September 25, 2017

St. Lucia’s Prime Minister backs Cayman Islands Health City medical model

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CAYMAN ISLANDS (September 21, 2017) – St. Lucia’s Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, is showering accolades on leading Caribbean tertiary care hospital Health City Cayman Islands for raising the bar for the future of health care in the Caribbean. Chastanet, who visited the Cayman Islands last week to meet with medical professionals at the three-and-a-half-year-old facility, […]

Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation offers help for horses impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

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The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation has written to the website Storm Caribe with a Special Request re Equine Relief. The letter reads: From: Sharon Hinds – CIEF Seretary General Date: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 8:52 PM Subject: Storm Caribe – Special request – Equine Relief To: gert at gobeach.com Dear Mr. van Dijken, Thank […]

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 […]

Cayman Islands police officers go to Eastern Caribbean

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RCIPS Officers Dispatched to Eastern Caribbean Provide Needed Law Enforcement and Aerial Support From RCIPS As of Tuesday 12 September, the sixteen RCIPS officers dispatched to the British Virgin Islands following an urgent request from the Governor of B.V.I. have been on the ground for three days, providing needed reinforcements to the local police service. […]

Hurricane-hit islanders slam British government over ‘fake’ photo

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From Sputnik News Having just survived the awesome devastation caused by deadly Hurricane Irma, it was possibly the last thing the inhabitants on one small Caribbean island expected to endure – fake news. As residents on Anguilla surveyed the destruction resulting from the 175mph blasts, they must have taken heart from a photograph released on […]

Jamaica trying to determine severity of Irma’s impact on Caribbean neighbours

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From jamaica Observer France, Britain, Holland rush aid to devastated islands The foreign affairs ministry yesterday said that it is still trying to determine the extent of the loss of lives, injury and damage as category five Hurricane Irma continues its rampage through the Caribbean. However, its efforts are hampered by a lack of, or […]

Cayman Islands police officers and police helicopter deployed to Eastern Caribbean to provide law enforcement and humanitarian support

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From RCIPS On Sat 9 September, a contingent of sixteen police officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service left the Cayman Islands for deployment to the British Virgin Islands to provide law enforcement and humanitarian support. The length of their envisioned deployment is so unknown at this time. “The British Virgin Islands have been […]

Eastern Caribbean updates telecom regulations

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From Pipeline Legislatures of the five eastern Caribbean nations that make up the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) are debating a common new Electronic Communications Bill which will take internet-based services into account and set standards for levels of service. Five Caribbean states are to enact a new telecommunications law to replace existing regulations that […]

Caribbean security officials discussing data on youth violence

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From Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation Senior government officials, as well as law enforcement experts from 10 Caribbean countries have begun a meeting here Tuesday to prioritise citizen security data management and evidence policy based making for youth crime reduction and prevention. The meeting here is being held under the strengthening evidence based decision for citizenship in […]

Climate scientists use forecasting tools to protect Caribbean ways of life

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By Zadie Neufville From Caribbean News Service KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 7 2017 (IPS) – Since 2013, Jamaica’s Met Office has been using its Climate Predictability Tool (CPT) to forecast ‘below average’ rainfall or drought across the island. The tool has allowed this northern Caribbean island to accurately predict several dry periods and droughts, including its […]