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CARICOM backs Guyana against Venezuela's border assertions

CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana - March 22, 2015 - The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed concern about recent assertions by Venezuela, in relation to its boundary dispute with Guyana, and has again expressed its hope for an early resolution of the controversy arising from Venezuela's contention that the 1899 Arbitral Award, which settled the boundary between the two countries, is null and void.
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The World Protests Racism

Student groups, community organizations, unions and others have joined global rallies to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across the world Saturday to protest racism.

Obama Accuses Republicans of Blocking Attorney General Nominee

The dispute over Obama's nominee for attorney general has served to reveal deep divisions in U.S. politics. President Barack Obama on Friday accused the Republican-led U.S. Senate of deliberately holding up the nomination of Loretta Lynch, his replacement for U.S. attorney general Eric Holder.

Venezuela: historical precedent shows US wants to intervene

Venezuela's foreign minister told the OAS there is a “real threat” of the United States trying to militarily attack the country. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez accused the United States of aggression Thursday, during an extraordinary session of the Organization of American States (OAS).

Transport Ministry Undertakes Measures to Reduce Road Crashes

State Minister for Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, said a number of measures are to be implemented to reduce road crashes. The measures, which include installing more speed signs, increasing police presence on the streets, and undertaking micro-surfacing of roads, were decided on during a meeting held with stakeholders.

NSWMA board fires its Executive Director

KINGSTON, March 19, 2015  — Amidst the furore arising from the fire at the Riverton City dump and the resultant fall-out which had some of the island’s leading business organizations calling for resignations, the Board of the National Solid Waste Management Authority has fired its Executive Director, Ms Jennifer Edwards.

Greece adopts anti-poverty law despite EU opposition

On Wednesday, Greece’s parliament passed what it called a “humanitarian crisis” bill in order to help the poorest sectors of its population. In a move opposed by representatives from the European Union, the government of left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pushed for housing allowances and emergency food aid to people in need.

60% of Burnt Site at Riverton landfill Covered

KINGSTON, March 19, 2015 - The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is reporting that as of today (March 18) at 12 noon, approximately 60 per cent of the burnt area at the Riverton Disposal Site has been covered.

Professor Verene Shepherd to address UN

University of the West Indies’ Professor Verene Shepherd, has been invited by the United Nations to deliver the keynote address at the special commemorative sitting of the UN General Assembly on Friday.

Hanna Directs CDA to Intensify Community Interventions

The Ministry of Youth and Culture is reporting that the Office of the Children’s Registry receives approximately two hundred and twenty reports of child abuse per week; 11, 440 per year. The parishes accounting for the majority of the abuses are Westmoreland, KSA, St Catherine and St James.

US President Obama to visit Jamaica on April 9

KINGSTON, March 18, 2015 – US President Barack Obama, will pay a State Visit to Jamaica on the 9th April 2015 and will hold bilateral discussions on a range of issues of mutual interest with Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller.

Vin Martin receives posthumous Global Citizen award

WASHINGTON DC, USA - March 15, 2015 - The late former honorary consul of Jamaica to Atlanta, Georgia, and Chairman of the Altanta-Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee, Vin Martin, has been conferred with a major international recognition.
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Granger points fingers at ruling party for Crum-Ewing's killing

CARIBBEAN NEWS DESK - Georgetown, Guyana- March 16, 2015 - Presidential candidate for the opposition coalition, David Granger Saturday night sought to link the gunning down of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing to the ruling People's Progressive Party.
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Holness begins appeal against Constitutional Court ruling

OPPOSITION Leader Andrew Holness yesterday kicked off his appeal against a court decision in February stating that he acted in an "unconstitutional" and "unlawful" way in the manner in which he dismissed Arthur Williams from the Senate in November 2013.

Holness not fit to lead' say senior JLP leaders

JAMAICA OBSERVER,  March 15, 2015 - A faction of prominent members within the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is now contending that disciplinary action should be taken against their leader, Andrew Holness, for "bringing the party into disrepute" with what they described as his trail of missteps and poor decision-making.

Cuba-USA talks continue today

MARCH 16, 2015 - Meetings are scheduled to get underway today between Cuban and U.S. delegations, as part of the process aimed at re-establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Low rating of police force irks Guyana President

President Donald Ramotar has urged the Guyana Police Force to take seriously a United States (US) research that recently found that the local law enforcement agency recorded the lowest level of trust in the Caribbean.
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Kenny Anthony: CARICOM stalled in crossroad of indecision

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, March 11, 2015 (AMG) —While the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) prepares to observe its 42nd year of existence, St. Lucian Prime Minister, Dr. Kenny Anthony, has expressed what he calls an increasing view that the development of the region is being held hostage by member countries not willing to commit.
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Palestinians Ask: The Two-State Solution Or The Two-State Illusion?

Palestinians in the West Bank don't get to vote in Israel's election on Tuesday, but they do have opinions. And at a time when talks toward creating a Palestinian state have stalled, there are Palestinians like Ahmad Aweidah who are seeking alternatives to the traditional call for a two-state solution.

Venezuela's Maduro May Fly to US To Confront Obama in Person

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has suggested that he would be willing to travel to the United States to confront  President Barack Obama directly over his declaration that Venezuela constitutes an “unusual and extraordinary threat" to U.S. national security.
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