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John Rankin To Be Sworn In As BVI Governor

John Rankin To Be Sworn In As BVI Governor

John Rankin — who previously served as Bermuda’s Governor — has arrived in the British Virgin Islands, and will be sworn in as their Governor. A statement from the Government of the Virgin Islands said, “Governor Designate Mr. John Rankin, CMG arrived in the Territory pn January 14. Mr. Rankin will be sworn in as the 15th Governor... Read more of this article

Cayman Jails Two People For Covid-19 Breach

Cayman Jails Two People For Covid-19 Breach

An American college student and her boyfriend have been jailed for four months in the Cayman Islands after breaking their Covid-19 rules, with the news apparently causing quite some interest in the USA, with ‘Cayman Islands’ trending as high as fourth in the U.S. rankings on Twitter this morning as people discussed the matter. Cayman —... Read more of this article

Column: Caribbean Elections During 2020

Column: Caribbean Elections During 2020

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] For decades there has been a false narrative that elections in the Caribbean region were fraught with corruption, tainted votes and invalid outcomes. So persistent was this narrative, that many of Caribbean elections have had to have outside observers from the United Kingdom, European Union and or some other... Read more of this article

CG Providing Covid Visitor Insurance In Bahamas

CG Providing Covid Visitor Insurance In Bahamas

CG Atlantic Medical & Life, a Bahamas-based company within the Bermuda-based Coralisle Group Ltd., will be working with The Bahamas Government to “provide its overseas visitors with Covid-19 safe-travel insurance protection.” A spokesperson said, “Beginning November 14, CG Atlantic’s COVID-19 health insurance program will enable... Read more of this article

Cayman Launch Remote Worker Programme

Cayman Launch Remote Worker Programme

The Cayman Islands has launched a ‘Global Citizen Concierge Program,’ which will allow people to work remotely in the Cayman Islands for up to two years. This is similar to the ‘Work from Bermuda’ programme that was launched earlier this year, and Cayman is the latest island to offer such a programme, joining Barbados, Antigua,... Read more of this article

Condolences On Passing Of Mr. Owen Arthur

Condolences On Passing Of Mr. Owen Arthur

“A leader of great distinction in the Caribbean Region and beyond,” Premier David Burt said after the sudden passing of Mr. Owen S. Arthur, former Prime Minister of Barbados. Mr. Arthur led Barbados for an unprecedented three consecutive terms from 1994 to 2008. Premier Burt continued, “Owen Arthur was a pioneer of modern Caribbean leadership... Read more of this article

Covid: Bahamas Close Borders To United States

Covid: Bahamas Close Borders To United States

Citing the “continued increase in Covid-19 cases in the United States,” the Bahamas said they will “close borders to international commercial flights and commercial vessels carrying passengers from the United States.” The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism said, “Due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases in the United States,... Read more of this article

Column: Britain’s Legacy Of Slavery, Colonialism

Column: Britain’s Legacy Of Slavery, Colonialism

[Opinion column written by Benito Wheatley] As the United Kingdom [UK] confronts the issue of racism in British society and the country’s longstanding problem of injustice toward people of African descent, it should not be forgotten that the people of the British Virgin Islands [BVI] are also victims of Britain’s dark legacy of slavery and colonialism.... Read more of this article

Podcast: Effect Of Covid-19 On Caribbean

Podcast: Effect Of Covid-19 On Caribbean

“The Caribbean has avoided the kind of outbreak, the kind of epidemic that we’ve seen in many European countries,” according to an expert recently interviewed on the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Caribbean Tourism Organization reported, “The coronavirus [Covid-19] has been contained in the English-speaking Caribbean and Haiti,... Read more of this article

Cayman Cruise Port Closed Until At Least Sept 1

Cayman Cruise Port Closed Until At Least Sept 1

“Cayman’s borders will remain officially closed until at least 1 September,” according to a report on Cayman Compass. The Cayman Compass reported,”Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell confirmed Thursday that Cayman’s borders will remain officially closed until at least 1 Sept., and no cruise ships will be landing here before then,... Read more of this article

Premier Burt Meets With Turks & Caicos Premier

Premier Burt Meets With Turks & Caicos Premier

Premier David Burt welcomed the Premier of the Turks & Caicos Islands Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson at the Cabinet Office today [Feb 20].A Government spokesperson said, “At the Cabinet Office today, Premier David Burt welcomed his colleague the Premier of the Turks & Caicos Islands Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson. “Premier Cartwright-Robinson... Read more of this article

Governor Meets With Turks & Caicos Premier

Governor Meets With Turks & Caicos Premier

Governor John Rankin and Deputy Governor Alison Crocket met with Premier of the Turks & Caicos Islands Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, along with members of her Government, at Government House today. “The delegation from the Turks & Caicos Islands is visiting Bermuda to study approaches taken to tackling gang violence. The Premier and His... Read more of this article

7.7 Magnitude Earthquake In Caribbean Sea

7.7 Magnitude Earthquake In Caribbean Sea

[Updated] A earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea this afternoon [Jan 28] and according to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.7. This prompted a warning for some areas in the Caribbean, with the Tsunami Warning Center initially issuing a warning of possible tsunami waves reaching approximately 0.3 to one meter above... Read more of this article