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Police have interviewed -- and reinterviewed – dozens of people in their hunt for gangland killers and armed robbers, while keeping an ”active investigation” of missing women Kerran Baker and Anna Evans open. “No one has been arrested,

however in connection with the missing women”, RCIPS Detective Superintendent Marlon Bodden said, no bodies had been found and the 30 July movements of the 25-year-old Ms Baker had not been established. Police have also revealed there have been no new arrests on the murders. One man has been charged in connection with the death of

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Asher McGaw. Marking one month since a nineday spate of gang-related murders and a series of robberies, RCIPS Chief Superintendent Marlon Bodden told iNews police teams had interviewed a score of people as part of their investigations, and were “still analysing statements”, but “were encouraged” by progress on the cases. Continued on page 5

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Jeffrey Seymour, otherwise known as “Big J,” has been in the music business - which for him means writing and performing reggae songs, as well as Deejaying - for around 10 years. In the best tradition of reggae music, each song has a message- sometimes serious, sometimes funny, but always a thoughtful comment about life the way Big J sees it. Talking of his musical roots, 33-yearold Big J said: “I had a cousin and his name was Papa Sleepy, he’s passed away now. When I was a kid he just used

to sit in his chicken coup – that’s where he used to get his inspiration – playing his guitar. He was a pure reggae man. Mostly Bob Marley songs I used to hear him playing. “When I started (writing and singing) he would come and check me and tell me what he think I was\ doing wrong.” “My first song was called ‘Rich Rich Man’ and was recorded in a house in Randyke Gardens,” Big J said. “That song got a lot of airplay, people really like it still you know. “After that I won the World AIDS day competition they had in Cayman – and I was going to represent Cayman in the

BBC World AIDS day competition. I was supposed to do an interview in England but I didn’t make it because I didn’t have a ticket. At that time I asked for help from the Government but nobody would help me. I felt bad listening to the interview on the radio and the man said: “We’re supposed to have Big J from the Cayman Islands, live on air today and we didn’t know why he didn’t show up.” If you listen to the radio, you can here Big J’s latest hit, ‘All that they want’, a song co-written with Fanton Mojah. “Last couple of years I released three music videos – you can see them on YouTube.”

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Planning advises about electrical equipment Non-listed and labelled electrical equipment are a growing concern in the Cayman Islands. The Department of Planning would like to inform suppliers of electrical equipment, contractors, and the general public that electrical equipment being imported or installed in the Cayman Islands is required to be certified as being free from electrical hazard. Non-certified equipment may pose a serious life-safety hazard to persons in the workplace or home through shock or fire which may result in serious injury or death. The most cost effective manner to ensure this requirement is met is for the equipment in question to be listed and labelled by a nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL) or other testing agency recognized by the Department of Planning such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Manufacturing equipment and uniquely designed systems may be unlisted and can delay the review and inspection process as they would then require certification through a field listing report. A complete list of qualified independent testing laboratories acceptable to the Department can be found on OSHA’s website at www.osha.gov/dts/ otpca/nrtl/index.html. Not all laboratories provide verification of compliance for every type of standard, so you should contact the facility you select to clarify the needed testing. If there are additional questions or concerns regarding an electrical product, please contact the Building Control Unit of the Department of Planning at (345) 769-7526.

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Continued from front page The 20 visiting officers from northwest England, invited by Police Commissioner David Baines and Governor Duncan Tayior to aid RCIPS investigators, “were spread across the five murders and other major crimes,” Mr Bodden said, “and had meshed nicely with their local counterparts. ”We are still interviewing a lot of individuals, but we are not in a position to say when we might make an arrest. “I can’t say whether an arrest will be today or tomorrow, but the officers and the interviews have synchronised very well,” Mr Bodden added. “We are comfortable at this stage that we are heading in the right direction.” He declined to say if arrests might be imminent, and skirted the issue of how many people police had questioned, but hinted that some action may soon be evident. “Many people have been in and out, and we have revisited with some of them,” he said. “We are still at the information-gathering stage, and evaluating what people have said to us. “I am encouraged, though, as investigators, we believe in fast results, but have to be patient in understanding what the evidence is telling us. We need to be diligent and fair. The burden of proof is on us,” he said, reminding the public that gaining convictions requires to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

