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JAMAICA | Ramharrack paid $2.7 million in performance incentive

KINGSTON, February 14, 2019 -  Documents tabled Tuesday in the House of Representatives have revealed that former human resource manager at Petrojam Yolande Ramharrack, as part of her separation package, was paid a $2.7 million performance incentive despite a questionable performance appraisal.

JAMAICA | PNP Welcomes Dialogue with Venezuela

KINGSTON, Jamaica. February 12, 2019: The Opposition People’s National Party has welcomed the about turn of the government in opening dialogue with the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to arrive at an agreed settlement on the purchase of the 49% shares in the Petrojam Oil Refinery.
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GUYANA | AG asks Court of Appeal to Keep President, Cabinet in Office

GEORGETOWN, February 11, 20-19 - Guyana's Attorney General, Basil Williams has asked the Court of Appeal to allow President David Granger and his Cabinet tyo remain in office until the appeal courts decide whether to overturn or uphold a High Court ruling that the no-confidence motion was validly passed.
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JAMAICA | PNP Condemns Killing of Former PNP Cllr Madge Morris

Kingston, Jamaica, February 10, 2019: The President of the People’s National Party, Dr. Peter Phillips, M.P., and the entire leadership of the Party are expressing shock and sadness by the news of the tragic death of former PNP Councillor Madge Morris for the White Horses Division in St Thomas.
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CARICOM, Mexico, Uruguay search for Venezuela Solution

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, February 7, 2019 - The governments of Mexico, Uruguay and the Caribbean Community are meeting in Montevideo today, to formally propose and discuss a four phased negotiating process called the “Montevideo Mechanism” in an effort to solve the situation in Venezuela where, National Assembly Leader Juan Guaidó has declared and installed himself interim president of that country.

CARIFORUM | Regional Adolescent Training Workshop opens

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, February 5, 2019 - Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Assistant Secretary-General (ASG), Dr. Douglas Slater, emphasised the critical link between human resource development and economic development and, in this regard, the importance of treatment and rehabilitation for persons with problematic drug use and misuse.
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JAMAICA | NCU to increase enrollment in Nursing Programme

Washington DC, February 5, 2019 - Northern Caribbean University (NCU) and Washington Adventist University (WAU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding under which NCU’s nursing program will see enrollment increase from 110 to 1,000 students yearly.
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GUYANA | Attorney General appeals Chief Justice ruling on no-confidence motion

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, February 5, 2019 - Attorney General Basil Williams has filed an appeal against the decision of Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire  in which she found that the no-confidence motion against trhe government was validly passed and that the President and Cabinet should have resigned immediately.
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United States slaps Ghana with visa Sanctions

WASHINGTON, DC. February 5, 2019 - The Department of Homeland Security in the United States, has announced the imposition of  visa sanctions on Ghana as a result of the country's failure to accept Ghanaian nationals who have been deported from the U.S.
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CARICOM to Attend Uruguay Meeting on Venezuela

Chairman of CARICOM and Prime Minister of St. Kitts-Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris, will lead a CARICOM delegation to Uruguay for an international meeting on the ongoing political situation in Venezuela  on February 7.

GUYANA | Granger Won't Resign- Will exhaust Appeals

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, February 3, 20-19 - Despite pressure from the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) for the government to resign, President David Granger on Sunday says he will not resign and that government will remain in office while the  no-confidence motion case is appealed right up to the Caribbean Court of Justice.
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Trump Admin Pressured Spain Gov't to Support US-Backed Coup in Venezuela: Report

MADRID, Spain, Feb 2, 2019 - The United States has exerted considerable pressure on the left-leaning government in Spain, led by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, in order to come out against the Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro, recognize the opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido as the country “interim president,” and not to endorse or participate in any talks or dialogue between the opposition and the government,  the Spanish newspaper El Pais reported Friday.

GUYANA | Jagdeo wants immediate elections

GEORGETOWN, February 2, 2019 - On the heels of a favourable High Court ruling on last month’s no-confidence motion,Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, is adamant that elections are held within  the 90 day timeframe given by the Guyana constitution, and  has threatened to  court action to have the Elections Commission (GECOM) hold elections by March 19.
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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO | Rowley meets with US rep to the UN

NEW YORK,  NY, Jan 29, 2019 -Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley yesterday met with the US representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Jonathan Cohen, during a bilateral meeting between countries to discuss the unfurling political crisis in Venezuela.
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