Day: March 9, 2018

BY CLARE BALDWIN AND Andrew R.C. Marshall CHAKMAKUL REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) – The Rohingya refugees who live in shacks clinging to these steep, denuded hills in southern Bangladesh pray that the sandbags fortifying the slopes will survive the upcoming monsoon. “They make it safer, but they won’t hold if the rain is really heavy,” said […]

(GIS) – The quality of education provided to Saint Lucians is expected to be improved as the Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations officially launched the #Educate Saint Lucia initiative. Minister for Education, Hon. Dr. Gale Rigobert said government remains committed to deliver an education to every Saint Lucian citizen regardless of his/her socio-economic status. […]

Sanders said the government of Venezuela was excluded from participation without any prior explanation or discussion by the member-states. Antigua and Barbuda did not participate in the second preparatory meeting for the Summit of the Americas yesterday as it joined the list of countries protesting Venezuela’s exclusion from the Summit scheduled to be held in Lima, Peru in April. Sir […]

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organization of American States (OAS) have deployed electoral observer missions to monitor General Elections in Grenada on March 13. The Director of Legal Affairs, Development, and Research for the Electoral Office of Jamaica, Pauline Welsh, has been appointed as the head of the Caricom Election Observation Mission, according to the Jamaica Observer. Accompanying […]

THE TTFA (Trinidad and Tobago Football Association)/NLCB Elite Girls Development programme is into high gear as the FA continues to focus on the development of its youngest group of players currently being prepared for future engagements. Marlon Charles, who was the assistant coach of the Under-20 Women’s national team and is also a TTFA coaching […]

NEW YORK – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed a Guyanese national March 1, who was wanted for murder in his home country. ERO deportation officers escorted Anthony Bhupdeo, 25, who was removed from the United States via a commercial flight. Bhupdeo was transferred into the custody of Guyanese […]

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, is reporting that the country has successfully passed the targets set under the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Precautionary Stand-By Arrangement. “As at the end of December 2017, the Government of Jamaica has successfully met all the quantitative performance criteria and indicative targets agreed with the […]

A U.S.-U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) partnership working to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to manage outbreaks of diseases in farm animals has, in just 12 months, succeeded in training more than 4,700 veterinary health professionals in 25 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The FAO-provided technical trainings covered a gamut […]

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has been commended for hosting the 35th Regional Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). “Thank you for organising this conference in a short time,” Director-General of the FAO, José Graziano da Silva, said at […]


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