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Junior Achievers at Art @ Governors

6th annual Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs Page 9 Brac Agricultural Show Page 20 J22 Commodore’s Cup 2012 Page 22

Governor Duncan Taylor and his wife, Marie-Beatrice Taylor, with Paul Byles, Junior Achievement President, visit Junior Achievers at the recent Art @ Governors. Nine Junior Achievement companies participated in this event by displaying and selling their products. This is Junior Achievement’s 20th Anniversary in Cayman.

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“FINAL” PORT PLANS Tad Stoner

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Displaying nearly 130,000 square feet of new retail space, a “final concept” design of the George Town port suggests that downtown merchants could face severe threats from the development. A rendering by Aecom, the multinational design and environmental

firm employed by port developer China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), appears based on early-November proposals from the Beijing-based infrastructure giant, but offers further details of the development. Government representatives cautioned yesterday that designs were still evolving and were likely to shift as modifications were suggested

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in the wake of environmental and financial studies, and as planners brought greater precision to bear. Aecom created the “official” document in December, just after CHEC hired the company for more detailed development. The Chinese presented the design to its Cayman Islands government client between six weeks and eight weeks ago. Continued on page 5

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Books & More Deals

Humane Society’s books on the road Photo by Christopher Tobutt

Christopher Tobutt

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Two volunteers with the Cayman Islands Humane Society were busy selling books – all kinds of secondhand suspense and mystery novels, spy thrillers and whodunnits, for the bargain-basement price of CI$1.00 each in the entrance to Fosters in Savannah. “We come here in the last Saturday of every month - to sell our books. We usually sell them for one dollar each or we sell six books for five dollars,” said Humane Society volunteer Linda Haynes. All money raised will be going towards the Humane Society’s expenses, particularly in running the animal shelter for dogs and cats. The Humane Society has two shops, the Bookloft where all kinds of secondhand books can be found, both hardbacks and paperbacks. Then there is the Claws-it thrift store. Both are located at the site of the animal shelter near to the AL Thompson roundabout in George Town.

“Cancer knows no barrier, no age, no class, no color. It changes your life you know. It comes with a lot of pain; physical pain for the patient but it’s heart breaking pain for the family. Cancer breaks you emotionally and financially. Cancer drains you, it’s really hard. You never know what dealing with this disease does to someone until the shoe is on your foot.

Ann McFarlane and Linda Haynes, volunteers with the Humane Society, sell secondhand books to help the Humane Society’s dogs and cats.

Red Cross Deals on Wheels outreach Christopher Tobutt

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Plenty of teddy bears and other cuddly toys, along with all kinds of great bargains were looking for a home when Deals on Wheels - the name of the Cayman Islands Red Cross’ mobile thrift shop – visited Bodden Town. Deals On Wheels effectively is a mobile shop, towed by a very large, bright red pick-up truck that parks

up at different districts (this time it was Bodden Town beach) to take the bargains to your door. As Cayman RedCross’ Remedios Imperial explained: “We have four main programmes and one of them is the Red Cross Thrift Shop, and the Thrift Shop now has Deals on Wheels, the community outreach programme that goes to each district every last Saturday of the month. “So for this month we are

“It feels like I’m in a dream!”

in Bodden Town, so that residents can have access to what we offer for our shop in George Town. Instead of them coming to town, we go to their districts, which is easier for them. “Next month on Saturday 31 March we will be in North Side, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., at the junction of North Side and Hutlands Road, near to Chisholm’s supermarket.” Ms Imperial said.

The Cancer Society has been there for me and my husband and they have been a tower of strength in every way possible.” ~Wife of cancer patient

Photos by Christopher Tobutt

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Red Cross workers Remedios Imperial and Rodan Asuncion wait for bargain-hunters at the Deals on Wheels mobile

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Aecom’s plans for new port

Tad Stoner

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Continued from front page The drawing proposes a two-pier cruise berth and Cayman’s first two-storey dock, abutting a mega-yacht marina and a set of smaller slips for tenders moving passengers from cruise ships forced by space constraints to anchor in the harbour. Passengers docking at the twin piers will disembark on the second storey of the dock, moving past restaurants, a hotel, crew accommodations and other facilities, descending a series of ramps to the ground-level transportation hub, detailed by small green arrows on the plan. A grey zone designated in grey, likely to be an enormous retail area, has sparked concerns from the business community about their survival. “As you will see, our fears are justified and very real. Pay close attention to the size of this plan relative to the size of George Town,” Noel March, owner of downtown Edmar’s Discount Drugs, said yesterday. Mr March will submit to government this week nearly 30 signatures on a

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letter from George Town merchants lamenting the damage the port plans are likely to have on downtown commercial life, fearing outlets face extinction, turning the area into “a ghost town”. Viewing the Aecom plans, Mr March yesterday expressed further alarm. “Not to mention that it is [on] two levels! Acres of unnecessary dredging will completely wipe out current snorkelling reefs that lie in the area to the north of the Royal Watler. The classic George Town waterfront views [will be] gone forever,” he said, worrying about “depreciation of current George Town real estate and of course, tens of thousands of square feet of unnecessary retail that will remove any benefit that we as merchants hope to derive from berthing.” Acknowledging similarities with the early-November plans, Mr March nonetheless observed yesterday “that people don’t comprehend the elevation on this thing,” anticipating not just the two-level pier, but the 13-story cruise ships and concrete pavement extending from Rackam’s, past Casa Nova, Hammerheads and

the Fish Market to the North Terminal, and extending well into George Town Harbour. “Dart might be able to compete with this,” one designer said of the retail plans, “but no one else will. Bye-bye Kirkconnell’s.” The ‘final concept plan’ remains, however, subject to changes, only indicative of design, and still inaccurate in some respects Fort Street, for example, crosses North Church Street and empties into the hotel driveway, ignoring Fort George, preserved by law. Green arrows indicate pedestrian routes in the area of Panton Street, Cardinal Avenue and Harbour Drive, but do not indicate if roads are closed to vehicles or how traffic might circulate. The plans also indicate dredging up to the shoreline, threatening massive wave damage from storms. Widely employed by designers, “concept plans” indicate the elements of the design, their general locations and distances among them, but remain inexact, pending modelling of their effects – and recommended changes.

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OPINION

Scotch in a can update

Georgina Wilcox georgina.wilcox@ieyenews.com

You may remember my article in iNews Cayman’s Jan 13th edition on the subject of whisky in a can? You may be interested (or not) but UrbanDaddy actually laid their hands on some (or so they say….): We’re lovers. You know that. But every now and again, something comes across our desks that just seems... suspicious. Because of the tremendous material upside to all our lives if these claims pan out, we at times put ourselves in harm’s way to investigate. Albeit skeptically. We call it: Skeptical Investigation. (Copyright pending.) THE CLAIM That Scottish Spirits has done the impossible: put scotch in a can. They don’t claim to have put good scotch in a can, but we figured we’d

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investigate that, too. THE INVESTIGATION The stuff’s not legally available for human consumption yet, but we obtained a test sample through a privately funded research grant. Our intrepid team then put on their lab coats (silk robes), retired to the lab (a library with leather-bound books) and prepared the beakers (snifters). Then, they cracked open a can, unleashing a savage mist from the mouth. After taking a whiff of the aroma (top notes of Pennzoil), our researchers poured the elixir into the beakers/snifters and bravely downed a few fingers... THE VERDICT Well, it’s better than wine from a box. But it’s not as good as scotch from a bottle. Use only in emergencies.

