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CARICOM Today:- As more countries around the world begin to report cases of the 2019-Novel Coronavirus Outbreak, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States have begun to take steps to ensure the impact is minimised in the Region. Surveillance teams have been established and other preventive measures have been put in place. The World Health Organization (WHO) […]

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(BBC) – The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China. “The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The concern is that it ...

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BBC News:– Chicago health officials have reported the first US case of human-to-human transmission of the deadly coronavirus. The new patient is the spouse of a Chicago woman who carried the infection back from Wuhan, China, the US Centers for Disease Control said on Thursday. The discovery marks the second report of the virus in Illinois […]

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(Via BBC)   “The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The concern is that it could spread to countries with weaker health systems. The death toll is now at 170 in China. The WHO said there …
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Sky News:– The killer coronavirus outbreak, which started in China, has been declared a global public health emergency. The decision by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to say it is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) comes as the number of people who have died from the virus has reached 170. So far, all […]

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(PRESS RELEASE) – The OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme (ELP) within the Education Development Management Unit of the OECS Commission hosted a training workshop for fifty (50) key Literacy team members within the education sector including National Focal Points and ELP Coordinators from Antigua and Barbuda, The Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and ...

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Three male individuals were taken to hospital during the early hours of Wednesday morning, after a vehicle crash at Ravine Poisson. According to emergency services, about 1.00 am a car ran into a pole. Of the three males aboard, one was trapped and had to be extricated. The effort to free him was recorded on […]

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(AP) — Health officials Thursday reported the first US case of person-to-person spread of the new virus from China. The man is married to the Chicago woman who got sick from the virus after she returned from a trip to Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak. There have been cases reported of the infectious ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) – The President of Republic FinancialHoldings Limited (RFHL), Nigel Baptiste, announced today a profit attributable to shareholders of US$55.8 million for the quarter ending December 31, 2019, an increase of US$3.48 million or 6.7% over the corresponding period last year. Mr. Baptiste, in announcing the results said, “Total assets stood at US$15.24 billion ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) – On January 29th, the Fond St. Jacques Development Committee held a strategic planning workshop at the Resource Centre in Fond St. Jacques. The initiative, facilitated by former Permanent Secretary Mr. Sylvester Clausell, was geared towards helping clarify the overall vision and purpose of sustainable tourism interventions in the Fond St. Jacques watershed. ...

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