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CARICOM Congratulates Flora Duffy

CARICOM Congratulates Flora Duffy

CARICOM has extended congratulations to Bermuda’s Flora Duffy after her gold medal winning performance at the Tokyo Olympics Triathlon, saying it is “further evidence of the ability of small states like ours to compete and be successful in the global arena.”The message from CARICOM CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque... Read more of this article

Congratulations Extended To New St Lucia PM

Congratulations Extended To New St Lucia PM

Following their general election, Bermuda’s Acting Premier Walter Roban has extended congratulations to the new Prime Minister of St Lucia, Philip J. Pierre. A Government spokesperson said, “Following the General Election in St Lucia on Monday, 26 July, the main opposition party, the St Lucia Labour Party [SLP], claimed victory. “Acting... Read more of this article

Premier Burt Extends Condolences To Haiti

Premier Burt Extends Condolences To Haiti

Following the assassination of the President of Haiti, the Premier extended condolences to the people of Haiti and said the Government will “support the people of Haiti in any way that we can.” Premier David Burt said, “On behalf of the Government of Bermuda, I extend sincerest condolences to the people of Haiti and to the family of President... Read more of this article

Closing St Vincent Volcano Appeal On June 30

Closing St Vincent Volcano Appeal On June 30

The Bermuda Red Cross said that they have raised just over $11,000 for the St. Vincent Volcano Appeal and they will be closing the account on June 30, and sending the funds to British Red Cross. A Bermuda Red Cross spokesperson said, “We would like to advise you that we have raised just over $11,000 for the St. Vincent Volcano Appeal and because... Read more of this article

Column: The UWI Bermuda Open House

Column: The UWI Bermuda Open House

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] For hundreds of years, Bermuda and the Caribbean region have been inextricably linked. The very first indentured servants arrived on our shores in 1616 from the West Indies and the vast majority of enslaved persons of African descent in Bermuda were brought from various Caribbean islands. These slaves built... Read more of this article

FIFA & CARICOM Enter Into Agreement

FIFA & CARICOM Enter Into Agreement

FIFA and CARICOM have entered into a collaboration agreement, “with the aim of promoting sports integrity and social responsibility while furthering the development of football in the region.” The report on the FIFA website said, “FIFA and the Caribbean Community [CARICOM] signed a memorandum of understanding [MoU] to strengthen their... Read more of this article

WTTC Releases Economic Impact Report

WTTC Releases Economic Impact Report

The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC] released its annual Economic Impact Report [EIR], which revealed that the Travel & Tourism sector’s contribution to Caribbean GDP dropped by $33.9 billion in 2020. A spokesperson said, “The World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual Economic Impact Report [EIR] today reveals the dramatic... Read more of this article

Bermuda Donates Vaccines To Trinidad & Tobago

Bermuda Donates Vaccines To Trinidad & Tobago

Bermuda is donating Covid-19 vaccines to Trinidad and Tobago as ”we have an overabundance of vaccines.” The Trinidad and Tobago Newsday media reported, “This country will receive donations of Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccines from St Vincent and the Grenadines and Bermuda. “He [Trinidad's Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs] said... Read more of this article

Dr Barnett: New CARICOM Secretary General

Dr Barnett: New CARICOM Secretary General

The International Women’s Forum Caribbean and Bermuda members congratulated Dr. Carla Barnett on her appointment as Secretary General of CARICOM. A spokesperson said, “The mission of IWF is ‘To advance women’s leadership and champion equality worldwide’, so we are particularly pleased that Dr. Barnett’s strong leadership has been recognized,... Read more of this article

Column: Famous On Facts, Conspiracies, More

Column: Famous On Facts, Conspiracies, More

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] The funny thing about social media is that anyone can make a statement or claim without actually presenting evidence and facts. I listened to a recent interview on Facebook. A statement was made that the Covid mitigation measures that Bermuda had implemented were more stringent than other islands. Quarantine... Read more of this article

West Indian Association Launches Appeal

West Indian Association Launches Appeal

The West Indian Association of Bermuda has launched an appeal to help the victims of the volcanic eruption in the island of St Vincent. A spokesperson said, “The hearts and prayers of the West Indian Association [WIA] [Bermuda] go out to our brothers and sisters in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. “The WIA [Bermuda] is launching an appeal... Read more of this article

Column: The Rise Of Women In Regional Politics

Column: The Rise Of Women In Regional Politics

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “I’ll rise like the day” “I’ll rise up” “I’ll rise unafraid” “I’ll rise up” “And I’ll do it a thousand times again” Andra Day Over the last 100 years, women around the world have rejected the male-imposed shackles dictating... Read more of this article

Column: Chris Famous On Assisting Each Other

Column: Chris Famous On Assisting Each Other

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] In September of 2003, Bermuda was hit by Hurricane Fabian. In its aftermath, we were left with death and destruction that we had never experienced in generations. Islandwide, entire roads were gone, roofs were gone, retaining walls gone, and electricity gone. Essentially, nearly 50 percent of our island was... Read more of this article