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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

A.S. Cooper Donates To Help Hurricane Victims

A.S. Cooper Donates To Help Hurricane Victims

A.S. Cooper Group of stores CEO Somers Cooper recently presented a $10,000 cheque to Bermuda Red Cross Executive Director Ann Spencer-Arscott to assist with hurricane relief efforts for the Caribbean. “We were shocked by the devastation from the two recent hurricanes which battered the Caribbean, especially the extensive damage in Barbuda, Dominica,... 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

Primary Students Donate To Hurricane Relief

Primary Students Donate To Hurricane Relief

Students from Harrington Sound Primary School have generously donated over $800 towards the hurricane relief efforts. The students delivered their donation to the Bermuda Credit Union who said, “The pupils of Harrington Sound Primary School demonstrated the milk of compassion when they answered the call of the Bermuda Credit Co-op. Society to... Read more of this article

Firms Move Staff To Bermuda Due To Hurricane

Firms Move Staff To Bermuda Due To Hurricane

[Written by Don Burgess] Hurricane Irma has forced law and accounting firms to uproot some of their employees to Bermuda from the British Virgin Islands. Conyers Dill & Pearman, Appleby, EY, and Deloitte are just some of the companies now conducting their BVI business from Bermuda. Mark Forte, partner and head of the Conyers BVI office told Bernews... 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

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

Health Notice: Travel To Areas Affected By Irma

Health Notice: Travel To Areas Affected By Irma

The Ministry of Health has advised that deployed service persons, volunteers and members of the public who are travelling to islands affected by Hurricane Irma should “take appropriate health precautions.” “These measures include updating travel vaccinations and taking extra precautions with food, water and the prevention of insect... Read more of this article

Airport Waives Fees For Hurricane Relief Flights

Airport Waives Fees For Hurricane Relief Flights

Bermuda’s airport received two Royal Air Force aircraft over the weekend, which then deployed south in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, with Skyport waiving all normal passenger fees and airport charges for landing, parking and overnight stays. The first of the two aircraft arrived last Thursday evening from Newfoundland and flew to the Caribbean... Read more of this article

Clarien Bank To Match Donations Up To $10K

Clarien Bank To Match Donations Up To $10K

Clarien Bank today [Sept 18] announced the launch of a donation drive to support recovery efforts in the Caribbean after the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, with the Bank set to match donations up to $10,000. “Donations should be made directly to the Bermuda Red Cross account at Clarien Bank. The funds will support Red Cross societies from... Read more of this article

TS Maria Delays BELCO Team Departure

TS Maria Delays BELCO Team Departure

The departure of a BELCO Lineman crew to the British Virgin Islands [BVI] to assist with hurricane restoration efforts has been delayed due to Tropical Storm Maria’s forecasted upgrade to become a Category 3 hurricane by mid-week, and its track in the vicinity of the Leeward Islands. A BELCO spokesperson said, “Please be advised that due... Read more of this article