Detective Superintendent Marlon Bodden (right) with Chief Superintendent John Jones

police to meet courtroom standards of evidence. Asked about West Bay’s Birch Tree Hill-Logwoodz Dons [sic] gang conflict, the origin of the five 13-22 September murders, Mr Bodden hinted that the probe had moved beyond the groups’ approximately two-dozen members. “They are not the only group we are focusing on,” he said. ‘It’s a wider investigation and we are looking at all the elements of criminal activity.” Already, police have arrested Chakane Jameile Scott – charging him with murder, possession of both an illegal firearm and ammunition -- for the 22 September East End killing of Asher McGaw. Another man, still unidentified, this month was detained and released on bail in the 29 July Red Bay shooting of Cayman Islands Brewery assistant Kemar Golding. “I have just requested an update on Kemar,” Mr Bodden enlarged “My last information was that he was progressing well, and we continue to investigate and keep an eye on the guy [we detained].” While acknowledging the link between the white Toyota Liteace van --- in which Jason Christian was shot through the head on 20 September in George Town’s Cranbrook Drive – and the Tortuga Rum robbery in Pasadora Place just days earlier, Mr Bodden was nonetheless reluctant to connect the October decline in shootings to

the recent rise in robberies – led by a heist at Caribbean Utilities Company in North Sound Road, followed in short order by a cash-in-transit robbery near Eastern Avenue’s Banana’s Bar and this week’s armed theft at the China Village restaurant in Plaza Venezia. “I don’t have any evidence to link those,” Mr Bodden said, although Police Commissioner David Baines had earlier correlated September’s gangland violence with the decline in armed thefts during the same period. Mr Bodden concluded by saying the probe into the 30 July disappearance from her Bodden Town home of Kerran Baker, and into Anna Evans, who vanished six months earlier, was ”one of the matters we are still investigating. Both Kerran and Anna are active cases. We have spoken to all the critical friends involved.”

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GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS – 26 October 2011 – This Monday, October 31st, children disguised as ghosts, goblins, superheroes and princesses will go door-to-door to collect more than candy. With their signature orange UNICEF boxes around their necks they will collect much needed money for vaccines, clean water and improved nutrition for less fortunate children around the world. This Halloween marks the 61st anniversary of this long standing tradition in which children are encouraged to make Halloween count by helping vulnerable children around the world. 100% of the funds raised goes directly to UNICEF to support their programmes and initiatives. UNICEF Cayman Kids is proud to sponsor the “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” program for the fifth year in the Cayman Islands and since its inception has raised over US$25,000 for this worthwhile cause. “We are thrilled that the communities in Cayman are embracing this tradition and generously donating to UNICEF, but more importantly, we are grateful for the opportunity to teach our children the importance of helping those that are less fortunate. Getting kids involved in fundraising activities teaches valuable skills, helps build confidence and self esteem plus earns the satisfaction of helping others,” states Aaron Knapik, Director of UNICEF Cayman Kids.

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Pentagon chief doubts N. Korea will give up nukes SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday he is skeptical that diplomacy will push North Korea to give up its nuclear program, and he raised the prospect of the North’s stance leading to “escalation and confrontation.” In a question-and-answer session with reporters after meeting with South Korean government leaders, Panetta said he was concerned that North Korea is deliberately alternating between periods of modest accommodation with the West and episodes of violent

aggression, perhaps with no real intention of surrendering its nuclear ambitions. Asked whether he is skeptical about a renewed effort by the Obama administration to explore a possible new round of international negotiations over the North Korean nuclear program, Panetta said, “We’re not sure where those talks are headed at this point.” Discussions held this week in Geneva by American and North Korean diplomats produced no apparent breakthrough. “For that reason, I guess the word ‘skepticism’ would be in order.”

Separately, the State Department’s top Asia policy official, Kurt Campbell, was in Seoul Thursday to brief officials on the Geneva talks. Panetta said China “can do more” to push North Korea to give up its nuclear program.

