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St. Lucia monitors the increase of measles in Europe and the Caribbean

St. Lucia’s Ministry of Health, says it is closely monitoring increased cases of measles in Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean region. That country’s Acting...

ECCB TO Launch Blockchain Currency Pilot

The St. Kitts-based Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Wednesday announced it had signed a contract with the Barbados-based fintech company, Bitt Inc. (Bitt) to...

PAHO urges region to prepare “timely response” for dengue outbreaks

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has called for countries in the Caribbean and Latin America to prepare for a timely response to possible...

Elderly man killed in his own home Barbados

Barbadian police are currently investigating the murder of 71-year-old Cardon Young, who was murdered outside his Sandford, St Philip home, in broad daylight, last...

Amnesty International says time to make death penalty history in English-speaking Caribbean

The London-based international human rights organization, Amnesty International, says while it welcomes a “significant reduction” in the application of the use of the death...

PAHO to retrofit 11 health facilities in Belize

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Smart Health Facilities Project will be retrofitting Eleven hospitals and health centers and a laboratory in Belize to...

Jamaica’s Education Minister Wants an End to Corporal Punishment

Jamaica’s Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid has called for a cultural shift to eliminate the practice of corporal punishment in...

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister urges more support for LIAT

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne says Shareholders governments need to do what is necessary in order to save the finically strapped regional...

Caribbean to experience drier than usual wet season

Caribbean countries have been warned that the rainfall over the next three months may be “drier than usual” in some islands resulting in a...

PAHO issues new report on preventable causes of death

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says that half of all deaths of young people, aged between 10 and 24, in the Caribbean are...

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