COUNCIL MEMBER WILLIAMS PLEADS NOT GUILTY FOLLOWING DEPORTATION PROTEST

March 22, 2018 admin 0

NEW YORK, NY: New York County Criminal Court, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams pleaded not guilty to charges of obstructing an emergency medical vehicle stemming from the January 11 protest of the detention and imminent deportation of immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir. Williams appeared before a judge today alongside sixteen other protesters who were arrested with the Council Member for their roles in […More]

Free Legal Aid Offered to Small-Business Owners Squeezed by Landlords

March 22, 2018 admin 0

Business owners getting squeezed by their landlords can get free lawyers from the city to help with their leases under a new program being launched this week. The $2.4 million program will give small-business owners 40 hours of legal aid to help them deal with landlords trying to boot them from their storefront or jack up the rent, or with […More]

Jamaica Courts: Chief Justice plans to implement time standards for courts

March 15, 2018 admin 0

Jamaica Courts: Chief Justice plans to implement time standards for courts Chief Justice Brian Sykes has said he will be engaging a time standard model in the courts as a means of measuring the delivery of service. He made the disclosure Thursday morning after being sworn in at King’s House. Justice Sykes said a time standard document produced at the […More]

St Vincent Prime Minister wraps up official visit to Suriname

March 15, 2018 admin 0

St Vincent Prime Minister wraps up official visit to Suriname By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Dr Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, wrapped up a four-day official visit to Suriname over the weekend. Gonsalves arrived in Suriname last Wednesday to discuss bilateral issues with Suriname’s president Desi Bouterse immediately following the two-day meeting of the […More]

GRENADA ELECTION: Grenada PM denies suppressing media leading up to election, remains confident of victory

March 15, 2018 admin 0

GRENADA ELECTION: Grenada PM denies suppressing media leading up to election, remains confident of victory By Youri Kemp ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — The New National Party (NNP) leader, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, has denied allegations that members of his party tried to shut down media houses, particularly those in opposition to him, in the run up to the Grenada […More]

Corruption on the rise in the Caribbean

March 15, 2018 admin 0

Corruption on the rise in the Caribbean By LK Hewlett BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Corruption is on the rise in Latin America and the Caribbean, says Transparency International, an organization dedicated to fighting corruption on a global scale. The agency described corruption as a scourge that hurts ordinary people every day across the region, which when they speak out […More]

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]

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