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  • Photo of STATEMENT: COVID-19 – Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD)
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    STATEMENT: COVID-19 – Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD)

    The Council for Human and Social Development (Health) on Monday 6th April 2020 held its Fourth Special Emergency Meeting via video conference.   During this meeting, representatives from regional institutions provided updates to the Ministers and Officials in relation to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) stated that they have experienced delays in receiving reagents for COVID-19 tests. The CARPHA…

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  • Photo of CDB makes US$140M available to counter COVID-19 pandemic, other disasters
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    CDB makes US$140M available to counter COVID-19 pandemic, other disasters

    (Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) met this week and approved up to US$140 million to be used by the Bank’s Borrowing Member Countries to tackle the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and other shocks to their economy. “The economic and social shock of the COVID-19 pandemic will likely be severe…

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  • Photo of CDEMA and the UN convene Caribbean Partner Donor Group Meeting amid COVID-19 crisis
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    CDEMA and the UN convene Caribbean Partner Donor Group Meeting amid COVID-19 crisis

    Bridgetown, Barbados, April 3rd, 2020 (CDEMA) – As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold in the region, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the United Nations Resident Coordinators’ Offices in the Caribbean convened the 2nd meeting of the Caribbean Partner Donor Group on Thursday April 2, 2020. The virtual meeting had representatives from 18 regional and international agencies…

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  • Photo of CARICOM launches COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Impact Survey
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    CARICOM launches COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Impact Survey

    The COVID-19 crisis is rapidly altering how people can earn a living and access food. In order to provide more information on these critical issues, CARICOM has launched a survey on the impact of COVID-19 on food security, livelihoods and access to markets. Prepared by the World Food Programme with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization, it contains 15…

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  • Photo of N95 Masks Explained
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    N95 Masks Explained

    During the coronavirus pandemic, masks, once relegated to specific professions, quickly became commonplace. Not all masks are the same. Filtering facepiece respirators, commonly referred to as N95 masks, are regulated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Sample N95 Mask with optional valve N: This is a Respirator Rating Letter Class. It stands for “Non-Oil” meaning that if…

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  • Photo of CCC Committed to Competitive Markets, Consumer Protection in CARICOM During COVID-19
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    CCC Committed to Competitive Markets, Consumer Protection in CARICOM During COVID-19

    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented challenge for the small economies of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). With Member States closing borders, recommending social distancing and closure of main economic activities such as dining out, “staycations” and other community gatherings, it is fair to say that COVID – 19  has not only impacted the very social fabric of Member States,…

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  • Photo of Ensure Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Fight Against COVID-19 – CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disability
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    Ensure Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Fight Against COVID-19 – CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disability

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Special Rapporteur on Disability, Senator Dr. Floyd Morris, is calling on regional governments to ensure that special measures are put in place to protect persons with disabilities against the Corona Virus. According to Senator Morris – “It is incumbent for governments within the region to ensure that persons with disabilities who are among the most vulnerable…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Agri Ministers Meet To Craft COVID-19 Food Security Position
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    CARICOM Agri Ministers Meet To Craft COVID-19 Food Security Position

    As countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) intensify safety measures in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, CARICOM Ministers of Agriculture meet 19 March 2020 to chart a food and nutrition security and availability response. The Ministers will hold a via videoconference anchored at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana beginning at 10am (Eastern). The CARICOM Secretariat…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chair To Host Meeting On COVID-19
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    CARICOM Chair To Host Meeting On COVID-19

    Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, will host a special meeting in Barbados tomorrow, Sunday, March 1, to discuss ways of protecting the region from COVID-19. The meeting will take place in the Frangipani room at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, beginning at 12 noon. It will bring together some Heads of Government, Caribbean Ministers…

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  • Photo of The UWI establishes COVID-19 Task Force
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    The UWI establishes COVID-19 Task Force

    Once again, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is launching a Task Force to assist with the mobilisation of the region’s public health providers to deal with an incoming virus. Four years ago, the Zika virus triggered the response; today it is COVID-19. Professor Clive Landis, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies and former Director of the George Alleyne…

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