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(REUTERS) – President Donald Trump’s administration rolled out a new rule on Thursday that aims to limit “birth tourism” by women who enter the United States on tourist visas with the intention of obtaining citizenship for their babies born on American soil. Under the State Department regulation, which will take effect on Friday, pregnant women ...

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Saint Lucia  officials met last week to discuss measures to address cyber related crime. “Over the past few years, we have noticed an increase in cyber related crimes being committed in Saint Lucia including but not limited to cyber bullying, revenge pornography and hacking,” Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Doctor Gale […]

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(AFP) – An aerial view of the overflowing Das Velhas River in Sabara, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, yesterday, after heavy rains. At least 30 people have been killed in two days of intense storms in south-eastern Brazil, the Minas Gerais state Civil Defense office said. Seventeen people are also missing, seven injured, and ...

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – For the first time in the history of the United States Census, persons from the Caribbean region and those with roots there will now be able to write in their nationality or ancestry on US Census forms this March, thanks in large part to the vision and fierce advocacy of one Caribbean ...

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(BBC) – Prostate cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in England, overtaking breast cancer for the first time, latest figures show. In 2018 there were nearly 50,000 registered cases – around 8,000 more than in 2017. Public Health England says it is because more men are getting tested. And that is thanks to ...

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(BBC) – Campaigners are urging the government to outlaw “virginity repair” surgery. Many Muslim women risk being outcast, or in extreme cases killed, if their spouses or families discover they have had sex before marriage. And some are opting for a medical procedure in which doctors restore a layer of membrane at the entrance to ...

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(NEW YORK POST) – China is using HIV drugs to treat the deadly coronavirus as experts search for a cure, according to a report. Beijing officials with China’s National Health Commission said two drugs used to combat HIV are being recommended to treat pneumonia symptoms from the virus, Bloomberg reported. Patients are being advised to ...

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Press Release:– A week-long session for the training of trainers in “Safety of Fishers’ at Sea” took place at the Belle Jou Hotel, last week. The session’s aim was to teach and bring awareness to new methods implemented for the safety of fishermen. The Fisheries Department in collaboration with the Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the […]

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Saint Lucia is updating its influenza preparedness plans as the China coronavirus continues to spread. The announcement has come from Chief Medical Officer (CMO)  Doctor Sharon Belmar-George. “Although the risk level for the Caribbean sub-region is currently classified as low and the disease is at an early stage of the outbreak, the Department of Health […]

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