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Harvey, Irma, Maria, Nate Storm Names Retired

Harvey, Irma, Maria, Nate Storm Names Retired

Due to the extensive damage caused in the United States and Caribbean last year, the World Meteorological Organization has officially retired four names — Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate. “Storm names are retired if they were so deadly or destructive that the future use of the name would be insensitive – otherwise names are reused by... Read more of this article

Column: Surviving ‘Irmageddon’ In The BVI

Column: Surviving ‘Irmageddon’ In The BVI

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] If one were feeling adventurous they would jump into the water on south shore Bermuda, point their compass due south and head out to open sea. A mere 1,000 miles later, they would find themselves on the pristine shores of our sister island of Tortola, the main island of the British Virgin Islands [BVI] and... Read more of this article

Column: “Rebuilding Caribbean Will Be Pricey”

Column: “Rebuilding Caribbean Will Be Pricey”

[Opinion column written by Masaō Ashtine] November 20 marked the end of the Atlantic hurricane season, but for the Caribbean, it’s only the beginning of a painful recovery process. In early September, Hurricane Irma largely destroyed Barbuda and several neighboring Lesser Antilles islands. Two weeks later, Maria took a final fatal stab at Barbuda... Read more of this article

Photos: Police Officers Help Repair BVI Nursery

Photos: Police Officers Help Repair BVI Nursery

[Written by Don Burgess] A group of Bermuda Police officers spent their off-duty time to help repair a nursery so kids could have a roof over their heads. The six officers were part of a team the Bermuda Police Service sent to the British Virgin Islands as a humanitarian mission after Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed much of the island’s infrastructure. Sgt.... Read more of this article

Third Group Of Police Officers To Assist BVI

Third Group Of Police Officers To Assist BVI

Six officers from the Bermuda Police Service — Sgt D. Glasford, Constable D. McHugh, Constable G. Philips, Constable C. Rodrigues, Constable J. Brassington and Constable C. JnPierrre — embarked upon a three week mission to the British Virgin Islands to provide support to the policing operation on the island following Hurricanes Irma and... Read more of this article

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

DJ Younguls Is ‘Putting The Fun In Fundraising’

DJ Younguls Is ‘Putting The Fun In Fundraising’

On Saturday, October 14th at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club, DJ Younguls! will host an “epic party,” which will put the ‘fun’ in fundraising, with part proceeds set to be donated to charity. Starting at 9pm, Younguls! will connect and celebrate Old School and New School with Bermuda’s finest DJ talent – “deep... Read more of this article

Saltus Raises $6,000 For Hurricane Victims

Saltus Raises $6,000 For Hurricane Victims

Saltus Grammar School raised just over $6,000 from students and faculty to assist Bermuda Red Cross with their Hurricane Disaster Appeal that is supporting the victims in the Caribbean. Speaking on behalf of Saltus, new Head of School Deryn Lavell said, “I’m reminded how interconnected we all are on a global scale when I see the warmth and generosity... Read more of this article

RMS Estimates Insured Losses From Maria

RMS Estimates Insured Losses From Maria

RMS, a global risk modeling and analytics firm, has estimated that the insured loss from Hurricane Maria will be between USD $15 and $30 billion. This estimate represents the insured losses associated with wind, storm surge and inland flood damage across the Caribbean, with Puerto Rico and Dominica suffering the most widespread destruction. The estimate... Read more of this article

Elliot Students Donate To Hurricane Victims

Elliot Students Donate To Hurricane Victims

In an effort to assist the Caribbean after the devastating impact of the recent hurricanes, the staff and students at Elliot Primary School donated non-perishable food items, bottles, pampers, wipes, clothing, and more. “Students have been reading and hearing the devastating news about victims of the recent hurricanes,” a school spokesperson... 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

Clarien’s Hurricane Donation Drive Continues

Clarien’s Hurricane Donation Drive Continues

Hurricanes Irma and Maria left destructive paths of devastation throughout the Caribbean, and as the region recovers from both storms, the Clarien Bank hurricane donation drive continues to accept donations in support of Red Cross relief and recovery efforts. Clarien Bank Chief Marketing Officer Michael DeCouto commented: “As thousands in the region... 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