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Tad Stoner A Canadian-led team of justicesystem experts and local officials will next week recommend solutions to chronic problems in Cayman’s prisons. Two Canadian officials, Alberta’s Provincial Deputy Chief Judge Alan Lefever and Assistant Deputy Minister of Ontario’s Youth Justice Services JoAnn MillerReid -- from the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) -- will next week complete their “Assessment of Rehabilitation Needs”, a 45-day study of Cayman’s prisons and rehabilitation services. The study, on behalf of the Cabinet Office and the Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs, will determine why so many released prisoners remain in the criminaljustice system, often returning to jail, and how a limited budget can be spent most efficiently to remedy the problem.

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Modern twist on Nativity Two singing shepherds welcome the news of the baby Jesus to iWitness News live from Bethlehem. A modern slant to the Nativity Story was told with words and music exploring God’s

plan for the first Christmas. A team of television reporters and crew are witness to the event that changed the World at the First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman on Sunday Dec. 4th.

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iNews Cayman was Witness to the birth of Jesus on Sunday Dec. 4th, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman. With a cast of nearly 40, 38 being children aged from 5 years to 13 years and a crew of 20, the packed audience of mostly admiring parents and friends were treated to a modern retelling of the Nativity story based on the second chapter of Luke. Told with words and lively music (a mixture of original and new) the story takes place in present times on Grand Cayman. A television news team, i Witness News, is sent on an assignment to Bethlehem where a strange UFO/ star that was seen travelling through the heavens has stopped. We meet the evil King Herod, superbly played by young Azuka (AJ) Obi, and his servant, Levi, who steals the reporters cell phones and plots to kill the baby Jesus that he has been told about from some wise men. The

reporters tell Herod they are going to make him famous and we see an uplink video feed between Bethlehem and the Cayman studios shown to us in the audience by an overhead projection. This was a very nice touch. The TV crew travel by foot to find the stable where Jesus lies and Eli is sent by Herod to follow the reporters and report back by way of the cell phones. The tired and frightened TV crew (there are wild animals around) joins some shepherds in a field and they witness angels singing and proclaiming a new King is born. This event is also witnessed by the live feed in Cayman. We then meet Mary, holding Jesus with Joseph, and the TV crew together with the wise men and shepherds in the

stable. Herod is tricked into dropping his cell phone into a river and Eli is easily persuaded to leave Herod. The whole production was very entertaining, well cast and took months to put together for one showing. Kudos must be given to the choir director, Nicole Bodden, and amongst all the children in the cast were pastors, Bentley Robinson and Thabiti Anyabwile from the First Baptist Church. Everyone played their parts very well and the singing was vibrant, and tuneful. By the loud applause and laughter throughout the whole performance, we all enjoyed it. A lot of hard work was put into the production and the choreography and costumes were excellent. Well done.

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Rapha Study into rehabilitation nearly complete Medical Centre DIETARY/ NUTRITION COUNSELLING • Obesity • Acid Reflux • IBS • Diabetes • Hypertension • Coronary Artery • Disease • Hyperlipidemia • Pregnancy

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Continued from front page The study will be completed in midDecember, and the subsequent “Implementation Plan” published in January, said Kathryn DinspelPowell, Deputy Chief officer in the sponsoring Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs. “We’ll go through the consultation” she said, meeting with private companies and individuals also participating in the $32,000 study, “and develop the goals and objectives within the lines recommended“. The Canadians, she said, would remain as advisers for a year, helping oversee the changes. “A lot of people in the departments and organisations” under study “will have ideas about what is needed and how best to help”, she said, offering “a halfway house in every district” as an ideal – if impractical -- goal. “For now, we are trying to manage with diminished resources, finding what agencies and where those resources can be channeled for maximum effect, what the programmes are within the community, how to get

the biggest bang for our buck. Are we addressing the real problems? What is best practice?” Government budgets $14 million per year, 4% of recurrent expenses, for prisons, and with one of the largest per-capita incarceration rates in the world, faces a growing crisis. Alberta, she said, had had success with some of its programmes: “Other places have had similar problems, and we will have to tailor anything here”. Local programmes “will have to be flexible and culturally sensitive,” but the study would offer “base-line figures”, and how “best practice and evidence-based” treatments could cut re-offending. Ms Dinspel-Powell was reluctant to describe re-offending rates, but clarified some of the local problems. “You have to look at severity and frequency,” she said. “Is it re-offending to go from, say, crimes against people such as aggravated bodily harm or grievous bodily harm, versus, say loitering? “You have to look at the quality of offenses and the people involved. Have they completed courses, done vocational training? Do they have Photos by Lennon Christian

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a job? How is their family life? Have they repaired their relationships with their children? With the community?” The IPAC officials arrived on 28 November after “one month, a monthand-a-half” of background research at home, and have already met a handful of government departments and private organisations, Ms DinspelPowell said. She listed some of the private organisations involved: “The University College of the Cayman Islands; the Wellness Centre, who are also involved in the Passport 2 Success programme; the Cayman Ministers Association, who have been instrumental in this; the Prison Ministry; the Hope for Today Foundation; we are meeting the CAYS Foundation; The Business and Professional Women’s Club; the Chamber of Commerce; and the Cayman Contractors Association,” she said. Government departments involved include the probation and community rehabilitation offices, the Department of Counseling Service and even the Health Services Authority’s public and mental health sections. She said the long-sought construction of a new prison to replace Northward, built piecemeal at various times since the early 80s, remained a distant hope. “I really don’t know. There are starting places for each department, but capital construction often competes with funding for rehabilitation programmes,” Ms Dinspel-Powell said. Additionally, recent demands by London’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office for financial returns on capital projects suggests any new prison is unlikely.

