns of combining the drug with alcohol and possible sleepwalking side effects. Those warnings apparently have been relatively ineffective because broad misuse continues.

Business or Personal Insurance We can provide the choices you need! Additionally, sleep apnea and other sleep disorders that continue to grow provide another source of drivers falling asleep at the wheel. A study showed that people with sleep apnea were seven times more likely to have multiple car accidents. If you are taking zolpidem be extra careful when driving and don’t drink alcohol! Not even one.

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iBusiness

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NEWS

Fresh Image PR launch bold new website Fresh Image PR - a boutique public relations firm that caters to Cayman business and brands – has kicked off the New Year with an overhaul. The company underwent a full rebrand and recently launched a bold new website, new Facebook page, Twitter page and blog. The new www.freshimagePR.com site was designed and published by Cayman web company Netclues and is aimed at enhancing the way the PR agency connects with, markets to and services a tech savvy audience. The improved site provides advanced functionality and showcases the firm’s full range of services. The site also acts as a resource to reinforce client campaigns with press release postings, photo clippings and media kits. Another highlight of the website is the incorporation of video blogs. These video blogs will be updated regularly

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and offer general tips, information about the public relations industry and online marketing tactics that can be used to help all businesses in their PR and marketing activities. “Over the last year, we’ve partnered with Fresh Image PR on a number of client projects and have always been impressed by their bold personality, creativity and results-oriented approach,” said Kartik Mehta of Netclues. “So, when asked if we could give their site a fresh new look and feel, we knew that the design needed to reflect who they were as a firm.” Netclues specialises in the areas of web design, search engine optimisation (SEO), software development and email marketing. “I am extremely pleased to have had Netclues create the new Fresh Image PR site as the new portal gives a comprehensive view of our company and our services,” concluded

PR Director, Samantha Whittaker. “Netclues did a phenomenal job capturing our firm’s personality and our work environment and we are sure existing and new clients will appreciate the changes we’ve made.” To view the company’s new branding, enhanced website or to learn more about Fresh Image PR, please log on to www.freshimagePR.com

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Romney’s Cayman investments raise questions CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Under duress two days before the pivotal South Carolina primary, Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney acknowledged he has invested part of his millions in the Cayman Islands, although his aides say he never used the location as a tax haven. Neither Romney nor his campaign provided details, such as how much he has invested there, why he invested there or if he has invested any of his money elsewhere outside the United States. Responding to a question shouted at him Thursday morning, Romney reiterated that he does intend to release the returns — but not until April, long after the party may have chosen a nominee. “You’ll hear more about that in April,” he said. In a blow to Romney’s campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry suspended his presidential campaign and threw his support behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, winnowing the conservative opposition and adding to Gingrich’s strength heading into Saturday’s voting. to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

And in another blow, Republican officials in Iowa said Rick Santorum had actually edged Romney by 34 votes in the final tally of the state’s leadoff caucuses. No winner has been declared because some votes are still missing. Romney, speaking to supporters on a conference call Thursday morning, made no mention of Perry’s decision or of his tax returns, instead attacking Gingrich’s claims that he helped President Ronald Reagan create jobs. Romney said Gingrich is living in “fantasyland.” Romney was set to address supporters outside his Charleston headquarters Thursday morning, though it wasn’t clear if he would answer questions about his tax returns, the Cayman Islands or Perry’s decision. “Gov. and Mrs. Romney’s assets are managed on a blind basis. They do not control the investment of these assets,” campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said in an emailed response to questions Wednesday night. Romney has not personally addressed the issue, although it’s likely to come up at a candidates’

debate Thursday night. Scrutiny of Romney’s private-sector background couldn’t come at a worse time — just as he is riding high on a victory last week in New Hampshire’s primary. He came into South Carolina with anti-Romney conservatives unwilling or unable to coalesce behind a single challenger. Details about the personal fortune of the multimillionaire former businessman have been a nagging issue for his campaign for more than a week. On Tuesday, Romney disclosed that he pays an effective tax rate of about 15 percent, lower than what he would pay if he earned a regular paycheck like many Americans. He also called “not very much” the amount he earned in speechmaking fees, though it turned out to be $373,327.62 for 12 months in 2010 and early 2011.

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Our Eye

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OPINION

Do you have dreadful neighbours?

