FAO Training to Boost Capacity of Developing Countries

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…

LaRocque: CARICOM needs concessional financing for climate resilience

From the CARICOM Secretariat Greater Georgetown, Guyana – The Caribbean community’s goal of creating a climate resilient region requires significant grant funding and very concessional financing, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said Monday. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 29th Inter-sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government at the Marriot Port-au-Prince Hotel in Haiti, he…

St. Kitts & Nevis PM No Show at CARICOM Meeting in Haiti

Basseterre, St. Kitts – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris is a no-show at the Twenty-Ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference Heads of Government of CARICOM in Haiti. This is the second successive CARICOM Inter-Sessional that Harris has missed. No St. Kitts and Nevis delegate attendee last year’s Inter-Sessional in Guyana. The conference…

Williams named to Jamaica’s IAAF Indoor Team

HE FLATS – Georgia Tech junior hurdler Jeanine Williams was invited to Jamaica’s national team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships, the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association announced this week. With the World Indoors (March 2-4 in Birmingham, England) scheduled for one week prior to the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships (March 9-10 in College Station, Texas), Williams…