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Toby needs a home Toby has been living at the shelter since he was a puppy. Toby was adopted from the shelter but was brought back because his owner was leaving the island and couldn’t take him along. Toby does not want to be left behind again. Toby is currently being fostered but is looking for a forever home. Toby is playful and intelligent. If you are interested in meeting Toby please call Susan at 938-9903.

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NEWS

Oh, where have all our signs been dumped?

Tad Stoner tad.stoner@ieyenews.com

Leaders of the Coalition to Keep Bodden Dump Free yesterday expressed dismay at the theft of dozens of protest signs across the community, saying replacements would cost hundreds of dollars. “We don’t know who did it,” said Gregg Anderson, spokesman for the 75-member coalition, seeking to stop the transfer of the George Town Landfill to 110 acres outside Bodden Town, in Midland Acres, “and we can’t really point the finger at anybody. It could have been anybody, vagrants, someone with a shoebox that was given money, we don’t know. There are plenty of characters around.” Police said yesterday they had received a 10am call on Monday that 25 yard signs had been stolen from the area. While no arrests had been made as of yesterday, a spokeswoman said, “inquiries were ongoing”. In a Monday press statement, coalition representatives called the theft “a malicious act” that

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violated “our democratic right of expression”, and called on government and Dart Realty to condemn the theft and “disassociate themselves from this action”. Feelings in the community have run high as the Dart-government ForCayman Investment Alliance (FCIA) moves to close and remediate George Town’s 68-acre landfill site, replacing it with a “waste-management facility” near Bodden Town, offering recycling and discrete disposal areas for varying classes of refuse. Area residents oppose the move, saying it will pollute wetlands, threaten disease, damage property values and endanger both personal and professional elements in the community. The group, started in mid-November, has mounted a prolonged campaign to keep the landfill -- and longstanding wasteto-energy plans for generation of electricity and potable water -- on its present site, adjacent to Dart ‘s multi-million-dollar Camana Bay mixed-use community, which the company seeks to expand.

“We vehemently condemn this malicious action perpetrated against opponents of the government/ Dart plan to relocate the George Town dump to Bodden Town”, the coalition said. Alain Beiner, a spokesman for the group said, the coalition had more than 50 signs dotted around the district, and described the theft as “done systematically along the main Bodden Town Road.” Replacements, he said, would cost CI$648. “We already have signs on hand to replace some of the lost ones, which we’ll be reinstalling – and remitting to new people in the Belford Estates area.” Mr Beiner said, alluding to the latest coalition sympathisers in a residential development near the Bodden Town Police Station. According to its statement, the group was encouraging “each affected supporter to contact the police to complete the coalition’s report, while it orders new yard signs to replace each and every stolen one. The coalition will also be launching a fund drive to recoup

the cost of the signs, and appeals for help to all those opposed to the senseless relocation of the dump to Bodden Town.” “I have already some requests out and have started the appeal,” Mr Anderson said yesterday. Mr Beiner acknowledged that the problem could recur, but hoped a combination of vigilance and respect would discourage any repetition. “Yes, there is a chance that the new signs will be stolen as well, but we’re sincerely hoping that a clear statement of condemnation from government (and Dart) will help rein in any ‘out-of-control’ government/Dart supporters. And, we do intend to keep a closer watch during the night,” he said. “As well, the police are conducting a full investigation, with the possibility over the next couple of days of accessing some security camera footage from a business along the main road in Bodden Town,” Mr Beiner said. Yesterday, the FCIA said “Neither Dart nor government condone theft or any other illegal activity.” to blog visit www.ieyenews.com


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Son of Skatalites member killed in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Relatives say the 32-year-old son of a founding member of the pioneering Jamaican ska and reggae band The Skatalites was fatally shot about an hour after accepting a music award for his ill father. Ruth Brevett says her son Okine was killed Sunday by a gunman at the entrance of his home in the rough Seaview Gardens area of Kingston. He was shot about 15 minutes

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after showing his 80-year-old father, Lloyd Brevett, an award from the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association for the father’s musical contributions. Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson handed over the award. Lloyd Brevett was an original member of The Skatalites, a hugely influential band begun in 1964. The group made its mark by transforming everything from jazz to movie themes into ska style.

Lloyd Brevett was an original member of The Skatalites. His son Okine was killied on Sunday

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UK police arrest 20 as they dismantle Occupy camp LONDON (AP) — Authorities dismantled Occupy London’s camp outside the famous St. Paul’s Cathedral in a dramatic early hours raid Tuesday, clearing away one of the longest-surviving encampments inspired by the New York protest against capitalist excess. The City of London police said 20 people had been arrested as officers removed tents and equipment from outside the 300-year-old church, where demonstrators had camped since mid-October. As riot police surrounded the encampment, bailiffs in fluorescent

jackets hauled camping equipment into waiting trucks and refuse bins ��� though there was little sign of the violence that has accompanied the clearance of several Occupy sites in the U.S. Protesters waved flags and banged tambourines, though a small number crafted a makeshift wooden structure opposite the cathedral and scaled it in an attempt to obstruct the eviction. Britain’s High Court last Wednesday rejected the protesters’ legal challenge to an eviction order. Local authorities claimed the camp

Occupy London camp at St Paul’s Cathedral is cleared after bailiffs moved in to remove tents from the camp, London, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012

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had harmed nearby businesses, caused waste and hygiene problems, and attracted crime and disorder. “It’s really sad what’s happening today but I think we can be proud of what we’ve achieved,” said Kai Wargalla, a 27-year-old student from Germany who had camped outside St. Paul’s since October. “Our community is being attacked here, but we’re going to reconvene and come back stronger.” Wargalla said she expected some demonstrators to join a smaller protest camp at Finsbury Square, close to financial and legal

companies in central London. Others insisted that protesters would return to continue to meet outside St. Paul’s, though they would no longer attempt to camp there. “It’s only tents and materials the injunction applies to so I think some protesters will be back,” said demonstrator Gary Sherborne, 50. The City of London Corporation, the local authority that secured the eviction, said it hoped to reopen the area around St. Paul’s to tourists and local workers as soon as possible.

