Independent UN rights expert calls for unilateral sanctions to be dropped against Venezuela

Independent UN rights expert calls for unilateral sanctions to be dropped against Venezuela

At the end of a two-week visit to Venezuela, an independent UN human rights expert noted on Friday that unilateral sanctions imposed on the country have exacerbated pre-existing cr

 Secretary-General praises strong CARICOM Solidarity in COVID-19 vaccine sharing

Secretary-General praises strong CARICOM Solidarity in COVID-19 vaccine sharing

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday praised the strong solidarity within CARICOM as Member States share their limited first batches of COVID-19 vaccines.

CARICOM conducts regional preparation ahead of UN Commission on the Status of Women

CARICOM conducts regional preparation ahead of UN Commission on the Status of Women

Preparations are underway for the Sixty-Fifth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women which takes place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, 15 &ndash

 Caribbean Youth to benefit from UNFPA Sexuality Education Initiative

Caribbean Youth to benefit from UNFPA Sexuality Education Initiative

Youth in the Caribbean will be benefiting from Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) activities that were launched by the UNFPA in a virtual Webinar on Wednesday. Read more

Bulk-buy vaccines, economists urge CARICOM

Bulk-buy vaccines, economists urge CARICOM

(Barbados Today) Two Caribbean economists believe that the region must join forces now to buy 20 million vaccine doses or the pandemic “will continue to devastate our lives a

No reason for alarm but for attention – Dr. Carissa Etienne

No reason for alarm but for attention – Dr. Carissa Etienne

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne said the COVID-19 vaccines soon to be available from COVAX in the Americas are still recommended for the region,

Pandemic - Fatalities Rise To 21 i n Barbados

Pandemic - Fatalities Rise To 21 i n Barbados

Barbados’ death toll from Covid-19 rose to 21 yesterday, with the passing of yet another national. A 79-year-old male is the most recent to be felled by the viral illness. Th

‘Constellation’ of post-virus symptoms will impact global healthcare, says WHO

‘Constellation’ of post-virus symptoms will impact global healthcare, says WHO

Far more research is needed into the “constellation” of sometimes debilitating symptoms among people who’ve recovered from COVID-19, the World Health Organization

CDB, EU, CROSQ ENABLING GREATER MARKET ACCESS

CDB, EU, CROSQ ENABLING GREATER MARKET ACCESS

(Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) Export-oriented businesses in Barbados, Dominica, and St Kitts and Nevis will be offered globally standardised testing at domestic labora

PAHO: COVID-19 cases in the Americas rose 14% since Jan. 15, but increase is lower than previous period

PAHO: COVID-19 cases in the Americas rose 14% since Jan. 15, but increase is lower than previous period

A new epidemiological update by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) on COVID-19 documents a 14% increase in cases and a 14% rise in deaths from Jan. 15 to Feb. 8. This

 UNCTAD Secretary General’s post: An opportunity for Caribbean leadership?

UNCTAD Secretary General’s post: An opportunity for Caribbean leadership?

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is infrequently in the news in the Caribbean, but should be this year, COVID-19 permitting. First, in October, Barba

 Dominica PM says receipt of  virus vaccine signals start of fightback

Dominica PM says receipt of virus vaccine signals start of fightback

(CMC) – The donation of several batches of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine by the Government of India to Barbados and Dominica has been hailed as the start of the region&rsquo

 Improving Regional Air, Maritime Transportation Crucial to Advancing Regional Integration

Improving Regional Air, Maritime Transportation Crucial to Advancing Regional Integration

Improving regional air and maritime transportation is crucial to advancing regional integration if the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is to operate optimally, said offici

‘Women and girls belong in science’ declares UN chief

‘Women and girls belong in science’ declares UN chief

Closed labs and increased care responsibilities are just a two of the challenges women in scientific fields are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief said in his messag

Virus: Using AstraZeneca vaccine is ‘right thing to do’ for everyone, says WHO expert panel

Virus: Using AstraZeneca vaccine is ‘right thing to do’ for everyone, says WHO expert panel

A World Health Organization (WHO) expert panel countered concerns over the efficacy of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine on Wednesday, insisting that

UN talks ‘honestly’ about the environment and avoids ‘scaremongering’

UN talks ‘honestly’ about the environment and avoids ‘scaremongering’

The challenge of tackling climate change is one that the UN needs to talk about “honestly, without scaremongering” and by focusing on scientific fact, according to Inge

 East Asian countries led economic recovery in last quarter of 2020, says UN report

East Asian countries led economic recovery in last quarter of 2020, says UN report

Without the resilience of the economies of East Asia and the Pacific, there would have been no global trade recovery at the end of last year, UN analysts said on Wednesda

UN highlights importance of pulses for diets and food security

UN highlights importance of pulses for diets and food security

The United Nations is marking World Pulses Day on Wednesday, highlighting their importance not only as a vital source of nutrition, but also for improving soil fertility and w