Rainbow of religious leaders join Pope for peace BANGKOK (AP) — Bangkok residents jammed bus stations and highways on Wednesday to flee the floodthreatened Thai capital, while others built cement walls to protect their shops or homes from advancing waters surging from the country’s flooded north. “The amount of water is gigantic,” Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said. “Some water must spread into Bangkok areas but we will try to make it pass through as quickly as possible.” Some neighborhoods on the city’s fringes were already experiencing waist-high flooding, but central areas

remained dry. Flood waters breached barriers protecting Bangkok’s second largest airport on Tuesday, halting commercial flights and underlining the gravity of the Southeast Asian nation’s deepening crisis, which has seen flood waters inundate a third of the country and kill 366 people over the last three months. Yingluck’s government declared a five-day public holiday on Tuesday in affected areas, including Bangkok, while the Education Ministry ordered schools to close until Nov. 7. Many anxious city residents were taking

advantage of the holiday to leave the capital or prepare for a possible watery siege. Panic buying of food and other necessities emptied the shelves of many supermarkets, and walls of sandbags or cinderblocks covered the entrances of many buildings.

Turkey quake death toll rises to 534 ERCIS, Turkey (AP) — Rain and snow on Thursday compounded difficulties for thousands rendered homeless in the powerful earthquake that hit eastern Turkey, and the government said the death toll has gone up to 534. The prime minister’s center for crisis and emergency management said 2,300 people were injured and 185 were rescued from the rubble. Meanwhile, a moderate earthquake, measuring 5.4 according to Turkey’s Kandilli seismology center, hit the neighboring province of Hakkari on Thursday, sending people rushing out of buildings in fear and panic. No damage was reported but NTV to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

television said some people were slightly injured while trying to escape through windows. That temblor was centered 90 miles (150 kilometers) south of the epicenter of Sunday’s devastating quake. Turkish authorities delivered more tents after acknowledging initial problems in the distribution of aid for survivors of the 7.2-magnitude quake that shattered at least 2,200 buildings on Sunday. Foreign assistance also began arriving after Turkey said it would accept help to house survivors through the winter. Israel, which has a troubled political relationship

with Turkey, sent emergency housing units, blankets and clothing. Germany also dispatched supplies, including tent heating units. Britain said it was dispatching 1,000 tents to shelter some 5,500 people. Russia and Ukraine also contributed.

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Police under more fire When we started iNews, we wanted to put a positive slant colin.wilson@ieyenews.com on our stories WHEREVER WE COULD. We felt too much negative publicity is a bad thing. We are still of that view. However, as an investigative newspaper, we have a moral duty to publish the truth, even when it hurts. I am not suggesting the other publications slant their stories in an opposite way. It is much easier, however, to make much more of the negative. Somehow, bad news travels faster. When it comes to editorial opinions, these are mine as Editor-in-Chief or Joan Wilson’s, as Publisher. They are based on facts and an opinion is expressed. You, our readers, are invited to correspond, as you feel fit. We publish all those that meet our ethical standards whether they agree with the writer or not. The RCIPS have come under a lot of fire recently. They have been dodging more bullets than the Cayman gangs have been firing. Unfortunately, a lot of the criticism has been justified. There seems to be a failure in most departments and the blame has to lie at the very top of the tree. Take a look at the latest findings from the Government Internal Audit Unit (GIAU) • Impossible to confirm how long it took RCIPS officers to arrive on the scene of almost 50% of the incidents. There was no reported record of the response times. Where the

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GIAU was able to review a sample of police responses to incidents only 53% were met within the required time frame. • Ten case files processed by the PCIPS during period July 2008 and Oct 2009 did not go before the court because they were “barred by statute”. The meaning of this is “they were not properly completed within the time frame requirement of six months.” • In some areas the RCIPS was in breach of the Public Management and Finance Law regarding reporting requirements. • The Auditors said, “We were informed that the lack of technical and human resources were the main causes for the non-production of quality and timeliness reports for the outputs produced. “We also found that a number of the process owners were not fully knowledgeable of the RCIPS’ obligation to fulfill the requirements. “The failure of the RCIPS to prepare quality and timeliness reports for comparative analysis constitutes a breach of the law [referring to the Public Management and Finance Law].” Police Commissioner, David Baines, has certainly got a very tough job. At least, in the RCIPS response to the auditors they met their obligations and performed a public satisfaction survey. Hopefully, this survey showed the public was generally satisfied with the RCIPS. As this survey still hasn’t been made public, one can only wonder.

