Saturday, March 28, 2020

United Nations calls for urgent action to curb the rise in hunger and obesity...

The prevalence of adult obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean has tripled since 1975, affecting one in four adults in a region where...

Grenada to ban importation of e-cigarettes

The Grenada government says it will ban smoking in public spaces as well as restrict the use and sale of electronic cigarettes on the...

PAHO Alert: Novel Coronavirus

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has issued an alert to its member countries on the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV), recommending that “health care workers...

BREAKING: WHO declares COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak that has infected thousands of people in more than 100 countries is a pandemic, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,...

Chicago woman is 2nd US patient with new virus from China

A Chicago woman has become the second US patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China, health officials announced Friday. The woman in her 60s...

Breaking the silence on mental health in the Caribbean

Someone you know could be silently suffering from mental illness, but due to fear of stigmatization, he or she does not access mental health...

KPMG donates funds raised for cancer

During the months of October and November, KPMG in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (BEC) engaged in a special campaign across Antigua and Barbuda,...

Barbados and St. Lucia on Ebola alert

At least two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have responded to a warning by the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) that  regional countries should...

USAID Zika maternal and child survival program lauded

Thanks to a meaningful partnership between the government of St. Lucia and the United States Government, St. Lucia has seen a reduction in Zika...

Handbook on sexual harassment in the workplace

The harsh reality of sexual harassment in the Caribbean region is not a secret. Many experience it on a daily basis both in and...
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