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SURINAME | Bouterse loses elections in Paramaribo Constituency

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, June 4, 2020- NDP Chairman president Desi Bouterse has been defeated in the constituency of Paramaribo by VHP party leader Krishnakoemarie Mathoera who amassed 20,379 votes to Bouterse’s 15,545. In the 2015 elections, Bouterse got in excess of 34,000 votes.

JAMAICA | PNP wants a registry of needs for the disabled in crime torn areas

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, June 4, 2020: People’s National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Youth, Gender Affairs, Entertainment, and Sports, MP Denise Daley,says the killing of disabled August Town resident Susan Bogle has once again thrown the spotlight on the tenuous and vulnerable existence of some members of the disabled community, especially in the face of rising crime and the economic hardship, intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

JAMAICA | PNP wants thorough, transparent probe into Susan Bogle's death

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, June 2, 2020:  People's National Party’s (PNP) Shadow Minister of National Security, MP Fitz Jackson, says the shooting death of Ms. Susan Bogle of August Town is a very tragic event for the community and adds to a number of incidents where civilians were either shot and killed or injured in their homes by members of the security forces while on duty.

DIASPORA | NAJASO to Rebrand and Relaunch

WASHINGTON, DC, June 2, 2020 – Newly elected president of The National Association of Jamaican and Supportive Organizations (NAJASO) Dr. Joyce El Ali, plans to rebrand and relaunch the 47-year-old diaspora organization, in an effort to respond to the changing needs of the community.

SURINAME | Santokhi expects NDP to support election of new president

PARAMARIBO – June 1, 2020 -  VHP President and the man who is expected to become the next president of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi says he is seeking cooperation from NDP’s Chairman President Desi Bouterse to cooperate in electing the new president to the National Assembly (DNA).

CUBA | Cuba condemns terrorism and political manipulation

HAVANA, Cuba, June 1, 2020 – Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected what it calls “the slanderous inclusion of Cuba in a US State Department list of countries which are allegedly not cooperating fully with US efforts against terrorism.”
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SURINAME | Santokhi begins coalition talks, Bouterse wants recounts

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, May 29, 2020 - Ahead of the official declarations in Monday’s general elections, negotiations have already begun between the apparent winners, Chandrikapersad Santokhi’s VHP with 20 seats  and  the Abop party led by Ronnie Brunswijk to form a new coalition government in Suriname.

BARBADOS| Mottley Praises Resiliency Of Caribbean People

Bridgetown, May 28, 2020 - The people of the Caribbean have remained resilient, despite the various adversities encountered, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. This is the word from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, as she addressed the Virtual Launch of Pan African Festival TT, in commemoration of Emancipation 2020 and African Liberation Day, held under the theme: 1970 Remembered: Reconnection and Recommitment.
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GUYANA VOTES | Recount shows more dead people voted in March 2 elections

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, May 28, 2020 - A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition agents continue to note the high incidences of irregularities that has characterised the March 2 general elections, particularly as they relate to death certificates, missing poll books and certificates of employment.

SURINAME | Desi Bouterse's NDP runs distant second to Santokhi's VHP

PARAMARIBO, May 26, 2020- Рrеѕіdеnt , Dеѕі Воutеrѕе, may not be re-elected president by the National Assembly, as рrеlіmіnаrу rеѕultѕ оf Моndау’ѕ gеnеrаl еlесtіоn indicate that his Nаtіоnаl Dеmосrаtіс Раrtу, has lоѕt 11 ѕеаtѕ, leaving him with a total of 15 from which he may be unable to negotiate a majority.

TRINIDAD | Trini ship-worker wants J'can husband home, Young says NO!

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, May 26, 2020 - A Trinidadian employed with Disney Cruise Line, telephone operator Sabrina Thomas wants national security minister Stuart Young to reunite her family as she was allowed to disembark the vessel, while her husband of eight years was not.
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JAMAICA | More Jamaican ship workers arrive home

FALMOUTH, Jamaica May 26, 2020- Just as the remaining Jamaican passengers aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Adventure of the Seas, disembarked the vessel and were processed on Monday in Falmouth, Trelawny, yet another ship with more Jamaican seafarers was scheduled to dock at the Falmouth pier yesterday.
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