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Pastors arrested for defying COVID-19 restrictions

04 May 2020

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – Two pastors are due to appear in court later this week after they were arrested on Sunday for conducting services at churches in violation of the health measures prohibiting any gathering of more than ten people in a bid to prevent the spread... Read More

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Economic advice for region

04 May 2020

Washington – The Inter-American Bank (IDB) says the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD), a mechanism for advancing a public-private dialogue on public policies, has released a series of recommendations that seek to support regional governments in their health and economic... Read More

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Guyana elections recount soon

04 May 2020

Georgetown – The long-awaited national recount of the March 2, General and Regional Elections will get underway on Wednesday. Read More

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Media group: Fight COVID-19 with information

03 May 2020

Port of Spain – The Association of Caribbean Media workers (ACM) has reminded regional governments that the battle against coronavirus (COVID-19) is a war that has to be waged through data and information that are accurate and timely. Read More

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Keep harmful substances away from children

03 May 2020

KINGSTON – Jamaican parents are being urged to keep harmful chemicals out of the reach of children, following a drastic spike in disinfectant poisoning among children in the United Sates as the world battles the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

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Trinidad PM denies breaking US sanctions

02 May 2020

Port Of Spain – Prime Minister of Trinidad Dr Keith Rowley Saturday dismissed as a “dishonest last gasp and gamble of a dangerously delusional woman” a statement by Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar calling on him “to come clean and tell this country the true... Read More

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CARICOM team arrives in Guyana for recount

02 May 2020

Georgetown – A three-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) team to observe the recounting of ballots in the disputed March 2, 2020 regional and general election, arrived here on Friday with CARICOM chairman and Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley “urging all concerned... Read More

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CARICOM team to arrive in Guyana today

01 May 2020

GEORGETOWN – The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says the high-level Caribbean Community (CARICOM) team that will be overlooking the national recount of the votes cast in the disputed March 2 regional and general elections, will arrive here later on Friday, May... Read More

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Blast kills three soldiers in Guyana

30 April 2020

GEORGETOWN – Three soldiers are dead and at least one injured following an explosion at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Camp Stephenson Thursday morning. Read More

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ECLAC: Borrowing not an option

30 April 2020

SANTIAGO – The Executive Secretary of the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Alicia Bárcena, says borrowing is not an option for Caribbean countries, stating that access to concessional funding and debt relief is needed to face... Read More

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Trinidad PM confirms friendship with Barbados

30 April 2020

Port Of Spain – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley Wednesday reiterated the friendly relations between Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados as he brushed aside opposition efforts to paint a picture of disharmony between the two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries. Read More

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Jamaica records 17 more virus cases

30 April 2020

Kingston – Jamaica has recorded 17 additional cases of people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More

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Longer wait for St Vincent cruise workers

29 April 2020

Kingstown – The St Vincent and the Grenadines government has denied a United States-based airline permission to land here, dashing hopes that an estimated 300 nationals employed with a US-based cruise line, would have arrived here on Thursday. Read More

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Caricom team to arrive in Guyana on Thursday

29 April 2020

Georgetown – The high-level Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Observer Team tasked with scrutinising the national recount of all the votes cast in the disputed March 2, regional and general elections, will arrive here on Thursday, the National COVID-19 Task Force has announced.... Read More

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PAHO director repeats immunisation call

29 April 2020

Washington – The Director of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, on Tuesday called for vaccination programs to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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Jackson leaving CDEMA

29 April 2020

The Barbados-based the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) says it executive director, Ronald Jackson, is leaving the post after seven years “of unwavering and exemplary service to the region”. Read More

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Drought of 'immediate concern'

28 April 2020

The Barbados-based the Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) says long-term drought is of immediate concern in several Caribbean countries and is evolving in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Barbados, Belize, Suriname, Trinidad and the Windward Islands, except Grenada.... Read More

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Coronavirus patients leave Haitian hospital

28 April 2020

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – Haitian health authorities Monday appealed to five people who tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and fled a hospital here on Sunday. Read More

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Jamaica's COVID-19 cases pass 300

27 April 2020

Kingston – Over 300 Jamaicans have now tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), with the addition of 17 new cases over the last 24 hours. Read More

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Cuba to help South Africa

27 April 2020

Havana – The government of Cuba on Saturday sent 216 healthcare workers to South Africa to help the country in its fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

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Bermuda confirms ten cases of viral illness

26 April 2020

HAMILTON – The Ministry of Health has confirmed a newspaper report that ten residents from the Westmeath Residential and Nursing Home had tested positive for COVID-19, taking the island’s total from the virus past the 100 mark. Read More

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