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Basil Springer – A Sea-Change Is Needed: Deja Vu

Basil Springer – A Sea-Change Is Needed: Deja Vu

“Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.” – Psalm 57:1-2   Bridgetown, Barbados – It was only just over 100 years ago, on January 1, 1914, when the world’s first scheduled passenger airline service […]

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St Kitts-Nevis nationals on cruise ships arrive home this week

St Kitts-Nevis nationals on cruise ships arrive home this week

Basseterre, St Kitts – It was not immediately known how many nationals from St Kitts and Nevis are among the hundreds of Caribbean people who work on cruise ships. But it is said that Kittitians and Nevisians are among nationals from the Caribbean, Central and South America will be transferred to three ships – Vision […]

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FANM Urges Trump Administration to Stop Exporting the Coronavirus to Vulnerable Nations

FANM Urges Trump Administration to Stop Exporting the Coronavirus to Vulnerable Nations

MIAMI – A detainee who has tested positive for coronavirus, Stephane Etienne, is among 100 individuals expected to be deported to Haiti on Monday, May 11th, 2020. Mr. Etienne told The Miami Herald he knows of four other detainees who are also infected. The Monday flight to Haiti is the third in a short period […]

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Caribbean has Achieved COVID-19 Containment, says Researcher

Caribbean has Achieved COVID-19 Containment, says Researcher

University professor Dr. Clive Landis says while the virus has been contained danger still lurks  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  – The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been contained in the English-speaking Caribbean and Haiti, according to a leading researcher and academic. However, Dr. Clive Landis, pro-vice-chancellor for undergraduate studies and research, and professor of cardiovascular research at the University […]

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World Bank Supports COVID-19 Medical Response in Suriname

World Bank Supports COVID-19 Medical Response in Suriname

WASHINGTON, DC — The World Bank provided US$412,000 to Suriname to purchase essential medical supplies for the country’s emergency response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. “The World Bank is pleased that timely commitment of financing enabled rapid procurement and distribution of essential medical supplies and equipment to support the immediate needs of the Suriname health system,” said Tahseen […]

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PAHO: Data must be analyzed before relaxing measures

PAHO: Data must be analyzed before relaxing measures

PAHO Director calls on each country to analyze trends of the pandemic before relaxing social distancing measures WASHINGTON, DC – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, asked countries to analyze specific trends in the COVID-19 pandemic according to their unique contexts, and warned that reducing social distancing measures “too […]

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Quotable Caribbean – May 4, 2020

Quotable Caribbean – May 4, 2020

  “… we need to ensure that the Caribbean does not remain invisible and dispensable, nor the South Pacific. And if our voices have to be spoken over and over and over to make this point, we shall not tire to do so because what is at stake is human lives and the wellness and […]

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Number of COVID-19 Recoveries in St. Kitts and Nevis Continues To Increase; Number Now Stands at Eight

Number of COVID-19 Recoveries in St. Kitts and Nevis Continues To Increase; Number Now Stands at Eight

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – More than fifty per cent (50%) of the 15 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 disease in St. Kitts and Nevis have now recovered – a development that Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris and his Team Unity Government are pleased with. Prime Minister Harris, in his Labour Day address to […]

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American Friends of Jamaica Distributes Over One Million Dollars in Grants Across Jamaica

American Friends of Jamaica Distributes Over One Million Dollars in Grants Across Jamaica

by Derrick Scott Washington, DC – The US based charity, American Friends of Jamaica, Inc. (AFJ) has made donations and grants amounting to over U$1 million dollars to forty six charitable and community organizations across Jamaica. A statement from American Friends of Jamaica said grant awards presented during the 2019-2020 Grant Cycle amounted to U$1,025,791 or J$138,481,785 Million. Today, twenty-five (25) awardees were […]

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Jamaica: RUBiS, NESCAFÉ Partner to Show Appreciation for COVID-19 Essential Workers

Jamaica: RUBiS, NESCAFÉ Partner to Show Appreciation for COVID-19 Essential Workers

Kingston, Jamaica – RUBiS Energy Jamaica Limited and Nestlé Jamaica Limited through its coffee brand Nescafé, have partnered in an effort to show appreciation to the island’s frontline workers in the battle against the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Commencing Monday, April 27, doctors, nurses, members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and members of the Jamaica Defence […]

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