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Zulu appointed as the New Director of the ILO Caribbean Office

PORT OF SPAIN -- Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), has appointed Dennis Zulu, a Zambian national, as the new...

Early learners ‘Write to Read’ programme advances culturally relevant content

CASTRIES, St. Lucia –- Authors from St. Kitts and Nevis participated in a Write to Read program instituted locally-authored reading resources by the Organization...

Cuban president congratulates PM Harris on re-election

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- President of the Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, has reaffirmed the commitment of the Cuban government to...

CBD acquires Critical Personal Protective Equipment for frontline Caribbean medical workers

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) is on its way to medical workers on the front lines of the Caribbean’s COVID-19...

FAO: Hunger in Latin America, Caribbean rising dramatically

SANTIAGO, Chile – After five years of continuous rise, Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean increased to 47.7 million people in 2019, according...

CCJ invalidates Guyana Court of Appeal’s June 23 judgment

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago -- In a judgment delivered today, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that the judgment handed down...

COVID-19 Report: Commission predicts major long-term impacts

Measures taken so far: Important but insufficient The economic crisis generated by coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is having a major impact on the countries of Latin...

Legendary Cricketter Sir Everton Weekes Dies at 95

BBC- Legendary West Indies batsman Sir Everton Weekes has died at the age of 95. Weekes, who scored 4,455 runs at an average of 58.61...

Jamaica Leads the Way in Virus Testing US Tourists

In what could be a future widespread Caribbean procedure, visitors traveling to Jamaica from Florida and other states in the United States will be...

Mexico: Suspect Arrested in Trainee Teachers Disappearance

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The relatives of the missing students say they have no trust in the original investigation   Prosecutors have...

African-Caribbean Centre Opened at UWI, Jamaica

A centre designed to coordinate public policy and advocacy by fostering development relations between the Caribbean and Africa was launched at The University of...

WHO Chief: Worst Could Be on the Way

The head of the World Health Organization is warning that the COVID-19 pandemic is speeding up, and he criticized governments that have failed to...

80 OAS Observers Arrive in DR for July 5 Election

The Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the Extraordinary General Presidential, Senatorial and Deputation Elections in the Dominican...

Mexico City Ends Lockdown as Death Toll Rises

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City began allowing more businesses to reopen Monday, after almost three months of various types of lockdowns. Some city subway...

Bahamas PM Pleads with Citizens Not to Travel Abroad

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday begged Bahamians not to travel abroad as some countries experience significant spikes in COVID-19 cases...foremost among these is...

2nd Dust Storm Wave Hits East Caribbean

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A second wave of Saharan Dust is reportedly on its way and has already started to move across the eastern Caribbean. Predictions...

Virus Effect: Caribbean Poverty Could Skyrocket

SANTIAGO – Two United Nations agencies have warned that more than 83 million people may slide into extreme poverty and hunger in 2020 in...

Virus Effect: LIAT Folds, New Carrier to be Formed

by Laura Ash The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne has announced Caribbean airline LIAT would be liquidated following a series of unsuccessful...

Mexico: Criminal Gangs Challenge Power of State, State Fights Back

Mexican authorities have carried out a series of raids while investigating the attempted assassination of Mexico City's police chief, according to local media. Omar García...

Mottley: Guyana Election Has ‘Not Portrayed Our Caribbean Region in Best...

STATEMENT by the Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados on the Electoral Crisis following Guyana’s...

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