Georgina Wilcox georgina.wilcox@ieyenews.com

Do you have dreadful neighbours? There is every chance you do or will. The fact that neighbours sometimes can’t get along is a common people problem. You have worked hard all day and have come home to the latest pimp movie soundtrack pulsating through your ceiling! How do you stop yourself from charging toward that upstairs apartment, kicking the door down and bashing that surround sound system in with a cricket bat? Here’s how. 1. Before renting out an apartment always check out the rental agency or landlord you’ll be renting from. Get online and do some research. Online there are a few apartment rating websites and if you must, (and trust me, you must) talk to people who already live there. A majority of the time, it’s simple. There’s always a vacancy because no one wants to live there. In my opinion, one of the best things you can do when apartment hunting, is get a referral from someone else, preferably a friend. If that isn’t an option, check out the place as thoroughly as possible before you make a decision that can aggravate you for the entire length of your lease. 2. If you fell to your knees in praise when you saw the apartment, moved in and didn’t research your landlord, you might be in for a shock. Your neighbours might be wonderful. Super! However, if you moved in and your neighbours have become your worst nightmare, the seemingly easy way to handle things would be to go to them and kindly ask them to turn the music down. However, this

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We buy and sell gold, jewellery, electronics, vehicles and much more 943-7296 144 N. Church St Mon–Fri: 9am-7pm Sat: 10am–4pm rarely works. You might have a good neighbour who didn’t know they were disturbing you. In that case, you knock on the door and ask them to turn their TV down. If they apologise and turn it down, your problem is solved and life goes on. However, there are hundreds who know they are disturbing the peace and they don’t care. Your best bet then would be not to knock on their door because it will enrage them. More than likely, the music is going to play louder and longer and you’re going to be livid. My suggestion is to document the time and the dates of every disturbance. Then e-mail your landlord every time there is commotion. The reason I say e-mail your landlord rather than call is because your email is proof you asked the landlord to resolve this issue. In the long run, it will really help to print and save all of you and your landlord’s cyber communication. 3. If your landlord responds, “I already contacted your neighbour and you all should be able to work it out amongst yourselves” you may need all of that documentation to help get you out of your lease. Your landlord is about cashing rent checks and he/she may not put out a rent paying tenant who is causing a ruckus regardless of what your

lease says about ‘quiet enjoyment’. Your landlord may now be sick of you and is labelling you as the “troublemaker”. So don’t think for one minute if you break your lease and move, they won’t still sue you for the money owed on the remainder of the lease and you don’t want that. Here’s why: 4. You may want to concentrate on getting your credit in order. There is nothing worse, and I speak from experience, than wanting to make a major purchase like a car or a home and not being able to because of a blemish on your credit. Recognise early in the game that apartment living is not for you if you have a problem with the sound of a herd of cattle stampeding over you. Put yourself in the position financially and credit wise, so when you’re fed-up and ready to leave apartments behind completely, you can make that move quickly. 5. Learn to let go of your place if you’re unhappy. Stop going tit for tat with your neighbours and stop calling your landlord. If you’re miserable, move. No apartment is worth the energy it takes to complain all the time. To make matters worse, if you start to complain too much, everything that you’re fighting against you will start to mirror. If you’re not careful, ultimately, you will become the dreadful neighbour. to blog visit www.ieyenews.com


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iHealth

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Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy Dr. Lynn Dawber info@ieyenews.com

Dr Lynn Dawber, a South African national, joined the International Medical Group from New Zealand. She is a welcome additional to our family and we look forward to our patients (new and existing) meeting her.

Nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy is so common that it can be considered a normal part of pregnancy. “Morning sickness” is not really that accurate because symptoms will often persist throughout the day. Up to 85% of women experience nausea in early pregnancy with approximately half of women vomiting as well. Symptoms usually begin between the fourth and seventh week and resolve in many women by the twelfth week and in most women by the twentieth week of pregnancy. A smaller number of pregnant women (approximately 0.3–1%), have a more severe form of nausea and vomiting – hyperemesis gravidarum, which is characterised by persistent vomiting, weight loss of more than 5%, ketones in urine, electrolyte abnormalities (low potassium) and dehydration. While persistent nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy can be particularly debilitating for some women, it is not usually associated with any adverse pregnancy outcomes and in fact has been associated with lower rates of miscarriage. Hyperemesis gravidarum is on rare occasions associated with complications. Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is usually a self-limiting condition, however, hyperemesis gravidarum should be distinguished from other conditions that may cause persistent vomiting. Nausea and vomiting that begins at or after 12 weeks gestation is unlikely to be caused by pregnancy so other causes should be investigated. Rehydration may be required: Women who present with mild to moderate dehydration can be managed with oral fluids. Women who are severely dehydrated will require referral to hospital for

