MOTTLEY CREATES HISTORY IN BARBADOS AND THE CARIBBEAN WITH A SECOND CONSECUTIVE CLEAN SWEEP, WINNING ALL 30 SEATS

Barbados Prime Minister Mia ‘Amor’ Mottley for the second time in the history of Barbados elections completed a 30-0 clean sweep at the polls, making her the first Prime Minister to complete consecutive clean sweeps in Barbados. Prime Minister Mottley called the elections some 18 months earlier than the constitutional deadline, a decision which ultimately … Continued

ALL USVI STUDENTS AND EDUCATION EMPLOYEES WITHIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS REQUIRED TO BE TESTED FOR COVID PRIOR TO PHYSICAL RESUMPTION OF LEARNING

All students and employees across public schools within the United States Virgin Islands will be required to undergo COVID-19 testing to be allowed physically back into schools from January 24. This is according to a media release published by the Virgin Islands Department of Education on Monday January 17. It said that testing will commence … Continued

SVG IS FIRST MEMBER STATE OF THE OECS TO BE GRANTED PERMISSION FOR THE EXPORT OF MEDICINAL CANNABIS; FIRST SHIPMENT OF MEDICINAL CANNABIS HEADED TO GERMANY

Permission has officially been granted by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) in Germany allowing St Vincent and the Grenadines to be the first member state of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to be allowed to export medicinal cannabis. The first shipment from St. Vincent and the Grenadines heads to … Continued

FOUR CHILDREN IN GUYANA SUCCUMB TO COVID IN JUST A FEW DAYS – TOTAL COVID RELATED DEATH AMONG CHILDREN NOW AT 15

Four children succumbed to COVID in just the last few days in Guyana, taking their COVID related death total among children to 15, since the advent of the novel coronavirus. This was confirmed by Guyana health officials on Monday January 17, as the country has not recorded a total of 1,905 deaths and 51,203 infections … Continued

EARLY COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU) TROPICAL METEOROLOGY PROJECT FORECAST SHOWS SIGNS OF ANOTHER ABOVE-AVERAGE HURRICANE SEASON

Early signs point to yet another above average hurricane season. This year’s hurricane season is leaning towards above-average activity fueled by early indicators that the Atlantic multi-decadal oscillation (AMO) remains in a high positive phase, and signs that El Nino — during which trade winds are weakened and warm water is pushed back east toward … Continued

OVER 2,000 USVI RESIDENTS RECOVER FROM OMICRON VARIANT

VI CONSORTIUM Well over two thousand people were listed as newly recovered from Covid-19 in the USVI on Tuesday, sending active cases tumbling to 1,882 from Monday’s 3,713, a difference of 1,831 cases. The V.I. Dept. of Health reported Tuesday that 2,178 people had newly recovered from the virus, as total recoveries climbed to 10,981 … Continued

WITH 80.7 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION FULLY VACCINATED, PUERTO RICO ORDERS RESTAURANT, EDUCATION & HEALTH EMPLOYEES TO GET BOOSTER SHOT

VI CONSORTIUM Puerto Rico has been experiencing a wave of Covid-19 infections driven by the highly transmissible Omicron variant, compelling the U.S. territory’s governor to take restrictive measures in an attempt to mitigate spread. The island commonwealth of 3.3 million people has reported more than 200,000 confirmed cases and over 3,300 deaths, and as of … Continued