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Ralph Gonsalves

KINGSTOWN (CMC): Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says his administration plans to bring home Vincentian sailors who have been stranded on cruise and other ships due to the coronavirus pandemic. “There are Vincentians who are still out there who...

BRIDGETOWN (CMC): Barbados yesterday recorded its third death from COVID-19, with the passing of a 95-year-old man. This was revealed by Dr Corey Forde, head of infectious diseases at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. This follows the passing of an 81-...
Keith Mitchell

ST GEORGE’S (CMC): Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has sought to assure the country that there is no shortage of food and has called on Grenadians to stop behaving as “if every shopping day is the last day for food to be available”. “From the...

WhatsApp on Tuesday placed new limits on message forwarding as part of an effort to curb the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic. The new policy limits users to forwarding certain messages to one "chat" at a time,...

GENEVA — The United Nation's labour organisation estimates the equivalent of 195 million full-time jobs could be lost in the second quarter alone from the COVID-19 outbreak, with businesses and plants shuttered worldwide. The projection...

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a monthlong state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures on Tuesday to ramp up defences against the spread of the coronavirus as the number of infections surges. But the move...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday a complete lockdown over the upcoming Passover holiday to control the country’s coronavirus outbreak, but offered citizens some hope by saying he expects to...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in stable condition Tuesday in a hospital intensive care unit with the coronavirus, and while he is not on a ventilator, he is receiving oxygen, his spokesman said. Foreign Secretary...

MADRID (AP): A week ago, emergency rooms and intensive care wards in Spain and Italy were overflowing with woozy, coughing coronavirus patients and literally buzzing with breathing machines. So many died that Barcelona crematories have a waiting...

GEORGE TOWN (CMC): The police have launched an investigation into what has been described as a “fake news” attack on the wife of Governor Martyn Roper. Roper, who was speaking in a press briefing on Sunday, dismissed reports that his wife, Lissie...
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