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Use measures to control virus, says PAHO head

Use measures to control virus, says PAHO head


Washington – The director of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) Dr Carissa F. Etienne has urged the region of the Americas, including the Caribbean, to immediately intensify public health interventions on social distancing, limiting gatherin...

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Trinidad records first case of COVID-19 variant

Trinidad records first case of COVID-19 variant


Port of Spain – The Ministry of Health today advised that Trinidad and Tobago has recorded its first confirmed case of the COVID-19 Variant of Concern (UK) – Variant B117. The patient is a returned national who travelled from the United Kingdom. A...

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Antigua PM writes letter to president Biden

Antigua PM writes letter to president Biden


ST JOHN’S – Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne wrote to new United States President Joseph Biden on Wednesday afternoon immediately after his inauguration, welcoming his administration’s decision to commit to the 2015 Paris Agreement ...

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Guyana’s AG: Maduro’s comments an abrogation

Guyana’s AG: Maduro’s comments an abrogation


Georgetown – Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall on Monday described recent statements by Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, in which he declared that he will reconquer the disputed Essequibo region, as “an abrogation of i...

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Gonsalves opposed to curfews, declares two public holidays

Gonsalves opposed to curfews, declares two public holidays


Kingston – Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves on Monday again rejected the imposition of curfews, a state of emergency, and outright lockdown measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. He, however, announced public holidays this c...

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Adam Stewart named executive chairman of Sandals Resorts International

Adam Stewart named executive chairman of Sandals Resorts International


Montego Bay – Sandals Resorts International has announced Adam Stewart's appointment as the executive chairman. Stewart becomes just the second chairman in the company’s 40-year history. He is preceded by his late father and chairman, Gordon "Butc...

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Caribbean Airlines issues COVID notice

Caribbean Airlines issues COVID notice


Caribbean Airlines has informed clients that they would not be allowed to travel to the United States without a negative COVID-19 test, effective January 26. This follows protocols outlined in a health alert posted on the website of the United Sta...

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Guyana to get field hospital

Guyana to get field hospital


Georgetown – Guyana’s coronavirus (COVID-19) fighting capacity is set to be boosted with the arrival of a field hospital from Qatar, later this week. Minister of Health Dr Frank Anthony said the mobile hospital will be established in the compound ...

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St Vincent records second death from COVID-19

St Vincent records second death from COVID-19


Kingstown – St Vincent and the Grenadines recorded its second coronavirus (COVID-19) death on Monday. The deceased is an 80-year-old male who was admitted to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital on Friday, with complications of a chronic non-communic...

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Prevent possible food crisis, says Persad-Bissessar

Prevent possible food crisis, says Persad-Bissessar


Port of Spain – Leader of the main opposition United National Congress (UNC), Kamla Persad-Bissessar, has called on the administration of Dr Keith Rowley to expand the list of basket items that are exempted from Value Added Tax (VAT) in an effort to ...