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Caribbean Countries Need Each Other says Mottley

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, June 19, 2018 - Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is of the firm view that Caribbean countries cannot confront the realities of climate change without cooperating with one another.
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More Focus Needed On Inter-Regional Travel

CASTRIES,  St. Lucia, June 20, 2018 - The time has come for the introduction of inter-island ferry transportation. This is the word from  Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on Monday evening, as she delivered remarks at the opening ceremony of the 65th Meeting of the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States’ (OECS) Authority, in St. Lucia.
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JAMAICA | Opposition calls for strengthening of work permit guidelines

Kingston, Jamaica, June 15, 2018: The Peoples National Party Shadow Minister of Labour and Social Security Horace W. Dalley is of the opinion that the island's Work Permit guidelines must be strengthened to prevent the wanton levels of abuse currently taking place in that department at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.

One Thousand CCTVs to be Installed Islandwide

By year end, 1,000 closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) will be installed by the Government in strategic locations islandwide. These CCTVs will be fully integrated in the monitoring system of the ‘JamaicaEye’ initiative.

JAMAICA | PNP Wants MOCA to Investigate PETROJAM Scandal

KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 20, 2018: The People’s National Party (PNP) says it is time for the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption agency (MOCA) to be called in to investigate the situation at PetroJam Limited, as there are clear indications of what may possibly be fraudulent transactions in the documentation available to the public so far.

Antigua sets November 6 date for CCJ referendum

ST JOHN'S, Antigua —November 6 is the date when Antiguans and Barbudans will vote in a referendum to determine whether the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) would be the nation’s final court of appeal.
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JAMAICA | Cabinet Appoints new Petrojam Board, Summons Management

KINGSTON, June 19, 2018 - Following public criticism over reported irregularities at the island's sole oil refinery, and a demand by the PNP for intervention by Prime Minister Holness, Cabinet has summonned the permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy as well as the senior management at Petrojam to attend next week's meeting of the Cabinet to respond to allegations of mismanagement at the State-run oil refinery.

JAMAICA | Petrojam Directors Resign, Paulwell not yet satisfied

Kingston, Jamaica, June 19, 2018 : Amidst reports that Petrojam Chairman Perceval Badahoo-Singh, and fellow  Jamaican directors Richard Creary and Harold Malcom have resigned from the board, People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Energy Phillip Paulwell says although this is  a step in the right direction, it does not go far enough in addressing the corruption and deepening crisis at the nation's oil refinery.

Jamaican Students Sue US Hotels for Trafficking

CLINTON, Oklahoma, Law360  June 18, 2018, - Jamaican students who arrived in the U.S. on J-1 exchange visitor visas to work at aHoliday Inn Expressand a Hampton Inn sued their hosts in Oklahoma federal court Friday.

CARICOM /CUBA cooperate in trade, disabilities project

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, June 17, 2018 - Assistant Secretary General, Human and Social Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr. Douglas Slater, and Vice Minister of the Republic of Cuba, the Hon. Rogelio Sierra Diaz, have both given a commitment to continue to strengthen relations between CARICOM and Cuba.
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JAMAICA | Wheatley threatens Legal Action Against Golding

KINGSTON, June 17, 2018 - Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley says he is seeking legal advice with the intention of taking legal action against the Opposition Spokesperson on Finance Mark Golding, for what he considers a defamatory Facebook post by Mr Golding.

JAMAICA | NIA's Dr. Trevor Munroe weighs in on Wheatley's Petrojam debacle

KINGSTON, June 17, 2018 - Amidst the furore over what has been described as widescale corruption at the island's oil refinery, Petrojam, anti-corruption campaigner Professor Trevor Munroe yesterday made his contribution to the public debate by demanding that any public official be sanctioned, if investigations confirm breaches of the rules at the state-owned oil refinery.

Haiti permanently bans scandal-hit Oxfam

PORT-AU-PRINCE,  Haiti, June 15, 2018 -  The Haitian Government said yesterday it has permanently banned international charity Oxfam Great Britain from operating in the country following a scandal over sexual misconduct by some of its workers there.

BARBADOS | PM Mottley Reviewing hotel concession agreements like Sandals

BRIDGETOWN, June 15, 2018 - Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mia Mottley says the current system of managing concessions under the Tourism Development Act (TDA) is anything but fair. In fact, she told a gathering of industry stakeholders here on Wednesday that what it had essentially done was to create three classes of hoteliers in the country.
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CCJ dismisses appeal by Barbadian public servant

BRIDGETOWN, June 14, 2018- The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Wednesday said former Barbadian public servant, James Ifill had received a “full, natural justice hearing” as it released the reasons for its ruling in dismissing his appeal after he was compelled to resign on several charges of misconduct.
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Jamaicans netted in U.S. ICE sting operation

NEW YORY, NY, June 14, 2018 - Three Jamaicans were among 91 foreign nationals arrested by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency during a five-day operation in New Jersey that targeted “at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and other immigration violators” — the organisation said in a press release.

CARICOM targets Single Market for practical implementation

CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana   -  New ways of working needed to be found to tackle the implementation deficit of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), Director, Economics Department, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Justin Ram said Friday.
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