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.
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.
ROSEAU, Dominica, December 6, 2019 - Citizens of the traditionally peaceful tourist resort island of Dominica, are heading to the polls today to elect a new government amidst sporadic outbreak of violence in two opposition held areas of the island.
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).
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.
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 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.
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.
ROSEAU, Dominica, December 4, 2019 - Despite efforts by the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) to delay Dominica's general elections including an appeal to the High Court, citizens of that CARICOM member state will go to the polls on Friday December 6 to elect a new government.
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.
The Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) at The University of the West Indies (UWI) says it stands in solidarity with Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne’s call for reparations from the Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
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.
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.
Suriname's opposition political parties have demanded President Desi Bouterse's immediate resignation after a military tribunal sentenced the head of state for 20 years in prison due to killings during a military Junta in the 1980s.
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.
Dominica’s Foreign Affairs Minister Francine Baron has chided Organization of the American States (OAS) Secretary-General, Luis Amalgro, for being “biased and having no regard for the governments of member states.”
ROSEAU, Dominica, November 24, 2019 - Not satisfied with his meeting with President Charles Savarin, Opposition Leader and leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton, is considering asking the court to force the government to attend to the vexing matter of electoral reform.
ROSEAU, Dominica, November 22, 2019 - Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s Dominica Labour Party (DLP) seems to be its way to winning another term in office in the upcoming December 5 Dominica general elections. This is according to the results of a recent election poll by the Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) group.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, November 22, 2019 - Prime Minister Mia Mottley is adamant that any decision to fully legalize marijuana for recreational use in Barbados will have to be with the consent of the general population by way of a referendum.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, November 22, 2019 - Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), President David Granger and Leader of Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan Thursday afternoon struck an agreement that will see the smaller AFC getting 30 percent of the parliamentary seats if the coalition wins in the March 2020 general elections.
ST. JOHNS, Antigua, November 22, 2019 - The government of Antigua and Barbuda has taken steps to improve security surveillance of persons travelling from Dominica because of what they say are security threats in that country arising from the impending elections.
November 21, 2019 - The United States is not happy that the government of Dominica has not invited the OAS to send an Electoral Observer Mission to monitor its December 6 general elections although it has invited other observers. In addition, the United States has expressed concern about the decision of the Dominica government to hold elections without implementing electoral reforms.
The Organization of American States' chief Luis Almagro is again dabbling in the politics of the region. On Tuesday, he commented the massive protests against the government that took place the night before, supporting the opposition demanding an electoral reform ahead of the coming elections.
UNITED NATIONS, November 20, 2019 - Regardless of any national policy declarations, Israeli settlement activities are “a flagrant violation under international law”, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process spelled out to the Security Council on Wednesday.
UNITED NATIONS, New York, November 19, 2019 - The longstanding position of the UN regarding Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory – that they are in breach of international law – is unchanged, Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said during a press briefing on Tuesday in New York, reacting to the policy reversal announced by the United States.
UNITED NATIONS - November 19, 2019 - Violent attacks by extremists “almost every day” in the Sahel nations of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso have displaced nearly one million people and caused emergency levels of malnutrition, UN humanitarians have said.
Following Israel's targeted killing of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader inside Gaza on Tuesday, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has expressed his growing concern over increasing rocket fire across the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip.
WASHINGTON DC, November 13, 2019 - There will be no change in the role that elected members of the Global Jamaica Diaspora Council (GJDC) will play versus the current role of persons elected as Diaspora Advisory Board members when the new body comes into operation next January. So says Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks.