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Maduro Rejects Obama's Signing of Sanctions

December 19, 2014 - Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro rejected on Thursday sanctions now signed by U.S president Barack Obama this afternoon. The legislation was passed by U.S. Congress last week, authorizing sanctions against Venezuelan officials.
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IDB President Moreno in Jamaica for a two day visit

KINGSTON, December 19, 2014- President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, arrived in the island yesterday for a two-day visit which coincides with activities surrounding the celebration of the IDB’s 45 years of partnership with Jamaica.

Jamaica welcomes US policy shift towards Cuba

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says the Government of Jamaica enthusiastically welcomes the joint announcement in Washington and Havana today of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States of America and Cuba, and she has congratulated United States President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro on the historic development and for their bold and visionary leadership on this matter.

Obama seeks to resume full diplomatic ties with Cuba

WASHINGTON DC, December 17, 2014 - In a move to wipe away one of the Cold War's last vestiges, President Barack Obama will launch negotiations with Cuba on resuming full diplomatic relations a half century after they broke off, the White House announced on Wednesday.

CARICOM welcomes US policy shift towards Cuba

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, DECEMBER 18, 2014 - The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says it welcomes the thawing of relations between the United States and Cuba and the move towards the re-establishment of diplomatic ties.
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Obama Hits Russia with New Sanctions

WASHINGTON DC, December 18, 2014 - While announcing a normalization of relations with Cuba, U.S. President Barack Obama has also quietly signed a new raft of sanctions against Russia into law, the State Department announced Wednesday.

Dominican Stakeholders strategize towards a National CSME Communication Plan

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, December 17, 2014 - The Dominica Ministry of Employment, Trade, Industry and Diaspora Affairs, in partnership with the CARICOM Secretariat, is developing a CSME Communication Plan.  A recent workshop brought representatives from the public and private sectors around the table to formulate a strategic approach for sustainable information flows on the CSME in Dominica.
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Gov't must pay attention to growth despite the tests, says Patterson

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth December 16, 2014 -Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson says while it is important for government to meet the IMF requirements, the administration must make sure that even as it meets those obligations, appropriate attention is paid to growth and development.

Breakwaters approved for Negril

The Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA) has granted approval for two off-shore breakwaters to be built in the Long Bay area in Negril, Westmoreland.

How many illegal Caribbean immigrants in the US?

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Dec. 16, 2014: For years the question has been asked and left unanswered, but Caribbean Americans may now have a better idea of how many undocumented Caribbean immigrants are living across the length and breadth of the United States.
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Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe Resigns

Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe on Sunday announced that he was resigning along with several ministers in the wake of violent anti-government protests and a commission’s call for him to step down.
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ALBA Summit Concludes, Rejects US Interference in the Region

With the 13th summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) concluding Sunday, the bloc of left-leaning Latin American and Caribbean countries strongly rejected U.S. interference on the region, particularly in light of new sanctions announced against Venezuela this week. 
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Maduro Says US Aims to Intimidate Venezuela With Sanctions

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) -Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the recently imposed US sanctions against the country's government officials amount to no more than an intimidatory tactic that could start a conflict between Washington and Caracas.

Portia wants no student left behind

KINGSTON, December 14, 2014 - Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, says students who leave the school system without marketable competencies will not be left behind, as the Government will continue second chance programmes.

Guyanese and Jamaicans top deportee list from Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, December 10, 2014 – T&T Attorney General Anand Ramlogan says says statistics from 2010 to October 2014 has shown that “the number one country with deportees from Trinidad and Tobago is not the African continent, but Guyana.
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PM Simpson Miller Credits Cuba With Assisting Jamaica’s Athletics Success

HAVANA, Cuba December 9, 2014 - Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller has credited Cuba with assisting Jamaica to become a world leader in athletics, noting that the GC Foster College, which was a gift to Jamaica from Cuba in the 1970s, has been responsible for training many of Jamaica´s outstanding athletes and coaches.

CARICOM-Cuba Summit ends with ‘Declaration of Havana’

HAVANA, Cuba, December 9 - Cuba and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Monday concluded their fifth summit in Havana with a commitment to strengthen economic and commercial relations as well as co-operation in areas of health, education, climate change and intensifying their integration.

Dominica PM Skerrit wins 3rd consecutive term

The ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) on Monday secured its fourth consecutive term in office with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit winning his third consecutive term in office in a battle against the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP).
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Second Campus for Anchovy High to Open in January 2015

MONTEGO BAY,  December 8, 2014- Minister of Education, Rev. Ronald Thwaites, says transformation of the Montpelier facility, in St. James, into a second campus for the Anchovy High School, is far advanced and should be officially opened in January 2015. The restructuring exercise is being undertaken by the Government at a cost of $120 million.

CARICOM-Cuba Summit begins in Havana, Cuba today

HAVANA,Cuba December 8, 2014 - Leaders from the 15-member Carribean Community bloc of nations are set to take part in the fifth Cuba-Caricom summit on Monday to discuss issues including economics and trade, education, and the environment.

PM wants Constructive Engagement to Advance Relations with Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, December 8, 2014 - Jamaica's Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has called for greater dialogue and constructive engagement in the effort to secure progress and prosperity for the people of Jamaica, Cuba and the rest of the Caribbean. She said Jamaica and Cuba shared a rich history and that Jamaica will continue to stand steadfast with Cuba in the struggle to attain peace, progress and sustainable development in that country, in Jamaica and in the entire Caribbean region.

Cuba pledges to maintain support for CARICOM

HAVANA, Cuba, December 8, 2014- Cuban President General Raul Castro Ruz told Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Leaders that despite his country’s economic difficulties, “we will honour our pledge to co-operate and share our modest achievements with our sister nations in the Caribbean.”
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