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Schools in Philippines remain shut

Schools in the Philippines reopened for the new academic year on Monday but millions of children remained at home for a second year of remote lessons that experts fear will worsen an educational “crisis”.

15 Sep, 2021

Trudeau: I’ll ban medical protests

Canada goes to the polls on Monday and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is banking on staying in power by claiming if re-elected he would ban people from protesting outside hospitals and other medical centres. He also accused his chief rival of supporting those who oppose COVID-19 vaccinations.

15 Sep, 2021

Haiti recovery slow as many still suffer

Aid delivery to Haiti’s earthquake-stricken south is slowly improving, but gangs continue to patrol key transport routes, international freight carriers have raised costs, and snags related to Brexit and COVID-19 are causing lengthy air and shipping delays.

15 Sep, 2021

UK’s job figures gently improving

Job vacancies in the United Kingdom have hit a record high as the economic recovery continues, according to official figures.

15 Sep, 2021

Next Honduras prez may be Asfura

Honduras' ruling party presidential candidate Nasry Asfura remains the favourite ahead of the Nov. 28 election. It’s a boost to backers of the country's current government.

15 Sep, 2021

Mayor Hynds has birthday out of jail

Jerry Hynds, the Mayor of Roatan, celebrated his birthday on Sunday, grateful of being freed from a charge of attempting to smuggle cocaine with a street value of $24 million onto the island.

09 Sep, 2021

Jamaica tops London tourism event

The Jamaica Tourist Board will be the headline destination of the new Caribbean Showcase in London on Sept. 23. Jamaica, like many Caribbean destinations, has been badly hit by the Covid pandemic.

09 Sep, 2021

Windrush victims fear Afghan distraction

Windrush campaigners are even more concerned about compensation claimants being delayed for longer amid the Afghanistan crisis.

09 Sep, 2021

Filipino nurse crisis as Covid rages

The Covid Delta variant has swept across south-east Asia over recent months, prompting lockdowns and overwhelming hospitals with the Philippines hardest hit compounded by a chronic lack of health workers.

09 Sep, 2021

Hospitalised Zuma gets medical parole

South Africa’s jailed former President Jacob Zuma has been granted medical parole. The 79-year-old is serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of court at Estcourt Correctional Centre.

09 Sep, 2021
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