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IV fluids and other medication. Causes and risk factors for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy The causes of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy are unknown, however, it is thought to be associated with rising levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Oestrogen is another suggested cause with the presence of a female foetus reported to increase the likelihood of severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. One study found that women who were in their first pregnancy, younger or were non-smokers were more likely to have nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. Initial management in the majority of cases involves dietary and lifestyle advice. The following recommendations may be useful and should be trialed first: Dietary advice • Drink small amounts often: dehydration can exacerbate nausea • Trial different kinds of fluids: sometimes fluids such as flat lemonade or diluted fruit juice are managed better than water • Avoid fatty or spicy food • Avoid having an empty stomach: eat a light snack every one to two hours between meals • Avoid very large meals • Early morning nausea may be helped by eating a dry biscuit or cracker before getting out of bed • Salty food such as potato chips or salted crackers may help, especially before meals Lifestyle advice • Eat well when feeling the best or whenever feeling hungry • If the smell of hot food worsens nausea, try cold food instead, avoid cooking if possible or cook in well ventilated areas so that odours do not

accumulate; ask for help from family and friends with cooking • Lie down when nauseated • Avoid stress • Take pregnancy vitamins (including folic acid) at a good time of the day (when feeling well) • Keep physical activity gentle, getting too hot may exacerbate nausea Alternative therapies: ginger, pyridoxine and acupressure Ginger has been shown in some studies to improve nausea and vomiting, however, there is conflicting data on the efficacy of ginger which may be the result of different preparations. Products which contain ginger such as tea, biscuits or confectionary may also be trialled. Ginger may cause reflux and heartburn in some people. Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) is used first-line in many countries for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy, however, there are large individual differences in its onset and action. Acupressure involves stimulation, either manually or with elasticized bands, of the P6 Neiguan point which is found on the inside of the forearm three fingerbreadths above the wrist. There is some evidence that P6 acupressure reduces symptoms of nausea and vomiting but some studies, which included sham acupressure, have found a strong placebo effect. Manage other conditions such as heartburn. Drug treatment may be appropriate for women continuing to experience intolerable nausea and vomiting Approximately 10% of women continue to experience significant nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, despite following dietary and lifestyle advice. In these cases, medications may be trialled. Antiemetics can be taken according to when the pregnant woman experiences the most symptoms. For example, many women benefit from having a dose of antiemetic 30 minutes before getting out of bed to prevent vomiting while having a shower or after having breakfast. Late afternoon symptoms associated with tiredness may be improved by a second dose around 1–2 pm. to blog visit www.ieyenews.com


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OPINION

iNews “1/2 year” in review November 15-30

Georgina Wilcox georgina.wilcox@ieyenews.com

Minister of Education Rolston Anglin, announced a major shake up in the Government schools system ending the current “diplomas for all” policy allowing all students to graduate regardless of academic ability. The National Gallery in Harbour Drive closed for good and will reopen in January 2012 in its new $2 million two-storey, two building purpose built, 9,000 sq.ft home at the back of the Harquail Theatre. The access will be from the Esterley Tibbetts Highway near the Lawrence Boulevard roundabout. The day before her 90th birthday, Mrs. Olive Miller (Miss Olive) was the honoured guest at the NCVO’s Richard Arch Children’s Centre for the Pre-School playground to be named after her. “Bliss Caribbean”, a haute living magazine was launched featuring décor & architecture, weddings, cuisine and breathtaking gardens of the Caribbean. An unidentified man was arrested for the murder of Kerran Baker who had been missing since July 2011. The Marriott Beach Resort on West Bay Road announced a Florida new ownership team led by Private Equity Group from Fort Myers and Gencom Group from Miami. The Rt. Rev and Hon. Alfred C. Reid retired as Anglican Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands and a reception in his honour was held at St. George’s Anglican Church Hall, George Town. Premier McKeeva Bush accused iNews Cayman’s Editor-in-Chief Colin Wilson, of misinformation in the LA and misleading the public. He also dismissed Mr. Wilson’s charge that his government was the “most secretive” Mr Wilson had seen in his thirty years living in the Cayman Islands. Charlton Bengar Ebanks was a wanted man when he escaped from his police to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

