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WASHINGTON – An estimated one in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries, including those in the Caribbean, is either substandard or falsified, according to new research from the World Health Organization (WHO). This means that people are taking medicines that fail to treat or prevent disease. Not only

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GENEVA — Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and Saint Kitts and Nevis were today certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. “This elimination is the result of our strong political commitment to public health and of making the

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FREDERIKSTED – The Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) has pledged its support to Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria damaged four roofs at Flambouyant Gardens, a 56 apartment complex for low-income seniors and persons with physical disabilities. A few days after Hurricane Maria, extensive rains filled

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In recognition of World Aids Day, the Immunization Division of the USVI Department of Health (DOH) and the Frederiksted Health Center will be hosting events today. World Aids Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people

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KINGSTON — A New York woman was found dead in Jamaica, lying on the side of the road with her throat slashed. Desiree Gibbon, 26, of Queens, was found along the roadway in Anchovy in the Parish of Saint James on Saturday. Residents stumbled across her body around 9:15 a.m.

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The government of the British Virgin Islands was faced with housing about 300 persons in emergency shelters following the devastation left as a result of the passage of Hurricane Irma, followed by the impact of Hurricane Maria two weeks later. The Department of Disaster Management

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GEORGETOWN — The Caribbean Community trade group has agreed to raise import taxes on United States and Canadian wood because of complaints from member state Guyana. Caribbean Community Secretariat spokesman Bernard Black says a tax on imported pine would rise from 5 percent to 40 percent in January. The new tariff

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BRIDGETOWN — The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) has announced the launch of the fifth annual Caribbean Innovation Competition (CIC). The Caribbean Innovation Competition is an international competition and business start-up accelerator program for young entrepreneurs in the CARICOM member and associate states. The CIC believes it is different from

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WILLEMSTAD — An upcoming auction of historical items at Christie’s in New York includes a 1798 letter from leaders of the Jewish community of the Caribbean island of Curacao protesting the anti-Semitism of the French colonial ruler. The two-page manuscript, written by community leaders David Cohen Henriquez and Jacob de Castro, protested a

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PORT OF SPAIN – A Sub-Regional Consultation for the Caribbean towards a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is being held today in Trinidad and Tobago. The two-day event began yesterday. Hosted by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, these consultations are organized by IOM, the UN

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