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Grenlec Team Assisting with Restoration Efforts in Anguilla

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British foreign secretary visits Anguilla and British Virgin Islands

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Fieger: 'Nuclear hurricane' Irma delays hotel opening in Anguilla

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OP-ED: Environmental defenders are fighting for humanity - we must fight for them, too

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Ronald Webster, Leader Who Plotted Anguilla Revolution, Dies at 90

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WINNFM: St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank under scrutiny amid financial red flags
By Erasmus Williams: Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 15, 2017 – One week after news broke that the Barbadian Victor Boyce, the Chief Credit Risk Officer at the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank had tendered his resignation after three months into a three-year contract, the financial institution has become the focus of a number of financial concerns. The majority shareholder is the Government of St   Read More ...
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Places: Anguilla |  Saint Kitts and Nevis | 
Canada commits to CARICOM-UN Pledging Conference for hurricane ravaged countries
Canada has confirmed its participation in the upcoming CARICOM-UN Pledging Conference for the CARICOM countries devastated by the two recent Category Five Hurricanes, Irma and Maria. New Canadian Ambassador to CARICOM Her Excellency Lilian Chatterjee made the commitment while presenting her Credentials to CARICOM Secretary-General General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Tuesday. CARICOM, with the help of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will hold the High-Level Pledging Conference on at U   Read More ...
Places: Canada |  Anguilla | 
Regional Trade Ministers meet
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Forty-Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) will be held in Georgetown, Guyana, 9-10 November, 2017. Given its importance, and the mandate issued by CARICOM Heads of Government last year for a full review, the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) will be a main agenda item at the two-day Meeting at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown   Read More ...
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Police dismisses PC Ruiz Phillip-Thomas
(RAPF Release) - On Monday 30th October, 2017 Police Constable Ruiz Phillip-Thomas a serving officer with the Royal Anguilla Police Force who was on suspension appeared before the Magistrate’s Court in relation to offences committed whilst off duty. He was found guilty of three offences which amounted to gross misconduct and has been subsequently dismissed by the Commissioner effective as of date 30 th October, 2017   Read More ...
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Police arrest three for theft
The Royal Anguilla Police Force on Monday 30th October, 2017 arrested and charged three males in their 40s for theft. The three, 48 years old Elroy Hughes of South Hill, 45 years old Clotaire Richardson also of South Hill and 45 years old Sweets Fleming of North Side were charged with theft of furniture.The alleged offenders, who were taken before the Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 31st October, 2017 were all granted bail   Read More ...
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Tags: Police |  Law Enforcement |  Crimes |  Theft |  Arrests |  Law enforcement agencies | 
Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Anguilla | 
The French President Emmanuel Macron in French Guyana : “I’m not Santa Claus !”
Following the events of French Guyana last March and the promises made by the former government, the French President Emmanuel Macron traveled to Guyana, accompanied by the President of the European Commission Jean Claude Junker on the occasion of the 22nd Conference of the European Ultra Peripheral Regions; As soon as he arrived in French Guiana, the French President wanted to set the record straight, declaring : "I am not Santa Claus because the Guyanese are not children, I am here with ambition for French Guyana but I did not come to make promises, that time is over   Read More ...
Places: Anguilla |  Guyana |  France | 
RAPF issues reminder about Vehicles with damaged or destroyed windshields and windows
The Royal Anguilla Police Force has observed that due to the passing of Hurricane Irma a number of vehicles that have received damage; such broken windshields and side windows are driven on a daily basis with such damage. Some vehicles have been observed without front windshield, half of a front windshield, half of a windshield, black material to half of the front windshield or covering the area where the rear windshield should have been   Read More ...
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CAYMANIAN MAN BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE AFTER HEART STOPS TWICE
Complicated 10-hour surgery saves Bjorn Ebanks' life. CAYMAN ISLANDS (October 6, 2017) - A 33-year-old Caymanian man is breathing again - with a sigh of relief - after the Health City Cayman Islands medical team brought him back from the brink of death. Bjorn Ebanks' heart stopped twice, and he underwent CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) for almost 90 minutes before being placed on advanced life support and undergoing emergency surgery to remove life-threatening blood clots in his lungs   Read More ...
Places: Anguilla |  Cayman Islands | 
Woman Police Constable Judith Ruan retires after 30 yrs. of policing
(The Valley, Anguilla) - Woman Police Constable Judith Ruan of the Royal Anguilla Police Force retired after 30 years of policing. Ruan who joined the Royal Anguilla Police Force on the 1st of January, 1987, did so upon completing her initial police training at the Regional Police Training Centre in Barbados. Constable Ruan worked in several Departments of the Royal Anguilla Police Force which included Beat and Patrol, Communication, Scenes of Crime, Criminal Investigation, Traffic and Out Stations and most recently the Safeguarding Investigation Unit   Read More ...