guard at the Cayman Islands Hospital. He was wanted for a string of George Town burglaries after at first being arrested for a road traffic offence and an outstanding warrant. Charles “Killa” Whittaker won his bout in Miami Florida against Giorbis Barthelemy and took a step closer to fighting for the Junior Middleweight World Title as he became number two in the world boxing rankings. Minister for Sport, Mark Scotland, said the title fight could happen in Cayman. Pastor Al Ebanks, of Agape Family Worship Centre, died after fighting a brain tumour. He was laid to rest after a Thanksgiving Service at the church. Government planners gave permission for Dart Realty to begin development of five land parcels on 561 acres in Bodden Town for a proposed waste management facility, presaging relocation of the George Town Landfill. The UK and CI Relationship Review committee headed by Lemuel Hurlston presented their findings in a 58 page White Paper and were praised by Premier McKeeva Bush for their hard work in a short time frame. The report produced mixed signals especially with the differing opinions of persons re the relationship the Cayman Islands has with the United Kingdom. North Side MLA Ezzard Miller vowed to resubmit his motion to the LA of “one man, one vote.” A Bodden Town coalition lobbied Government against moving the George Town Landfill to Midland Acres. Cayman’s Miss Teen, Brooke Parchment, gave a special presentation to a group of teenagers at John Gray High School on the topic of bullying. The Opposition party, the People’s Progressive Movement, boycotted the Advisory District Council nomination meetings. St. George’s Anglican Church, George Town has acquired land in Cayman

Brac to eventually establish an Anglican Church there. The land was officially consecrated by the Lord Bishop, Rt. Rev. Dr. Alfred Reid. Premier McKeeva Bush signed the Fiscal Framework Agreement in London. Hotels and residential developments will accompany the construction of the Shetty Hospital on the 600 acre High Rock site in East End. Caymanian Shmona Simpson won the 2012 Rhodes Scholarship – an international post-graduate award for study at Oxford University. A 16 year old girl was seriously injured after she was knocked off an inflatable banana boat by a jet ski rider. Another woman was also injured when the jet ski struck. The tourism chiefs called for tighter restrictions. Murphy Powell was jailed for four years by Judge Charles Quin for kidnapping Colleen Cummings after she refused to have sex with him. The Cayman Drama Society’s production of “Midsummer’s Night Dream” with 27 children from toddlers up to teenagers, opened at The prospect Playhouse. A real live singing Christmas tree was the centre piece of a musical extravaganza “Birth of a King” at The First Assembly of God Church. Premier McKeeva Bush announced an extension of the memorandum of understanding with infrastructure giant China Harbour Engineering Company until March 2012. Local Telephone Number portability will debut in the Cayman Islands at the end of January 2012.

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Dart Realty announced their For Cayman Alliance project was on hold. Highbrow Magazine wrote a damaging article about Grand Cayman entitled “The Story of the Rise and Fall of the Cayman Islands.” The Cayman Islands Government’s Department of Immigration unveiled a brand new Immigration Online system.

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NEWS

Mexico smuggling probe: Four kids show sexual abuse

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — Four of the 10 children seized in western Mexico as part of a child-trafficking investigation involving Irish couples show signs of sexual abuse, a Mexican official said Wednesday. Jalisco state Attorney General Tomas Coronado said the children were examined by doctors but offered no other details. “There are four children who show signs of having been abused (sexually), perhaps not in a violent way but there are signs (of abuse),” Coronado told reporters. He said he couldn’t elaborate because of the ongoing investigation and didn’t say when the alleged abuse would have taken place. He said at least 11 Irish couples are involved in the case. Fifteen Irish citizens have already talked to authorities, said Lino Gonzalez, a spokesman for Jalisco state prosecutors. The foreign couples were giving 1,200 pesos, or $188, per week to the mothers since pregnancy,

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and paying for their medical attention. Then later the Mexican mothers would also be paid for allowing the children to stay with the couples while the purported adoption process proceeded, Coronado said. “The great majority of the people from Ireland who have given their testimony have said they thought it was part of the adoption protocol in the state to be paying and that obviously means (someone was making) a profit throughout the adoption process,” Coronado said. Investigators are trying to determine if the Irish couples “acted in bad faith,” Coronado said, or were being tricked. The Irish Embassy in Mexico said in a statement it’s providing consular advice to the couples involved. About a dozen state police officers on Wednesday raided a two-story home in a middle class Guadalajara neighborhood that local media said belongs to the lawyers processing the adoptions.

