Remand Inmates Costing Guyana Government “A Fortune”

November 24, 2017 admin 0

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday November 24, 2017 – Every year, the Guyana government spends almost three-quarter million US dollars to just feed inmates on remand in the country’s prisons. And Minister of National Security Khemraj Ramjattan says it’s putting strain on finances. So he says alternatives to reduce the remand population are needed to resolve this problem. “The current remand population […More]

US State Department awards additional funding for sustainable local organizations in Belize and Latin America

November 24, 2017 admin 0

WASHINGTON, USA — The US Department of State has awarded the World Environment Center (WEC) and its partner, Le Groupe-conseil baastel ltée (Baastel), additional funding to grow innovative, sustainable local organizations in Belize and Latin America. The current program, known as La Red de Innovacion and Impacto (La Red), established in 2014, is a collection of 30 such innovative solutions […More]

IMF willing to help hurricane-ravaged Caribbean countries

November 24, 2017 admin 0

By Latonya Linton KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director, Christine Lagarde, says her organisation is willing to help the Caribbean countries severely affected by the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “The IMF stands ready to do whatever it can to help in those situations – in assessing macroeconomic implications, determining financing needs, and providing financial […More]

Prince Charles Arrives In Antigua

November 24, 2017 admin 0

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Prince Charles arrived in Antigua on Friday – his first stop on a visit to hurricane-hit Caribbean islands. He was accompanied by new International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt, who is making her first overseas visit since replacing her predecessor Priti Patel. The Prince of Wales was greeted at the V.C. Bird International Airport by the governor-general […More]

US Ends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians

November 24, 2017 admin 0

WASHINGTON, United States, Tuesday November 21, 2017 – Haitians living in the United States under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation have been given 18 months to get out of the country. The Donald Trump administration yesterday announced that it would not be renewing the TPS that has allowed Haitians to remain in the country following the 2010 earthquake that […More]

Jamaica Deserves Reparations, House Speaker Says

November 24, 2017 admin 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Pearnel Charles (left), accepts the relay torch from Karim Murray (fourth right) a participant in the Reparations Youth Baton Relay and Rally. (Photo credit: JIS) KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday November 24, 2017 – Speaker of the House of Representatives in Jamaica, Pearnel Charles, says compensation should be awarded for the many indignities heaped on the […More]

Ahead of UN mission’s closure

October 13, 2017 admin 0

Ahead of UN mission’s closure, envoy reports greater stability, security in Haiti NEW YORK, USA — Haiti has seen a significant turnaround from profound instability, widespread political violence, and a climate of lawlessness that in 2004 impacted the every-day lives of millions of Haitians, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean islands country told the Security […More]

Panama Papers law firm Colombia representative arrested

October 13, 2017 admin 0

Panama Papers law firm Colombia representative arrested in massive tax evasion scheme By Kenneth Rijock BOGOTA, Colombia — The Colombian representative of the Panama Papers law firm of Mossack & Fonseca, Juan Esteban Arellano Rumazo, has reportedly been arrested, together with a number of prominent Colombian businessmen, and charged with money laundering, fraud, and illicit enrichment, in a massive tax […More]

Caribbean countries urged to monetise intellectual property

October 13, 2017 admin 0

By Claudia Gardner NEGRIL, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica’s minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sports, Olivia Grange, has urged Caribbean countries to place greater emphasis on monetising intellectual property (IP). Addressing the Association of Caribbean Copyright Societies (ACCS) regional conference on October 7, the minister said only a targeted multi-disciplinary approach to monetising IP, which includes the public and private […More]

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