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Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Anguilla |  Barbados | 
Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network for the Caribbean hosts Coral Reef Training Workshop in Jamaica
The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN)-Caribbean is organizing a regional training workshop entitled “GCRMN-Caribbean Capacity Building for Coral Reef and Human Dimensions Monitoring within the Wider Caribbean”. This takes place at the Port Royal Marine Laboratory, The University of West Indies, Jamaica, from 10 to 14 October 2017. The workshop will be opened by an official of the UN Environment Cartagena Convention Secretariat, based in Kingston, Jamaica   Read More ...
Places: Caribbean |  Anguilla |  Jamaica | 
RAPF host 11th Youth Development Program
(The Valley, Anguilla) - The Royal Anguilla Police Force on Tuesday 3rd October, 2017 conducted the 11th edition of the Youth Development Program with the Form 1 Students of the Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School, Campus B. The program which consists of a number of lectures to the new students of the Campus was presented in collaboration with the Education Department, Health Department and other individuals from civil society   Read More ...
Categories: Education | 
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DDM ANGUILLA: RELIEF/RECOVERY HELPLINE 497-2378 SET UP
The passage of Hurricane Irma has cause significant damage and loss across our island. As we transition from the response/relief phase to the recovery phase, the Relief Working Group of the National Disaster Management Committee (NDMC) is mindful that there may be persons who may have concerns about the relief effort. We have therefore sought to alleviate some of these concerns by establishing a helpline   Read More ...
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Anguilla announces expansion of air and sea ports
THE VALLEY, Anguilla — The chief minister of Anguilla, Victor Banks, has announced that plans are in place for the expansion of Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA) and the reconstruction of the Blowing Point ferry terminal. The British government has indicated that in short order they will be responding to the need to expand Anguilla’s airport. A team from the British Corps of Royal Engineers will oversee the project to extend the runway by 600 feet from its current 5,400 feet   Read More ...
Places: Caribbean |  Anguilla |  United Kingdom | 
Bahamas' PM: ‘Nation’s Character’ Riding on its Response to Dominica Devastation
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The quality of The Bahamas’ character as a nation and its values are riding on how the country responds to the needs of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) partners such as Dominica which was devastated by both Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Wednesday, September 27, 2017. “We can either respond with humanitarian and Christian values, or we can close our hearts to those who are now experiencing tremendous suffering and emergency needs   Read More ...
Places: Anguilla |  Bahamas |  Dominica | 
CDB President participates in high-level mission to Dominica
September 27, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Wm. Warren Smith, has reaffirmed the institution’s support for the Government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica, after participating in a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) high-level mission to that country on September 26. Smith was part of a delegation that met with the Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon   Read More ...
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Data collection exercises ongoing
The Anguilla Statistics Department in conjunction with the Department of Social Development, Department of Disaster Management and the Ministry of Finance wish to collect from you – households information regarding your current social and economic position as a result of the passage of Hurricane Irma. The information will be used for consideration with any possible relief. We will be conducting the 2nd in a series of data collection sessions on Thursday, September 28, 2017 between the hours of 9:00AM – 12noon and 1:30PM – 4:30PM for the District of West End, South Hill North and Sandy Ground South West, Sandy Ground Central and North Hill   Read More ...
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St. Kitts & Nevis gives EC$ 2.5 million to neighbouring islands impacted by severe Hurricanes
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, September 24, 2017 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – St. Kitts and Nevis became the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to offer in kind and monetary support to the storm-ravaged island of Dominica in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Maria, the 13th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday, September 18, as it pummeled the Commonwealth of Dominica as an extremely strong hurricane with catastrophic wind speeds   Read More ...
Places: Anguilla |  Saint Kitts and Nevis | 
CARICOM to Launch On Line CSME Platforms
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat will officially launch four (4) online platforms on Monday 25 October 2017. These online platforms have been developed to help make the benefits of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) more accessible to CARICOM Nationals. They were created with the assistance of the Tenth European Development Fund (10th EDF) Grant Agreement between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the European Union (EU)   Read More ...
Places: Anguilla | 
Caribbean bowed but far from beaten
By Sir Ronald Sanders. This week I was asked to provide an answer to a question posed by an influential Washington-based publication regarding the future of tourism in the Caribbean in the wake of the damage wreaked, in quick succession, by two Category 5 hurricanes. The question was disturbing. Its inference was that tourism in the Caribbean could be fatally affected by the recent storms and by more frequent and intense storms in the future, and, further, tourists would now have to consider alternative destinations   Read More ...