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Illegal power is the best

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Nuclear energy is the best form of renewable power for Cayman, but is currently illegal, meaning that new 2012 policies supporting alternatives to diesel fuel will focus on solar, wind and geothermal generation. Still, the National Energy Policy Committee (NEPC) announced on Wednesday, renewable energy will only ever meet 35% of Cayman’s peak-power demand, resulting in only a modest reduction of the 32 million gallons of diesel fuel burned annually by the Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC). In a lively exchange with facilities managers, energy experts, transport planners, builders and others at a Chamber of Commerce-sponsored “Be Informed” colloquy, committee Deputy Chairman Louis Boucher - also Deputy Managing Director of CUC watchdog, the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) - and the heads of its four subcommittees defended their 14-month survey of energy practices and policies, seeking to reduce local dependence on imported petrol. “Buildings and transport dominate energy consumption,” said Robert Lewis, chair of the construction, buildings and land use unit of the NEPC, calling for a building code regarding “materials, lighting and airconditioning”, and official incentives for “mixed-use developments”, combining commercial, residential, and other functions, reducing vehicle use and promoting “pedestrianism”. Very few practical suggestions were offered by the committee, however, to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

limiting themselves to a survey of what might be achieved with “policy guidelines. For example, little mention was made of developing public transport or bus networks. “We have looked at electric and hybrid vehicles,” said James Tibbetts, head of the petroleum products and transport subcommittee, past Chamber president and long-time local official at Texaco. Electric cars, available through Cayman Automotive, and electricpetrol hybrids, Mr Tibbetts said, were “limited by range, but will become very much more attractive and convenient” as their technology evolves. Mr Boucher, who also chairs the electricity, water and waste-water subcommittee, said he was pursuing questions of efficient technology and how water distribution and better waste-water treatment could be locally integrated. ”We are looking at providing secure and affordable energy for consumers without adversely affecting government revenues,” he said, although he did not touch on how to replace the $14.4 million government earns annually from the 75-cent per gallon levy on CUC’s diesel imports Finally, Cayman Brac Power and Light General Manager Jonathan Tibbetts, head of the public education subcommittee, detailed plans to raise awareness of renewable energy through lectures, school visits, public presentations and town meetings. Asked about nuclear energy, Mr Boucher said the ERA regulations outlawed it, but acknowledged that “we see nuclear as viable, but we have to be

patient. France generates 80% of its power through nuclear.” James Tibbetts described nuclear power as “very attractive for the future. New units, in smaller packages, are available.” Cayman Institute’s Nick Robson joined him from the audience, saying reservations about nuclear power stemmed from Japan’s Fukushima facility, damaged in the recent tsunami. “That technology is 50 years old and there is a lot of newer technology that is safer. It’s the cheapest way to generate electricity,” he said. Wind power, however, “is the most viable for the islands,” Mr Boucher concluded, although the East End construction of a Doppler Radar tower for tracking aviation and weather had removed the best site in Cayman for a complex of windmills. “There are still a couple of locations for wind farms,” Mr Boucher said, but did not elaborate. Steve Powell, facilities manager for the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, said the hotel “won’t consider solar energy” because purchase and installation of the panels, calculated against power generation, “makes no economic sense” while hurricanes also posed a significant threat. “Nuclear,” he said, “is the only solution.” Chairman of the NEPC, West Bay MLA Cline Glidden, said that he sought to create energy policies for the next 50 years that would secure reliable, diverse and affordable supplies, reduce Cayman’s carbon footprint, boost the economy and create employment. “The vision is to be efficient,” he said.

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In the 16th Century a word was derived to describe something that is “filled with awe”. The Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of that same adjective is “extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear”. Canadians like the word awesome and maybe use it a little bit too often. To describe fries on a restaurant menu as “awesome” is taking it to the extreme, although the chips at

the D’ed Dog Bar and Grill were pretty decent. Plus the latest cell phone offers advertised on Alberta billboards didn’t exactly fill me with awe or inspire any great admiration even though they were branded as “awesome deals”. And the fact I enjoyed a very nice and reasonably priced meal of bison and bacon meatloaf at Evil Dave’s Grill was hardly worthy of the response of “awesome” from Erin, the excellent server, when I told her so. However there is one thing in Western Canada that can only really

be described by using that very same word, and that’s the town of Jasper. A three-and-a-bit hour drive from Edmonton, taking in some of the most spectacular scenery you’ll ever see, brings you to the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Here we stayed for two nights at the Tonquin Inn – a first-class hotel on the edge of town complete with pool, hot tubs indoor and out, and spacious, clean rooms. Pretty awesome in fact, especially the price. From its location you’re a short walk into the town centre or a not-so-

