IRIEJAM 360 CARIBBEAN NEWS

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Romaine Sawyers has been called up for international duty with St Kitts and Nevis. The midfielder will travel with the squad to the Dominican city of Santiago to face the Dominican Republic on Sunday March 25 in an international friendly. Sawyers, who has scored five goals in all competitions this season, has been an ever […]

Were it not for missing salad dressing, Jessica Hughes and her family would have never stopped in the parking lot of the Steak ‘n Shake restaurant on Goodman Road in Southaven on Feb. 9. It was there that she was arrested and charged with misusing the 911 emergency phone system, and where she says she […]

Forty-five candidates have been nominated for Grenada’s parliamentary elections, slated for March 13, it has been announced. Most of the candidates are in one of two political camps, the first being the ruling New National Party (NNP). The second is the main opposition, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), according to Nation News. The NPC and NDC each nominated 15 candidates […]


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