Category : Caribbean and World News

- 3 days ago

Barbados Records Domestic Violence Spike During ‘Lockdown’

BARBADOS SAW an approximately 83 per cent increase in reported incidents of domestic violence in the first two quarters of the COVID-19 lockdown last year. Representative of the United Nations Women Multi-Country Office Caribbean, Tonni Brodber, shar...

- 3 days ago

Date Set For Amber Guyger Appeals Hearing

A date has been set for Amber Guyger’s appeals hearing for her 2019 conviction in the murder of Botham Jean. The hearing is set to begin on April 27 at 1 p.m. Attorney Michael Mowla will present oral arguments on behalf of Guyger on April 27, w...

- 3 days ago

Pierre Says He Wants To Be PM To Improve People’s Lives

Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) leader, Philip J. Pierre, believes that this country needs compassion and caring at this time. As a result, he says he wants to be Prime Minister to bring improvement to the lives of people. He says Saint Lucia needs a...

- 3 days ago

105 BCF Inmates Test Positive For COVID-19

Press Release:– On February 28, 2021 the Ministry of Health received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 105 positive COVID-19 tests results for inmates at the Bordelais Correctional Facility. The Ministry of Health also received 19 n...

- 3 days ago

Gunmen Release Hundreds Of Schoolgirls Kidnapped In Nigeria

Gunmen have released girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, the governor said in a tweet on Tuesday. An armed gang abducted 279 girls from the Government Girls Science Secondary (GGSS) School in th...

- 3 days ago

Reggae Legend Bunny Wailer Is Dead

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Legendary reggae singer Bunny Wailer died in the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston this morning. He was 73. “Yes. He died about 8:00 this morning. I’m still right here with him,” his manager Maxine Stowe to...

- 3 days ago

France Reverses Stance On Astra Zeneca Vaccine

The French government says older people with pre-existing conditions can now get AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine, revising its stance on the issue. “People affected by co-morbidities can be vaccinated with AstraZeneca, including those aged...

- 3 days ago

COVID-19: 155 New Cases, 25 Recoveries

Press Release:– The Ministry of Health and Wellness late Monday March 1, 2021 received confirmation of 155 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory. The test results are from a batch of 377 samples processed on February 27, 2021. The...

- 3 days ago

Guyana: Toddler Struck By Reversing Car Dies

The eighteen-month-old Vryheid’s Lust toddler who was hit down while her father was reversing his car, succumbed to her in-juries yesterday morning. The toddler, Adena Ramkissoon who was a patient in the ICU at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) wa...

- 3 days ago

Saint Lucia To Donate 5,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses To Grenada

Saint Lucia will be donating 5,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Grenada, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced. Chastanet made the announcement on his official Facebook page on Monday. The 5,000 Astra Zeneca vaccine doses for Grenada will come fr...

- 3 days ago

US Probing Engine Fires In Nearly 1.9 Million Toyota RAV4 SUVs

DETROIT, United States (AP) — The US Government is investigating complaints of engine compartment fires in nearly 1.9 million Toyota RAV4 small SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began investigating after getting 11 fire...

- 4 days ago

SLP Says Government Has Implemented Opposition Recommendation

Press Release:–  The Saint Lucia Labour Party is pleased that the Government has finally taken its advice to develop and launch a contact tracing app to help in the fight against COVID-19. In his January 28th Address to the Nation, Leader of th...

- 4 days ago

Isaac: Complete Alcohol Ban May Have To Be Considered

Saint Lucia’s Health Minister has expressed concern over people over indulging in alcohol. And Mary Isaac believes that the authorities may have to consider a complete ban if the trend continues. “So maybe if our citizens cannot understand that they...

- 4 days ago

UWP Announces Two New Candidates

Press Release:-  The United Workers Party held its National Council meeting yesterday, Sunday February 28. During the virtual event which took place via Zoom the Council ratified the nominations of two candidates who will contest in Saint Lucia’s nex...