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Guard fights off armed thief A security guard refused to hand over a cash bag to an armed thief who escaped empty handed. The guard was leaving Fosters Food Fair in Countryside Shopping Centre, Savannah, around 7.30pm Friday. A man approached with what appeared to be a handgun and demanded the guard give up the cash bag. A spokesman for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said: “A struggle ensued, the offender failing in his attempt to steal the cash bag ran off empty handed towards Hirst Road. “The guard was shaken in the attack but not physically injured. Police officers immediately attended the scene and commenced a search of the area for the offender, without trace.” Police say the suspect is around five foot nine inches tall and of medium build. He had light brown skin and aged somewhere in his mid forties. He was wearing blue jeans, a black t-shirt and a black baseball cap. The police spokesman added: “No arrests have been made at this time. No shots were fired and no reported injuries. “Anyone who was in the area at the relevant time and has information which could assist the police is asked to contact Bodden Town Police Station on 947 2220/40, the RCIPS Tip-Line 949-7777 or the Confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).”

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MLAs to meet dump protestors Tad Stoner tad.stoner@ieyenews.com

The coalition opposing relocation of the George Town Landfill to Bodden Town has gained the support of area opposition MLA Anthony Eden, and will meet government representatives Mark Scotland and Dwayne Seymour. The invitation to meet Bodden Town’s UDP representatives came on 30 November from Mr Seymour after the Coalition to Keep Bodden Town Dump Free appealed for support in their efforts to counter the relocation, part of plans by the Dart-government ForCayman Investment Alliance. “After appealing for support from the three MLAs for Bodden Town about a week ago, the Coalition to Keep BT Dump Free received an immediate reply and endorsement from Mr. Anthony Eden,” a coalition statement said yesterday. While Mr Eden’s support came on 23 November, members of the 20-strong group were initially disappointed by the lack of an answer from the UDP MLAs. However, the statement said, “Mr Seymour did contact a leader of the coalition on November 30th suggesting that the coalition meet with himself and with Minister Scotland.” As of yesterday, the meeting had not been set, although coalition leaders, after gathering last night, expected to release a date later today. “The coalition’s coordinating committee thanked Mr Seymour for the invitation,” the group said yesterday, “and will consider its response at its upcoming meeting.” Vincent Frederick, former

independent political candidate for Bodden Town and recently appointed coalition spokesman, said “We believe that this response reflects the growing pressure on government, and particularly on its two MLAs for Bodden Town, to reconsider the planned dump for Bodden Town.” The group of local business and property owners and residents, formed only two weeks ago in the face of Central Planning Authority approval for Dart Realty to begin site preparation -- $2.5 million for lighting, a road and drainage works -- on 561 acres near Midland Acres for its “Eco Park”. “Since its formation, the coalition has lamented the fact that the government never consulted the population of BT, and never asked for its prior consent. We wonder if the request received is just ‘PR window dressing’, or if it’s a genuine attempt to listen to our concerns and to consider our demand,” the formal statement said. Last week, Premier McKeeva Bush acknowledged the group, saying it had every right to speak against the proposed move of the landfill, designed for recycling, reprocessing and proper storage on 110 acres on the Bodden Town site. Calling for a measure of

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sacrifice, however, he said the proposal was part of efforts to revitalise the economy and boost employment. “In recent comments made by government leaders,” the statement said, “there’s no attempt to claim that a dump in Midland Acres offers any advantages for Bodden Towners. They no longer deny that the population of our district will suffer. The current ‘spin’ is that Bodden Town has to make the sacrifice ‘for the good of the whole island’.” In its appeal to the MLAs, the coalition pointed out that the dump brought little advantage to the area. “No effort at all has been made to explain to residents of Bodden Town why establishing a dump in our district is in our interests. And, in fact, it clearly is not in our interests. We respectfully ask you, as a resident of Bodden Town and one of its three elected members in the Legislative Assembly, to stand up for your constituents and for the future of your district, to support our campaign against moving the dump to Bodden Town, and to give voice to our interests, rather than those of a private company. The people of Bodden Town elected you and are counting on you to represent them.”

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Four killed in crash of small plane in Colorado SILVERTON, Col. (AP) — All four people aboard a small plane were killed when it crashed in the southwest Colorado mountains, authorities said on Sunday. The single-engine plane was flying from Durango to Aspen when it crashed Saturday afternoon. Local officials say the crash site was about 1½ miles north of Silverton. None of the victims’ names have been released, and the cause of the crash was unknown. The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The Socata TB-21 left Durango at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. About 40

minutes later its emergency beacon signal was detected near Silverton, The Denver Post reported. Bad weather cut short the search on Saturday. Temperatures in Silverton dipped to 4 degrees between Saturday night and Sunday morning, and 8 to 10 inches of snow had fallen at the scene after the crash, San Juan County Emergency Manager Kristina Maxfield said. The plane crashed in a rugged, heavily forested area up to 11,000 feet above sea level, Maxfield told The Associated Press. Maxfield said a search team reached the crash site Sunday and found two

bodies, which were being carried to waiting vehicles, and an autopsy was planned for Monday. She and Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike Fergus both confirmed to the AP that there were no survivors.

