September 25, 2017

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 […]

SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries

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(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Chair of the  Spouses of the Caribbean Leaders Action Network (SCLAN), H.E. Kim Simplis Barrow, Spouse of the Prime Minister of Belize and Special Envoy for Women and Children in Belize extended deepest sympathy to the countries affected by the  recent  climatic events in the Caribbean and the US […]

World Council of Credit Unions activates Caribbean Relief Fund

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) has activated a Caribbean Relief Fund to support credit unions that have been affected by Hurricane Irma that recently devastated sections of the Caribbean. According to the WOCCU, there are more than 10,000 active credit union members in Anguilla, Barbuda, Tortoal […]

The Editor Speaks: Starving!

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I was much moved when I watched a BBC documentary last evening (Mon) titled “The boy who shocked the world”. It has been a year since starving Saleem became the face of Yemen’s suffering. But where is he now? “Parents can do little but hope they have something their children can eat”. You can view […]

Yemen emergency

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The lack of immediate and unhindered access to people who urgently need food assistance – compounded by a shortage of funding – means that millions of people in Yemen are on the brink of famine. The current level of hunger in Yemen is unprecedented and causing severe hardship for millions of people. Now, 17 million […]

Cayman Islands Community unites for Childhood Cancer Research

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George Town, Grand Cayman, September 13 2017 Over 1,000 people are expected to gather at the Wicket in Cricket Square next Friday [22] evening to witness the 5th Annual Hannah’s Heroes Big Shave for the St Baldrick’s Foundation to raise funds for childhood cancer research. Now in its fifth year, the event was conceived by […]

Irma death toll in US climbs to 22 as power is restored to over 2 million Florida customers

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By EMILY SHAPIRO, KARMA ALLEN, JULIA JACOBO From ABC News The death toll from Hurricane Irma has climbed to 22 in the United States following its path of destruction across the Caribbean and through the Southeast U.S. over the weekend, while power has now been restored to over 2 million customers in Florida. And Monroe […]

The Caribbean will be recovering from Hurricane Irma for years

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From New Scientist By Matt Reynolds As Hurricane Irma continues to head north, now downgraded to a “tropical depression”, it leaves behind a trail of destruction across the Caribbean and southern Florida. Caribbean islands including St Martin, Puerto Rico, Barbuda and Cuba were hit hardest. At the time of writing, 37 people in the Caribbean […]

Bermuda and Cayman Islands captives sustain strong operating results

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From Captive Insurance Times Captive insurers domiciled in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands experienced improved premium leverage ratios, as capital grew by a healthy 8 percent, buoyed by strong operating earnings last year, according to an A.M. Best report. The results suggested that the levels of growth were profitable and in line with historical averages, […]

Cayman Airways flights to Miami, Tampa and Havana cancelled

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As Miami International Airport (MIA), Tampa International Airports (TPA), and Jose Marti International Airport in Havana remained closed on Monday, September 11, 2017, all applicable Cayman Airways flights remain canceled until further notice. This includes: Miami flights KX102 and KX103 and KX106 and KX107 Tampa flights KX200 and KX201 Havana flights KX832 and KX833 Plans […]