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Column: Cayman Conference, Population, Budget

Column: Cayman Conference, Population, Budget

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “He hath founded it upon the seas” - Cayman Islands Motto Day Two of the 43rd Annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association [CPA] Caribbean Americas Atlantic Region conference, held in Grand Cayman June 16-23rd, 2018 saw delegates from around the Caribbean gather once again at the Marriott Hotel for a... Read more of this article

Column: ‘The Irma Diaries’ Author Interview

Column: ‘The Irma Diaries’ Author Interview

[Written by MP Chris Famous] During my brief trip to Tortola in March, I had the opportunity to meet Angela Burnett, author of the Irma Diaries, which chronicled numerous survivor stories during Hurricane Irma. Angela attended primary and high school in Tortola, then went on to study Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development at Brandeis University... Read more of this article

Column: Famous On History & Caribbean Ties

Column: Famous On History & Caribbean Ties

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “Everytime I hear the crack of a whip, my blood runs cold” - Bob Marley In the year 1492 Europeans sailed into the Caribbean and for the next century committed one of history’s largest rape, enslavement and genocide of untold millions of our ancestors, the indigenous tribes of; Arawak, Carib and... Read more of this article

Neletha Butterfield Speaks At Event In Jamaica

Neletha Butterfield Speaks At Event In Jamaica

Bermudian Neletha Butterfield served as a guest speaker at this year’s PNP Women’s Movement conference in Jamaica, which had a theme of “Just watch us grow – The Sky is the Limit” and was held on July 15th at the Marcus Garvey Technical High School in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. President Jennifer Edwards of the PNP Women’s Movement... Read more of this article

Photos: CUT Games Parade Of Nations Opening

Photos: CUT Games Parade Of Nations Opening

The Caribbean Union of Teachers [CUT] 17th Biennial Student Athletic Championships opened tonight [Friday] with a parade of athletes at the National Sports Centre. It is the first time Bermuda has hosted the Games, which are here as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Bermuda Union of Teachers. Sports Minister Michael Weeks welcomed the... Read more of this article

Caribbean Teachers Union Conference Opens

Caribbean Teachers Union Conference Opens

“Education is the key to democracy and economic development,” according to Fred Van Leeuwen, a former General Secretary of Education International, who was speaking at the opening of the Caribbean Union of Teachers [CUT] conference being hosted on the Island for the first time.“Education is an individual and collective right,” he... Read more of this article

Premier Burt Speaks On Fintech At CARICOM

Premier Burt Speaks On Fintech At CARICOM

During the CARICOM meeting in Jamaica, Premier David Burt made a presentation about Bermuda’s moves in establishing a regulatory platform for fintech and also discussed how “Distributed Ledger Technology more generally can assist with challenges in servicing citizens and increase government efficiency.” “A Bermuda delegation to the... Read more of this article

Premier Attends CARICOM Meeting In Jamaica

Premier Attends CARICOM Meeting In Jamaica

Premier David Burt is joining CARICOM leaders at the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of the Caribbean Community [CARICOM] Heads of Government, of which Bermuda is an associate member. The meeting is being held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and is chaired by the Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness.“The leaders, who meet from 4 – 6 July,... Read more of this article

Column: Reflecting On Visit To Cayman Islands

Column: Reflecting On Visit To Cayman Islands

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] Located approximately 450 miles south or 90 minutes flying time from Miami are the three beautiful sister islands of; Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. Collectively known as The Cayman Islands. Recently Grand Cayman served as the host island for the 43rd Annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s... Read more of this article

Column: Revealed In Empire Windrush Archive

Column: Revealed In Empire Windrush Archive

[Written by James Procter] When the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury in Essex on June 22, 1948 it was carrying a crowded cargo of around 500 West Indian settlers dressed in their Sunday best. Britain is marking the 70th anniversary of that now legendary story of arrival, which is said to herald the beginning of postwar mass migration to Britain. But... Read more of this article

Cayman’s Governor ‘Temporarily Withdrawn’

Cayman’s Governor ‘Temporarily Withdrawn’

Cayman’s Governor Anwar Choudhury “has been temporarily withdrawn from his post as Governor of the Cayman Islands to allow the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to investigate a number of complaints against him.” This is according to the official Cayman Government website, which cited Cayman Premier Alden McLaughlin as saying, “I was... Read more of this article

Column: Proud To Embrace Caribbean Heritage

Column: Proud To Embrace Caribbean Heritage

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “They don’t want to see us unite: All they want us to do is keep on fussing and fighting. They don’t want to see us live together” – Bob Marley For centuries Bermudians have been conditioned to think of those from other islands as less than themWe were conditioned to not unite with... Read more of this article

Jamaican Consul General To NY Visits Bermuda

Jamaican Consul General To NY Visits Bermuda

Jamaica’s Consul General to New York, Ms Trudy Deans made her first official visit to Bermuda and was welcomed by Acting Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban during a courtesy call on the Cabinet Office. “Apart from her duties in the United States, Ms Deans is also responsible for the Honorary Jamaican Consulate... Read more of this article