Linking the Caribbean to the World! Saturday - Jul 22, 2017

Health

  • Mosquito-Borne Virus Spreading Throughout

    Mosquito-Borne Virus Spreading Throughout

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A mosquito-borne virus appears to be spreading quickly in the Caribbean during the winter tourism season just weeks after epidemiologists first found local transmission occurring in the French dependency of St. Martin. Scientists said Tuesday that St. Martin now has as many as 200 cases of chikungunya, a virus found mainly

  • Cuba Hikes Salaries for Doctors, Nurses

    Cuba Hikes Salaries for Doctors, Nurses

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is giving hundreds of thousands of medical workers raises that in some cases exceed 100 percent, official media on the island announced Friday, though pay remains much lower than what medical professionals earn elsewhere. The Communist Party daily newspaper Granma also reported that Cuba expects to take in $8.2 billion this

  • Raising the Alarm on Domestic Violence in the Caribbean

    Raising the Alarm on Domestic Violence in the Caribbean

    In the first two weeks of 2014, four women were murdered by their partners in Guyana.  In Trinidad & Tobago, two women were murdered.  In Barbados, Cheryl Bourne-Reifer was murdered and just a few weeks later another Guyanese woman, Onicka Gulliver was found dead.  On the night of February 14, Lenus La Cruz set fire