October 23, 2019

CCJ President says Caribbean people need more information about the functions of the Court

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From Nation News PORT OF SPAIN – The President of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders says he remains convinced that in order to gain stronger support in the region, more information must be provided to the Caribbean public about the regional court. The CCJ was established in 2001 to replace […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Gays are citizens too

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By Sir Ronald Sanders A regressive 19th century law, that is a legacy of British rule, continues to exist in 10 of the 12 independent Commonwealth Caribbean states. The law, inspired by the 1553 Buggery Act in England, was imposed on all British colonies by the colonial government in Britain in 1861. It effectively outlawed homosexuality. […]

UWI only Caribbean institution in 2018 Latin America University Ranking

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From Jamaica Gleaner Cementing its place as the Caribbean’s top University, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) made its debut in the Times Higher Education University Rankings as the only institution in the Caribbean region to be listed in the 2018 Latin America University Rankings. The list, which includes 129 of the best […]

UK: No 10 refuses Caribbean request to discuss children of Windrush

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By Amelia Gentleman from The Guardian British residents threatened with deportation to countries they left as children and have not returned to since ‘I’m here legally, but they’re asking me to prove I’m British’ Downing Street has rejected a formal diplomatic request to discuss the immigration problems being experienced by some Windrush-generation British residents at […]

After landmark ruling in Belize, Human Rights Groups hope the Caribbean tide is turning towards LGBT equality

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From Global Voices Belize City Court House. Photo by Janine Mendes-Franco, used with permission. Following in the wake of Hurricane Earl, a wind of change blew through Belize last week in the form of a widely anticipated oral court decision. On August 10, 2016, Honorable Chief Justice of Belize Kenneth Benjamin struck down Section 53 of […]

Help’s on the way –Commonwealth to help Caribbean access Climate Change funds

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By Ravin Singh From Guyana Chronicle SUPPORT will be offered to Commonwealth Caribbean countries by the 53-member Commonwealth of Nations to assist in the process of accessing United Nations’ (UN) available funds to counter climate change.This was articulated by Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Patricia Scotland during an interview with the Guyana Chronicle. An England resident, Scotland […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events (From BIG FISH 95.5)

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Cayman Airways can’t fly over Mexico According to Mexico Cayman Airways owes an undisclosed sum of money for flying over Mexican airspace 10 to 15 years ago. However, Cayman disputes this. CEO of Cayman Airways, Fabian Whorms, said the airline was working to resolve the issue that is a problem for several airlines in the […]

Canada assisting Jamaica, Caribbean in bigger ways than before

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By Vernon Davidson Executive editor – publications From Jamaica Observer [email protected] Much like a covert philanthropist, Canada has been providing vital assistance to Jamaica for decades. In fact, the relationship between Ottawa and Kingston predates Jamaica’s Independence in 1962. “It goes right back to the old days of the British Empire Trading System, where salt […]

Scotland’s September 18 Referendum: Its consequences

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday September 11, 2014 – If the people of Scotland vote for independence from the United Kingdom on September 18, they will be buying a one-way ticket to their own misfortune, and with consequences that will go beyond their borders affecting Commonwealth countries. Notwithstanding the arguments of […]