WASHINGTON, Mar 3, CMC – The United States Friday named several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries as major illicit drug producing and major drug-transit countries with some regional countries also being major money laundering countries.
WASHINGTON, Feb 4, CMC – A study undertaken by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates the direct annual cost of crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean at US$261 billion or 3.55 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”
Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, feminist and political figure
WASHINGTON, Dec 24, CMC – From the Zika epidemic and the birth of thousands of babies with congenital malformations, through the declaration of measles as eliminated from the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says 2016 is a year of “serious challenges and important successes” for health in the Caribbean and other places in the Americas.
WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2016 - Jamaica’s ambassador to the United States, H.E. Audrey Marks, has welcomed President Obama’s signing into law, of the recently passed United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act (H.R. 4939), aimed at strengthening the United States’ engagement with the Caribbean.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Dec 16, CMC – The unemployment rate in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) reached 8.1 per cent in 2016, the highest level in a decade, amid an economic contraction that has also affected the quality of employment, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has said.