Caribbean Region

Move for Health: Acting Health Promotion and Education Officer at the Manchester Health Department, Mrs. Shereen Williamson-Reid (right) engages an elderly resident of Mandeville during a march to commemorate Move for Health Day on Friday, May 26 in the town of Mandeville.
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. May 19, 2017: A new Inter-American Bank study says an average of 40 percent of the Caribbean population identify crime and security-related issues as the main problem facing their country. So which are the most violent capital cities in the Caribbean when it comes to reported cases of violent robbery?
News Americas, NASSAU, Bahamas, Mon. May 14, 2017: The fourth prime minister of the islands of The Bahamas, Dr. Hubert ‘Doc’ Minnis, was sworn in Friday after a landslide win swept his Free National Movement (FNM) into office with 35 seats compared to the Perry Christie-led Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)’s 4. Here are 7 things he’s promising to deliver for the people of The Bahamas.
In 2015 and 2016, only 8.4 percent of pregnant women accessed the public health system for prenatal care during the third trimester of their pregnancy, which Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton said is a major challenge. The Minister says his ministry will be refocusing and re-emphasizing support to not only expectant mothers, but parents.
Haiti-based Sunrise Airways has announced its intent to launch a nonstop service between Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Orlando, Florida beginning in October.
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