Category : Caribbean and World News

- 11 months ago

China: 81 Dead, Almost 3,000 Ill As Deadly Virus Spreads

BBC News:– The number of people killed in China by the new coronavirus has risen to 81, with almost 3,000 confirmed ill. The national new year holiday has been extended by three days to Sunday, in an attempt to contain the spread. On Monday, Ch...

- 11 months ago

St Lucia’s Julien Alfred Races To Record Times

SportsMax:– St Lucian teen sensation Julien Alfred raced to fast times at the Dr Martin Luther King Collegiate Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico this weekend. Alfred, 18, a sophomore at the University of Texas blazed to a fast 23.50 to wi...

- 11 months ago

Calls For ‘Virginity Repair’ Surgery In UK To Be Banned

BBC News:– 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 so...

- 11 months ago

Kobe Bryant dead in California helicopter crash

New York Post: Legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant has died in a California helicopter crash, reports said Sunday. He was 41. Bryant was among at least four people traveling in his private helicopter over Calabasas when a fire broke out, sending the cho...

- 11 months ago

Coronavirus: Victims Could Pose Risk After Death

Sky News:- NHS staff have been warned that victims of the coronavirus could continue to pose a minor risk even after death. Doctors and nurses have been given detailed advice on how to handle suspected cases by Public Health England. The document war...

- 11 months ago

China Coronavirus ‘Spreads Before Symptoms Show’

BBC News:– A new coronavirus that has spread to almost 2,000 people is infectious in its incubation period – before symptoms show – making it harder to contain, Chinese officials say. Some 56 people have died from the virus. Health...

- 11 months ago

Pierre Says He Does Not Have A Speech Impediment

Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre, criticised in the past for his stuttering, has denied that he has a speech impediment. Pierre spoke during an appearance on Helen FM this week. “I don’t have a speech impediment. Sometimes I stutter on...

- 11 months ago

Zinga Venner Appointed To Senior World Bank Post

Saint Lucian Zinga Venner has been appointed Director at the World Bank Group Finance and Accounting (Financial Controls), Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced. Chastanet made the announcement on his official Facebook page, asserting that Sai...

- 11 months ago

Novel Coronavirus Risk In Caribbean Low Says CARPHA

Press Release:- Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago — As at 9th January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that a 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified by Chinese authorities. The virus was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei...

- 11 months ago

Police Welfare Association Members ‘Low On Morale’

The President of the Saint Lucia Police Welfare Association (PWA) says as an organisation the group is low on morale. Travis Chicot spoke earlier this week as the executive of the PWA met. One of the agenda items down for discussion was how to boost...

- 11 months ago

Double Homicide At Boguis, Babonneau

Police are investigating a double homicide at Bogius, Babonneau, law enforcement officials have confirmed. The officials told St Lucia Times that the bodies of two young men were discovered in a semi-remote area of the community Saturday morning afte...

- 11 months ago

Pierre Responds To Criticism That He’s ‘Weak’

Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre has been responding to criticism that he’s weak because he has not quarrelled publicly with Doctor Kenny Anthony. Pierre served for many years as Anthony’s deputy leader in the opposition Saint Lucia Lab...

- 11 months ago

Death Toll Rises As Coronavirus Spreads

BBC News:- The death toll from a newly-discovered coronavirus in China has risen to 41 on the day of the Lunar New Year. Another 15 deaths in Hubei province, where the outbreak began, were announced on Saturday. Health officials are struggling to con...

- 11 months ago

Death Toll Continues to Jump As Coronavirus Spreads

BBC News:- The death toll from a newly-discovered coronavirus in China has risen to 41 on the day of the Lunar New Year. Another 15 deaths in Hubei province, where the outbreak began, were announced on Saturday. Health officials are struggling to con...