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short drive to some of the attractions around Jasper. In days gone by tourists would have easily run out of film. There are that many picture-postcard photo opportunities that need to be snapped. Even in this digital age a 2gb memory card probably won’t be enough as spectacular scenery is literally around every corner. But once you peel away the waterfalls, hot springs and snowcapped mountains you can discover

what really makes Canada so special, and that is Canadians. After a week I was desperate to meet a surly server, rude receptionist or a cantankerous cab driver, but despite my best efforts it proved nigh on impossible. All in all, my first trip to Canada proved to be one I’ll never forget. Its scenery, the people – especially my companion for five days – and the country as a whole can only really be summed up in one word. Awesome.

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Crime and community safety Georgina Wilcox georgina.wilcox@ieyenews.com

• Police are only recording 4 out of 10 burglaries and only 9% of attempted burglaries • Many crimes go unreported by the police because they do not record all the offences about which they are informed. Only 40% of burglaries with entry, two thirds of all thefts and less than a quarter of sexual incidents reported to the police find their way into the official statistics. • 63% of people perceive that crime is increasing and 50% of people in all areas believe crime problems are likely to become worse. • 63% of people (86% of young people) believe long-term residents commit most crime. • Burglary rate is very high. • The rate of bicycle theft is twice as high than other countries (Europe, USA, Canada, USA and Australia). • 1 in 6 women are the victim of at least one sexual offence. (This is likely to be an under-estimate.) • One quarter of crime victims do not report them because of lack of confidence in the police. • Burglary is a very real problem. The survey will have grossly underestimated its occurrence because burglary of tourist condominiums and commercial burglary were excluded. • Crime prevention measures need to be put in place immediately after a reported victimisation. The chances of being burgled within three to four weeks of the first burglary are over four times the expected rate. • It is recommended to set up Neighbourhood Watch schemes in ‘high’ crime localities and target crime prevention advice and resources. • Further research is necessary to establish the nature and distribution of crime against tourists and businesses. • A separate action plan should be drawn up to deal with crime against women. • The police should produce

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guidelines for those who take emergency calls and dispatch officers to the scene in order to enable them to distinguish between various types of dispute and to establish whether violence has occurred, been threatened or is likely to occur. Questions made during the telephone call could elicit sufficient information to determine appropriate action. An efficient police recording and information retrieval system on domestic and sexual violence is essential. The police might wish to consider issuing clear guidelines to officers specifying that only in cases where there is a complete retraction of the complaint and/ or an admission of fabrication or malicious complaint, should an incident be classified as `no-crime’. Accurate records of all reports, proceeded with or not, should be kept. The ability to identify repeat complaints could help the police and social services to identify `high risk’ families or to distinguish cases where crisis intervention is necessary from those where a legal response is required. Suitable accommodation should be available for women and their children who have been subjected to physical and/or sexual abuse. Community awareness should be enhanced through publicity campaigns and information packs. Education campaigns to encourage children to develop appropriate norms and attitudes against violence should form part of a package about crime presented in schools. Property crime and assaults are mostly carried out by young men. An action plan is needed on youth crime prevention. Crime among young people is best tackled early and it might be considered prudent to survey young people for their views on the causes and prevention of crime and what could be done to improve social and recreational facilities for young

