SAN JUAN – The Caribbean Community will meet this week in Trinidad and Tobago for a special session to address members’ ongoing efforts against the Chikungunya virus and measures to keep Ebola out of the region.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will host Tuesday’s gathering of heads of state and government and ministers of foreign affairs and health, CARICOM said in a statement.
Seven CARICOM member-states, including Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago, have barred entry to travelers from the West African countries where Ebola has killed nearly 5,000 people since March.
Chikungunya cases are on the increase in the Caribbean and Central America.
CARICOM comprises: Antigua and Barbuda; the Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Dominica; Grenada; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; Montserrat; St. Lucia; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; and Trinidad and Tobago.