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DOMINICA | Linton wants Court to rule on electoral reform

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.
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DOMINICA | Peter Wickham's CADRES predicts a DLP victory

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.
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GUYANA | AFC settles for 30 percent parliamentary seats as coalition remains intact for 2020 elections

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.
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ANTIGUA | Antigua tightens security for visitors from Dominica

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.
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DOMINICA | US concerned about election in Dominica without electoral reform

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.
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DOMINICA | OAS Chief Interferes in Electoral Process in Dominica

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.
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UN ‘regrets’ new US position on Illegal Israeli settlements

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.

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JAMAICA | No change to Role of Diaspora Representatives in Global Council says Marks

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.
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Mexico Grants Evo Morales Political Asylum

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.

BOLIVIA | Evo Morales Slams Coup Plotters for Keeping up Violence

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.

JAMAICA | Do not ignore North East US Diaspora, Hanna Tells Foreign Minister

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).
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DIASPORA | Jamaicans in North East USA want accountability in election of Diaspora Council

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.
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DIASPORA | J'cans in North East US want Global Diaspora Council Elections Postponed

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.
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Dominicans to vote in General elections on December 6

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.
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