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Premier Attends Emergency Caricom Meeting

Premier Attends Emergency Caricom Meeting

Heads of Government from Caricom nations — including Premier David Burt – held a special virtual emergency meeting to discuss the situation in St Vincent and the Grenadines caused by the volcanic eruptions. A statement from Caricom said, “Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community [Caricom] met in Special Emergency session on... Read more of this article

Bermuda Commits $50,000 To Help St. Vincent

Bermuda Commits $50,000 To Help St. Vincent

Bermuda will commit $50,000 to assist St. Vincent as the island nation deals with a volcanic eruption, with the Government saying that we have a “moral imperative to play our part in the regional and international effort to help.” A Government spokesperson said, “Premier the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP and Deputy Premier the Hon. Walter Roban,... Read more of this article

Digicel Donates To St. Vincent Relief Efforts

Digicel Donates To St. Vincent Relief Efforts

The global Digicel group announced a donation of “$500,000 worth of much-needed items to support the urgent relief efforts in St. Vincent & the Grenadines caused by the Le Soufriere volcanic activity.” A spokesperson said, “With thousands of people evacuated from the red zone and housed in shelters and significant ash fall resulting... Read more of this article

Red Cross Launch Appeal For St Vincent

Red Cross Launch Appeal For St Vincent

[Updated] The Bermuda Red Cross is launching a disaster appeal to help people affected by the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent. This weekend, the St. Vincent emergency management organisation tweeted, “Massive power outage following another explosive event at La Soufriere Volcano. Lightning, thunder and rumblings. Majority... Read more of this article

Premier Burt Extends Thoughts To St Vincent

Premier Burt Extends Thoughts To St Vincent

[Updated] The Premier has extended his thoughts and prayers to the people of St. Vincent & The Grenadines as they face the possible eruption of the volcano La Soufriere. St. Vincent has declared a red alert and issued an evacuation order, and the island’s leadership has said that cruise ships are en route to help evacuate people, and emergency... Read more of this article

Royal Caribbean To Sail From The Bahamas

Royal Caribbean To Sail From The Bahamas

The  Royal Caribbean cruise line announced a summer lineup of cruises setting sail this June from what they said was their “new homeport” in The Bahamas. The cruise industry has been extremely impacted by the pandemic, with cruising suspended for most of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Royal Caribbean International website said,... Read more of this article

CPA Post-Election Seminar To Be Held

CPA Post-Election Seminar To Be Held

A virtual CPA Post-Election Seminar set to be held by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association [CPA] on February 22nd will feature members of ten Commonwealth Parliaments,  including Bermuda. A statement from the organisation said, “A cohort of experienced international experts on parliamentary democracy will address Members of the Parliament... Read more of this article

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