CRICKET-WIS/SAF-TEA South Africa 125-4 vs West Indies – 1st day, 2nd Test

South Africa, sent in by West Indies, reached 125 for four at tea on the opening day of the second Test at the Daren Sammy National Stadium here Friday. Scores: SOUTH AFRICA 125 for four (Dean Elgar 53 not out, Kyle Verreynne 27; Shannon Gabriel 2-36) vs WEST INDIES

CARIBBEAN-EDUCATION-CXC and US university sign agreement to have CAPE qualifications recognized

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) said it has welcomed another partner into the fold with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Western Illinois University (WIU) that will see the American university recognizing qualifications from the regional exam body. It said that under the agreement, which was signed…

JAMAICA-HEALTH-Jamaica to get some of initial 25 million COVID-19 vaccine doses being donated by US

Jamaica is poised to benefit from the United States donation of an initial 25 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines that have been earmarked for deployment globally. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith said representatives of the Government had discussions with US Secretary of State Antony…

BARBADOS-FUNERAL-Island’s first Central Bank Governor remembered as colossus, visionary and believer in humanity

The first and longest serving Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Sir Courtney Blackman, was remembered as a leader extraordinaire, a visionary, and a believer in humanity, as he was laid to rest on Friday. Current Central Bank Governor, Cleviston Haynes, delivered that tribute to Sir Courtney – who…

GUYANA-HEALTH-Government insists Sputnik V vaccine safe as Opposition calls for use to be suspended

Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony says the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine is safe and effective and encouraged residents to take the jab, amid Opposition claims that the vaccine is not effective. Dr. Anthony said on Thursday that while the vaccine was initially given a 94.1 per cent effectiveness rating,…

CRICKET-WIS/SAF-CLOSE South Africa 218-5 vs West Indies – 1st day, 2nd Test

South Africa, sent in by West Indies, were 218 for five at the close on the opening day of the second Test at the Daren Sammy National Stadium here Friday. Scores: SOUTH AFRICA 218 for five (Dean Elgar 77, Quinton de Kock 59 not out, Kyle Verreynne 27; Shannon Gabriel…

CRICKET-WIS/SAF-TOSS/TEAMS Windies win toss, fielding vs South Africa – 1st day, 2nd Test

West Indies won the toss and sent South Africa into bat on the opening day of the second Test at the Daren Sammy National Stadium here Friday. West Indies have made one change from the first Test, replacing off-spinning all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall with fast bowler Shannon Gabriel. Kieran Powell, a…

GUYANA-FLOODS-CDEMA to carry out detailed damage assessment of disastrous flooding

Approximately 30 technical officials from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) are set to arrive in Guyana next week to begin a detailed damage sectoral assessment of the recent floods, which have devastated some regions. An advance CDEMA team met the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) on Thursday to plan…

ST LUCIA-SECURITY-United States resumes support for St. Lucia police; PM says it’s a step in the right direction

Almost eight years after suspending police assistance over alleged extrajudicial killings here, the United States (US) has announced it will resume security cooperation and support to select units within the Royal St Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) with immediate effect. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said in a statement on Friday that…