OAS General Secretariat on the situation ofiIndigenous peoples during the COVID-19 Crisis
- Apr 3, 2020 - 11:25:17 AM
The OAS General Secretariat calls on member states to pay special
attention to their indigenous populations during the health crisis
caused by COVID-19.
Considering the double situation of
vulnerability suffered by indigenous communities due to their historical
marginalization and geographic isolation, we urge local, regional...
CIBC FirstCaribbean donates USD$250,000 to regional COVID-19 fight
- Mar 30, 2020 - 4:28:45 PM
Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean is moving to assist countries across the region to purchase much-needed COVID–19 testing kits.
bank, through its charitable arm the FirstCaribbean International
ComTrust Foundation, will donate a total of USD$250,000 toward the
purchase of the kits in the countries across its regional footprint...
Scotiabank announces details on Customer Assistance Program for customers affected by COVID-19 pandemic
- Mar 30, 2020 - 2:28:45 PM
As the Bahamas copes with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are
here to help our customers and provide flexible financial solutions to
meet their individual needs.
previously, Scotiabank will offer assistance to customers impacted by
COVID-19. To provide consumers with more choice and to ensure alignment
with regulatory guidance across our region, Scotiabank has announced
updates to the details of the Customer Assistance Program (CAP). ..
U.W.P Women’s Arm salutes the women on the frontlines
- Mar 27, 2020 - 11:19:35 AM
The United Workers Party National Women’s Arm wishes to recognize the
women of this nation for their unrelenting acts of service geared
towards minimizing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We
commend the strong leadership of Senator The Honourable Mary Isaac, and
applaud her team of professionals, who continue to demonstrate a high
level of competence in addressing this pandemic. The Ministry’s
communications unit has done an excellent job keeping the general public
abreast with timely information as this unfortunate situation continues
Scotiabank to launch Customer Assistance Program for customers affected by COVID-19 pandemic
- Mar 24, 2020 - 4:30:48 PM
As The Bahamas copes with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,
Scotiabank is offering financial relief to its customers through its
Customer Assistance Program. The Customer Assistance Program is a
comprehensive one and includes benefits for retail banking customers.
Customers’ loan payments will automatically be deferred for up to three
Commonwealth develops tracker to help countries monitor coronavirus
- Mar 24, 2020 - 3:19:15 PM
The Commonwealth has developed a coronavirus tracker that shows daily cases in member countries.
tracker collects data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and
shows the total confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in the affected
The tool is designed to help countries prepare and respond to the pandemic...
The Consulate in Martinique on travel of Saint Lucians
- Mar 21, 2020 - 10:15:23 AM
The Consulate in Martinique would like to inform that on March 20th
2020, the vessel PERLE operated by L’Express des Isles , arrived in St.
Lucia with ninety two (92) Saint Lucian nationals from Guadeloupe,
Dominica & Martinique.
One day prior to the arrival of the
vessel in St.Lucia (Thursday 19th March), the Consulate was informed by
St. Lucia’s Chief Medical Officer that all passengers will be
quarantined upon arrival at Starfish Hotel...
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet tests negative for COVID-19
- Mar 18, 2020 - 9:04:08 AM
On Tuesday March 17, 2020 the Ministry of Health was informed that the
Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet was experiencing a mild cough
following recent travel history to Miami for medical attention and in an
abundance of caution he had opted to place himself into voluntary
quarantine. He contacted the Chief Medical Officer and a medical team
was dispatched to assess the Prime Minister. A sample was taken for
testing which included testing for COVID-19...
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to inspect Facilities for OAS Special Assembly
- Mar 17, 2020 - 9:10:40 PM
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS)
reports that, within the framework of the 54th Special Meeting of the
General Assembly, set for March 20, and the situation related to the
coronavirus, it has issued an invitation to the authorities from the
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the
purpose of inspecting the Organization's facilities...
OPM Saint Lucia: Allen Chastanet feeling unwell
- Mar 17, 2020 - 2:55:34 PM
Please note that Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet was as
of this morning feeling unwell and in accordance with the established
protocols went into self-quarantine. The Prime Minister immediately
stayed away from all of his meetings and engagements.
keeping with the protocols as advised by the Chief Medical Officer the
Prime Minister has been tested for COVID-19 and we await the results...
Prime Minister Chastanet on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
- Mar 17, 2020 - 9:05:12 AM
Good Evening fellow Saint Lucians,
I know that the past few weeks
have been filled with fear and anxiety for many of you but I start by
asking everyone to pause and take a deep breath, just for a moment.
confirmed by the Ministry of Health, over the past few days Saint Lucia
now has two imported cases of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus...
Prime Minister Chastanet to address the nation on COVID-19
- Mar 16, 2020 - 10:18:03 AM
Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation,
External Affairs and the Public Service, Honourable Allen M. Chastanet,
will Address the Nation on Monday March 16th 2020 at 8:00PM on the
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis and the national response.
Prime Minister’s address this evening follows a series of meetings and
consultations with the private sector, various organizations...
OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Guyana
- Mar 12, 2020 - 11:45:15 PM
The OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Guyana, led by the former Prime
Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding, is dismayed that in spite of the
ruling of the High Court on March 11, the Guyana Elections Commission
was not able to move ahead today, March 12, with the tabulation of the
results for Region 4...
St. Lucia: Minister for Health and Wellness to Parliament on Coronavirus
- Mar 11, 2020 - 4:28:30 PM
On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities led an epidemiological
investigation to determine the etiology of reported cases of pneumonia
in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. This led to the discovery of a
new strain of Corona Virus Disease COVID-19.
COVID-19 is a
Corona Virus characterized with fever, cough and chills. About 80-81% of
cases are mild, 14% severe and 4% critical. The fatality rate ranges
from 2.1% to 2.9%. The majority of cases which complicate have comorbid
conditions which include renal disease, heart failure, lung disease and
Young leaders from Canada, Fiji, Pakistan, Uganda win Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020
- Mar 11, 2020 - 10:46:44 AM
Four outstanding young people have won Commonwealth Youth Awards for
innovative projects that are delivering sustainable development in their
The awards recognise exceptional contributions by
young people whose ventures are helping their countries achieve the
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The regional award winners are: Africa and Europe: Brian Galabuzi Kakembo, Uganda...