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BARBADOS | PM Mottley To Meet With CARICOM SG

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will continue to push for the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) this week, when she holds another round of talks with CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in Barbados.
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CUBA Reiterates Solidarity with Palestine's Cause

United Nations, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Alternate Permanent Representative to the UN, Ana Silvia Rodriguez, reiterated today the solidarity of her country with Palestine and expressed serious concern about the dangerous deterioration of the situation in the Middle East.

JAMAICA | Hanna wants water for drought-ravaged St Ann

St. Ann, Jamaica, July 23,2018: People’s National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for South East St Ann Lisa Hanna says the severity of the drought in sections of the parish is threatening life and property and that urgent action must be taken by the Holness government against the ravages of the dry spell.

Namibian Street Renamed in Honour of Marcus Garvey

WINDHOEK,  Namibia, July 23, 2018 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed gratitude to the Government and people of Namibia for naming a street in the capital, Windhoek, in honour of Jamaica’s first national hero, the Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey.

Cuba's Draft Constitution goes to the People for Ratification

Havana, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) The People's Power National Assembly (Parliament) called on Cubans to express their criteria on the Draft Constitution that would replace the cartamagna in force since 1976 with a document according to the transformations under way in the country.

Cuban Parliamentarians Analyze the Draft Constitution

Havana, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Deputies of the National Assembly of People''s Power of Cuba (ANPP)  today began the first ordinary session of the 9th legislature of that body, during which they will analyze the Draft Constitution of the Republic.
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AFRICA | What peace will mean for Eritrea – Africa’s ‘North Korea’

The end of hostilities between Ethiopia and Eritrea has been met with relief in the region as well as globally. But what does it mean for Eritrea, which has been dubbed the North Korea of Africa. The Conversation Africa’s Julius Maina spoke to Martin Plaut about the implications for the small and reclusive state.

JAMAICA | PNP Supports call to action against corruption

Kingston, Jamaica, July 19, 2018:The Parliamentary Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says it is in full support of the Open Letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness by the combined business and civil society groups calling for a meeting to discuss the corruption crisis. In a statement, today, Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips said the party has found common cause with the umbrella grouping including the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ),  Jamaica UmbrellaGroup of Churches (JUGC), National Integrity Action (NIA), Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) and Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), which has presented a six-point plan of action to the Prime Minister to deal with the nepotism, cronyism and favouritism at PetroJam, as well as, “other evils that have long scarred governance of public bodies”. He said the letter was frank and represented a serious call to action to address the issues which are most evident at the state owned oil refinery, PetroJam, NESol and the Universal Service Fund (USF), all of which are case studies of the evils raised by the organisations. Dr. Phillips said the crisis was virtually overtaking the government and fueling the decline in public confidence in the Jamaican authorities  and the PNP remains ready to assist in every way possible, to advance the agenda put forward, and to ensure that good governance practices return to central government operations and all public agencies. The Opposition Leader, said the party would be stepping up the pressure for the removal of the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Andrew Wheatley from the cabinet. He said it was a necessary beginning for the implementation of the proposals by the umbrella grouping and it would be an untidy arrangement for a cabinet Minister to have to be excluded from cabinet deliberations. Dr. Phillips urged the Prime Minister to heed to the urgings of the PSOJ, JUGC, NIA, JCC and JMEA and remove the Minister, who has become a symbol of breaches of established rules against corruption, nepotism, cronyism and favouritism.

Barbados Lagging In Terms Of Planning Law

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados. July 18, 2018 - Barbados is lagging behind the rest of the Caribbean in terms of innovations in planning law and the time has come to move ahead.
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140 Socialist Political Parties Back BDS, Embargo on Israel

The Socialist International, or SI, has endorsed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in their call for the rights of Palestinian people. In doing so, the organization, which is a global alliance of 140 political parties, as well as 35 parties currently in national governments, urged for a military embargo to be imposed against Israel until it ceases its violations against the Palestinian people.
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