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EU grants Caribbean countries 3 million euros to secure COVID vaccine

The BVI is one of 24 Caribbean countries that will benefit from the European Union’s (EU) grant of 3 million euros given to the region for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines (COVAX) or treatments when they become available.

The countries that will benefit from the grant are all members of Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).

The funds are to assist CARPHA Member States to meet their down payment obligations to participate in the COVAX Facility which was set up to secure COVID-19 vaccines for low-income countries.

The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) will receive the funds from CARPHA for transfer to the COVAX Facility on behalf of these Caribbean countries.

When the vaccines are available, Member States will purchase them through the PAHO Revolving Fund.

Signed agreement

To date, 12 CARPHA Member States have signed agreements with Gavi — the group that manages the COVAX Facility.

These countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos, St Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, and Suriname.

CARPHA is assisting seven of these Member States with all or a portion of the required down payment.

Another six countries – Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, St Lucia, as well as St Vincent and the Grenadines – automatically qualify to access the Vaccine Alliance.

As of October 15, 2020, worldwide deaths from COVID-19 has surpassed one million, with 4,194 reported in 33 Caribbean jurisdictions.

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23 Comments

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  1. BS! says:

    Tuskegee experiment anyone?

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    • Soothsayer says:

      Compulsory vaccination violates the right to informed consent, one of the most fundamental ethics in medicine and a human right recognized under international law, including the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of 1960, the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights 2005, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol of 2006 and under internationally recognized agreements such as the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects of 2002 and the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki of 1964 (revised 2013).

      The United Nations (UN), World Health Organization (WHO), the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) are legally obligated to uphold the right to informed consent… Are these organizations, countries and the BVI planning to be complicit in violating it?

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  2. We in trouble... says:

    The BVI already signed up and paid their deposit. Their uantity would reptesent 20% of their population….Wonder how this going to work.. People are reluctant of taking vaccine. So look out for the vaccine law that will force us to take it.

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    • Ms. symptomatic says:

      They could keep that vaccine, I WONT BE TAKING IT LAW OR NO LAW furthermore whenever the vaccine becomes available ALL POliticians and THEIR Immeidate familes should be the first to take the vaccine to set the pace that this vaccine is safe and has no eminent side effect THEN they can trickle down into the communities

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    • angry says:

      PROTEST!!!!!!!

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  3. Local says:

    When we start to give the Covid-Vaccine to the Nation , we’ll start off with our REPS. first.

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  4. Hope says:

    Hope they give the vaccine to the Belongers first. Then the rest of the world after the results.

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    • @Hope says:

      Of course the vaccine will be offered to Belongers first, free of charge, and then Expats will have to pay and they will make it mandatory for Expats that require a work permit.

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  5. Confused says:

    Not enough! They should be giving us more! After everything they have done to us and how much we have done for them. They would just be a backwater cave dwelling hole if it wasn’t for us. It is time they give us all their wealth as retribution, so we can live in the luxury we deserve

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    • They have says:

      They have!! They have been supporting your lazy a**es for the past century. In all first world countries your black brethren have been receiving welfare, free medical free education and you’ve done nothing to improve yourselves. In the BVI they gave you the financial sector and your leaders have stolen and squandered billions over the years. Back to the caves with you.

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      • @They Have says:

        First, ha, ha, haaaaaaaaaaa! Llmmmfffhhhoo!

        Second, there was a time when your kind taught pure lies. Today, your racist British mentality are trying to continue. What a poor soul of half a human you are. Why do you still hate so much!

        Third, it is quite ironic that you call a people who built wealth for your ancestors for centuries, and which you are today a direct beneficiary, that you can now, in your hateful ungreatful sense, can refer to the offspring those people as “lazy.”

        Fourth, you need a head reconfiguration, a soul realignment and a conscience transformation.

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  6. 3mILLion eUro says:

    EU to CARPHA and CARPHA give PAHO. PAHO then shares to Gavi who then manages COVAX. 12 signed and 7 will be assisted by CARPHA 6 are automatic.
    well well….low income countries they say.

  7. ?? says:

    Matthew 24 is upon us and the super elite, the cabal and their minions fulfilling the UN 2030 Agenda of promoting sustainability development, the RFID chipping, mind control and depopulation in accordance with the Georgia Guidestones ten (10) guidelines as to how the world will be ruled from here on. Signs are everywhere. Get ready for persecution and to meet your Maker when they no longer want you around.

  8. Hmmmm says:

    Let us see how Sowande in particular will handle such issues. I know what he believed before being elected but we dont know what he subscribes to at present. We shall see!

  9. Depopulation says:

    Bill Gates said it an interview , he wants to depopulate the world with his vacines and inplant a chip for a digital system with trackers in them. Mark of the beast 666.

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  10. Vg boy says:

    F*** dat vaccine. Test it on them own first EU

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  11. Oh puleeeeze! says:

    These posts are jokes right?
    I mean seriously?
    Get over yourselves and your nonsense conspiracy theories and woe is me attitude.

    If you want to get back to a normal life then vaccine is the only way.
    It will lead to herd immunity (which will take way too long to be left to the natural course of transmission in the community and too many people will die on the way there)
    The hospital here could not cope.
    Trust in the science!
    Trust the doctors!
    Grow up! If you don’t want the vaccine then don’t have it but you leave yourself exposed to Covid-19 (and put every other non vaccinated, immuno-compromised, elderly or at risk person in danger)

    Good on the Government for being proactive, for once !

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  12. No Sir says:

    Let that vaccine stay where it is.

  13. No Conspiracy Here says:

    It is worldy known that the scientific community in the UK, South Africa and America in particular, have been plotting against and systematically developing devastating diseases and spreading them within Black populations to destroy and eradicate them. HIV, SARS and Ebola are current examples of the diabolicaleveil and hatred those people have for the Black man.

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  14. donnie says:

    Let me vaccinate the politicians first just to make sure they all get.

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