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            [post_content] => Cuba's Center of Molecular Immunology and New York's Roswell Park Cancer Institute, have signed an agreement to export a therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer that was developed, to the United States.

“The agreement will allow us to limit ourselves to clinical trials of the vaccine when we get to New York,” the director of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Candace Johnson said.

Johnson was part of a trade delegation from New York that was led by governor Andrew Cuomo. The initiative was formed to explore business options in Cuba, in addition to promoting exchanges in education and research.

"We are excited to bring the vaccine to the US and treating patients. This would not have been possible without this trade mission, which facilitated the initiating of the agreement face to face, " Johnson said.

The vaccine against lung cancer was created in 2011 after Cuban researchers spent 15 years of research with patent rights worldwide. Named Cimivax, the vaccine reportedly doubles as a treatment for lung cancer. Although the vaccine is already registered in Cuba and Peru, countries like Brazil, Argentina and Colombia are in the process for registration, and others such as the UK and Australia have conducted clinical trials.

 
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Agreement Signed By US Cancer Institute To Allow Importation Of Vaccine Developed In Cuba

April 24, 2015
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Cuba's Center of Molecular Immunology and New York's Roswell Park Cancer Institute, have signed an agreement to export a therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer that was developed,...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => Health minister Dr. Bheri Ramsaran has issued an apology to an anti-government rights activist acknowledging that he had used "harsh words" to her after being provoked into anger. In reports made by media earlier, it was indicated that Dr. Ramsaran had "cursed the female anti-government activist and thought of slapping and having her stripped."

An online publication reported that, "Ramsaran was also heard telling Sherlina Nageer that she was a "little piece of shit," and an "idiot"."

On Tuesday night, in a brief statement, the Health Minister said he had on Monday joined a group of peaceful persons at Whim Magistrate's Court to give solidarity to former President Bharrat Jagdeo, who was facing a private criminal charge.

"As I was about to depart two journalists sought an interview with me on the matter at hand to which I readily agreed. During the interview I was rudely interrupted by a woman who kept shouting and interrupting me throughout. I shifted away on several occasions in an attempt to avoid her but she persisted in interrupting the interview. It was unfortunate that I was provoked into anger and uttered harsh words at her for which I now regret," Dr. Ramsaran said. He then added that he "therefore wish to apologize for uttering those words".

Currently, Guyana is preparing for a general election that is expected to occur on the 11th of May. The ruling People's Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) is facing a strong challenge from the coalition alliance of a Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change (AFC).

The encounter was recorded and can be heard via the clipping below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCoMF6YjzjM
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Guyana Health Minister Issues Apology To Anti-Government Rights Activist After Using "Harsh Words"

April 23, 2015
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Health minister Dr. Bheri Ramsaran has issued an apology to an anti-government rights activist acknowledging that he had used "harsh words" to her after being provoked into anger. ...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => With an interest to encourage more US investors, Jamaica's finance and planning minister, Dr. Peter Phillips, says that the government is engaging in talks with the US government to reshape its bilateral investment and tax arrangements.

Jamaica's finance minister, Dr. Peter Phillips, says that the government is engaging in talks with the US government to reshape its bilateral investment and tax arrangements to encourage more US investors.

"One of the things that we discussed with US President Barak Obama and his team (on their recent visit to Jamaica) was how to re-define arrangements and agreements to provide a practical, but more attractive environment for the US investors to the country," Mr. Phillips said.

At a special meeting that was held on Friday, the 17th of April, at the headquarters in Washington, D.C., the minister addressed members of the United States Chamber of Commerce to share that he would be interested in hearing more from them on how they "can find ways to boost US investments in Jamaica." He also urged the Chamber to suggest some changes they could welcome within the present tax and investment arrangements that exist between the US and Jamaica. The minister highlighted that the geographically, the US and Jamaica are close neighbours and will continue to have a population presence in each county.

He later added that there are strong Jamaican communities in the US and for every passing year, over two million US visitors are welcomed to the Jamaican shores. Phillips said that Jamaica and the US need to build on this platform and enhance the economic benefits "from our proximity and our historical linkages."
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Jamaica Discussing Tax Arrangements With The US To Encourage US Investors

April 22, 2015
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With an interest to encourage more US investors, Jamaica's finance and planning minister, Dr. Peter Phillips, says that the government is engaging in talks with the US government t...Continue reading