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EU disburses EC$806,000 humanitarian aid to Dominica
The European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) is providing EC$806,000 (250,000 Euros) in emergency humanitarian aid to Dominica, following the severe destruction caused by Hurricane Maria which devastated the island on 19 September. The relief will address urgent needs and will include basic kits for survival, clean water and food, construction material and fuel, as well as additional logistical support to reach isolated communities   Read More ...
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Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Anguilla |  Dominica |  Europe | 
HMS Ocean headed to Anguilla after stop in BVI
The HMS Ocean is headed to Anguilla after its first stop today in the British Virgin Islands. Both neighbouring territories were ravaged by the destructive forces of Hurricane Irma two weeks ago. Described as the Flagship of The Royal Navy, HMS Ocean arrived loaded with 650 personnel and 60 tonnes of aid including construction equipment and other essential materials such as hygiene kits and water purification tablets   Read More ...
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ECCB disburses grant of EC$1 million each to Anguilla and Antigua and Barbuda
(ECCB) - The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is standing firmly with its member countries that have been impacted by Hurricane Irma. The Bank has disbursed a grant of EC$1 million each to the Governments of Anguilla and Antigua and Barbuda to support relief and early recovery. A delegation from the ECCB visited Anguilla on September 13 in solidarity and support   Read More ...
Places: Anguilla |  Antigua and Barbuda | 
CDEMA situation report for Dominica - Assessment and Immediate Needs
Thursday, September 21, 2017 — SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA: Maria, the 13th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted St. Kitts and Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017   Read More ...
Places: Anguilla |  Dominica | 
Tears For His Island: Dominica's Prime Minister speaks of Devastation
In an interview carried live by ABS television/radio in Antigua, at 12;30pm on Thursday, September 21st, 2017, a visibly emotional Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, described utter devastation in his country, with isolated communities, and an official death toll that is expected to rise, as officials are yet to get to some hard-hit areas. Helicopter services are needed said the Prime Minister, to airlift supplies, critical patients and because villages at this time are only accessible via sea or by air   Read More ...
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Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Anguilla |  Dominica | 
BL&P joins CARILEC’s hurricane restoration effort
“ALL HEROES DON’T WEAR CAPES”. This was the sentiment expressed by a Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) staff member as she wished our five-member team well the day before they headed off to hurricane-ravaged Anguilla. On September 6, Anguilla was hit by Hurricane Irma, which resulted in the destruction of over 90 per cent of its electricity infrastructure. The crew, made up of distribution supervisor Reginald Parris and linemen Shawn Alleyne, Rommel Cumberbatch, Ken Howard and Kurt Vidal, had all indicated their willingness to volunteer at the start of the hurricane season   Read More ...
Places: Anguilla |  Barbados | 
Anguilla high court to remain closed until further notice
THE VALLEY, Anguilla — The high court building in Anguilla has been extensively damaged following the passage of Hurricane Irma. As a result, the high court in Anguilla will remain closed until further notice. All criminal matters before the high court will be adjourned until further notice. All civil matters before the court will also be adjourned unless practitioners, litigants and witnesses can travel to the court’s headquarters in Castries, Saint Lucia, and can be accommodated on a pre-arranged basis   Read More ...
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Tags: Judiciary |  Law Courts |  High Court | 
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Grenlec Team Assisting with Restoration Efforts in Anguilla
On Friday, 15 September, 5 Grenlec team members departed Grenada to support the utility workers of Anguilla with electricity restoration over the next 3 weeks. The 5 men are Shawn Manwarring (Team leader), Mekiel Mitchell, Joshua Francis, Jaworski Toussaint and Daron Charles. Making the announcement of the team’s departure, Acting General Manager Clive Hosten, expressed the Grenlec Family’s empathy for the people of Anguilla and other territories who endure, despite their losses   Read More ...
Places: Anguilla |  Grenada | 
CARICOM gripped with compassion at widespread loss of life… – CARICOM SG
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Caribbean Community Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque, has expressed “profound condolences” to the President of the French Republic, His Excellency. Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron. Referring to the recent passage of Hurricane Irma over the Overseas French Caribbean Territories of St. Barthelemy and in particular Saint Martin, the Secretary-General in a Message of Condolence said – “…the disruption, destruction and scenes of damage across the two territories left the Community gripped with compassion at the widespread loss of life and property”   Read More ...
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Cayman Islands Premier delivers relief aid for Anguilla
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Hon. Alden McLaughlin, Premier of the Cayman Islands, on Friday 15 September 2017 delivered 15,000 lbs of relief aid to assist Anguilla in its post hurricane recovery. Anguilla, an Associate Member of CARICOM was pummeled by one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, hurricane Irma, on Tuesday 5 September. It damaged the main hospital, schools and 90 percent of the homes   Read More ...
