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Cuba starts clinical trial for children’s COVID vaccine

Cuba starts clinical trial for children’s COVID vaccine


HAVANA, Cuba – The head of the Centre for State Control of Medicines , Equipment and Medical Devices (CECMED), says a clinical trial on a COVID-19 vaccination for children is currently underway and is progressing satisfactorily. According Dr Meiby...

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CDEMA to conduct damage assessment in Guyana after flooding

CDEMA to conduct damage assessment in Guyana after flooding


Georgetown – Approximately 30 technical officials from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) are set to arrive in Guyana next week to begin a detailed damage sectoral assessment of the recent floods, which have devastated some re...

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Officials in Guyana defend use of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

Officials in Guyana defend use of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine


Georgetown – Minister of Health Dr Frank Anthony says the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine is safe and effective and encouraged residents to take the jab, amid Opposition claims that the vaccine is not effective. Anthony said on Thursday that while ...

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IMF offers proposals to OECS countries battling COVID-19 impact

IMF offers proposals to OECS countries battling COVID-19 impact


CASTRIES – A senior official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Wednesday, that member countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) facing financial constraints will have to pre-prioritise their spending and rely on ...

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New measures in Suriname to fight COVID

New measures in Suriname to fight COVID


PARAMARIBO – Suriname Thursday announced a complete lockdown on Sundays and holidays until July 5, as the Dutch-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country and other member states recorded deaths linked to the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past ...

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Cement shortage in Grenada

Cement shortage in Grenada


ST GEORGE’S – Grenada is seeking permission from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) to be allowed to import cement from outside of the region because the main supplier in Trinidad and Tobago is not ex...

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St Kitts declares State of Emergency

St Kitts declares State of Emergency


BASSETERRE – The St Kitts-Nevis government declared a state of emergency as the twin island Federation grapples with an increase in the number of coronavirus (COVOD-19) cases in decent days. A government statement said that Governor General, Sir S...

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Jamaica moving ahead with digital services strategy

Jamaica moving ahead with digital services strategy


KINGSTON – The Jamaica government said it was moving ahead with plans to implement the national five-year Global Digital Services Strategy, aimed at increasing the sector’s employment to 70,000 jobs by 2025. Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett said ...

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Court rules against Jagdeo in multimillion-dollar lawsuit

Court rules against Jagdeo in multimillion-dollar lawsuit


GEORGETOWN –  High Court judge Sandra Kurtzious dismissed an appeal by Guyana vice-president Bharrat Jagdeo seeking to set aside a multi-million dollar ruling against him in favour of opposition legislator, Annette Ferguson in a libel case. The ju...

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WHO Director General says vaccines necessary to re-open Caribbean economies

WHO Director General says vaccines necessary to re-open Caribbean economies


CASTRIES – The Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned the Caribbean countries on Wednesday, that they cannot open up their economies without having access to vaccines. Tedros said it was very ...