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Caribbean continues battle against corona

Caribbean governments this week continued the fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic, with several importing special medical teams from Cuba while others, like Guyana, belatedly ordered a nationwide lockdown to stem the outbreak, community spreads in particular.

South African police unleash water cannons during virus lockdown

Despite efforts by President Cyril Ramaphosa to enforce a pandemic lockdown at South Africa’s overcrowded slums without violence, defense forces were reported to be joining police in firing on the community with rubber bullets and water cannons.

Caribbean under severe pressure from virus; lockdowns increase

Several Caribbean Community governments moved this week to lock down countries or severely restrict free movement as the region battles to contain the march of the deadly coronavirus, in particular the feared community spread.

African ministries foresee 'break in the glass moment without major debt relief

Multilateral lenders and investors are being asked to pony up a modest stimulus package that would halt the spread of the coronavirus in Africa and keep economies from crashing under the weight of debt-servicing costs.

Kenya surges on U.S. 'happiness' report

As Mae West once said, “I’ve been rich, and I’ve been poor; believe me, rich is better.”

Caribbean in uphill fight against coronavirus

Some of the major hotel chains have already served notice of closure in the coming days, most cruise ships are no longer allowed to dock, governments have closed borders and shut down air travel as authorities move to contain the ...

Governments fight back against coronavirus

Well aware of the effects the coronavirus pandemic could have on a region where travel and tourism are lifeline industrie

Coronavirus reaches African shores––but numbers remain low

Only a few weeks ago, African leaders were breathing a sigh of relief as the new coronavirus skipped the continent to lodge in Italy, Spain and other European countries.

Guyana election results still undeclared a week after

More than a week after Guyanese voted in general elections, the results are still to be declared by Gecom, the elections commission, because there is a simmering row between the two main parties as to exactly which one beat the ...

Anonymous threats put working journalists' lives on the line

Hardworking African journalists are facing threatening phone calls, cyberattacks and other forms of intimidation as they attempt to report on government dysfunction and the actions of security forces tracking terror groups.

Caricom braces for the virus as neighbors confirm cases

With the Dominican Republic confirming a case of the corona virus on the same day Caribbean leaders and health professionals met in emergency session in Barbados, the umbrella regional health agency has raised the alert level to high as the ...

Africa students trapped in China as home countries deny entries

The coronavirus is spreading fast beyond its China borders, with cases now rising in parts of Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Trump’s bashing ‘Parasite’ fits into the white nationalist agenda

If there is any doubt of this administration’s plan to fulfill its white nationalist agenda and Make America White Again, (MAWA), just read what White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney reportedly told a group in England.

Guyana votes

The first of five general elections in the Caribbean Community is set to be held in Guyana next Monday, March 2, with the governing multiracial coalition pitting itself for a second five year term against an Indo-led main opposition party ...

CHTA president honors the life of the late Sir Royston Hopkin

BARBADOS––The president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) joined regional tourism industry stakeholders in mourning the passing of Sir Royston Hopkin, one of the Caribbean’s most respected and accomplished hoteliers.