Author: ANN

Persons living with disabilities are that much closer to benefitting from a facility that specifically caters to their needs, thanks to a financial contribution from the St. Vincent Building & Loan Association (SVBLA). On Monday, 17th August, the SVBLA handed over a monetary donation to the President of Voice of the Disabled, Mrs. Cheryl Adams, at the corporate head office of the St. Vincent Building & Loan Association. Voice of the Disabled, a rural community-based non-profit organization, is pursuing the goal of establishing a Centre of Learning at the O ld San Souci Community Centre. The President, Mrs. Adams, expressed…

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When Robyn Fenty, known to the world as Rihanna, launched Fenty Beauty in 2017, she sought to create a cosmetics company that made “women everywhere (feel) included.” A perhaps unintended consequence: The beauty line has helped her enter one of the world’s most exclusive ranks: Billionaire. Rihanna is now worth $1.7 billion, Forbes estimates—making her the wealthiest female musician in the world and second only to Oprah Winfrey as the richest female entertainer. But it’s not her music that’s made her so wealthy. The bulk of her fortune (an estimated $1.4 billion) comes from the value of Fenty Beauty, of…

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Chief Medical Officer Dr. Roshan Parasram says the new study by United Kingdom scientists which found that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine may offer protection for a lifetime is “very good news” for the people of Trinidad and Tobago. British newspaper The Sun reported that scientists from Oxford and Switzerland, writing in the journal Nature, noted that apart from generating virus-busting antibodies, the AstraZeneca vaccine also creates “training camps” in the body for search-and-destroy T-cells, which can kill even new variants. “It means the body can continue making these vital cells long after the antibodies have waned- possibly for the rest of…

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Bridgetown, Barbados, 26 March 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) have joined the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), as the latest agencies to sign contribution agreements with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the European Union (EU). The institutions are implementing partners of a five-year € 6,850,000 EU-funded project, aimed at strengthening climate-resilient Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) health systems. Working closely with stakeholders, CARPHA and CIMH will take the lead on actions related to…

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The National Insurance Services, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (NIS) is now the Focal Point for the International Social Security Association (ISSA) for English-Speaking Social Security Organizations. This was proposed by the heads of CARICOM and synergizes with the Director of NIS’s appointment, Mr. Stewart Haynes, as a Bureau member of ISSA for the triennium 2020-2022, representing the region. The recognition of the appointment was done on Tuesday, March23, 2021, via a virtual launch ceremony attended by representatives from the NIS, CARICOM,CARICOM Social Security Organizations in the region, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).…

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Missing Vehicle – Found in Argyle. Earlier Tuesday morning, ANN received reports that a man, Jeremy Riley also known as “Cleve” was missing, his his Suzuki jeep – P3365 was also missing. At around 10am – Tuesday, ANN received further reports that the missing Suzuki jeep was found in a secluded area in the community of Argyle. It is alleged that the missing man’s cell phone which appeared to be broken was found in the vehicle, alongside other personal items. Cleve was last seen on Sunday, he is said to have been in good health when he was last seen.…

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Dr. Simone Keizer-Beache, this country’s Chief Medical Officer, named the relative strength of the local health industry as the primary factor that disqualifies SVG from accessing resources being made available by the Pan American Health Organization to battle the COVID-19 pandemic; since the quality of the local healthcare system does not satisfy the ‘weakened healthcare systems’ criteria which prompted that particular PAHO response. While speaking to media audiences at Wednesday night’s announcement of the first recorded COVID-19 case here, she said, “our primary healthcare system has recorded significant, consistently, very strong figures in terms of the guides when you judge…

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Trinidad Express- Trinidad and Tobago is reporting its first confirmed imported case of novel coronavirus COVID-19. Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh this afternoon disclosed that a patient had tested positive for the virus. The patient is a 52-year-old man. He flew into the country from Switzerland on Monday and self isolated even before he began experiencing symptoms, said National Security Minister Stuart Young. By Wednesday, the man began experiencing symptoms and his family contacted health authorities. A test was done and at 2.45pm and it was confirmed. Contact tracing, which involves locating all the people the patient was in contact with,…

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Police on Sunday evening were able to confirm a report of a stabbing incident in Kingstown. Reports received indicate that a stabbing incident occurred Sunday evening in Kingstown. The victim succumbed to the injuries. ANN will update as information becomes available. Alex Bradshaw received a stab wound to chest

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Shaquille Ellis who was shot and killed Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident that occurred in Kingstown,late Monday evening. According to preliminary reports 23 year old Shaquel Ellis of Belair was shot multiple times about the body by an unknown gunman. He was pronounced dead on the spot . This brings the murder count to three for the year .

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