The lawyers apparently advertised in a local newspaper for expectant mothers who wanted to give their children up for adoption. Prosecutors have said two attorneys who owned the law firm Lopez y Lopez Asociados are being sought in the case. Coronado wouldn’t identify the lawyers but said they have ignored prosecutors’ requests to talk to investigators. The apparent child-smuggling ring came to light last week when a woman told police that her sisterin-law was trying to sell one of her babies and “renting” the other one. Investigators then detained the 21-year-old woman, who led authorities to three other women. Another three women who worked as nannies, the son of one of them and a taxi driver have also been detained, Coronado said. Authorities seized the 21-yearold woman’s two children, seven children from the Irish couples, and one from the nannies. The children are between two months

and two years of age. Agents found that the group was taking the woman’s two children and others to a hotel in Guadalajara where they met with the Irish couples who believed they were going to adopt them. The couples then took the children to the nearby lakeside resort of Ajijic, where they were staying until the adoptions were finished, prosecutors said. Roy Lahti, president of the condominium association of El Bosque gated community in Ajijic, said some of the couples had been staying there but that they had left. Irish couples in the process of adopting Mexican children had been coming to the community of California-style homes and cobblestone streets for at least three years. They would stay between six and eight months and often the children lived with them, he said. “They were really nice couples, always cordial,” Lathi said. “The community here is shocked.” to blog visit www.ieyenews.com


iSports

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WORLD

England crumble to heavy defeat

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England folded to a humiliating defeat by 10 wickets in Dubai as their woeful batting performance helped Pakistan go 1-0 up in the three-Test series. Trailing by 146 runs, England made a disastrous start as Umar Gul (4-63) removed Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen cheaply. Spinners Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman then claimed three wickets apiece as England were skittled out for 160. Pakistan’s openers easily knocked off the required 15 runs to seal victory. Just as it had been in the first innings, England’s batting performance made a mockery of their number one Test ranking as their technique and concentration were found wanting. Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook both fell to poorly executed pull shots, while Ian Bell failed to read Ajmal’s doosra for the second time in the match. Only Jonathan Trott showed the necessary application to survive in unfamiliar conditions as he became the fourth-fastest England player to pass 2,000 Test runs, but even the unflappable Warwickshire batsman gave his wicket away on 49 with a loose cut outside off stump. In total, England’s top six made only to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

143 runs between them in the match as Ajmal became the first spinner to claim seven lbw dismissals in a Test. Perhaps the only crumb of comfort for England will be the fact that the early finish gives them two extra days to regroup before the second Test in Abu Dhabi starting next Wednesday. For Pakistan, the next Test cannot start soon enough after the most comprehensive of victories. Gul began the carnage when he had Strauss caught behind down the leg side. The England skipper sent Billy Bowden’s decision for review but the verdict was upheld by third umpire Steve Davis, despite HotSpot failing to show any impact with the bat. Cook looked decidedly out of sorts as he scratched his way to five runs off 40 balls. Desperate to find some scoring rhythm, he was tempted into a pull shot by a Gul bouncer, but only managed to feather an edge through to the wicketkeeper. Pietersen at least managed to connect with his attempted pull, but the shot lacked the power to clear the rope and was easily caught by Rehman at deep square leg. And Bell was undone by Ajmal’s doosra, the ball striking him on the back pad plumb in front of the stumps.

Eoin Morgan again looked relatively comfortable against the spin as he ground out 14 runs before nicking Rehman behind and Matt Prior was pinned back on his stumps by Ajmal. Stuart Broad (17) and Graeme Swann (39) delayed the inevitable with an entertaining 48-run stand before Broad holed out to long-on and Chris Tremlett edged his first ball to slip. Some lusty hitting from James Anderson spared England the ignominy of an innings defeat but Swann’s demise to Ajmal ensured Pakistan’s target was a mere formality. Earlier, Pakistan’s last three wickets had added 50 runs as the hosts took their first innings total to 338. Broad removed Gul in the second over of the day and Swann had Ajmal caught at short leg after another inconclusive review. But Adnan Akmal frustrated England with some improvised shots, cleverly keeping last man Aizaz Cheema away from the strike and reaching 61 - his highest Test score before he was stumped to give Swann a fourth wicket. At that stage England hopes of a turnaround remained alive, but after Gul’s dramatic opening burst, there was only going to be one winner.

