80,000 GUYANESE ON WAITING LIST FOR 2ND COVID-19 SHOT AS COUNTRY EXPERIENCES SHORTAGE OF SPUTNIK VACCINES

Guyana’s struggles to acquire second dose jabs of the Russian manufactured Sputnik coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is affecting over 80,000 people who are waiting to be fully vaccinated.  At today’s COVID-19 Update, Anthony stated that there is a worldwide shortage of Sputnik vaccines. But the minister noted that the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which distributes the vaccine, … Continued

CARIBBEAN SURPASSES OF 300,000 CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 & 6,700 DEATHS. LEADERS WORRY ABOUT NUMBERS

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have expressed “deep concern” at the significant increase in the number of deaths and positive cases linked to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in recent months in the region. The CARICOM leaders met in a “Special Emergency Meeting” virtually on Monday to consider a regional response to the recent surge in infections, … Continued

FULLY VACCINATED PATIENT DIES FROM COVID-19 VIRUS IN US VIRGIN ISLANDS

The US Virgin Islands (USVI) has announced that a person, who was fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19), died from complications associated with the virus. The person, who passed away last week, was hospitalised. Territorial Epidemiologist Dr Esther Ellis, in announcing the territory’s first breakthrough COVID-19 death yesterday, did not give any further details on whether … Continued

UK PUSHES FOR CITY OF LONDON TO BE EXEMPT FROM G7 TAX PLAN. IS THIS DOUBLE STANDARD?

The Guardian Britain will seek to exclude the City of London’s financial services companies from a global tax overhaul targeting the world’s most profitable businesses agreed between G7 finance ministers last weekend. The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is concerned that under a version of the plan put forward by the US president – which involves redistributing … Continued

JAMAICA: 18 MURDERS IN TWO DAYS

Observer Gunmen have been on a murderous rampage, killing at least 18 people over a 48-hour period on the weekend. Seven of the murders occurred over an eight-hour period on Saturday, while 11 killings happened on Friday. A two-year-old infant was shot and injured in one of the incidents. The staggering two-day death toll comes … Continued

USVI RANKS 7 IN COVID DEATHS PER 100,000 RESIDENTS NATIONWIDE; ST. CROIX COVID-19 ACTIVE CASES JUMP TO 149 AS ST. THOMAS DECLINES

VI Consortium The U.S. Virgin Islands, which as of Thursday had the lowest Covid-19 vaccination rate in the United States according to Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion, currently ranks 7 in all of the country in deaths per 100,000 residents. According to data the New York Times continues to gather from the U.S. Department of Health … Continued

USVI SEES 10 COVID DEATHS IN 11 DAYS AS 80-YEAR-OLD WOMAN DIES FROM COMPLICATIONS RELATED TO VIRUS

The US Virgin Islands has experienced 10 Covid-related deaths in 11 days following the latest announcement from the V.I. Dept. of Health Saturday. “After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of Health is saddened to confirm the territory’s sixty-sixth death related to Covid-19. The deceased … Continued

TWO FULLY VACCINATED PERSONS WITH ‘CO-MORBID CONDITIONS’ IN ST. LUCIA DIES FROM COVID-19

Source: St Lucia Times –  Saint Lucia’s Minister of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs, Moses Jn Baptiste, told a news conference Wednesday that the recent deaths of two fully vaccinated individuals in Saint Lucia illustrates the ‘changing nature’ of the COVID-19 pandemic. Health officials said both deceased had ‘co-morbid conditions’. “These are individuals that come … Continued

USVI 61ST COVID RELATED DEATH IS 30-YEAR-OLD MAN

VI CONSORTIUM The V.I. Department of Health has announced the 61st Covid-related death in the U.S. Virgin Islands as a 30-year-old man. The victim became one of the youngest in the territory to die of complications related to the virus. “After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin … Continued