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CBD acquires Critical Personal Protective Equipment for frontline Caribbean medical workers

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) is on its way to medical workers on the front lines of the Caribbean’s COVID-19...

Virus Effect: LIAT Folds, New Carrier to be Formed

by Laura Ash The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne has announced Caribbean airline LIAT would be liquidated following a series of unsuccessful...

Health Warning as Rare Saharan Dust Cloud Hits the Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A vast cloud of Sahara dust is blanketing the Caribbean as it heads to the U.S. with a...

Caribbean Preparing to Reopen: What is Known So Far

Over the next few weeks, several Caribbean islands plan to cautiously reopen to international tourism, joining those destinations that have already reopened or that began...

Some Virus Free Caribbean Islands are Opening to Tourism from Corona...

by TARA DONALDSON Caribbean islands closed borders while case counts were still small, and enforced local lockdowns. The region’s infection tally is currently less than half...

Caribbean Reopens to American Tourists as Virus Rages in US

Reuters- A cluster of Caribbean islands are reopening this month for international tourism, hoping to burnish their reputations as oases of tranquility after containing...

Caribbean Greets 2020 Hurricane Season with Fears

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricanes, Earthquakes, COVID-19, the Caribbean islands have rarely been so vulnerable as an unusually active hurricane season threatens...

Jamaica Offering Free Online Tourist Industry Training Scheme

Jamaica has announced a substantial investment in its tourism sector with the launch of a free online training program for tourism workers affected by...

Venezuela Claims to Foil Terrorist Invasion Staged by Ex US Soldier

Security forces in Macuto following what the opposition claims was a "staged" incursion   BBC- The Venezuelan government has said it foiled an attempted sea...

Pleasure Boats Flood Un-Locked US Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands are dealing with an influx of yachters who haven't been able to dock in other Caribbean islands.  As The...

Coronavirus, Hurricanes to Task Joint Caribbean Naval Force

France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have decided to join efforts in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis currently affecting their overseas territories. In...

Necker Island: What’s It Like at Richard Branson’s Tiny Bit of...

MirrorOnline- Richard Branson has been the proud owner of Necker Island in the Caribbean since 1978 when he bought it for around £150,000. The businessman,...

Caribbean COVID-19: 12 Deaths, 551 Cases, 2 in SKN

The Caribbean now has a total of 8 deaths from COVID-19 with a total of 551 cases, St. Kitts and Nevis being the only...

A Look Back at Trailblazer Mary Eugenia Charles-1919-2005

ROSEAU, Dominica – The leaderships of Barbados’ Mia Mottley, Trinidad and Tobago’s Kamla Persad-Bissessar, and Jamaica’s Portia Simpson-Miller, among others, are all the domino-effect...

Virus: Cruise Ship with 6,100 Passengers, Crew Refused Entry to Jamaica,...

Cruise ship MSC Meraviglia was blocked from docking in Jamaica on Tuesday Came after crew member who had been to 'a country of...

Haiti: 2 Killed as Police and Troops Fire on Each Other

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) -Protesting Haitian police officers shot up the army headquarters killing two servicemen and wounding a dozen more during a protest over pay. The off-duty...

5 Women Leading Caribbean Culinary Trend

  by Daphne Ewing-Chow Forbes Women have long ruled the kitchens of the Caribbean, but sadly the restaurants of the region do not depict this norm....

Haiti Tragedy: Orphanage Fire Kills 15 Kids

Aftermath of tragic fire that killed 15 children PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Fifteen children died in a fire that swept overnight through an orphanage in Haiti...

Coronavirus: Caribbean Nations Begining to Ban Chinese Travel

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Several Caribbean countries, namely, Dominica, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago, have placed travel restrictions on persons travelling to or from China. The...

Major 7.7 Quake Reported between Cuba, Jamaica

HAVANA (AP) — A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area...

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