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WORLD

Beckham signs new two-year deal with LA Galaxy

Tukka is! the island side of Cayman. LONDON (AP) — Resisting the lure of Paris for the sake of his family, David Beckham pledged his future to America’s Major League Soccer on Wednesday by signing a new two-year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy. The 36-year-old midfielder had been courted by leading clubs across Europe in the months before his initial five-year Galaxy deal ran out in December, with Paris SaintGermain’s wealthy Qatari owners offering the most lucrative deal. But Beckham turned down around $12 million-a-year with the glamorous French capital club for a less lucrative base salary at the Galaxy, which was previously paying him at least $6.5 million-a-year. For the former England captain, whose career at Manchester United and Real Madrid turned him into a celebrity who transcended sport, the deal wrapped up on Wednesday in Los Angeles could be the last of his playing career. “This was an important decision for me,” Beckham said in a statement. “I had many offers from clubs from around the world, however, I’m still passionate about playing in America and winning trophies with the Galaxy.” It took until November, though, to collect his first winners’ medal in the United States, delivering the Galaxy’s first MLS Cup since 2005. It followed Premier League, La Liga and Champions League triumphs during his career in Europe. Beckham left Europe in 2007, making the surprise decision to join the Galaxy from Real Madrid. “I’ve seen first hand how popular

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soccer is now in the States and I’m as committed as ever to growing the game here,” Beckham said. “My family and I are incredibly happy and settled in America and we look forward to spending many more years here.” Beckham’s England career has effectively ended after making 115 appearances — the most for an outfield player. But he is targeting a spot in Britain’s Olympic football team later this year, with the games being hosted in his native London. By staying at the Galaxy, Beckham can be confident of a regular starting place in Bruce Arena’s team, which might not have been the case at PSG or one of the English Premier League clubs that was pursuing the hottest brand in global football. The Galaxy, though, knows how close it came to losing the player who has brought an international spotlight on them after scoring 11 goals in 74 appearances. “I am thrilled that David has chosen to rejoin the Galaxy, especially as he had numerous options where he could continue his career,” Arena said. “I felt that he was one of the best players in all of MLS last season and we could not have achieved the success that we did without him. We look forward to trying to replicate that success this season with David once again in a Galaxy uniform.” It is a jersey that the Galaxy said is the best-selling in the MLS and “one of the best in the world. “And it will continue to have Beckham’s name emblazoned across the back of replica kits in sports shops from the Americas to Australasia.

“There has been much speculation in the past four months on where David was going to play and we did not get caught up in this and remained focused on re-signing him,” said Tim Leiweke, president of team owner Anschutz Entertainment Group. “David had many options and we are pleased he felt comfortable, not only with our organization but also with Los Angeles, and will remain an important part of our club, our AEG family and our city.” The talks with Leiweke intensified after Beckham turned down PSG’s offer at the start of January, with Beckham represented by manager and business partner, Simon Fuller, the creator of reality TV hit “American Idol.” “When David and I discussed making the move from Real Madrid to the LA Galaxy back in 2007, our minds were firmly focused on the massive opportunity of helping to grow soccer in the United States,” Fuller said. “We have made great progress over the past five years in raising the profile of soccer domestically and the MLS on a worldwide stage, and we are encouraged by all the results.” From having 12 teams in 2006, the MLS now boasts a league with 19 sides while nine new football specific grounds have been built during Beckham’s first five years. “Clearly this is an ongoing mission and this new deal confirms our commitment to continuing our journey and making sure the world’s biggest sport, soccer, continues to grow in the world’s most passionate sports loving nation, the USA,” Fuller said. to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

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European soccer’s fight against racism not yet won PARIS (AP) — For fans of soccer, Feb. 1 promises to be a sad day. John Terry, one of the most rugged, fearsome and admired defenders anywhere in the world, a natural leader who captains his club, Chelsea, and his country, England, will appear at a London courthouse to face a criminal charge that he abused a black colleague with a torrent of vile, racially insulting language. Terry insists the whole affair is a misunderstanding. Born and raised in the ethnic melting pot of East London, he has played with or alongside black players all of his sporting life. Yet video from an Oct. 23 Premier League match appeared to show him shouting, “You ------black ----” at Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand, whose brother, Rio, has long been Terry’s partner in the England defense. Terry was quick to issue a statement: “People have leapt to the wrong conclusions about the context of what I was seen to be saying.” He vowed to “fight tooth and nail to prove my innocence” at the West London Magistrates’ Court. Still, this and other incidents in England and elsewhere in Europe are raising questions about whether efforts to stamp out racist behaviour in the world’s No. 1 sport have taken a big step backward after having made so many strides forward in the past decade or more. Have racist fans and players simply been lurking, unrepentant, under the surface, instead of being hounded out? Have soccer authorities, led by world governing body FIFA and its European cousin, UEFA, eased up too early in their often-stated determination to rid the global sport of all forms of discrimination? “We were winning,” said Steve Rotheram, a British lawmaker who successfully lobbied for a parliamentary committee to take a new look at racism in sports, following the Terry case and others. However, “people have

