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Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 10:42 AM

UNITED NATIONS, CMC – The United Nations specialised agency, UNAIDS, is appealing to Caribbean and other countries to adopt ambitious new targets to tackle HIV/AIDS to avoid hundreds of thousands of additional infections and deaths linked to...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 10:29 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum is predicting that a “cool and less intense early dry season” will occur in the Caribbean.  The dry season runs from about February to June. In...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 9:40 AM

WASHINGTON, CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is appealing to Caribbean and other nationals to avoid travel and large gathering during the holidays.  On Wednesday, PAHO said that holiday season gatherings and travel...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 4:58 PM

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Two United States citizens were on Wednesday each fined EC$5,000 after they were found guilty of breaching the coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations. A statement from the Royal Grenada Police Force said that Dr...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 9:45 AM

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC - The St Lucia government has expressed concern over reports of truancy among local farm workers in Canada, warning that the actions of a few could put the programme in jeopardy. “Hired seasonal farm workers in Canada...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 9:35 AM

WASHINGTON, Nov 25, CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has issued new guidance on policies to protect populations in vulnerable situation in the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19). PAHO experts said that measures to control...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 4:21 PM

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – A 10-year-old girl has died from dengue fever, the seventh person to have fallen victim to the mosquito-borne illness. The Ministry of Health, in a statement on Monday, said that the number of confirmed cases in...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 11:16 AM

HAVANA (AP) — Western Union closed its 407 locations across Cuba on Monday, a sanctions-driven move that will leave thousands bereft of remittances on an island that depends heavily on them — or force them to use less reliable ways to...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 9:44 AM

BELMOPAN, Belize, CMC –Prime Minister of Belize, John Briceno, has tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement late Monday, the Office of the Prime Minister said that the newly appointed Briceno was recently swabbed for the virus....

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 9:16 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – A High Court judge has conceded that she has no jurisdiction to order the return of several Venezuelans, including children, after they were deported on Sunday. Justice Avason Quinlan-Williams said Monday it was...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 11:29 AM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The police have charged the 35-year-old former boyfriend of a Jamaican woman with her death after she had her throat slashed on a street in the capital last weekend. Police say that Shawn Mussington, who had...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 9:41 AM

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – A new senior counsel from Jamaica has been welcomed to a Commission of Inquiry into historic land grabs in Bermuda following the resignation last month of a top Queen’s Counsel from Canada. Norma Wade-Miller,...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 9:38 AM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda Government says China is making available US$1 billion that will be used for loans to Latin America and the Caribbean to purchase vaccines to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic....

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 2:44 PM

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – The St Lucia government Wednesday signalled its intention to introduce a tourism levy that it said will help finance the marketing and development of the industry. The government said it has been holding extensive...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 9:46 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Australia-based mining company Alicanto Minerals says it has made its first-ever gold find and that it has discovered a maiden resource of 500,000 ounces of gold at its Arakaka gold mine that is located in Region...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 9:23 AM

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, CMC – President Chandrikapersad Santokhi says his government will not interfere in the judicial process after former vice president Ashwin Adhin was arrested as part of an investigation into the alleged destruction of...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 9:50 AM

A 35-year-old man has been taken into police custody in Antigua and Barbuda over the stabbing death of a Jamaican woman. She has been identified as 45-year-old Simone Whyte. The police report that the alleged incident happened about 8:30 p.m. on...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 9:31 AM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says the island will have to “paddle its own canoe” regarding the estimated EC$160 million needed to finance the redevelopment of infrastructure damaged by heavy...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2020 | 9:35 AM

BELMOPAN, Belize, CMC – The main opposition People’s United Party (PUP) romped home to a convincing victory in Wednesday’s general election and urged the entire nation to come together to build a “better Belize” in the...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2020 | 9:27 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The governing Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate, Toni Moore, won a by-election on Tuesday for the vacant seat in the House of Assembly to represent the rural St George North electoral district. Moore, the...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2020 | 10:07 AM

BELMOPAN, Belize, CMC – Voters in Belize go to the polls today to elect a new government with both the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) and the main opposition People’s United Party (PUP) confident of being victorious. Polling...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2020 | 12:26 PM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping Monday said that it is looking forward to working with the new administration in the United States, recalling that president-elect Joe Biden “has been a...

Published:Friday | November 6, 2020 | 10:10 AM

BELMOPAN, Belize, CMC – Prime Minister Dean Barrow has been tested for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and has gone into self-quarantine pending the results, according to an official statement. It said that Barrow, who is not contesting the...

Published:Friday | November 6, 2020 | 10:00 AM

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – St Lucia has recorded nearly 900 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne dengue fever with health authorities warning that infections were being reported all across the island. In a statement, Medical Officer of Health...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 11:47 PM

St Vincent and The Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has created history in the Caribbean Community leading the Unity Labour Party (ULP) to a fifth consecutive victory in Thursday's general election. Preliminary figures...

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