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Friday, September 25, 2020

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...

Caribbean Tourism Org. in Digital Campaign to Win Back Tourists

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation UK & Europe Chapter is going digital and launching = a digital campaign across the @LoveCaribbean social channels on Instagram,...

A&B Under Financial Strain, May Seek IMF, WB Help

The strain of the pandemic appears to be telling on Antigua & Barbuda with its Prime Minister Gaston Browne admitting the government may be...

PAHO Worried About Virus Transmission Through Border Crossings

By David Waldstein NY Times- As the coronavirus spreads across Latin America and the Caribbean, public health officials are flagging outbreaks cropping up in several...

Honduras President Hospitalized with Coronavirus

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The hospitalization of Honduras’ president with COVID-19 and pneumonia Wednesday has drawn attention to another country struggling under the pandemic’s...

Stranded in Cuba, T&T Med Students Beg for Repatriation Flight

Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant T&T Guardian- Days after T&T students from Barbados and Jamaica were repatriated, T&T medical students who are currently in Cuba are also seeking...

International Pressure to Certify Opposition Winner in Contested Guyana Poll

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Authorities in Guyana were under international pressure on Tuesday to certify an opposition victory in national elections even as the...

Peru’s Economy Sank by More Than 40% During Virus Lockdown

  Peru's economy sank by more than 40% year-on-year in April, its worst-ever percentage drop in output, amid a lockdown imposed to curb Covid-19. Mining dropped...

Caribbean, Latino Nations Need More Health Care Investment

Health spending in Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC) was about USD $1,000 per person in 2017, only ¼ of what was spent in...

Judith Green, New IFC Caribbean Regional Manager

Dominican Republic - The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has appointed Judith Green as the Regional Manager for...

In Haiti There’s 1 New Coronavirus Case Every 7 Mins., Caribbean...

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti– Haiti records on average one new case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) every seven minutes as the country recorded nearly 500...

Guyana: Election Recount as Indecisive as Election

(CMC): Guyana's President David Granger says there is no reason for the Keith Lowenfield, the chief executive officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM)...

Mexico Would Sell Gasoline to Venezuela if Asked

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday he would be willing to sell gasoline to Venezuela for humanitarian reasons...

US Customs Officers Recover $2M Dumped in Sea Near Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal officials said they seized more than $2 million that had been dumped in waters near the U.S....

ELN Releases 6 Hostages, Wants Peace Talks

BBC- Colombia's largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), has released six hostages, including two police officers and four civilians, officials say. The hostages...

US Takes Interest In Chaotic Contested Guyana Election

The undecided and chaotic Guyana election, which took place back in March, has the US Congress monitoring everyone who is trying to influence the...

Virus Effect: Mexico Desperate to Reboot Tourist Industry

A tourist fishes from the shore in Cancun, Mexico, Thursday, June 11, 2020. . (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz) MEXICO CITY (AP) — An irony of the...

Virus Effect: Cash Poor Cuba Cancels Annual Int. Trade Fair

  HAVANA, June 12 (Reuters) - Cash-strapped Cuba has canceled its annual international trade and investment fair slated for November due to the pandemic, state-run...

News Flash: Jamaica-2 Cops Killed, 2 Injured in Shootout with Gunmen

Andre Williams/Staff Reporter Gleaner- A police constable and a corporal have been killed in a shootout with gunmen in Horizon Park, Spanish Town, St Catherine...

2020 Storm Season: Pan American Health Org. Urges Hurricane Response Review

The Caribbean region is being urged to review its national hurricane response plans and conduct simulation exercises to ensure each island’s disaster and COVID-19 responses are aligned. Director...

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