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Tufton to serve as PAHO council president

Tufton to serve as PAHO council president


KINGSTON – Jamaica’s Health & Wellness Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton will serve as president of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) directing council meeting early next week. He will lead the 59th meeting of the 35 PAHO member states...

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Davis sworn in as Prime Minister of Bahamas

Davis sworn in as Prime Minister of Bahamas


NASSAU – Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), Fred Mitchell said he believed the new government of Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis will be in place “certainly not beyond Saturday”. Davis, 70, an attorney, was sworn into office dur...

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Pierre on first official overseas visit

Pierre on first official overseas visit


CASTRIES – Prime Minister Philip Pierre left the island to attend the sixth summit of the heads of state and government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) on Saturday in Mexico. Pierre will be on his first overseas tri...

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Minnis’ FNM defeated in The Bahamas

Minnis’ FNM defeated in The Bahamas


NASSAU, Bahamas – Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis conceded defeat in Thursday’s general election saying that he had already telephoned the leader of the main opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), Phillip “Brave” Davis to congratulate him on his...

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Bahamians go to the polls

Bahamians go to the polls


NASSAU, Bahamas – An estimated 194 524 Bahamians are registered to vote in Thursday’s general election to elect a new government in this archipelago with the two main political parties confident of gaining control of the 39 seat-Parliament. In the...

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Pandemic deeply impacting children and adolescents, PAHO director says

Pandemic deeply impacting children and adolescents, PAHO director says


WASHINGTON – Director of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), Dr Carissa Etienne said on Wednesday, COVID-19 has severely impacted the mental and physical health of children and adolescents in the Americas. Dr Etienne, therefore, urged cou...

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Jamaica agriculture minister resigns over mask-less appearance at social

Jamaica agriculture minister resigns over mask-less appearance at social


KINGSTON – Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green resigned on Wednesday and apologised to the people of Jamaica after he was caught on camera at a social gathering failing to observe COVID-19 protocols on a “no-movement day”. A video sh...

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T&T government minister and family in isolation

T&T government minister and family in isolation


PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said on Tuesday, a member of his Cabinet had tested positive for COVID-19. Speaking at a virtual public meeting of the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM), he said the govern...

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Charge of wounding against woman accused of striking SVG PM withdrawn

Charge of wounding against woman accused of striking SVG PM withdrawn


KINGSTOWN – The prosecution on Wednesday withdrew the wounding charge against Annamay Lewis, the woman who was accused of striking Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves in the head on August 5 during a protest. Crown Counsel Renee Simmons withdrew the...

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Caricom supports Guyana in border dispute with Venezuela

Caricom supports Guyana in border dispute with Venezuela


Georgetown – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have reiterated their “firm and unwavering support” for Guyana in its border dispute with Venezuela in light of a recent move by Caracas to strengthen national support for its claim to the ownership ...