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CARICOM | SG posits all-inclusive approach to strengthening CARICOM

CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana -    Building a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that is hardened to shocks requires an approach that embraces the talents, skills and resources of all actors of society, CARICOM Secretary-General said recently.
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CARICOM Crime & Violence Summit set for April in Trinidad

CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana - The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is not happy with the high level of crime and violence affecting member states and will convene a multidisciplinary summit on Security in April to have “frank discussions” given the continuing high rates of crime and violence in the Community. 
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CARICOM | Fixed single CARICOM telecom roaming rate coming

CARICOM Secretariat,Georgetown, Guyana February 18, 2020 -  Community governance, a fixed single CARICOM roaming rate and a unified regional approach were among the key highlights of Chair of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM),  Mia Amor Mottley, when she addressed the opening of the Thirty-First Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference in Barbados.
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JAMAICA | Holness pulls out of CARICOM's Barbados Meeting

KINGSTON, February 18, 2020 – Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness, will be a ‘no-show’ at the annual two-day Inter-Sessional meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) now taking place in Barbados under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley at  the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.
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CARICOM Heads to tackle wide ranging agenda

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government meet in Barbados, 18-19 February 2020, with issues ranging from current public health concerns to strengthening ties with Africa before them.
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Trump Deploys Elite Border Patrol Units to Make Arrests in Sanctuary Cities

WASHINGTON, DC, February 16, 2020 — Undocumented immigrants from the Caribbean, Latin America, and Africa who live in Sanctuary cities such as New York Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, are not at all happy with the decision by US president Donald Trump to deploy Border Patrol Agents with Special Forces-type training to help with arrests and enforce immigration laws.
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JAMAICA | Jackson wants farmlands to remain in Agriculture

KINGSTON, Jamaica, February 16, 2020: Member of Parliament for South St Catherine and chairman of the People’s National Party (PNP) Fitz Jackson, says lands leased by joint venture company Celestial Farms, from Sugar Company Holdings (SCJ) three months ago, is not in conflict with his stated opposition to the use of prime agricultural lands in Bernard Lodge for housing and commercial activities.
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Jamaica commemorates Cuban National Day

Kingston, Jamaica, February 10 2020 - The Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Kingstonl celebrated the 61st Anniversary of the Triumph of the Revolution in a colourful ceremony, marked by a high attendance of friends of Cuba.
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JAMAICA | JLP welcomes decision by Councillor Kari Douglas

KINGSTON, February 12, 2020 - Chairman of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Robert Montague, says the JLP welcomes the decision by Councillor for the Trafalgar Division, Kari Douglas, to cross the floor of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Council (KSAMC) and join the ranks of the JLP.
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CARICOM | Justin Trudeau Guest at CARICOM Intersessional Meeting in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, February 12, 2020 - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, will be Special Guest when Barbados host the 31st Intersessional Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) next Tuesday and Wednesday, February 18- 19, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael).
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GUYANA | ICJ to hear Guyana/Venezuela border Case March 23

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Wednesday February 12, 2020 – The International Court of Justice, the ICJ says it will be hearing arguments in the border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela from the 23rd to the 27th March at the Court in the Hague.
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CARICOM | CARICOM Chair concerned about Regional Violence

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, February 5, 2020 - CARICOM Chairman, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, is concerned about the high levels of violence affecting member states of the Region and wants leaders to move with the same level of alacrity to address violence as it is using to take on the global threat of the novel coronavirus.
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JAMAICA | March 2 By Election Date for SE Clarendon – PNP refuse to contest

KINGSTON, Jamaica, February 5, 2020 - Consequent upon the resignation of Rudyard Spencer as Member of Parliament for Clarendon South Eastern, Prime Minister and leader of the JLP Andrew Holness has announced that a By Election to fill the vacancy in that constituency will be held on March 2, 2020, with nomination day set for the 12th of February.
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CARICOM | Suriname reaffirms commitment to CARICOM

 GEORGETOWN, Guyana, February 3, 2020 -  The Republic of Suriname has reaffirmed its commitment to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) through a new ambassador who was accredited by the CARICOM Secretary-General on Wednesday 30 January 2020.
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GUYANA | LJP Leader Shuman says his candidacy is Legal

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, Feb. 2, 2020 - The leader of the Liberty and Justice Party (LJP), Lenox Shuman says by his actions, his candidacy is constitutional, and if the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) thinks otherwise, that elections management agency should go to the High Court for an order to remove him as a candidate.
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JAMAICA | Jackson hold talks with Hartford Police Chief

HARTFORD, Connecticut February 2, 2020: Shadow Minister of National Security and Chairman of the People's National Party (PNP) Fitz Jackson, today held what the PNP said were  successful meetings with the Police Chief of the city of Hartford, Connecticut, Jason C Thody.

CARICOM | Health Ministers to hold Emergency Meeting on deadly Coronavirus

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) February 1, 2020 - The Region’s Health Ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Monday 3 February on the novel Coronavirus which the World Health Organisation has now classified as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
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GUYANA | “Bloated” final voters list ready - elections commissioner

GEORGETOWN,  January 30, 2020 - As the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) prepares to certify the final voters list, also called the Official List of Electors (OLE), containing 661,028 persons, at least one pro-coalition elections commissioner on Tuesday reiterated that the roll is bloated.
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DIASPORA | US Green Card now linked to use of public benefits

WASHINGTON, January 28, 2020 -  As members of the Caribbean diaspora continue to be buffeted by the uncertainty of the Trump administration policies in relation to immigrantion, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the government can implement a policy connecting the use of public benefits with whether immigrants can become permanent residents.
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JAMAICA | State of Emergency announced for Eastern Kingston

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, January 26, 2020 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness, today announced yet another State of Emergency for the Corporate Area. This time, a State of Public Emergency (SOE) is now in effect for the Eastern Kingston Police Division.
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