ST. KITTS- NEVIS - The Government of St.Kitts-Nevis has issued a statement regarding reports of Herpes Vaccines Tests taking place on St.Kitts . The government has stated categorically that they nor any arm or chief servant of government had any knowledge of the Southern Illinois University supported tests which have been reported to have taken place in St.Kitts since 2016. According to the statement  the Cabinet, the Ministry of Health, the office of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) nor the St. Kitts and Nevis Medical Board has ever been approached on regarding the  project neither have they approved such a project. In light of the reports the Government has luanched a full investigation into the matter.

The full statements reads as follows:
It has been brought to the attention of the Ministry of Health that certain clinical trials were being conducted in the Federation, with the support of Southern Illinois University in the United States of America (USA).                                                 

The Ministry of Health states categorically that neither the Cabinet, the Ministry of Health, the office of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) nor the St. Kitts and Nevis Medical Board has ever been approached on this project. By extension, none of these agencies has approved such a venture. As a result, an active investigation has commenced into this project.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad In an unexpected turn of events former Trinidad and Tobago Attorney General Anand Ramlogan was arrested and taken to police headquarters for interrogation this morning.

According to the Trinidad Guardian newspaper, around 6 a.m., police officers led by Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Harold Phillip went to Ramlogan’s home where they informed him he was under arrest for two offences – misbehaviour in public office and perverting the course of justice.

Hours after his arrest, several of Ramlogan’s colleagues in the legal fraternity ventured to the station to support their colleague. But they were not allowed access.

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Howard Hospitality Group (HHG), an international hotel investor, developer and operator, has revealed the latest details surrounding a development planned for the former Pageant Beach site in Grand Cayman.

The company recently submitted plans for a US$285 million new-build property, which will feature a 456-room resort and condominiums. Designed to showcase the site’s pristine beachfront location, with close attention to environment sustainability and preserving the area’s beauty, the property was planned with the advance blessing of the Department of Environment.

CASTRIES, St Lucia – Two Caribbean destinations have made it on the US News & World Report’s list of 20 best honeymoon destinations released this week.

In fact, St Lucia was high on the list, taking fourth spot ahead of places like Paris, Rome, Maui, Bali and Florence; while the US Virgin Islands (USVI) was listed at number 19.

US News & World Report said St Lucia has a growing fan base and while identifying it as a top honeymoon destination, it made a point that the island is much more, and “refuses to be pigeonholed as any type of Caribbean vacation”.

NEW YORK, United StatesA US federal judge has thrown out the last class-action lawsuit that had been filed against the United Nations (UN) over the 2010 cholera epidemic in Haiti.

The suit had contended that the UN should take responsibility for the outbreak because the illness was introduced by its peacekeepers from Nepal.

But in her ruling yesterday, Federal District Court in Brooklyn, Judge Sandra Townes said the UN could not be sued in US courts. On August 18 last year, a federal appeals court in New Year also upheld that immunity argument in the other class-action lawsuit.

According to the New York Times, the lead lawyer for the Haitians who had filed the lawsuit, James Haggerty, said he was “certainly likely” to appeal.

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