Archive for November 19th, 2011

Much loved local pastor dies after long illness

| 19/11/2011 | 41 Comments

Pastor al new.jpg(CNS): The pastor of the Agape Church in George Town and chair of the Constitutional Commission, Pastor Al Ebanks, has passed away after a long illness. The much loved pastor who will be sorely missed, not just by his parishioners but the whole community, was equally well known for his work on the country’s constitution as he was for his work in the church and the wider community. Pastor Al died on Friday evening sometime around 7pm and his death was announced by his Constitutional Commission colleague, Wil Pineau, at the national health conference on Saturday. Among his very many public roles Pastor Al was a former chair of the Health Services Authority and remained a director.

On Saturday the Cayman Ministrer's Association  said: "We give grateful thanks to the Lord for the gift and privilege of knowing such a good shepherd and guide, having him as our friend and benefiting from his outstanding leadership."

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UK public official gets six years for corruption

| 19/11/2011 | 15 Comments

(Bloomberg): A London court clerk who admitted asking for bribes to help clear suspects of speeding tickets was sentenced to six years in prison. Munir Patel, who worked as an administrative clerk at Redbridge Magistrates’ Court in the Ilford neighbourhood of London, was convicted of misconduct in a public office under the UK bribery act. Judge Alistair McCreath in London said Patel’s misconduct lasted over a year and involved at least 53 cases in which traffic offenders were able to avoid fines, points on their license or disqualification. “Your only motivation in doing this was financial reward and it was significant indeed — at least £20,000,” McCreath said.

“That is why I described these offenses as very serious. They caused great harm and involved high culpability on your part.”

Patel pleaded guilty last month to requesting and receiving abribe under a new U.K. law, which took effect in July, and to misconduct in public office.

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Killa triumphs in important Miami fight

| 19/11/2011 | 39 Comments

Killa.jpg(CNS): Cayman’s boxing champ, Charles ‘Killa’ Whittaker, has won himself a shot at a world title after winning and important elimination fight in Miami last night. Whittaker beat Miami’s Giorbis Barthelemy in a unanimous decision after twelve rounds. 37-year-old Whittaker won on two of the judges’ scorecards, 117-111 and 116-112 in the IBF junior-middleweight fight which took place at the Miami Airport Convention Centre on Friday, 18 November. This is Killa’s 14 consecutive win and now puts him in a position to fight for a world middle weight title. (Photo by Kelly Robyn Photography, courtesy of local boxing blog lightninglewison.com)

Speaking ahead of the fight with the Miami Herald, Whittaker said he had had worked a long and hard time for the opportunity. “I like Giorbis Barthelemy; he’s a friend. But I am not going to let him piggy-back off of me. I am going to win because I know where this fight can lead me,” he said

See Miami Herald feature about Killa here

Read more about the fight at lightninglewison.com

See more great pictures on Kelly Robyn Photography Facebook page.

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