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'Go Fix Your Countries': Trump to US Congresswomen

“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how,” United States President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday addressing a group of Democratic congresswomen.

Protests Against Puerto Rico Governor as Demands of Resignation Increase

The Victoria Citizen Movement published a statement Sunday demanding the resignation of Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello Nevares. They asked different organizations to gather in front of the Capitol Monday and demand the legislature to remove the governor from office after he was accused of corruption by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested his cabinet members last week. 
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GUYANA | Granger says GECOM could have a new Chairman by Monday If.......

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, July 13, 2019 - The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), could have a new chairman as early as Monday if the Opposition is prepared to act in good faith. This is the word from President David Granger on Friday, as he addressed the nation following the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) consequential orders.

VENEZUELA | Maduro lashes Bachelet with powerful response

CARACAS, Venezuela, July 11, 2019 - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro penned on July 11th a powerful response to U.N. High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, who accused the government of the Bolivarian Republic of killing nearly 7,000 people.

GUYANA | Negotiators send back GECOM Chairmanship issue to Granger, Jagdeo

GEORGETOWN, July 11, 2019 - Political negotiators for the government and opposition Thursday evening decided to ask President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo to consider a total of 13 nominees to further shortlist them down to six from which the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) would be picked.

JAMAICA | Phillips demands cooperation from government to root out corruption

KINGSTON, July 11, 2019 - The People's National Party (PNP) has written to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, demanding that the Government cooperates with the Parliamentary Opposition in convening the relevant Parliamentary Oversight Committee during the course of next week to review and recommend changes, where necessary, to make the operations and functioning of the National Integrity Commission more effective.

GUYANA | PPP asks CCJ to order general elections on Sept 18 with same voters list

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, July 10, 2019 - Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, through his lawyers, have asked the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to order that President David Granger name September 18 as election day, and his party wants the regional court to order that a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) be appointed in three days.

JAMAICA | PNP to stage anti-corruption vigil in Mandela Park on Thursday

KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 10, 2019: In light of the ongoing spread of allegations of corruption across several Ministries and public bodies, and the lack of appropriate action by the Andrew Holness Administration to hold its members accountable, the People’s National Party (PNP) will, tomorrow Thursday, July 11, 2019, stage an anti-Corruption vigil in Mandela Park, Half Way Tree.

JAMAICA |Angry Opposition Senators walk out of Upper House

KINGSTON, Jamaica July 5, 2019 - Opposition members walked out of the Senate this afternoon, after the speaker ruled that Senator Lambert Brown’s contribution to the debate on the Petroleum Amendment Act, which would see the money held in the PetroCaribe Fund transferred to the Consolidated Fund lacked relevance, and ruled him out of order.

JAMAICA| CMU donor was former minister's business partner

KINGSTON, July 4, 2019 - The ongoing saga of seeming corruption at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) continued to unfold this week at parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) as they further questioned the operations of a programme through which the CMU targets at-risk youth.

CARICOM has role to play in Venezuela situation says PM Harris

GROS ISLET,  July 4, 2019 -  Outgoing Chairman of the CARICOM Conference of Heads and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr. Timothy Harris says the Region’s engagement in the attempts at resolving the situation in Venezuela has demonstrated that there is a role for CARICOM to play.
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CARICOM | Imposing tax rules outside OECD is unacceptable says LaRocque

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, July 4, 2019 - The arbitrary imposition of tax governance and anti-money laundering rules by countries and groups of countries other than the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), without meaningful consultation with the affected States, is unacceptable.
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British Overseas Territories Demand Self Rule

CAYMAN ISLANDS,  July 2, 2019 - Britain’s Overseas Territories are demanding self-government and have vowed to “stand together” to defend their right to self-government amid increasing concerns over “constitutional overreach” from the UK.
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JAMAICA | Phillip welcome's PSOJ's Call for Dialogue on Crime

Kingston, Jamaica, July 3, 2019: The President of the People’s National Party (PNP) and Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, says he welcomes the call from the President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ),  Howard Mitchell, for the government and Opposition to sit with civil society to discuss the root causes of crime.
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