November 16, 2019

Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation to give grants totalling US$290,000

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The Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation today announced that it will provide additional funding of over US$290,000 to projects that will improve the lives of children in areas of the Caribbean impacted by last year’s hurricanes. This follows the Foundation’s initial US$100,000 donation to ShelterBox for relief efforts after the hurricanes, as well as a […]

Britain not prepared to adequately assist it’s hurricane hit Caribbean territories

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From St Kitts & Nevis Observer The UK Government was ill-prepared to help British overseas territories after hurricanes wreaked havoc in Caribbean, MPs have said as thousands of island citizens are still without proper living facilities. The lack of an international disaster relief strategy when Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck last September was “regrettable,” the […]

Assessing vulnerability to climate change in Montserrat’s fisheries sector

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By Terrence Phillips Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) Tuesday, February 20, 2018 — Over the next seven days, the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Housing, Lands and Environment (MATHLE) will be working with stakeholders from the public sector, civil society, including fisherfolk and their organisations, and the private sector […]

Haiti has the most overcrowded prisons in the world

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By Youri Kemp From Caribbean News Now PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — According to the World Prison Brief (WPB) ranking published at the end of January, Haiti has the highest prison occupancy in the world at 454.4 percent, which means that Haiti’s prisons are populated some 4.5 times the capacity to house prisoners. According to […]

Caribbean Courts embrace technology

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 — The Caribbean’s justice sector is poised to become faster and more reliable following a successful technology-driven convention for legal practitioners held in the Bahamas last November. APEX, a not-for-profit agency established by the Caribbean Court of Justice, organised the inaugural event which brought together over 85 delegates from 15 Caribbean […]

Brussels to blacklist UK tax-heaven dependencies

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From NEOnline | IR British dependencies that are considered tax avoidance heavens may soon be added on the EU’s tax avoidance blacklist, The Independent reports. The first blacklist list was published by the European Commission in December 2017, without including the 17 British dependencies linked with tax avoidance via the Panama Papers scandal. The European […]

Cayman Islands: Her Excellency The Governor Mrs. Helen Kilpatrick, CB Christmas Message 2017

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Christmas is a special time to enjoy with our families and friends, but it is also a time for all of us to reflect on the events of the last year and to count our blessings. This year, the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the Caribbean. Once again, the Cayman Islands were spared but […]

UNICEF Eastern Caribbean Humanitarian Situation Report, 19 December 2017

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Published on 19 Dec 2017 Situation in numbers 39,000 # affected children in need of assistance in Irma- and Maria-affected countries 19,800 # affected children in Dominica 169 # children in temporary shelters in Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Dominica Highlights As of 13 December 2017, most schools in all hurricane-impacted Eastern Caribbean countries have reopened, […]

Caribbean British Overseas Territories will discuss hurricane relief with UK

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands –The Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin returned from Miami over the weekend after chairing a special meeting of elected Heads of Government from Caribbean British Overseas Territories.  Hon. Tara Rivers who has Ministerial responsibility for Hazard Management Cayman Islands also attended. Other Heads of Government  in attendance included Chief Minister of Anguilla, […]

Cayman Islands’ Danielle Coleman returns from aid secondment in BVI

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Danielle Coleman has returned from her secondment to the British Virgin Islands (BVI), describing the situation there as worse than the devastation caused by Hurricane Ivan on Grand Cayman in 2004. The Deputy Director of Preparedness and Planning with Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI), was in the British Overseas Territory for a month. She was […]