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Archives for March 21, 2020

Bankers and ECCB offer support to customers

By Elizabeth Wayland Senior Corporate Relations Officer, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Saturday, March 21, 2020 — ST. KITTS, March 20, 2020: The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and the ECCU Bankers Association understand the anxiety that some customers and residents across the ECCU are experiencing over the loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The current […]

Op-Ed: Welcome to Bassetown!

By Joel Liburd The threat was always there. We were warned, but we probably didn’t know that we didn’t know how to take heed. Then it crept in like a thief in the night. I’m not speaking about the Covid-19 Novel Coronavirus, but rather the political moonwalk that is placing many of our CARICOM and […]

OPINION: Should Ralph Gonsalves be classified as a ‘Dangerous Virus’?

By Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green, Friday, March 20, 2020 The Corona Virus, or as it is technically known COVID-19, is extremely dangerous and extremely contagious. Before reading this, go on line and read this: http://a.msn.com/05/en-us/BB11pWbr?ocid=sw Wash your hands; the experts tell us, frequently and thoroughly with soap and water. It’s no wonder that they ask us […]

Cayman: Education, Agriculture updates for COVID-19

Government schools have provided printed education packets and put in place several online platforms to deal with students learning at home as well as for parents to contact teachers. ·         For high schoolers, the situation with CXC exams is being evaluated while the UK announced summer sittings of GCSE and A level exams are cancelled in […]

Funny amid flurry & frenzy

Martin: Finding funny amid flurry and frenzy By Melissa Martin Disasters are definitely serious, however appropriate humor serves to bring temporary relief from anxiety and fear. One reaction to the recent world pandemic is the hoarding of toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Yes, humans want to continue to have wiping materials on hand for their […]

CIBC FirstCaribbean offers special assistance to clients affected by COVID – 19

Bridgetown, March 21, 2020CIBC FirstCaribbean is committed to working with our clients, in our Retail, Business Banking, Wealth Management and Corporate Banking Segments to offer special assistance on a case by case basis for those adversely impacted by the COVID -19 pandemic. This could include deferred payments; special loan financing and other concessions aimed at […]

Cayman: Ministry considers support for non-Caymanians

From Cayman Islands Ministry of Community Affairs. Recognising that employment for work permit holders may be disrupted by the COVID-19, and that persons may not be able to leave before the temporary closure of Owen Roberts International Airport on Sunday (22 March 2020), the Ministry of Community Affairs is actively looking at ways to extend […]

Call to prayer re-coronavirus

Cayman: Call to prayer re-coronavirus For the next 24 days earnestly call on God to help us combat this coronavirus. Everyday at 12 noon – 1pm for the next twentyone days you will set aside a time to pray to God for his mercy and intervention. Please go to Video link on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3CIp1hXmpk […]

Cayman: Isolation facility drop-off hours change

To accommodate persons with family members working AM and PM shifts, drop-off hours for the COVID-19 isolation facility for students have changed with immediate effect. The new times to leave packages are 9-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. daily. For a variety of reasons, including the security of isolated persons, shelter managers are asking family members […]

Singer, Actor, ‘The Gambler’: Kenny Rogers dies at 81

From Newsmax Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on record and on TV, died Friday night. He was 81. He died at home in Sandy Springs, Georgia, representative Keith […]