OPERATION TRIGGER VII – INTERPOL AND CARICOM TEAM UP FOR RECORD FIREARM AND DRUG SEIZURES ACROSS THE REGION

An estimated 510 arrests have been made across 19 Caribbean Countries following a joint firearms operation completed by INTERPOL and the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS). Operation Trigger VII was staged with the assistance of officers stationed at airports, seaports, land border and inland hotspots across 19 countries, who were directed to … Continued

POLICING PERSONNEL FROM THE BAHAMAS, UK AND THE US DEPLOYED IN TURKS AND CAICOS FOLLOWING UPSURGE IN MURDERS

The recent upsurge in gun-related crimes in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) which have resulted in the killing of 15 persons in the past month, has prompted the TCI Government to seek external policing assistance, including military support from the United Kingdom (UK). This was confirmed by their Governor His Excellency Nigel Dakin in … Continued

THE 3RD ANNUAL MONTSERRAT CONFERENCE TO PRESENT SPEAKERS FROM EIGHT (8) BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES; INCLUDING THE BVI

The Montserrat Conference is pleased to announce that Conference ’22, the 3rd Annual Montserrat Conference, will convene on Saturday, October 22nd, at 10:00 a.m. Montserrat time, via ZOOM and livestreamed worldwide. Conference ’22 will consider the theme “BEING A BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORY.” “Last year, for our second conference, we focused entirely on Montserrat,” says Shirley … Continued

FIONA STRENGTHENS INTO CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE; ON TRACK FOR BERMUDA

While the British Virgin Islands was spared of any major damages associated with the passing of Hurricane Fiona, the system has strengthened to Category 4 as of Wednesday and is barreling towards sister overseas territory Bermuda, after devastating Puerto Rico. Fiona is expected to begin affecting Bermuda later this week, bringing torrential rains and strong … Continued

CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN FINANCES SUSTAINABILITY LINKED DEBT CONVERSION FOR MARINE CONSERVATION ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT OF BARBADOS

CIBC FirstCaribbean and Credit Suisse as joint lead arrangers have successfully closed the recently announced USD146.5 million Government of Barbados Dual Currency Facility (USD Blue Bond /BBD Blue Loan). CIBC FirstCaribbean acted as Domestic Lead Arranger and sole Lender for the BBD146.52 million (US73.26 million Blue Loan portion of the transaction and Credit Suisse acted … Continued