New flu vaccine skin patch could do away with needles

New flu vaccine skin patch could do away with needles

By Catharine Paddock PhD  Scientists are hopeful that a new type of skin patch could replace needles as a method of flu vaccination. When they tested the skin patch on mice, it elicited an appropriate immune response without side effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that the flu caused 48.8 million […]

8th Inter-American Meeting opens in Barbados this week

8th Inter-American Meeting opens in Barbados this week

The Organisation of American States (OAS) says the 8th Inter American Meeting of Ministers of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities will be held this week in Bridgetown, Barbados. The OAS said the meeting will be held under the slogan: “Strengthening the Creative Economy and Culture Sector: Repositioning the Culture Sector to Secure Sustainable Development.” “The […]

St Vincent, Dominica vote against OAS resolution on Venezuela

St Vincent, Dominica vote against OAS resolution on Venezuela

WASHINGTON – The Organization of American States (OAS) says St Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica were the only two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to vote last Wednesday, against a resolution on the “Human Rights Situation in Venezuela”. Nicaragua also joined the two CARICOM countries in voting against the resolution that was approved by the […]

New York Caribbean Carnival ready for the road

New York Caribbean Carnival ready for the road

NEW YORK – The Brooklyn based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) has kicked off its 2019 Caribbean Carnival with performances and displays by dance troupes, stilt dancers, a steel pan ensemble, soca artistes and costume bands, among others. Hundreds of Caribbean nationals attended the opening event last Thursday during which WIADCA also presented […]

Caribbean Tales Film Festival features Rattlesnakes for Gala Night

Caribbean Tales Film Festival features Rattlesnakes for Gala Night

By Stephen Weir When the Caribbean Tales Film Festival (CTFF) opens in a couple weeks, the first film of the annual flickfest will have the audience thinking they have snakes on the brain when the theatre lights come back on.  Rattlesnakes is a full- length feature that has rattlers not just in the personalities of […]

Kerry Washington ‘proud’ of Jamaican roots

Kerry Washington ‘proud’ of Jamaican roots

Kerry Washington Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress Kerry Washington was recently honoured with an ‘Artistic Achievement Award’ at Jamaica’s 57th Independence Black Tie Gala, held at the Hilton Westchester Hotel in Rye, New York. In an emotional letter read by her Jamaican-born mother, Dr Valerie Washington, the actress, who received international recognition for her role […]

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