September 24, 2017

Another exciting competition [Cayman Islands receive gold medal]

From Barbados Today It is always amazing to leave the culinary arena after the finals of the Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge (CJDC) competition and return a mere few hours later to a glitzed-up, glamourized and beautifully decorated space, befitting the event’s Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony. It is almost as if by magic, the chef […]

Jamaica, T&T to acquire relief ship

From Jamaica Gleaner Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that discussions have been held with his counterpart in Trinidad and Tobago about co-sponsoring a ship that will provide relief to Caribbean nations during times of emergencies. Responding to Member of Parliament for Central Kingston Ronald Thwaites, who pointed to the need for such a vessel […]

Cayman Islands support teams remain in BVI and Anguilla

We’ve already seen and heard some early indications of the devastation that Hurricane Maria has caused to the island of Dominica.   This is a very dangerous storm which will later today pass through our Overseas Territory neighbours. Premier Alden McLaughlin said “we’ve been carefully watching Maria’s progress and have been in constant communication with both […]

Recipe of the week

Recipe: Spaghetti Squash with Asparagus, Ricotta, Lemon, and Thyme By Dana Velden From The Kitchn Never has it tasted so good to be straddled between winter and spring until now. Fresh stalks of asparagus mingle with a healthy dose of lemon and thyme to hint at spring’s arrival, while this vegetarian supper is anchored with […]

Heartbreak in wake of Irma [Cayman Islands media officer reminisces)

By Val Sweeney From Inverness Courier A FORMER Inverness journalist now living in the Caribbean has spoken of her heartbreak at the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Irma across the region’s chain of islands. Catherine MacGillivray, media officer for the Cayman Islands Government, previously worked for Scottish Provincial Press which publishes the Inverness Courier and the […]

USS Lincoln heads home after Irma relief effort

By MarEx From The Maritime Executive The U.S. Navy has ordered the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln to return to Norfolk, Virginia after a one-week mission to provide aid to the Florida Keys. The Keys were hit hard by Hurricane Irma, and the work is far from complete; USS Iwo Jima, USS New York and USS […]

BVI disaster management department issues first post-hurricane report

September 14, 2017 ROAD TOWN, BVI — The British Virgin Islands Department of Disaster Management issued its first post-hurricane report on Wednesday: 1. The event Hurricane Irma, a destructive category 5, impacted the territory on September 6, 2017, with winds of 185 mph causing widespread damage to the road infrastructure, housing stock, ports, telecommunications, electrical […]

Airmen provide humanitarian relief to Caribbean Islands

By Airman 1st Class JaNae Capuno, 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs From US Air Force MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho (AFNS) — Airmen across the U.S. came together to support the Hurricane Irma relief effort, Sept. 12, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base. The 437th Airlift Wing out of Joint Base Charleston, South […]

In Irma recovery, Caribbean Islands on unequal footing

BY GREG SCRUGGS From Americas Quarterly Storm devastation is partly a matter of chance. But the islands’ kaleidoscope of governing structures will affect how they rebuild. As Hurricane Irma blew through the Caribbean last week, it passed over a mishmash of full-fledged nations, overseas territories, and quasi-independent jurisdictions that reflect the varied legacies of colonial […]

Caribbean response expands; Food delivered to St. Martin

From Samaritan’s Purse IN THE WAKE OF HURRICANE IRMA, SAMARITAN’S PURSE IS BRINGING RELIEF TO PEOPLE ON HARD-HIT ISLANDS. Hurricane Irma Relief Samaritan’s Purse flew once again to the beleaguered island of St. Martin on Sept. 13, and this time our DC-8 cargo plane carried 30 tons of high-energy biscuits to help residents faced with […]