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Digicel Provides Free Calls & Texts To Ukraine

Digicel Provides Free Calls & Texts To Ukraine

Digicel is giving customers across the Caribbean and Central America the ability to call and text from their home country to Ukraine for free from today [March 3]. A spokesperson said, “In a show of solidarity for the people of Ukraine and their loved ones and supporters around the world, Digicel is giving customers across the Caribbean and Central... Read more of this article

“Legislation Will Take Effect Directly In Our OTs”

“Legislation Will Take Effect Directly In Our OTs”

The legislation regarding various sanctions placed on Russia due to their invasion of Ukraine “will take effect directly in our Overseas Territories as well,” Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon said during yesterday’s session of British Parliament. MP Stephen Doughty  asked “how these measures will apply to the British Overseas Territories... Read more of this article

“UK Sanctions Are Applicable In Bermuda”

“UK Sanctions Are Applicable In Bermuda”

In response to the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, many countries have introduced a wide range of sanctions against the Russian Federation, and as Bermuda is an Overseas Territory the “UK sanctions are applicable in Bermuda.” This was from Premier David Burt during yesterday’s press conference, with the Premier saying, “In... Read more of this article

Princess Donates $5,000 & Flies Ukrainian Flag

Princess Donates $5,000 & Flies Ukrainian Flag

The Ukrainian flag is flying outside of the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, which has donated $5,000 to the Bermuda Red Cross’ Disaster Appeal for Ukraine, noting it is “made in honour of two of the hotel’s employees, Olha Lytovchenko and Oleksandr Kryvchenko, who are from Ukraine.” “The donation, received by Bermuda Red Cross,... Read more of this article

“Working Closely With The Overseas Territories”

“Working Closely With The Overseas Territories”

As the world continues to levy sanctions against Russia, UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said she is ”working closely with the Overseas Territories to make sure that Putin’s oligarchs have nowhere to hide.” Speaking during yesterday’s session in UK Parliament, Plaid Cymru MP Liz Saville-Roberts said, “I welcome BP’s decision to divest... Read more of this article

BCAA Statement On Aircraft Registry & Sanctions

BCAA Statement On Aircraft Registry & Sanctions

The Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority [BCAA] — which operates the airline registry which does include some commercial Russian air operators — said they “will ensure that the Authority and the relevant entities which it regulates, are in full compliance with any applicable sanctions.” A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Civil... Read more of this article

‘Invasion Will Impact Global Insurance Industry’

‘Invasion Will Impact Global Insurance Industry’

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine likely will impact the global insurance industry substantially in the near to midterm, particularly given the significant fallout in the capital markets and potential for widespread cyber attacks,” AM Best said.. In its Best’s Commentary, “Significant Implications of Ukraine Invasion on Global Insurance... Read more of this article

Bermuda Red Cross Launch Appeal For Ukraine

Bermuda Red Cross Launch Appeal For Ukraine

Bermuda Red Cross is launching a disaster cash appeal for those affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Red Cross is launching a disaster cash appeal for those affected by the crisis in Ukraine. “We are gravely concerned about the intensification of fighting in Ukraine over the past few days.  People... Read more of this article

Ukrainians Thank Community, Set Up Fundraiser

Ukrainians Thank Community, Set Up Fundraiser

The Ukrainian community have thanked their “Bermuda family” for standing with them and said the “support we are getting from you is incredible,” and noting that many people are asking how they can help, they have set up a fundraising page to raise funds for the Red Cross in Ukraine. They partnered with Ptix for the fundraiser,... Read more of this article

Island’s Ukrainian Community Gather In Solidarity

Island’s Ukrainian Community Gather In Solidarity

Members of the Ukrainian community of Bermuda gathered today [Feb 24] to show support and solidarity for each other and their homeland, with people gathering on the steps of City Hall with the Ukraine flag. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been widely condemned by the international community, and western nations have levied various sanctions against... Read more of this article

CARICOM Condemn Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine

CARICOM Condemn Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine

CARICOM has joined with the international community in condemning the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. A statement from the said, “The Caribbean Community [CARICOM] strongly condemns the military attacks and invasion of Ukraine by The Russian Federation and calls for the immediate and complete withdrawal of the military presence and cessation of any... Read more of this article

Longtail Aviation ‘Inflight Emergency’ In Europe

Longtail Aviation ‘Inflight Emergency’ In Europe

An airplane operated by Longtail Aviation, a Bermuda based company, had an “inflight emergency” today [Feb 20] in the Netherlands. A spokesperson said, “An airplane operated by Longtail Aviation underwent an inflight emergency at about 1610 [local time] in The Netherlands. The aircraft, a Boeing 747-400 freighter with Bermuda registration... Read more of this article

Advisory For Bermudians In European Union

Advisory For Bermudians In European Union

“With less than a month before the end of the Brexit transition period, Bermudians living in the European Union on a British passport are advised to follow the UK Government’s guidance on ensuring their continued legal status,” the Bermuda Government said today.A Government spokesperson said, “In June 2016 the United Kingdom voted to leave... Read more of this article