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CARICOM Bemoans the Escalation of Violence in Venezuela

GEORGETOWN,Guyana, May 3, 2019 - The Caribbean Community has noted with concern the turn of events in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the potential they hold for the escalation of the political crisis and further violence to the detriment of the people of the country.
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Phillips wants Auditor General to probe sale of Bernard Lodge lands

KINGSTON, Jamaica, May 2, 2019: Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips, has asked the Auditor General to shine the searchlight on the sale of prime farming lands in Bernard Lodge, St. Catherine. The lands, which were occupied by farmers, are to be sold to developers for housing projects.

GUYANA | Dr. Karen Cummings Replaces Greenidge as Foreign Affairs Minister

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, May 2, 2019 - President David Granger has appointed Dr. Karen Cummings to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs, following  the resignation of Carl Greenidge who has Guyanese and British citizenship. The Courts have ruled that it is  not constitutional for parliamentarians to have dual citizenship.
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JAMAICA | PNP says National Security Facing an Existential Crisis

KINGSTON, Jamaica. May 2, 2019: The People’s National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of National Security, Fitz Jackson, says the announced ‘reformation’ of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) appears to have emanated from an ongoing internal crisis in the national security apparatus and the loose leadership and administration of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

Venezuelan Govt Says Guaido Coup Failed

Caracas, Apr 30,  The president of Venezuela''s National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Diosdado Cabello, assured today that further right-wing coup attempts in the country will be defeated.

CARICOM urges US to maintain duty-free market access

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, April 30, 2019 - CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has expressed CARICOM’s interest in the renewal of legislation for the extension of the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) and the WTO waiver beyond December 2019 to allow continued duty-free access to the US market.
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JAMAICA | Pol Com needs to assure public in face of rogue cops' shooting incident

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 30, 2019: The People’s National Party’s (PNP) Shadow Minister of National Security, Mr. Fitz Jackson, M.P., says he is concerned about a dossier of information surrounding the shooting incident on the Old Harbour Road, involving rogue cops who were on suspension, but maintained possession of their service weapons and use of a service vehicle.

JAMAICA | Vaz Rejects Contractor General's Report on UDC Property Sale as False

KINGSTON, April 30, 2019 - Minister without portfolio with responsibility for Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, is  not a happy man. He is strongly rejecting as false, disingenuous and without evidence, a claim by former Contractor General, Dirk Harrison, that in relation to the sale of  Rooms on the Beach to Puerto Caribe Properties Limited, the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), was "unable to negotiate freely and from a position of strength because of the direct involvement of Minister Vaz and other state agencies."

JAMAICA | PNP Leader opposes mass detention approach to crime fighting

MONTEGO BAY, April 30, 2019 - Against the background of today's announcement of states of emergency (SOE) to be reimposed in St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland due to an upsurge in murders, the Peoples National Party (PNP) remains firmly opposed to its reintroduction primarily due to the SOE’s dependence on mass detention of young men as the basis of its crime suppression strategy.

CARICOM | Member States urged to adopt CDF Cohesion Policy

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, April 29, 2019 - CARICOM Member States are being warned that they may not be able to benefit from the CARICOM Development Fund, CDF, if they fail to complete the long overdue national consultations, to enable the formulation and implementation of interventions designed to build economic esilience, sustainable economic growth and development.
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CARICOM | Region's Trade Ministers urged to Expedite CSME Implementation

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, April 29, 2019 - CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has urged the Region's trade ministers to expedite the work of the Council for Trade and Economic Development, COTED, in order to further the development of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME)  within the time frame set by Heads of Government.
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CARICOM leaders to discuss security matters in T&T Next Week

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad April 27, 2019 - Trinidad and Tobago will host Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders for a one day high level security meeting, early next month to discuss a wide range of security matters within the 15-member regional integration movement.
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JAMAICA | Dr. Andre Haughton takes his seat in the Senate

MONTEGO BAY, April 29, 2019 - Newly-appointed Opposition Senator Dr Andre Haughton was on Friday sworn in as a senator, replacing Montego Bay businessman Noel Sloley who resigned after spending some two decades in the upper chamber, representing Montego Bay and western Jamaica.
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Venezuelans Celebrate Maduro's Withdrawal from the OAS

Caracas, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of thousands of people, yesterday  gathered throughout Venezuela to celebrate the country's official departure from the Organization of American States (OAS), which occurs two years after President Nicolas Maduro sent a letter saying that this institution promotes attacks and aggressions against the South American country.

GUYANA | Granger Shuffles his Cabinet- Dual Citizens out !

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, April 26, 2019 - Guyana’s President David Granger has shuffled his cabinet to take into consideration a High Court ruling that lawmakers with dual citizenship are not constitutional and have asked them to resign.
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Trump cracks down on high visa overstay - US May require admission bonds

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 27, 2019 - If U.S. President Donald Trump has his way, prospective visitors to the United States will not only have to contend with the high cost of a visa,  but could also be ordered to post an “admission bond” that would be repaid once they leave the country.
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CARICOM |4 Caricom Leaders Leave OAS Meeting to Boycott Guaido Rep

WASHINGTON DC, April 25, 2019 - Ambassadors from four Caribbean countries—St Vincent, Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago—boycotted the spokesperson for the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, before he addressed the Organization of American States (OAS) in New York.
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Freedom Day in South Africa – a reminder of unfinished business

South Africans celebrate Freedom Day on April 27 every year to mark the country’s first democratic elections in 1994. A quarter of a century later, though, questions remain: how much and whose freedom is to be celebrated?The differing answers among voters might affect the results of the national elections on 8 May.
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