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  • Photo of Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in 2021

    Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in 2021

    Antigua and Barbuda has assured that it is still committed to hosting the fifteenth edition of CARIFESTA in 2021. Minister Daryll Matthew, Minister of Sports, Culture, National Festival and the Arts of Antigua and Barbuda gave this assurance while making brief remarks at the virtual opening of the Eighteenth Meeting of the Interim Festival Directorate (IFD), which was held by…

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  • Photo of CARICOM countries receive COVID-19 essential medical supplies

    CARICOM countries receive COVID-19 essential medical supplies

    BGIS, Bridgetown – Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on Sunday accepted a donation of COVID-19 essential medical supplies for CARICOM countries, from the World Health Organization WHO/Jack Ma Foundation. And, she said the surgical and N95 masks would greatly assist the governments in protecting their frontline workers. Ms. Mottley made the comments at the Grantley Adams International Airport shortly…

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  • Photo of Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur passes

    Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur passes

    Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) – Former Prime Minister of Barbados, The Right Honourable Owen Arthur, passed away earlier today at 12.26 a.m. Starting today, Monday, July 27, due to the passing of the former Prime Minister, there will be a period of national mourning for three days. In addition, all flags will be flown at half mast. Minister of…

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  • Photo of UWI Signs MOU with European University Institute

    UWI Signs MOU with European University Institute

    (UWI TV) A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the European University Institute (EUI), is expected to deepen ties between the Caribbean and Europe and help The UWI protect the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in the European Union (EU). Signed virtually on July 14, 2020, by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of…

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  • Photo of Global Maritime Leaders Engage CARICOM Students

    Global Maritime Leaders Engage CARICOM Students

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which has pushed learning online across the region, a maritime webinar series will promote maritime education and job opportunities in shipping and logistics—one of the most important sectors in the Caribbean economy. The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF), in association with the Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities, and CARICOM Youth Ambassadors, will…

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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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