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Antigua to End State of Emergency on December 23rd

ST.JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda government says the state of emergency (SOE) put in place as one of the measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will end on December 23, but that the established COVID-19) protocols “shall still govern”.

Antigua and Barbuda received a PPE donation earlier this year to support its COVID-19 response. (CARPHA photo)

CARICOM Diplomats Condemn Violence Against Women

WASHINGTON, D.C – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Monday called on member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) to do more to deal with the situation of violence against women, noting that “violence and harmful practices against women and girls remain pervasive in every part of the world”.

Sir Ronald Sanders (File Photo)

Hindu Caribbean Nationals Celebrate Diwali

NEW YORK, NY - Hindu Caribbean nationals across the region and in the Caribbean Diaspora joined Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists, notably Newar Buddhists around the world to celebrate Diwali or the Festival of Lights on Thursday.

This year, the five-day festival of lights began on Thursday November 4th. (Photo by Subir Basak / Getty Images)

CARICOM Launches Survey to Assess Youth Development in the Region

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Resources and opportunities available for youth development in the region are coming under the microscope as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat launches a Regional Youth Development Status Survey ten years after adopting the CARICOM Youth Development Action Plan (CYDAP).

The CYADP was created and developed with financial and technical support from UNICEF. (CARICOM photo)
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