Floods and Landslides Threaten 100,000 Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

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…

Educate St. Lucia Launched

(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.…

Antigua Withdraws from OAS Summit in Support of Venezuela

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…

CARICOM & OAS to Obeserve Grenada Elections

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…

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…