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Cayman dive business shifting to Turks and Caicos

Next month the bulk of the remaining staff and crew of Cayman’s Reef Divers will load up four boats and make the 520 nautical mile, 34-hour ocean crossing to set up shop in Turks and Caicos.

Caribbean OTs relax travel restrictions as vaccinations rise

Britain’s Overseas Territories in the Caribbean have taken different approaches to balancing the economic and health threats posed by COVID-19 and the measures to combat the virus, with Cayman among the most conservative.

First COVID deaths in Turks, Bermuda

The coronavirus has claimed two lives in Bermuda and one in Turks and Caicos, the first deaths involving residents in Britain’s overseas territories.

Cayman police investigating Turks shooting

Four officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service are investigating a fatal shooting of a man by a police officer in Turks and Caicos.

Premier reaches out to stricken Bahamas

Premier Alden McLaughlin paid a flying visit to the Bahamas Monday to offer Cayman’s solidarity and support to the hurricane-hit island chain.

Rotary International president chosen from Caribbean region

Barry Rassin of the Rotary Club of East Nassau in New Providence, Bahamas, became the president of the Rotary International, this month.
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Cayman attends integrity commission conference

Cayman Islands representatives joined country leaders from across the Caribbean at a Commonwealth integrity and anti-corruption conference that opened Monday afternoon in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.

Bermuda controversy prompts calls for action on same-sex marriage

The U.K. government is facing a cross-party backlash for its failure to intervene as Bermuda became the first territory in the world to “repeal“ gay marriage rights.

International aid rules limit UK’s disaster relief to its territories

Rules governing international aid targets that prevented the U.K. from spending its foreign development aid budget on hurricane-hit territories in the Caribbean are being reviewed.

Hurricane relief mission delays laser/helicopter trial

Javonnie Silburn, who is accused of shining a laser at the police helicopter, had his trial adjourned until next week because a police officer due to give evidence is on an emergency relief operation in Turks and Caicos.

UPDATE: Tampa airport to close Monday for Irma; Cayman Airways adjusts flights

The Tampa International Airport in Florida will close Monday. Accordingly Cayman Airway's flights to and from Tampa on Monday have been cancelled.

Relief efforts begin for devastated British Virgin Islands

After Hurricane Irma flattened homes throughout the British Virgin Islands when it struck the territory on Wednesday, untold hundreds of residents have had to seek refuge in churches, schools and other public shelters.

Pre-UK ministerial meeting wraps up in Turks and Caicos

Anticipated consequences of the U.K. ‘Brexit’ vote was the major topic of discussion this week as British Overseas Territories leaders gathered in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

OT ministers gather in Turks and Caicos

Ministers from the Cayman Islands and seven other overseas territories will meet in Turks and Caicos this week to address issues ahead of the Joint Ministerial Council meeting in London this fall.

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