Fleet of Ferraris ruined in Japan sportscar pileup TOKYO (AP) — An outing of luxury sportscar enthusiasts in Japan ended in an expensive freeway pileup — smashing a stunning eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini and two Mercedes. Police say they believe the accident Sunday was touched off when the driver of one of the Ferraris tried to change lanes and hit the median barrier. He spun across the freeway, and the other cars collided while trying to avoid hitting his car. Video of the crash aired by NTV, a major national network, showed several smashed, bright red Ferraris cluttering the freeway. No one was seriously injured, but

police in Yamaguchi prefecture said 10 people were treated for bruises and cuts. Police say 14 cars were involved altogether. The luxury cars were all in one place because they were being driven by a group of automobile enthusiasts on their way to nearby Hiroshima. “The accident occurred when the driver of a red Ferrari was switching from the right lane to the left and skidded,” said Mitsuyoshi Isejima, executive officer for Yamaguchi Prefecture’s Expressway Traffic Police unit. “It was a gathering of narcissists.” The drivers were aged between 37 and 60 years old, he said.

The person suspected of causing the accident, a 60-year-old self-employed man from Fukuoka prefecture, may face up to three months in jail or a fine of as much as 100,000 yen ($1,280), said Isejima.

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Good and bad finance news Colin Wilson

The good news first. The Cayman Islands Monetary colin.wilson@ieyenews.com Authority in their November magazine “The Navigator” had two headlines: “Cayman Continues Captive Growth” and “Formations Up 93 Percent”. Third quarter figures from the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority show the continued resilience of Cayman’s captive insurance sector. CIMA licensed 29 captive insurance companies in the first nine months of 2011, 14 more than during the same period in 2010. The total number of captives in the jurisdiction at 30 September 2011 stood at 730. Demonstrating a new benchmark, total premiums as at 30 September were reported at US$9.6 billion, the highest recorded in CIMA’s history. This compares to US$8.6 billion as at 31 December 2010 (12% increase). Total assets under management, as of 30 September 2011, were reported at US$58.3 billion, compared to US$57.9 billion as at 31 December 2010. CIMA’s Managing Director, Mrs. Cindy Scotland, commented: “This 93% increase in captive formations and close to $10 billion in premiums are indicators of the health of our captive insurance industry, despite the generally soft international insurance market conditions. In all of 2010 there were 25 new captives formed, so for our 2011 numbers to already be at 29, and with new applications pending, we anticipate this calendar year to reflect significant growth in new captives.” And the Cayman Islands has continued as the leading jurisdiction for health care captives. As at September 2011, health care was the primary line of business for 256 companies (35%). Workers’ compensation remained the second largest line of business with 157 companies (22%) providing this as their primary type of risk insured. Isn’t it nice to have some refreshingly good financial news when the economy is so bad and doom and gloom

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is the order of the day? Unfortunately my joy was short lived as two pieces of other news soon dampened down my euphoria. The first was Premier McKeeva Bush’s warning in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday (1) contained in his two hour plus strategic policy statement. He spoke of tighter public spending over the next few years in order to rebuild our cash reserves and warning of austere times ahead. The other piece of bad news was contained in the government’s Strategic Policy Statement (SPS) where the anticipated surplus of more than $12 million has now turned into a deficit of $4.5 million. However, in the premier’s speech he said he was expecting a surplus over the next financial years. The revised half year budget target has been raised to $511 million. Mr. Bush also mentioned his restrictions on borrowing by the UK by saying it was a “bitter pill to swallow.” It is always very hard to live within ones means but isn’t it prudent to do so especially in these difficult times? Our premier does make a good point when he says, “We have to start saving money. We have to save something; we have got to get to that point where the bills are paid and there is money in the bank.” There were no new solutions to solving the unemployment problem. He listed the proposed cruise port, Cayman Enterprise City, Narayana Health University, airport improvements and the ForCayman Investment Alliance saying they would help “our unemployment state and move towards full-employment” as long as they are not unduly hampered.” People could “scream and holler and accuse and say what they want” he said, “but the projects would put the country in good stead.” I have to ask my same old question. When is the talking going to stop and the action started? Now that would be good news!

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We continue our serialisation of Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson

Anne Part 84

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“To think of comparisons between different parts of this raw land of ours, as though they had especial characteristics of their own!” said Miss Vanhorn, looking for a seed. “You have not traveled much in this country, I presume,” said Dexter. “No, man, no. When I travel, I go abroad.” “I have never been abroad,” answered Dexter, quietly. “But I can see a difference between the people of Massachusetts and the people of South Carolina, the people of Philadelphia and the people of San Francisco, which is marked and of the soil. I even think that I can tell a Baltimore, Buffalo, Chicago, Louisville, or St. Louis family at sight.” “You go to all those places?” said Miss Vanhorn, half closing her eyes, and speaking in a languid voice, as if the subject was too remote for close   attention. “Yes. You are not aware that I am a business man.”   “Ah? What is it you do?” Said the old woman,   entire history, but who knew perfectly Dexter’s wanted to hear his own account   of himself. “I am interested in iron; that is, I have iron   mills, and—other things.”   things. Does that “Exactly; as you say—other mean politics?”   “Partly,” said Dexter, smiling.   “And oil?” “No. I have never had   any opportunity to coin gold with the Aladdin’s lamp found in Pennsylvania. There is no magic in any of my occupations; they are all regular and commonplace.” “Are you in Congress now?” “No; I was only there one term.” “A bore, isn’t it?” “Not to me.” “Congress is always a riot,” said Miss Vanhorn, still with her eyes closed. “I cannot agree with you,” said Dexter, his face taking on one of its resolute expressions. “I have small patience with those Americans who affect to be above any interest in the government of the country in which they live. It is their country, and they can no more alter that fact than they can change their plain grandfathers into foreign noblemen.” “Dear me! Dear me!” said Miss Vanborn, to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

