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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 delivering results.   Overall, it is an incredible facility and, most important, the Prime Minister opined, it is integrated into the global health-care system. Citing the hospital's partnership with Ascension, America's largest faith-based hospital system and its accreditation by Joint Commission International, the Prime Minister was impressed to see radiology scans being read in real time by expert professionals a…
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                 DOM-BGI DOM-BGI DOM-BGI DOM-BGI DOM-BGI DOM-BGI Flight Number LI 601 LI 601 LI 601 LI 601 LI 601 LI 601 Departure time 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 12:00 pm Arrival Time 1:00pm 1:00pm 1:00pm 1:00pm 1:00pm 1:00pm                 DOM-ANU EIS-ANU…
ST.KITTS-NEVIS - St. Kitts has again stepped up to the plate in a major way and has proven again to be Dominica’s greatest friend , especially in times of need. In a Post Hurricane Maria address to the Nation Prime Minister Dr Hon. Timothy Harris announced over $2.5 Million in pledges to Caribbean islands ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This despite the fact that St.Kitts-Nevis suffered a total of  some $140 million in damages from both hurricanes. PM Harris announced the committment of some $1 Million to Dominica. This is the most significant monetary committment of any Caribbean Island to the relief efforts of Dominica. In 2015 after the Passage of TS Erika St.Kitts -Nevis made a similar donation…
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 seasonal closures are open and servicing guests. St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) reopened and began welcoming flights on September 20.  The Port Zante cruise pier did not sustain damage and St. Kitts is scheduled to welcome two vessels tomorrow – Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Fascination and Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas.  Park Hyatt remains on track to…
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 from the studios of ABS television at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Caribbean Time (4:30 p.m. in the UK). Roseau: Severe flooding and heavy damage throughout the city. No fatalities reported. The hospital and community centre lost their roofs. Kings Hill badly damaged, with nearly all roofs gone. All roofs gone from the hospital (in Goodwill) east to St. Aromant. Windsor Park…

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