Tag: Caribbean


PAHO Makes School Reopening Recommendations

PAHO Director Dr. Carissa Etienne said this approach should take into consideration the local epidemiological situation, which can change rapidly. Dr. Etienne said before reopening schools, countries must ensure institutions can maintain COVID-19 prevention and infection control measures, including physical distancing, hand hygiene, and mask-wearing. She noted that PAHO has developed guidelines for reopening schools and is working with member […]


The Top Ten Greatest Caribbean Olympic Athletes Of The Past Forty Years

The 32nd edition of the Olympic games is well underway in Tokyo, Japan, and the eyes of the world have descended on the Asian city. Over the years, the Caribbean has been well represented by our countrymen and women at the games. In this article, we will look back at the greatest performers from the region on the Olympic stage […]


Jamaica Set To Get COVID-19 Vaccine From U.S.

United States Congresswoman, Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, says that the Biden Administration is working through logistical and legal matters to begin distributing vaccines to Jamaica and other CARICOM countries.  Congresswoman Jackson Lee, who was addressing a virtual town hall hosted by Jamaica’s Ambassador to the U.S., Audrey Marks, on Thursday (July 22), said that the discussions are being handled with urgency to have “those vaccines flown to Jamaica”.   She noted that half a million doses of vaccines have been […]


Barbados Prime Minister Appeals For New Debt Repayment System

  The Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley has called for a new debt repayment system for Caribbean countries similar to what was given to Britain after World Wars I and II. Britain borrowed heavily back then to finance its war efforts with moratoriums granted on loans. The debt repayment system allowed Britain to have the fiscal space to return […]


WHO Head Says Caribbean Countries Need Help Now Not Next Year

Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, in addressing the virtual fifth sitting of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Assembly, recently said he welcomes the help being provided by the industrialized countries, but it can’t come soon enough. “I welcome the announcement made by the G7 countries that together will donate 870 million doses primarily through […]


PAHO Director Appeals For Vaccine Donations To Latin America And Caribbean

Dr. Carissa Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), has appealed to the G7 countries to give Latin America and the Caribbean countries preferred attention following their promise to donate one billion vaccine doses to countries in need. Dr. Etienne said only 10 percent of Latin America and the Caribbean people had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. At […]


The Controversial Retainer Contracts Fallout

On May 5, 2021, Caribbean sports media outlets and cricket lovers were greeted with the news that Cricket West Indies had issued 18 retainer contracts to the men’s team for the 2021-2022 season. The contracts would run from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The contracts were awarded based on performances during the period of April 1, 2020 to […]


CARPHA Says No To The Use Of Ivermectin To Treat COVID-19

Following calls by members of the medical fraternity in Jamaica for the use of the drug Ivermectin to fight the COVID-19 disease, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) says it does not support the use of the drug Ivermectin outside of well-regulated clinical trials for the treatment of COVID-19. The agency opines that there is limited evidence available to assure […]


Windies Falls In ICC T20 Rankings

Defending world champions West Indies have slipped two places in the latest ICC T20 ranking.  The Caribbean side has fallen to 10th, below Bangladesh and Sri Lanka who they defeated 2-1 in their most recent series in the Caribbean.  West Indies experienced the negative move despite losing just one of their last four T20 series. Meanwhile, England consolidated their lead […]


IDB — Regional Tax Revenues Down

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says tax revenues rose moderately across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2019 before declining sharply in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic drove down global economic activity. The Washington-based financial institution said revenue statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean this year, shows that the average tax-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio in the LAC […]