Caribbean

Barbados Suspends Imports Of Live Birds, Poultry And Poultry Products From US, Canada

The importation of live birds, poultry, and poultry products from the United States of America and Canada has been temporarily suspended by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Security. Chief Veterinary...

Martinique COVID-19 Cases On The Rise

According to the Regional Health Agency, following the carnival holidays, cases of COVID-19 in neighbouring Martinique continue to rise with 11 391 new infections between March 7 and 13. "From March 7...

COVID-19: Guyana Relaxes Restrictions

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Mohabir Anil Nandlall, S.C, M.P, said while steps are being taken to remove all COVID-19 restrictions, continuous vaccination and regular sanitisation practices will remain...

Incentive Based Performance System For Guyana Police

His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali said he has asked Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn to develop an incentive-based performance system for the Guyana Police Force. Delivering the feature address at...

CARICOM Secretariat Revises Organisational Structure

The CARICOM Secretariat has revised its organisational structure to refocus the work of its Directorates and Offices in order to improve and strengthen its work processes. The Directorate of Trade and Economic...

CCJ Dismisses Rock Hard Application Against Tariff Increase On Cement In Trinidad & Tobago

In a judgment released in the Original Jurisdiction matter of Rock Hard Distribution Limited, Rock Hard Distributors Limited and Mootilal Ramhit and Sons Contracting Limited v The State of Trinidad and Tobago...

CARPHA Urges Collective Action Against Obesity

Obesity is a major public health concern for us in the Region. We have some of the highest rates of overweight and obesity in the Americas among adults. Childhood obesity is associated...

Guyana Combats Student Absenteeism With ‘Operation Recovery’

The Ministry of Education continued its “Operation Recovery” initiative on Friday across the country, to recover students who have been absent from school for long periods. Minister, Priya Manickchand, M.P, spearheaded the...

Guyana Introducing COVID-19 Home Test

Guyana is now introducing the COVID-19 home test, and while some persons may choose this option to know their status, it is not enough to fulfill international travel requirements. This was disclosed...

Barbados Set To Begin Phased Re-Opening Of Schools

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training is sticking to its proposed date of Monday, February 21, for the phased return of students to the physical classroom. Stating that the process...

COVID-19: Barbados To Lift Curfew From Valentine’s Day

Come February 14, Barbados will lift  the 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew giving way to the resumption of many recreational activities for the people of the Island to enjoy, once...

Guyana, Barbados In Discussion To Sell Their Tourism Products

Guyana and Barbados are working to create a joint tourism product, linking the two countries as a common market and package. President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali made the disclosure at the launch...

Former Belize Prime Minister Manuel Esquivel Has Died

The Office of the Prime Minister  of Belize has announced the death of Rt. Hon. Sir Manuel Esquivel, former Prime Minister. Sir Manuel served as Belize’s second prime minister under the United...

CARPHA Statement on the Administration of Pfizer Vaccines to Children Aged 5 to 11

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 9 February 2022. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) urges Ministries of Health to continue the rollout of their COVID-19 vaccination campaigns. Although CARPHA recognizes that uptake...

OECS Ambassador in Geneva Welcomes WHO and Commonwealth Commitment to Strengthening Health Cooperation

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 — His Excellency Ambassador Colin Murdoch, the Permanent Observer of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations in Geneva,...

Another global gold award for The UWI

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, February 4, 2022—The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has won another gold international award for its branding and marketing. “Positioning the University’s reputation and...

Martinique Police Make Arrests In Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Certificates Probe

After an investigation lasting several months, Martinique police have announced the arrest of several people, including health professionals, in connection with the sale of fake COVID-19 vaccine certificates. The accused will appear...

Guyana Police Relaunch Use Of Traffic Ladders

In a bid to ease congestion in the city of Georgetown, traffic ranks of the Guyana Police Force, more particularly in Regional Division #4 'A', have been outfitted with 'traffic ladders'...

Baby Dies After T&T Coast Guard Fires On Boat With Venezuelan Migrants

After the Trinidad and Tobago coast guard vessel Scarborough opened fire on a boat carrying Venezuelan migrants, a baby died. The Coast Guard has extended sincerest condolences in the aftermath of the...

Thousands Of Guyanese To Benefit From Free Government Wi-Fi

DPI:- The Government of Guyana, through the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), has begun the installation process of 1000 free internet access hubs across five regions. Dubbed ‘The 1000 Hubs Project’, the...

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