Get virus vaccinations for ‘high-risk’ populations underway within 100 days worldwide, Tedros urges

Get virus vaccinations for ‘high-risk’ populations underway within 100 days worldwide, Tedros urges

There needs to be a “collective commitment” to get vaccinations underway worldwide for health workers and others who are at high risk of catching COVID-19, within the n

Global scientists double down on SARS-CoV-2 variants research at WHO-hosted forum

Global scientists double down on SARS-CoV-2 variants research at WHO-hosted forum

Global scientists are intensifying research into COVID-19, as the World Health Organization (WHO) moves to expand its scientific collaboration and monitoring of emerging variants o

Scientists fear the 'escape mutant' in VIRUS variant from South Africa

Scientists fear the 'escape mutant' in VIRUS variant from South Africa

Scientists have identified an "escape mutant" that may decrease the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines. Read more

UNICEF, WHO, IFRC and MSF announce the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile

UNICEF, WHO, IFRC and MSF announce the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile

The four leading international health and humanitarian organizations announced today the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile to ensure outbreak response. Read more

WHO urges governments to promote healthy food in public facilities

WHO urges governments to promote healthy food in public facilities

Public settings, such as schools, childcare centres, nursing homes, hospitals and correctional facilities and all other canteens of public institutions, can play a key role in ensu

 Election date announced for the Turks and Caicos Islands

Election date announced for the Turks and Caicos Islands

The people of the Turks and Caicos Islands vote in General Elections on 19 February 2021. Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson announced the date during a political rally of her

 Prime Minister Rowley Discharged from Hospital

Prime Minister Rowley Discharged from Hospital

OPM, Port of Spain – The Office of the Prime Minister is pleased to advise that Prime Minister, Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley has been discharged from West Shore Medical Hospital

UN chief highlights need for climate action, pandemic response, in commemorating 75th anniversary of the General Assembly

UN chief highlights need for climate action, pandemic response, in commemorating 75th anniversary of the General Assembly

In his first major speech of the year, the UN Secretary-General underlined the need for global cooperation to address today’s challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic an

Vaccinating equitably ‘saves lives, stabilizes health systems’ – WHO chief

Vaccinating equitably ‘saves lives, stabilizes health systems’ – WHO chief

Two billion doses of “safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines” have been secured by the international equitable vaccine alliance COVAX, and they will be ready for distribu

FROM THE FIELD: Mapping coral reefs from space

FROM THE FIELD: Mapping coral reefs from space

A plan to use satellite imaging to build up a global picture of coral reefs, to better understand how to protect them from warming seas brought on by climate change, is being suppo

Pfizer Vaccine Appears to Neutralize a Key Mutation of the virus Variants Found in UK, South Africa

Pfizer Vaccine Appears to Neutralize a Key Mutation of the virus Variants Found in UK, South Africa

A doctor holds an ampoule of the Corona vaccine from Biontech and Pfizer between his fingers in the pharmacy of the University Hospital Tübingen (UKT). Read more

Citizens globally affirm belief in international cooperation

Citizens globally affirm belief in international cooperation

People worldwide have overwhelmingly highlighted their faith in multilateralism to address global challenges, the results of a year-long survey by the United Nations have shown. Re

WHO warns of virus ‘tipping point’ as cases rise across Europe

WHO warns of virus ‘tipping point’ as cases rise across Europe

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a “tipping point” in the fight against COVID-19, amid surging cases in Europe and the fresh challenge of a mutating vi

Virus  Vaccine Arrives in the Region

Virus Vaccine Arrives in the Region

The Cayman Islands Government received its first shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, 5 January 2021 when 9750 doses arrived on the British Airways flight.

‘An unwanted prison sentence’ for seafarers stuck at home and stranded at sea

‘An unwanted prison sentence’ for seafarers stuck at home and stranded at sea

Hundreds of thousands of seafarers have been on board for many months longer than planned, stranded at sea due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Six months after the problem was fir

Top UN officials saddened by violent scenes at US Capitol building

Top UN officials saddened by violent scenes at US Capitol building

Top UN officials, including the Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly have expressed sadness over the violence that erupted on Wednesday when supporters of Pr

 Region reacts to the passing of Jamaican and Caribbean Business icon Gordon “Butch” Stewart

Region reacts to the passing of Jamaican and Caribbean Business icon Gordon “Butch” Stewart

Tributes have been pouring in from across the Caribbean Community following news of the passing of Jamaican and Caribbean Business icon Gordon “Butch” Stewart.  Th

World Bank expects global economy to expand by 4% in 2021

World Bank expects global economy to expand by 4% in 2021

Policy makers must move decisively, according to January’s Global Economic Prospects, and although it is already growing again following the 4.3 per cent contraction of