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Antigua’s Cabinet to make decision on vaccination policy

Antigua’s Cabinet to make decision on vaccination policy


St John’s – Prime Minister Gaston Browne has warned public servants who fail to take a vaccine against the coronavirus (COVID-19) that they will be subject to regular testing at their own cost. He said that Cabinet is close to making a decision on...

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US Coast Guard crew seize US$15 million in cocaine

US Coast Guard crew seize US$15 million in cocaine


San Juan – The United States Coast Guard says the crew of the cutter Joseph Tezanos has offloaded nearly US$15 million in seized cocaine and transferred custody of two male smugglers at Coast Guard Base San Juan, following the interdiction of a go-fa...

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Guyana official: All children over age two must wear face masks

Guyana official: All children over age two must wear face masks


Georgetown – The Ministry of Health has issued a new advisory as the fight continues against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). In a statement, the ministry has issued a warning for children by encouraging parents to ensure that all children ab...

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Dominica Budget on July 29

Dominica Budget on July 29


ROSEAU, Dominica – The Budget address for the Fiscal Year 2021/22 will be presented to the nation on July 29. According to a post-Cabinet statement the Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Roosevelt Skerrit, will seek Parliament’s approval to ...

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Trinidad reopens borders

Trinidad reopens borders


Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago Saturday reopened its borders after a 16-month closure due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with authorities reiterating that stringent measures and fines would be applied to people seeking to beat the syste...

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Police in Guyana seeking armed men after discovery of marijuana plants

Police in Guyana seeking armed men after discovery of marijuana plants


Georgetown – The police are searching for two armed men following the discovery of 20 000 marijuana plants in the East Berbice-Corentyne region on Friday. In addition to the marijuana, they discovered a quantity of dry cannabis and seeds ammunitio...

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Martine Moise returns to Haiti

Martine Moise returns to Haiti


The widow of Haiti’s assassinated president returned to the Caribbean nation after being treated in Florida for wounds suffered in the attack. Martine Moïse was seen wearing an arm sling and a bulletproof vest after arriving by plane at Port-au-Pr...

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No cases of COVID-19 Delta variant, says Jamaica’s minister of health

No cases of COVID-19 Delta variant, says Jamaica’s minister of health


Kingston – Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton, says Jamaica has recorded no cases of the Delta variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19) that is blamed for a new wave of deaths and infections globally. Tufton said that the Ministry ...

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PAHO/WHO: Get back on track with childhood immunisation

PAHO/WHO: Get back on track with childhood immunisation


Washington –The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr Carissa F. Etienne, says it is imperative to close the gap that separates children from the vaccines that can protect them from dangerous diseases. “The Americas has been ...

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Funeral of Haiti’s slain President Moise scheduled for July 23

Funeral of Haiti’s slain President Moise scheduled for July 23


Port-au-Prince –The Haitian government Friday announced that the assassinated President Jovenel Moise will be buried on July 23. It will be held in the city of Cap-Haïtien, north of where where the 53-year-old former head of state was born. Moi...