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JA Education Minister Wants Civil Society to Monitor Education System

Ronaldthwaites-leave1Jamaica's Education Minister Ronald Thwaites wants civil society to demand accountability and performance from education players at all levels to ensure optimal returns on the tax dollars invested in the sector.

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Douglas unmoved by calls to debate Motion of No Confidence

denzil douglas44Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas remains unmoved by calls from the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) Coalition for an urgent hearing of a Motion of No Confidence against his government that is now more than seven months old.

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Kamla: I did not interfere in media business

Kamla Persad-Bissessar 8Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said yesterday her government stands by press freedom and she was not aware of political interference of any kind which may have led employees of the Guardian newspaper resigning their jobs.

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St. Kitts - Douglas to continue with boundary changes

Douglasziz5BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 17th July 2013 – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas says there is nothing secret about government’s intention to change the constituency boundaries as the Constituency Boundaries Commission has been appointed since 2012 and both the opposition and government have named their representatives.

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Tropical Storm Chantal races towards the Lesser Antilles

Tropical storm chantalA tropical disturbance racing westward in the Central Atlantic has turned into Tropical Storm Chantal. Models project the system will aim generally northwest and arrive over the Lesser Antilles. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Barbados, Dominica and St. Lucia.

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Japan signals intent to strengthen cooperation with CARICOM

caricom-japan1CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana- As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Japan look forward to the celebration of the Twentieth Anniversary of cooperation in 2014, Japan has signalled its intent to deepen cooperation relations with the Region even further.

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Guyana likely to be first in Caribbean to ratify ILO Domestic Work Convention – July monthend deadline

Dr-Nanda-K-Gopaul1Georgetown, GINA, July 8, 2013 - The Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security News today reported that members of the Caribbean Workers Network Steering Committee (CWNSC)  have left Guyana optimistic that the country will be the first in the Caribbean to ratify the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO’s) Convention 189 to protect domestic workers.

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LIAT pilots call off action

Liat62ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Major disruption to a number of LIAT flights scheduled to depart Antigua today has been averted.

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St. Kitts Opposition Walk Out Of Parliament

SKNparliament 2013 2St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The MPs opposed to the Denzil Douglas administration made no headway in parliament on Monday, and decided to walk out of the House. No surprise there, according to those following the events related to the motion of no confidence – this Thursday will give it exactly seven months since it was filed, and it is yet to be heard.

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Widening cracks in T&T’s People’s Partnership Coalition

Ramdahar-BachanThe Trinidad Express is reporting that all is not well in the People’s Partnership Coalition as the partners of the Congress of the People (COP) are disgruntled with the manner in which their United National Congress (UNC) counterparts are treating them.

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T&T Police Commissioner says Rowley’s e-mails are fake…. but mum on contents

stephen williamsPort-of-Spain, Trinidad, July 8, 2013 – The Trinidad and Tobago Express newspaper is reporting today that Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams says the 31 e-mails read by Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley into the Hansard in Parliament on May 20 are fakes.

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Reduction of Teachers on Study Leave Will Save Jamaica $840M

Ronaldthwaites-leave1Jamaica Minister of Education,  Rev. Ronald Thwaites, says the Ministry has begun to reduce the number of teachers and the associated cost approved for study leave, on a phased basis, which will result in the saving of some $840 million during 2013/2014.

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Guyana signs US$7.3 M agreement with Caricom Development Fund to repair farm roads

ramotar signingGuyana’s Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh and CEO of the Caricom Development Fund (CDF) Ambassador Lorne Mc Donnough have signed a Loan Agreement for the Country Assistance Programme between the CDF and the Government of Guyana (GoG).

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Vincentian Legislator slapped with several charges

Vynnette-Frederick-chargedKINGSTOWN, ST. Vincent– Opposition Senator, Vynnette Frederick is due to appear in court on Friday after she was arrested and slapped with nine charges hours after the court dismissed six charges against here on Thursday.

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Warner trying to bring down Partnership Govt says Kamla

Kamla-at-FelicityJack Warner has formed a new political party—the Independent Liberal Party (ILP)—to bring down the People’s Partnership Government, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar  has said.

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Guyana Gov't going ahead with CJIA Airport expansion

cjiaexpantionThe Guyana Government intends to go ahead with the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project in light of the fact that the hefty sum of US$20M has already been invested for mobilisation, field and laboratory works, Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn said on Friday.

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Jack launches new Independent Liberal Party (ILP)

Jacks-new-partyA defiant Jack Warner last night launched his counter-attack, announcing a new party as part of his plan to regain the Chaguanas West seat.The party is called the Independent Liberal Party (ILP).

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Guyana/Brazil agree to pursue Infrastructure Projects

Guyana-Brazil-FMs-projectsThe Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, and the Minister of External Relations of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, have signed an agreement to cooperate on several infrastructure projects at a meeting on the sidelines of the MERCOSUR Summit in Montevideo on July 11, 2013.

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Green Energy programme to bring B’dos significant benefits

denis loweGovernment’s green energy programme is expected to generate jobs, reduce the importation of oil to Barbados, carbon dioxide emissions and reduce the country’s electric bill.

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Guyana Fire Service capacity boosted – Chinese Gov’t donates 10 fire tenders

Rohee-Zhang-LiminGeorgetown, GINA, July 11, 2013 - Guyana’s Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee today received the keys to 10 fire tenders, and 400 suits for fire officers from officials of the Chinese Government at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Brickdam.  The vehicles and protective gear were handed over following the signing of the acceptance certificate.

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Invest in children’s character, youth minister tells parents

lisahannah 300July 3, 2013:  Minister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna is urging parents and guardians to not only invest in the education and material wellbeing of their children, but also to make a solid investment in building their characters.

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