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Jamaica’s Prime Minister describes depreciation of Jamaican dollar as ‘growing pains’

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness has described the depreciation of the Jamaican dollar as “growing pains”, indicating that a review of previous instances points...

Caribbean Public Health Agency says risk of contracting Zika virus is low

The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) says the risk of contracting the Zika virus (ZIKV) in the region is low but there is...

Antigua and Barbuda Government reviewing dress code policy in public buildings

Fresh complaints from members of the public and recent developments in other Caribbean countries have prompted the Antigua and Barbuda government to order a...

Lack of food pushes 2.3 million people to flee Venezuela says UN

About 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled their crisis-hit country mainly because of a lack of food, as severe shortages of medicine have left thousands...

Venezuela President to curb fuel subsidies

Venezuela's president has said its subsidized fuel prices should rise, to stop smugglers cheating the country out of billions of dollars. "Gasoline must be sold...

Teachers in Guyana plan strike for new School Term

The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) said yesterday that its members will embark on strike action from August 27 so as to ensure an agreement...

Guyana launches anti-suicide campaign

Guyana, which has one of the highest rates of suicides globally, has launched an anti-suicide campaign aimed at raising awareness of the situation. The Anti-Suicide,...

Jamaica government suspends ‘no sleeveless’ policy

The Jamaica government says it has suspended the no sleeveless policy after reviewing the longstanding practice of prohibiting women wearing sleeveless attire from entry...

Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Health to recruit 250 specialised doctors from Cuba

The Ministry of Health in Trinidad and Tobago will this month go on a recruiting drive for 250 specialised doctors from Cuba to service...

Guyana on high alert for foot and mouth disease following confirmed cases in Venezuela

The Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) is on high alert for foot and mouth and other vesicular diseases following confirmed cases in Venezuela. According to...

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