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started to ask about institutional racism and, you know, whether or not the sort of improvements that we’d all hoped have happened over the past 20 years are actually embedded.” The inquiry will start gathering evidence in March. “We’ve got to be ever vigilant, to make certain that racism doesn’t make a comeback,” Rotheram said in a phone interview. Some countries fight soccer extremists with greater determination than others. Some believe the only effective way to punish and ostracize extremist fans is by punishing their clubs. For others, a long-term solution is to educate fans so they police themselves and no longer tolerate bigots in their midst. “One of the reasons why the UK and Germany, I would say,

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have been so successful in tackling this problem is through the peer pressure that was exerted toward those fans who were being racist — when people used the logic of ‘Well, how can you abuse the opposition black player when we have black players of our own?’” said Piara Powar, executive director of the FARE network, European soccer’s anti-discrimination group, partly funded by UEFA. “When that became the dominant feeling on the terraces and in the stands that was the start of a dynamic, which, in footballing terms, one couldn’t challenge,” he said in a phone interview. “It was nonsensical to abuse black players because they were also your own black players.” Nir Inbar, CEO of Israeli first division team Hapoel Tel Aviv, is a proponent of punishment. At a

Dec. 28 game, Beitar Jerusalem fans racially abused his Nigerianborn striker, Toto Tamuz. “They were singing, ‘Give Toto a banana,’” Inbar, who was at the game, said in a phone interview. “It is horrible to have racism in a country (where) most of its citizens are Jews. It shouldn’t be here. Racism is in our dark history. We suffered a lot from racism.” Rather than merely fine Beitar, Israel’s Football Association docked two points from the six-time champion, a significant punishment for a club in danger this season of relegation from the top division. “That’s what needs to happen to tackle racism. That is how supporters understand the lessons, you know?” Inbar said. “Because they did not learn the lesson when the club is getting fined, they say, ‘OK, the club has enough money.’”

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Belcher goals means Elite advantage

Elite’s Alex Belcher

Digicel Cup Semi-finals and Final Fixtures Digicel Cup semi-finals - First leg - Sunday 15 January 2012: KICK OFF 5:00PM

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Scholars Int'l SC 1 X 2 Elite SC Scorers: Wayne Smith, 21' for Scholars; Jairo Sanchez, 29' and Alex Belcher, 76' for Elite. 7:00PM ANNEX Bodden Town FC 2 X 1 Roma USC Scorers: Narval Buchanan, 27' for Roma; Theron Wood, 86' and Wesley Robinson, 90+1' for Bodden Town.

Digicel Cup semi-finals - Second leg: DATE

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Winner of DC5/DC7

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Roma USC Elite SC

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Bodden Town FC Scholars International SC

Digicel Cup Final: DATE Wednesday, 22 February 2012

The Digicel Cup semifinals’ first leg brought to the crowd at The Annex two very competitive games which awarded wins to the best positioned teams in the Cayman Premier League. In the first match, Elite suffered a goal in the 21st minute but with a quick recover just eight minutes after, equalised in a penalty kick taken by Jairo Sanchez. The second half showed the same balance from the first 45 minutes but it was Elite which scored the winning goal on the 76th minute by Alex Belcher. The second match was similar in challenge and excitement as the first game; Roma took the advantage in the 27th minutes with a free-kick from Narval Buchanan. Bodden Town never gave up and the continuous effort got paid off in the dying minutes when Theron Wood scored at the 86th minute and Wesley Robinson scored the winning goal at the additional time for Bodden Town fan’s big celebration. The second leg of semifinal matches will be on 5 February 2012 at the Annex. Roma UFC will play Bodden Town FC at 5:00pm and Elite SC will play Scholars Int’l at 7pm.

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