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Trump — “Plain Facts Cannot Be Overlooked Or Swept Aside”

“The world is now suffering as a result of the malfeasance of the Chinese government. China’s cover-up of the Wuhan virus allowed the disease to spread all over the world, instigating a global pandemic that has cost more than 100,000 American lives and over a million lives worldwide,” said President Trump in a recent address. The President charged that “Chinese […]

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Cuban Doctors Back To The Rescue In Brazil

Brazil has rehired nearly 200 Cuban doctors to help fight the spread of COVID-19 in the country. After Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro broadside against the Cuban government, the medical assistant program was withdrawn. Bolsonaro, in his 2018 presidential campaign, compared the program with “slavery” and called Cuba a “dictatorship.” Initially, Cuba sent more than 8,000 doctors to work in under-served […]

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China’s Betrayal

The former British governor of Hong Kong Christopher Patten, the last governor to serve before China took charge in 1997, has accused Beijing of betraying the city with a new proposal that would curtail its autonomy. “What we are seeing is a new Chinese dictatorship,” Patten stated in an interview with The Times of London. “I think the Hong Kong […]

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Trump — Jeff Sessions Not Mentally Qualified

President Trump, in a broadside against his former attorney general, said Jeff Sessions wasn’t “mentally qualified” to be attorney general and was a “disaster” while in office. The president said that Sessions “should have never” held the office. “He was the biggest problem. I mean, look, Jeff Sessions put people in place that were a disaster.” Sessions was one of […]

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IMF — Haiti Gets US$111.6 Help

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved US $111.6-million disbursement to Haiti under the Rapid Credit Facility. The money will help to offset the country’s essential health-related expenditures and to ease the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In the meanwhile, Haiti’s Government has announced measures to support workers and households, including paying salaries and providing […]

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China Offers Help To Cuba

The Government of China has donated a range of medical products to Cuba to help the Caribbean island in its fight against COVID-19. According to press reports, Cuba’s Ambassador to China, Carlos Miguel Pereira, confided that a plane with the supplies landed in the country on the same day.  This move was the first charter flight to transport essential supplies […]

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Tough Times Ahead For Latin America And The Caribbean

The IMF, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank have predicted tough times ahead for the Caribbean and Latin American countries this year. The IMF says the region is likely to see a 5.2% decline in growth while The World Bank says Gross Domestic Product is expected to be -4.6%. Those forecast to see the worst are Grenada and […]

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UN Secretary Pledges Support For Caribbean

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is pledging the organization’s continued support to small island states, such as those in the Caribbean in the fight against the coronavirus.  In a video message, the UN Chief said all parties must work together to save lives, ease suffering, lessen the shattering economic and social consequences, and bring the virus under control.  He said […]

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Coronavirus Continues To Plague Caribbean Countries

The coronavirus, which continues to plague countries around the world, has affected 2,293,644 people with 583,783 reported as recovered, and 157,400 deaths. In the Caribbean region the number of coronavirus cases as of April 16 is reported accordingly: Dominican Republic-3755 cases,196 deaths, 215 recovered  Puerto Rico- 1043 cases, 56 deaths  Cuba- 862 cases, 24 deaths, 171 recovered  Martinique-159 cases, 8 deaths, 73 recovered  Guadeloupe-145 cases, 8 deaths, 68 recovered  Jamaica- 125 cases, 5 deaths, 21 recovered   Trinidad and Tobago- 114 cases, 8 deaths, 20 recovered  French Guiana- 96 cases, 61 recovered   […]

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Barbados Watches COVID-19 Curve

Barbados’ youngest COVID-19 patient and her father were released from isolation today after receiving two consecutive negative test results for the viral illness. The seven-year-old girl and her parent were among 35 people who tested negative yesterday as the number of tests done since February 11 reached the 1000 mark. For the third consecutive day, no-one tested positive for COVID-19. […]