Places: Anguilla |  Cayman Islands | 
CARICOM stands in solidarity with Cuba
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque reiterated the Community’s solidarity with the Republic of Cuba in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s impact on that country. In a message to the President of the Council of State and Ministers, Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Raúl Castro Ruz, Amb. LaRocque expressed the Community’s “deepest sympathy… over the loss of life and widespread destruction”   Read More ...
Places: Anguilla |  Cuba | 
RPTC launches relief effort for Anguilla
The Regional Police Training Centre has embarked on a relief effort to assist the country of Anguilla on behalf of 11 Anguillan police recruits and an instructor. These officers are in Barbados and away from their families and friends following the passage of Hurricane Irma which devastated their home. Public relations officer with the Royal Barbados Police Force Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler said police stations and key infrastructure in Anguilla were completely destroyed   Read More ...
Places: Anguilla |  Barbados | 
EU disburses EC$11.6M (€3.6M) grant aid to Anguilla for Education Reform
The European Union disbursed a total of €3.6 million (EC$11.6M) to Anguilla, as the first tranche of grant assistance through the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) focusing on reform of the education and training system. EU Ambassador Daniela Tramacere announced: "This grant is in support of the implementation of the Education Development Plan and is the result of a long standing cooperation commitment with Anguilla   Read More ...
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British foreign secretary visits Anguilla and British Virgin Islands
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson flew into Barbados on Tuesday afternoon, and transferred to a military flight directly up to Anguilla. On Wednesday he will visit the British Virgin Islands before returning to the UK. Johnson will be viewing the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and the UK’s relief effort first hand. He will meet governors of the affected territories and others who are leading the recovery work, and visit communities working to repair the extensive damage they have suffered   Read More ...
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'All We Are Really Living on Is Hope.' Hurricane Irma's Devastation Lingers in the Caribbean
Close to a week after Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean, a number of the hardest-hit island-states and territories in the region are dealing with dwindling supplies and a stunning breakdown in law and order. There have been reports of mass looting on the island of St. Martin, where more than 90% of the structures have been destroyed. Dutch King Willem-Alexander visited his country's half of the island on Monday, telling Dutch national network NOS that the destruction was the worst he'd ever seen   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Caribbean |  Anguilla | 
CTO - HURRICANE IRMA - Caribbean Status UPDATE
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (9 Sept, 2017) - Assessments are still coming in from the impact of Hurricane Irma on a number of Caribbean countries in the northern Leeward Islands and the northern Caribbean with warnings and watches still in place for a few countries in Irma's path. Additionally, due to the projected path of Hurricane Jose, a category 4 storm, tropical storm and hurricane watches and warnings have been issued for some countries in the northern Leeward Islands   Read More ...
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EU mobilises further assistance for Hurricane Irma hit islands:
Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides. Brussels, 11 September 2017, "Hurricane Irma has left a trail of devastation across many countries. It is our moral duty to help those in need whose lives and homes are being destroyed or severely threatened. We stand in full solidarity with all those in the Caribbean and in the USA during and after the storm   Read More ...
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CDB announces support for countries affected by Hurricane Irma
September 11, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced support for its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) affected by Hurricane Irma, and for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), which is coordinating the Region’s response to the affected states. The Bank is in the process of providing Emergency Relief Grants to Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands   Read More ...
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Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Statement on the Passage of Hurricane Irma
ECSC Statement. Monday, September 11, 2017 — On the evening of 5th September 2017 and well into the following day, Hurricane Irma with winds over 180 mph moved over the Leeward Islands. Three of the Court’s Member States and Territories, namely, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda and the Territory of the Virgin Islands were severely impacted by the passage of this catastrophic hurricane, in addition to St   Read More ...
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Britain under fire again over hurricane relief to Anguilla
LONDON, England — Just days after the UK government had been criticised for the paucity of its belated assistance to the tiny British territory of Anguilla after the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma last Wednesday, Prime Minister Theresa May again came under fire for giving a misleading impression of the level of support currently being rendered. After a photograph captioned “UK ship RFA Mounts Bay is delivering disaster relief to places affected by Hurricane Irma” was posted on 10 Downing Street’s Twitter feed, Anguillans described the picture as misleading because the pictured vehicles and supplies were unable to disembark from the landing craft on the unstable sandy beach   Read More ...
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CDEMA Stands in Solidarity with Countries Affected by Hurricane Irma
Bridgetown, Barbados - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), as the CARICOM entity established to oversee disaster management within the region, stands in solidarity with our affected Caribbean neighbours. The Regional Response Mechanism (RRM) has been activated to provide support during this greatest time of need. The impact of Hurricane Irma on several of CDEMA Participating States including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis and Montserrat has also moved many of our fellow Caribbean citizens, private sector and the diaspora to reach out to the CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CU) with offers of assistance for the disaster relief efforts   Read More ...
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