carelessly. “You talk to me as if I were a mailbags, and when she learned that Anne was at Carly’s, she wrote immediately. “Have you mass-meeting.” LISTENING   “I beg your pardon,” said TITA   Dexter, his former seen Isabel Varce yet?” ran the letter. “And manner returning. “I forgot for the moment Rachel Bannert? The former is my dearest rival, the latter my deadliest friend. Use your eyes, I that no one is in earnest at Carly’s.” “By-the-way, how did you ever get in here?” beg. What amusement I shall have hearing your descriptions when I come! For of course Said Miss Vanhorn, with frank impertinence. “I came because I like to see all sides of you will make the blindest mistakes. However, society,” he replied, smiling down upon her a blind man has been known to see sometimes what other people have never discovered. How with amused eyes. “Give me your arm. You amount to is the Grand Llama? I conquered her at last, something,” said the old woman, rising. “We as I told you I should. With a high pressure of will walk up and down for a few moments; and, magnanimity. But it was all for my own sake; and now, behold, I am here! But you can study Anne, you can come too.” “I am almost sure that he is Helen’s Knight- the Bishop, the Poet, the Tenor, and the Knighterrant,” thought Anne. “And I like him errant in the flesh; how do you like the Knight?” “This place is a prison,” wrote Helen, again; very much.” A niece of Miss Vanhorn’s could not of course ���and I am in the mean time consumed with be slighted. The next day Isabel Varce came up curiosity to know what is going on at Carly’s. and talked a while; later, Mrs. Bannert and the Please answer my letters, and put the answers others followed. Gregory Dexter was with aunt away until I come; it is the only method I can and niece frequently; and Miss Vanhorn was think of by which I can get the aroma of each pleased to be very gracious. She talked to him day. Or, rather, not the aroma, but the facts; you herself most of the time, while Anne watched do not know much of aromas. If facts were ‘a the current of the new life round her. Other men divine thing’ to Frederick the Great (Mr. Dexter had been presented to her; and among them told me that, of course), they are certainly she thought she recognized the Chanting Tenor extremely solemn to you. Tell me, then, what and the Poet of Helen’s narratives. She could everybody is doing. And particularly the Bishop not write to Helen; the eccentric grandfather and the Knight-errant.” And Anne answered the letters faithfully, objected to letters. “Fools and women clog the mails,” was one of his favorite assertions. But telling everything she noticed, especially as to although Anne could not write, Helen could Dexter. Who the Bishop was she had not been smuggle letters occasionally into the outgoing able to decide.

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Watch your BMR

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Do you watch your BMR? I do and you should too. I can hear you saying, “What is Georgina talking about? BMR? What’s that? A motor bike? Something to do with the military? Some form of bio medical research?” No. Not even close. BMR stands for Basal Metabolic Rate, and is essentially an estimate of how many calories you would burn if you were to do nothing but rest for 24 hours. They represent the minimum amount of energy required to keep your body functioning including your heart beating, lungs breathing, and body temperature normal. In plants, different considerations apply. There are certain factors which affect how the BMR functions in each person. The release of energy in this state is sufficient only for the functioning of the body’s vital organs: the heart, lungs, nervous system, kidneys, liver, intestine, sex organs, muscles, and skin. Age: The BMR is higher in younger people. Clearly, with age, the metabolic rate slows, and so older people have a different BMR ratio than younger people with identical weight and height. Height. Taller people have, in generally, higher BMR’s than shorter humans. Body Composition: Although two people may weigh the same, they can have very different appearances. One person may have a lot of lean muscle tissue; another may have a lot of fat. Generally, as BMR calculations do not take into account what your composition is, this factor is not important when working out a BMR for calorie counting. It is also important to remember that fasting and starving can significantly reduce the BMR, so if you are calculating this in order to diet, be careful not too cut back

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too much. There are three major methods of working out your BMR. The first is known as the “General Calculation”. In this, the BMR is equal to your body weight in pounds, times by 10. For example, 200 lbs. times 10, equals 2000. This is fairly simple, and combined with a simple calculation for activity levels, should enable you to lose weight through calorie counting. However, this general calculation is an approximation method. In order to work out exactly how much you need to maintain your weight, and how much you need to loose, you need to try out different methods. A more sophisticated way of calculating BMR is known as the Harris Benedict Equation that was created in 1919. This involves two separate methods of calculation, depending upon the sex of the person involved. For a male the equation would be 66 + (13.7 x weight) + (5 x height) - (6.8 x age). So a 200 pound 27 year old man who is 5.10 will have a BMR of 4300. This is the amount he has to eat in order to maintain his current weight. If he wanted to lose weight, at an estimate of one pound a week just by diet, he would eat 3800. A

woman’s BMR score is revealed through the equation: 655 + (9.6 x weight) + (1.7 x height) - (4.7 x age). So a 200 pound 27 year old woman who is 5.10 will have a BMR of 2567.1. This is the amount that she would have to eat in order to maintain her weight. If she wanted to lose weight, again purely through diet, then she would reduce her intake by 500 (3,500 calories equals one pound) calories per day. This would make her intake 2067.1 per day. You can see the dramatic differences between the two weights, and also the difference between the General calculation, and the Harris-Benedict equation on the other. In practice, the Equation is the best device to work out a more accurate BMR for each person, and also allows the person to recalculate as his or her weight changes, so you are not always calculating the same amount. These formulae are based on body weight, which does not take into account the difference in metabolic activity between lean body mass and body fat. The third formula takes into account lean body mass and is called the Katch-McArdle formula: P = 370 + (21.6.LBM), where

