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Barbados: One year old tests positive for COVID-19

Barbados Today: Barbados’ youngest COVID-19 patient to date is a one-year-old boy, who was diagnosed with the viral illness on August 11. The boy arrived in the island on August 1 on a Jet Blue flight, accompanied by his mother. The...

Parties In Jamaica Agree On Code Of Conduct For Election

Jamaica Observer:- THE country's political parties yesterday agreed on a code of conduct for campaigning leading up to the September 3 General Election in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Office of the Political Ombudsman, in a statement last night,...

Tropical Depression 11 forms in Atlantic and it could shatter another record

AccuWeather: A disturbance spinning over the middle of the Atlantic organized enough to be named Tropical Depression 11 at 5 p.m. EDT Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Center. AccuWeather meteorologists expect it to go on to strengthen into a...

Forecasters watching Atlantic for tropical activity

A tropical wave in the central tropical Atlantic has changed little in organization Monday. Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for development over the next couple of days, as the disturbance moves toward the Lesser Antilles. However, by this...

Most Jamaicans Don’t Want The Queen As Head Of State

Jamaica Observer:- More than half of respondents in the latest Bill Johnson poll say Jamaica should not continue to have The Queen as head of State. The poll commissioned by the Jamaica Observer was conducted just about a month before the island...

Trinidadians Go To The Polls Today

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Voters in Trinidad and Tobago go to the polls today to elect a new Government following allegations of corruption, racism and promises in a campaign severely hampered by the coronavirus pandemic. The election here...

Lara Dispels Coronavirus Rumours

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Batting icon Brian Lara on Wednesday shot down rumours he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In a post on the social networking service Instagram, the former West Indies captain said it was important...

Regional Airline Starts Service to Barbados

Barbados Today: The dreaded COVID-19 pandemic may have thrown tourism into a tailspin but it is not stopping local officials from finding ways to help boost visitor arrivals. On Tuesday, Barbados welcomed the inaugural Inter-Caribbean Airways flight from Grenada. It touched...

New Guyana President Appoints 19 Member Cabinet

PRESIDENT Irfaan Ali on Wednesday swore in a 19-member Cabinet comprising a mixture of youthful and well experienced individuals, who have all expressed that they are eager to bring about positive change in Guyana. The swearing-in ceremony took place at...

Jamaica’s Ministry Of Education To Review Its Grooming Policy

Jamaica Observer:- KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Education Karl Samuda says the ministry will be reviewing its Grooming Policy of 2018. Speaking on Nationwide News Network yesterday, Samuda said the policy will be subject to close scrutiny before it is brought...

Bahamas Goes Into ‘Total Lockdown’ After COVID-19 Spike

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis Monday night announced a “complete national lockdown” of every island in The Bahamas for at least the next two weeks after the country recorded a significant spike in the number...

Jamaica PM Concerned Over Child Barred From School Because Of Dreadlocks

Jamaica Observer:- KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he has noted with concern the developments surrounding the case of a seven-year-old girl who was barred from attending a primary school in St Catherine because of her dreadlocks. “While we...

CARICOM Welcomes Declaration Of Final Results In Guyana Elections

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) welcomes the conclusion of the Guyana General and Regional Elections of 2 March 2020 with the declaration of the final results. The Community congratulates His Excellency Mohammed Irfaan Ali, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana,...

Barbados records 24 new Covid-19 Cases in 2 days

Barbados Today: For the second consecutive day, Barbados recorded 12 cases of COVID-19, Health Minister Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic announced on Sunday. At a news conference on Sunday, Bostic said yesterday’s reports from the Best-Dos Santos Public Health Laboratory revealed...

Julie Reifer-Jones Quits As CEO Of LIAT

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC)— The Chief Executive Officer of the cash-strapped regional carrier, LIAT, Julie Reifer-Jones, has resigned. In a letter sent to LIAT employees, Reifer-Jones confirmed her resignation. According to the Antigua Observer, Reifer-Jones had tendered her resignation earlier, but...

Guyana’s Ali sworn in as president after disputed vote

Stabroek News: Mohamed Irfaan Ali, 40,  was declared the 9th Executive President of Guyana by GECOM Chairperson, Claudette Singh. He was later sworn in as President at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre after a series of fast-moving events. Former GDF...

World Breastfeeding Week 2020: Support Breastfeeding For A Healthier Planet

Press Release:- In the Caribbean, breastfeeding initiation within the first hour of birth is fairly high, however, continued exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months is low at approximately 39%. The benefits of breastfeeding are tremendous for both mother and baby.  Breast milk,...

Hurricane Isaias Lashes Bahamas

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Isaias ripped shingles off roofs and blew over trees as it carved its way through the Bahamas early Saturday and headed toward the Florida coast, where officials in Miami said they were...

Tropical Storm Isaias Forms While New Tropical Wave Moves West

At 5 a.m. today, the centre of Tropical Storm Isaias was located near latitude 17.2 North, longitude 67.9 West, or about 100 miles or 165 kilometres west southwest of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Isaias is moving toward the northwest near 21...

Attorney Who Called Jamaica Police ‘Uneducated’ Under Fire

CHAIRMAN of the Police Officers' Association (POA) Senior Superintendent (SSP) Wayne Cameron is angry about recent comments made by attorney-at-law Isat Buchanan in which he labelled police officers as “uneducated with five CXC subjects”. The comments were made on a...

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