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Jamaica Tourism Minister: ‘Will Never Again Be Business As Usual.’

  KINGTON, Jamaica--November 11th, 2020--Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says that while Jamaica prepares for a return to normality in tourism, “partners and all stakeholders”...

Bahamas Relaxes Some Covid-19 Precautions, Increases Others.

NASSAU, Bahamas--November 10th, 2020--Prime Minister Minnis announces new COVID-19 measures for New Providence, Abaco and Eleuthera This includes relaxation of some restrictive measures for the...

BVI Announces Tough December Covid-19 Testing Requirements.

ROAD TOWN, BVI--November 10th,2020-- Minister for Health and Social Development Carvin Malone has announced Cabinet’s decision to require certified RT-PCR Testing at various intervals...

Community, Cops, And Soldiers Of St. Thomas Parish, Jamaica Praised For...

KINGTON, Jamaica--November 8th, 2020--Medical Officer of Health in St. Thomas, Dr. D’Oyen Smith, has lauded residents in St. Thomas for the critical role they...

PAHO: Indigenous And Afro-Descendants Must Be At Center Of Covid-19 Response.

(PAHO)--November 2nd, 2020--If no one is to be left behind during the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts must be stepped up to ensure a strong and...

Dengue, Flu, Covid-19: Jamaica Ready To Fight On Three Fronts Say...

KINGSTON, Jamaica--November 2nd, 2020--Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says that the Government is taking the necessary steps to avert a...

Barbados Adds Antigua, Caymans, and Cuba To High Risk Covid-19 List.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--Effective today, Tuesday, November 3, 14 more countries will be added to the list of those deemed high risk for COVID-19 by health...

CARICOM Virtual Summit Issues Communique On “Exchange Of Views” With UN...

A joint communique has been issued at the conclusion of the Forty-First Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community,...

All Aboard! Big Boats Back, But Not Yet.

Saturday, October 31st 2020--The United States Centers For Disease Control (CDC) has dropped its "no sail" order for cruise ships in favor of a strict "Conditional Sailing...

What Really Went On At CARICOM Meeting Yesterday?

UNITED NATIONS, 29 Oct--The CARICOM nations met yesterday in a virtual meeting, in a forum that had been billed in advance as an "exchange...

Don’t Expect Too Much From Covid-19 Vaccine, Scientists Warn.

Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News and JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News October 28, 2020 The White House and many Americans have pinned their hopes for...

CARICOM Meeting Due Thurday to Discuss Covid-19 and EU Blacklisting of...

COVID-19 and its impact on the Caribbean Community will be among matters for consideration by CARICOM Heads of Government when they meet via video-conference...

BVI Would-Be Tourists Will Have To Undergo 4 Covid-19 Tests, Quarantine,...

ROAD TOWN, BVI--October 27th, 2020--As the BVI Territory continues to prepare to reopen for tourists on December 1st, Premier and Minister of Finance, Andrew...

CARPHA App and Stamp Will Help Caribbean Tourism.

(CARPHA). October 21st, 2020--As part of ongoing efforts to mitigate the impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and other public health threats, the Caribbean...

Barbados PM: Islands Need a Financial Break Due to Covid-19-Related Government...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--October 20th,2020--Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is continuing to call for the COVID-19 debt of vulnerable countries to be addressed with new and...

New Rapid Antigen Tests Paid For By PAHO Could Transform COVID-19...

(PAHO) Washington D.C.--The new affordable, reliable antigen diagnostic tests recently approved by WHO that can be performed anywhere are set to transform the region’s...

Just One Drug–Dexamethasone–Effective Treatment For Covid-19, Says WHO Chief.

“For the moment, the corticosteroid dexamethasone is still the only therapeutic shown to be effective against COVID-19, for patients with severe disease,” Tedros said...

Liverpool Gym Owner Faces Off Against Armed Police While Resisting Covid-19...

(RT)--A gym owner in Liverpool, in the north of England, has shared a video of an armed police raid at his premises, during which...

Stranded In The Andes: Peru Opens Machu Picchu For Single Tourist.

(BBC) Peru has opened the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu for a single Japanese tourist who had waited almost seven months to visit the...

University Hospital Of West Indies In Pool Testing Partnership To Speed...

KINGSTON, Jamaica--October 13th, 2020--The University Hospital of the West Indies (UWHI) in partnership with global healthcare company NovaMed has investigated a new, innovative high-throughput...

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