Caribbean

Jamaica to participate in Zika virus vaccine trials

Minister Dr. CHRISTOPHER TUFTON
By Admin 27.07.2016

KINGSTON: The Government of Jamaica has announced that the island will soon participate in clinical trials to find a vaccine to treat the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Jamaica’s Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton, recently said the country’s participation is part …

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Don’t like BLM-TO’s advocacy? Form your own

By Admin 20.07.2016

By PAT WATSON Black Lives Matter-Toronto (BLM-TO), now that your group has achieved some measure of public attention, a good many voices have advice on what you should and shouldn’t be doing in the public sphere. This is curious since …

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UN and partners disappointed over failed deliberations

SG meets with MINUSTAH SRSG
By Admin 20.07.2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE: The United Nations and its partners in Haiti have expressed regret that for the fourth time in as many weeks, the country’s National Assembly was not able to deliberate on the provisional governance arrangements. In a joint press statement, …

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Search for survivors of capsized vessel ends

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Tamargo
By Admin 20.07.2016

PHILIPSBURG: U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews ended a four-day search last Saturday for possible survivors of a migrant vessel which capsized last week in waters between the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and St. Maarten. Search efforts by rescue crews yielded …

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U.S. suspends financial assistance for Haiti elections

JOHN-KIRBY
By Admin 13.07.2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE: The United States has suspended financial assistance for Haiti’s electoral rounds planned for later this year and early next year. However, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby insists that the decision doesn’t mean the U.S. is no longer supporting …

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Jamaica removing visa requirements for Latin American visitors

Minister EDMUND BARTLETT
By Admin 13.07.2016

KINGSTON: Jamaica plans to abolish visa requirements for several Latin American countries in order to attract more visitors from that region. Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says travellers from Poland and a few other European countries will benefit from …

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Ja must focus on refueling market — minister

, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology ANDREW WHEATLEY
By Admin 06.07.2016

KINGSTON: In response to the recent opening of the expanded Panama Canal, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr. Andrew Wheatley has said that Jamaica must position itself to capture a share of the ship refueling market. Dr. Wheatley made …

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Ex-PM Patrick Manning was ‘a committed regionalist’

Former Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister, Patrick Manning
By Admin 06.07.2016

PORT-OF-SPAIN: Former Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister, Patrick Manning, who died last Saturday morning at the age of 69, has been remembered as a committed regionalist by top officials of The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Caribbean …

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UK exit from EU poses threat to Caribbean, says Sir Hilary

Sir HILARY BECKLES
By Admin 29.06.2016

KINGSTON: Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Hilary Beckles has warned the Caribbean to brace for the impact of the United Kingdom’s break with the European Union (EU) as he predicted that life in the region …

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Resilience to climate change enhanced by USAID project

CHRISTOPHER CUSHING
By Admin 29.06.2016

ST. GEORGE’S: Grenada’s capacity to reduce climate change risks stemming from storms, hurricanes, droughts and other extreme weather events has been enhanced by a US$9.5 million Rallying the Region to Action on Climate Change (RRACC) project. The project is being …

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