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JAMAICA | Dismantling of Local Governance Structures opens the door to corruption says Phillips

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, July 7, 2020: People’s National Party’s (PNP) President, M.P., Dr. Peter Phillips, says there has been a systematic weakening of the local government structures by Jamaica Labour Party-led municipal councils, and this has had the effect of robbing some communities of adequate representation, and swinging the doors wide open for the continued raiding of the public coffers through the dismantling of the internal audit arrangements.

T&T | Suspend cops involved in Morvant deaths PCA advised

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, July 7, 2020 - The director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) David West, has advised Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith to suspend the police officers involved in the shooting deaths of three men in Morvant.
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T&T | Rowley Axes Ancil Antoine, called America "a Sh**hole country"

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, July 6, 2020 - People’s National Movement MP Ancil Antoine has been dropped as the party’s D’Abadie O’Meara candidate in the upcoming August 10 elections,  due to insensitive and objectionable statements he made about the United States during a political meeting on Saturday.

UNITED STATES | Non-immigrant students taking only online courses in September must exit the US

WASHINGTON – July 6, 2020 - Students from the Caribbean who study in the United States could be affected by  today’s announcement by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that international students “may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States” during the fall 2020 semester, as schools and universities across the country consider how to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.

NEW YORK | Aircraft mechanic charged for importing 11+K of coke from MoBay

NEW YORK , NY, July 6, 2020 -  An American Airlines mechanic at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), 52-year-old Paul Belloisi of Hicksville, New York, was arraigned on Monday for allegedly importing more than twenty-five pounds of cocaine that was recovered from an external compartment of a jetliner from Montego Bay.
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CARICOM | Gonsalves defends Mottley's position on Guyana

CARICOM, July 3, 2020 - As Outgoing Chair of CARICOM and prime minister of Barbados Mia Mottley this morning handed over the Chairmanship of the regional body to the Prime Minister of St. Vincent, she used the opportunity to once again express her concern about the political situation in Guyana.
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CARICOM | Dr. Ralph Gonsalves is the New Chairman of CARICOM

CARICOM,  Frtiday July 3, 2020 -  Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, on Friday morning officially took up the Chairmanship of CARICOM, pledging to work to ensure a more sufficient air transport system to serve the sub-region.
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TT | Rowley attempting to “mamaguy” the country says Kamla

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, July 3, 2020 - Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley is attempting to “mamaguy” the country by setting up the national recovery programme to address issues in at-risk communities. Its too little, too late she says!

TRINIDAD | Faud Abu Bakr arrested for protests, granted $75,000 Bail

Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago – July 3, 2020 - Leader of the New National Vision (NNV) political party, Fuad Abu Bakr, was granted $75,000 bail, after police arrested and slapped him with several criminal charges, including using violent language to provoke people to commit a breach of the peace, arising out of Tuesday’s protests over the killing of three people by police last weekend.
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Cuba lifting some COVID restrictions

 HAVANA – Cuba said on Wednesday it will begin easing a pandemic lockdown on Havana on Friday, while most of the rest of the country will move to phase two of a three-phase process towards normalisation.
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CARIBBEAN | A Grass Roots Perspective on Reparations – An On-line Forum, Sunday July 12, 2020

KINGSTON, Jamaica - July 2, 2020- As the struggle against systemic anti-Black and other forms of racism continues to reverberate across the world, peoples across the Caribbean and Latin American region are being strongly encourage to participate in a virtual reasoning entitled “Reparations For Afrikans (Diaspora and Continental) and the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas - a Grass Roots Perspective’’, slated for Sunday July 12, starting at 11AM – 3.15PM.
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JAMAICA | PNP Wants Extratition of those in Petrojam Report

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, July 1, 2020: The People’s National Party (PNP) is calling for the expeditious and persistent pursuit of those referred to prosecutorial agencies by the Integrity Commission in its report on the plunder of PetroJam, whether domiciled in Jamaica or overseas.

JAMAICA | Jamaican Embassy in Washington DC reopens for business

WASHINGTON,  DC, July 1, 2020 - Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States, (OAS) H.E. Audrey Marks, has announced the reopening of the Offices of the Jamaican Embassy located at 1520 New Hampshire Avenue in Washington DC.

TRINIDAD | Citizens protest police shooting deaths, Young says People paid to participate

PORT-OF-SPAIN,  Trinidad and Tobago, June 30, 2020 – Angry residents of as east Port-of-Spain, Laventille, Morvant and Beetham took to the streets of Port-of-Spain  today, burning debris and  blocking roads, as they call for the intervention of the National Security Minister and the Commissioner of Police following the shooting death of three men in Morvant on Saturday.
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GUYANA begins defence of 1899 Arbital award against Venezuela in ICJ

THE HAGUE, June 30, 2020 - Guyana’s Co-Agent and Head of the Legal Team in Guyana’s border case against Venezuela, Sir Shridath Ramphal told the International Court of Justice today that Guyana is maintaining that the ICJ  does have jurisdiction in the matter,  based on the plain text of the 1966 Geneva Agreement by which the parties consented to accept the decision of the UN Secretary-General on the means of settlement of their dispute over the validity of the 1899 Arbitral Award.
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