ST. EUSTATIUS - The Committee of wise men has been on St. Eustatius between July 13th and 21st. The committee examines the administrative situation on St. Eustatius and the relationship between the island and the Netherlands.

Last week the committee spoke with many people on St. Eustatius. She is grateful that so many people have been willing to share their experiences, impressions and feelings.

SAINT LUCIA - Travel + Leisure, a leading US travel publication, has named Saint Lucia as one of the best Caribbean islands to visit. The magazine has just released the results of its 2017 World’s Best Awards Survey and Saint Lucia emerged as one of its leading Caribbean vacation destinations. 

Every year, Travel + Leisure asks its readers to share and rate their holiday experiences from around the world. Readers are invited to give their opinions on categories such as hotels and resorts, spas, sights and attractions, food, friendliness and general value for money. Based on readers’ feedback and rating, Travel + Leisure then produces its annual top list of premier places to visit and experience.   

KINGSTON, Jamaica - “Public health laboratories play a critical role in the fight against communicable diseases, specifically vector-borne diseases, to better prepare the Region to detect and respond to new and emerging threats,” stated Dr Karen Polson-Edwards, Acting Director, Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control at CARPHA.

Dr Polson-Edwards was speaking at the opening of a two-day technical and policy forum for laboratory directors from 19 English and Dutch speaking public health laboratories across the Region. The meeting also included delegates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Council of Ministers of Health of Central America and the Dominican Republic (COMISCA), and the Caribbean Med Labs Foundation (CMLF).

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – A Jamaican doctor succumbed to her injuries here on Tuesday after being mowed down by a taxi shortly after landing at the Owen Roberts International Airport on Monday.

The police report that Dr. Vary Jones Leslie, 62, an obstetrician and gynecologist, arrived in the territory early Monday on a flight from Jamaica when the incident occurred.

The police say Jones-Leslie was hit by the taxi as she left the airport.

She was rushed to hospital with what was described as serious injuries.

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – The privately owned BVI Airways says it has laid off all pilots and flight attendants due to cash constraints.

In an open letter to the public on Tuesday, the cash-strapped airline, that was scheduled to begin service between the Terrence B Lettsome International Airport and Miami International in the United States, said it is unable to do so due to the lack of funds.

“The pre-operating carry costs alone have cost us millions of dollars over the past year, and have depleted most of our cash reserves. The irony is, now that we are ready to start flying, we need to raise more money in order to do so…”

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