The right to a socialised education

By A.T. Freeman Even before the Covid 19 crisis the right to education at a high level - with first class standards, equipment, facilities and resources - had been compromised by neoliberalism and the disastrous effects of financial cutbacks and the austerity programme. Trinidad and Tobago(TT) has not been immune from the effects of this … Continue reading The right to a socialised education

CARICOM demands US lift sanctions against Cuba and Venezuela

(April 16) – Caricom member countries called for the lifting of United States sanctions against Cuba and Venezuela, since all countries must be part of the global effort to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. This was revealed at the urgent Summit held by videoconference, and convened by Barbados, the country that holds the bloc’s pro tempore presidency. It … Continue reading CARICOM demands US lift sanctions against Cuba and Venezuela

COVID-19 testing kits for Jamaica blocked by US

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton a short while ago disclosed that test kit supplies for COVID-19 to Jamaica from the United States were blocked by that jurisdiction, and that the Government is now awaiting supplies from other sources. He then assured that there are adequate supplies of testing material … Continue reading COVID-19 testing kits for Jamaica blocked by US

Lockdown Without Palliative Amount To Hunger, WHO Tells Poor Countries

By Joel Ajayi, aljazirahnews.com The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised the governments of developing countries imposing lockdown restrictions to their citizens to provide palliatives for their citizens to enable them to comply.  WHO’s Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus,  stated this on Monday  at a press briefing in Geneva saying that ‘How do you survive on lockdown … Continue reading Lockdown Without Palliative Amount To Hunger, WHO Tells Poor Countries

Every unemployed person must be supported and for as long as it takes

By A.T. Freeman Caption: Trinidadian workers line up outside Republic Bank to get documents to support their applications for government Covid 19 reliefPhoto: Ishmael Salandy The effects of the Covid 19 outbreak and the steps taken to contain it have been devastating on the working class in the Caribbean. In particular, the collapse of the … Continue reading Every unemployed person must be supported and for as long as it takes

The criminal neglect of public health care systems across the Caribbean

By A.T. Freeman One critical area of life in the Caribbean that the Covid 19 crisis has shed light on has been the criminal neglect of public health care systems across the region. Government after government in country after country have so neglected the public health care systems that these are not fit for purpose … Continue reading The criminal neglect of public health care systems across the Caribbean

Cuba’s Interferon Alpha 2B, Successful in Treating COVID-19

For 40 years, Cuba has been using a molecule named Interferon Alpha 2B , which has successfully been used to combat the new Coonavirus in China and elsewhere. "The world has an opportunity to understand that health is not a commercial asset but a basic right," Cuban doctor Luis Herrera, the creator of the Interferon … Continue reading Cuba’s Interferon Alpha 2B, Successful in Treating COVID-19