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La Soufriere Volcano Erupts In St. Vincent

La Soufrière (Vincentian Creole: Soufra) or Soufrière Saint Vincent began erupting on Friday morning, less than 24 hours after an evacuation order was issued for residents near the volcano. The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre said the eruption began at 8:41 a.m. (Eastern Caribbean time). “This is a culmination of the seismic activity that began on April […]

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Prince Phillip Dead At 99

Photo Credit: Photo credit: Carfax2 According to press reports, Queen Elizabeth II’s 99-year-old husband Prince Philip, who was recently hospitalized and underwent a successful heart procedure, died on Friday, Buckingham Palace announced. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” it said […]

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Trinidad And Tobago Prime Minister Tests Positive For COVID-19

According to press reports, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Keith Rowley has tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement Tuesday morning, the Office of the Prime Minister said Dr. Rowley started experiencing flu-like symptoms late Monday. He was subsequently tested for the virus. The Prime Minister is now in isolation and under medical supervision. Readers Bureau, Contributor Edited […]

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PAHO Director Appeals For The Maintenance Of COVID-19 Vigilance

In a digital press briefing, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Dr. Carissa Etienne, has appealed to member countries to maintain coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols and safeguards, even as vaccinations get under way in several territories. She noted that some countries are yet to get any doses of the vaccines while others are only able to distribute marginally. “Some countries… have […]

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COVAX Set To Run Short On Supplies

COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access, abbreviated as COVAX, a global initiative aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines led by UNICEF, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the World Health Organization, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, among others, is facing a serious setback in meeting its vaccine distribution target. Initially, it planned to make COVID-19 vaccines available to 84 countries but subsequently expanded […]

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CDC Issues New Travel Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its travel guidance for fully vaccinated people to reflect the latest evidence and science. The agency said that based on recent studies, it now recommends that fully vaccinated people can travel at minimal risk to themselves. It stated that a person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the […]

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Global Leaders Call For International Pandemic Treaty

Twenty-five heads of government and international agencies have made a joint call for a new treaty that would signal high-level political action needed to protect the world from future health crises. The international community should work together “towards a new international treaty for pandemic preparedness and response” to build a more robust global health architecture that will protect future generations, […]

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CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance on cleaning and disinfecting everyday household surfaces to ward off COVID-19. It says in most situations with no known coronavirus exposure, a thorough scrub with soap and water will suffice, rather than disinfectant sprays and wipes. At a White House briefing on Monday, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky […]

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Venezuelan Government Accused Of Tortures

The Venezuelan opposition has declared that some military personnel that the government has detained over the last few years are being tortured in confinement. “Our officers of the Armed Forces, who are imprisoned for defending the Constitution, are tortured and subjected to the worst conditions of confinement,” said Julio Borges in a Twitter post.  Borges was appointed as commissioner for […]

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Ecuador’s Health Minister Resigns Amid Alleged Vaccination Scandal

Ecuador’s health minister Juan Carlos Zevallos resigned from his post amid a scandal related to the provision of the covid-19 vaccine to people who are not part of the priority demographic groups.  According to reports, Zevallos allegedly compromised his position by offering several of his relatives, including his 87-year-old mother, doses of the vaccine imported by the government meant for frontline workers. […]