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Fears of a potential second wave rise across Europe

The head of Germany’s disease control agency has blamed negligence for a worrying rise in cases in the country, while the World Health Organization has counselled against treating...

Florida virus deaths surpass 6,000 with single day record

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Florida's coronavirus death toll surpassed 6,000 Tuesday as the disease claimed another 186 lives in its relentless march through the southeast US...

Tropical storm warning issued for sections of the Caribbean

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — Forecasters have issued a tropical storm warning for Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean as officials expect a disturbance in the...

Antigua – 16 arrested at bar for defying regulations

Sixteen people who defied COVID-19 regulations were reportedly arrested at a bar in Villa this morning. According to reports, Curte Audain, David Barnes, Roderick Wilson, Emanuel Beltrie, Gabriella Howard, Kenroy...

Former Barbados PM Owen Arthur dies

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Former Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Seymour Arthur died during the early hours of Monday, a brief government statement has confirmed. He was...

Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — The world's biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by...

PM: Cost too high to have election observers

If election observers do not arrive in Trinidad and Tobago today, there would be no observers for the August 10 general election. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said on Friday...

CDB procures PPE for Caribbean frontline medical workers

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says it remains committed to acquiring critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for regional front line workers...

UWI to Protect CARICOM in the European Union New Partnership with EUI set to...

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the European University Institute (EUI), is expected to deepen ties between...

Saharan dust short-circuits hurricanes

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Saharan dust clouds bring copious amounts of well, dust, but scientists say there are benefits as well. For starters, tropical depressions, storms and hurricanes are less likely...

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Three (3) NEW COVID CASES

St. Vincent and the Grenadines today recorded three (3) new COVID-19 cases, following the receipt of PCR results from the local Molecular Laboratory Unit....

Nevis Premier takes 100 percent salary cut

Premier of Nevis, Mark Brantley, in an unprecedented show of solidarity with the people of Nevis impacted by loss of income owing...

ANtigua Carnival 2020 Cancelled

National Festivals Minister, the Hon. Daryll S. Matthew on Sunday announced that Antigua’s premier Summer festival, Carnival 2020...