November 22, 2017

How the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service used Spidertracks in the aftermath of Irma

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Spidertracks Press Release On Sept. 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands with winds of up to 185 miles per hour — becoming the first Category 5 storm in recorded history to strike the region. Irma left Puerto Rico almost entirely without power; dropped 15 inches of rain on the Dominican Republic and […]

Richard Branson’s green energy plan for Caribbean may include debt relief

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REUTERS From Times Live A plan by British billionaire Richard Branson to lead a post-hurricane rebuilding effort in the Caribbean, with a focus on clean energy projects, may include debt relief negotiations mediated by the International Monetary Fund. Branson is spearheading a plan to help Caribbean nations recover after Hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged several […]

Regional disaster management and climate change addressed at workshop in Cuba

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From Caribbean News Now HAVANA, Cuba — Disaster risk management, climate change, and regional ecosystems and communities were addressed by Caribbean experts gathered in Havana during a workshop on these issues. The event opened last Monday with a question-and-answer session aimed at considering comprehensive actions related to the environment, technology, infrastructure, the economy, society, in […]

Radio Cayman puts Radio Turks & Caicos back on air

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Radio Cayman recently stepped in to help the Turks & Caicos Islands, when the majority of the jurisdiction’s broadcast network was destroyed by Hurricane Irma. Following high-level talks between the Cabinet Office and the government-owned radio station Radio Turks & Caicos (RTC), Radio Cayman’s senior technician flew into Provodenciales on Wednesday, 27 September 2017. The […]

This Caribbean Premier urgently needs the help of linesmen

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 13, 2017:Hurricanes Irma and Maria left several islands without power as the storms took down electrical poles and left a tangled mess of downed poles and electrical wires in its wake. Now one Caribbean premier is issuing a call for qualified linesmen to help. Premier Dr. […]

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 […]

Why hurricane-ravaged Barbuda desperately wants to resolve a dispute over U.S. online gambling Barbuda inhabited after Hurricane Irma

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By Ann M. Simmons From Los Angeles Times As the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda struggles to rebuild after Hurricane Irma, the tiny islands are demanding that the United States settle a long simmering trade dispute that could provide them with millions of dollars for recovery. The conflict revolves around the U.S. government’s campaign […]

Hotel bookings to the Caribbean down by -68% for October compared to last year

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From Hotels Combined Following the succession of hurricanes that battered the Caribbean we (HotelsCombined) conducted a brief analysis to look at hotel bookings and prices, breaking them down into different time periods to see how the region is faring. See below: We also looked at hotel bookings and price in the Caribbean for a four […]

Tourists are still flocking to the Caribbean this winter

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By Nicole Spector From NBC News Tourism is the Caribbean’s lifeline, bringing in $56 billion in 2016. But the devastation wrought by hurricanes Irma and Maria will hurt the region come high season this winter, bringing its seven-year streak of year-over-year growth to a halt. As a whole, however, the loss in tourism dollars might […]

Royal Caribbean faces class action lawsuit for endangering passengers during Hurricane Harvey

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By Nedra Rhone From Talk of the Town AJC Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd. is facing a class action lawsuit which alleges that the company’s failure to issue a timely cancellation of a cruise scheduled to depart from the Port of Galveston during Hurricane Harvey put passengers at risk and caused them financial harm. The lawsuit […]