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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  on  COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

    Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

    As the world grapples with the challenge of controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned at the current prospect of inequitable access to vaccines to address the pandemic, especially for frontline workers and vulnerable populations. The reality is that small states will find it difficult to compete in the market place to ensure equitable access for…

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  • Photo of CARICOM coordinates provision of essential COVID-19 supplies for Member States

    CARICOM coordinates provision of essential COVID-19 supplies for Member States

    Amid global challenges by small states accessing COVID-19 essential medical supplies, CARICOM Member States have received a significant donation from the World Health Organisation, the Jack Ma Foundation and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The supplies, worth over US700,000, arrived just over a week ago in Barbados – the home base of the Integrated Regional Logistical Hub, operated by the…

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  • Cannabidiol is ‘not likely to be abused,’ WHO says

    (CNN)Two separate substances, two separate approaches: The World Health Organization endorsed a gentle view of cannabidiol this week while issuing its sternest warning yet against synthetic opioid carfentanil. Cannabidiol, a naturally occurring chemical found in marijuana plants, is “not likely to be abused or create dependence,” an initial review by the WHO's Expert Committee on Drug Dependence found. The organization decided that international prohibitions…

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