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JAMAICA | JLP has no credible solution to gang crisis says Fitz Jackson

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, August 13, 2020: The People’s National Party’s Shadow Minister of National Security, Mr. Fitz Jackson, M.P., says Minister Chang’s latest statement assuring Jamaicans of the JLP’s intention to stem the mushrooming of deadly gangs in communities across the country is nothing more than an electioneering tactic and that the Jamaican people should not believe any such hollow and baseless promises from the Jamaica Labour Party-led government.

T&T | Rowley Victorious, PNM 22, UNC 19 seats, Kamla not conceding

PORT-OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – August 11, 2020 - The analysts were correct. It was indeed a tight race, but by the end of election night, the ruling Peoples National Movement and its leader Dr. Keith Rowley had prevailed over Kamla Persad Bissessar’s UNC by 22 seats to 19. She however, has not conceded defeat.
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JAMAICA | PNP wants housing solutions for displaced residents in St. Ann

ST ANN, JAMAICA, August 10, 2020:   People’s National Party’s candidate for St Ann South West Mr Valenton Wint, says hurried moves by the Andrew Holness-led administration to do an open market development on lands in Alexandria to the exclusion of families previously allocated lots is an insult to them.

GUYANA | Lawyer wants charges dropped against Lowenfield

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, August 10, 2020 - Attorney-at-Law  Nigel Hughes has written Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mrs. Shalimar Ali-Hack asking that she drops all criminal charges filed against Chief Election Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Keith Lowenfield.
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T&T| Undecided voters may decide elections - TT Guardian Media election poll

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, The Guardian - In terms of popularity, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar are in a statistical deadheat going into tomorrow’s general election. This is according to a summary of the national poll and six constituency polls conducted between July and August by HHB and Associates, which showed no discernible difference in popularity between the PNM and UNC political leaders.
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T&T | Trinidadians go to the polls on Monday-Pundits say its a tight race

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, August 9, 2020 – The people of Trinidad and Tobago will go to the polls on Monday, to elect a new government, with both the incumbent People’s National Movement (PNM) led by Dr. Keith Rowley and the Opposition United National Congress (UNC), led by Kamla Persad Bissassor confident of victory.
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BAHAMAS | COVID-19 spread Initiates Nationwide lockdown in the Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas, August 4, 2020 NASSAU, Bahamas, August 4, 2020 - The Bahamas is paying the price for opening up too soon with Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announcing a new two-week lockdown of the entire chain of islands in response to a major spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.
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JAMAICA | Scott-Mottley flays Holness on Locks hairstyle in school

KINGSTON, JAMAICA: AUGUST 2, 2020: The People’s National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Justice, Senator Donna Scott-Mottley has proposed that a policy directive be issued to all schools, ahead of their reopening next month, outlining that no child should be denied access based on natural hairstyles, including locks.

DIASPORA | Jamaica Diaspora Day of Prayer and Fasting: Its Origin and Development

BROOKLYN, NY, August 2, 2020 - Despite living thousands of miles away in lands far from Jamaica's shores, members of the Christian community, have for the past 15 years, annually observed a special day of prayer and fasting for their homeland in the eager hope that the island will be transformed into a haven of peace and comfort.
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JAMAICA | Political parties, private sector sign agreement on crimefighting

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, August 4, 2020- Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader  Dr. Peter Phillips were yesterday joined by other key leaders across a wide cross section of Jamaica’s society as they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as it related to a much anticipated national consensus on crime.

CARICOM congratulates Guyana's new President, Irfan Ali

TURKEYEN, Georgetown, Guyana Aug. 3, 2020-   The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) today congratulated the new president of Guyana, Irfan Ali, and welcomed the conclusion of the Guyana General and Regional Elections of 2 March 2020 with the declaration of the final results.
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GUYANA | GECOM Coalition Commissioners cry foul, advocate fresh elections

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Aug. 2, 2020- The three GECOM Commissioners appointed by the A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change coalition, were not at all happy with the fact that the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield on Sunday presented his report of the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections based on the figures generated from the national vote recount.
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GUYANA | Guyana's New President Dr. Irfan M. Ali Sworn in on Sunday

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, August 2, 2020 - Guyana’s ninth Executive President, 39 year old Dr Irfaan Ali was sworn in on Sunday afternoon, a short while after GECOM made a 2:30 pm declaration that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) had won the March 2 General and Regional elections.
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GUYANA | GECOM cleared to finally announce winner of March 2 General Elections

Georgetown, Guyana Aug. 2, 2020 - The Guyana Elections Commission is to make a declaration on the results of the March 2, National and Regional elections, which is expected to show the opposition Peoples Progressive party winning the elections over the incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC).
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JAMAICA | PNP wants govt to begin hurricane preparation now

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, August 2, 2020: Shadow Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Morais Guy, says as the nation prepares for the hurricane season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a properly choreographed disaster management protocol must be put in place and immediately disseminated to the public to ensure the safety of all Jamaicans.

JAMAICA | PNP Calls on Prime Minister to save JUTC

KINGSTON, JAMAICA: July 30, 2020. The People’s National Party’s (PNP) Shadow Minister of Transport and Works, Mr Mikael Phillips, M.P., is calling for the urgent intervention by the Prime Minister to instruct an emergency rescue plan for the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), as the Auditor General’s Performance Audit Report indicates the imminent disaster and possibly closure.

JAMAICA | Supreme Court Ruling on dreadlocked school girl shocks Jamaicans

KINGSTON, Jamaica August 1, 2020 - Jamaicans of all stripes are this Emancipation Day, questioning the reasoning of the local Supreme Court, which yesterday ruled that the constitutional rights of a five-year-old girl were not breached in 2018 when she was denied access to the Kensington Primary School in Portmore, St Catherine because of her dreadlocked hair.
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JAMAICA | Bunting decries hike in tution fees

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday, July 30, 2020: PNP Spokesperson on Education, Peter Bunting, MP, is concerned about the absence of a comprehensive plan to treat with the commencement of the 2020/2021 academic year. Principal amongst these concerns is the increase in tuition fees which will exacerbate an already dire predicament for many students and parents.

JAMAICA | Opposition PNP wants further clarity from NHF on 'Market Me'

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, July 30, 2020:  PNP Shadow Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Morais Guy, says the Parliamentary Opposition has taken note of a statement issued by the National Health Fund (NHF) in which it sought to clarify a previous statement carried in sections of the media regarding its role in the ongoing 'Market Me' saga.

GUYANA | Trump administration impose visa sanctions against Guyana Officials

WASHINGTON DC, July 30, 2020 - While refusing to comment on his president’s undemocratic suggestion about delaying the US elections and the message that sends to a country like Guyana, Michael Kozak, Assistant US Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere matters, today said he would not comment on President Trump’s statements on “domestic matters.”
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