Occupy London protesters with their belongings leave St Paul’s Cathedral in London

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Gladys Knight, Gavin DeGraw among ‘Dancing’ cast LOS ANGELES (AP) — Urkel, the Empress of Soul and one of the Green Bay Packers are waltzing onto “Dancing With the Stars.” “Family Matters” actor Jaleel White, singer Gladys Knight and National Football League player Donald Driver will be among the 12 celebrity contestants on the next season of the ABC dancing competition. Other famous faces participating in the 14th edition include “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd, singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw, “Little House

on the Prairie” actress Melissa Gilbert and Disney Channel star Roshon Fegan. The new cast, which also includes tennis player Martina Navratilova, “Melrose Place” actor Jack Wagner, telenovela star William Levy, operatic singer Katherine Jenkins and “Extra” co-host Maria Menounos, was announced Tuesday on “Good Morning America.” The contestants will dance their first routines with their professional partners March 19 and March

26, and the first couple will be eliminated March 27. Last season, actor J.R. Martinez and professional partner Karina Smirnoff took home the mirrorball trophy with reality TV star Rob Kardashian and partner Cheryl Burke coming in second place in front of former talk show host Ricki Lake and partner Derek Hough. Other previous champions include “Dirty Dancing” actress Jennifer Grey, Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger and gymnast Shawn Johnson.

Plant chief: Fukushima nuke plant still vulnerable OKUMA, Japan (AP) — Japan’s tsunami-hit Fukushima power plant remains fragile nearly a year after it suffered multiple meltdowns, its chief said Tuesday, with makeshift equipment — some mended with tape — keeping crucial systems running. An independent report, meanwhile, revealed that the government downplayed the full danger in the days after the March 11 disaster and secretly considered evacuating Tokyo. Journalists given a tour of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant on Tuesday, including a reporter from

The Associated Press, saw crumpled trucks and equipment still lying on the ground. A power pylon that collapsed in the tsunami, cutting electricity to the plant’s vital cooling system and setting off the crisis, remained a mangled mess. Officials said the worst is over but the plant remains vulnerable. “I have to admit that it’s still rather fragile,” said plant chief Takeshi Takahashi, who took the job in December after his predecessor resigned due to health reasons. “Even though the plant has achieved what we call ‘cold shutdown conditions,’ it still causes problems

that must be improved.” The government announced in December that three melted reactors at the plant had basically stabilized and that radiation releases had dropped. It still will take decades to fully decommission the plant, and it must be kept stable until then. The operators have installed multiple backup power supplies, a cooling system, and equipment to process massive amounts of contaminated water that leaked from the damaged reactors. But the equipment that serves as the lifeline of the cooling system is shockingly feeble-looking.

Plastic hoses cracked by freezing temperatures have been mended with tape. A set of three pumps sits on the back of a pickup truck.

Student brain dead in Ohio shooting CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A student wounded in a deadly school shooting has been declared brain dead, authorities said Tuesday, a day after one student was killed and three others injured when a teenager opened fire in the cafeteria at a suburban Cleveland high school. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office received the word about Russell King Jr. just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, office administrator Hugh Shannon said in a statement. It was unclear whether King remained on life support; the statement referred to him as both

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deceased and brain dead. “The cause and manner of death of this case are under on-going investigation and will be released upon completion,” Shannon said in a statement. A spokeswoman at MetroHealth System said Tuesday morning that no information on his condition was available. King, 17, was one of several students injured when a suspect identified by a family lawyer as T.J. Lane began shooting at Chardon High School Monday morning. King was studying alternative energy at nearby Auburn Career Center and like the others who

were shot was waiting for a bus for his daily 15-minute ride to the centre. Student Daniel Parmertor died hours after the shooting. One Chardon High School student injured in the shooting, Demetrius Hewlin, was in critical condition at Cleveland’s MetroHealth System hospital Tuesday, a spokeswoman said. A student who saw the attack up close said it appeared that the gunman targeted a group of students sitting together and that the one who was killed was gunned down while trying to duck under the cafeteria table. to blog visit www.ieyenews.com


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Kathryn Freeland at 6th annual women’s conference The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) will host its 6th annual Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs (IWE) conference on March 8th at the Marriott Beach Resort. Kathryn Freeland, founder and chief executive officer of the consulting services firm Freeland and Associates LLC and one of Smart CEO Magazine’s Industry Star recipients for 2011 will be the key note speaker. Local business women Cindy O’Hara and Glenda Dilbert will join her as co-presenters. Created to inform, motivate and inspire entrepreneurial minded individuals to pursue their dreams of starting a company, the highly anticipated IWE conference also serves as a source of renewed energy and empowerment for those persons who already own their own businesses. Corporate partners Cayman Airways, Cayman National Bank, Davenport Ltd., Cayman Islands Development Bank, Bodden and Bodden, CIBC First Caribbean Bank, Beacon

Furniture, Candles Unlimited and Fidelity see the impact this conference makes each year and have come forward once again with their generous support. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for persons to get together, exchange ideas and learn from their peers, “ says Lesley-Ann Thompson, DCI’s Head of Marketing. “Women look forward to this event every year because it provides them with an unrivalled platform to gain the courage or reassurance they need to break free from the sometimes limiting belief patterns that traditionally hold women back” she further adds. In addition to building and successfully selling another business prior to opening her consulting firm, Kathryn Freeland also authored the book, Navigating Your Way to Business Success: An Entrepreneur’s Journey. Her key note address will share some of the highlights. The book tells the powerful story of an entrepreneur who decided to be bold and start

a company after being passed over for a management position she had aspired to and worked diligently towards for many years. Rather than being given the promotion she deserved, she was asked to train her new boss and that became the motivation

she needed to succeed against all odds. The IWE conference begins at 5:30pm but will be preceded by a min-expo which will get underway at 4pm. Tickets are on sale now. Please contact the DCI at 9450943 ext 2282 or 2261 for details.

Education Council scholarships online for 2012 The Scholarship Secretariat, through the Ministry of Education, Training & Employment, recently unveiled their new online scholarship application programme. The new programme, called the Education Council Scholarships Online Programme, which was launched on 1st February 2012, will allow applicants to apply online for the various scholarships available from the Education Council and to track the progress of their application. As the number of scholarship applicants has steadily risen over the years, the Ministry and the Education Council have found an increasing need to streamline the scholarship application process due to the high volume of physical documents being handled during each application period. “Applications are often

incomplete and the required documents are not always handed in together. Keeping track of the various documents can be an administrative nightmare and has occasionally led to frustrated applicants” says Ms Deirdre Seymour, Manager of the Scholarship Secretariat. She continued by stating “The new programme will go a long way to improving the screening of applications and will enable applicants to know what stage their application is at. It should also result in a reduction in the traffic of applicants collecting and dropping off forms at the Ministry offices”. The new online programme requires scholarship applicants to create a unique username and password and then work their way through the online application process. The programme allows

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applicants to upload any required supporting documentation with the use of a scanner from the privacy of their home, office or at an internet café. Another benefit of the Programme is its flexibility. At any time during the process and prior to the submission deadline, the user can exit the programme and later return to the last point of access, finish the application or upload relevant documentation” she continues. Applicants will also be able to choose what type of scholarship they are applying for. On the new Scholarship Secretariat site there is a range of various local and overseas tertiary scholarships that are available from the Education Council and include the RBC Harry Chisholm Scholarship, the Gwen Bush Memorial Scholarship, the MACI (Maritime Authority of

the Cayman Islands) Scholarship as well as the standard overseas and local scholarships. Applicants can access the online programme at http:// mete.starsscholarshipsonline. com/stars/ and/or by visiting our website at www.educaton.gov. ky, selecting the “Education” tab, then clicking on Scholarships. Additional information about the various scholarships is also available on the website. Special attention should be given to the academic requirements for each type of scholarship as well as the supporting documentation required as these may differ. The application period for overseas applications is 1 Jan – 31 March annually. The application period for local scholarships is 1 April – 30 June annually.

