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DIASPORA | Scholarship Fund Praised for Nurturing Jamaican Young Men

WASHINGTON DC, January 20, 2020 - The David Wagga Hunt Scholarship Foundation has been recognized by the Jamaica’s Ambassador in Washington Her Excellency Audrey Marks, for its consistent contribution to nurturing young men from two of the island’s premier institution.
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JAMAICA | CMU Board Chair Resigns; Bunting Alarmed over Reports

KINGSTON, January 20, 2020 - Chairman of the council of the embattled Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Hyacinth Bennett has tendered her resignation in the face of repeated calls for the council for the Board to resign and in the wake of damning findings of a report by the Auditor General on the operations of the institution.

Trinidad and Tobago stands with Barbados on US invitation

PORT OF SPAIN,  January 20, 2020 - The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, has given support to the position of CARICOM Chairman and Prime Ministrer of Barbados, Mia Amour Mottley, not to send a representative to a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Jamaica on Tuesday.
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CARICOM Chair Concerned over Pompeo's Jamaica meeting

KINGSTON, January 20, 2020 - CARICOM Chairman and Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley says she will not be sending her foreign minister to meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Jamaica on a matter of principle.  She says the refusal to invite the entire CARICOM body to participate in tomorrow's multilateral round table discussion seems to be an attempt to divide and rule.
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JAMAICA | E-Passports Soon to be Introduced by PICA

KINGSTON, January 18, 2020 - Jamaicans are on the cusp of receiving electronic passports (e-passports), as part of the transformation process taking place at the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA).

GUYANA | EU, UK, US call for “mature election campaign”

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, January 18, 2020 - The European Union (EU) , United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) on Saturday said after a “smooth and efficient” Nominations Day on Friday, it is now time for a hassle-free election campaign towards polling day on March 2, 2020.
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JAMAICA | Opposition urges Gov't to Table Auditor General's Report on CMU

KINGSTON, Jamaica, January 16, 2020: The People’s National Party (PNP) says failure of the  Speaker of the House of Representative’s to table the Auditor General’s Special Report on the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) is a disturbing development and signals the continuation of the administration’s effort to cover up the corrupt practices within the government in general and at the institution in particular.

JAMAICA | PNP Youth arm to help Domestic Abuse Victims

KINGSTON, Jamaica, January 16, 2020: The People’s National Party Youth Organisation has announced that it is leading the coordination of a project to provide legal services to assist victims of abuse to access free legal support that will allow them to safely separate themselves and their children from their abusers.

JAMAICA | PNP Tells Gov't: Fix Issues Affecting Integrity Commission

KINGSTON, Jamaica, January 15, 2020: The People’s National Party (PNP) says the government needs to take immediate steps to resolve the issues affecting the smooth operations and legislative mandate of the National Integrity Commission, so that outstanding corruption matters can be prosecuted, and persons brought before the court.

Britain Secretly Funded Reuters in 60s and 70s Using the BBC

The British government secretly funded Reuters News Agency in the 1960s and 1970s as part of an anti-Soviet propaganda program linked to British intelligence, concealing the funding using the BBC to make the payments, declassified government documents show.

TRINIDAD | Sections of TT Sedition Act Unconstitutional says High Court

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, January 13, 2020 - Trinidad and Tobago’s High Court has struck down Sections 3, 4 and 13 of the country’s Sedition Act, as they infringe the fundamental rights guaranteed under the constitution, and “contravene the principle of legality in that they are vague, uncertain and therefore illegal, null and void and of no legal effect, unconstitutionally vague and offend the rule of law.”
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GUYANA | Political Parties nominate for March 2 General and Regional Elections

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, January 10, 2020 - Guyana's political parties, including  its two largest political organisations — A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) and the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) — marched through the streets of Georgetown to Umana Yana today,where they handed in their nomination papers to the Guyana Elections Commission, in their bid to contest the March 2 General elections.
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CARICOM | Mottley concerned over the continued violence in Haiti

CARICOM Secretariat, January 9, 2020 - The new Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is deeply concerned at the continuing unsettled political, economic, humanitarian and social situation in its Member State, Haiti.
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GUYANA | PPP's Irfaan Ali vows to send Granger into retirement

GEORGETOWN,  January 6, 2020- Presidential Candidate for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Irfaan Ali says he intends to send  President David Granger  into retirement, as he launched the party's 2020 general elections campaign at the Kitty Market Square in Georgetown.
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GUYANA | "Guyanese will never be poor again" declares Granger

GEORGETOWN,  January 5, 2020 - Guyana's governing coalition, A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Friday kicked off the new year with the launch of the coalition’s 2020 general election campaign which say thousands of persons gathered at the D'Urban Park  in Georgetown.
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With the US and Iran on the brink of war, the dangers of Trump’s policy of going it alone become clear

President Donald Trump’s policy toward Iran is in deep crisis. The president’s approach has the support neither of America’s allies nor of its strategic rivals, China and Russia. And his policy – made even more confrontational by the shooting of a high-ranking Iranian official – has boxed him into a situation where, short of dramatic reversal, Washington and Tehran are edging close to war.

Venezuelan Opposition Rejects Juan Guaido's Leadership

The Venezuelan opposition stated on Sunday that they would not be seeking the reelection of the self-proclaimed president Juan Guaidó. According to their statement, the opposition is choosing to move forward without Guaido, as his corruption and failures have worsened their cause.

JAMAICA | PNP says Gov't must start new year with credible crime fighting strategy

Kingston, Jamaica, January 2, 2020:  Wioth the advent of the new year, the People's National Party (PNP) has urged the government to immediately put in place a workable plan to arrest the murder rate as Jamaica cannot afford another year of the kind of senseless killings and criminal aggravations which took place in and continued throughout 2019.
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