November 22, 2017

Caribbean British Overseas Territories will discuss hurricane relief with UK

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands –The Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin returned from Miami over the weekend after chairing a special meeting of elected Heads of Government from Caribbean British Overseas Territories.  Hon. Tara Rivers who has Ministerial responsibility for Hazard Management Cayman Islands also attended. Other Heads of Government  in attendance included Chief Minister of Anguilla, […]

Cayman Islands’ Danielle Coleman returns from aid secondment in BVI

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Danielle Coleman has returned from her secondment to the British Virgin Islands (BVI), describing the situation there as worse than the devastation caused by Hurricane Ivan on Grand Cayman in 2004. The Deputy Director of Preparedness and Planning with Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI), was in the British Overseas Territory for a month. She was […]

Short to medium-term financial fallout expected in hurricane-impacted islands

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By LK Hewlett From WINN FM St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); With the initial estimate of damage in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union from hurricanes Irma and Maria at EC$4.2 billion, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is projecting a resultant financial fall out in the fiscal performance of the impacted countries and the overall short […]

UK assistance for hurricane ravaged overseas territories on the agenda for Cayman Islands delegation

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – A Cayman delegation led by The Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin will be heading to Miami for a pre-meeting of the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) on 28th October. This meeting is specifically for Caribbean British Overseas Territories giving them the opportunity to discuss the needs of the islands impacted […]

UNICEF Eastern Caribbean Humanitarian Situation Report, 18 October 2017

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UNICEF From Relief Web Situation in Numbers 39,000 affected children in need of assistance in Hurricane Irma and Maria-affected countries 19,800 affected children in Dominica 2,900 people in shelters in Dominica 1070 children from Dominica and Barbuda estimated to be integrated in schools in Antigua Highlights According to the Post Disaster Needs Assessment for Barbuda, […]

Visa-free travel for Guyanese construction workers being examined for St. Marteen, other Irma hit islands

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BY: ANDREA FERNANDES From guyana Guadian Philipsburg; – With Islands such as Barbuda somewhat completely destroyed, and others such as St. Martin terribly ravaged, the governments of several of the affected territories are examining the possibility of relaxing their immigration requirements to allow Guyanese construction workers to come with their tools and remain on a […]

Cayman Islands: Hurricane Irma relief efforts continue in Anguilla

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CAYMAN ISLANDS – As the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla continues to recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma, relief workers on a humanitarian mission from the Cayman Islands are providing vital medical support to the island’s health care system. Health City Cayman Islands staff nurses Mahesh Kumara and Bijin Mohan are part of […]

Cayman’s 2nd Anguilla relief mission

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CI Government Sends out Second Relief Mission to Anguilla The Cayman Islands Government’s second humanitarian relief mission to Anguilla in two weeks flew to the hurricane-torn island mid-morning yesterday (Tuesday, 26 September 2017). Laden with more critical medical supplies donated by the Health Services Authority (HSA), Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) and the CTMH Doctors’ […]

Cayman Islands CTMH Doctors Hospital Pharmacy – Hurricane Relief – Anguilla

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The Cayman Islands Government has arranged Hurricane Relief for our Caribbean neighbors in Anguilla who experienced extensive damage during Hurricane Irma. CTMH Doctors Hospital Pharmacy was contacted by HSA asking to contribute medical supplies and medication for the people of Anguilla. Our materials management team (Naomi Clery & Damion Tomlin) stepped into action arranging medical […]

Cayman Islands support teams remain in BVI and Anguilla

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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 […]