people. This could be done costeffectively through schools, church organisations and youth clubs. Effective policy requires accurate information and this is currently lacking. • A youth crime prevention panel should be set up. • Half of all crime takes place after dark. This suggests that there is a role for improved urban design strategies such as enhanced public lighting and CCTV. These could be installed in public areas which experience most crime and disorder and they could also be effective in improving feelings of personal safety. Combined with a highly visible police presence at troublesome times and places, they could prove especially beneficial in preventing assaults and disorderly conduct. Again, the discussion of targeted strategies is relevant in this context. All the above sounds like a survey carried out recently. You have probably guessed it was a survey conducted here on Grand Cayman. However, this survey was carried out FIFTEEN YEARS AGO! It was executed by Dr. Kate Painter of the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and the survey was conducted between June and July 1996. The report has the title “The 1996 Grand Cayman Crime and Community Safety Survey: Summary of Findings, Implications and Recommendations.” The Foreword starts with: “This report presents the findings from the first Grand Cayman Crime and Community Safety Survey (GCCS)”. The survey says it gathered information about people’s experiences of crime from a sample of 491 households on Grand Cayman. The whole of the report (actually only a brief summary comprising 34 pages of a fuller report containing 174 pages) is available on our web site – www.ieyenews.com Our editor will be discussing this report in his editorial, wondering why so little of the recommendations (if any) were implemented. to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

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NEWS

Stars come out for NCVO

Cayman Islands Netball Association

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

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Children from Miss Nadine’s Pre School who have benefitted from the NCVO fundraiser

The National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) will host its 32nd annual fundraiser on Cayman 27 Saturday 29th. It will take place at the Prospect Playhouse and will be simulcast on Radio Cayman from 7pm to midnight. This is the largest fundraiser held by the NCVO each year, and money raised helps to maintain and operate the NCVO’s Children’s programmes. Every year, with the support of Cayman 27 and Radio Cayman, the NCVO is lucky to attract an amazing level of talent for the evening. The list of entertainers lined up for this year includes The iZ with Grammy Winner Jason Gilbert; Sea N’ B; Hi Tide; Barefoot Man; Terri Quappe; Suckerbox; Cynthia Hew; Andy Martin; Joan Wilson; Swanky; UCCI Choir; Corey Allenger; Little Magic; Road Trip and the McTaggart Trio, all of whom are donating their time and talent for this worthy cause. There will also be an opportunity to win one or more of over 50 prizes donated by many different companies for those who phone in and pledge on the night to 946-6136, the number sponsored by LIME. Prizes this year include spa treatments, clothing, groceries, numerous gift certificates

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from popular stores and restaurants around the Island including Off the Peg, Casanova’s, Morgan’s Harbour, Hobbies & Books, Body Works and many, many more. In addition there will be two grand prizes- a Blackberry Torch from LIME and round trip tickets to Miami on Cayman Airways. “The success of our Radio/Telethon is vital to the NCVO’s ability to help children and the community through our programmes” explains Janice Wilson – CEO for the NCVO. “The community has always been very supportive of the NCVO and this year, given the difficult economic times, we are more in need of their support than ever. Hundreds of local children have benefitted from our programmes and the need for our assistance continues to increase. We encourage as many people as possible to support the event, and to join us for a wonderful night of entertainment.” The NCVO is an independent, non-profit, charitable organisation that engages in projects to meet the ever-increasing social needs of the community with a focus on children’s services. As one of the oldest charities in Cayman, having been in operation for over 35 years, they have grown substantially over the years. Projects

run by the NCVO include: the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home which houses children in need of care and protection for reasons such as neglect or abuse; “Miss Nadine’s” Pre-School provides early childhood education for up to seventy 2-5 year olds; Jack & Jill Nursery cares for up to14 babies, the Caring Cousins Welfare Fund supplies school lunches and snacks to children in various schools on island and the John Gray Fund assists first degree students with college related expenses. This year marks the 32nd NCVO annual fundraiser, and the NCVO hopes to raise CI$145,000. Corporate donations are encouraged and the public is invited to come out and present their donations and watch the live entertainment free of charge at the Prospect Playhouse, the wonderful venue for the event courtesy of the Cayman Drama Society. Viewers can also phone in between 7 pm and midnight on the 29th October on 946-6136 to make a pledge. For more information or to make a donation to the NCVO prior to the Radio/Telethon, contact the NCVO at 949-2124 or ncvo@candw.ky, or log onto www.ncvo.org.ky. to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

