December 13, 2017

Kenny Chesney is rescuing animals in the Caribbean

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by Teddy McDonald From Country1025 Kenny Chesney is still heavily involved in recovery efforts in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, which experienced heavy damage in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria earlier this year. His focus these days is slightly different than it was when he started, however. Kenny first stepped up to […]

Cayman Islands utility company sends second group of linepersons to assist with restoration efforts in the British Virgin Islands

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CUC send second group of linepersons to assist with restoration efforts in the British Virgin Islands A second group of linepersons from CUC’s Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Operations department left Grand Cayman on Sunday, November 5th to assist the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) with the restoration of power following the passing of Hurricane […]

Caribbean rum producers step up with hurricane relief donation

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BY BOB CURLEY From Chilled Hurricanes Irma and Maria carved a path of destruction across the northern Caribbean, and the region’s legendary rum companies were not spared. On Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, the Callwood Distillery, which has been making rum since the 1600s, is in ruins. Pusser’s Marina Cay Resort has been wrecked, […]

The Caribbean ‘Is Open’ for Fall and Winter Travel

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by Laura Dannen Redman From Conde Nast Traveler Representatives of Turks and Caicos say they’re ready to welcome travelers. Following a brutal September, the hurricane-battered islands have banded together to as ‘One Caribbean Family’ to deliver a simple message: Come. Please come. We’ve heard this refrain all too often in the last month, from our […]

Mission to support devastated Caribbean nears end as aircraft returns to RAF Brize Norton

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By Stuart Rust From Oxford Times A MISSION to support the Caribbean following the devastation of Hurricane Irma is nearing its end. One of the final aircraft involved in Operation Ruman returned to RAF Brize Norton tonight – with another due back in the early hours of tomorrow morning. Crews were celebrating a safe return after about five […]

Post-hurricane electrical restoration

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By Chris Famous From Caribbean News Now Chris Famous is a Member of Parliament of the Government of Bermuda. Raised in several Caribbean islands. He has a keen interest in the development and unity of the entire Caribbean region. He can be reached via email: Carib_pro@yahoo.com or via WhatsApp 441-599-0901. By Christopher Famous “Cow never […]

U. S. Virgin Islands still devastated after hurricane Irma; Survivors vow to ‘Fight On’

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From The Charleston Chronicle (TriceEdneyWire.com) – As Hurricane Irma approached, Zenzi M. Hodge sought refuge at her mother’s home in Wintberg, located on the west side of St. Thomas, the US Virgin Islands. The entrepreneur and author said she’d lived through hurricanes before. So apprehension was leavened by past experience. But what she and her […]

Cayman Islands’ Danielle Coleman to help BVI Red Cross aid efforts

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Danielle Coleman, the Deputy Director of Preparedness and Planning with Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI), is being deployed to the British Virgin Islands to help with aid efforts. She will assist the BVI Red Cross and the BVI Department of Disaster Management following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. Ms Coleman is flying to the […]

WeirFoulds supports hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean

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By Nadia Chiesa, Kayla Theeuwen, Frank E. Walwyn From WeirFoulds WeirFoulds is deeply saddened by the recent devastation in the Caribbean in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Our Caribbean practice group works in and travels to a number of the affected jurisdictions, including the British Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and Dominica.  Many […]

Richard Branson setting up green energy fund to rebuild Caribbean

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Reuters From MSN The British billionaire Richard Branson said Tuesday he is in talks to set up a fund to help Caribbean nations recently ravaged by Hurricane Irma replace wrecked fossil fuel-dependent utilities with low-carbon renewable energy sources. The British business magnate has approached governments and would rally support among financial institutions and fellow philanthropists […]