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iEditorial

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OPINION

The Editor speaks

Colin Wilson

Politeness and manners

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I have just returned to my office after some business to take care of and it was painfully obvious that we are nothing but a nuisance to the very people who rely on us for their wages. Although we are in the year 2012 and we are technically progressing with all the new innovations and gadgets at our disposal we are sadly lacking when it comes to politeness and manners. And it makes me mad. In a space of 30 minutes this is what happened. First stop was a bank in town. I walked in. In front of me was another bank customer and he was wearing a cap. We are met at the second door by a sign saying LEFT. Just LEFT. There is a security guard inside the banking hall. I follow the man in front through the left door and inside a roped ‘corridor’ so narrow a really big man would have to walk sideways. The security guard (who did have a nice smile) shouted to the man in front of me, “Take off your hat!” The man stopped, as he was startled and I nearly bumped into him. “What!” he exclaimed. “Take off your hat!” was again the command. The man did as he was asked looking extremely annoyed as his sunglasses were perched on the hat brim. Now this really annoyed me. Not

because of the security element now having to be brought in by our society’s scum but the rude way we THE CUSTOMERS are ordered about and having to endure this security without any words of apology. I turned around and spoke to the security guard and asked him if he had forgotten the word “please’? He just smiled and looked at me as if I was an idiot so I walked on. When I eventually got served the teller didn’t even look up or say a word so I wished him a cheery “good morning” and asked him how he was. He gave me a strange look and said nothing but turned back to completing my transaction. Then to one of our hospitals where I waited as patiently as I could at the desk whilst the lady talked and answered three phone calls without once looking up at me standing there. Eventually I got served and she did say “good morning” to my greeting. Then to another bank where one security guard and a man dressed in black always stand by the door. They never open the door for you, whether you enter or leave. They say nothing. Today the security guard did smile and nod at me when I greeted them but the man in black’s face was expressionless. I visit this bank regularly and I have as yet not managed to get him to say a word or change his expression. I

have complained when my hands have been full that they won’t open the door and that has been futile. I think no one has taught them to do this because we may have a gun so they need to keep watch; although the man in black is often trying not to look at you. Thankfully the teller was a very nice young lady with a lovely smile and I commented on it and it made her blush. She was a breath of fresh air so there is hope. I have to ask all of you. Why do we put up with this? Soon we will have to take our trousers off before we get into a bank and will that pass us by without a murmur from us? Whilst the word “awesome” is used excessively the words “please” and “thank you” are becoming almost redundant. And look how most of us act today, especially the young, because we older ones haven’t taught them. Perhaps we have forgotten too: 1 Talking on a mobile phone while being served by a shop assistant 2 Sending text messages while at the dining table and at the theatre/cinema whilst the show is on. 3 Writing abusive comments on Internet message boards. 4 Listening to music through headphones in the office 5 Talking over the show at the

cinema/theatre 6 Dropping chewing gum or spitting on the pavement 7 Cycling on the sidewalks 8 Gossiping loudly in public places where quietness is essential like churches, libraries and hospitals 9 Failing to hold doors open for others – and failing to say thank you when someone does hold open a door for you 10 Sitting in an aisle seat when the window seat is empty – or putting your bag on the seat beside you so others can’t sit there 11 Failing to give up a seat on public transport to women or the elderly 12 Disregarding traffic lights (especially cyclists and pedestrians) 13 Failing to stop at zebra crossings (motorists) 14 Failing to acknowledge fellow motorists who’ve given way for you 15 Stopping to chat in busy shop doorways 16 Allowing your children to be noisy in restaurants and churches 17 Drinking at the bar when it’s busy and other customers are struggling to get served. Or taking up a table at a busy restaurant.  I could go on and on but lack of space permits. Or am I getting too old?

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iPuzzle

ENTERTAINMENT

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SUDOKU

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iPuzzle

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ENTERTAINMENT

WORD SEARCH: Harry Potter

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CROSSWORD

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iLocal

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NEWS

Teachers achieve NPSLBA Certificates Promoting positive behaviour, regular attendance and supporting the emotional aspects of learning make a vital contribution to a student’s achievement and overall school improvement. On Friday, February 3, teachers from schools across Grand Cayman were on hand to receive their certificate of attendance/completion for the National Programme for Specialist Leaders in Behaviour and Attendance (NPSLBA). The NPSLBA is an 18 month long active learning programme that was developed in the UK by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) for all professionals in the field of behaviour and attendance. This programme was rolled out to local educators in February 2009, promoted by the Department of Education Services’ (DES) behaviour support services and the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment. The programme emphasises acquisition of knowledge, modelling

Graduating group of NPSLBA with Chief Education Officer Mrs. Shirley Wahler, Minister of Education, Training and Employment; the Hon. Rolston Anglin, Sean Cahill, Policy Advisor for Behaviour ; Brent Holt, Senior Policy Advisor, Inclusion and Ministry Chief Officer Mrs. Mary Rodrigues

of good practice, feedback and reflection, and embedding the experience. It has equipped local educators with the ability to work effectively with colleagues and students in influencing school based practices in terms of behaviour. NPSLBA was designed to be a strong catalyst for change and consisted of two groups on Grand Cayman (secondary and primary teachers) and one group based on Cayman Brac. Mr. Sean Cahill, Policy Advisor for Behaviour stated in regards to the programme “The NPSLBA has not only provided local staff with a rich learning experience, but has also

equipped them to work effectively with colleagues in influencing the working practices that will support improved outcomes for our most challenging students.” Throughout the Cayman Islands, participants have been responsible for taking the lead on initiatives such as ensuring that school based discipline and student behaviour policies are in place across both the primary and secondary sectors, developing and implementing support systems for students displaying behavioural Difficulties, delivering training on conflict and confrontation, and developing rewards and incentives to promote

positive behaviour. The Minister of Education, Training and Employment; the Hon. Rolston Anglin, who had previously presented certificates to the Cayman Brac Group, was on hand to distribute the NPSLBA certificates to the Grand Cayman graduating class, and he stated, “This programme is another step in bringing quality education to the youth of our islands. By equipping our teachers with the tools and resources they need to provide the best classroom experience for all students, we are creating an environment of consistent learning.”

