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JAMAICA | PNP assured of no change to Security Arrangements after SOE ends

KINGSTON, Jamaica. December 15, 2018: The People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of National Security, Fitz Jackson, says he has received assurances from the Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson that the Joint Command will maintain its presence in St James and other areas where the emergency powers have been declared to curtail the scourge of crime and violence.

JAMAICA | Gov't Must Move to Secure Communities

KINGSTON, Jamaica, December 15, 2018: The People's National Party Women’s Movement (PNPWM) is calling on the Government to utilize the resources of the state to strengthen police intelligence and increase security presence in violence-torn communities so that citizens can be assured of their safety in the post States of Emergency period.

JAMAICA | ST. James PNP Cllrs support Opposition vote on SOE

St. James, Jamaica, December 14, 2018: The People’s National Party (PNP) councillors in the St. James Municipal Corporation have expressed support for the Parliamentary Opposition in their withdrawal of support for any further extensions of the State of Emergency (SOE) in the parish.
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CARICOM SG holds talks with Aruba on Associate Membership

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque met on Wednesday with Prime Minister of Aruba Hon Evelyn Wever-Croes on Associate Membership in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  for the Dutch Territory. The Secretary-General will also go on to visit Curacao and St. Maarten this week.
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JAMAICA |Citizens' rights must be protected says Phillips

KINGSTON, December 13, 2018 - The Parliamentary Opposition says it is aware of the political implications of its decision to vote against an extension to the States of Public Emergency, however, it is the right thing to do. Security measures that currently obtain under the state of emergency (SOE) can continue, but without infringing on the rights of citizens.

JAMAICA | PNP wants to meet with Private Sector leadership

Kingston, Jamaica, December 13, 2018. - Today's request by Leader of the Opposition PNP , Dr. Peter Phillips, for an urgent meeting through PSOJ President Howard Mitchell, to fully ventilate all the issues involved in the Opposition’s vote against further extensions of the States of Emergancy (SOE) was quickly taken op by the PSOJ.

TRINIDAD | Rowley making every effort to protect the CSME

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, December 12, 2018 - Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has told parliament that CARICOM represents a very important market to Trinidad and Tobago, and "we must do every reasonable thing to protect its existence, its health and its growth."
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JAMAICA | Opposition vote against extending States of Emergency - Private Sector Concerned

KINGSTON, December 12, 2018 - Jamaica's major private sector organizations want to meet with the government and the opposition People's National Party (PNP) to address concerns and review the issues surrounding the decision to end the states of public emergency, following last night's vote against the extension of the states of public emergency (SOEs) in St James, St Catherine North and sections of the Corporate Area.

JAMAICA | PM's response to Energy Audit 'Wishy-Washy" says Phillips

KINGSTON,  Jamaica December 11, 2018 - Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips has chided Prime Minister Andrew Holness for what he discribed as his 'wishy-washy' proposals to deal with the oversight and accountability at Petrojam, and continues to sidestep the main issues raised by  the Auditor General.

GUYANA | Opposition inists PM vacates Assembly while acting as president

GEORGETOWN, December 10, 2018 - Guyana's Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), in its effort to derail the coalition government while President David Granger is away in Cuba for cancer treatment, is insisting that Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo vacates his seat in the National Assembly while performing presidential duties.
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CARICOM | CCJ Issues Record Number of Judgments in 2018

During 2018, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) issued 34 judgments and reasons for decision, its highest number of judgments delivered in a calendar year since it began its operations in 2005. Throughout that period, the CCJ also heard 28 new matters in both its Original and its Appellate Jurisdictions.
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Ties between African countries and China are complex. Understanding this matters

The complex relationship between Africa and China has become even more complicated this year. Initially, 2018 was set to reaffirm the bond through the latest Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit held in Beijing in September. The summit delivered its usual pageant of African leaders, side deals, and the announcement of a USD$60 billion financing package. The year also saw the recurrence of misgivings about the relationship.

JAMAICA | CARICOM has committed to "move from Talk to Action" says Holness

KINGSTON, Jamaica, December 5, 2019 - Chairman of CARICOM, Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness says this week's two day meeting on the CARICOM Single Market in Trinidad has placed the region on the path towards making the CSME more effective and more responsive to the needs of Community nationals."We have committed to move from TALK to ACTION."
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JAMAICA | The PNP Wants a Forensic Audit at Petrojam

KINGSTON, December 5, 2018 - The People’s National Party is calling for a forensic audit to be conducted at Petrojam following the report of the Auditor General into operations at the state owned entity. The Party notes that the AG’s report confirms a number of the concerns that it raised from as far back as May of this year.

CARICOM | CSME given new lifeline at 2-day meeting in Port-of-Spain

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, December 5, 2018  - The CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) has been given a lifeline. This follows recommendations from a special two-day meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, called to deal exclusively with the regional grouping's flagship project, the CSME, at Port of Spain, Trinidad.
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GUYANA | President Granger in Cuba for second round of treatment

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – December 4, 2018 -  Guyana's President David Granger, is now in the Republic of Cuba, where he will undergo a second round of treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a type of cancer with which he was diagnosed earlier this year, at the Centro de Investigaciones Médico Quirúrgicas (CIMEQ).
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CARICOM | Holness questions commitment of some Heads to the CSME

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad , December 4, 2018 –CARICOM Chairman, Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness has pointed to the “fundamental question of commitment” and the uneven implementation of the CARICOM Single Market (CSME) as among the issues he hopes will be addressed during the two day Special Summit on the Single Market being held in Port of Spain Trinidad.
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Denmark to Isolate Unwanted Asylum Seekers on 'Virus' Island

Asylum seekers in Denmark are being shipped to ‘Virus Island,’ a small stony inlet in the Baltic Sea, the right-wing Danish People’s Party said this weekend. “They are unwanted in Denmark, and they will feel that,” said Immigration Minister Inger Stojberg.
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