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Caribbean

WASHINGTON, CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says the Caribbean as well as the rest of the Americas can reach the goal of ending tuberculosis (TB) in the next decade if countries are able to accelerate progress achieved so...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Caribbean Agricultural research Development Institute (CARDI) is urging regional farmers to implement water conservation strategies to deal with the drought situation now confronting the Caribbean. CARDI said...

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – The Government of Haiti on Thursday announced the appointment of an interim Prime Minister. The Ministry of Communication, in a message via social media on Thursday, said that Jean Michel Lapin was appointed...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The main opposition United National Congress (UNC) Tuesday urged the Trinidad and Tobago government to “take immediate action to suspend” the intended lease of 12 of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft,...

BRUSSELS, CMC – The European Union Tuesday named five Caribbean countries on a new list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions which it said had been based on an “an intense process of analysis and dialogue steered by the Commission...

GENEVA, CMC – The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a Global Influenza Strategy aimed at protecting people in all countries from the threat of influenza. WHO said that the goal of the 2019-2030 strategy is to prevent seasonal...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Monday said it would begin conducting random drug testing on police officers and that Police Commissioner Gary Griffith will be the first to be tested. In a statement...

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC – Health officials in St Lucia have issued an alert in light of reported deaths due to the mosquito-borne disease, dengue in the neighbouring French island of Martinique. “We are asking persons to be...

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — : U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is stressing again that the only way the political conflict in Venezuela can be resolved is through political dialogue. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric noted reports that...

WASHINGTON, CMC – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is expressing profound concern about the worsening violence and scarcity in Haiti. The human rights organisation is urging the government to begin talks with all...
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