Sun | Jun 13, 2021

Caribbean

BELMOPAN, Belize, CMC – The Belize government has announced the closure of schools effective June 18 “out of an abundance of caution, coupled with the fact that the vaccination rate for teachers is not yet at an adequate level.”...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Ever since the pandemic began, Haiti had perplexed experts with seemingly low infection and death rates from COVID-19 despite its rickety public health system, a total lack of vaccines, and a widespread disdain...

WASHINGTON, CMC – The World Bank said Tuesday even as the global economy is expected to expand by nearly six per cent this year, many emerging markets and developing economies will continue to struggle with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas says it has deported 95 Haitians including six children. The Bahamas Immigration said that the Haitians, including 22 women, were deported on Thursday from New Providence to Port-au-Prince. It said the...

ST JOHN'S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda Government is offering a parcel of land measuring 8,000 square feet as an inducement to get nationals to get vaccinated as the island moves to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19...

GENEVA — Japan's prime minister announced another $800 million to the World Health Organization-backed programme to deploy COVID-19 vaccines for poor countries, a four-fold increase of Japanese funding to the COVAX programme. Yoshihide...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The University of Guyana (UG) is calling for an increase in the number of law students from its law faculty to get automatic admission to the Trinidad-based Hugh Wooding Law School. A government statement said that a...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum says the early wet season is forecast to bring an increase in wet days and wet spells and that there is no major concern for shorter-term drought in the...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The African Union has allocated 1.5 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Guyana's Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony, announced on Monday. Regional...

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — Severe acute childhood malnutrition is expected to more than double this year in Haiti as the country struggles with the coronavirus pandemic, a spike in violence, and dwindling resources, a UNICEF report said Monday....
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