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Former Cayman Premier arrested in U.S.

MIAMI – Speaker of the House in the Cayman Islands and former Premier, McKeeva Bush was arrested in the United States this week following an incident at a casino. According to Broward County court records in the state of Florida, Bush, 62, was arrested by the Seminole police late Monday. The public records state that he was arrested on a misdemeanor offence. ...

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Farming Beyond Drought

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean accounts for seven of the world’s top 36 water-stressed countries and Barbados is in the top ten. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) defines countries like Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Kitts and Nevis as water-scarce with less than 1000 m3 freshwater resources per capita. With droughts becoming more seasonal in nature in the ...

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The Committee of wise men completes visit to St. Eustatius

ST. EUSTATIUS – The Committee of wise men has been on St. Eustatius between July 13th and 21st. The committee examines the administrative situation on St. Eustatius and the relationship between the island and the Netherlands. Last week the committee spoke with many people on St. Eustatius. She is grateful that so many people have been willing to share their ...

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Saint Lucia Named on Top Caribbean Islands List

SAINT LUCIA – Travel + Leisure, a leading US travel publication, has named Saint Lucia as one of the best Caribbean islands to visit. The magazine has just released the results of its 2017 World’s Best Awards Survey and Saint Lucia emerged as one of its leading Caribbean vacation destinations.  Every year, Travel + Leisure asks its readers to share ...

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Saint Lucia Named on Top Caribbean Islands List

SAINT LUCIA – Travel + Leisure, a leading US travel publication, has named Saint Lucia as one of the best Caribbean islands to visit. The magazine has just released the results of its 2017 World’s Best Awards Survey and Saint Lucia emerged as one of its leading Caribbean vacation destinations.  Every year, Travel + Leisure asks its readers to share ...

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Regional Laboratories Prepare to Detect and Respond to New and Emerging Diseases

KINGSTON, Jamaica – “Public health laboratories play a critical role in the fight against communicable diseases, specifically vector-borne diseases, to better prepare the Region to detect and respond to new and emerging threats,” stated Dr Karen Polson-Edwards, Acting Director, Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control at CARPHA. Dr Polson-Edwards was speaking at the opening of a two-day technical and policy forum ...

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Regional Laboratories Prepare to Detect and Respond to New and Emerging Diseases

KINGSTON, Jamaica – “Public health laboratories play a critical role in the fight against communicable diseases, specifically vector-borne diseases, to better prepare the Region to detect and respond to new and emerging threats,” stated Dr Karen Polson-Edwards, Acting Director, Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control at CARPHA. Dr Polson-Edwards was speaking at the opening of a two-day technical and policy forum ...

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Jamaican doctor dies from injuries suffered in Cayman crash

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – A Jamaican doctor succumbed to her injuries here on Tuesday after being mowed down by a taxi shortly after landing at the Owen Roberts International Airport on Monday. The police report that Dr. Vary Jones Leslie, 62, an obstetrician and gynecologist, arrived in the territory early Monday on a flight from Jamaica when the incident occurred. The ...

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Airline lays off pilots and flight attendants

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – The privately owned BVI Airways says it has laid off all pilots and flight attendants due to cash constraints. In an open letter to the public on Tuesday, the cash-strapped airline, that was scheduled to begin service between the Terrence B Lettsome International Airport and Miami International in the United States, said it is unable ...

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Former Pilot Has “LIAT Solution”

BASSETERRE, St Kitts and Nevis – Regional Airline LIAT is being urged to become a successful and profitable carrier by taking specific measures that can ensure its survival and end its status of a financially struggling company. The man who says he has the solution to LIAT’s problems is a former pilot who served with the regional airline for sixteen ...

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