January 16, 2019

Sir Dennis praises Caribbean Court of Justice’s accomplishments

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From St Kitts & Nevis Observer BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — Former President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the Right Honourable Sir Dennis Byron, a native of St. Kitts and Nevis, has praised the accomplishments of the Trinidad-based court, which was established in 2005 to replace the London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The Nicaragua Government has gone too far

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Jamaica Observer The English-speaking Caribbean has just emerged from a season manifesting the spirit, intrinsic to Christmas, of ‘peace on earth and goodwill to all’. Not even the no-confidence vote that was carried against the A Partnership for National Unity-Alliance for Change (APNU-AFC) Coalition Government in Guyana, on Friday, December 21, […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The Nicaragua Government has gone too far

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Jamaica Observer The English-speaking Caribbean has just emerged from a season manifesting the spirit, intrinsic to Christmas, of ‘peace on earth and goodwill to all’. Not even the no-confidence vote that was carried against the A Partnership for National Unity-Alliance for Change (APNU-AFC) Coalition Government in Guyana, on Friday, December 21, […]

Letter to CaribNN: Why is it so hard to amend Caribbean constitutions?

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By C. ben-David To Caribbean News Now Dear Sir: On Tuesday, November 6, the citizens of Antigua/Barbuda and Grenada soundly rejected the entreaties of local and regional elites to vote “yes” in separate referenda to replace the London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as their highest appellate […]

FLOW files lawsuit against regulators

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From Antigua Observer GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – The telecommunications company FLOW has filed a lawsuit against the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL), in a bid to revoke the 700-spectrum license granted to the Irish-based company, Digicel. Public Utilities Minister, Gregory Bowen told Parliament Wednesday that the lawsuit also includes the National Telecommunications and Regulatory Commission […]

FAO addresses gender inequalities in Caribbean farming

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From St Kitts & Nevis Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean appears to fare well in global gender statistics, with a high Gender Parity Index (GPI) and good rankings reported in the most recent World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2017. However, the picture changes considerably when taking a closer look at the rural economy, where […]

Bahamas urged: ‘Heed’ Fiscal Council warning

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  By NEIL HARTNELL From Tribune 242 The Bahamas would be “very wise to heed” findings that a new fiscal watchdog’s credibility will be enhanced the more independent it is from the Government. Matt Aubry, the Organisation for Responsible Governance’s (ORG) executive director, told Tribune Business that this nation does not yet match up to […]

Grenada to Launch USD42m Water Resiliency Project

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By Jewel Fraser From Inter Press Service PORT-OF-SPAIN, Nov 26 2018 (IPS) – Water-scarce Grenadians will soon get some relief through a Green Climate Fund-approved project to be launched next year that will make Grenada’s water sector more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Currently, several households in the 134-square mile island of Grenada, […]

Civil society role critical to advance CCJ, says former president

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By LK Hewlett From Caribbean News Now BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Former president of the Caribbean Court of Justice Sir Dennis Byron has weighed in on why two more Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have rejected the CCJ. Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada both held referenda on Tuesday to decide if their countries would move […]

Reading Road Show targets early learners as part of St. Lucia’s Reading Month celebrations

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OECS/USAID Early Learners Program (ELP) Tuesday, November 6, 2018 — Young book lovers in St. Lucia experienced a welcomed  treat last Friday when a Reading Road Show and literary extravaganza got underway as part of St. Lucia’s Reading Month celebrations under the theme: ‘Collaborating to Close the Literacy Gap – Read for Change’. The activity […]