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JAMAICA | Ja' Government could have done more for the fishermen says ACLU

KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 20, 2019 - Steven Watt, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) attorney for the four Jamaican fishermen who are suing the US Coast Guard for inhumane treatment, says the Ministry was aware of the fishermen’s detention and could have done significantly more to notify family members that the men were in custody.

JAMAICA | Chang to hold talks with US Embassy over Fishermen Affair

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, June 19, 2019 - As the developments unfold in the case of the five Jamaican fishermen who were detained, mistreated and jailed by the United States Coast Guard in 2017 on suspicion of drug smuggling, National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang is to meet with US Embassy officials next week, to get more information.

JAMAICA | Nat Security & Foreign Affairs Ministers failed in their duty to the Fishermen says Hanna

KINGSTON, Jamaica. June 19, 2019: The People’s National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Lisa Hanna, M.P., says the Government of Jamaica must provide the country with a detailed explanation of its role to facilitate the actions of the United States Government which led to the incarceration of five Jamaican fishermen in Haitian waters before being taken to the United States.

JAMAICA | SOE doing little to halt murders in St James, says Hylton

MONTEGO BAY,  St. James, Jamaica, June 18, 2019 -   People's National Party (PNP) caretaker/candidate for Central St James, Andre Hylton says the ongoing State of Emergency recently declared for St. James is doing little to halt the latest spate of murders gripping the parish.

JAMAICA | AG's Chambers to advise Gov't on PDVSA Share Seizure

KINGSTON,  Jamaica June 18, 2019 - Following the request from Venezuela's Juan Guido for the Jamaican government to reconsider  seizure of  Venezuelan interest in Petrojam, Jamaica's Attorney General is to advise on the next steps to address the legal developments in the compulsory shares acquisition of the local oil refinery, Petrojam Limited. 

UWI Cave Hill Campus to Train Ghanaian Doctors

KINGSTON,  Jamaicva June 16, 2019 - The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill campus has entered into an agreement with the University of Ghana (UG), for students to study medicine in the Caribbean.

Jamaica and Ghana Arranging Reciprocal Visa Free Travel

KINGSTON,  Jamaica June 16, 2019 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Danka Akufo-Addo yesterday  held bilateral discussions aimed at strengthening trade, investment and the movement of people, goods and services between the two countries.

JAMAICA | Gov't Investigating Treatment of Ja Fishermen by US Coast Guard

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday June 14, 2019 – The Opposition PNP wants to know whether the detention of five Jamaican fishermen off the coast of Haiti by the United States Coast Guard in 2017 breached the US- Jamaica Shiprider Agreement aimed at controlling the flow of illicit drugs within the Caribbean.

CARICOM reaffirms great value of relations with Cuba

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, June 14, 2019 - Even as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Friday reaffirmed the great value it attaches to ties with Cuba, it reiterated its call for an immediate and unconditional end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States on Cuba.
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CARICOM | Cuba reinforces its ties with the Caribbean

Kingston, Jamaica, 12 June 2019. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Mr. Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, will today participate in the Sixth Meeting of CARICOM-Cuba Foreign Ministers to be held in Guyana, following his one week tour of several sister nations of the Caribbean. The tour began on Tuesday and will last until June 18, taking him to Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia, Guyana and Barbados.
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JAMAICA | Richard Byles is the new governor of the Bank of Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica June 14, 2019 - Former CEO of Sagicor Jamaica and  foirmer Co-Chair of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) which was formed to monitor Jamaica's performance under its IMF agreement, Richard Byles, is to be the new Governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ).

TRINIDAD | Rowley meets with Cuban Foreign Minister

PORT-OF-SPAIN,  Trinidad and Tobago, June 12, 2019 - Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, on Wednesday, on Wednesday met with Trinidad and Tobago's  Prime Minister  Dr. Keith Rowley    as part of his tour to several Caribbean countries ahead of the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba summit on Friday in Guyana.
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CARICOM | Colombia is willing to participate in CARIFESTA

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, June 12, 2019 - Colombia’s new Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Wednesday said her country will make every effort to participate in the Caribbean mega festival of arts: CARIFESTA XIV, scheduled for August 16-25 in Trinidad and Tobago.
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Haitian Lawmakers Ask Senate to Indict President Moïse

PORT-AU-PRINCE,  Haiti, June 12, 2019 - Twenty Haitian members of the house of representatives presented a letter to the head of the Senate and to Vice President Gary Bodeau Tuesday, urging them to officially accuse President Jovenel Moïse of corruption, funds misappropriation, and repeated Constitution violations.
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JAMAICA | Phillips wants PM to instruct CMU to turn over documents to Police

KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 12, 2019 - Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition and President of the People’s National Party, Dr Peter Phillips, says Prime Minister Andrew Holness has a duty to immediately instruct the leadership of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) to hand over all the requested documents to the police and the Financial Investigations Division (FID) and cease impeding the criminal investigation being undertaken.

CARICOM | List of Countries Targeted for Reparations Expanded

KINGSTON, June 12, 2019 -  Vice-Chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), Prof Verene Shepherd has revealed that the CRC was in the process of preparing a new round of letters of demand to be presented to additional countries identified as participants in the trafficking of enslaved Africans to the Caribbean.
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Palestinians Slam US Ambassador to Israel's Annexation Remarks

Reacting to comments by the U.S. ambassador in Israel, Palestine Liberation Organization Chief Saeb Erekat said Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump's vision of Palestine was "annexation of occupied territory, a war crime according to international law."

CARICOM | Harris Hails St. Vincent on election to Security Council

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, June 8, 2019 - Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris, has hailed the election of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations Security Council as a victory for small states.
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