Knee Deep in a pandemic Stricken Economy, Why Should the Caribbean Accelerate Investment in Sustainable Energy?

Knee Deep in a pandemic Stricken Economy, Why Should the Caribbean Accelerate Investment in Sustainable Energy?

During recent interviews on the newly launched Project Preparation Facility (PPF) – established by the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) &n

 International Cricket to return to Caribbean, as CWI confirms Sri Lanka Tour

International Cricket to return to Caribbean, as CWI confirms Sri Lanka Tour

All matches to be played in a bio-secure environment in Antigua with matches at the Coolidge Cricket Ground (3 x T20Is) and Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (3 x ODIs and 2 x Tests) Rea

 Global fisheries, aquaculture hard hit by  pandemic – FAO report

Global fisheries, aquaculture hard hit by pandemic – FAO report

Global fisheries and aquaculture have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and could face further disruption in 2021 as lockdowns affect supply and demand across the sector, acco

Downward COVID-19 trend shows ‘simple public health measures work’ – UN health chief

Downward COVID-19 trend shows ‘simple public health measures work’ – UN health chief

The number of reported cases of COVID-19 globally has declined for the fifth consecutive week, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday, underscoring that “simple

 Antigua and Barbuda extends its full support to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director General of the World Trade Organisation.

Antigua and Barbuda extends its full support to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director General of the World Trade Organisation.

Antigua and Barbuda through its delegation to the World Trade Organization (WTO) – H.E Colin Murdoch, Permanent Representative to the WTO and Ms. Joy-Marie King, Director of

COVAX Statement on WHO Emergency Use Listing for AstraZeneca/Oxford  Vaccine

COVAX Statement on WHO Emergency Use Listing for AstraZeneca/Oxford Vaccine

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as co-leads of the COVAX initiative for equit

Major airlines join forces with UNICEF to support ‘monumental’ COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan

Major airlines join forces with UNICEF to support ‘monumental’ COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan

(United Nations News) The world’s leading airlines are backing a landmark UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) initiative to prioritize delivery of COVID-19 vaccines,

 History is made: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala chosen as WTO Director-General

History is made: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala chosen as WTO Director-General

(World Trade Organisation Press Release) WTO members made history today (15 February) when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria as the o

 CARICOM extends condolences on passing of former Grenada Deputy Prime Minister

CARICOM extends condolences on passing of former Grenada Deputy Prime Minister

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says it notes with regret the death of the former Deputy Prime Minister of Grenada Mr Elvin Nimrod, whom it described as a committed integrationis

    WHO lists two additional vaccines for emergency use and COVAX roll-out

WHO lists two additional vaccines for emergency use and COVAX roll-out

Today WHO listed two versions of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the green light for these vaccines to be rolled out globally through COVAX. The v

    WHO launches new tools to help countries build effective childhood cancer programmes

WHO launches new tools to help countries build effective childhood cancer programmes

A suite of tools to help countries improve diagnosis and treatment of cancer among children is being released today by the World Health Organization, on International Childhood Can

Could Covid vaccination passports shut out lower income countries?

Could Covid vaccination passports shut out lower income countries?

A vaccine passport or certificate would allow people to prove that they have been vaccinated when they travel abroad, and many governments are considering introducing these. Howeve

CARICOM Congratulates West Indies on Test Series win against Bangladesh

CARICOM Congratulates West Indies on Test Series win against Bangladesh

Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, has extended congratulations to the West Indies cricket team o

Three die as new Ebola outbreak declared in southern Guinea

Three die as new Ebola outbreak declared in southern Guinea

Guinean health authorities have declared an outbreak of Ebola in a rural community in the south of the country, with at least seven people infected, three of whom died, the UN Worl

Migrating online: The digital tools preparing refugees and migrants with an economic lifeline

Migrating online: The digital tools preparing refugees and migrants with an economic lifeline

Whilst the global economy has taken a battering during the COVID-19 pandemic, online commerce has thrived. A UN-supported initiative is helping refugees and migrants around the wor

Guinea Ebola outbreak: what we know so far

Guinea Ebola outbreak: what we know so far

The head of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, says it's coordinating support for Guinea where an Ebola epidemic has been declared after a number of peo

World Radio Day marks evolution, innovation and connection of ‘vector of freedom’

World Radio Day marks evolution, innovation and connection of ‘vector of freedom’

World Radio Day, celebrated annually on 13 February, provides an opportunity to hail the evolution, innovation and connection of this ever-evolving, 110-year-old medium that the UN

British human rights lawyer elected chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

British human rights lawyer elected chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

Criminal lawyer and human rights expert Karim Khan of the United Kingdom was elected on Friday to be the next Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Read more