On-going search for Nathan Clarke It’s now been four days since 30-year-old Nathan Clarke was reported missing. The Teaching Assistant was last seen by his partner and friends near Calico Jack’s on Seven Mile Beach at approximately 8.30 pm on Saturday 25 February 2012. When last seen he was walking towards the water’s edge near the bar and was wearing beige swim shorts. His friends believed that he was planning to walk along the beach towards his West Bay home. A few minutes later his friends started walking along the beach in the direction of West Bay, but they could find no trace of Nathan. They then all returned to their respective homes believing that he would return safe and sound later that night, but when he had failed to turn up or contact any of his friends or his girlfriend, he was reported as missing to police on Sunday to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

morning. Since receiving the report, Uniform, CID, Marine and K-9 Officers from the RCIPS, assisted by members of the public and friends of Nathan, have conducted extensive searches along Seven Mile Beach and West Bay Road.  The water searches have involved four RCIPS Marine vessels and divers. The areas between the Kittiwake site and Governors Beach have been covered, extending over 400 metres out to sea. On the land side, over 60 civilian volunteers and police teams have covered from Governors Beach to Salt Creek and the Dykes. The RCIPS K-9 Unit has also been heavily involved in the searching. The RCIPS is working with the MRCU Unit, whose fixed wing aircraft is assisting in relation to land and water searches. Cayman Islands Helicopters have been privately commissioned by friends

of Nathan to assist. Unfortunately the RCIPS helicopter is not available due to operational reasons. CCTV footage as well as telephone records are currently been reviewed to ascertain if they can be of any assistance in tracing Nathan’s whereabouts. The RCIPS has appointed a Family Liaison Officer to ensure that his girlfriend and his family, who are located in Europe, are kept fully updated with developments. There are currently a number of photographs of Nathan circulating. However, officers have established that the most recent photograph is the one shown top right. Police are once again appealing for anyone who has information about Nathan’s disappearance to come forward. Superintendent Marlon Bodden is overseeing the enquiry. He said “We have established an incident room at West Bay police

station and would ask anyone who has information to contact officers there. We would be particularly keen to hear from anyone who was on public beach early on Sunday morning at Calico Jacks for the “off the Beaten Track” event. If you were involved in the event and saw anything out of the ordinary on the beach on Sunday morning, please call us now. Information can be passed on the following numbers, West Bay police station 949-3999 or RCIPS tip-line 949-7777

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iHealth

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NEWS

Public Health Update on Viral Gastroenteritis Although there has been a decline in gastroenteritis cases during the past week ending 25 February with about 85 cases reported, the Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kiran Kumar again urged people to practice good hygiene to help stem the outbreak. “Usually, we see between 15 and 25 cases of gastroenteritis per week at the Health Services Authority facilities, however, in the week ending 5 February, we had 64 cases and for the following two weeks 132 and 133,” Dr. Kumar noted. Since 5 February, 42 children and 5 adults were hospitalised and all recovered. “During the same period (5 – 25 February), we tested 22 stool samples of which 11 were positive for Norovirus and 8 were positive for Rotavirus, thus indicating that we are experiencing a viral gastroenteritis outbreak,” Dr. Kumar confirmed. To stem the outbreak of any diarrhoeal disease, the public is urged to practice good hygiene and follow these guidelines: • Avoid contact with those who are ill. • Keep sick children out of schools/ nurseries; stay away from work until 48 hours after the symptoms have stopped. • Wash your hands often, especially if you care for a sick person: Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use alcohol- based hand cleaner especially after using the toilet. You can also use antiseptics such as Dettol or Savlon. • Control flies by ensuring sanitary premises, including proper collection and disposal of garbage. • Drinking water must be safe; use desalinated, bottled or boiled water. • Disinfect cisterns by adding 2½ ounces of bleach for each 1,000 gallons of water in the cistern. • Soiled disposable diapers should be placed in a garbage bag and securely tied. The bag should then be placed into a securely covered container for collection. • Toilets should be disinfected after use by sick persons, so that others

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will not contract the illness. • Do not share towels, cups, or food with sick persons. For more information, call the Public Health Department on 2442632 or 244-2621, or Faith Hospital on 948-2243. For assistance with cisterns or sanitary advice, call the Department of Environmental Health on 949-6696 in Grand Cayman or 948-2321 on the Brac.

or involves handling food, you must STAY OFF WORK while you are ill.

Exclusion of staff • All staff should be excluded from work until 48 hours after the symptoms have stopped. • Children should stay away from school/nursery until 48 hours after the symptoms have stopped.

Gastroenteritis fact sheet Tips for good hand washing • Wash your hands often, and always after using the bathroom and playing with pets and before eating or preparing food. Clean the whole hand, under your nails, between your fingers, and up the wrists: • Wash for at least 15 seconds. Don’t just wipe. Scrub well. • Rinse, letting the water run down your fingers, not up your wrists. • Dry your hands well. Use a paper towel to turn off the faucet and open the door.

Cleaning the toilet • Always wear rubber gloves to clean and disinfect the toilet and keep them for this use only. Wash your hands thoroughly after removing the gloves. • Toddlers’ potties and toilets, including the flush handle, toilet seats, toilet door handles and wash basin taps should be cleaned frequently, at least once per day, or more often when a person has diarrhea and when the toilet is in frequent use. • A diluted bleach solution is recommended – (e.g. 1 part bleach diluted in 10 parts water) or according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Handling food and drink • Always wash your hands before handling food. Handle the food as little as possible. Serve food fresh and if any is left over, store it correctly in a refrigerator. Try not to ask people to visit you for a meal or drink whilst there is anybody with gastroenteritis in the house. • If your work involves looking after children, sick or elderly people,

What is gastroenteritis? Gastroenteritis is commonly called the “stomach flu”. It is an inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, which includes your stomach and intestines. Gastroenteritis can be caused by several different types of viruses, including Noroviruses, rotaviruses and adenoviruses. Viral gastroenteritis is common in the winter. Reported outbreaks occur in institutions such as nursing/residential homes, schools and nurseries. Gastroenteritis can also be caused by many different bacteria, e.g. Salmonella, Campylobacter, Cryptosporidiosis. The bacteria that cause gastroenteritis can be acquired from contaminated food or drink, or from the environment. What are the symptoms of gastroenteritis? • Nausea and vomiting • Watery diarrhea • Fever and chills • Abdominal pain • Blood in the stool (in severe cases) How does gastroenteritis spread?: Viral particles can spread from person to person by the droplets produced by violent vomiting and disperses viruses into the air. The bacteria and viruses can also be spread from person to person by close contact with someone who is ill with the infection, especially if hygiene is poor. People with gastroenteritis have harmful germs in their stool. When they don’t wash their hands well after using the bathroom, they can spread the germs to objects. If you touch the same objects, you can pick up the germs on your hands and

transfer them to your mouth. Gastroenteritis can be spread through consumption of food or water contaminated by stool or vomit of an infected person. What is the duration of the illness? Viral gastroenteritis is usually a short illness lasting usually 1-2 days Bacterial gastroenteritis can last for much longer, depending on the organism responsible for the illness. What is the incubation period? The incubation period for viral gastroenteritis is between 24-48 hours. A person is infectious during the acute stage of the illness and for up to 48 hours after the diarrhea and/or vomiting has stopped. Therefore affected persons should stay away from school/work until 48hours after the vomiting and/or diarrhea has stopped. The incubation period for bacterial gastroenteritis can vary from a few hours to several days. Bacteria behave in different ways, however affected person should observe the general exclusion advice as above. If certain bacteria are identified as the cause of the illness, additional precautions may be advised. How is gastroenteritis treated? Gastroenteritis often goes away without treatment. In some cases, symptoms are gone in day or two. In others, symptoms linger for weeks. Get plenty of rest. Drink lots of liquids to replace water lost through diarrhea and vomiting. Plain water, clear soups, and electrolyte solutions are best. (You can find electrolyte solutions in most drug stores). Avoid carbonated drinks, alcohol, coffee, tea, colas, milk, fruit juice and sports drinks. These can make symptoms worse. If nausea and vomiting make it hard for you to drink, try sucking on ice chips. Until the diarrhea clears up, avoid eating fruit and all dairy products except yogurt. They can make diarrhea worse. You may be admitted to the hospital if your symptoms are very severe. to blog visit www.ieyenews.com


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LIFESTYLE

Lowering cholesterol naturally Do you want to know how?

