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JAMAICA | Opposition MP Natalie Neita to file lawsuit against WIndalco

KINGSTON, Jamaica, October 18, 2019 - The Member of Parliament for North Central St Catherine Natalie Neita is moving to file a lawsuit against bauxite firm West Indies Alumina Company (Windalco) on behalf of the citizens who live along banks of the Rio Cobre in her constituency after several persons have fallen ill after using water or consuming fish from the contaminated river.

BAHAMAS | UN human rights group urges Bahamas to reconsider deporting Haitians

GENEVA,  October 16, 2019 - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called on the government of  The Bahamas to refrain from deporting Haitian nationals, after Nassau earlier this month deported more than 100 Haitians less than two weeks after Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis warned illegal migrants they should either leave the country voluntarily or be “forced to leave.”
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CUBA | J'can groups condemn US economic blockage of Cuba

KINGSTON, Jamaica, October 2019 - Two Jamaican organizations, the Jamaica Cuba Friendship Association (JCFA) and the Pan-African Federalist Movement of Jamaica have condemned, attempts by the United States of America, to asphyxiate the Cuban economy and bring untold hardship on its people by escalating the economic embargo via the Helms-Burton Act.
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JAMAICA | PNP express sadness at Elijah Cummings Passing

KINGSTON, October 17, 2019 -The People’s National Party (PNP) says it notes with sadness the passing of Chairman of the US House of Representatives Oversight Committee, ranking Congressman Elijah Cummings, and has  expressed sincere condolences to the Cummings' family, the Government, and people of  The United States.

GUYANA | President Granger heads to Cuba for medical check up

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, October 17, 2019  – President David Granger Wednesday advised that will be travelling to Cuba on Saturday for a medical check-up in relation to his diagnosis of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma for which he has been receiving treatmentt in Cuba since last year.
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JAMAICA | PNP tells Holness: No whitewashing of corruption scandals

KINGSTON, Jamaica. October 15, 2019: The People’s National Party (PNP) has repudiated PM Andrew Holness’ attempt to score political points, using the latest developments in the Ruel Reid/CMU Corruption Scandal to extricate himself from the thickening web of what it calls "mal-administration and corruption" that has engulfed his administration.

CARICOM | Combatting high youth unemployment in SVG

CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana: October 16, 2019 - Permanent Secretary in the Youth Affairs Ministry in St. Vincent of the Grenadines, Nerissa Gittens, is of the opinion that an entrepreneurship programme currently being implemented in her country by theCARICOM Secretariatand partners can help to combat high youth unemployment in her country.
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JAMAICA | PNP wants update on all corruption investigations says Phillips

Kingston, Jamaica. October 10, 2019. The Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips says comments by Dr. Horace Chang, in his capacity as the Minister in charge of the government, regarding the Opposition’s call for status reports on the corruption, investigations is laced with mischief and is a fundamental misunderstanding of the role of Government in democratic societies.
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JAMAICA | Phillips tells new shadow cabinet: Be Prepared

Kingston, Jamaica, October 10, 2019: Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips  has urged members of the new Shadow Cabinet to use the next three months to refine and finalise their policy positions and programmes to be implemented by the next People’s National Party (PNP) administration.
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JAMAICA | Holness touts national consensus to tackle problems

WASHINGTON, DC, September 30, 2019 - Prime Minister  Andrew Holnesss says the Government is working towards a national consensus to tackle several problems currently facing the country. “The consensus we are aiming to achieve is not only geared towards addressing our economic problems. If we can achieve this to address the economic problems, we can do the same for crime and violence, infrastructure, and public sector reform to bring corruption under control.
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UNITED NATIONS | CARICOM Nations tell UN: Respect Venezuelan Sovereignty

UNITED NATIONS, New York, NY, Sept 28, 2019 - Several Caribbean heads of state spoke Friday afternoon at the 74th United Nations General Assembly taking place in New York this week, each of them came out in support of Venezuela and Cuba, and urged leaders to quickly mitigate climate change.
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HAITI | Protesters in Haiti burn businesses in push to oust leader

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of protesters seeking to oust President Jovenel Moise attacked businesses and government buildings across Haiti Friday, creating chaos on the streets after a weeks-long shutdown of vital services that has damaged the country’s ailing economy and shaken the president’s already tenuous position.
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JAMAICA | PNP says suitable location for police records needed

KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 27, 2019: Opposition Spokesman on National Security, Fitz Jackson wants the National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang to find a suitable location to temporarily house the Police Records Office which was located at 34 Duke Street, Kingston, and was ordered close because of poor air quality on September 15.

Bahamas government denies ill-treatment of Haitians

NASSAU – The Bahamas government has refuted allegations that non-nationals are being mistreated in the wake of Hurricane Dorian and appealed to the international community “to seek trusted and credible sources of information” on the country.
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JAMAICA | Phillips Promise to tackle Corruption, Education and Land Reform

KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 22, 2019 - Opposition Leader and President of the People’s National Party (PNP) Dr. Peter Phillips today outlined a number of initiatives his party plans to take should they win the next election. Primary among this is Education, Agriculture and a vow to tackle corruptionwithout ceasing until “justice is done.”
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