A Canadian, 30-year-old Ailive McDonald of North Service Road, Grimbsy in the North American country, who was staying at a hotel in Rose Hall, St James,has been missing sinceTuesday, October 16. McDonald is of brown complexion, stout built, with a large tattoo on his neck. He is about 193 centimetres (six feet four inches) tall. Reports from the Barrett Town police in St James are that McDonaldwas last seen at about8:16.p.m. wearing a white T-shirt and a pants. All efforts to contact him since then have been unsuccessful. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Ailive McDonald is being asked to contact the Barrett Town police at 876-953-7899, the police 119 emergency number, or the nearest police station.

A Trinidadian Radio talk show host Ricardo ‘Gladiator’ Welch wasshot dead at his home on Friday. According to Loop TT,initial reports indicate that Welch was shot near his Santa Cruz home on Friday morning. According to preliminary information, around 9:45 this morning, residents of Parang Boulevard, Santa Cruz heard loud explosions. Upon investigating they discovered Welch’s body which bore several gunshot wounds.


Island Taste is one of afew local businesses that will operate inside the Owen Roberts International Airport’s new food court, which is part of a larger airport renovation project scheduled to be completed later this year. The CIAA made the revelation on Wednesday, following an article by another news outlet, about the winning bidders who will operate in the new retail, duty-free and food & beverage locations. The locations will primarily be featured in the expanded departures hall within the new food court and shopping gallery, as part of the Airport’s redevelopment and expansion project. The food court will include dining options by Wendy’s, Subway, Island Taste and The Brew Hut. Retail and duty-free shopping will be provided by Kirk Freeport, Last Chance Island Souvenirs, Bodden Freeport, Tortuga Rum Co., Jacques Scott, Island Jewellers and Churchill Cigars. Works to fit-out the new locations began earlier this month with the opening of the new concessions, becoming available in phases, over the next few months. “Travelers to and from Owen Roberts International Airport can look forward to a myriad of enhancements and amenities over the next several months as we move closer to completing this multi-phased project to better serve our guests and to offer them a world-class airport experience,” said CIAA CEO Albert Anderson. Substantial completion of the Airport project is slated for December 2018 and will also include the addition of a children’s play area, mothers’ nursing station, digital flight information displays, common-use self-service kiosks, 39 check-in counters and nine departure gates. The expansion will almost triple the Airport’s size from 77,000 to 208,000 square feet, accommodating 2.5 million passengers per year.

German law enforcement authorities added another chapter to Volkswagen's diesel scandal Tuesday by fining the company's luxury division Audi 800 million euros ($925 million) for selling cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests. Prosecutors in Munich said Tuesday that the fine was imposed because Audi management neglected its oversight duties in selling cars with engines made by it and group partner Volkswagen that did not conform to legal limits on harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides. The case covered some 4.9 million Audi cars sold in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere between 2004 and 20018. In September 2015, parent company Volkswagen admitted rigging some 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide with software that enabled them to pass U.S. emissions tests even though emissions in real driving were much higher. Nitrogen oxides can make existing lung disease worse, contribute to the development of asthma and increase susceptibility to respiratory infections, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The European Environmental Agency estimated that nitrogen oxides were responsible for around 75,000 premature deaths in the European Union in 2014. The prosecutors' statement said the resolution of the case did not affect a related investigation of individuals. Former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler remains in jail while prosecutors investigate individual involvement in the diesel scandal. Volkswagen has paid more than $30 billion in fines, settlements and recall costs since the scandal broke. Former CEO Martin Winterkorn and other executives face criminal charges in the United States, though they cannot legally be extradited. Two Volkswagen executives were sent to prison in the U.S. Prosecutors said the failure of proper corporate oversight by Audi AG enabled deliberate wrongdoing by individuals. It said 5 million euros of the fine was imposed for the oversight failure and 795 million represented Audi's forfeiture of economic gains from the violation, including profits from selling the cars, competitive advantages, and savings on the costs of producing vehicles that actually would have conformed to legal requirements. Audi said it would not contest the fine. It said the amount would mean that the division would "significantly undercut" its financial targets for the current year. "Audi accepts the fine and, by doing so, admits its responsibility," the company said in a statement. A similar 1 billion-euro fine was imposed on Volkswagen by prosecutors in Braunschweig in June. Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on Google Play Store:http://bit.ly/GetALoop Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store: http://bit.ly/GetiLoop


