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CARICOM asks OAS Secretary-General to clarify ‘unilateral positon’

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- Heads of Government in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have called on the Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary-General, His Excellency...

Reduce cancer risks with healthy choices, early detection

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago -- In the Caribbean region, cancer is the second leading cause of death. However, a significant number of...

World Bank appoints van Trotsenburg Latin America/Caribbean VP

WASHINGTON -- Axel van Trotsenburg, an economist and development expert with over 30 years of experience at the World Bank Group, has been appointed...

Escalating Venezuelan crisis concerns CARICOM

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- Strong disquiet over the escalation of the situation in Venezuela and the adverse implications for the people of Venezuela and...

Caribbean summit to formalise school drug, security policies

CASTRIES, St. Lucia –- Primary and secondary school drug policies and school security to protect nine-to-25 years old youth are being discussed during a...

ILO Report: Unemployment ‘down-slightly’ in Latin American, Caribbean

LIMA, Peru -- After increasing for three years, unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean dipped slightly in 2018, according to the International Labour...

FAO addresses gender inequalities in Caribbean farming

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean appears to fare well in global gender statistics, with a high Gender Parity Index (GPI) and good rankings reported...

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Posts 2 Year $15M Profit

By Loshaun Dixon The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has recorded a profit of $10.8 million dollars for the financial year ending 31 March 2018...

Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph Placed On Caribbean Institute’s “Wallof Fame”

The Washington-based Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) has inducted Jamaican American actress Sheryl Lee Ralph into its “Wall of Fame” in commemoration of National...

CARICOM Meeting: Crime, Disasters, Regional Single Market Top Agenda

6-8 minutes WHEN Caribbean Community (Caricom) heads of government gather for the 39th Regular Meeting in St James this week, they will be tackling a...

Barbados Govt. Plans on Having a Piece Of Marijuana Industry

(CNS) The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Government is pressing ahead with plans to get its share of the globally evolving medicinal marijuana industry. Minister of...

Best Fishing Practices being Finalized with UN FAO

(CNS) The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has been working along with United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to develop a set of...

A&B, Grenada to Hold Referendum on Link to Caribbean Court of...

(CNS) Antigua and Barbuda will host its first referendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on November 6, the same day that Grenada...

Grenada, St. Lucia say “Yes,” SKN Federation says “No” to Funding...

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has revealed that the governments of Grenada and St Lucia have agreed to subsidise the operations of...

Third Time Lucky…Leftist Obrador Finally Wins Mexico Presidency

  MEXICO CITY (CNN)-  Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has declared victory in Mexico's presidential election, as preliminary results showed the leftist veteran politician, who had...

Cuba President to be Special Guest at CARICOM 39th Annual Meet

KINGSTON, Jamaica-  Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel will be one of the special guests of the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of...

CCJ Outlaws Mandatory Death Penalty in Barbados

(CNS) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The High Court in Barbados can no longer impose mandatory death sentences on convicted murderers.The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ),...

Police: UK Retirees to Jamaica Face Extreme Murder Risk

(CNS) Jamaican expats who retire there after decades in the UK face an “extreme risk” of murder, a former police chief on the Caribbean...

Caribbean Disaster Agency Highlights 5 Key Areas of Concern at Meet

(CNS) The region’s disaster management chief, Ronald Jackson, has highlighted five critical areas of focus as the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) seeks...

T&T Firm Invests in Costa Rica Wind Park

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – MPC Capital’s investment platform for renewable energies in the CARICOM region, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund, and Trinidad and...

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