LBM is the lean body mass in kg. According to this formula, if the woman in the example has a body fat percentage of 30%, her BMR would be 1263 kcal per day. If you feel that the Harris Benedict Equation nor the Katch-McArdle formula are not accurate enough for you, then you can also choose to measure your BMR in other ways, including the Underwater Weighing measurement, which is the gold standard for calculating body composition, and you can also do a Skinfold Measurement test, which measures fat folds around the waist, back and other areas. These are the most extreme versions of the BMR calculation spectrum. If that isn’t enough there is the Cunningham Formula that is used really to predict RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) – synonymous with Resting Energy Expenditure and does not require you to spend the night actually asleep. If you are an animal, however, Kleiber’s law relates the BMR for animals of different sizes and the observations indicate that the BMR is proportional to the 3/4 power of body mass. Warm blooded, cold blooded and unicellular organisms fit on different curves. to blog visit www.ieyenews.com


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Choose to be a trendsetter

Director of Youth Services Unit Katherine Whittaker

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“Choose to be a trendsetter” was the theme of the recent youth Leadership Training Workshop at the Marriott Beach Resort, put on by the Youth Services Unit and the National Youth Commission of the Cayman Islands. More than a hundred students from Cayman’s schools, many of whom are already involved in leadership, came to the day-long workshop which featured topics such as: “Take a Lead in Everyday Leadership,” “Leadership Styles,” and “Visioning.” Director of Youth Services Unit Katherine Whittaker was the first to address the students during the morning’s introductory session. “Everyone sitting in this room has potential for leadership. By the end of this day you should all understand what leadership is and what it is not,” she said. Minister of Youth, Mark Scotland said: “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there. As

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you are about to embark on today’s workshop I want you to consider this simple yet very powerful phrase. “Your rudder and your compass are your ethics and your values. These are not easily defined, but this workshop will help you to establish your own set of values.” Keynote speaker, Ormond Williams, CEO of Cayman National Bank, added: “Far too many of us complain about negative peer pressure – I prefer to concentrate on positive peer pressure.” He went on to describe the path in life that leads to character: “Out of struggle, integrity and a sense of purpose is born,” he said. “Let no one deceive you- it is OK to be different,” Mr. Williams continued, “We must engage ourselves when life provides an opportunity to make a difference - you cannot wait for someone else to lead the way.” Mr. Williams said that he didn’t understand the idea of drifting through life without direction: “Even at this young age you must have a plan. This plan can evolve with time, but you

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must have a plan,” he said. Mr. Williams went on to express his concern that too many people were prepared to settle for compromise: “You must have a passion to settle for nothing less than excellence in all areas of your life,” he said. “It really doesn’t matter how young or old you are, what is needed is to lead a life of good example. “Who you are is more important that what you are (your title) and what you have,” he said. Quoting from Dwight Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States, Mr. Williams said: “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible.” Attention to detail was always important, Mr Williams said. “Do ‘sweat the small stuff,’ - be stewards of fine detail.” During the concluding remarks of his address, Mr. Williams said: “When success comes, you should be gracious and humble. The last two words I leave with you are: Choose wisely.”

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Thanksgiving for the life of Derek Wight Colin Wilson colin.wilson@ieyenews.com

An overflowing packed St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Walkers Road was the setting for the Mass of Thanksgiving for the life of George Town businessman Derek Brian Wight who died at the age of 79. Mr. Wight was born in British Guiana (now Guyana), became a banker and was eventually transferred to the Cayman Islands where he met his wife, Marguerite McTaggart, daughter of one of Caymans’ heroes, Dr. Roy McTaggart and they had ten children together. Derek’s love of cricket (he came from a cricketing family) and the By-Rite Cricket team was formed with at one time half the side being filled with his children. He also was instrumental in starting the cricket league, the Cayman Islands football league and the Cayman Tennis Club where he was an avid tennis player. He sponsored a major road relay

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which cricket is played today. Derek joined the McTaggart family business and made it one of the largest group of businesses on Grand Cayman. By-Rites was Cayman’s first supermarket and his other stores were Bata Shoe Store, Tom-Sun Garage, McTaggart Appliance and Paint Store, Treasure Cove Duty Free and Walkers Road Texaco. He was founding member of Cayman National Bank, founding shareholder of both Jacques Scott and Cayman Distributors and a founding member of The Chamber of Commerce. He also developed the Eden Centre that was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan. Along with John Collins, Derek created a fund to build the Catholic Preparatory School. His beloved wife Marguerite, his children, grand children, great grandchildren, brothers and sisters, and other friends and family mourn his passing. Derek Wight will be missed. Rest in peace.

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Christmas Cracker – Personal Safety Week Personal Safety is this week’s theme in the RCIPS holiday safety initiative - Operation Christmas Cracker. Throughout the week officers from the RCIPS will be visiting community groups to provide personal safety tips and advice to help people stay safe during the festive season. Chief Inspector Angelique Howell, the operational commander of Christmas Cracker, said: “During the festive season people go out more and in many cases they drink a bit more than usual. We would urge everyone to be responsible and be safety conscious. The aim of this week’s activity is to reinforce the simple, common sense, steps that people can take to stay safe and crime free. But remember, this advice should be followed every day and night of the year, not just

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for Christmas!” The advice from the RCIPS is as follows: • Always let someone know where you are going - and when you will be back. • Always carry your cell phone and stay in touch. • If you are driving to and from an event, park in a well-lit area. • Always socialise in a group, never alone. • Never leave drinks unattended. • If you are drinking alcohol make sure you have a designated driver. • Never hitchhike or accept a ride from a stranger. • If someone makes an unwelcome approach to you do not become aggressive. Confidently and authoritatively tell him/ her to back off and leave you alone. • If the situation escalates call for help.

