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.
BOSTON, United States (AP) — A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless US government searches of the phones and laptops of international travellers at airports and other US ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment.
Mexico has offered Bolivian President Evo Morales political asylum on Monday after his forced resignation in the wake of a coup, while thousands of pro-Morales protesters were marching towards the nation's legislative assembly.
Former Brazilian President and leader of the Workers' Party (PT) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is preparing to lead the opposition to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's government, while the right is already trying to articulate a constitutional amendment that could put him back in jail.
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned Monday right-wing opposition leaders Carlos Mesa and Lusi Camacho for failing to stop the violence in the country and warning that they intend to blame him for such violence instead of taking responsibility following the coup against his leftist government.
Kingston, Jamaica, November 11, 2019: The island is mourning the passing of two former parliamentarians: Douglas Vaz, a former JLP cabinet minister and the PNP's Wendell "Bull Bull" Stewart who represented the North Trelawny constituency in Parliament.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, November 10, 2019: People’s National Party’s (PNP) Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Ms. Lisa Hanna, says despite pleas from the North East Diaspora for a review of the new Global Jamaica Diaspora Council (GJDC), the governmernt's is continuing its arrogant disregard towards the Jamaican Diaspora as it steamrolls its partisan agenda with the establishment of the new Global Jamaica Diaspora Council (GJDC).
ST MICHAELS, Barbados, November 9, 2019 - Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley believes a single domestic space in telecommunications is “absolutely vital” for the successful integration of the people of this region.
New York, November 9, 2019 – As Jamaica’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs gets ready to conduct elections to choose worldwide representatives for its controversial Global Jamaica Diaspora Council, Diaspora leaders in the US northeast region wants the government to ensure that elected members of the Council are representatives of their communities and not solely advisors to the Foreign Ministry.
New York, November 6, 2019 - Jamaicans residing in the Northeast Region of the United States are up in arms over the government's proposed new organization to represent members of the diaspora, "Global Jamaica Diaspora Council," and the manner in which it proposes to have persons elected to its Board, without consultation, beginning the 21st of November.
United Nations, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Countries from different continents raised their voices on Wednesday at the UN General Assembly to call for an end to the US economic blockade against Cuba, which with its extraterritorial nature affects many nations.
On December 6, 2019 Dominicans will go to the polls to elect a new government. Dominica's Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, on Tuesday night announced the date for the election at a Dominica Labour Party (DLP) event at Goodwill.
MONTEGO BAY, November 6, 2019 - Minister of National Security, Dr. Horace Chang is affirming that the security forces are moving swiftly to capture the perpetrators of the brazen and cruel murder of a man this morning while he was dropping off his child at the Cornwall Gardens Basic School in Mount Salem, North West St James.
CARACAS, Venezuela, November 6, 2019 - With the economic sanctions imposed by the United States now taking its toll on the Venezuelan people, “Ordinary women, men and children face overwhelming challenges” just to survive in Venezuela today, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock said on Wednesday in the capital, Caracas.
KINGSTON, November 6, 2019 - People’s National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Industry, Competitiveness & Global Logistics, Anthony Hylton has called on the Ministry of Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries (MICAF) and its agency, the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ), to halt the divestment of the FCJ Small Business Complex at White Marl, St. Catherine.
RIO -DE JENERO - November 5, 2019 - Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday put for sale, four highly productive oil deposits to foreign multinational companies. One of them is the Buzios field where there are three of the world's most productive wells, which are capable of yielding more than 40,000 thousand barrels per day, a productivity level that is greater than that in Saudi Arabia, according to the Petrobras Engineers Association (AEPET).
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