Thursday, August 18, 2022

Health

VIDEO: Dame Pearlette Louisy Gets COVID-19 Jab, Urges Others To Do Likewise

Former Saint Lucia Governor General, Dame Pearlette Louisy, has received a COVID-19 vaccine, urging others to do the same to protect themselves, their family members and others. More in this report from...

Martinique Temporarily Suspends AstraZeneca Vaccine Campaign

Martinique has temporarily suspended using the AtraZeneca vaccine, local reports say. However  the decision will not affect centres that administer the Pfizer vaccine. According to Martinique 1ere, so far the French Caribbean Island...

Jeremiah Norbert Upbeat Despite Losing Leg

Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Micoud North candidate, Jeremiah Norbert, announced Sunday that doctors in Martinique were unable to save his leg. Norbert made the announcement on Facebook. The former police officer sustained...

Sandals Foundation Donates Ultrasound Machine To Faces Of Cancer

Press Release:- The ability of women across the island to benefit from free early cancer detection screenings has been significantly enhanced following the donation of a portable ultrasound machine from the Sandals...

Over 48,000 In Barbados Get COVID-19 Vaccines

Almost 50 000 people received the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Barbados National Vaccination Programme. Up to Friday, 48 480 vaccinations were administered, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness’...

Antigua: Residents Who Returned For Christmas Blamed For COVID-19 Community Spread

The number of Covid-19 cases recorded since the beginning of the year has almost quadrupled, and the Minister of Health said that lawless residents are to blame. At the same time, residents...

Within CARICOM Obesity In Children 5-9 Years Lowest In Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia has the distinction among Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries of having the lowest overweight and obesity prevalence levels in children aged 5-9 years. But the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has...

Millennium Heights Medical Complex Gets New CEO & Consultancy

 Press Release:-  The Millennium Heights Medical Complex (MHMC) which comprises of the Owen King European Union Hospital (OKEUH), the National Mental Wellness Centre (NMWC) and the Turning Point Rehabilitation Centre (TPRC),...

Isaac: Complete Alcohol Ban May Have To Be Considered

Saint Lucia’s Health Minister has expressed concern over people over indulging in alcohol. And Mary Isaac believes that the authorities may have to consider a complete ban if the trend continues. “So maybe...

ECCB Encourages Safe Use Of Mobile Devices Online

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is advising people to be cautious when using their mobile devices online as hackers target these devices also. Information Security Analyst, Genelle Lake, says there is...

SLP Congratulates TCI Opposition On Landslide Election Win

The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has congratulated the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) opposition on its 'massive' election landslide win. The SLP posted its message of congratulations on its official Facebook...

Martinique Helps Saint Lucia In Fight Against COVID-19

Martinique is helping Saint Lucia in its battle against COVID-19 with the donation of medical supplies and the arrival here of a team of medical practitioners. The Medical Director of the OKEU...

CARICOM Makes Case For Fair Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Fourteen independent Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states insisted on the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, in a resolution adopted by the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) by acclamation...

Caribbean States Urged To Join Forces To Buy Millions Of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Two regional economists have advised Caribbean countries to join forces to buy about 20 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for the entire region, or the pandemic...

International Childhood Cancer Day

Press Release:- February 15 is observed Globally as Childhood Cancer Day.  The 2021 International Childhood Cancer Day theme is Better Survival is Achievable #throughourhands. Faces of Cancer St. Lucia would like to...

Saint Lucia Records 72 New COVID-19 Cases, One More Virus Related Death

Press Release:- Today Friday February 12, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 72 new cases of COVID-19. This is from a batch of...

VIDEO: Saint Lucia Strengthening Health Sector

The Ministry of Health & Wellness in collaboration with the World Bank Group is working to strengthen Saint Lucia’s health care sector. More in this report from Fernelle Neptune: https://youtu.be/b5KY2mVEHb8   Headline photo caption: Internet...

CARPHA Urges Enhanced Vigilance In Response To COVID-19 UK Variant In Caribbean

Since the COVID-19 disease was declared a pandemic in March 2020, at least six (6) variants have emerged. However, three new variants of concern are spreading rapidly. The United Kingdom variant known as...

CARPHA Probing Whether Guyana’s COVID-19 Samples Are Variants

SAMPLES of the virus, COVID-19 that were collected from persons in Guyana have been sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), in Trinidad, for genomic sequencing in order to identify...

COVID-19 Variant Suspected In Martinique

Martinique health officials suspect that a resident may have contracted a variant of the COVID-19 virus. As a result they are investigating the case, local reports say. Martinique 1 Ere quotes a press...

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