Sun03262017

Last update01:35:06 PM

Back You are here: Home CARICOM CARICOM News Regional News

T&T Local Gov’t Elections: PNM wins…Warner’s IPL fails

PNM-win1The Opposition People’s National Movement continued this year’s victory streak in yesterday’s local government elections, winning eight regional corporations, including retaking five it had lost in the 2010 local government polls. “We have won this election, we are on the way to winning the general election...the Prime Minister should call the general election now, having lost her mandate,” PNM leader Keith Rowley said at 10 pm at Balisier House, Port-of-Spain.

Read more...

Kamla says legislation coming to recall non-performing MPs

Kamla Persad-Bissessar 8Even as she called on supporters not to split their votes and allow the PNM to regain control of local government corporations, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday revealed that legislation would soon be introduced in Parliament to give citizens the right to recall non-performing parliamentarians.

Read more...

TRINIDAD – Thieves sell cancer drug to private docs

FuadKhan6The lives of thousands of cancer patients are at stake because of a racket in which millions of dollars’ worth of cancer drugs have gone missing from the pharmacy at the St James Medical Complex and the Chaguaramas building where the Ministry of Health’s drugs are stored. The drugs, mainly used in chemotherapy, are ending up in the private offices of doctors on the “outside,” Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan disclosed yesterday as he told what his ministry had uncovered in ongoing investigations.

Read more...

Latin American and Caribbean Face High Energy Costs Despite Large Reserves

fitzroy-vidalPrincipal Director in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Fitzroy Vidal, says that the Latin American and Caribbean region continues to grapple with soaring energy costs, despite together, having the third largest resource of energy in the world.

Read more...

B’dos Opposition to file no confidence motion against Finance Minister

mottley-simmonsPolitical experts in Barbados are describing the Parliamentary Opposition’s decision to extend a no confidence motion against Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler beyond the Chamber of the House of Assembly as a useful and sound strategic move.

Read more...

PM Simpson-Miller inducted in IWF Hall of Fame

Psimpsonmiller4Jamaica’s Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller has joined a cadre of female heads of government and global women leaders to be inducted in the prestigious International Women’s Forum (IWF) Hall of Fame.

Read more...

Barbados PM says the CCJ ruling opens flood gates to unemployed and criminals

freundel-stuart99(BARBADOS NATION).-Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has voiced concern about the implications of the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) recent ruling, saying an automatic six-month stay for CARICOM nationals visiting Barbados would attract the unemployed and criminals.

Read more...

Suriname to draw attention to DR ruling on Hatians

Winston-Lakhin460PARAMARIBO–Winston Lackin, Suriname’s Minister of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday announced that he will draw attention regionally and internationally to the plight of people from Haitian origin that stand to become stateless in the Dominican Republic (DR), which is planning to strip citizenship from anyone born to migrants who entered illegally.

Read more...

Guyana concerned over Dom Rep’s treatment of Haitians

Richard-Pierre-CasimirGuyana has expressed its “deep concern” about the Dominican Republic’s (DR) refusal to grant nationality status to citizens born to illegal Haitian migrants.

Read more...

T&T AG Anand Ramlogan under fire

Ramlogan6It was improper for Attorney General Anand Ramlogan to use a political platform to launch an attack against deputy leader of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP) Anna Deonarine.

Read more...

CARICOM jobs: More skilled Jamaicans to gain access soon

derrick kellier 300More categories of skilled Jamaican workers may soon be able to seek jobs in other CARICOM countries.

Read more...

More suspension for CAL manager fingered in Multi-million-dollar racket probe

Caribbean-Airlines-737A Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) manager has received an additional two weeks suspension, as an investigation continues into a multi-million dollar alleged racket involving the use of fraudulent credit cards which has already cost CAL more than $12 million in losses.

Read more...

Guyana, Venezuela to meet to resolve territorial dispute

seismic-research-shipThe foreign Ministers of Guyana and Venezuela are expected to meet next week in an effort to resolve their latest territorial dispute following the arrest by Venezuelan Navy of a seismic research vessel in Atlantic Ocean waters that both countries claim as theirs.

Read more...

Guyana, Venezuela agree to hold maritime delimitation talks

Carolyn-Rodrigues-Birkett9PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Oct, 18, 2013 Talks between Guyana’s Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and her Venezuelan counterpart Foreign Relations Minister, Elías Jaua, over the seizure of a seismic research ship by the Venezuelan navy ended in deadlock yesterday when they met in Port of Spain, Trinidad to iron out the matter.

Read more...

Bouterse fires his Finance Minister Adelien Wijnerman

Wijnerman-300x213PARAMARIBO– Suriname's President Desi Bouterse fired his Finance Minister Adelien Wijnerman on Wednesday. “This is part of the Reconstruction of Financial Management … and the seriousness with which Government intends to bring improvement to this matter,” the President’s Cabinet said in a press release.

Read more...

CARICOM wants Dom Rep to protect the human rights of persons affected by constitutional Court ruling

caricomhq

The Caribbean Community has called on the Dominican Republic to to adopt measures to protect the human rights and interests of those persons stripped of Dominican citizenship. and made vulnerable by the ruling of the Constitutional Court and its grievous effects.

Read more...

CARICOM appoints new Assistant Secretary General

DR-Douglas-Slater-asst-SG-caricomGeorgetown, Guyana - October 12, 2013  - The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat now has a new Assistant Secretary General in charge of Human and Social Development. The new appointee is former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Consumer Affairs of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Dr. Douglas Wilbert Slater.

Read more...

PM Douglas to discuss implications of the Shanique Myrie ruling

denzildouglas-myrie-caseBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 16th October 2013 – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas will meet shortly with Attorney General, Sen. the Hon. Jason Hamilton pertaining to immigration matters within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) following the recent immigration ruling by the Caribbean Court (CCJ) in the Shanique Myrie judgement.

Read more...

Jamaica signs US$60-million loan agreement with IDB

phillips-morenoWashington DC - October 11, 2013 - Jamaica's Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. Peter Phillips this morning signed a US$60 million loan agreement on behalf of Jamaica, with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), at its headquarters in Washington DC. 

Read more...

Venezuelan Foreign Minister to hold talks in T&T over detained T&T and Guyanese vessels

elias-jauae1Venezuelan Foreign Minister Eliam Jauae is  expected to be in  Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) today for talks with his Guyanese counterpart regarding an  incident in which a 285-foot, US-chartered oil exploration ship hired by Guyana and flying under a Panamanian flag, was intercepted by the Venezuelan Navy and sailed to Margarita Island last Thursday. The ship’s captain has been charged and released, pending trial.

Read more...

Cuba Calls for Fight against Poverty to Eradicate Child Labor

child-labourBrasilia, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba stressed today the need to fight hunger, poverty and social exclusion to eliminate the worst forms of exploitation and use of children at the Third Global Conference on Child Labour.

Read more...