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NEWS

Rina weakens to Tropical Storm PANTONE 295 C

Colin Wilson colin.wilson@ieyenews.com

Rina today (27) is falling apart despite trying to make a comeback. It has been dowgraded to a Tropical Storm. Rob Lightbown of Crown Weather writes, “However, the latest satellite imagery and reconnaissance reports indicate that Rina is becoming very ragged and some more weakening has occurred according to reconnaissance reports. It appears that Rina is barely a hurricane this morning and some more weakening is likely as the storm encounters increasing wind shear and land interaction with the Yucatan Peninsula; in fact, it appears that Cancun and Cozumel probably will not even experience hurricane force winds, but tropical storm force winds are likely in both places today

through tonight. “Rina is tracking northwestward at a forward speed of 6 mph this morning and it appears that since Rina is much weaker than previously expected, it will weaken rapidly this weekend and the end result will be quite similar to Hurricane Paula from last year where it weakened and dissipated near Cuba and never regenerated. It is looking more and more likely that south Florida will escape any effects from Rina, however, a frontal system crossing the Florida Peninsula will cause widespread showers and thunderstorms to much of the Florida Peninsula from Friday afternoon through Friday night.” Rob does warn that the European model that performed very well in forecasting Rina’s falling apart also

forecasts a regeneration of Rina about Wednesday as it approaches the Yucatan Peninsula once again. Also, despite the National Hurricane Centre still giving Invest 97L an almost zero chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next few days, satellite imagery does suggest it is not giving up. We are going to get very wet from this low over the next few days. Please keep looking at both these systems – they are not dead. For the full weather discussion go to Crown Weather Services at www.crownweather.com and to the National Hurricane Centre at www. nhc.noaa.gov/. We wish to thank Crown Weather for the permission to use their graphics and information. Please support them. Also look for the local advisories from the C.I. Government at www.weather.gov.ky

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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 victoria@cics.ky 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.

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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!

and how to reduce the likelihood of developing them, signs and symptoms, screening recommendations and more.

8.Physical Activity, Diet and Disease Prevention The amount of physical activity you do and your diet influences your risk of developing many chronic lifestyle diseases including cancer. Find out what you need to know about physical activity, diet and 4.Female Cancers (1) – Cervical Cancer & HPV This talk will give you all the facts on cervical cancers, health by attending this very interactive one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in presentation. women in the Caribbean. Hear about the risk factors as well as the importance of regular screening for this 9.Skin Cancer – What You Need To Know type of cancer. Also learn about the association Find out what you need to know - what it is, risk between cervical cancer and the human factors and how to reduce the likelihood of papillomavirus (HPV) and the new vaccine against developing it, signs and symptoms, screening HPV which will lead to the prevention of many cases of recommendations and more. cervical cancer. 10.Smoking Cessation 5.Female Cancers (2) Ovarian and Endometrial – Are you ready to quit using tobacco products? If you are then this presentation will provide you with tools What You Need To Know This talk will give you all the facts on these two you can use in your quit attempt including hints on cancers that are unique to women. Find out what they how to provide weight gain, strategies for helping are, risk factors and how to reduce the likelihood of you quit and more. developing them, signs and symptoms, screening This can either be presented as a single session or we can offer the full 6 week Smoking Cessation recommendations and more. program to your organization or group.

Talks on other types of cancer are also offered. 6.Lung Cancer – What You Need To Know Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world affecting both men and women. 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. 7.Male Cancers – Prostate & Testicular – What You Need To Know This talk will give you all the facts on the cancers that are unique to men. Find out what they are, risk factors

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iSports

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Mayweather not guilty in Vegas harassment case LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. was acquitted Wednesday of misdemeanor harassment charges alleging he threatened the lives of two homeowner association security guards in an argument about parking tickets outside the boxer’s Las Vegas home. The 34-year-old prizefighter didn’t testify during the Las Vegas Justice Court trial. His attorney called the encounter between Mayweather and the guards a “trivial matter,” and said the case hinged on the boxer’s celebrity. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Diana Sullivan said she wasn’t convinced that the guards feared any threat would be carried out. Even the guards testified under questioning by Wright they would have preferred not to take the case to trial. “If this wasn’t Floyd Mayweather, we wouldn’t have been in court,” attorney Richard Wright said outside the downtown Clark County Regional Justice Center. “Any other case would have resolved with an offer of an apology and a handshake.” The not guilty finding was a victory for the undefeated prizefighter, whose legal problems have mounted in the past year. The most serious charges — stemming from a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend and two of their children in October 2010 — could put him in prison for 34 years if he’s convicted. The case heard Wednesday was over an Oct. 4, 2010 encounter between Mayweather and two security guards at the Southern Highlands community where he lives in a 12,000-square-foot, $9.5 million home.

