Category : Caribbean and World News

- 10 months ago

Guyana: concern over COVID-19 death rate

Stabroek News: Guyana’s COVID-19 death toll percentage of 10.4 is far beyond the World Health Organization’s estimated 3 – 4 % mortality rate and this is of great concern to the Public Health Ministry. These figures were disclosed yesterday during a...

- 10 months ago

Human Trials Of UK COVID-19 Vaccine Get Under Way

Sky News:- Human trials of a vaccine against coronavirus have started in Britain. Scientists at the University of Oxford say a COVID-19 jab they are developing has an 80% chance of success. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said the Oxford trial R...

- 10 months ago

Two Cats Test Positive For Coronavirus In The US

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Two pet cats in New York state have tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first confirmed cases in companion animals in the US, federal officials said yesterday. The cats, which had mild respiratory illnesses...

- 10 months ago

Police Make 26 New Arrests For Curfew Violations

Saint Lucia police made 26 new arrests for curfew violations in the past week. The disclosure came Wednesday from police spokeswoman, Anne Joseph, during an appearance on the National Television Network (NTN). Joseph explained that in the past two we...

- 10 months ago

Extension Of COVID-19 Job Layoffs Before AG’s Chambers

Labour Minister Stephenson King says there’s a proposal before the Attorney General’s Chambers regarding layoffs and suspensions under Section 148 of the Labour Code. King disclosed that it seeks to seeks to propose an extension to the period of layo...

- 10 months ago

EuroMillions £58m Jackpot Winner Celebrates During Lockdown

Sky News:– A EuroMillions winner has celebrated his £58m jackpot by having a beer with his brothers at a two-metre distance during the coronavirus lockdown. Ryan Hoyle, 38, is now £58,366,487 better off and finds himself in 20th place on The Na...

- 10 months ago

Chris Gayle Joins St Lucia Zouks

Press Release:– The St Lucia Zouks have signed Chris Gayle as their marquee player for the 2020 Hero Caribbean Premier League. Gayle has played for the Jamaica Tallawahs and St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the past. He has won the CPL title tw...

- 10 months ago

Processing Of Registration/Renewal Of Licences – Tourism Taxis

Press Release:- The Ministry of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, Culture and Creative Industries notifies all holders of tourism taxi registration plates, that effective Tuesday April 27, 2020, applications for renewal or registration of vehicl...

- 10 months ago

UN Warns Of Global Famines As A Result Of COVID-19

London (CNN):- The world is facing multiple famines of “biblical proportions” in just a matter of months, the UN has said, warning that the coronavirus pandemic will push an additional 130 million people to the brink of starvation. Famine...

- 10 months ago

Saint Lucia Reports 100 Percent Recovery Of COVID-19 Cases

Press Release:–  As of April 21, 2020 the WHO reported a total of 2, 397, 217 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally with 162, 956 deaths. There are now 893, 119 confirmed cases in the region of the Americas. The affected region includes Dominica...

- 10 months ago

Barbados Lime Thief Sentenced To Prison

Barbados Today:– Scaling the walls of another man’s residence twice in a bid to steal limes during the Covid-19 curfew has landed a 45-year-old man in jail for the next six months. Tony Ricardo Harris, of Lower Carters Gap, Enterprise, Christ C...

- 10 months ago

Massy Stores Saint Lucia Exposes Fake Promotion

Massy Stores Saint Lucia has warned its customers not to be duped by a fake promotion that has been making the rounds on social media. “Dear customers, please take note of a fake promotion in circulation that is in no way affiliated with Massy...