BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Court of Appeal Tuesday ruled that Jamar Dwayne Bynoe, who had previously been sentenced to hang for his role in the 2010 fire at a store that resulted in the deaths of six women, return to the High Court for sentencing.
WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters, on Wednesday dispatched a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to leverage the forthcoming dialogue at the Summit of the Americas to incorporate a key priority for Caribbean nations – financial access and inclusion, particularly to advance solutions to the harmful phenomenon of bank de-risking.
NEW YORK, New York – With the BA. 2 Omnicron subvariant now accounting for most of the sequenced cases in New York City, the First Deputy Commissioner and Chief Equity Officer at the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Dr. K. Torian Easterling, is recommending the drug Paxlovid for treatment of New Yorkers, including Caribbean nationals, who may have contracted the disease.
WASHINGTON, DC – The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa Etienne, Wednesday urged countries in the Americas, including the Caribbean, to take action to increase surveillance, public health measures and vaccination, and to make sure that health systems are prepared to cope with a potential influx of coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.