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Bermuda Soldiers Prepare For Hurricane Maria

Bermuda Soldiers Prepare For Hurricane Maria

Bermuda soldiers on a helping mission to hurricane-devastated Turks & Caicos are tonight bracing themselves for a second storm. Hurricane Maria — which is currently a Category 3 — is expected to impact Grand Turk early tomorrow [Sept 22] – and Bermuda soldiers raced against time to prepare themselves and the local population for a... Read more of this article

“Happy Hour For A Cause” Event Postponed

“Happy Hour For A Cause” Event Postponed

The “Happy Hour for a Cause” event — which will raise money for hurricane relief — scheduled for tomorrow night [Sept 22] has been postponed due to ticket sales being low, with the event now set to be held on Friday, October 6th. A Bermuda Red Cross spokesperson said, “We would like to inform the public that we have had to... Read more of this article

Saltus To Hold Grub Day For Hurricane Relief

Saltus To Hold Grub Day For Hurricane Relief

Students at Saltus Grammar School will help to raise money for hurricane relief efforts with a grub day on Friday. Many parts of the Caribbean were devastated by category five Hurricane Irma and are again seeing widespread destruction at the hands of Hurricane Maria. In a message to parents, Deputy Head Jon Beard said: “I am certain that you join... 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

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

Over $31,000 Donated To Red Cross So Far

Over $31,000 Donated To Red Cross So Far

Following the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma on islands in the Caribbean, the local community has donated over $31,000 to the Bermuda Red Cross to assist the hurricane relief efforts. In addition to the financial donations, Bermuda is also sending six BELCO linemen to the BVI, has sent a contingent of 30 soldiers and six police officers to the... Read more of this article

WA Fundraising Grub Day For Hurricane Relief

WA Fundraising Grub Day For Hurricane Relief

Warwick Academy held their Grub Day today [Sept 15] to help raise money to donate to the Bermuda Red Cross to help islands devastated by Hurricane Irma.A spokesperson said, “Warwick Academy held their Grub Day today as a way to raise funds to help with the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. “Here in Bermuda we are so aware of the damage... Read more of this article

BHB Doctor Assisting In British Virgin Islands

BHB Doctor Assisting In British Virgin Islands

The Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation [PAHO/WHO] requested the assistance of Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] Director of Emergency and Hyperbaric Services Dr Roslyn Bascombe-Adams in hurricane relief efforts in the British Virgin Islands [BVI]. Dr Bascombe-Adams is a member of the Regional Emergency Medical Team of PAHO and a... Read more of this article

BELCO Crew To Travel To British Virgin Islands

BELCO Crew To Travel To British Virgin Islands

In the wake of Hurricane Irma’s direct Category 5 hit to a number of the Caribbean islands, BELCO will be sending a Lineman crew to the British Virgin Islands [BVI] to assist with hurricane restoration efforts. “A request for urgent support was received by the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation [CARILEC] immediately following the onset... Read more of this article

Photos: Regiment Departs For Caribbean

Photos: Regiment Departs For Caribbean

A group of 30 soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment left the island today [Sept 15] to support the UK’s efforts in the Caribbean Overseas Territories devastated by Hurricane Irma. In addition to the 30 soldiers, six Bermuda Police officers are also assisting the efforts, and earlier today, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said, “The... Read more of this article