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CARICOM Cuba Leaders to talk trade in Havana

KINGSTON, December 5, 2014 - Economic and Trade Relations will be among the issues discussed at the Fifth Summit of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba which takes place in Havana, Cuba on Monday 8 December. The Summit will be preceded on Sunday by a meeting of the Foreign Ministers.

White House demands unconditional release of Alan Goss

Washington, Dec 5.- Amidst the world wide call by the United Nations and the overwhelming  majority of its Member states for the United States to release its fifty year old economic stranglehold against the Cuban government, the White House on Wednesday urged Cuba to release U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross, who is serving a 15-year sentence on the Communist-ruled island after being convicted for subversion.
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St. Kitts E-passports without place of birth, name changes to be replaced

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Decembner 5, 2014 - FOLLOWING Canada’s November 22 imposition of visa requirements for nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis and holders of the Federation’s passports to enter the north American country, the Federal Government will be replacing free of cost all passports that do not reflect the holders’ place of birth and or name changes. 
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Ramotar to announce decision on elections tomorrow

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) December 5, 2014  — President Donald Ramotar will tomorrow announce what position he intends to follow after the Opposition rejected his invitation for dialogue on the deteriorating political environment in the country, a senior government official has said.
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St. Lucia’s economy is on the rebound says Anthony

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Tuesday December 2, 2014, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony says the local economy is beginning to turn around and St. Lucia should return to positive growth by the next financial year.
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Lloyd D'Aguilar booted from West Kingston Enquiry

KINGSTON,  Jamaica December 2, 2014 - As the Tivoli Commission of Enquiry into the May 2010 military incursion in Tivoli Gardens got under way on Tuesday, Chairman of the Commission Sir David Simmonds made good on his threat to boot Lloyd D'Aguilar, convener of the Tivoli Committee from the proceedings of the Commission.

Dwayne Vaz wins Central Westmoreland by-election

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland, December 2, 2014 - People’s National Party’s  (PNP) Dwayne Vaz, as was expected won the Central Westmoreland by election, becoming the fifth PNP candidate to represent the constituency since it was first won by Matthew Uriah Henry in July 1959.

Electors go to the polls in Central Westmoreland By-Election

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland, November 30, 2014 -  Following three weeks of vigourous campaigning, voters of central Westmoreland will go to the polls on Monday to elect a member of parliament to replace former Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke who died in a Florida hospital in August.

Tivoli Gardens Enquiry begins today

KINGSTON, Jamaica, December 1, 2014 – The  commission of enquiry into the 2010 Tivoli Gardens incursion by the security forces, which left approximately seventy civilians and two members of the security forces dead, is set to begin today at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.

Jamaica's youth urged to make themselves marketable

KINGSTON, Jamaica, November 30, 2014 – Jamaica’s Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna, is urging Jamaica’s youth to prepare to compete in the changing global labour market, by making themselves marketable and creating their own opportunities for employment.

Haitian PM Stresses Role of CARICOM and upcoming Cuban Summit

HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 27 (acn) Haiti´s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe stressed the need for regional countries to keep struggling shoulder to shoulder for the wellbeing of their peoples as Havana readies to host the 5th Summit of Cuba and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on December 8.
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Professor wants the Creation of Economic Clusters

MONTEGO BAY, November 28, 2014 - Professor of International Business and Executive Director of the Mona School of Business Management at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Densil Williams, says the time has come for the creation of economic clusters among businesses across the island.

Manning wants to know whay he is being disciplined

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad November 28, 2014 - Former T&T Prime Minister and PNM leader Patrick Manning wants to know why he is being hauled before the party’s national executive for disciplinary action.
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OPM Communication committed to media, truth and good order

KINGSTON, Jamaica November 28, 2014 - Director of Communications in the Office of the Prime Minister Huntley Medley, says media reports on the unfortunate developments at the Jamaica House Media Briefing on Wednesday, November 26 have not all conveyed the position and views of the Communication and Public Affairs Department of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).

JLP blocked from removing NW St. Ann caretaker

KINGSTON, Jamaica November 28, 2014 - The Supreme Court has granted an injunction blocking the opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) from removing former North West St Ann Member of  Parliament, Othneil Lawrence, as caretaker for the constituency.

Prime Minister urges bipartisan support for the CCJ bills

KINGSTON, Jamaica November 27, 2014 - Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has appealed for bi-partisan consensus in support of the  the move by the Government to adopt the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as Jamaica’s final appellate court, which she says will ensure access to justice for all Jamaicans.

Prime Minister bolsters NHT board

KINGSTON, Jamaica Nov. 25, 2014- Cabinet has decided to retain the existing Board of the National Housing Trust (NHT) in defiance of the Jamaica Labour Party's demand that the entire Board be fired over the purchase of the Orange Vale property in Trelawny.

Gonsalves misinterpreting IMF evaluation says Eustace

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Tuesday November 25, 2014 – Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace says the Ralph Gonsalves administration is misinterpreting the evaluation of the economy given by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
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Voting History Of Westmoreland Central (1944-2014)

Between 1944 and 1959, the number of registered voters on list moved from 663,069 to 853,539, an increase of 190,470 (28.7%). As a result of a change in the Constitution, 45 constituencies were provided for in Jamaica, an increase of 13 over the 32 that had been fixed from 1944.

Some new assurances on CARICOM free movement

WHILE VARIOUS governments of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) are in the process of making new efforts to facilitate hassle-free intra-regional movement, the Secretary General, Irwin LaRocque, is seeking to inspire confidence for fresh efforts underway to honour the letter and spirit of the regional integration movement.
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Constitutional motion on Proceeds of Crime Act to be heard next February

KINGSTON, November 24, 2014 - The constitutional motion brought by the Jamaican Bar Association challenging the amended Proceeds of Crime Act and The Legal Profession Act, is to be heard by the Constitutional Court on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of February 2015. The case was brought against the Attorney General and the General Legal Council.

What Obama's Immigration Action Actually Does

The broad executive action on immigration that President Obama announced on Thursday night could shield nearly half of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants now believed to be in the U.S. from deportation. But the move is much bigger than that.
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Guyana Opposition wants immediate elections

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Nov. 23, 2014 – Guyana’s Opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has called for general elections, in light of the prorogation or suspension of Parliament by the President and the apparent deadlock between the government and the opposition.
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