October 21, 2019

Suspension of importation on Round-Up, Touchdown and Glyphos

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Official Statement from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ministry of Agriculture Friday, August 24, 2018 — The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, acting on the advice of the Pesticides Board, has placed an immediate suspension on the importation into St. Vincent and the Grenadines of Round-Up, Touchdown and Glyphos and any other […]

More than half of older Caribbeans don’t receive pensions: Report

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life A new study by two United Nations’ agencies has found that more than half of older persons in Latin America and the Caribbean do not receive a pension from a contributing system. In the joint publication, released in Santiago, Chile on Wednesday, by the Economic Commission for Latin […]

UN financing forum sees focus on debt relief for vulnerable Caribbean nations

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By Amy Lieberman From devex UNITED NATIONS — Concern over debt vulnerability and risks for small island developing states in the Caribbean, likely set to face another strong hurricane season this year, guided an emerging consensus for action at the United Nations Forum on Financing for Development last week, according to the head of a […]

Guyana “watching” situation in recolonised Dutch Caribbean islands

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By: Denis Chabrol From Demera Waves Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge on Tuesday indicated that his country would be paying guarded attention to the political situation in the former Netherlands Antilles- Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba- where residents complain that they have been recolonised eight years ago by The Netherlands. They want to be […]

Caribbean NGOs call on UN to investigate killings in Gaza, Syria

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From MEM The Caribbean Against Apartheid in Palestine [CAAP] and the Caribbean Peace Movement have called upon 15 Caribbean nations to support calls for an urgent United Nations investigation into the recent deaths of civilians in the Gaza Strip and Syria. “As a people who have endured the abomination of slavery, we in CARICOM (Caribbean Community) should […]

Latin America and Caribbean must ‘radically transform’ food habits to combat obesity – UN agency

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From UN News A “radical transformation” of food systems and food habits is critical to combat the growing scourge of overweight and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations food security agency said on Wednesday. “Eradicating hunger must not be our only concern […] in a region where 7 percent of children […]

Latin America advances in female participation, but inequalities persist in

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By Radio Cadena Agramonte United Nations, Feb 16.- Latin America and the Caribbean experienced the highest increase in terms of employment and participation of women in the labor force reported in the developing regions over the last decade. He explained today Shahra Razavi, head of the Data and Research Section of UN Women and lead […]

Investing in rural people is central to building peace and stability around the world

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IFAD annual meeting on 13-14 February 2018 Rome, 8 February 2018 – Against a rising tide of people living in increasingly fragile situations, the 41st session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will feature international personalities and heads-of-state who will discuss how investing in sustainable rural livelihoods is central to […]

UN court lays down Costa Rica, Nicaragua maritime borders

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By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press From 12WBOY THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – The International Court of Justice laid down definitive maritime boundaries Friday between Costa Rica and Nicaragua in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean and a small land boundary in a remote, disputed wetland. As part of the complex ruling, the United Nations’ highest […]

Former German development executive joins United Nations agency, IFAD, as Vice-President

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Rome, 1 February 2018 – Cornelia Richter, a German national and former Managing Director and member of the Executive Committee of the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), joined the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today as Vice-President. In her new role, Richter will provide strategic direction to IFAD, promote corporate approaches and solutions, […]