Vybz Kartel

Jailed entertainer Adidjah 'Vybz Kartel' Palmer was reportedly rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indiesunder heavy police guard after complaining of pains in his side on Monday. Sources close to the entertainer told Loop News that the entertainerreportedly has a kidney infection. "He had been complaining of feeling pains since Wednesday and had been examined by the medical staff at the Tower Street facility, but yesterday evening, he began complaining again, and he was finally takento UWI hospital," a reliable sourcetold Loop News. Theartiste is now awaiting the result of tests conducted on himand is being treated for the kidney infection, the source said. "Needless to say, his family is concerned about his health," the sourcesaid. Kartel is serving a life sentence for the murder of associateClive 'Lizard' Williams. Despite being behind bars for nearly six years, his music still dominates the local airwaves.

Search and rescue workers remove a painting from a felled office building brought down by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, as others raise their arms as a sign for people to maintain silence during their search for survivors in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

The Latest on Mexico's earthquake (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Mexican authorities say the death toll from Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake has reached 318, with more than half of those in the capital. Civil Defense chief Luis Felipe Puente reported Sunday morning on Twitter that 180 people died in the capital. There were also 73 deaths in Morelos state, 45 in Puebla, 13 in the State of Mexico, six in Guerrero and one in Oaxaca.

The Customs Department is expected to roll out the first phase in its business modernisation and refining process come November 1, 2017. The first phase of the modernization process is expected to make it easier for importers to clear goods electronically. As part of the new initiative, importers will be able to submit entry declarations and other requirements remotely; which is expected dramatically shorten the time it takes for authorities to process documents. “This will be the first phase of the business modernisation and refining process that Customs will embark on over the next three years. This initiative is aimed at delivering excellent customer service and more efficient trade facilitation for importers in the Cayman Islands,” said Collector of Customs,Charles Clifford. The new process is to be made available to traders who have registered with Customs. According to the department, training will be made available to these registered traders from September 19 toSeptember 29. “After that, training in the use of our online portal will continue in-house for medium to small-scale traders, and especially individuals who import goods via sea or air. Also, using a selected group of traders, we will be conducting testing of the new system before it is launched,” said Deputy Collector of Customs, Kevin Walton. The new process has undergone testing for several months, with the Customs noting that its staff have not only been fully trainedbut are anxious and "ready for the roll-out of phase one". “Very early in this process we engaged stakeholders, public and private, and I am pleased to report that there is very good support for this initiative which has been designed to expedite the clearance of imported goods while maintaining effective strategies to identify high risk imports,” added Clifford. However, the Collector of Customs did caution that,"As with any change process, there will be some initial teething problems as our staff and our Customers get used to the changed environment. We ask our customers for their patience as we seek to modernise our processes to serve you better." As for the other aspects modernization process, the Deputy Collector of Customs, Walton explained thatthe change is tobe implemented in five phases. “The final aim is for Customs to transition to a paperless environment that will allow users to submit their importation declarations and do business via electronic means,”Walton said. “Using technologywill comprehensivelyexpand and streamline the business the department conducts. To complement this process, it is intended to amend the Customs Law and Customs Tariff Law during the modernisation process,” he added.

Trix is back to its old tricks: The colourful cereal will once again be made with artificial dyes and flavours, nearly two years after they were banished from the cereal. Food maker General Mills said Thursday that Classic Trix will return to supermarket shelves in October. But it will also continue to sell the version without artificial colours and flavours. "We heard from many Trix fans that they missed the bright vibrant colours and the nostalgic taste of the classic Trix cereal," said spokesman Mike Siemienas, explaining the move, which was firstreportedby The Wall Street Journal. In early 2016, General Mills switched to using natural sources for colour, such as turmeric, strawberries and radishes. Its hope was that the change would appeal to parents who are increasingly concerned about what ingredients are in their food. But the cereal lost its famous neon colors, and the blue and green pieces had to go because the company couldn't find natural replacements. General Mills Inc. said it is also working on bringing back another fan favourite: Trix made in shapes of fruits, which it stopped selling a decade ago to return to round pieces. The Minneapolis-based company said about 90 percent of its cereals, including Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs and Golden Grahams, are still made with no artificial flavors or colours.

National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA) representatives will visit Cayman Brac Wednesday through Friday (September27-29 2017) to hold workshops and meet with both jobseekers and employers. NWDA representatives will assist with online registration for their Job Link Programme from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and until 2 p.m. on Friday at the DLP Office, 256 Creek Road. NWDA will also host a workshop on stress management from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and one on how to start your job search from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. Appointments to meet with a NWDA representatives can be made in advance.

In recognition of International Peace Day, The Family Resource Centre (FRC) has invited the public to partake in their social media campaign. This year’s theme is, “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”. The FRC on Thursday invited Caymanians to take part in their Facebook challenge, by posting comments and pictures of themselves and others in the community carrying out random act of kindness. In sharing good will gestures, Caymanians are reminded to use the hashtag, #peacedaycallengecayman2017 “Today’s observance is a wonderful opportunity for us all to consciously promote peace, to take time out of our busy schedules to do a random act of kindness and to reflect on the victims of this active hurricane season,” said the Minister of Health, Environment, Culture & Housing, Dwayne Seymour. The FRC through its social media challenge hopes to raise public awareness and encourage participation in working together towards creating a society of respect, safety and dignity for all who have gone through tragic experiences A Minute of silence will also be observed at 12 p.m by the FRC and will be a practical act of quiet reflection, which will honour victims who have lost their lives due to hostility or through natural disasters in the region like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.


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