President of the Antigua and Barbuda Union of Teachers Kimdale Mackellar is calling on Cabinet to meet with the union to discuss…
Having been recently added to the list of “frontline workers” for whom a COVID19 vaccine is a requirement, teachers are hitting back with three suggestions that they want Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves and his Cabinet to consider prior to their return to physical classrooms.
Any worker that failed to meet minimum picking targets would be dismissed or if possible, transferred to another farm. Papers also show that workers would pay for their own work clothes, laundry, gas and electric, and pay for beds in shared rooms, with no paid breaks, buy their own food, with an upfront deposit being taken for any damage to the communal kitchen and toilets which they would need to clean.
Professor Richard Huzzey investigates how the brutal massacre following the Morant Bay Rebellion in Jamaica created a schism in British opinion over the role of colonialism...
Several factors explain the success of Cuba’s national vaccination programme: people trust the easily accessible neighbourhood family doctors and nurses and the health professionals at their community polyclinics, making vaccine hesitancy very rare. In turn, the health system’s organisational capacities make vaccine rollout fast and dependable. Finally, Cuban biotechnological research and production centres are well-integrated with the needs of the public health system.
Some of the country’s leading non-profit organisations are pleading with Government to dedicate more of the country’s resources to fight a looming crisis of poverty, hunger and homelessness overshadowed by the pandemic. Director of the Caribbean Anti Human- Trafficking Foundation, Dr Olivia Smith declared that in the midst of a massive national vaccine drive to … Continue reading Barbados – Crisis of Poverty, Hunger and Homelessness Looms
The Gaston Browne led administration in Antigua and Barbuda is under pressure from unions and public sector workers, after its vaccination mandate last week. So far, three workers unions in Antigua and Barbuda have sought legal counsel in an effort to challenge the government’s vaccine mandate.
Augmenting diplomatic level support for Cuba from CARICOM and further afield recent Caribbean wide discussions and practical activity have begun to coalesce into an, at this stage, embryonic Caribbean-wide Network for Solidarity Cuba [CSNC] to co-ordinate efforts and galvanise further the already strong cultural and other ties between Cuba and her neighbours.
The Jamaica-Cuba Solidarity movement in early August sent a supply of fourteen boxes of medical supplies including syringes, needles and mask among other things which cannot otherwide get to Cuba because of the American blockade against that country.
Every year since 1992, the United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution demanding the end of the embargo. Most recently, the UK and 183 other countries voted for the resolution in June, with only the US and Israel voting against it.