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Soldiers & Police Thanked For Caribbean Mission

Soldiers & Police Thanked For Caribbean Mission

Governor John Rankin tonight [Oct 10] thanked Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers and police officers for their hard work in hurricane-hit UK territories in the Caribbean. Mr Rankin said: “I’m both immensely grateful and enormously proud at the role the RBR and the Bermuda Police Service played in the hurricane response.” Mr Rankin was speaking at... Read more of this article

‘Build Greater Resilience To Face New Normal’

‘Build Greater Resilience To Face New Normal’

The catastrophic hurricanes that ripped through the Caribbean recently were “likely to be the new normal,” and “provided the evidence of the reality of climate change,” CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said. The impact of the storms also pointed to the need for the Region to “build greater resilience... Read more of this article

Bermuda Athletes Support Hurricane Relief

Bermuda Athletes Support Hurricane Relief

Some of Bermuda’s athletes and fitness enthusiasts have stepped up in the name of hurricane relief, with the aim of mobilizing fitness teams of ten athletes per team to raise funds to provide assistance to Salvation Army’s Hurricane Relief efforts for the Caribbean.The athletes have started their helping quest, some in their respective gyms,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Athletes To Support Hurricane Relief

Bermuda Athletes To Support Hurricane Relief

Bermuda’s athletes are getting set to come together in the name of hurricane relief beginning on October 9 at 6.00am, with the aim of mobilizing fitness teams of ten athletes per team to raise funds to provide assistance to Salvation Army’s Hurricane Relief efforts for the Caribbean. A spokesperson said, “This event kicks off at 6.00am... Read more of this article

Photos: Regiment Return From Turks & Caicos

Photos: Regiment Return From Turks & Caicos

Members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment returned home last night [Sept 28] after spending two weeks assisting the hurricane relief effort in the Turks & Caicos. The original mission was to assist after Hurricane Irma, however the island then sustained another hit by Hurricane Maria, with the Bermuda Regiment on scene to help after both storms. While... Read more of this article

Twelve Police Officers Volunteer For Duty In BVI

Twelve Police Officers Volunteer For Duty In BVI

The six police officers who were deployed to the British Virgin Islands to assist after Hurricanes Irma and Maria are due to return to Bermuda on October 8th, with six more police officers set to serve for three weeks until 29th October. A police spokesperson said, “On 17th September 2017, six officers from the Bermuda Police Service [BPS] were... Read more of this article

Neville Aming Passes Away At 96 In T&T

Neville Aming Passes Away At 96 In T&T

Neville Aming, the brother of Choy Aming Sr, has passed away at the age of 96 in his native Trinidad & Tobago, with the T&T Guardian noting that he was “one of the earliest masmen to export T&T Carnival abroad,” along with people including music band leader Choy Aming, to countries like Bermuda and the US. The Guardian story... Read more of this article

BELCO Crew To Travel To BVI On Wednesday

BELCO Crew To Travel To BVI On Wednesday

BELCO’s Lineman Crew — originally scheduled to depart on September 16th — will be flying out tomorrow [Sept 27] in order to help restore electricity in the British Virgin Islands. “Following the devastating effects of the 185mph winds of Category 5 Hurricane Irma to BVI’s electricity infrastructure, BELCO had responded to a request... Read more of this article

BVI Family Temporarily Relocates To Island

BVI Family Temporarily Relocates To Island

[Written by Don Burgess] ‘Hurricane relief’ has been extended to a family of four from the British Virgin Islands who have been allowed to temporarily relocate to Bermuda, and the Department of Immigration confirmed they have processed 12 work permit applications from Caribbean islands impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Department... Read more of this article

Soldiers Clear Roads & Deliver Supplies In TCI

Soldiers Clear Roads & Deliver Supplies In TCI

Bermuda soldiers on an aid mission to storm-ravaged Turks & Caicos hit the ground running after a second hit by Hurricane Maria. The Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers —  deployed to the Caribbean country’s Grand Turk island after Hurricane Irma earlier this month caused devastation — cleared roads to key emergency service centres and... Read more of this article

Salvation Army Continues Work In Caribbean

Salvation Army Continues Work In Caribbean

Hurricane Maria is passing through a swathe of Caribbean islands, many of which had already been severely damaged by Hurricane Irma, with the Salvation Army continuing its work in the region to assist with recovery. A spokesperson said, “The storm, with wind speeds of 160 mph [260 kmh] has made landfall in Dominica, and is threatening catastrophic... Read more of this article

TCI Thanks Bermuda, UK, Cayman & Canada

TCI Thanks Bermuda, UK, Cayman & Canada

The Turks & Caicos Islands Government said they have “welcomed the very considerable level of advice and direct help provided by the UK, Canada, Cayman Islands, Bermuda and other governments and by regional and other international bodies and organisations.” A contingent of 30 soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment left the island recently... Read more of this article

Regiment Gets To Work In Turks & Caicos

Regiment Gets To Work In Turks & Caicos

Bermuda’s troops got to work as soon as they arrived in hurricane-hit Turks & Caicos, the commander on the ground said yesterday. Major Corey Smalley explained the Regiment contingent had helped build a logistics base for the World Food Programme on Providenciales while waiting for an airlift to Grand Turk at the other end of the island chain. Maj.... Read more of this article