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CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN cancels walk for the cure in five islands hardest hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria

BRIDGETOWN,Barbados – CIBC FirstCaribbean organizers of the region’s largest cancer care and awareness event – Walk for the Cure – has announced the cancelation of this year’s walkin five islands hardest hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria. The annual cancer fundraiser has been cancelled in Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, St. Maarten and Turks and Caicos Islands, the walk’s Executive Co-Chairs and Managing Directors at CIBC FirstCaribbean Mark ...

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St. Lucia open to exploring opportunities with health city

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Leading Caribbean tertiary care hospital Health City Cayman Islands has been credited by St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet with raising the bar for the future of health care in the Caribbean.   Chastanet, who visited the Cayman Islands this month to meet with medical professionals at the three-and-a-half-year-old facility, observed a streamlined experience benefiting patients and ...

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UPDATE on Liat flights to Dominica, Tortola & St. Maarten

ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA – September 25th 2017 – LIAT will continue Relief flights out of Dominica, Tortola and St. Maarten from Monday 25th to Saturday 30th September: This schedule will be updated weekly on Sundays as long as Relief flights continue. The schedule is as follow: Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Date 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th ...

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St. Kitts is Open and Welcoming Travelers

Basseterre, St. Kitts – St. Kitts is pleased to report that initial assessments have been completed and the island is resuming normal operations, as it was fortunate to escape major damage from the passage of Hurricane Maria to its south on Tuesday afternoon. All hotels in St. Kitts are fully operational and those properties that do not engage in regular ...

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Dominica update! – Hurricane Maria

DOMINICA, Roseau – The minister of tourism Robert Tonge sent this update in the early hours of this morning. It’s a running commentary of affected communities, most of which may be unfamiliar to you. The prime minister’s principal adviser Hartley Henry has said prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit will be airlifted to Antigua this morning from where he’ll deliver an address ...

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Powerful global coalition to boost equal pay for women at work

NEW YORK (ILO News) – One of the most persistent barriers to women’s success at work and to economic growth, unequal pay, will be actively challenged by a new global partnership, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC). With the launch of EPIC, the International Labour Organization (ILO), UN Women and the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) bring together ...

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Statia Act. Governor welcomes Bonaire Volunteers

CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS – On Sunday September 17th, a group of six RCN and Public Entity of Bonaire civil servants, who have volunteered to assist St. Eustatius in the recovery work following the passage of hurricane Irma on September 6th, arrived on the island. Included in the group were Custom Officers who arrived on the island to relieve their colleagues on ...

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CIBC Donates US$450,000 to support Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief and rebuilding efforts

BRIDGETOWN, MIAMI and TORONTO – (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) is donating US$450,000 to support organizations providing humanitarian relief to areas impacted by Hurricane Irma. The funds, which include a donation through CIBC FirstCaribbean’s ComTrust Foundation, will be distributed through the Red Cross and other local relief agencies. “Hurricane Irma has had a devastating impact on the islands in the northern Caribbean, ...

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