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All hail King Luis

Paul Kennedy

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HENDERSON paid tribute to two-goal hero Luis Suarez after the striker fired Liverpool into Liverpool’s Luis Suarez the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup with a 2-1 victory over Stoke City last night. The Reds trailed to Kenwyne Jones’ first-half header before Suarez turned the tie in remarkable fashion after the break. The Uruguayan produced a breathtaking equaliser as he beat Thomas Sorensen with a curling effort from outside the box. Suarez then headed home the winner from Henderson’s cross five minutes from time to keep the Reds’ hopes of a trip to Wembley alive. “Luis Suarez was unbelievable,” Henderson said. “His first goal was absolutely brilliant. It really was a piece of individual class. “That’s what he is - he does that every week. “Well done to him because that was a great performance from him tonight.” Stoke had gone ahead against the run of play and Henderson insists Kenny Dalglish’s men were good value for the victory which avenged their Premier League defeat at the Britannia Stadium last month. “It was a great win for us,” Henderson said. “I thought we started really well and carried it right through the game. We deserved the win in the end and we showed a lot of character. “We were disappointed to go 1-0 down because we had played well up until then and had created a lot of chances to go in front.” Liverpool are now unbeaten in six games in all competitions and Henderson admits they are desperate to go all the way in the Carling Cup this season. Elsewhere, Blackburn and Chelsea both needed extra time but managed to progress to the last eight of the competition with wins over Newcastle United and Everton/ Manchester City will also be in the hat after a convincing win over Wolves. On Tuesday night Arsenal and Manchester United both won along with Cardiff and Crystal Palace.

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Thousands pay respects at Simoncelli funeral

The late Marco Simoncelli

The Poppy symbolises peace, compassion, and hope. Shortly after World War I it was chosen as a token of remembrance for everyone who has suffered the tragedy of war. We ask that you remember our Veterans by sending a donation, however small, to the Cayman Islands Veterans Association at: P O Box 11686 Grand Cayman KY1-1009 CAYMAN ISLANDS

Remembrance Parade and Service Sunday 13th November 2011 11am Elmslie Memorial Church

CORIANO, Italy (AP) — Thousands of fans filled the streets of Coriano in central Italy on Thursday to pay their final respects to MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli, whose funeral took place at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. The 24-year-old Simoncelli died of chest, head and neck injuries after he lost control of his Honda during Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix. Simoncelli’s funeral was attended by his friends and family — his father, Paolo, his mother, Rossella, his sister, Martina — as well as stars of the sport, such as Valentino Rossi, Mattia Pasini, Jorge Lorenzo and Randy De Puniet. “The night before your last race you said you wanted to win the Grand Prix, because there on the podium everyone could see you better,” Bishop of Rimini, Francesco Lambiasi said. “Now it pains us not to be able to see you, but it gives us peace and so much joy to know that we are being looked down on by you from the highest podium of them all. “I also want to sign the banner that says ‘Marco, teach the angels to do wheelies’.” The hearse arrived at the church in the afternoon and was greeted with applause from thousands of people who had been gathering in the square outside the church since the morning. The square also was filled with balloons and banners bearing Simoncelli’s number, 58. Beside Simoncelli’s coffin at the altar were two motorcycles — one that he rode to win the 250cc championship in 2008 and another used this season. The funeral was broadcast live on big screens outside the church on various Italian TV stations and to more than 10,000 people gathered at the nearby Misano Adriatico circuit. At the end of the service, seven-time world champion Valentino Rossi revved the engine of Simoncelli’s Honda and then wheeled it out as a tribute to his close friend, to the sound of Vasco Rossi’s “Siamo solo noi” — Simoncelli’s favorite song. Simoncelli was a rising star in the sport who, with his trademark mop of curly hair, was beloved by Italy’s legions of motorcycle racing fans. More than 10,000 fans had lined up in the rain Wednesday for a public viewing of his coffin in the city theater of his hometown.

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The coffin with the body of late MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli


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