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Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 10:37 AM

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – The main opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party Friday claimed that Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris has revoked an earlier invitation to the Organisation of American States (OAS) to send an election observer...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 9:44 AM

HAMILTON, Bermuda,  CMC  — National Security Minister Wayne Caines has warned against xenophobia but says business owners should employ out-of-work Bermudians rather than overseas staff, as the island seeks to recover from the...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:26 PM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Regional forecasters say they expect some drought relief over the coming weeks as the wet season, which largely coincides with the Atlantic Hurricane Season, starts on Monday. They have, however, presented two...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 11:51 AM

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC  — Premier David Burt has warned that his government will be adopting a “zero-tolerance approach” to breaches of rules designed to limit the spread of coronavirus, which has claimed nine lives in...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 3:57 PM

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Haiti is moving towards becoming the first Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to register 1,000 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), that has so far killed 341,155 people and infected 5.2 million...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 11:27 AM

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Haiti has recorded three deaths in 24 hours, pushing the total number of people who have died from the coronavirus (COVID-19) to 25, health officials have confirmed. The Ministry of Health, in its daily bulletin,...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 9:48 AM

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – The main opposition St Lucia Labour Party says it has withdrawn its representation on the multi-sectoral committee that has been mandated to finalise an economic stimulus strategy and plan aimed at boosting economic...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2020 | 10:00 AM

NEW YORK, CMC – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Wednesday called for the international community to rapidly invest in the ability of developing countries to tackle the complexities of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as it warned...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2020 | 11:46 AM

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti continues to record significant numbers of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases as the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country Wednesday reported that 63 new persons have tested positive, bringing the total...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2020 | 12:01 PM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) says it is “deeply concerned” at the decision taken by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) on Education earlier...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2020 | 1:14 PM

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, May 18, CMC –Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris Monday named June 5 as the date for fresh general elections in St Kitts-Nevis. In a radio and television broadcast, Harris said Nomination Day will be on May 27. “...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2020 | 9:50 AM

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas government says it is looking at the possibility of allowing commercial travel into the archipelago on or before July 1, but insisted that the date was not final and would depend on the current state of the...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2020 | 9:31 AM

OTTAWA, Canada, CMC –Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has held talks with United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres and Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness on the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2020 | 9:53 AM

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris says the Parliament in the twin-island Federation has been dissolved but he has kept nationals in the dark as to when he would announce the date for the next general election that...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2020 | 10:38 AM

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC –  Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says that five of the 91 sailors who returned to St Vincent and the Grenadines on Saturday were placed in state quarantine because their families did not want them....

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2020 | 12:16 PM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Antigua and Barbuda will welcome its first international flight on June 4 since the island shut its borders as part of the efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Tourism Minister Charles...

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2020 | 9:57 AM

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – Bermuda’s death toll from the coronavirus has risen to eight, Health Minister Kim Wilson has announced. Wilson gave no details of the victim at Monday night’s press briefing but said she was “deeply...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2020 | 12:44 PM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago university students in Jamaica and Barbados wishing to return home in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will have to spend 14 days in quarantine in both countries before being...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2020 | 9:44 AM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it will re-examine the relevant protocols regarding the wearing of masks as a means to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), following a series of daylight...

Published:Friday | May 8, 2020 | 10:15 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging people in the region to remember that despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, they must be mindful that other public health threats still...

Published:Thursday | May 7, 2020 | 1:55 PM

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC –A senior education official Thursday said students would sit the Grade Six National Assessment examinations later this year, despite the disruption caused to the education system by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Dominica...

Published:Thursday | May 7, 2020 | 10:48 AM

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – St Vincent and the Grenadines students in Jamaica wanting to return home amid the coronavirus (COVID-19, including locked borders, must each pay an estimated US$1,3339 for a return flight. In a letter to the...

Published:Wednesday | May 6, 2020 | 10:14 AM

As of May 6, officials in Nevis are reporting that there are no active cases of the deadly COVID-19 virus on the island. This was confirmed Tuesday by Premier Mark Brantley, Minister responsible for Health, in the Nevis Island Administration....

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2020 | 9:59 AM

BELMOPAN, Belize, CMC – Police Commissioner Chester Williams said there would be “absolutely no room for negotiation” after a family of four, including two minors, were arrested over the last weekend for illegally entering Belize...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 10:14 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – A few weeks before the official start of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, forecasters at the US-based Colorado State University are warning that the six-month period will be more active than normal. The CSU...

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