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Category Archives: Regional News

There are now 7 cases of Monkey Pox in Jamaica

There are now 7 cases of the Monkey Pox virus in Jamaica. Two more people tested positive last week. The cases are said to be locally acquired. Health authorities say contact tracing has started. The Opposition, People’s National Party is … Continue reading

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Monkey Pox patient in Guyana stable but still hospitalised

The Monkey Pox patient in Guyana is said to be stable and still hospitalised. Almost 2 weeks ago the first case of the virus was confirmed. Contact tracing was conducted and all the samples tested came back negative. Health Minister … Continue reading

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Concerns expressed for safety of 4 Trinidad nations before the courts in Grenada

Ahead of today’s sentencing concern is expressed for the safety of the four nationals before the courts in Grenada. The men are Noel Cooper, John Alexander, Mikhail John and Sheon Jack. They were involved in a brawl on board the … Continue reading

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Harbour Master captain and crew to appear before a Grenadian court today

The captain and crew of the Harbour Master vessel are expected to appear before a Grenadian court today. They are captain Noel Cooper, John Alexander, Mikhail John, Lance Wiggins and Sheon Jack. They were arrested last Wednesday morning in connection … Continue reading

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St. Kitts & Nevis vote for new government 3 years ahead of constitutional date

Long lines are seen as the people of St. Kitts and Nevis vote for a new government, 3 years ahead of the constitutional date. An estimated 50, 933 people are registered to cast ballots. Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris was … Continue reading

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Health Minister says preparations are being made to deal with Monkey Pox cases if any occur

With 3 CARICOM countries already confirming cases of the Monkey Pox virus, Minister of Health says preparations are being made to deal with cases, if and when they occur. Terrence Deyalsingh says steps have been initiated. Minister Deyalsingh says the … Continue reading

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In Jamaica …health authorities want help to locate taxi driver who transported first Monkey Pox patient

The health authorities in Clarendon Jamaica are appealing to the public to help them locate the taxi operator who transported the first Monkey Pox patient from the May Pen Hospital to a home in the parish. According to the Medical Officer of Health, for the parish, Dr. Kimberley Scarlett Campbell, the patient who … Continue reading

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Case involving Dereck Ramsamooj is brought up at CARICOM summit

The issue involving Trinidad and Tobago based political analyst, Derek Ramsamooj has been raised again at the CARICOM Heads Summit. Derek Ramsamooj was taken into custody in Suriname in October 2020. The authorities also seized his passport. The police told … Continue reading

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Turnout at schools in St. Catherine, Jamaica has improved after surge of gang violence in the area

Some school principals in Spanish Town, St. Catherine are reporting that student and staff turnout has improved greatly, when compared to last week. A State of Public Emergency has been implemented in the Parish in response to the violence. School … Continue reading

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Bahamas Education Minister dismisses reports of violence in some schools

Education Minister in the Bahamas is seeking to dismiss reports of violence in some schools. Minister Glynis Hannah Martin says some of the reports are either incorrect or greatly exaggerated. She is denying that a student beat a school administrator … Continue reading

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