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Tag: Hurricane Irma

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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BVI faces law and order breakdown

BVI faces law and order breakdown

| 13/09/2017 | 40 Comments
(CNS): RCIPS officers were the first policing reinforcements to get to the hurricane stricken British Virgin Islands, where in addition to all other security issues, the local police had to deal with more than 100 convicts set free by the storm on the island of Tortola. Foreign Office minister Sir A [...]

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RCIPS assists devastated BVI and TCI

RCIPS assists devastated BVI and TCI

| 10/09/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS chopper has been sent to the Turks and Caicos Islands and 16 Cayman Islands officers are now in the British Virgin Islands to help those islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. According to the RCIPS, the deployment of cops to the BVI was in response to an urgent request yester [...]

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RCIPS says stay off the water this weekend

RCIPS says stay off the water this weekend

| 08/09/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands may be avoiding the worst of Hurricane Irma but this is a massive storm, estimated to be twice as wide as the Florida peninsula. So while its eye will pass north of Cuba, the RCIPS says sea conditions around the islands are expected to deteriorate dramatically beginning tom [...]

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Cash not stuff needed, says Red Cross

Cash not stuff needed, says Red Cross

| 08/09/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Red Cross is launching an appeal for people affected by Hurricane Irma in the Eastern Caribbean islands, but officials are stressing that they need money only and urging residents not to make arrangements to send supplies to the affected areas. “The arrival of unsoli [...]

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Irma will not disrupt supplies to Cayman

Irma will not disrupt supplies to Cayman

| 08/09/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): If deadly superstorm Irma continues on its projected track, it will pass as a category 4 hurricane directly over South Florida and could cause severe damage to Miami, which is the main hub for goods heading to the Cayman Islands. However, residents here do not have to worry about shortages of [...]

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CAL offers US$69 special fares from Miami and Tampa

CAL offers US$69 special fares from Miami and Tampa

| 07/09/2017 | 56 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: Cayman Airways CEO Fabian Whorms has told CNS that the airline is implementing a special hurricane fare of US$69 (before taxes) for a one-way ticket to Grand Cayman out of both Miami and Tampa. He said the airline is waiving the normal fees for travel date changes for this fare, provi [...]

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FCO coordinating relief efforts from Cayman Islands

FCO coordinating relief efforts from Cayman Islands

| 06/09/2017 | 55 Comments
(CNS): An infant died in Barbuda and at least two people died in the islands of St Barts and St Martin as a result of Irma, a catastrophic category 5 hurricane that is now passing Puerto Rico on its path of destruction through the northern Caribbean. With memories of Ivan in 2004 and Paloma in [&hel [...]

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Home affairs minister urges hurricane preparedness

Home affairs minister urges hurricane preparedness

| 05/09/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): If Irma, one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record, remains on its projected path, it is not a direct threat for the Cayman Islands, according to the Cayman Islands National Weather Service. Home Affairs Minister Tara Rivers is nevertheless urging all residents of these islands to ma [...]

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