3 self-care tips for parents during the pandemic

3 self-care tips for parents during the pandemic

How parents can support their kids through the pandemic 1. Be calm and proactive “Parents should have a calm, proactive conversation with their children about the coron

 What you need to know about a  vaccine

What you need to know about a vaccine

Vaccines for COVID-19 are critical tools for helping bring the pandemic under control when combined with effective testing and existing prevention measures. With several promi

Pandemic and conflict: A deadly combination

Pandemic and conflict: A deadly combination

In times of crisis, children suffer the most. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different. The impacts of this pandemic will be felt for years to come, but it’s already clear that

Pandemic): What parents should know

Pandemic): What parents should know

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has upended the lives of children and their families around the world. As COVID-19 has spread, so has misinformation – fueling dis

Some COVID-19 mutations may dampen vaccine effectiveness

Some COVID-19 mutations may dampen vaccine effectiveness

Scientists are reporting troubling signs that some recent mutations of the virus that causes COVID-19 may modestly curb the effectiveness of two current vaccines, although they str

Canada won't receive any Pfizer shots next week — here's what you need to know about the vaccination campaign

Canada won't receive any Pfizer shots next week — here's what you need to know about the vaccination campaign

Deliveries of the Pfizer vaccine will drop by 50 per cent over the next four weeks, delaying some appointments. Read more

Fauci announces US intention to resume major role in global health

Fauci announces US intention to resume major role in global health

The United States’ top medical official said on Thursday that the US will now join the World Health Organization’s global initiative to help poorer nations overcome COV

 CARICOM: An Uncertain Trade and Economic Outlook for 2021

CARICOM: An Uncertain Trade and Economic Outlook for 2021

The Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM’s) outlook for 2021 could be a very short article; summary – not so good. 2021 is starting with general uncertainty about the t

St Vincent PM declares holidays; rejects lockdown measures again

St Vincent PM declares holidays; rejects lockdown measures again

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves on Monday again rejected the imposition of curfews, a state of emergency, and outright lockdown measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rea

Prime Minister Gaston Browne, as Chair of Alliance of Small States, sends early message on Climate Change to US President Joseph R Biden Jr

Prime Minister Gaston Browne, as Chair of Alliance of Small States, sends early message on Climate Change to US President Joseph R Biden Jr

In an early communication immediately after Joseph R Biden was sworn in as President of the United States of America, Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, wro

Guterres urges world to ‘work together in solidarity’ as US moves to re-join WHO

Guterres urges world to ‘work together in solidarity’ as US moves to re-join WHO

The United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday welcomed the announcement by President Joe Biden that the United States will re-engage with the World Health Organization (WHO) an

UN welcomes Biden administration commitment to refugee protection

UN welcomes Biden administration commitment to refugee protection

The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday welcomed the “positive steps” announced by the new US administration towards migrants and refugees, while the head of UN refu

Dr. Gene Leon Elected President of Caribbean Development Bank

Dr. Gene Leon Elected President of Caribbean Development Bank

The Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has elected Dr. Hyginus ‘Gene’ Leon to serve as the next President of the multi-lateral institution. 

 Jamaica innovators contributing to virus response

Jamaica innovators contributing to virus response

Two young innovators, Yekini Wallen Bryan and Rayvon Stewart, are making solid contributions to COVID-19 response and recovery in Jamaica. Read more

Guyana pushes SDGs, equitable access to virus vaccines

Guyana pushes SDGs, equitable access to virus vaccines

(Department of Public Information) Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon Hugh Todd has called for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, as developing coun

 MoU signed establishing Centre for Excellence for Oceanography and the Blue Economy at The University of the West Indies Five Islands Campus.

MoU signed establishing Centre for Excellence for Oceanography and the Blue Economy at The University of the West Indies Five Islands Campus.

The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Hon. Gaston Browne, the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and the Chair of the Assoc

Independent panel finds critical early failings in virus response

Independent panel finds critical early failings in virus response

The global system for pandemic alert and response is “not fit for purpose”, highlighting the need for a new framework in the wake of COVID-19, experts appointed by the

Spectre of unrest, violent repression looming over Haiti, warns UN rights office

Spectre of unrest, violent repression looming over Haiti, warns UN rights office

Increasing political tensions in Haiti coupled with insecurity and structural inequalities could result in protests followed by violent crackdowns by authorities, the United Nation