Guyana Agri. Ministry partners with IICA to develop first bio-fortified rice variety in Caribbean

Guyana Agri. Ministry partners with IICA to develop first bio-fortified rice variety in Caribbean

“I’m very excited about this project. I’m thankful to IICA and CARICOM for starting the pilot project here in Guyana. This project is good, not only for Guyana, b

 CIBC FirstCaribbean sale off – Regulators say no – CARICOM Business

CIBC FirstCaribbean sale off – Regulators say no – CARICOM Business

CIBC says the sale of a large portion of its majority stake in CIBC FirstCaribbean to GNB Financial Group Ltd. will not go ahead after it did not receive approval from regulators.

2021 a ‘crucial year’ for climate change, UN chief tells Member States

2021 a ‘crucial year’ for climate change, UN chief tells Member States

The world is far from achieving agreed goals to reduce global warming in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the UN Secretary-General warned on Monday in his ongoing b

Unity, funding and decisive action needed to end FGM and protect millions of girls, UN says

Unity, funding and decisive action needed to end FGM and protect millions of girls, UN says

The United Nations has called for collaboration at all levels, and across all sectors of  society, to protect millions of girls and women at risk of female genital mutilation

FROM THE FIELD: Chicken wings, hunger and the Super Bowl

FROM THE FIELD: Chicken wings, hunger and the Super Bowl

The amount of money spent on food and beverages to enjoy, perhaps, the United States’ most high-profile annual sporting event, adds up to more than twice the global budget of

Unless the virus  is suppressed everywhere, we’ll be ‘back at square one’, Tedros warns

Unless the virus is suppressed everywhere, we’ll be ‘back at square one’, Tedros warns

The number of people who have received a COVID-19 vaccination now exceeds those reportedly infected, the head of the UN’s health agency said on Friday, while warning that aft

PAHO Director warns that damage from virus disproportionately impacts women

PAHO Director warns that damage from virus disproportionately impacts women

PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne warned that the health, social and economic effects of COVID-19 are disproportionately impacting women and called for heightened attention to the p

 CARICOM congratulates Grenada on its 47th Anniversary of Independence

CARICOM congratulates Grenada on its 47th Anniversary of Independence

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated Grenada on its Forty-Seventh Anniversary of Independence, praising its great example of resilience. Prime Minister Dr Kei

 CARICOM More Powerful When It Speaks With One Voice on Regional, International Matters

CARICOM More Powerful When It Speaks With One Voice on Regional, International Matters

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is more powerful when it speaks with one voice on regional and international matters, according to Samuel Berridge, who works in the Regional Inte

 First Batch of  virus Vaccine Successfully Administered in the TCI

First Batch of virus Vaccine Successfully Administered in the TCI

Following the launch of the TCI’s COVID-19 Vaccination program on January 11, 2021 the TCI can proudly state that it has efficiently administered its first batch of the COVID

 Fast-Tracking Caribbean Pandemic Recovery and Resilience

Fast-Tracking Caribbean Pandemic Recovery and Resilience

COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in 2021. BBC has reported that as of 1 of February 2021, more than 100 million people have been infected with the virus, 2.2 million peo

 Global Coordination Needed To Fight Pandemic– PM Mottley

Global Coordination Needed To Fight Pandemic– PM Mottley

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has reiterated that global coordination is needed to fight COVID-19, and she intends to write global leaders to outline her views. Read more

 Haiti opens debate on proposed constitutional changes

Haiti opens debate on proposed constitutional changes

Haiti has unveiled multiple proposed changes to overhaul the country’s Constitution that officials plan to present to voters starting this week for an upcoming referendum tha

 Our Collective Actions Can Help Reduce the Burden of Cancer

Our Collective Actions Can Help Reduce the Burden of Cancer

In the Caribbean region, cancer is the second leading cause of death. However, a significant number of cancer deaths can largely be prevented through primary prevention, screening

First-ever International Day of Human Fraternity focuses on tolerance

First-ever International Day of Human Fraternity focuses on tolerance

The UN Secretary-General has called for more commitment towards promoting cultural and religious tolerance, in a message to mark the first celebration of the International Day of H

WHO receives nearly 1 200 entries for the second edition of Health for All Film Festival

WHO receives nearly 1 200 entries for the second edition of Health for All Film Festival

The World Health Organization's second call for entries to its Health for All Film Festival has received 1 175 submissions from 110 countries. More than 40% of the short f