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Fosters remove all shark products Fosters Food fair has removed all shark products from its shelves which has been hailed a major boost to the marine environment. Trading in shark products damages shark populations but now a growing number of countries in the Caribbean are banning shark fishing and so helping to restore a healthy balance to their seas. Locally, Foster’s Food Fair is joining this regional trend by removing shark products from its shelves. This comes in addition to the many other steps Foster’s Food Fair has taken steps to help the environment: The company participates in the Cayman Become reusable shopping bag campaign to reduce the use of plastic bags and it has assisted research on Cayman’s sharks by sponsoring a tag for Coco the Tiger Shark. The information from the tag has helped the team from the Department of Environment, Marine Conservation International, Save Our Seas Foundation and the Guy Harvey Research Institute to better understand the movements of sharks in local waters. The team is studying the swimming patterns of the our larger sharks by tracking them both locally and regionally around the Caribbean Sea. Marine Conservation International (MCI)’s Dr. Mauvis Gore said “I am delighted that Foster’s Food Fair has taken such an important step for Cayman’s marine environment”.

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Dr. Gore is part of an international team from MCI and leads the shark research project in partnership with the Cayman Islands Department of Environment (DOE). The project is funded by the UK’s Overseas Territory Environment Programme (OTEP) and the Save Our Seas Foundation. DOE Deputy Director Tim Austin noted that “sharks are a vital part of the ocean’s food web, which in turn helps to keep our reefs healthy.” However, sharks are being lost at an astonishing rate both locally and globally. This is mainly to the Asian shark fin trade, but the demand for alternative health products such as shark cartilage is also adding to the problem. Shark cartilage has been thought to aid a number of ailments including treating cancer. But a

number of scientific studies have now shown that shark cartilage is not effective in halting the growth or spread of cancerous tumours. Similarly, there are no published experimental data to suggest unprocessed shark cartilage supplements are effective in the plethora of other conditions that they are used to treat. Unlike bony fish, sharks are very vulnerable to exploitation as they mature slowly, reproduce late in life and they are not very prolific, often only producing pups once every two years. By taking shark products off the shelves, Foster’s Food Fair helps our reefs to return to an ecological balance. Healthy reefs are not just vital to our tourist industry, but they are also important to fishermen for sustaining fish populations.

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Just about memories and me Part 1

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I am the last of NINE children (four sons and five daughters). Being the baby of the family I was very special, inasmuch as I was looked after, cared for and loved so much, not only by my parents but from my sisters and brothers as well. From an early age my father, who was Chief Inspector of Police and commanded respect from everyone, would hold me up in his big, strong arms and shower me with kisses. Then he would move me to his shoulders where he would leave me for minutes on end while he got on with his work or chat to someone. His shoulders were wide so I was very comfortable. I remember once, whilst on his shoulder, he was at one of his jobs as customs officer in the warehouse on the dock; a bee stung me on one of my eyes. I cried, of course, so I was lowered to the ground and fussed over with much concern showing on his face. My eye swelled so much I could not see out of it. Father was also in charge of the lighthouses on the four points of the island. Whenever he serviced the lighthouses I would drive with him in his chauffeur driven car. He would always put me right between his legs, again very comfortable and I felt very safe. His chauffeur was Mr. Ira Thompson, a very fine gentleman. There weren’t many cars on Grand Cayman then, but Mr. Ira had one and he became a VIP driver and later Cayman’s first taxi driver. In these trips to the lighthouses my father would always take time to stop and visit friends and acquaintances, which would always have heavy cake and coconut water to offer us for refreshments. This is where I got My liking for this particular cake and to this day I prefer this to light cake. I also love a glass of fresh milk. The beautiful friendship, which I witnessed between my father and these people would help mould me into the strong, loving and friendly

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person people tell me, I have become. Father was a good provider. Not only did he work four or five different jobs but also he paid someone to work his farm. Raising cattle, we had all the milk we needed. Fresh butter was always made from the milk and was a favourite with all of us. Breadkind (cassava, breadfruit, yams, papaya) was also farmed and shared with others. My mother was a good mother. She never wandered far from the home. She was the daughter of Roland Bodden, a ship builder. We were always sure to find her there when we were hungry and tired. She always made Sure she was there for us with good food cooked for us to eat and she saw To our every need. Funny, though, I don’t remember going to my mother very much with personal problems. I was only five years old when the Second World War broke out. My memories are only slight but vivid. I can remember my oldest brother, Ladner, who was at sea then, in his early twenties, coming home for a quick visit. My only recollection of him is in a hammock in my mother’s bedroom. He took my sister, Helen and me, in the hammock with him and was talking to us. What he said I can’t remember, but the important

“I am not a cancer patient but I have been attending the Cancer Society’s Survivor Dinners over the years with my wife. I appreciate how the Cayman Islands Cancer Society’s staff care for my wife who is a cancer survivor. I have a lot of respect for those people because they treat everyone with respect. They truly care for cancer patients.

part of that meeting has never left me even though I was only about six years old. He was a handsome man, very blond, with a sweet disposition and very kind. I remember him giving Helen and me a pack of gum to share between us. Now that might not sound like much of a gift, but in those days we didn’t see much chewing gum unless someone came from America. Ladner left shortly after that visit. He joined The British Merchant Navy but sadly in 1942 his ship was torpedoed, sank and he was lost at sea.

