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Dr Worrell Suggests Caribbean Move To US Dollar

Dr Worrell Suggests Caribbean Move To US Dollar

A leading Caribbean economist has suggested that the islands “permanently retire” their currencies, and move to the US dollar. “Caribbean currencies served a crucial purpose when they were first introduced, but they have now become a nuisance in today’s digitised world”, Barbados-born economist Dr. DeLisle Worrell said, adding... Read more of this article

Ombudsman Conference A ‘Great Success’

Ombudsman Conference A ‘Great Success’

The 10th Biennial Caribbean Ombudsman Association [CAROA] Conference concluded on Wednesday at the Fairmont Southampton Resort in Bermuda. The Ombudsman for Bermuda, Victoria Pearman, and her colleagues from the region will be in training sessions with Dr. Victor Ayeni for the remainder of the week. Dr. Ayeni is a well-known international authority... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Host Ombudsman Conference

Bermuda To Host Ombudsman Conference

The Ombudsman for Bermuda Victoria Pearman, and the Caribbean Ombudsman Association [CAROA] will host the 10th Biennial CAROA Conference & Training from May 28th – 31st at the Fairmont Southampton. “As the CAROA Regional President for the Caribbean and Latin America region, I am pleased to host our biennial conference in Bermuda. The conference... Read more of this article

Green Family Purchase Resort In St Lucia

Green Family Purchase Resort In St Lucia

The Green family — who own the Hamilton Princess and recently purchased the old HSBC building on Front Street — have also purchased a resort in St Lucia. A Green family spokesperson said, “We can confirm that the Green family has recently finalised the purchase of five-star resort in St Lucia, Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort. “They... Read more of this article

Bermuda Coaches Join ICF Caribbean Chapter

Bermuda Coaches Join ICF Caribbean Chapter

This week [April 28 – May 4] marks the International Coach Federation’s [ICF] Coaching Week and comes on the heels of the launch of the new ICF Chapter for the Caribbean region, which includes Bermuda, with local coach Pamela Barit Nolan [pictured left] appointed as vice president for the region. A spokesperson said, “ICF is the leading global... Read more of this article

Officers Assist With Cayman Islands Royal Visit

Officers Assist With Cayman Islands Royal Visit

Four Bermuda Police Service officers have recently returned from the Cayman Islands, after spending a week working alongside the Royal Cayman Island Police Service [RCIPS] as Close Protection Officers [CPO] during an official Royal visit. A police spokesperson said, “Four members of the Bermuda Police Service [BPS] have recently returned from the... Read more of this article

Emergency Assistance Workshop Held In BVI

Emergency Assistance Workshop Held In BVI

Last month, the Ministry of National Security’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation Team Analyst Dean Rubaine and the Bermuda Red Cross Disaster Manager Diane Gordon participated in a three day workshop in the British Virgin Islands [BVI]. Held from the 19 – 21 March, the workshop on the BVI Joint Cash Platform was facilitated by Avenir Analytics... Read more of this article

Cayman Govt To Appeal SSM Court Ruling

Cayman Govt To Appeal SSM Court Ruling

The Cayman Islands, a fellow Overseas Territory, has something else in common with Bermuda, as their Government plans to appeal a decision handed down by the Cayman Court to legalise same-sex marriage. This is according to a report in the Cayman Compass, which said, “Government plans to appeal the Chief Justice’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage,... Read more of this article

Column: Caribbean Countries Must Proudly Unite

Column: Caribbean Countries Must Proudly Unite

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] This past February, Deputy Premier the Hon. Walter H. Roban and I were chosen to represent Bermuda at the 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM held in St. Kitts. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by two, kindhearted Protocol Officers, Ms. Andrea Liddie and Mr.... Read more of this article

Colonial Opens New Office In Grand Bahama

Colonial Opens New Office In Grand Bahama

Colonial Group International Ltd. [CGI] has broken ground on a new office building in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The 12,000-foot complex on The Mall, Freeport’s main commercial artery, represents an investment of approximately $4 million by the Bermuda-based company. CGI chairman Dr. Grant Gibbons said during the ground-breaking ceremony that the project... Read more of this article

Ombudsman Elected Regional President Of IOI

Ombudsman Elected Regional President Of IOI

The Ombudsman for Bermuda Ms. Victoria Pearman has been elected to represent the Caribbean and Latin America as Caribbean Director of the International Ombudsman Institute [IOI]. She will serve as President for the Caribbean and Latin American region. In this role she will participate in meetings of the IOI Executive Committee and work closely with... Read more of this article

Beach Speaks On Healthy Schools In Barbados

Beach Speaks On Healthy Schools In Barbados

The Healthy Caribbean Coalition [HCC] and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados, invited Marie Beach — the Department of Health, Healthy Schools Coordinator — to participate in the “Beyond the Call to Action Event: Towards School Policies in support of Childhood Obesity Prevention” held on Universal Children’s Day, 20th November... Read more of this article

Annual General Meeting Of ARIN-CARIB

Annual General Meeting Of ARIN-CARIB

Criminal justice practitioners and experts from around the globe are attending the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network for the Caribbean [ARIN-CARIB] taking place in St Vincent, November 14-16. Participants are discussing the recovery of criminal proceeds, which involves stripping criminals of their benefits from crime. Detective... Read more of this article