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UN ‘regrets’ new US position on Illegal Israeli settlements

UNITED NATIONS,  New York, November 19, 2019 - The longstanding position of the UN regarding Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory – that they are in breach of international law – is unchanged, Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said during a press briefing on Tuesday in New York, reacting to the policy reversal announced by the United States.

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JAMAICA | No change to Role of Diaspora Representatives in Global Council says Marks

WASHINGTON  DC, November 13, 2019 - There will be no change in the role that elected members of the Global Jamaica Diaspora Council (GJDC) will play versus the current role of persons elected as Diaspora Advisory Board members when the new body comes into operation next January. So says Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks.
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Mexico Grants Evo Morales Political Asylum

Mexico has offered Bolivian President Evo Morales political asylum on Monday after his forced resignation in the wake of a coup, while thousands of pro-Morales protesters were marching towards the nation's legislative assembly.

BOLIVIA | Evo Morales Slams Coup Plotters for Keeping up Violence

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned Monday right-wing opposition leaders Carlos Mesa and Lusi Camacho for failing to stop the violence in the country and warning that they intend to blame him for such violence instead of taking responsibility following the coup against his leftist government.

JAMAICA | Do not ignore North East US Diaspora, Hanna Tells Foreign Minister

KINGSTON, Jamaica, November 10, 2019: People’s National Party’s (PNP) Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Ms. Lisa Hanna, says despite pleas from the North East Diaspora for a review of the new Global Jamaica Diaspora Council (GJDC), the governmernt's is continuing its arrogant disregard towards the Jamaican Diaspora as it steamrolls its partisan agenda with the establishment of the new Global Jamaica Diaspora Council (GJDC).
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DIASPORA | Jamaicans in North East USA want accountability in election of Diaspora Council

New York, November 9, 2019 – As Jamaica’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs gets ready to conduct elections to choose worldwide representatives for its controversial Global Jamaica Diaspora Council, Diaspora leaders in the US northeast region wants the government to ensure that elected members of the Council are representatives of their communities and not solely advisors to the Foreign Ministry.
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DIASPORA | J'cans in North East US want Global Diaspora Council Elections Postponed

New York, November 6, 2019 - Jamaicans residing in the Northeast Region of the United States are up in arms over the government's proposed new organization to represent members of the diaspora, "Global Jamaica Diaspora Council," and the manner in which it proposes to have persons elected to its Board, without consultation, beginning the 21st of November.
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Dominicans to vote in General elections on December 6

On December 6, 2019 Dominicans will go to the polls to elect a new government. Dominica's Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, on Tuesday night announced the date for the election at a Dominica Labour Party (DLP) event at Goodwill.
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JAMAICA | Opposition wants divestment of FCJ Small Business Complex halted

KINGSTON, November 6, 2019 - People’s National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Industry, Competitiveness & Global Logistics, Anthony Hylton has called on the Ministry of Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries (MICAF) and its agency, the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ), to halt the divestment of the FCJ Small Business Complex at White Marl, St. Catherine.

BRAZIL | Bolsonaro Puts Up Brazilian Richest Oil Wells for Sale to Foreign Companies

RIO -DE JENERO - November 5, 2019 - Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday put for sale, four highly productive oil deposits to foreign multinational companies. One of them is the Buzios field where there are three of the world's most productive wells, which are capable of yielding more than 40,000 thousand barrels per day, a productivity level that is greater than that in Saudi Arabia, according to the Petrobras Engineers Association (AEPET).

CARICOM Institutions Need To Give More Info About Roles

BRIDGETOWN,  November 4, 2019 - If the CSME is to achieve socio-economic development, then more institutions in the region need to be part of the consultative process, and to better inform the people of the Caribbean about their role.
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GUYANA | Jagdeo woos overseas Guyanese to return home to vote

TORONTO, Canada, November 3, 2019 - Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is encouraging overseas-based Guyanese to return home and vote in next March’s general elections, even as his party vigorously resists the planned removal of names from the voters’ list because the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) cannot locate those persons.
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Venezuela Expels El Salvador's Diplomats from Caracas

CARACAS,  November 3, 2019 - Venezuela's foreign ministry said on Sunday it was expelling El Salvador's diplomats from the country, in response to the Central American country's decision to expel diplomats representing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
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