Georgina Wilcox georgina.wilcox@ieyenews.com

Lowering cholesterol levels in your body by natural methods is usually less expensive, not to mention much less stressful on your body.  While there’s plenty of medical advice that indicates the statin family of drugs are highly effective in lowering your levels of cholesterol, there are many people who are seeking alternative nonmedical solutions to lowering high cholesterol. These people include the not so old who wish to make lifestyle changes now rather than face 30 or more years on medications. Why take the chance of suffering unacceptable side effects from statin medications, such as erectile dysfunction in males and abdominal pain and muscle soreness in both sexes? Also, the long-term use of these drugs could lead to as yet unknown problems. So, eat a healthy diet low in saturated fats and combine this with the following natural health tips. Natural Health Tip No 1: Regular exercise. Start a program of regular exercise that will lead to achieving a healthy body weight. This means exercising three or four times a week to a level where your heart rate is raised to an acceptable rate for your age. Walking, swimming and cycling are all good activities that don’t place unnecessary strain on your body. Be sure to warm up

with at least five minutes of musclestretching exercises beforehand. Raised oxygen levels also help your body organs maintain their vitality and firms and tones your muscles. Natural Health Tip No 2: Plan your menus. Think about the healthy foods you like and plan your meals a week in advance to coincide with food shopping day. This saves you having to make compromises to your diet that involve the wrong foods. It also means you’ll have plenty of low fat products on hand that may be hard to find at the corner store. Natural Health Tip No 3: Smart cooking techniques. Avoid bad cooking techniques such as deep-frying and try to prepare your foods by simmering, dry baking, steaming or using Asian stir-fry techniques. Even microwaving can allow foods to cook in their natural juices and retain their nutrients. And be sure to eat lots of raw foods, especially fruit and vegetables. Natural Health Tip No 4: Take your supplements. Supplements such as Omega-3, inositol hexaniacinate, pantethine, and guggulipid can be effective in lowering cholesterol. Supplements for lowering cholesterol should be used as a part of an overall plan that includes diet and lifestyle changes. Natural Health Tip No 5: Clean out your system. Plan an occasional system cleanout day where you consume only fruit and

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vegetables. The high water content of fruit and vegetables facilitates the spread of their valuable nutrients through your body and helps flush out the wastes that have built up from eating the wrong foods. Natural Health Tip No 6: Few realise that eating sweets and other high glycemic foods increase triglycerides and cholesterol production. These foods are also addictive. Once you eliminate them, you’ll find that fruits, vegetables and whole grains actually taste sweet. Natural Health Tip No 7: Cut out caffeine and alcohol – drink water. Both caffeine and alcohol have been shown to elevate cholesterol. So it’s best to switch to pure water and, at the very least, follow the “no more than one a day” rule. Natural Health Tip No 8: Don’t smoke or use tobacco in any form. Smoking damages blood vessels, contributes to hardening of

the arteries and is a major health risk for heart disease, stroke and other degenerative diseases. Natural Health Tip No 9: Relax. Stress and ill health go hand-in-hand. While you can’t and shouldn’t eliminate stress, you can learn to control it by meditation and relaxation techniques and by regular exercise. If you are currently on prescription drugs, don’t stop them without consulting your doctor. But follow these natural health tips and you should be able to lower your cholesterol. In any case, you will certainly be much fitter and healthier. One note you should be aware of, though — if you are on prescription medications, approach these natural methods slowly. This will give your body time to adjust, and will give your doctor a chance to lower your prescriptions more gradually (to help prevent any symptoms of withdrawal that may arise).

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Our Eye

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OPINION

Complaining: Why do we complain?

Georgina Wilcox georgina.wilcox@ieyenews.com

Complaining is a favourite past time for some people. It was certainly a way of life for my mother – bless her soul. She just couldn’t help it. I don’t remember a day going by without her complaining, endlessly. She never seemed to have a word of gratitude for anything. No matter how good things were, she would manage to find something wrong. My poor father never answered her back. He never once told her to “stop complaining”. Over the years of attending numerous committee meetings, I’ve noticed that some people start every session with a complaint. They can’t seem to help it. Even having lunch in a cafeteria or a drink after work someone will start to complain about someone or something. But do we ever tell that person(s) that this attitude is stupid, spineless and non productive? Noooo, we don’t. We actually bitch and moan to ourselves but we do nothing to stop it. Maybe because deep down we realise it wouldn’t do any good. But we should because complaining can be toxic. Why do people complain? What is it they want or hope for when they complain? People who complain are generally people who have not done the emotional and spiritual work of developing a loving, compassionate inner adult self. They are operating as a wounded child in need of love, attention and compassion. Because they have not learned to give themselves the attention and compassion they need, they seek to get these needs met by others. Complaining is a way they have learned to attempt to get this. They use complaining as a form of control, hoping to guilt others into giving them the attention, caring and compassion they seek. Complaining is a ‘pull’ on other people. Energetically, complainers are pulling on others for caring and

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understanding because they have emotionally abandoned themselves. They are like demanding little children. The problem is that most people dislike being pulled on and demanded of. Most people don’t want emotional responsibility for another person and will withdraw in the face of another’s complaints. This is what my father did. He withdrew, shut down, was emotionally unavailable to my mother as a way to protect himself from being controlled by her complaints. Of course, he didn’t just do this in response to my mother. He had learned to withdraw as a child in response to his own mother’s complaints and criticism. He entered the marriage ready to withdraw in the face of my mother’s pull, while she entered the marriage ready to make my father emotionally responsible for her. A perfect match! My father’s withdrawal, of course, only served to exacerbate my mother’s complaining, and she constantly complained about my father’s lack of caring about her.

