Tag: disaster relief

McLaughlin spearheads BOT’s aid lobbying efforts

McLaughlin spearheads BOT’s aid lobbying efforts

| 01/11/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): With memories of Cayman’s own challenges in the wake of devastating hurricane strikes, Premier Alden McLaughlin is continuing his efforts to support the British Overseas Territories that have been hit hard by hurricanes this season. Having returned from Miami, where he chaired a special [...]

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Premier lobbies Tory conference for BOT aid

Premier lobbies Tory conference for BOT aid

| 12/10/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands delegation, led by Premier Alden McLaughlin, that travelled to Brussels recently to promote Cayman, also went to London and the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. They were there to engage with British politicians to push the financial services business but also l [...]

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RCIPS sends more cops to BVI

RCIPS sends more cops to BVI

| 03/10/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Sixteen RCIPS officers deployed to the British Virgin Islands last month returned to Cayman on Monday and another 16 officers left to replace them. The second group will take over the duties their colleagues were doing to support the BVI police in providing security during the continued per [...]

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Miller calls for transparency on relief visa policy

Miller calls for transparency on relief visa policy

| 29/09/2017 | 100 Comments
(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller says he is fully behind the need to offer visas and temporary evacuations to the citizens of BVI and other territories as the countries attempt to rebuild their business economy after the devastation from hurricanes Irma and Maria. However, he has called on the [...]

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C&W launches charitable foundation

C&W launches charitable foundation

| 21/09/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): One of the biggest telecommunications and entertainment providers in the region has launched a charitable foundation to help Caribbean islands impacted by catastrophic hurricanes this season. C&W Communications (C&W), the parent company of Flow, has also launched a ‘Text To Donate [...]

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Cayman to provide schooling for child evacuees

Cayman to provide schooling for child evacuees

| 20/09/2017 | 56 Comments
(CNS): The Ministry of Education is opening up temporary spaces in government schools and waiving school fees for child evacuees from British Overseas Territories devastated by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Children of compulsory school age (5-17 years old) who have temporarily relocated to Ca [...]

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CIG and Dart enable evacuees to bring pets

CIG and Dart enable evacuees to bring pets

| 20/09/2017 | 95 Comments
(CNS): People evacuating from British Overseas Territories who want to bring their pet dogs and cats can do so even if the animals do not meet the current import conditions, thanks to emergency provisions approved by Cabinet and the generosity of Dart Real Estate, which has provided a facility to ho [...]

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Cayman relief teams in BOTs braving Maria

Cayman relief teams in BOTs braving Maria

| 19/09/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS): RCIPS officers in the British Virgin Islands and medical and emergency personnel in Anguilla, deployed to assist those islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, are remaining to face the onslaught of Hurricane Maria, which is expected to pass over the Virgin Islands as a category 5 tomorrow [...]

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RCIPS officers help recapture prisoners in BVI

RCIPS officers help recapture prisoners in BVI

| 15/09/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): An operation run by British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands police officers, alongside British Royal Marines and 47 UK police officers, resulted in the capture of over 100 escaped criminals from the Balsam Ghut prison on Tortola, BVI Governor Gus Jaspert stated yesterday. It is not clear if [...]

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BOTs praised, UK gov’t grilled over Irma response

BOTs praised, UK gov’t grilled over Irma response

| 13/09/2017 | 78 Comments
(CNS): While the Cayman Islands and other British Overseas Territories were praised in the House of Commons Tuesday for the swift aid given to those BOTs impacted by Hurricane Irma, the British government faced criticisms about the speed of their own response as well as questions concerning long-ter [...]

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Medical professionals from Cayman assist Anguilla

Medical professionals from Cayman assist Anguilla

| 13/09/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The group of professionals who went to Anguilla Tuesday to offer humanitarian relief included nine medical volunteers from the Health Services Authority (HSA) and three nurses from Health City Cayman Islands, who went to provide medical care and support to the island’s main medical facility [...]

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