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ST.KITTS/NEVIS: PM Douglas to review civil servants’ salaries

denzil douglas 460BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 25th July 2013– Federal civil servants, auxiliary workers and pensioners in St. Kitts and Nevis could be carrying home heavier pay packets in the next few months.

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JLP not happy with CARICOM trade imbalance

andrew-holness00The leader of Jamaica's opposition, the Jamaica Labour Party, Andrew Holness, says he is not happy with the lax approach to the Jamaican Government’s trade imbalance with CARICOM.

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Ramotar says Opposition’s vote on Amaila Bill represents blackmail and terrorism

Donald-Ramotar-OPGeorgetown, GINA, July 20, 2013 - Political blackmail was how President Donald Ramotar described the opposition’s vote against legislation relevant to the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project, (AFHP) in the National Assembly last evening.

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Margaret Jobson appointed as Jamaica’s new Ambassador to Berlin

margaret-jobsonJamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, Senator Arnold J. Nicholson, Q.C., has announced the appointment of Mrs. Margaret Jobson, JP as Jamaica’s new Ambassador to Berlin, Germany.

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Moonilal: Jack’s diplomatic passport not parting gift

Roodal-MoonilalActing Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal says Jack Warner’s diplomatic passport was “not a parting gift” but the property of the Government of T&T which must be returned when a minister no longer holds office. Moonilal said so in response to statements made by Warner after surrendering the passport. Warner resigned as a minister in April and as a consequence the diplomatic passport must be returned, Moonilal added.

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CARICOM Urged to Step Up Regional Integration

caricomlogoKingstown, July 22 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) must move forward at a faster pace and adapt to the times to achieve true regional integration, Caribbean News online newspaper said today.

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Former Dominica PM Wants “Cross The Floor Legislation” To Prevent The Practice

edison-jamesFormer Dominica prime minister, Edson James says there should be legislation in place to prevent elected representatives from “crossing the floor” to join the other side without first having to go back to the electorate to get a mandate.

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Kamla, Ramlogan to sue Rowley over e-mail statements

 

keith rowley talkPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, July 23, 2013 - The e-mail controversy has taken a new turn and is heading to the courts. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Attorney General Anand Ramlogan intend to sue Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley for statements made on the public platform with respect to emailgate and published in the local media.

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T&T - Williams e-mail statement irresponsible and reckless says Deputy DPP

joan-honore-paul4Public Prosecutions (DPP) Joan Honore-Paul against acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams’ recent statement that the purported Section 34 e-mails read by Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley in Parliament on May 20 were “fake”.

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GUYANA - Vote against Amaila Project legislation threatens national consensus - PPP

Irfan-Ali6The ruling People’s Progressive Party says the opposition’s vote against the Amaila Hydroproject legislation has threatened efforts aimed at building national consensus. This was relayed by Central Committee member Irfaan Ali at a party news conference on Monday.

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CAYMAN - US experts battle it out in Tara Rivers election petition

David Rowe(CNS): Two legal expert witnesses went head to head Thursday when they gave their evidence regarding American law and in particular the issue of allegiance to the United States on the second day of the petition hearing challenging the election of Tara Rivers to the district of West Bay at the national poll in May.

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Education stakeholders’support critical to meeting Jamaica’s IMF targets

earl-jarrettKINGSTON, Jamaica July 20, 2013 - Business Leader Earl Jarrett, has welcomed the resumption of talks between the Jamaica Teachers Association and the Ministry of Education, noting that this was critical if the country was to achieve the economic targets agreed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Labour Women mounts pressure for Harris and Condor to resign seats

marcmassBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 19h July 2013– Over 120 women representing the eight constituencies in St. Kitts have called on two recent defectors from the leadership of the governing St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) to resign.

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T&T Express poll shows Jack Warner In Front

Jacks-new-partyJack Warner, interim leader of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP), is ahead of the other contenders in the Chaguanas West by-election on July 29, a new poll has shown. He has a commanding lead in the race with an approval rating of 48 per cent. 

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St. Kitts - Nisbett outlines priority areas for Decent Work Agenda and Global Millennium Goals

patrice-nisbett45BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 19th July 2013– The St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly has given the greenlight to make the National Tripartite Committee a legal entity with legislative authority to undertake the critical work of legally scrubbing the Draft Labour Code.

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Granger open to hydro-electric bill return but .....

granger parliamentGuyana's  Opposition Leader David Granger says there is no opposition to the rejected hydro-electric bill being returned to the House this session but says the government first needs to move on the measures adopted by the National Assembly to ensure good governance.

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JA’s Youth Minister expresses concern over JFJ's actions

lisa-hannaMinister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna, has expressed strong concern over recent actions taken by civil society group, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), including the posting of a video online, which criticized the treatment of juveniles in detention.

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T&T Integrity Commission Chairman won’t be ‘stampeded into quitting’

ken-gordonTrinidad and Tobago’s Integrity Commission chairman Ken Gordon says he does not think he ought to resign in answer to a call by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar for him to step down.

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Antigua moves to collect on WTO sanctions against the United States in gaming dispute

jutinsimonThe Government of Antigua and Barbuda is moving to collect on sanctions imposed on the United States by the World Trade Organization when United States legislation decimated the local gaming industry resulting in billions of dollars in lost earnings to the CARICOM island nation.

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Guyana Gov’t calls Opposition’s no vote an act of sabotage

guyana-govt-press-conferenceGeorgetown, GINA, July 20, 2013 - The Guyana Government has condemned the Opposition’s non-support for the Hydro-Electric Power (Amendment) Bill as well as the accompanying Motion which is aimed at raising the guarantee limit of loans, from $1B to $150B (US $750M).

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Prime Minister says JADCO Intends to Ramp up Public Education Programme

portia-simpsonPrime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, says the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) intends to ramp up the Public Education Programme in the High Schools, and commence the sensitization programmes at the Primary School level.

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