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Caribbean states need more access to funding, says top UN official

LATINOAMÉRICA TIENE 200 MILLONES DE PERSONAS EN SITUACIÓN DE VULNERABILIDAD, SEGÚN PNUD

St. Kitts set to open embassy in Canada

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Canada wage scheme changes welcomed by Jamaican migrant workers

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One man dead after Grenadian vessel crash in Trinidadian waters

One man was killed when two Grenadian vessels collided off Trinidad and Tobago early yesterday morning. A statement from Grenada’s government says a second person sustained serious injuries in the collision and had to undergo surgery in Trinidad. The accident occurred around 1 am, as the Mary J, a Grenadian-registered schooner which encountered difficulties en Read More

SVG: Recruiting to start soon for Argyle Airport, says PM

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says the International Airport Development Company (IADC) will be recruiting senior personnel for the International Airport at Argyle. Gonsalves says advertising will soon be published to fill critical positions. The Prime Minister says efforts are also being made to secure personnel to manage the airport. On Read More

Jamaica to host workshop to combat obesity

Jamaica’s Ministry of Health, along with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), will be hosting a two-day workshop to address childhood and adolescent obesity. The goal is to prepare a draft National Action Plan aligned with the Regional Plan of Action on the Prevention of Obesity in Children and Read More

OAS suggests migration talks between Dominican Republic, Haiti

The Organization of American States (OAS) has recommended talks between the Dominican Republic and Haiti about the ongoing deportations. The OAS mission says it recognized people at risk of statelessness, plus those that are displaced and living in precarious conditions. It also noted that while Haitian authorities respect the Dominican Republic’s right to its own Read More

Shirley Skerritt named St. Kitts’ High Commissioner to Canada

A High Commissioner has been appointed to lead the new St. Kitts and Nevis mission in Canada. Shirley Skerritt, a career diplomat who last worked with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), will take the position. The appointment was announced last week by St. Kitts’ Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards, who hopes that the Read More

Guyana ex-Minister Westford pleads not guilty to state vehicle transfer charges

Guyana’s former Public Service Minister Jennifer Westford and her Personnel Officer Margaret Cummings have pleaded not guilty to charges connected to the acquisition and transfer of several government vehicles. They were granted a bail of 2 million Guyanese dollars. Westford was charged with attempting to commit larceny of seven vehicles during her time as a Read More

Jamaica Agriculture Ministry worried about boost in produce prices

Jamaica’s Ministry of Agriculture is accusing some farmers of unfairly boosting the prices of their agricultural produce, using the effects of the dry spell as an excuse. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Donovan Stanbury says the doubling of farm gate prices cannot be justified. It’s understood that farmers in St. Elizabeth have warned that further Read More

Caribbean poultry industry warned about resurgence of “bird flu”

Veterinary officers and poultry sector officials in the Caribbean are on high alert as the deadly H5N1 virus, or bird flu, wreaks havoc on farms in North America, the main market for hatching eggs and chicks. Over the past six months, almost 50 million birds have either died or been destroyed in the United States, Read More

T&T marks 25 years since deadly attempted coup

Yesterday, Trinidad and Tobago marked the 25th anniversary of the attempted coup by the Jamaat Al Muslimeen, in which 24 people were killed. Many others wounded, including then-Prime Minister ANR Robinson. Reflecting on the incident, current Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has reassured the country that her government is ready to deal with any kind of Read More

Venezuela offers to help Haiti with upcoming round of elections

Venezuela is providing assistance to Haiti, whose government is preparing for a series of elections beginning August 9. This past weekend, Haitian President Michel Martelly met with the National Electoral Council of Venezuela to discuss Caracas’s assistance to the country. The elections are considered to be complex; some six million Haitians will vote for 1,280 Read More

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