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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

Column: Looking At Elections In Other Islands

Column: Looking At Elections In Other Islands

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] As we widen our outlook as an island amongst neighbors to the south of us, is important for us to keep abreast of what is happening in the Atlantic/Caribbean region. Here is a brief summary of recent happenings on some of our sister islands over the last month or so. British Virgin Islands On November 11, the... Read more of this article

Turks & Caicos Hotel Appoints Paul Telford

Turks & Caicos Hotel Appoints Paul Telford

[Updated] The Shore Club Turks and Caicos announced the appointment of Bermudian Paul Telford as their new General Manager. A spokesperson said, “The Shore Club Turks and Caicos, Travel + Leisure magazine’s #1 Resort in the Caribbean in 2019, is proud to announce the appointment of Paul Telford as the new General Manager. “A Bermudian... Read more of this article

Former BVI Premier Ralph O’Neal Passes Away

Former BVI Premier Ralph O’Neal Passes Away

Premier David Burt today expressed condolences to the Government and people of the British Virgin Islands after news that their former Chief Minister and Premier Ralph O’Neal has passed away. Premier Burt said, “Ralph O’Neal was a powerful voice on behalf of the people of the British Virgin Islands. He was a leading Caribbean statesman who commanded... Read more of this article

Column: British Virgin Islands Development Path

Column: British Virgin Islands Development Path

[Opinion column written by Premier of the British Virgin Islands Andrew Fahie] My Dear Virgin Islanders, residents, friends at home and beyond our shores, To you I say Good Day and God’s Blessings. There is a proverb that says if you want to succeed you must visualize yourself in your success and then go make it a reality. I would like to take this... Read more of this article

Bermuda Police Set To Assist Turks & Caicos

Bermuda Police Set To Assist Turks & Caicos

Three Bermuda Police Service officers will be deployed to Turks & Caicos following a request from the Commissioner of the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force. A Bermuda police spokesperson said, “Following a request from the Commissioner of the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force for specialist capabilities, three Bermuda... Read more of this article