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LONDON 2012: 1 year to go until the Paralympics

ImageIn just under a year from now the 2012 Paralympics will begin in London.  And I’m confident that the UK will put on the most amazing show. London 2012 will be my fourth Paralympics but the most special by far as someone born and raised in South London. I’m convinced it will be the best Paralympics ever.

I caught the racing bug when I was really young competing in wheelchair races from the age of 8. I started off representing my school, then my area of London and then I raced in the London mini-marathon. I made my international debut at 14.

Etana announces essay competition winners

ImageHitting the ground running as she returned to the island, reggae star Etana spent the weekend reading the hundreds of entries to the 'Be Strong, Be Free' essay competition.
Etana, who landed in Jamaica after a European tour and a string of North American appearances, led a panel that consisted of Andre Morris, Ronnie Sutherland and Brandon Allwood.
Sutherland, who is a former teacher, is the current vice president of marketing at CVM TV, while Morris is a member of Etana's team with a degree in education. Allwood is a member of the artiste's public relations team and a recipient of the Prime Minister's National Award in Journalism.

OECS Director-General Congratulates Kirani James on Outstanding Athletic Accomplishment

Image(OECS Secretariat, Castries, St. Lucia, August 31st 2011)  – Dr. Len Ishmael, Director-General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) adds her voice to the chorus of praise that has come from the people of the Eastern Caribbean as they share the proud moment of victory won by Grenada’s Kirani James in Tuesday’s 400 metre race at the World Athletic Championships in Daegu, South Korea.   

The Director-General, in a letter to the Hon. Tillman Thomas, Prime Minister of Grenada, asked him to “convey the warmest congratulations of the staff of the Secretariat and of myself to Kirani, his parents, the technical and support personnel involved in his preparation, and to the Government and People of Grenada”.

ADVISORY: Limited State of Emergency

1.Soldiers will exercise powers enjoyed by police during the period of the Limited State of Emergency:
- Search and seizure powers enhanced because you don’t need a search warrant
- Powers of arrest and detention are included; they will be able to arrest but will hand over detainees to police.
2.Police can arrest and detain for up to 24 hours after which a magistrate, or assistant superintendent (or higher), will be able to add an extra 7 days
- No bail for those arrested during the State of Emergency; courts no longer will have the power to grant bail.
3.You must comply with all requests by police to stop for search and seizure protocols
- A special 3-person tribunal will be set up by Chief Justice to oversee and adjudicate all possible cases of abuse of power

Smiths Detection Supplies Cayman Islands with the Most Advanced Customs Screening Technology in the

LAVAL, Canada--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Smiths Detection today announced its largest contract to date with the Cayman Islands Customs Department -- high energy X-ray cargo inspection systems to cut the flow of weapons, narcotics and contraband in and out of the country.

The HCVM, which uses viZual™ threat identification technology, distinguishes between organic and inorganic substances by using color-coded material discrimination. This allows the detection of narcotics and other suspect substances hidden in standard commercial shipments. Coupled with other HI-SCAN Cargo Inspection Systems, the full array of scanners will help reduce the need for manual inspections by showing customs officials that goods in containers match those declared on the manifest.

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