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CUBA | Newsweek addresses challenges in US-Cuba relations

Washington, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Even though President Joe Biden has previously acknowledged the harm inflicted upon everyday Cubans by Washington's failed policies against the island, a review process in this regard remains today outside of his priorities.

CAYMAN | Wayne Panton elected new premier Cayman Islands

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands April 21, 2021 -  The Cayman Islands now has a new government headed by the PACT led Wayne Panton, who has commanded the confidence of ten Members of Parliament elect who pledge to support him as Premier.
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JAMAICA | Cabinet Gives Nod For Domestic Violence Act To Be Amended

KINGSTON,  April 21, 2021 - Cabinet has given its approval for amendments to be made to the Domestic Violence Act that will serve to strengthen the law.This is ther word from Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, during a statement to the House of Representatives yesterday.
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JAMAICA | Opposition moves motion to suspend George Wright from Parliament

KINGSTON, April 21, 2021 - Following a failed attempt last Tuesday, Leader of Opposition  Business Anthony Hylton tabled a motion in parliament yesterday, to have Westmoreland Central MP George Wright suspended from the House of Representatives  for allegedly assaulting a woman in a widely circulated video.
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JAMAICA | PNP Wants Gov't to Rethink Policy of Using Prime Lands for Housing

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, April 21, 2021 - Senator Sophia Frazer Binns, the People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Land, Environment and Climate Change is calling on the Government to rethink its plans to use existing sugar lands in Trelawny for housing. Senator Frazer Binns is adamant that food security must be central to any decision made about the use of prime agricultural lands.
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CARICOM Girls in ICT partnership holds virtual events for Girls in ICT Day 2021

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana - Tuesday, 20 April 2021)  -  Several agencies, as well as regional and international organisations operating in the Caribbean are collaborating to host events to observe Girls in ICT Day this year. The Day will be observed primarily virtually this year under the international theme ‘Connected Girls, Creating Brighter Futures.’
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GUYANA | Court Rules: Browne and Ramkissoon are illegal in the House

GEORGETOWN, April 20, 2021- The PPP’s Irfaan Ali/Jagdeo  administration was dealt a body blow today, when the Supreme Court ruled that two People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Parliamentary Secretaries are illegally sitting in the National Assembly as non-voting parliamentarians because they were elected candidates for a political party.
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JAMAICA | Provide the Trafigura information without delay ! says Golding

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 19, 2021 - People's National Party President Mark Golding has instructed that the information requested by the Dutch authorities in the Trafigura Oil donation matter to be provided without delay and  “Let the truth come out, and the chips fall where they may.”
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JAMAICA | JLP Grants George Wright Leave of Absence

KINGSTON, April 19, 2021 - The Jamaica Labour Party says An application by Central Westmoreland Member of Parliament, George Wright, has been approved for him to take a leave of absence from the Party. Mr. Wright has also been relieved of all party related duties.
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DIASPORA | Immigrants are no longer "aliens" says Biden

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — Employees of the two main US immigration enforcement agencies were directed Monday to stop referring to migrants as “aliens,” a dated term that many people consider offensive.
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GUYANA | Opposition questions Guyana's embarassing UN vote on racial discrimination

GEORGETOWN, April 17, 2021 - The government of Guyana continues to be haunted by its embarrassing 'NO' vote in relation to a global call for concrete action for the elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and the comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, has become a cause for much confusion. 
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HAITI | New government, same crisis in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Prensa Latina) April 19, 2021 - Haiti has a new acting prime minister, the sixth one appointed since Jovenel Moïse's inauguration in February, 2017, and the fourth without being ratified by the National Assembly, all this amid the escalation of the political crisis and insecurity in the country.
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GUYANA | APNU+AFC will not participate in Elections Commission of Inquiry

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Demerara Waves - April 17, 2021 - Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon on Friday said there is no law allowing a Commission of Inquiry into general elections, even as he ruled out A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) participating in such a probe.
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UNITED STATES | Baptist Theologian the Reverend Dr. Horace Russell laid to Rest

WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2021 - Renowned theologian, and former pastor of the East Queen Street Baptist Church, The Rev. Dr. Horace Orlando Russell, was laid to rest yesterday at a thanksgiving service at DeBaptiste Funeral home auditorium at the town of Bryan Mawr, near philadelphia in Pennsylvania, USA.
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JAMAICA | Police halts domestic abuse probe involving MP George Wright

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 16, 2021 - The Jamaica police say they are unable to pursue the domestic abuse case involving central Westmoreland MP George Wright and his alleged consort, businesswoman Tannisha Singh, as neither party is prepared to give a statement to the police and neither are they able to get witnesses to participate in the investigation.
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JAMAICA | MP George Wright withdraws from JLP Parliamentary Caucus, To become an independent member until……..

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, April 16, 2021 - JLP leader Andrew Holness, says central Westmoreland Member of parliament and JLP member George Wright, will withdraw from the Government Parliamentary caucus, to become an independent member, in light of unresolved allegations circulating in the public domain which are causing deep concern to many Jamaicans and the Jamaica Labour Party, including its Parliamentarians.
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CUBA'S economic woes may fuel America’s next migrant crisis

UNITED STATES, April 16, 2021 - Not all of the migrants hoping to claim asylum in the United States are fleeing Central America’s violence-torn “Northern Triangle” of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, contrary to popular perception.
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BARBADOS | CXC heeds Regional call for adjustments in Examination time lines

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, April 15, 2021 - Against the background of calls by concerned parents across the region for the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) to reconsider its plans for testing this year in light of the havoc being wreaked by the COBID-19 pandemic, the CXC has put out a statement making major adjustments for all exams.
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JAMAICA | In Defense of Horace Chang’s Dialogue with the Diaspora

JAMAICA, April 14, 2021 - “Offensive,” “Disrespectfu,l” and “Shocked,” were among the words used by Gleaner’s New York correspondent Lester Hines, to describe the sentiments expressed by diaspora 'leaders in relation to remarks made by Minister of National Security Dr. Horace Chang during last Thursday’s on-line town hall meeting, hosted by Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks.
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JAMAICA | Opposition wants JLP MP George Wright to resign over alleged abuse of woman

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Opposition Spokesperson on Justice and Gender Affairs, Senator Donna Scott Mottley, is calling on the Jamaica Constabulary Force to bring all resources at its disposal to immediately investigate Member of Parliament of Central Westmoreland, George Wright, who was captured in an April 6, 2021 video recording, allegedly, repeatedly striking an unidentified woman.
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GUYANA | Chief Justice to deliver decision in Election Petition 88 case on April 26

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, April 8, 2021 - Chief Justice (ag) Roxanne George says she will be handing down her decision on the 26th of April in relation to Election Petition No. 88, filed by coalition supporters Claudette Thorne and Heston Bostwick which challenges the validity of the National Recount Order by the Elections Commission and the declaration of the final results using that order.
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JAMAICA | Opposition wants Gov't to Lobby CXC for students to defer Exams

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 8, 2021 - The Opposition Shadow Minister of Education and Training Dr Angela Brown Burke, is calling on Government to make proper representation for Jamaican students to be allowed to defer all aspects of their Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exams until January or June of 2022. 
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