November 22, 2017

Letter to the Editor: Letter to the Secretary of State – treatment of mentally ill persons in the Turks and Caicos Islands

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Dear iNews, As you shall discern – the ‘opportunity cost’ of funding wars is social neglect. If one thinks through Britain’s administrative conduct in the colony of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), then what is found is that Britain has an international duty to administer to the needs of people of the TCI. There […]

Hurricane damage significantly impact Caribbean tourism

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CMC, From Nation News BRIDGETOWN – The region is observing Caribbean Tourism Month in November amid the “significant” economic impact caused by the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria through the Lesser Antilles last month Secretary-General of the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Hugh Riley, said that the regional tourism sector in 2017 can be […]

Forecasters monitoring latest potential tropical system in Caribbean

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From Tampa Bay Times Forecasters are monitoring a system in the Atlantic that has a chance of becoming the next tropical system. As Hurricane Ophelia bears down on Ireland, forecasters are now monitoring a growing area of showers and thunderstorms about 175 miles north-northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands, according to the National Hurricane […]

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’ […]

Another exciting competition [Cayman Islands receive gold medal]

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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 […]

Cayman ‘copter comes back

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Cayman Islands police helicopter arrives back Friday (15) From RCIPS The police helicopter arrived back on island last friday afternoon around 3PM at the hangar at Island Air. The helicopter with the crew have been in Turks and Caicos Islands that received serious damage from Hurricane Irma. Attached is a photo of the crew before […]

All Party Parliamentary Group for Cayman Islands reconstituted

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The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Cayman Islands was reconstituted in Westminster, London, on Tuesday night (12 September 2017), for the first time since the U.K. general election in June. The group, which promotes Cayman Islands interests in the U.K. and internationally, now has more than 30 MPs and Peers. This is a significant […]

TURKS AND CAICOS – Tourism officials urging visitors to leave

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From Caribbean News Service As Hurricane Irma takes aim at the Turks and Caicos Islands, tourism officials here are urging visitors to leave is they have the means to do so safely. “Visitors unable to leave or opting to remain within the destination are urged to stay inside during the storm and pay attention to […]

U.S. attorney shot in Turks and Caicos

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From Caribbean News Service PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands, Jul 31 2017 – The police have launched a manhunt for gunmen who shot a prominent U.S. attorney and tied up a security guard here late Friday, The police report that Michael Jones, 57, a Washington D.C. attorney and Georgetown law professor, was staying at a beachfront […]

CDB rolls out training programme to support regional institutional reform in 19 countries

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From Caribbean News Now BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has introduced a training initiative to help governments of its 19 borrowing member countries (BMCs) more effectively manage policies, programmes and projects. One course participant, and one institution at a time, the Public Policy Analysis and Management (PPAM) and Project Cycle Management (PCM) […]