Likewise, my mother’s complaining served to exacerbate my father’s already withdrawn way of being. This vicious circle started early and continued unabated for the 60 years of their marriage, until my mother died. While my parents loved each other, their ability to express their love got buried beneath the dysfunctional system they created. Unfortunately, this is all too common in relationships. One person pulling with complaints, anger, judgment, and other forms of control - and the other withdrawing, is the most common relationship system I have seen. A person addicted to complaining will not be able to stop complaining until he or she does the inner work of developing an adult part of themselves capable of giving themselves the love, caring, understanding and compassion they need. As long as they believe that it is another’s responsibility to be the adult for them and fill them with love, they will not take on this

responsibility for themselves. Our inner child (the feeling part of us) needs attention, approval, caring. If we don’t learn to give this to ourselves, then this wounded child part of ourselves will either seek to get it from others, or learn to numb out with substance and process addictions i.e. food, alcohol, drugs, TV, work, gambling, and so on. If, as a child, a person saw others get attention through complaining, as my mother did with my grandmother, and if complaining worked for the child to get what he or she wanted, then it can become an addiction. Like all addictions, it may work for the moment, but it will never fill the deep inner need for love. Only we can fill this need for ourselves, by opening our hearts to the source of love. Only we can do the inner work of developing a loving adult capable of opening to the love of Spirit and bringing that love to the child within. People stop complaining when they learn to fill themselves with love. to blog visit www.ieyenews.com


iWorld

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NEWS

Crippled ship to reach land Thursday NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A crippled Italian cruise ship being towed in the Indian Ocean with more than 1,000 people aboard and no air conditioning now won’t reach land in the Seychelles until Thursday, officials said. The cruise ship company said that food, satellite phones and VHF radios would be brought to the Costa Allegra by helicopter. Photos released on Tuesday showed hundreds of people milling on the ship’s outside decks, and officials said passengers The Costa Allegra cruise ship near the Seychelles. would sleep there as well instead of Mahe. of in their unlit cabins. The cruise ship company said The Costa Allegra has 636 passengers and 413 crew members the change was done for safety on board: Among them are 212 and logistical reasons, and that the Italian, 31 British and eight U.S. Allegra would reach Mahe early passengers. Four of the passengers Thursday. Two tug boats have joined a French fishing vessel to are children ages 3 or younger. The ship lost power Monday after tow the cruise ship. The fire aboard the Costa Allegra a fire in its generator room, which knocked out power to the ship’s comes only six weeks after one of engines as well as to its lights and its sister ships, the Costa Concordia, hit a reef and capsised off Italy, air conditioning. Cruise ship officials had said killing 25 people and leaving seven that they would be taking the missing and presumed dead. No one was injured in the fire stranded travellers by Wednesday to Desroches, a small, exclusive Monday, but the blaze set the coral-lined island in the Seychelles. cruiseliner adrift at sea in a region However, they later said Tuesday where Somali pirates prey on ships. Both ships are operated by Costa that they would instead bring them to the main Seychelles Island Crociere SpA, which is owned by

the Florida-based Carnival Corp. However, company officials rushed to play down concerns. The Costa Allegra is adrift “and being pushed by the current. It is stable and upright,” Giorgio Moretti, the director of nautical operations for Costa Crociere SpA, told reporters in a conference call late Monday from company headquarters in Genoa, Italy. “It’s a big ship and to tow it, to move it across the waters, is a heavy task,” said Seychelles presidential spokeswoman Srdjana Janosevic. She said that everything is calm on board the cruise ship and that no one is hurt. Italian Coast Guard officials said emergency generators

were keeping the ship’s control room illuminated and communications equipment such as radios running. The Allegra, whose Italian name means “merry,” or “happy,” had left northern Madagascar, off Africa’s southeast coast, on Saturday and was cruising toward Port Victoria when the fire erupted. Costa said the Allegra had been due in Port Victoria on Tuesday. The general region where the cruise ship was adrift — off the coast of Tanzania — has seen a rash of attacks by Somali pirates. In 2009, an Italian cruise ship with 1,500 people aboard fended off a pirate attack in the Indian Ocean far off the coast of Somalia. Moretti said an armed ninemember Italian military team on anti-pirate duty was aboard the Allegra, but he insisted the maritime region where the ship was now “isn’t a high risk area for pirates.” “If pirates attack, the armed guards on board will respond. But as far as I am aware, no pirates have been sighted in the area,” said Janosevic. Moretti said 15 Costa engineers, technicians and other officials were flying to Mahe in hope of reaching the Allegra by air to repair its generators.

2 wounded Western journalists escape from Syria BEIRUT (AP) — Two wounded Western journalists escaped from Syria Tuesday after being trapped for days in the besieged central city of Homs, activist groups said. Thirteen Syrian activists who were helping smuggle out at least one of the reporters were killed in the operation, one of the groups said. The global activist group Avaaz said it helped smuggle British photographer Paul Conroy across the border into neighboring Lebanon. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said French journalist Edith Bouvier had also been evacuated, but it was not immediately clear

how she got out and where she was taken. “I’m glad that this nightmare is over,” Sarkozy said. The two were injured last week in a government rocket attack on the rebel-controlled neighborhood of Baba Amr in central Homs. Two other Western journalists — American Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik were killed in the same attack. Their bodies and two other uninjured foreign reporters — Frenchman William Daniels and Spaniard Javier Espinosa — may still be in Homs. Their harrowing ordeal shined

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a light on the horrors of life under siege in Homs, a stronghold for government opponents waging an uprising against President Bashar Assad’s authoritarian rule. Hundreds have been killed in more than three weeks of relentless shelling of the city, many of them dying when they ventured out to forage for food as a humanitarian crisis grew more dire by the day. A top U.N. official released a new death toll for the 11-month-old uprising, saying well over 7,500 people have been killed and the conflict looked increasingly like civil war. Activist groups said Monday

that the death toll had surpassed 8,000. Just days after Western and Arab nations met in Tunisia to forge a strategy on how to push Assad from power, Tunisia’s president said Tuesday he was ready to offer asylum to the Syrian leader as part of a negotiated solution to the conflict. However the chances of Assad accepting such an offer are close to nil. The U.N. human rights chief said the situation in Syria has deteriorated rapidly in recent weeks and demanded an immediate humanitarian cease-fire.

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iCommunity

29 FEB 2012 | www.ieyenews.com

NEWS

Brac Agriculture Show sets new standard Margarito “Merch” Chantelope and Theresa Mena were crowned King and Queen of the Cayman Brac Agriculture Show on Saturday (25). The show, held at  Agriculture Grounds on Songbird Road on the Bluff, was the biggest of its kind in the Brac and packed in animals, crafts, and exhibits and played host to over 1,500 visitors, including HE the Governor Mr. Duncan Taylor, his wife Mrs. Beatrice Taylor, Speaker of the House Hon. Mary Lawrence, Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for Agriculture Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly,  Acting Deputy Governor Mrs. Mary Rodriquez, Chief Secretary Mr. Alan Jones, Deputy Chief Secretary Jonathan Jackson and Director of Agriculture Adrian Estwick. “The show attracted a record crowd and was an immense success both from the perspective of the organisers and visitors,” said Deputy District Commissioner

and Chairman of the Cayman Brac Agriculture Show organising committee Mark Tibbetts. “I would like to thank everyone – visitors, sponsors, volunteers, farmers and members of the Committee -- for making this show a huge success. The event also showed the importance of agriculture in our society. It attracts more people every year and keeps getting better and better,” he added. He also thanked persons who flew over from Grand Cayman, noting “this was the biggest group to date.” Deputy Premier Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly said she felt blessed to be “a witness to the bountiful blessings of the farmers. The huge range of activities and competitions on offer had something for everyone. The show was the perfect setting for the entire family and I was pleased to see the young and elderly and everyone in between having such a

