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Government looking towards a restructured CAL in the post COVID era

Government looking towards a restructured CAL in the post COVID era


PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad & Tobago government provided U.S. $100 million in subsidises to the state-owned Caribbean Airline (CAL) last year, in addition to taking “responsibility for a number of loans”, Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert said. ...

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St. Kitts-Nevis gov’t declares state of emergency as COVID cases increase

St. Kitts-Nevis gov’t declares state of emergency as COVID cases increase


BASSETERRE – The St. Kitts-Nevis government declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, as the two-island federation grapples with an increase in the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in recent days. A government statement said that Governor Ge...

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Antigua awards first licence to grow medicinal marijuana

Antigua awards first licence to grow medicinal marijuana


St John’s – The Medicinal Cannabis Authority (MCA) says it is reviewing at least five applications for licences worth more than EC$30 million as it awarded its first licence to Grow Antigua and Barbuda, a consortium that includes the Antigua and Barb...

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Union in St Vincent pushes back over COVID vaccine

Union in St Vincent pushes back over COVID vaccine


Kingstown – The Public Service Union (PSU) is accusing the St Vincent and the Grenadines government of seeking to force public servants to be vaccinated as part of its policy on testing for the coronavirus (COVID-19). In a memorandum last Friday, ...

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Trinidad seeks loan from China

Trinidad seeks loan from China


Port Of Spain – The Trinidad and Tobago government Tuesday defended its decision to seek a multi-million dollar loan from China, rather than from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), saying Beijing was not imposing any stringent conditionalities on...

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CCRIF: Members renew parametric insurance coverage

CCRIF: Members renew parametric insurance coverage


Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – The Caribbean Catastrophic Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC) Monday said that its member governments have renewed their parametric insurance coverage for tropical cyclones, excess rainfall, earthquakes, and the fisher...

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Trinidad health official warns about increase in MIS-C cases

Trinidad health official warns about increase in MIS-C cases


Port Of Spain – A senior medical official on Monday warned that the recent surge in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases could result in an increase in the cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) in the coming days. "MIS-C usually c...

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British Navy delivers supplies to St Vincent

British Navy delivers supplies to St Vincent


London – The British Government said the Royal Navy has delivered 75 tonnes of crucial aid to Commonwealth citizens in St Vincent and the Grenadines whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by the recent eruptions of La Soufrière volcano. In a st...

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Guyana’s President declares flooding a national disaster

Guyana’s President declares flooding a national disaster


Georgetown – President Irfaan Ali on Saturday proclaimed that the floods across Guyana have reached the stage of a national disaster and crisis. In a gazetted proclamation of the floods as a national disaster, it was noted that 28 228 households h...

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CARPHA launches COVID video series for the deaf

CARPHA launches COVID video series for the deaf


PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) says that it is responding to the needs of some of the most vulnerable in society, the deaf community. This is being done through the launch of a COVID-19 video ...