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JAMAICA | Japan Provides Maritime Vessels to Jamaica

KINGSTON,  December 13, 2019 Jamaica is to receive a major boost to maritime security operation. this follows an exchange of note between the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday, which will see Japan providing maritime patrol vessels to Jamaica.

SVG Signs MOU to improve information sharing in Customs Law Enforcement

ST. VINCENT,m  December 12, 2019 - St. Vincent and the Grenadines is the latest Caribbean country to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council (CCLEC) and the St Vincent and the Grenadines National Joint Headquarters, for the sharing of information in respect of the Regional Clearance System (RCS).
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JAMAICA Improves Ranking In 2019 Human Development Index

KINGSTON, December 11, 2019 - Jamaica has been placed in the high human development category with a ranking of 96 out of 189 countries and territories in the United Nations 2019 Human Development Index (HDI) Report. This is an improvement over the country’s ranking of 97 in 2018.

DOMINICA | Linton lied about overseas voters, DASPA says statement Mischievous

ROSEAU, Dominica, December 10, 2019 - Unsubstantiated claims by Dominica Opposition Leader Lennox Linton that eight thousand overseas voters arrived in Dominica on charters and regular flights to participate in the general elections held last Friday, December 6, have been refuted by The Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority (DASPA).
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CARICOM Marks 47th Anniversary of Relations with Cuba

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, December 9, 2019 - Sunday the eighth of December marked the 47th anniversary of the historic establishment in 1972 of diplomatic relations betgween the Republic of Cuba and  Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, the four independent Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries at that time.
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DOMINICA | Linton refuses to recognise new Skerrit Gov’t; Wants supporters to “rise up”.

ROSEAU, Dominica, December 8, 2019 - Despite unanimous satisfaction by international observer groups regarding to conduct of the recently held Dominica general elections, Leader of Dominica’s opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton says he will not recognise the new Roosevelt Skerrit government because last Friday’s general elections were rigged and as a result he is demanding fresh elections.
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BOLIVIA | Evo Morales Vows to Return to Bolivia After Right-Wing Coup

The democratically elected President of Bolivia, Evo Morales has congratulated the Movement for Socialism (MAS) Party after having successfully completed its assembly, in which he endorsed its democratic vocation and presented its plan of political struggle to recover the government from the new far-right regime.

DOMINICA | PM Skerrit Sworn in as OAS Recognizes Victory

Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, was sworn in Saturday after his Dominica Labour Party successfully won the elections held on Friday for the fifth time, while the  Organization of American States (OAS) recognizes the victory.
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CARICOM | Dominica's election result reflects will of the people says CARICOM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, December 8, 2019 -The CARICOM Observer Mission to the Friday December 6 Dominica general elections, says in their initial assessment of election day activities, that the general election result reflected the will of the people, and that the voters were able to cast their ballots withoutintimidation or fear.
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BRAZIL | Court Frees Lula, Dilma, of Illicit Financing charges

A federal judge has acquitted former presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff of the charge of association to commit crimes. Brazil's Federal Justice Wednesday acquitted former leftist presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff of accusations of being part of a criminal organization whose purpose was to divert public funds to the Workers' Party (PT).​​​​​

DOMINICA | Catholic Church condemns confrontation on Bishop, Cardinal

The Catholic Clergy of the Diocese of Roseau says it considers it an act of disgrace and disrespect the mannin in which His Lordship Bishop Gabriel Malzaire and His Eminence Kelvin Cardinal Felix were  confronted by a group of protesters in Marigot, and subjected to insults and embarrassing questions on Monday December 2, whilst on their way to the airport.
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JAMAICA | Cybercrime A Clear And Present Danger – Dr. Chang

KINGSTON, December 4, 2019 - Minister of National Security Dr. Horace Chang, says that cybercrime is a major global threat, presenting a clear and present danger to financial, health, educational and governance structures everywhere, and  closer international cooperation and collaboration are needed to fight the scourge.

CARICOM | CARICOM Election Observers now in Dominica

CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana, December 4, 2019 - A Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Election Observation Mission is now in the Commonwealth of Dominica, to monitor the general elections which will be held in that country on Friday, 6 December 2019.
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JAMAICA | PNP walks out of Parliament; Samuda accused of Rogue behaviour

KINGSTON, Jamaica, December 4, 2019: People's National Party’s (PNP) President and Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips, yesterday led a walk out of Parliament after unparliamentary utterances from the Leader of Government Business, Karl Samuda echoed in the Lower House as he ascribed false motives to questions being asked by the Central Manchester Member of Parliament, Peter Bunting.

JAMAICA | COP outlines crime fighting measured to NSC

KINGSTON, Jamaica, December 1, 2019 - Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson has told Jamaica's National Security Council (NSC) that  the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has implemented  a number of new measures in its thrust to create greater public safety and enhance public order.  

BARBADOS | PM Mia Mottley's Independence Message

Today, on our 53rd anniversary of Independence, I wish you Barbados a blessed birthday. And I trust that as you enjoy the blessings of the day you spare a moment to reflect on the significance of the occasion. This year, as we celebrate our Nation’s 53rd anniversary of Independence, we have much to be thankful for, because, through the eyes of many, Barbados is punching above its weight division, once again. 
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DOMINICA | Linton wants police investigation into alleged sale of Dominica’s diplomatic passports

ROSEAU, Dominica, November 29, 2019 - Amidst stinging allegations that Dominica is among several countries involved in the practice of selling immunity to foreigners, Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton, is demanding a police investigation into the alleged sale of Dominica’s diplomatic passports as reported in a documentary aired on Qatar-owned Al Jazeera news network earlier this week.
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DOMINICA | Al Jazeera Fingers Dominica in Diplomatic Passport Sale

ROSEAU, Dominica, November 25, 2019 - Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says reports by Al Jazeera that points to Dominica as one of the countries involved in the alleged sale of diplomatic passports is yet another desperate attempt by the opposition to darken Dominica’s good name.
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