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Bag the plastic and become green Building on this success and to ensure that people keep the good habit going, the Corporate Green Team Network is launching a next phase – with a new twist: Starting this Saturday, 10 December, every second Saturday of every month, supermarkets will remove all plastic shopping bags pressing shoppers to either bring their own bags from home or purchase environmentallyfriendly, re-usable bags. “We are confident that this next step will be supported by shoppers who recognize the importance of protecting the environment for current and future generations,” said Network member Wendy Williams. The Corporate Green Team was formed in June 2009 when Deloitte and the Sustainable Development Unit of the Department of Environment (DoE) struck up a partnership to promote and support increasing awareness and implementation

Following the ground-breaking success of last year’s plastic bag reduction campaign, Cayman BECOME is now embarking on another round of campaigning to further reduce the use of plastic bags on the Islands. Last year’s drive saw Foster’s, Hurley’s and Kirk supermarkets replacing all non-degradable plastic shopping bags with biodegradable plastic versions while also introducing a charge of 5 cents per bag. Phase I of the campaign specifically promoted the use of reusable shopping bags instead of plastic and encouraged members of the community to bring their own reusable bags when they shop, in support of the campaign. This slashed the number of plastic bags ending up in the landfill each month, with an initial reduction of up to 80% of the number of plastic bags being sold in the supermarkets. It has also led to many spin-off projects funded by the ‘plastic bag money’, including a recent $20,000 donation to fight lionfish.

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of environmental projects and sustainability initiatives in the Cayman Islands. The Network’s main aims are to offer members support in environmentally responsible and

sustainable practices in the workplace, to generate new ideas and to pool efforts in sharing these experiences with a wider audience. Members are also committed to pursuing particular sustainability issues together outside of their “Green Team” internal groups, which they feel could make a difference in encouraging environmental responsibility and sustainability in the community as a whole. As a first project, the Network launched its plastic bag reduction campaign. Since then, the Network has also started an aluminium can recycling programme following the idea of a KPMG network member. Currently, three condo developments - George Town Villas, Emerald Beach Club and Cayman Crossing – are onboard. They each have installed special recycling bins, with local company, Recycling Services, collecting the cans and sending them off island for recycling.

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The dangers of cheap dive watches Georgina Wilcox georgina.wilcox@ieyenews.com

Why would anyone buy a cheap dive watch? Do they have a death wish? Hopefully they mean they want an inexpensive watch that meets the demands of scuba diving. The word cheap brings to mind characteristics of not just inexpensive, but low, or questionable quality of a ‘throwaway’ nature. If your dive watch stops working while you’re at 110 feet of depth, and you don’t notice right away, it could kill you. That may sound farfetched, but if you were depending on it as your primary timing device you have lost the means

for accurately knowing your nodecompression limits. If you ended up unknowingly exceeding those limits and then surfaced, it’s very likely you would suffer some degree of the bends i.e. decompression illness (DCI). DCI is where the nitrogen in your blood forms tiny bubbles that can get trapped. If they happen to

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become trapped in your brain, odds are, you’ll die. At best, they may get lodged in a joint causing severe pain, or perhaps crippling. Obviously it makes no sense whatever to chance serious injury because one wants to be cheap. Open water scuba certification instructors nearly always suggest you ought to be spending as much

as you can possibly afford on your gear. The most significant is because your lives depended on it. So if what you really want is a watch for scuba diving that is reliable, rugged enough for the demands on it, yet reasonable in price, then great. That makes a lot more sense than going for ‘cheap’ disposable, and deadly.

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Cayman Islands Cancer Society Presentation Synopsis 1. Breast Cancer – What You Need To Know

PART 1

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

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and it can also strike men. Find out what you need to know - what it is, risk factors and how to reduce the likelihood of developing it, signs and symptoms, screening recommendations and more.

2. Cancer Prevention – The Seven Steps to Cancer Risk Reduction Cancer is one of the most common diseases in the world today but did you know that you could reduce your risk of developing cancer by changing your lifestyle? Attend this presentation and find out the steps you can take to reduce your cancer risk. 3. Colorectal Cancer – What You Need To Know

This talk will give you all the facts about colorectal cancer – what it is, risk factors and how to reduce the likelihood of developing it, signs and symptoms, screening recommendations and more. Don’t die of embarrassment – attending this talk could save your life! Talks on other types of cancer are also offered. Please see tomorrows paper for part 2

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Platt hails Nasri after five star display Paul Kennedy paul.kennedy@ieyenews.com

David Platt hailed Samir Nasri’s display in the 5-1 win over Norwich City and then warned Blues fans not to expect a goals avalanche every week. Five strikes from a quintet of different players took the home side’s tally for this Premier League season to 48 well on the way to a record. But the Manchester City first team coach urged caution in the goal stakes after the seventh home win in domestic competition this season. “Can we get 100 goals?” he mused in answer to a question from the postmatch press conference. “The answer is that it is irrelevant. It is the points that we need. “We just need to keep winning and if it is by scoring one and not conceding any then we will take it. It is three points just the same. People think that we can keep scoring four, five and six per game but football isn’t like that. As for Nasri, the coach felt that the Frenchman was on top of his game. “Samir looked very bright, the goalkeeper will probably not be happy with it but it was a great ball in and we got runner across the face of goal,” said Platt. “When Samir plays with that zest and looks as though he wants to hurt teams he is a real force to be reckoned

Samir Nasri is enjoying life at Manchester City

with. We have not been disappointed with him this season at all.” And the final word was about, almost inevitably, Mario Balotelli. “A goal from a foot counts for the same as one from 30-yards,” he declared. “That goal was a simple finish in the end but the build-up was well crafted. “David Silva, Gael Clichy, Yaya and Adam Johnson all played a big part in it.” Manchester United kept on the coat tails of their neighbours with a 1-0 win at Aston Villa.

