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Guyana Cabinet Minister repremanded for statement

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, April 28, 2015- The People’s Progressive Party/Civic says it has reprimanded its party candidate for statements he made, despite claiming days earlier that the incident between Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran and social activist, Sherlina Nageer had been “blown out of proportion”
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Work Permit Rules to be Adhered To

Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier has reiterated the Government’s stance on the issuing of work permits to foreigners to work in Jamaica.

Kamla won't be 'jumbied' into an election date

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, April 28, 2015 - “No one, but no one, will jumbie me to call an election before it is due. They could jump high, they could jump low, no election date before it is due and you know what? They could bark and shout and call for elections, we will call it when it is due!” This is the word from Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
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Companies get Amnesty to File Outstanding Returns

The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) will be embarking on a two-month amnesty to facilitate the filing of outstanding annual returns; removal of companies and closure of business names from its register. The amnesty will last from May 4 to June 30, 2015.

Hanover to Benefit from Road Improvement Works

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says a contract is to be signed early May for road improvement works in sections of Hanover. “The National Works Agency (NWA) has advised me that plans are in place for some major road improvement works to be done in Riley Bridge to Dias, and Green Island to Santoy areas of the parish this year,” she said. “The contractor has already been selected and the contract is be signed in the first week of May,” she added. The Prime Minister was speaking at the official opening of the Hanover Co-operative Credit Union’s (HCCU) Enid Gonsalves Building yesterday (April 23), in Lucea. She said the Government continues to explore opportunities that will spur investments in the parish to create jobs for residents. “I know that there have been expressions of interest in transforming the empty factory spaces at Haughton Court here in Lucea and at Sandy Bay. You will hear more about those in due course,” she noted. The opening of the HCCU’s building, named in honour of founder, the late Enid Gonsalves, was part of activities to celebrate the institution’s 40th anniversary. The Prime Minister commended the credit union on its achievements over the years, and for “remaining connected with the community and the people of this town and this parish.” She acknowledged the tremendous growth the Hanover Credit Union has been making over the years, with an asset base of $1.3 billion dollars and a membership of over thirty thousand cooperators.

No criminal proceedings for former Lucea Mayor

The Office of  the Director of  Public Prosecutions (DPP) has recommended that no criminal proceedings be instituted in respect of  the matter involving former Mayor of  Lucea, Shernette Haughton.

Phillips: Multilateral talks with US agencies successful

Washington DC April 20, - Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr Peter Phillips has described as successful the various meetings held with multilateral agencies in Washington DC while attending the just concluded International Monetary Fund (IMF)/ World Bank spring meeting.

A white House gift for Minister McNeil

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – April 22, 2015: Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill (left), discusses the recent visit of President of the United States, Barack Obama’s to Jamaica with Mr. Cleveland Charles, Political and Economic Affairs Counsellor, US Embassy Jamaica.

Gov't Signs MOU for Logistics Hub Development

KINGSTON, April 22, 2015 - The Government of Jamaica today made strides towards the achievement of the growth agenda through the signing of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pave the way for a possible US$5 billion investment in the Logistics Hub infrastructure.

UWI Plants Jamaica First Legal Ganja Plant

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, April 21, 2015 - History was created at the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Mona campus on April 20, with the planting of the island’s first legal cannabis plant on the grounds of the institution.

Why Obama had no meeting with Holness

UNITED States President Barack Obama was opposed to meeting Jamaica's Opposition Leader Andrew Holness in a formal setting on his recent visit to the island, the Jamaica Observer has learnt.

Caribbean must unite to achieve economic prosperity - PJ

MONTEGO BAY, April 16, 2015 - Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson, wants the region must unite in order to achieve economic prosperity and effectively address issues such as food insecurity, natural disasters and health challenges.
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Islamophobic Violence Rises 500% in France

PARIS, France, April 18, 2015 - In the aftermath of the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, violence targeting Muslims in France sky-rocketed during the first trimester of the year (222 acts reported) compared to the three first months of 2014 (37), informed the National Observatory of Islamophobic Acts on Friday.

Bruce told Ellington, speak to clergy about Dudus

KINGSTON, April 18, 2015 - Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding ‘fessed-up’ to being the Government official who asked former Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington to speak with clergymen Bishop Herro Blair and The Reverend Mr. Al Miller with the hopes of getting Christopher 'Dudus' Coke to surrender peacefully in 2010.

Gov't trying to woo more US Investors

WASHINGTON DC, April 18, 2015 - Finance and Planning Minister Dr.Peter Phillips, says the Government is now on a drive to attract more US investors, particularly in the areas of tourism, business outsourcing operations, energy, port expansion and the logistics hub.

Highway Named in Honour of PJ Patterson

KINGSTON, April 18, 2015 - The Kingston to May Pen leg of Highway 2000 has been officially re-named the P.J. Patterson Highway, in honour of Jamaica’s sixth Prime Minister, who was instrumental in initiating the corridor’s development.

Guyana: Public funds used for election junket to NY

The Guyana government on Thursday skirted questions about why public funds amounting to US$13,100 (GY$2.7 million) were used to finance an overseas trip under the guise of a Diaspora Outreach that apparently turned out to be an electioneering mission.
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G-20 to integrate Caribbean into global value chain

WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2015 - Member countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) concluded their inaugural meeting with members of the G20 Development Working Group (DWG) in Washington DC on Monday, and welcomed the implementation of DWG and other G20 commitments noting that this will strengthen the development outcomes from these initiatives.
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