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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Fear Nicaragua Virus Inaction May Create Regional Epidemic

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — International health officials are warning that the Nicaraguan government’s perplexing weekslong refusal to take measures to control the spread of...

Scientists Warn of Need for Caribbean COVID-19 Testing

We are among 250 population scientists and health specialists from around the globe who have issued a stark warning to countries in Latin America...

Bahamas Lockdown: No Plans to Close US Embassy

The U.S. government does not intend to evacuate any Americans that may still be in The Bahamas during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Embassy in...

T&T in Plan to Repatriate its Citizens in Barbados

Stuart Young   by PETER CHRISTOPHER peter.christopher@guardian.co.tt Minister of National Security Stuart Young says a diplomatic note has been sent to Barbados officials concerning COVID-19 testing for Trinidad...

Caribbean COVID-19 News

Posted on April 7, 2020By Azad Ali Caribbean The University of the West Indies (UWI) recently launched a task force to assist with the mobilization of the region’s...

Bahamas Grim Picture: 5 Coronavirus Deaths So Far

With five deaths and 29 confirmed cases, roughly 18 percent of COVID-19 patients have died in The Bahamas. The Bahamas has one of the highest...

US Pledges $700,000 to Jamaica Emergency Response

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The government of the United States has pledged US$700,000 to the government of Jamaica to help in the fight against...

Virus Fear: Guatemala Asks US to Reduce Deportees

BBC-Guatemala has asked the US to limit the number of people it puts on planes for deportation to Central American countries to 25, down...

Ecuador: Cardboard Coffins Issued to Bury Virus Dead

BBC- The authorities in Ecuador's most populous city, Guayaquil, say they are handing out 4,000 cardboard coffins amid a shortage of traditional wooden caskets. Forensic...

Barbados Bound Ventilators Seized by US

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados’ Health Minister Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic has sought to assure the country that there is no shortage of ventilators...

Lawsuit Aimed at Puerto Rico’s Strict Virus Curfew

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The ACLU said Sunday it is seeking an injunction to block part of Puerto Rico’s strict curfew against...

Experts: Virus Could Destroy Brazil’s Indigenous People

Indigenous communities in the Amazon region and elsewhere in Brazil are in danger of being "wiped out" by the coronavirus, according to health experts. Respiratory...

PR Officials Find Lost Cache of Medical, Safety Supplies

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The suspected mismanagement of essential supplies during Hurricane Maria turned out to be a boon for Puerto Rico...

19 Killed in Another Mexican Drug Gunfight

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A big shootout between rival drug gangs killed 19 people in the northern Mexico border state of Chihuahua, state prosecutors’...

Cricket West Indies Postpones England Tour

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua - Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have agreed to postpone the planned West Indies...

Virus: A&B’s Browne Seeks IMF, WB Aid to Rescue Caribbean Economies

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has written to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank...

Venezuelan Navy Ship Sinks After Attacking Cruise Liner

BY KYLE MIZOKAMI   RCGS RESOLUTE A Venezuelan patrol boat was sent to intercept the cruise ship Resolute, firing warning shots and ramming it several times. The cruise ship,...

Murder Rate Drops in El Salvador, COVID-19 to Blame

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s once-startling homicide numbers have fallen again, the government reported Wednesday, and some experts said the lock-down...

Republic Financial Donates $2M for Caribbean Corona Relief

  Castries, St. Lucia-  Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) has announced that the Republic Group will be making a contribution of the equivalent of US$2...

Corona Around the Caribbean

KINGSTON, Jamaica – In the one month it took the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to completely spread across the Caribbean, several islands have successfully managed to contain...

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