Grenada cancels Spicemas 2020

Grenada cancels Spicemas 2020

GEORGE’S, Grenada – Grenada has officially cancelled its 2020 Carnival celebrations, saying that the annual event could give rise to a second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and further impact socio-economic growth in the twin-island nation. “Grenada, like the rest of the world, is dealing with the wide-ranging effects of COVID-19, not only on public […]

Britain providing funds to help Caribbean address COVID-19 impact

Britain providing funds to help Caribbean address COVID-19 impact

BRID BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The British government says it is providing £5 million in support to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in the Caribbean. It said that this support includes £3 million to the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) for the provision of essential medical supplies and management support to help public health systems around […]

‘Cough chamber’ shows six feet not far enough

‘Cough chamber’ shows six feet not far enough

  Western Engineering’s cough chamber is a two-metre enclosed cube with an opening and chin rest in the front, which is used as an access point for study participants to cough. Within the cube, a camera and a laser are used to determine the velocity of the expelled droplets from the cough. A recent University […]

Trinidad and Tobago bans non nationals from entering the country

Trinidad and Tobago bans  non nationals from entering  the country

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The Trinidad and Tobago government announced on Monday that only nationals would be allowed into the country for the next 14 days as it seeks to establish a sterile environment in a bid to curb the rise in the number of cases associated with the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Prime Minister […]