Chelsea’s Didier Drogba who opened the scoring against Newcastle

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Chelsea returned to winning ways putting three past Newcastle without reply. Didier Drogba, who opened the scoring in their win, said Chelsea must stick together to overcome their problems. “You have to remember it’s the manager’s first season in the Premier League, it’s not easy for him and it isn’t easy for the players or the club,” said Drogba. “But everything is coming together for the manager. He can deal with any pressure. You don’t rise to his level in coaching if you are not strong. “Yes we’ve been in a difficult moment but you have to stick together and make sure that, when we are on the pitch, we are all pulling in the same direction. That’s what we are doing right now and it’s great to see. Against Newcastle we looked more like the Chelsea of old, doing the simple things well. You create your own luck sometimes but that only comes from the whole team being in a really positive state of mind. We’ll have more bad moments but, if we stay together, good things will come along.” Tottenham put three past Bolton, Blackburn beat Swansea 4-2, Arsenal put four past Wigan and QPR were held 1-1 at West Brom. On Sunday, Sunderland’s new manager Martin O’Neill watched from the stands as his side lost 2-1 against Wolves. Everton were beaten 1-0 at home to Stoke City.

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Cayman Marathon in pictures... Christopher Tobutt christopher.tobutt@ieyenews.com

Continued from page 24 Over 100 full-marathon runners took part in the event, with more than four times that number taking part in the half-marathon. The British Bulldogs were the winning team in the relay, with a time of 2:55:44, and the African Wild Dogs came second, with a time of 3:06.03. Both teams were competing in the Male category.

The third team in the relay section was Walkers Running in the Corporate category. Ogier Girls, the first female team to finish, came in at number 11 with a time of 3:41:58 Three took part in the wheelchair half-marathon this year, with Brian Siemann coming first with a time of 55:35.8, Rayan Chalmers coming second with 55:40.8 and Amanda McGrory coming third with 55:41.8

Photos by Christopher Tobutt

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Finally, a win for Tiger Woods THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The birdie putt on the final hole to win. The sweeping fist pump. The red shirt. It all looked so familiar Sunday afternoon in the Chevron World Challenge, where Tiger Woods ended a drought that once would have seemed inconceivable. He went 749 days and 26 tournaments without winning as he tried to repair his image, his personal life and a golf game that used to be the best in the world. When the final birdie putt from 6 feet disappeared into the cup, Woods swept his arm across the air, yelled through the din of the gallery and slammed his fist in a celebration that was a long time coming. He birdied the last two holes for a 3-under 69 and won against an 18-man field at Sherwood Country Club. It was a two-man race against former Masters champion Zach Johnson over the final hour. Even so, winning is all that ever mattered to Woods — now perhaps more than ever before. “Any different?” Woods asked about his win. “It feels great. Kind of hard for me to elaborate beyond that. I know it’s been awhile, but for some reason, it feels like it hasn’t. As far as making the putt and the feeling afterward, I think I was screaming something. But it was just that I won the golf

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tournament. I pulled it off with one down, two to go. “To go birdie-birdie is as good as it gets.” The last time Woods won was Nov. 15, 2009, at the Australian Masters for his 82nd title worldwide, and his seventh win that year, back when winning at least looked routine for him. Twelve days later, Woods crashed his car into a fire hydrant outside his Florida home, and stunning revelations of extramarital affairs soon emerged. It cost him his impeccable image, his marriage and four major sponsors. He has added three sponsors in the last five months. He showed signs of coming back with nine solid rounds in the wind in Australia, finishing third at the Australian Open and delivering the clinching point for the Americans in the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne. It wasn’t clear if Woods was elated or relieved, whether he felt satisfied or vindicated. It didn’t really matter to him. “It just feels awesome, whatever it is,” he said. A two-shot lead on the back nine had turned into a one-shot deficit as Woods faced a 15-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole. He thought Johnson’s birdie putt was going in until it stayed just high of the hole. Woods adjusted his line ever

so slightly and drained the putt to pull even going to the 18th. From 158 yards in the middle of the fairway, Woods hit 9-iron that landed on the slope and rolled down to easy birdie range. If this win felt different than the last one, Woods wasn’t saying. “They all feel good,” he said. “They’re not easy. People don’t realize how hard it is to win golf tournaments. I’ve gone on streaks where I’ve won golf tournaments in a row, but still ... I don’t think I’ve taken it for granted. And I

know because of how hard it is.” Johnson had done just about everything right on the back nine — a tough birdie putt on the 13th to tie for the lead, a spectacular pitch from the putting surface, over a ridge to 4 feet to escape with par, and a 12-foot birdie on the 16th to take the lead. He had a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th that never had a chance, and stood to the side watching a familiar sight — Woods making clutch shots at the end of a tournament to win. “I felt normal, felt very comfortable,” Woods said. “I’ve been here so many times that, you know, I just feel very comfortable being here in this position. Was I nervous? Absolutely. Always nervous in that position. But it’s a comfortable feeling, and I enjoy being in that position. For some reason, it’s kind of a comfort to be in there with a chance to win.” Woods won the Chevron World Challenge, which he hosts for his foundation, for the fifth time. He finished at 10-under 278 and donated the $1.2 million to his foundation.

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New winner for Cayman Marathon Photos by Christopher Tobutt

Justin Grunewald came first this year

Christopher Tobutt christopher.tobutt@ieyenews.com

Justin Grunewald from Merrifield, Virginia came first in the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon, with a time of two hours, 36 minutes and 23.9 seconds, preventing fellow Virginian, Steve Speirs who won two years running, from completing his hat-trick. Mr Speirs nevertheless

finished second, with a time of 2:57:17. The first woman over the finish line was Cayman’s own Beth Schreader with a time of 3:14:28 Around a thousand participants flocked to the start of the race start (which also served as the finishline) in front of Breezes by the Bay in George Town. They could choose between full marathon, half marathon, and 4-person, and

wheelchair divisions. The route took runners from Breezes along South Church Street, Old Prospect road, and to Prospect Point, where the runners turned around to face the grueling run back all the way to Breezes, but with a detour down Walkers Road on the return journey, with those who opted for the full marathon having to do it all over again. Continued on page 22

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