KINGSTON, Jamaica , March 1, 2022 - The long awaited Vale Royal Talks - a mechanism for the two main political parties to have bipartisan dialogue on critical national issues - resumed on Sunday at the University of the West Indies Regional Head-quarters, with a wide ranging agenda covering matters from national security to the Jamaica 60 commemorations.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, February 28, 2022 - People’s National Party President, Mark Golding, MP has secured the commitment of a group of psychiatrists to provide counselling services to Jamaican students studying in the Ukraine who may have been affected by the Ukraine/Russia conflict and feel the need for those services.
Indian students in war torn Ukraine have claimed that they are being prevented from leaving the war-torn country, while African students say they are being discriminated against and pushed back at the Medyka border crossing with Poland.
As fighting rages across Ukraine, two versions of reality that underlie the conflict stare across a deep divide, neither conceding any truth to the other. The more widespread and familiar view in the West, particularly in the United States, is that Russia is and has always been an expansionist state, and its current president, Vladimir Putin, is the embodiment of that essential Russian ambition: to build a new Russian empire.
KINGSTON, Jamaica February 28, 2022 - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says while twenty-four (24) Jamaican students who were in Ukraine have safely arrived in Poland and processed for entry by the Polish Authorities, there were still four students known to be in Ukraine who are being monitored by the Ministry.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, February 27, 2022 - Following an outcry from the Jamaican public and a proposal by the Opposition PNP to take care of the welfare of Jamaican students trying to flee war torn Ukraine, the government of Jamaica has now changed its position and has decided to foot the bill for accommodation, food, and air travel for the students’ return to Jamaica from Ukraine.
The decolonisation of Mauritius was never fully completed. This is because, in 1965, the British government put islands belonging to Mauritius into a new colonial jurisdiction, the British Indian Ocean Territory, which still exists today. It is long past time for this colonial-era wrongdoing to be made right, and for Mauritius to be made whole.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, February 26, 2022 - Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government will gather on San Pedro in Belize for their Thirty-Third Inter-Sessional Meeting on 1-2 March 2022 to deliberate on several major issues, including the Region’s post-pandemic economic recovery and the possible economic impact of the Russian Federation's unprovoked invasion of the territory of Ukraine.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that 23 Jamaican students are on a train out of the Ukraine to Poland, while arrangements are being made for three others to leave Ukraine cities by way of trains to the Polish border.