UN Agency Says Latin America and Caribbean Must Radically Transform Food Habits to Combat Obesity

March 15, 2018 admin 0

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday March 9, 2018 – A “radical transformation” of food systems and food habits is critical to combat the growing scourge of overweight and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations food security agency said on Wednesday. “Eradicating hunger must not be our only concern […] in a region where 7 per cent of children under the […More]

Tobago Closer to Self-Governance

March 15, 2018 admin 0

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Friday March 9, 2018 – Amendments to the Trinidad and Tobago Constitution that, if passed, would give Tobago autonomy, was today presented to Parliament. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said the Constitution (Amendment) (Tobago Self Government) Bill, 2018 was developed “after a very long and transparent process of research, extensive public consultations and a genuine desire to […More]

CCJ: Barbados disappointed at level of support for CCJ

March 1, 2018 admin 0

Barbados disappointed at level of support for CCJ (CMC) — Barbados has expressed its disappointment that only four Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have joined the appellate jurisdiction of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that was established in 2001 to replace the London-based Privy Council as the region’s final court. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who attended the 29th CARICOM […More]

CARICOM: Agreements signed at CARICOM meeting in Haiti

March 1, 2018 admin 0

Agreements signed at CARICOM meeting in Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A number of agreements were signed on behalf of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member countries during the 29th inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM heads of government in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Tuesday. St Vincent and the Grenadines signed on to the new CARICOM multilateral air services agreement (MASA), expands the scope for airlines […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]

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]

Grenada PM discusses debt and assistance in Washington

October 13, 2017 admin 0

WASHINGTON, USA — Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has begun a series of meetings with World Bank and International Monetary Fund officials on the first day of a five-day visit here that will also see him attending the World Bank annual general meeting. During the week, Mitchell will also attend a Commonwealth finance minister’s meeting and also lead the […More]

Chinese company offers new town for Barbuda

October 13, 2017 admin 0

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — A Chinese firm specializing in energy and housing met with the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda on Wednesday. The company showed interest in constructing a new town in Barbuda, according to Cabinet notes. They proposed to construct a complex of several “high-rise apartment buildings” that could resist hurricane winds exceeding 200 mph, Antigua News Room reported. “The complex […More]

Female passenger from St Lucia detained in Guyana money laundering probe

May 15, 2017 admin 0

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Police in Guyana said that they have arrested and detained a woman who had arrived on a flight from Saint Lucia on Thursday night after she was found to be in possession of US$44,688, which she failed to declare to authorities. The 36-year-old woman had traveled to Saint Lucia recently, reportedly as a visitor. However, she could […More]

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