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.…

Verizon and CONCACAF kick off exclusive multi-platform media partnership

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verizon and the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) have agreed to a ground breaking multi-platform media rights deal to distribute CONCACAF tournaments across Verizon’s digital media platforms. The deal gives Verizon exclusive English language rights to distribute multiple Confederation Championships, including the…

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…

Exxon Mobil/Hess Corp. Strike Oil Again in Guyana

Exxon Mobil and Hess Corp. said Wednesday they’ve made their seventh oil discovery in the developing offshore fields of Guyana in northeastern South America. The find at the new Pacora-1 exploration represents the continuation of emerging oil development off the coast of the Latin American country, which is immediately east of Venezuela, where political and…

Single Clearance System for Exports & Imports for Guyana soon

Guyana is considering the Trinidad and Tobago model of the Electronic Single Window (ESW) to fast-track the processing of imports and exports instead of waiting days, under a project being facilitated by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). With financing from South Korea, the hemispheric bank on Wednesday brought together stakeholders from the Ministry of Foreign…

Ministries of Education, Culture collaborate to stage Jamaica Day 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is collaborating with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in observing Jamaica Day 2018 on Friday next, under the theme, “Celebrating Jamaica: Nurturing our Cultural and Natural Heritage”. Schools island-wide will be engaged in a number of activities to highlight the theme, share…

Kingston to be “Musical Economic Zone”- Grange

(JIS) The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is working on building a framework for Kingston to fully operate as a musical economic zone. This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, during a reggae month reception on the lawns of Jamaica House on February 20. “Having received the UNESCO (United Nations Educational,…