With the Americas failing to control the virus, many hospitals are at or close to capacity, PAHO director says

With the Americas failing to control the virus, many hospitals are at or close to capacity, PAHO director says

The Region of the Americas must intensify public health interventions on social distancing, limiting gatherings, wearing masks and hand washing to limit exposure to the COVID-19 pa

Caribbean insists new classification for concessional funding necessary

Caribbean insists new classification for concessional funding necessary

The Caribbean is insisting on the development of new ways to classify economies for the allocation of development financing, especially as the Region faces multiple challenges, inc

 US VP-Elect Harris Recognises Contributions of Caribbean Americans

US VP-Elect Harris Recognises Contributions of Caribbean Americans

Caribbean American United States Vice President-elect Senator Kamala Harris Sunday night recognised the contributions of Caribbean Americans in a virtual message commemorating her

COVID-19 committee stresses need for equitable vaccine access, more data sharing

COVID-19 committee stresses need for equitable vaccine access, more data sharing

As COVID-19 cases spike in parts of Europe, Africa and the Americas, and new variants of the virus emerge in some countries, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Frid

CDC partners with CDEMA, other stakeholders, to boost Guyana’s disaster recovery capacity

CDC partners with CDEMA, other stakeholders, to boost Guyana’s disaster recovery capacity

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) has partnered with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the World Bank through the Canada-Caribbean Resilience Facility an

RF Holdings to accept digital currency regionally – CARICOM Business

RF Holdings to accept digital currency regionally – CARICOM Business

RF Holdings Limited, parent company to a group of investment banks in The Bahamas, Barbados, and the Cayman Islands, has entered into partnership with financial technology company,

Violent attempt at US Capitol to ‘overturn’ election, shocking and incendiary: independent UN experts

Violent attempt at US Capitol to ‘overturn’ election, shocking and incendiary: independent UN experts

A group of independent UN rights experts released a statement on Monday condemning the violent storming of the United States Capitol building in Washington DC on 6 January, which t

WHO chief warns against ‘catastrophic moral failure’ in COVID-19 vaccine access

WHO chief warns against ‘catastrophic moral failure’ in COVID-19 vaccine access

A “me-first approach” to COVID-19 vaccines on the part of some countries and manufacturers is putting equitable access to these lifesaving treatments at risk, the head

Trump to lift some travel restrictions, a move Biden quickly rejects

Trump to lift some travel restrictions, a move Biden quickly rejects

President Donald Trump said Monday that he is ending Covid-19 travel restrictions for air travelers from Europe and Brazil, a move the incoming administration quickly rejected. Rea

Texas surgeon noticing some post-COVID-19 lungs have more scar tissue than smokers’ lungs

Texas surgeon noticing some post-COVID-19 lungs have more scar tissue than smokers’ lungs

A Texas doctor is noticing a pattern in her patients that could reveal another possible devastating side effect of COVID-19: severely scarred lungs. Read more

Trump clemency list expected to include Lil Wayne and a once powerful New York politician

Trump clemency list expected to include Lil Wayne and a once powerful New York politician

President Donald Trump's final clemency list, though not as long as originally expected, could include some names that will cause another wave of controversy as his time in off

Trump to issue around 100 pardons and commutations Tuesday, sources say

Trump to issue around 100 pardons and commutations Tuesday, sources say

(CNN)President Donald Trump is preparing to issue around 100 pardons and commutations on his final full day in office Tuesday, according to three people familiar with the matter, a

Treating virus symptoms at home; how to alleviate symptoms while you recover

Treating virus symptoms at home; how to alleviate symptoms while you recover

For many people, a COVID-19 diagnosis means several weeks of isolation at home, waiting for symptoms to pass as the body fights off the disease. But doctors and pharmacists now hav

 Island-wide Curfew, other Measures Extended until January 31 – (Jamaica)

Island-wide Curfew, other Measures Extended until January 31 – (Jamaica)

While the Ministry of Health & Wellness continues to assess the degree of spread of COVID-19 over the holiday season, the Government of Jamaica has announced an extension of th

 CARICOM Council of Ministers meets

CARICOM Council of Ministers meets

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council of Ministers – the Community’s second-highest decision-making organ –  is meeting virtually today Friday 15 January

As the pandemic deaths pass two million worldwide, Guterres warns against self-defeating ‘vaccinationalism'

As the pandemic deaths pass two million worldwide, Guterres warns against self-defeating ‘vaccinationalism'

With more than two million lives now lost worldwide to COVID-19, the UN Secretary-General appealed on Friday for countries to work together and help each other to end the pandemic

Pandemic committee stresses need for equitable vaccine access, more data sharing

Pandemic committee stresses need for equitable vaccine access, more data sharing

As COVID-19 cases spike in parts of Europe, Africa and the Americas, and new variants of the virus emerge in some countries, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Frid

Air travel down 60 per cent, as airline industry losses top $370 billion: ICAO

Air travel down 60 per cent, as airline industry losses top $370 billion: ICAO

A new report from the UN’s air transportation agency confirms there was a “dramatic” fall in international air travel due to COVID-19, of around 60 per cent over