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Cuba receives donation of photovoltaic power system from China

China has donated 5,000 solar photovoltaic power system to the Republic of Cuba. The supplies delivery ceremony was held in Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province.

Caribbean and Latin American countries recorded 1 million COVID deaths

AFP's new tally reveals that more than 90 %of deaths have been recorded in just five countries of the Americas that account for 70%...

“When it’s your turn to get vaccinated, remember: these vaccines can save your life.”

Misinformation is one of the most severe threats to public health. It is the most damaging as it triggers the vaccine's hesitation, said Carissa F. Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization

Money is there, now vaccines will come to Venezuela: Maduro

On Sunday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that the government had made a second payment to the World Health Organization (WHO) COVAX initiative to gain access to about 11 million coronavirus vaccines.

PM Harris: SKN Government spent $25 million on severance payments

Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, the number of staff members at the Department of Labor has been increased, and another shift has been added to be able to pay more claims in a more efficient time.

CARICOM holds emergency session, pledges support to St Vincent and Grenadines

Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met on Thursday 15 April during a special emergency session to discuss the situation in St Vincent and the Grenadines caused by the ongoing volcanic eruptions of La Soufriere.

UDP: Inquiring into the Inquiry

The events that unfolded in this morning’s instalment of the so-called Commission of Inquiry into the alleged sale of Government assets seem to confirm the complete lack of authenticity or usefulness of the exercise and exposes the Briceño Administration as pursuing a narrow political agenda of witch-hunting with absolutely no interest in implementing meaningful reform in the management of public assets.

Grenada: 21-year-old sentenced 20 years imprisonment for murder charge

A twenty-one-year-old native of St. John who was charged with the brutal murder of a fifty-seven-year-old British pensioner in the town of Waltham in St. Mark in May 2019 was sentenced to nineteen years and five months imprisonment.

PM Skerrit: Good Hope Road project to raise the safety of users

Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, along with Parliament colleagues, attended the consultation on the Good Hope Road project in Castle Bruce on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Barbados: New school term delayed a week due to La Soufrière ashfall

The start of the new school term has been delayed by a week because the Ministry of Education, Technology and Vocational Training is starting a massive clean-up of school facilities, due to the asphalt of the volcano La Soufrière.

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Guyana: After quitting politics in 2020, Jaipaul Sharma forms own party

Georgetown, Guyana: After quitting politics in 2020, Jaipaul Sharma on Friday evening announced his political party. The party have been named the Equal Rights and...

COVID-19: St Kitts and Nevis goes into lockdown for 14-days

St Kitts and Nevis is to go into lockdown for 14 days starting 6 pm on Saturday, June 12, as COVID-19 cases mount. Prime...

Taxi association alliance writes letter to Transport Ministry over 80% fare increase

The Transport and Mining Ministry of Jamaica island has received a formal letter which states that the Route Taxi Association Alliance has increased fare by 80 per cent.

SVG Employees pay up to $1500 for forged COVID vaccination certificates

According to the sources, the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines are paying up to $1500 for fake COVID-19 vaccination certificates to secure their employment.

CDB governors to host virtual meet on June 15

The Governors of Caribbean Development Bank's - CDB will host its 51st annual meeting of Governors, scheduled for June 15 to July 1. This would be the second virtual annual session of CDB governors.