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Russia sending warships to Caribbean for naval exercise

Russia sending warships to Caribbean for naval exercise

| 07/06/2024 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Russia plans to send combat vessels into the Caribbean region this summer as part of naval exercises that will likely include port calls in Cuba and possibly stops in Venezuela, a senior US official said Wednesday, according to reports on Reuters. The United States said it didn’t see the move involving a relatively small […]

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Regional CSEC maths paper leaked ahead of exam

Regional CSEC maths paper leaked ahead of exam

| 18/05/2023 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is investigating the circumstances surrounding the advanced leak of a mathematics exam that students across the region sat yesterday, including here in the Cayman Islands. In a short statement, officials said they were aware of the concerns that Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Math Paper 02 was likely leaked […]

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Jamaica rolls out new state of emergency over crime

Jamaica rolls out new state of emergency over crime

| 07/12/2022 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has rolled out a state of emergency in several parishes and police divisions, including in tourist areas, in response to the escalating violent crime in parts of the country. Holness made the announcement during a press briefing on Tuesday, according to a release from the Jamaican government. “My job […]

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HMS Medway sinks boat after $28M cocaine bust

HMS Medway sinks boat after $28M cocaine bust

| 02/11/2022 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Crew members of the Royal Navy Caribbean-based patrol ship, HMS Medway, accompanied by US Coast Guard officers, boarded a drug boat near the Dominican Republic and seized over 400kg (around 882lbs) of cocaine with a street value of more than £24M ($US28M) on its first day of enforcement operations, the UK Ministry Of Defence […]

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Jam cops kill murder suspect deported from Cayman

Jam cops kill murder suspect deported from Cayman

| 11/10/2022 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Rudolph “Boxer” Shaw (30), who was deported from the Cayman Islands in July, was shot and killed by Jamaican police on Saturday after he had escaped from the Kingston Central police lock-up last week through an air vent. Shaw, who was wanted by the authorities for several murders and shootings, was gunned down by the […]

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Panton: Cayman needs to heed warning from BVI

Panton: Cayman needs to heed warning from BVI

| 15/06/2022 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton welcomed the news last week that the UK will not be suspending the constitution in the British Virgin Islands. The British government is giving the new coalition government time to address the issues the territory faces in the fallout from a corruption inquiry and the arrest of the former premier for […]

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Royal Caribbean ship crashes into Falmouth dock

Royal Caribbean ship crashes into Falmouth dock

| 27/05/2022 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas crashed into part of the dock while arriving at Falmouth Port, Jamaica, Thursday morning, just before the Carnival Freedom caught fire at a dock in Grand Turk. On what appears to have been a bad day for the two major cruise lines, the damage to the third largest […]

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Carnival cruise ship catches fire in Grand Turk

Carnival cruise ship catches fire in Grand Turk

| 27/05/2022 | 12 Comments

(CNS) A smokestack funnel on a Carnival cruise ship was engulfed in flames on Thursday morning after a fire broke out while the vessel was at the dock in Grand Turk. The Carnival Freedom was on the final stop of a five-night cruise with 2,504 guests and 972 crew aboard when the blaze started in […]

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BVI premier waiting release on bond from US jail

BVI premier waiting release on bond from US jail

| 04/05/2022 | 37 Comments

(CNS): A Miami judge has ruled that British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie (51) can be released on U$500,000 bail following his arrest on drug-smuggling and money laundering charges in a DEA sting in South Florida last week. According to news reports in the US following Fahie’s scheduled court appearance on Wednesday, Judge Alicia Otazo-Reyes […]

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Fahie planning return to work as premier of BVI

Fahie planning return to work as premier of BVI

| 02/05/2022 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The premier of the British Virgin Islands, Andrew Fahie, has said he will not resign from his job leading the overseas territory and that he was “framed” by the BVI’s “colonial masters”. In a social media message, which he asked to be circulated, sent from jail after his arrest last week on drug trafficking […]

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UK pondering takeover of BVI government

UK pondering takeover of BVI government

| 29/04/2022 | 78 Comments

(CNS): The UK government is poised to take over the British Virgin Islands Government, suspending its constitution and dissolving the elected branch, for at least two years after the Commission of Inquiry report into governance in the territory was released Friday. The publication of the damning report, which found that governance in BVI “was appallingly […]

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