Marc Johnson joins the Truman Bodden Law School, having previously taught at the University of Bristol. Marc lectures in Tort, Land, and Jurisprudence on the undergraduate programmes and in Dispute Resolution on the Masters programme. Marc has a Law degree, Master of Laws, a Professional Certificate in effective Practice in Youth Justice, is currently writing for a PhD, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Before returning to academia, Marc oversaw a human resources and governance department, and litigated for public bodies. Alongside these roles, Marc also led a child protection and safeguarding department for a large youth organisation in the UK. Marc’s recent publication considers, amongst other things, the constitutional relationship between Bermuda and the United Kingdom, and Marc has also written opinion pieces on the Sovereignty of Parliament, and presented at conferences on the topic of corporate killing and international law. A qualified solicitor and experienced higher education professional, Kerry Lewis joins the TBLS team as a Lecturer, having spent over a decade as a legal academic at Aberystwyth University in Wales. As well as an excellent track record in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, she also brings her prior experience of legal professional practice to deliver a range of subjects across our LLB and PPC programmes here in Cayman. A keen diver and underwater photographer, Kerry’s legal research interests focus on the challenges of delivering effective marine conservation, and in her spare time she plans to make the most of the fantastic opportunities for diving in our waters. Andrew Perkins joins the Law School as one of our new Senior Lecturers in Law. Andrew joins us from the UK having been the Assistant Progamme Leader for the Bar Professional Training Course for aspiring Barristers at BPP University in London. Andrew studied at the University of Wales at Swansea and Cardiff and practiced in the UK in the fields of Company and Banking Litigation before moving in to academia. Andrew will teach Civil Litigation and Evidence, Legal Skills and Cayman Statute Law on the PPC. Banking and Insolvency Law on our LLM Course and Intellectual Property to our Undergraduates. Dr. Derek O’Brien joins the Law School as a Senior Lecturer in Law from Oxford Brookes University where he was a Reader in Public Law. This is Derek’s second term of appointment at the Law School, having previously taught here between 1998-2001. It was during this period that Derek developed an interest in Caribbean constitutional law and the law of small jurisdictions. He has since published numerous articles and given numerous conference presentations on these topics. In 2015 he published a monograph on the Constitutional Law Systems of the Caribbean (Hart Publishing) and is the co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Constitutions (Oxford University Press). In addition to his teaching responsibilities at the Law School Derek is looking forward to developing his research and is currently working on a paper on the Caribbean approach to constitutional interpretation.

The Department of Environment over the weekend called on residents to be mindful of how they discarded fishing equipment. The call came as a sea turtle had become entangled in discarded fishing line on Saturday in North Sound. A member of the public who spotted the turtle noted that it was a juvenile Hawksbill and that it was having difficulty breaking free from the discarded material. However, the resident couldn’t manage to assist the turtle. Two DoE officers responded and freed the juvenile turtle, releasing it back into the sea in the Rum Point channel. While this incident had a positive outcome, DoE conservation officers noted that they are still seeing far too many sea creatures becoming entangled in bundles of discarded fishing line. “The conservation officers who responded Saturday pulled in a lot of fishing line from the water,” said Mark Orr, DoE chief conservation officer. “This is another reminder to the public to please recycle fishing line, rather than just tossing it away,” he added. DoE Research Officer Janice Blumenthal said entanglement in discarded fishing line is one of the most serious threats to juvenile turtles in Cayman. “Fishing line is nearly invisible underwater and causes drowning and severe injuries, such as flipper amputations. Even if unwanted fishing line is sent to the landfill, it can continue to entangle birds and other animals. Fishing line takes more than 600 years to degrade,” said Blumenthal. The DoE maintains close to forty recycling bins for discarded fishing line around the three islands for the past several years and advises fishermen and other members of the public to use those bins, rather than simply casting their old or used lines on the beach or into the sea. Most public boat-launching ramps have a fishing line recycling bin and many fishing stores and dive shops have the bins as well. The DoE also used the opportunity to thank the member of the public who called for assistance in rescuing the juvenile turtle from a life-threatening situation and further encouraged anyone seeing a turtle in danger around the islands to contact the DoE immediately.