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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Amnesty Int. Accuses Nicaraguan Govt. of Using Paramilitary to Supress Dissent

Amnesty International has accused the Nicaraguan government of colluding with paramilitary groups to suppress weeks of student-led demonstrations against President Daniel Ortega. It said the...

Opening remarks from SG of CARICOM released

  Photo: CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, middle,  addresses the technical consultations for the CARICOM High-Level Pledging...

Mexico 2nd to US in Obesity Worldwide

Out of the OECD countries, Mexico has the second highest rate of obesity, the United States is first. He was discussing the introduction of a...

For Island States Storm Reconstruction Costs a Bigger Worry than Hurricanes?

In the future Independent Caribbean nations such as St. Kitts and Nevis may have a bigger worry in financing hurricane reconstuction than the storms...

As Nicaragua Protest Deaths Soar, a Human Rights Group Condemns Authorities

(CNN) A human rights watch group is accusing Nicaraguan authorities of using excessive force, threats and torture against demonstrators since protests began in the...

Mavado’s Teenage Son Accused of Murder

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The 16-year-old son of dancehall artiste Mavado has been accused of murder and other serious offences. The juvenile has been charged with...

Child Marriage Common in USA

Believe it or not, but most American states have no hard and fast minimum marriage age. And new figures reveal more than 200,000...

Barbudan’s Ask: “Where Did the $50m Reconstruction Aid Go?

CNS- As a new hurricane season approaches Barbudan campaigners say there is little sign of relief funds from the 2017 hurricanes reaching Barbuda –...

Guatemala Police Claim to have Captured MS-13 Leader

Police in Guatemala say they have captured a leader of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, street gang, on a par with Islamic State...

Maduro Wins a Flawed Re Election in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezeula(CNN)- President Nicolas Maduro was declared the winner of Venezuela's presidential election Sunday, in a vote that has been criticized both inside and...

CDB, FAO strengthen partnership with new agreement

CDB, FAO strengthen partnership with new agreement From the CDB MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of...

CARICOM Heads Attend High Level UN Meet on Peace, Security

Greater Georgetown, Guyana- On the invitation of United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque attended a High-level Interactive Dialogue with other...

Barbuda’s Bird Makes Comeback After Hurricane Irma

By Gemma Handy St John's, Antigua Image copyright Shayna Brody, Waitt InstituteImage caption The frigatebird is the national bird of Barbuda   (BBC) Hurricane Irma did...

Jamaica PM Supports Review of CARICOM Contribution Scale

Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness has embraced the Bruce Golding-led Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Review Commission's proposal for greater equity in the assessment and calculation...

CARICOM Head Welcomes Prime Minister Mottley

GEORGETOWN, Guyana- CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated new Barbados Prime Minister Hon. Mia Mottley on her ‘truly historic achievements’ following Thursday’s General...

CARICOM-China discuss strengthened cooperation in margins of CELAC Forum

CARICOM-China discuss strengthened cooperation in margins of CELAC Forum From the CARICOM Secretariat  Greater Georgetown, Guyana – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has signalled its interest in...

St. Kitts and Nevis congratulates St. Vincent and the Grenadines on...

St. Kitts and Nevis congratulates St. Vincent and the Grenadines on 38 years of nationhood From the press unit...

Grenada’s Spicemas Festival Set for August

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada –  Grenada has the distinction of hosting Spicemas, the last and arguably the best Carnival experience, carded for August 13th and...

COHSOD meets this week to focus on implementation of HRD Strategy

COHSOD meets this week to focus on implementation of HRD Strategy From the CARICOM Secretariat GREATER GEORGETOWN, Guyana - The Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) will meet...

Mexico: Entire Police Force Arrested After Another Political Murder

The entire police force of the Mexican town of Ocampo has been detained on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a mayoral candidate. Fernando...

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