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Brazil Now 3rd Worldwide with Corona Cases

Brazil has become the country with the third-highest number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the world, after registering a total of more than 250,000...

Dominica Gets Debt Relief from G-20

PARIS (Reuters) - The Paris Club of creditor nations have accepted suspending debt service payments from Mali and the Caribbean island of Dominica until...

US Deporting Coronavirus to Caribbean

Travel is restricted around the world — but the United States has been flying migrants on hundreds of deportation flights to at least 11...

Jamaican Media Mogul Oliver Clarke Dies at 75

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prominent Jamaican businessman, media tycoon, Oliver Frederick Clarke, died on Saturday, May 16, after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was...

Puerto Rico to Hold November Statehood Vote

Gov. Wanda Vazquez   SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Wanda Vázquez announced on Saturday that she will hold a nonbinding referendum in November to...

A&B to Re-Open International Airport June 1

ST.JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it will re-open its international airport on June 1 as the country moves to rehabilitate...

Worry for PR Spending $2.2B to Fight Coronavirus

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Thursday revealed how the U.S. territory will spend more than $2.2 billion in federal...

1st Storm forming Off Bahamas 2 Weeks Before Season Starts

An area of disturbed weather may develop into the first named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season weeks before it officially starts — continuing...

Peak: Mexico Records 2,409 Virus Cases May 14

Mexico has reached "the peak moment" of its coronavirus outbreak, officials said, as the country recorded its largest one-day rise in cases so far. More...

CARICOM Members Discuss Reopening for Regional Travel

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Members states with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) plan on reopening borders to intra-regional travel in the first instance, hopefully by...

Brit Stranded on Antigua Remotely Launches Face Mask Firm

The former chief executive of Make It Social Eddie Robb has launched a new business that will supply custom non-surgical face masks to companies. Funky...

Deadly Jamaica: 5 Bodies Found Buried on ‘Danger Island’

. The Jamaica Major Investigations Division is leading a probe after five bodies were exhumed from two shallow graves in a section of the Washington...

For Sao Paulo’s Homeless a Choice Between Freezing or Dying from...

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s biggest homeless population has begun succumbing to COVID-19, and activists warn the worst is yet to come as colder...

111 Mexican Medics Die from Virus, Up to 15,000 Staff Infected

A hospital worker calls out a name from the gate, as relatives of hospitalized patients wait outside in hopes of receiving news of their...

CDB’s EU-Funded Standby Facility Receives Positive Regional Response

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB’s) newest facility, funded by the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), is oversubscribed. The high demand for...

A&B PM Calls for More UN OECS Funds

By Orville Williams Prime Minister Gaston Browne has continued his advocacy for financial assistance to the OECS sub-region, calling on the United Nations (UN) to...

US Legislation Proposed to Stop Haiti Deportations During Pandemic

A number of Democrats have thrown their support behind legislation that, if passed, would suspend the deportations of Haitian nationals until the coronavirus crisis...

Mexico Allows Military to Act as Civilian Cops 4 More Years

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador   MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president published a decree Monday authorizing the armed forces to participate in civilian law enforcement...

Virus: SV&G Using ‘Love Box’ to Help Vulnerable Individuals, Families

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Zero Hunger Trust Fund continues to deliver to citizens in need. The Government recently launched a ‘Love Box’...

Coronavirus: Fear and Loathing in Haiti

Andre Paultre, Sarah Marsh PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian pastor Burel Fontilus feared for his life in late March when he contracted the new coronavirus. It wasn’t the...

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