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  • Photo of Critical Personal Protective Equipment Procured for Caribbean Frontline Medical Workers
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    Critical Personal Protective Equipment Procured for Caribbean Frontline Medical Workers

    (Caribbean Development Bank, July 23, 2020, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados) – Critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) is on its way to medical workers on the front lines of the Caribbean’s COVID-19 pandemic response. Yesterday, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) took delivery of the majority of US$3 million worth of PPE at the Port of…

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  • Photo of Oxford Coronavirus Vaccine Produces Strong Response in Clinical Trials
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    Oxford Coronavirus Vaccine Produces Strong Response in Clinical Trials

    (British High Commission Bridgetown Press Release) A team of scientists at Oxford University’s Jenner Institute and Oxford Vaccine Group has taken the next step towards the discovery of a safe, effective and accessible vaccine against coronavirus. The results of the Phase I/II trial published today in the scientific journal, The Lancet, indicate no early safety concerns and induces strong immune…

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  • Photo of LIAT Shareholders Reach Agreement to Sell Three Planes

    LIAT Shareholders Reach Agreement to Sell Three Planes

    Caribbean News Service (CNS) — LIAT’s major shareholders have reached an agreement, which Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne said could see the airline flying again “in 60 to 90 days.” Prime Ministers Mia Mottley, Ralph Gonsalves and Gaston Browne (Photo via Barbados Today) The shareholders, which also include the governments of Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM CMOs Lauded for Role in Successful Management of COVID-19
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    CARICOM CMOs Lauded for Role in Successful Management of COVID-19

    The Region’s Chief Medical officers were lauded for their role in helping the Region to successfully manage the COVID-19 outbreak so far. The sentiments were expressed by the Director of Human Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Helen Royer. She was giving welcome remarks at an opening ceremony of the the 28th Meeting of Chief Medical Officers of the Caribbean Community…

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  • Photo of Santokhi promises better life, because ‘this is our Suriname’

    Santokhi promises better life, because ‘this is our Suriname’

    (StarNiews) “This coalition has now been given the responsibility to rebuild the country. It will not be easy, without money, with weak government and sky-high debt. But as difficult as it will be, we are going to rebuild the country, because this is our Suriname. ” President Chan Santokhi promised the Surinamese people a better life in his inaugural speech.…

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  • Photo of SURINAME | Chan Santokhi sworn is as new president of Suriname

    SURINAME | Chan Santokhi sworn is as new president of Suriname

    PARAMARIBO, Suriname, July 16, 2020 – Suriname has a new president. He is 61-year-old Chandrikapersad Santokhi head of the VHP, Progressive Reform Party who was inaugurated as president on Thursday morning. He is supported by leader of the Abop party, Ronnie Brunswijk as vice president. Santokhi was congratulated and presented with the presidential sash by his predecessor Desi Bouterse, after…

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  • Photo of CARPHA Laboratory Achieves 100% Turnaround Time For All Diagnostic Tests
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    CARPHA Laboratory Achieves 100% Turnaround Time For All Diagnostic Tests

    In June 2020, the CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory (CMML) processed the largest number of samples – an unprecedented achievement in the history of the organisation.  The laboratory received a total of 3,250 samples, representing an average of more than 150 samples per business day. As the regional reference laboratory, the CMML continues to conduct tests for suspected COVID-19 cases for…

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  • Photo of Barbados Prime Minister Calls for a Reparations ‘Caribbean Marshall Plan’

    Barbados Prime Minister Calls for a Reparations ‘Caribbean Marshall Plan’

    Barbados Prime Minister, the Hon. Mia Mottley, is calling for a Caribbean Marshall Plan and for reparations to address “the economic decline” that the Region will face as it confronts the negative impact of the pandemic and the inherent social and economic inequalities that continue to hinder its development. The Prime Minister was referring to the US-funded economic recovery plan…

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  • Photo of Jamaica Reaffirms its Commitment to Reparations

    Jamaica Reaffirms its Commitment to Reparations

    Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports, Olivia Grange, has expressed the Jamaican government’s ongoing commitment to the cause of reparations for the Caribbean region. “The Government of Jamaica, as part of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, continues to lobby for reparatory justice, and will strengthen our collaboration with our Caribbean neighbours, who have now also established national councils on…

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  • Photo of CDB, IDB sign agreement to support economic development in CARICOM

    CDB, IDB sign agreement to support economic development in CARICOM

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Monday signed an agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to support economic development and integration of the Caribbean Community (Caricom). “Today’s signing ceremony is a re-affirmation of CDB and IDB’s shared commitment to the sustainable growth and development of the Caribbean Region. It signals that we have reached…

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