wonderful time.” C Level Band opened and closed the Brac Agriculture Show and in between Dexter Bodden, Barefoot Man, Andy Martin (Cayman Cowboy), Layman Scott High School Steel Band, Tammy BanksDaCosta and Friends (Gospel) and District Commissioner Mr. Ernie Scott entertained. Koalition performed a couple dance numbers. Various activities along with the food, displays from the Government Departments and organisation such as Lions Club, which provided health checks, kept patrons entertained throughout the day. Visitors were also able to admire the various crops and craft items and children and adults enjoyed the various animal stalls on display in the competitions. Besides its innate ability to entertain, the show has traditionally been a key step in assisting the Department of Agriculture in spreading message and benefits of

backyard farming. Visitors to the show purchased several thousand seedlings and plants. Humbled at being selected King of the Show for the second consecutive year, Mr. Chantelope said: “I am pleased to win but would have been equally pleased if the title had gone to someone else. I love to farm and this show is good for us farmers.” However, his pumpkins, prizewinning yams and cassava – including one that weighed over 100 pounds and had a four foot span -- made it easy for the judges. Ms Mena too was pleased to be crowned for a second year. “I love to farm and I share most of my crops with my neighbours. I spread my blessing with others,” she said. The Prince and Princess of the show were David Scott (Creek and Spot Bay Primary School) and Lorie Parchman from West End Primary. Shiela Murphy won the Grand Prize of US$2,500.

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District Commissioner Mr. Ernie Scott (left), DAWL&A Chief Secretary Mr. Alan Jones, Deputy Premiers’ Personal Assistant Rhonda Webster (hat) along with visitors look at a prize winning cake.

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Gruelling sailing during J22 Commodore’s Cup 2012 The annual J22 Commodores Cup was held over the weekend of 14th and 15th January 2012. Nine boats competed in the first major J22 sailing regatta of the year in what turned out to be one of the most gruelling Commodore’s Cup regattas for many years. The regatta was hosted by the Results: Cayman Islands Sailing Club’s

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(CISC) Commodore who himself had, almost exactly a year ago, faced even more gruelling conditions in an expedition to Antarctic. The regatta was held in the North Sound in testing conditions. Five races were run on the first day and with 20+ knots of wind on the second race day, a long distance race around Booby Cay worth double points

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Mike Farrington

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Simon Farrington

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Bruce Johnson

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Mayhem

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Jo Richards

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John Carmichael

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Steve Adams

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8th 8th Eduardo Bernal 9th 9th Raph Harvey 10th 10th Peter Hayden 11th 11th Ben Webster

UK, USA, Norway, Germany and South Africa. Jane Moon and the Ciao! team are leading the final qualifying event still to be completed (J22 Nationals) and the overall qualifying standings are as follows:

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Over the last year, the boats and crews have been competing for the honour of qualifying to participate in the Race Cayman 2012 regatta to be held 15th-18th March 2012 with competing crews from USA, Jamaica, Bahamas,

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In addition to J22 Racing, Race Cayman 2012 will include the Open and Western Caribbean Optimist Championships with young sailors visiting from Bahamas, Jamaica, BVI, USA and Russia. The Regatta is supported by the Ministry of Health, Environment,

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between Bruce Johnson, Jo Richards and John Carmichael with only six points separating them all.

proved a fitting challenge to decide the winner. Congratulations to Ciao! helmed by Tomeaka McTaggart and her crew for taking the honours. Ciao! beat Mike Farrington and his crew in Just Leaving by a single point, with his brother Simon Farrington taking the third place position. Meanwhile there was fierce competition in the middle of the fleet

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Department of Sports honours women in March With March just a couple of days away, the Department of Sports is gearing up to highlight and focus on women in sports for Honouring Women’s Month. The Department, along with several organisations, will be hosting several events to promote women in sports. In addition, the department has preselected a number of sporting pioneers to honour and celebrate during the month. They are Angela Sealey (bodybuilder), Evelyn Rockett (Cayman’s first physical education teacher, athlete and administrator), Lucille Seymour first woman Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Sports), Cherry Whittaker (instrumental in starting the first CIFA sanction Women’s Football League), Edna Moyle (First woman Minster of Sports), Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, Deputy Premier and Minster of District Administration, Works, Lands and Agriculture (first dedicated physical education teacher in Cayman Brac). “We in the Department believe that Honouring Women’s Month is important because it lends us even more of an opportunity to highlight the achievements of girls and women in sports, not only as elite athletes but also as administrators, managers, coaches and officials. It also provides an opportunity to recall the historic achievements of these women and girls, which are often forgotten or never mentioned,” said Ms. Merta Day, Women’s Coordinator in the Department of Sports. “Additionally, statistics proves that a high percentage of girls and women who are involved in sports generally do better in life and end up having a

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more positive impact on our society as they very often give back to their communities,” she added. Honouring Women’s Month kicks off on Sunday, 11 March with a Women’s Cricket Showcase, featuring West Indies superstar Stafanie Taylor, who is the world’s number one allrounder and world’s number two batswoman. It will also feature the two West Indies Super Stars; World # 1 allrounder Stafanie Taylor who along with upcoming Shanel Daley will play with the rest against a Cayman Select Team. She Ms Day added: “We in the DoS are pleased to be in a position to promote and co-sponsor these events for Honouring Women’s Month, all with the aim of educating, empowering and increasing the participation of girls and women in sports. We encourage the community to continue get involved

in any way they can.” Another event will be the Girls Football Showcase; a 9-a-side Tournament featuring eight teams. There will be four teams in the 11-andunder age group and four in the 14-andunder. The event will be held at the Annex field from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, 17 March and will be followed by CIFA’s first-round Women’s FA Cup match, starting at 7:00 p.m. “If we cast our minds back two years ago, we would remember how proud our girl’s football team made us when they made history! As such, it’s only fitting that we consistently give girls the opportunity to play and showcase their talents, whilst honing their skills. More local playing time in the form of organised local leagues starting from the primary schools age group is what our girls need to keep improving and get better,” Ms. Day said. The Department of Sports Honouring Women’s Month wraps up with a Netball Skills Workshop at the East End Primary School netball court Monday, 26 March starting at 6:30 p.m. She added: “We are pleased to be in a position to promote and co-sponsor these events for Honouring Women’s Month, all with the aim of educating, empowering and increasing the participation of girls and women in sports. We encourage the community to continue get involved in any way they can.”

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Liverpool win on penalties in Carling Cup Liverpool are celebrating after beating Cardiff in a dramatic penalty shoot-out during the Carling Cup final on Sunday (26) at Wembley, London. Following Cardiff’s late equalising goal, it was a 2-2 draw after extra time. Liverpool went on to win 3-2 on penalties with Steven Gerrard’s cousin Anthony missing the goal for Cardiff City. The win gives Liverpool their first trophy for six years. Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish says the Reds’ win at Wembley will now inspire the team to bring even more trophies home to Anfield. Scorers: Joe Mason (C), Martin Skrte (L), Dirk Kuyt (L), Ben Turner (C) After Penalties: Liverpool 3 Cardiff 2 Final Score: Liverpool 5 Cardiff 4

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