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GUYANA | Opposition questions Guyana's embarassing UN vote on racial discrimination

GEORGETOWN, April 17, 2021 - The government of Guyana continues to be haunted by its embarrassing 'NO' vote in relation to a global call for concrete action for the elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and the comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, has become a cause for much confusion. 
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JAMAICA | Police halts domestic abuse probe involving MP George Wright

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 16, 2021 - The Jamaica police say they are unable to pursue the domestic abuse case involving central Westmoreland MP George Wright and his alleged consort, businesswoman Tannisha Singh, as neither party is prepared to give a statement to the police and neither are they able to get witnesses to participate in the investigation.
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JAMAICA | MP George Wright withdraws from JLP Parliamentary Caucus, To become an independent member until……..

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, April 16, 2021 - JLP leader Andrew Holness, says central Westmoreland Member of parliament and JLP member George Wright, will withdraw from the Government Parliamentary caucus, to become an independent member, in light of unresolved allegations circulating in the public domain which are causing deep concern to many Jamaicans and the Jamaica Labour Party, including its Parliamentarians.
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CUBA'S economic woes may fuel America’s next migrant crisis

UNITED STATES, April 16, 2021 - Not all of the migrants hoping to claim asylum in the United States are fleeing Central America’s violence-torn “Northern Triangle” of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, contrary to popular perception.
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BARBADOS | CXC heeds Regional call for adjustments in Examination time lines

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, April 15, 2021 - Against the background of calls by concerned parents across the region for the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) to reconsider its plans for testing this year in light of the havoc being wreaked by the COBID-19 pandemic, the CXC has put out a statement making major adjustments for all exams.
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JAMAICA | In Defense of Horace Chang’s Dialogue with the Diaspora

JAMAICA, April 14, 2021 - “Offensive,” “Disrespectfu,l” and “Shocked,” were among the words used by Gleaner’s New York correspondent Lester Hines, to describe the sentiments expressed by diaspora 'leaders in relation to remarks made by Minister of National Security Dr. Horace Chang during last Thursday’s on-line town hall meeting, hosted by Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks.
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JAMAICA | Opposition wants JLP MP George Wright to resign over alleged abuse of woman

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Opposition Spokesperson on Justice and Gender Affairs, Senator Donna Scott Mottley, is calling on the Jamaica Constabulary Force to bring all resources at its disposal to immediately investigate Member of Parliament of Central Westmoreland, George Wright, who was captured in an April 6, 2021 video recording, allegedly, repeatedly striking an unidentified woman.
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GUYANA | Chief Justice to deliver decision in Election Petition 88 case on April 26

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, April 8, 2021 - Chief Justice (ag) Roxanne George says she will be handing down her decision on the 26th of April in relation to Election Petition No. 88, filed by coalition supporters Claudette Thorne and Heston Bostwick which challenges the validity of the National Recount Order by the Elections Commission and the declaration of the final results using that order.
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JAMAICA | Opposition wants Gov't to Lobby CXC for students to defer Exams

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 8, 2021 - The Opposition Shadow Minister of Education and Training Dr Angela Brown Burke, is calling on Government to make proper representation for Jamaican students to be allowed to defer all aspects of their Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exams until January or June of 2022. 
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G24 urges fair vaccine distribution to help recovery in developing countries

WASHINGTON DC, IMF - April 6, 2021 - Intensified action is needed to end the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent long-term economic damage in vulnerable nations.  This is the word from Abdolnasser Hemmati, Governor of the Central Bank of Iran and Chair of the Group of Twenty-Four (G-24) nations, which gathered virtually today to coordinate response efforts. 
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BRITAIN is a model for racial equality says report

LONDON, April 3 — Britain should be seen as a “model for other white-majority countries” but more still needs to be done, a review into race inequality said today, a conclusion that provoked fury from critics who branded it a “whitewash”.
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CARICOM | Belizean National Nominated for the Top Post in CARICOM

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, April 2, 2021 - After ten years at the helm of the Caribbean Community, CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin Larocque seems to be calling it quits and a number of persons have begun throwing their hats in the ring, including former CARICOM Deputy Secretary General Dr. Carla Barnett, who has been nominated by Belize, for the coveted post. 
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BRITAIN | Backlash over British race report that seeks to whitewash racism, tell ‘new story’ about slave trade,

LONDON, April 1, 2021 - An attempt by a government-commissioned report  to rewrite the thorny history of British race relations and  place a positive public relations spin on race relations in that country, is not going down well with a number of groups, and has resulted in the resignation of a black adviser to prime minister Boris Johnson.
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JAMAICA | Its now official, you can soon be fined for appearing in public without a mask

KINGSTON, Jamaica March 31, 2021 - Despite repeated warnings from Opposition Leader Mark Golding that sweeping powers being given to the Prime Minister to create offences, which could lead to criminal penalties appearing on a person's criminal record, under the Amendments to the Disaster Risk Management Act, the government dismissed the Opposition concerns and  used its majority on Tuesday evening to pass the amendments to the statute.
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UWI | Its a Travesty of Justice! 146 Int'l academics flay Beckles contract delay

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, Thursday March 25, 2021 - One hundred and forty six members of the international academic community, have written to the Chancellor of the University of the West Indies Robert Bermudez, over the failure of the UWI Council to make a decision on the reappointment of the current UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, despite his stellar service.
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JAMAICA | Opposition loses battle to curb PM powers in new disaster law

KINGSTON, March 27, 2021 - Despite herculean attempts by opposition senators on Friday to delay debate on the Disaster Risk Management (Amendment) Act (DRMA), and to impose parliamentary checks on the prime minister's move to create criminal offences by ministerial order without Parliamentary oversight, the opposition failed when the matter came up for a vote in the Senate.
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JAMAICA | Security Forces on High Alert to Enforce Stringent COVID-19 Measures

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 27, 2021 - The island's security forces have finalised preparations for the enforecment of the islandwide weekend  lock down over the next three weeks, the first of which is to take place this weekend commencing at 12 noon on Saturday, March 27 and ending at 5 a.m. on Monday, March 29.
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