Update from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) on COVID-19 Vaccines and Variants

The Caribbean Public Health Agency is aware that some countries in the European Union have suspended their AstraZeneca vaccination campaign, as a result of reports of rare blood coagulation disorders in people who had received the vaccine.   This was done as a precautionary measure while a full investigation is conducted into the reports.  At present, […]

Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

As the world grapples with the challenge of controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned at the current prospect of inequitable access to vaccines to address the pandemic, especially for frontline workers and vulnerable populations. The reality is that small states will find it difficult to compete in the market place […]

Assessing the Impact of COVID-19: Crisis Management and Resilience Planning

Despite significant efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, including travel bans, closure of businesses and working from home, a growing number of geographies, people and organizations have been affected by this human disaster. With the total number of people infected growing daily, COVID-19 has become a public health emergency of international concern and containment […]

What does COVID-19 mean for Caribbean Energy?

AN INTERVIEW WITH JED BAILEY, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF ENERGY NARRATIVE Nate Graham (Program Associate, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries): For more than six months, Covid-19 and the measures implemented to slow its spread have had a devastating effect on the global economy, with activity ceasing almost entirely in some sectors. The virtual disappearance of […]

COVID-19: Strengthening Enterprise Resiliency in Uilities

Protecting People, Communities and Business Safety has always been a core value for the utilities industry. Now in the face of a global pandemic, ensuring that critical lifeline services are not interrupted has created an unprecedented challenge. The near-term decisions utility leaders make today to protect their employees, communities and business from COVID-19, will undoubtedly […]

Overwhelming Response to JPS’ $10M COVID-19 Relief Programme for Disabled and Elderly Customers

April 23, 2020 Applications for support under JPS’ COVID-19 Relief Programme for elderly and disabled customers, will close at 12 midnight tomorrow, Friday April 24. The Company’s J$10M COVID-19 Relief Programme, which was announced at the end of February during JPS’ Digital Town Hall meeting, offered bill-payment relief as well as care packages to our customers in […]