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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.

The 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...

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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. 

As announced 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). ..
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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 to unfold...
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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 months...
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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.

The tracker collects data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and shows the total confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in the affected member countries.

The tool is designed to help countries prepare and respond to the pandemic...
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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...
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Almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, says ILO - Mar 18, 2020 - 11:20:14 AM

The economic and labour crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic could increase global unemployment by almost 25 million, according to a new assessment by the International Labour Organization (ILO)...
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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...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
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...
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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.

In 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... 
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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.

As 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...
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ILO: Unemployment, informality and inactivity plague youth in Latin America and the Caribbean - Mar 16, 2020 - 7:58:43 PM

There are 9.4 million unemployed young people, 23 million do not study or work, and more than 30 million only get informal employment. The situation is worrying, and will become more complicated by the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19), said ILO Regional Director Vinícius Pinheiro...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS Mission in the Dominican Republic recognizes the effort of the Central Electoral Board in organizing elections and implementing its recommendations - Mar 16, 2020 - 6:42:45 PM

The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) in the Dominican Republic, led by former President of Chile Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle and present in the country since January 7, recognizes the Dominican people for their perseverance and commitment to democracy, demonstrated in the special municipal elections of yesterday Sunday...
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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.

The Prime Minister’s address this evening follows a series of meetings and consultations with the private sector, various organizations...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
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...
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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 cancer...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
Chief of OAS Electoral Mission to the Extraordinary Municipal Elections in the Dominican Republic arrives in the country - Mar 11, 2020 - 1:49:24 PM

The Chief of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS), former President of Chile Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, arrived in Santo Domingo to join the OAS team that has been present in the country since February 7...
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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 countries.

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...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
Statement from the OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Guyana - Mar 10, 2020 - 9:17:24 PM

The OAS Electoral Observation Mission to the General and Regional Elections in Guyana recognizes that the country’s courts are currently considering the way forward in determining the results of the 2020 elections...
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Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020: Youth exclusion from jobs and training on the rise - Mar 10, 2020 - 3:15:00 PM

The number of young people currently not in employment, education or training (NEET) is rising, and young women are more than twice as likely as their male counterparts to be affected, according to a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report...
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