Category : Caribbean and World News

- 10 months ago

The US is tracking cell phones to know how COVID-19 is spreading

CNN – The Trump administration wants to use Americans’ smartphone location data to help track and combat the spread of coronavirus. Now, a pair of US data companies are making a public pitch to show just how that kind of technology might...

- 10 months ago

Jamaica: COVID-19 tally jumps to 143 with 18 new cases

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton has confirmed an additional 18 cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jamaica. This now puts the country’s tally at 143. The ages of the newly infected individuals...

- 10 months ago

Police Arrest 30 People Within 3 Week Period For Breaking Curfew

Saint Lucia police have arrested and charged  30 individuals within a three-week period for breaking curfew regulations. The disclosure came Thursday from police spokeswoman, Anne Joseph. Those arrests included two individuals in Gros Islet on March...

- 10 months ago

Disposable Masks To Be Distributed To Saint Lucia Youth

As part of the mitigation efforts to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus, the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports will be contributing 35,000 disposable masks to young people across the island, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced...

- 10 months ago

St. Vincent: 680 households to access internet connection for $10

The NTRC will be offering 680 households in St. Vincent and the Grenadines the opportunity to access internet connection under the USF SMART Project for a period of two years at a cost of $10.00 per month. For persons who wish to apply for Subsidized...

- 10 months ago

Saint Lucia ‘Still On Partial Shutdown For COVID-19’

Press Release:-  As of April 14, 2020 the WHO reported a total of 1,844,863 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally with 117,021 deaths. There are now 644,986 confirmed cases in the region of the Americas. The affected region includes Dominican Republic...

- 10 months ago

CARICOM Issues Statement On Ninth Emergency Summit

Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) agreed on a way forward in the Community’s battle against the COVID-19 Pandemic at a Special Emergency Meeting on Wednesday via video conference. The Leaders received presentations from the Car...

- 10 months ago

CARICOM Issues Statement On Ninth Emergency Summit

Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) agreed on a way forward in the Community’s battle against the COVID-19 Pandemic at a Special Emergency Meeting on Wednesday via video conference. The Leaders received presentations from the Car...

- 10 months ago

Pregnant UK Nurse Dies From COVID-19, Baby Delivered And Survives

Sky News:– A 28-year-old pregnant nurse has died after contracting coronavirus. Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, who worked at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital for five years, died on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19, the disease caused...

- 10 months ago

Martinique Prostitutes Get COVID-19 Relief Packages

Humanitarian and charitable organisations have been providing relief aid to prostitutes in Martinique amid the current COVID-19 crisis, local reports say. The organisations are providing the prostitutes with baskets of necessities and hygiene product...

- 10 months ago

Man Sent To Jail For Threatening To Kill Trinidad’s PM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr. 15, CMC – A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to 30 days hard labour after he pleaded guilty to threatening the life of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. When he appeared in court, Nicholas Huggins admitted that he used a...

- 10 months ago

Another Saint Lucian Succumbs Overseas To COVID-19

A 32-year old Saint Lucian has died in New York of COVID-19, relatives here say. According to family members, Craig Auguste died Tuesday night in a New York Hospital after a two-week illness. Auguste originally resided in Soufriere before leaving for...