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SOUTH SUDAN | Ceasefire Signed With Hopes For Longterm Peace

The president of South Sudan Salva Kiir, and his former vice president, Riek Machar, signed a ceasefire agreement and conceded they will work towards a power-sharing government that many hope will lead to a lasting peace for the world’s youngest country embroiled for the past five years in a civil war that has killed thousands and displaced millions.

Six Terrorists Involved in Attack on Maduro Arrested

Venezuela's interior minister Nestor Reverol said on Sunday afternoon that six people had been arrested in the case of drones loaded with explosives that were used as part of an attack against President Nicolas Maduro a day earlier while he was delivering a speech during a military event.

JAMAICA | PNP Insists: JLP Gov't Can't Justify Keeping The Gas Tax

Kingston, Jamaica, August 5, 2018:  Opposition Shadow Minister of Finance Mark Golding, says if the government had kept the oil hedge insurance in place, the county would now be in a position to collect on the insurance as the world oil price is now higher than the price which would have triggered payments to Jamaica under the insurance purchased in 2015.
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US court orders Trump administration to fully reinstate DACA program

Reuters, August 4, 2018 - A federal judge on Friday ruled that the Trump administration must fully restore a program that protects from deportation some young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children, including accepting new applications for the program.
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JAMAICA | Opposition wants to know the status of the Disabilities Act

KINGSTON, Jamaica, August 3, 2018 -  Opposition Spokesperson on Social Security, Senator Dr. Floyd Morris is calling upon the Minister of Labour and Social Security and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to disclose to the country what is taking place with the implementation of the Disabilities Act.

Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe's general election

Harare, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former ally of Robert Mugabe, narrowly won the country's landmark election, results showed early Friday, in an outcome set to fuel fraud allegations as security forces patrolled the streets to prevent protests.
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JAMAICA | Phillips wants PM to name new Science & Technology Minister

Kingston, Jamaica, August 2, 2018: The Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips says adequate time has now passed since the resignation of Dr. Andrew Wheatley as Minister of Science and Technology for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to provide the nation with information regarding his replacement and future direction and control of the Ministry.

Former Brazilian Minister Amorim Meets With Pope to Dicuss Lula

Brazil's former Minister of Defense and Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, met with Pope Francis in the Vatican early Thursday to discuss the imprisonment of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. He was accompanied by Argentina's former Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers Alberto Fernandez and Chile's former Minister of State Carlos Ominami.

JAMAICA | SMA Chair Trevor Forrest 'Abused Power' and should resign says PNP

KINGSTON, Jamaica, August 1, 2018: The People’s National Party’s (PNP) Shadow Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Julian Robinson has reiterated his call for the resignation of chairman of the Board of Directors of the Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) Mr. Trevor Forrest on the basis of misconduct in office and abuse of power.

JAMAICA | Paulwell wants removal of the hedge levy

KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 31, 2018:  The Opposition Shadow Minister of Energy, Mr Phillip Paulwell, says that the announcement by PetroJam of the record-breaking increases on petroleum products a day before the holiday (Emancipation Day) is unprecedented and unconscionable; and insists that the government removes the Hedge levy to ease the pressure on motorists.

JAMAICA | Mikael Phillips bemoans asphalt shortage

KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 30, 2018: The People’s National Party’s (PNP) Shadow Minister of Transport and Works, Mr. Mikael Phillips, is calling on the government to immediately deal with the critical shortage of asphalt, which has now led to a crisis in the road construction sector as most of the road building and repair projects are now at a standstill.

JAMAICA | Wheatley Bows, Resigns from the Cabinet.

KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 30, 2018 - Minister of Science and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley today succumbed to public pressure, submitting a letter of resignation to Prime Minister Andrew Holness advising that he will immediately step away from his portfolio.

BARBADOS | Prime Minister Mottley Hosts CSME Meeting

GEORGETOWN,  Barbados, July 28, 2018 - The Government of Barbados is continuing to work with the CARICOM Secretariat to ensure that this country fulfills its obligations under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).
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JAMAICA | PNP Wants Spectrum Mgt. Authority Chair, Trevor Forrest, Removed

KINGSTON, Jamaica: July 27, 2018: The Opposition Shadow Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Julian Robinson says the position of the Chairman of the Spectrum Management Authority (SMA), Mr. Trevor Forrest, is untenable considering his vulgar attempt to improperly influence the Authority to hire Mrs Carolyn Warren to the organization.

Jamaica and CARICOM Open to Greater Partnerships – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has pointed to four critical challenges that should be addressed on multiple fronts by global leaders. During his historic address to world leaders at the 10thBRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, today (Friday July 27), Prime Minister Holness said leaders should enhance productivity, engage in trade, address climate change and ensure social protection, inclusion and empowerment of people. The Prime Minister said focussing on those four areas will “further the cause of sustainable and inclusive economic development and to translate support into action and prosperity” for all. “In Jamaica we are using our limited resources more efficiently to increase production and improve quality of goods and services across sectors.  We are seeking to improve the capacity of small farmers to expand agricultural production higher up the value chain particularly through agro-processing. We are also seeking to provide support to MSMEs to ensure they can participate in the formal economy through access to credit and institutional support,” said Prime Minister Holness. Prime Minister Holness reiterated the need for engagement in trade noting that it is essential for growth in small economies. “For all of us, moving towards a sustainable future requires a determination to build resilience in the way we plan our cities, design transportation and communication infrastructure; and develop key industries across the globe. We join and reiterate the BRICS call for all countries to fully implement the Paris Agreement and for developed countries to provide financial technological and capacity building support to developing countries in this regard,” said the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Holness said leaders have a responsibility to protect and empower the most vulnerable to prevent and reduce the risks of poverty by guaranteeing the provision of basic income security and essential social services. He encouraged the leaders to develop programmes to empower women and address the large and vulnerable youth populations. In the meantime, Prime Minister Holness said Jamaica and CARICOM are ready to work with the global community in support of global unification and economic prosperity. In this regard, Prime Minister Holness said this should be done through enhanced bilateral and multilateral partnerships. The Prime Minister encouraged leaders at the BRICS Summit to make haste in transitioning their economies to drive innovation for sustainable development. Prime Minister Holness wraps up his working visit to South Africa this afternoon.  ---30---
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BRAZIL | Who Is Judge Sergio Moro? Lula's Jailer With No Proof

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was charged, interrogated, convicted and sentenced to over 12 years in prison by Judge Sergio Moro without a shred of evidence. So who exactly is this judicial maverick who's consistently denied higher court rulings favoring Lula's defence team?

JAMAICA | Phillips meets with Business leaders, Chruch and NIA

Kingston, Jamaica, July 25, 2018: The Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, yesterday, met with members of the Private Sector, to discuss issues in leadership, dwindling public trust in the political system and corruption that have been plaguing the nation's system of governance.

JAMAICA |PNPYO wants a 'progressive approach' to minimum wage

July 25, 2018 (Kingston, Jamaica): The People’s National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) says while it welcomes the increase in minimum wages passed in yesterday’s sitting of the House of Representatives, it is not sufficient to meet the needs of the minimum wage earners.

Trinidad and Tobago to discuss Marijuana Legalisation

Trinidad and Tobago's Government has announced plans to create an inter-ministerial committee tasked with organizing town hall meetings throughout the Caribbean country to discuss and debate the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana or cannabis.
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