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BVI governor launches corruption inquiry

BVI governor launches corruption inquiry

| 18/01/2021 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Gus Jaspert, the outgoing governor of the British Virgin Islands, has opened a commission of inquiry into allegations in the territory of significant political corruption, major governance issues and even accusations of criminal gangs infiltrating the elected and administrative branches. In a press release from the Cayman Islands governor’s office, officials said the seizure […]

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Queen thanks people for staying home

Queen thanks people for staying home

| 05/04/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Queen Elizabeth spoke to the people of Britain and the Commonwealth by video on Sunday, in a very rare address, to thank all healthcare and other front-line workers battling the coronavirus pandemic, but she also thanked everyone who was staying at home, “thereby helping to protect the vulnerable”.

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Queen reflects on ‘bumpy year’

Queen reflects on ‘bumpy year’

| 27/12/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Queen Elizabeth II emphasised the need to set aside past differences and come together, as she gave her annual message to the Commonwealth this year. In her 68th Christmas broadcast, the 93-year-old monarch spoke about a “bumpy year”, but did not convey whether she was referring to the bumps in British politics or her […]

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2,500 missing in the Bahamas

2,500 missing in the Bahamas

| 11/09/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): As the full catastrophe of Hurricane Dorian becomes apparent in the Bahamas, 2,500 people have been registered as missing. However, the list of the missing has not yet been checked against government records of those still in shelters or who have been evacuated, according to National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) spokesman Carl Smith. The […]

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Death toll in Bahamas will be ‘staggering’

Death toll in Bahamas will be ‘staggering’

| 08/09/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The number of people confirmed dead in the Bahamas as a result of Hurricane Dorian has risen to 43, but the Bahamas Government has said the final death toll will be “staggering”. Health Minister Duane Sands told local radio last week, “The public needs to prepare for unimaginable information about the death toll and […]

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Cayman chopper sent to help Bahamas

Cayman chopper sent to help Bahamas

| 05/09/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Bahamas Government has accepted the Cayman Islands’ offer of the use of the RCIPS helicopter to support relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, which devastated the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, leaving at least 23 people dead, many in desperate need and much of the infrastructure flattened. The Cayman government has […]

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Bahamas relief efforts must be coordinated

Bahamas relief efforts must be coordinated

| 04/09/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): While many people in the Cayman Islands are eager to help the people of the Bahamas as they deal with the fallout from Hurricane Dorian, the Cayman government is stressing that the best way to help is through an organised and coordinated official process and that, however well-intentioned, sending items may do more harm […]

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Cayman stands ready to help the Bahamas

Cayman stands ready to help the Bahamas

| 02/09/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has offered to deploy its police helicopter to the Bahamas as an initial response to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, which is continuing to devastate the northern islands. Governor Martyn Roper said that “Cayman stands ready to help our friends in the Bahamas in the best way that we […]

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Queen calls for respect over opposing views

Queen calls for respect over opposing views

| 27/12/2018 | 55 Comments

(CNS): In her annual Christmas broadcast to the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II, now aged 92, said the Christmas message of “peace on earth and goodwill to all”  was needed more than ever, as she urged people to treat each other with respect, even when they have opposing views, and urged the nation to come together. […]

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