Category : Caribbean and World News

- 1 week ago

Crucial Device In COVID-19 Fight May Not Work On Dark Skin

In the fight against Covid-19, the pulse oximeter has been an essential tool for doctors and other medical professionals. But the small device that monitors oxygen levels may not work well for people with dark skin, according to multiple studies and...

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500 Kilos Of Cocaine Seized Off Saint-Martin

The French navy frigate Germinal has seized 500 kilos of cocaine in an operation South West of Saint Martin. It occurred on February 8. As a result of the operation the French authorities also arrested three individuals. Martinique 1 Ere reported tha...

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Australia PM Gets The Jab Amid Anti-Vaccination Demonstrations

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has received the coronavirus vaccine as the country prepares to start inoculations this week. His jab was televised on Sunday in order to help boost confidence in the vaccine rollout across Australia. Vaccinat...

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SLP Congratulates TCI Opposition On Landslide Election Win

The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has congratulated the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) opposition on its ‘massive’ election landslide win. The SLP posted its message of congratulations on its official Facebook page. The message asserte...

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Three Killed In New Orleans Shooting

Three people have been killed and two injured in a shooting at a gun outlet in the US state of Louisiana. The local sheriff said an “initial shooter” opened fire, striking two people, which prompted several others at the shop to fire thei...

- 1 week ago

T&T: Fitness Enthusiasts Subdue, Tie Up Beach ‘Thief’

A Mayaro ‘thief’ who targeted a group of fitness enthusiasts on the beach had the tables turned on him on Saturday. The 20-year-old man, of Sham Road, was subdued, tied up and handed over to police. In a post on social media, one of the w...

- 1 week ago

Guyana: Woman Held With Drugs In Condom

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The police have arrested a 23-year-old woman who was held at the Eugene F Correia International Airport in Guyana early Saturday with a quantity of drugs wrapped in condoms, that were inserted in her vagina. The woman also...

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COVID-19: Saint Lucia Diaspora Urged To Help Address Fake News

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has urged Saint Lucians in the diaspora to help address COVID-19 fake information, especially relating to this country’s COVID-19 response. He did so in a message aired Saturday. The PM broadcast the message to ma...

- 1 week ago

Seventeen Homeless After Fire In Barbados

Police are investigating the cause of a house fire, which occurred about 12:30 this morning at a wood and wall,  two storey residence at Phillips Road, St Stephen’s Hill, Black Rock, St Michael. Police say the house had several self-contained living...

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Saint Lucians Urged To Take Precautions Against Saharan Dust

The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services has issued a Saharan dust caution. It has advised people with respiratory conditions and dust allergies to take the necessary precautions due to poor air quality. The agency gave the advice in its 6.00 pm weath...

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House Of Assembly To Meet On February 23

A Sitting of the House of Assembly is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23th, 2021 with Papers to be laid by the Honourable Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service and the Honourab...

- 1 week ago

Australia Hit By Protests Against COVID-19 Vaccination

Anti-vaccination protesters have gathered across Australia ahead of the launch of the country’s coronavirus inoculation programme. Protests were held in cities including Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with participants chanting slogans like: &...