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Vincentian Minister refusing to see unvaccinated people

Vincentian Minister refusing to see unvaccinated people


KINGSTOWN, St Vincent – Minister of Public Service, Consumer Affairs and Sports Frederick Stephenson announced on Thursday that he will not be seeing persons at his office, constituency office or home who are not fully vaccinated. In an announceme...

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Regional students give CXC failing grade

Regional students give CXC failing grade


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A survey conducted among students across the region pointed to extreme dissatisfaction with the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and the arrangements the agency made for this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate...

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Belize officials take ‘cautious’ step to close schools

Belize officials take ‘cautious’ step to close schools


Belmopan – The Belize government has announced the closure of schools here on June 18 “out of an abundance of caution, coupled with the fact that vaccination rate for teachers is not yet at an adequate level”. The Ministry of Education in a memo t...

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Guyana’s govt to honour Dr Walter Rodney

Guyana’s govt to honour Dr Walter Rodney


Georgetown – The Guyana government Thursday announced that it will honour prominent historian, political activist and academic, Dr Walter Rodney, nearly 41 years after he was assassinated here. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil ...

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Speculation about early election in Antigua

Speculation about early election in Antigua


St John’s – Prime Minister Gaston Browne Thursday heightened speculation about another snap general election in Antigua and Barbuda after it emerged that Cabinet has instructed the Supervisor of Elections to be prepared to “conduct free and fair elec...

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Barbados praised for action on marine protected areas

Barbados praised for action on marine protected areas


London – Commonwealth Secretary General, Patricia Scotland has welcomed the announcement by Barbados that it is joining Seychelles to co-champion Commonwealth action on marine protected areas, a vital domain in promoting ocean conservation and the su...

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PAHO head repeats call for equity in COVID vaccination coverage

PAHO head repeats call for equity in COVID vaccination coverage


Washington – The director of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), Dr Carissa Etienne Wednesday lamented the slow rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination in Latin America and the Caribbean and warned that controlling the virus will take yea...

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CDC lowers Bermuda’s risk rating for COVID-19

CDC lowers Bermuda’s risk rating for COVID-19


Hamilton – The Atlanta-based US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lowered Bermuda’s coronavirus (COVID-19) risk rating from very high to moderate after a plunge in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, handing the island’s tourism official...

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US investigates disclosure of tax records on rich Americans

US investigates disclosure of tax records on rich Americans


Washington, DC – The Treasury Department asked law enforcement authorities to investigate the disclosure of tax records cited in a media report that showed that some of America’s richest people paid little to no income taxes, U.S. officials said on T...

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Suriname president calls for investigation into past administration

Suriname president calls for investigation into past administration


PARAMARIBO – The Suriname government said on Tuesday, it has filed a request with the Public Prosecution Service to conduct a judicial investigation into possible criminal offenses at the State Health Insurance Fund (SZF) during the administration of...