Tag: disaster relief

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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Chopper providing vital assistance to Bahamas

Chopper providing vital assistance to Bahamas

| 10/09/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service helicopter, which was deployed to the Bahamas last week to help with relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, flew 21 flights in the first three days, according to the RCIPS. The H145 helicopter is based in Nassau, from where the two crews, working round the clock, […]

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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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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 meeting of the Caribbean BOT leaders, accompanied by Tara Rivers, […]

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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 lobbied for more support for the British Overseas Territories hit […]

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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 period of clean-up and rebuilding following Hurricane Irma. Police […]

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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 government to publish the full details […]

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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’ campaign, whereby customers in the Caribbean can pledge a $1 donation for relief […]

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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 Cayman from the British Virgin Islands, the Turks and Caicos Islands […]

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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 house them at no charge […]

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