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Caribbean Development Bank and PAHO sign agreement to support mental health in aftermath of...

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have signed an agreement to enhance capacity for mental health and psychosocial...

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...

Caribbean Public Health Agency confirms 5 cases of Zika virus in the Caricom region

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) on Thursday confirmed the presence of five cases of the mosquito borne Zika virus in a CARICOM territory,...

Managers for Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Projects Get Tech Training

Fourteen team leaders from disaster risk-reduction projects in four Caribbean countries recently got hands-on training with an online information system - to boost their...

C’bean countries to tax tobacco, alcohol and sugar-sweetened beverages

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging Caribbean countries to tax tobacco, alcohol and sugar-sweetened beverages. PAHO is saying that the taxes can help...

Jamaica Constable kills Girlfriend in Christmas Day Dispute

A police Constable in Jamaica is now in custody after a Christmas Day domestic dispute with his female companion turned deadly. The St. James Police...

Forecasters predict coming hurricane season will be almost as bad as last year’s

Even as some Caribbean countries continue in recovery mode following the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last September, forecasters are warning that...

Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister urges full support for CCJ

Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator AJ Nicholson, is urging full support for the adoption of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)...

Several Caribbean countries under drought watches or warnings

A number of Caribbean countries have been placed under immediate drought warnings or watches, according to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). The Barbados-based...

US customs agents seize largest cocaine load from the Caribbean in 10 years

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says officers from the Area Port of Philadelphia have seized the largest local cocaine load...

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