December 17, 2017

Trump Immigration Policy: 3 Caribbean nations to enjoy Visa-Free travel to the US starting in January 2018

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By JOHN MCCARTHY From Virgin Islands Free Press WASHINGTON — People from three countries: Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago: have been selected among some Asian countries to enjoy visa-free travel to the United States as part of Phase 2 of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy. When it comes into force, nationals from the selected countries […]

Coordinated response in Caribbean to Hurricane Irma continues while supporting preparations in the U.S. mainland

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Release date: September 9, 2017 Release Number: HQ-17-099 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners are actively coordinating the federal response to Hurricane Irma, a catastrophic storm that moved through the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) and Puerto Rico on Wednesday, and is taking aim for […]

PAHO recommends urgent action to save lives on Caribbean roads

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From CARIBBEAN360 WASHINGTON, United States, Wednesday May 10, 2017 – Tragic road deaths across the Caribbean could be significantly reduced if authorities beef up traffic management, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has concluded. And the global body is recommending the lowering of speed limits, the installation of more speed bumps and the construction of […]

Jamaican Immigrant among ICE most wanted

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From NAN News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Mar. 20, 2017: A Jamaican immigrant is among 22 immigrants listed as Most Wanted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, (ICE). Fifty-two-year-old Desmond Hugh Chambers, who also goes by the names: Warren Michael Mullings and Gregory Lemuel Green, is wanted for removal from the United States […]

Study shows poor school infrastructure in Latin America, Caribbean

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From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — A new study has found that only one in four students in basic education in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) attends an educational centre with sufficient school infrastructure. The study undertaken by the Education Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and UNESCO Regional Bureau for […]

US plans training in Caribbean, elsewhere, to combat human trafficking

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From NY Carib News WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — With January recognized as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says its Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) will be conducting anti-human trafficking training to countries, including the Caribbean, throughout 2017 and beyond. ICE said HSI has a […]

Rights experts want Caribbean to do more in supporting breastfeeding

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From Antigua Observer WASHINGTON, CMC – United Nations human rights experts are urging Caribbean and other countries to do more to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as a human right. This includes ending the inappropriate marketing of breast-milk substitutes and other foods intended for infants and young children, according to the Pan American Health Organization […]

Caribbean countries warned to closely monitor National Insurance Schemes

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From Antigua Observer WASHINGTON, Oct 19, CMC – Caribbean countries have been warned that they need to build national awareness of the fiscal risk associated with pension schemes and need for reforms. “At a minimum, the actuarial deficits should be systematically monitored and reported to the public with more frequency and a degree of detail […]

Court documents reveal Oxitec’s Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes could cause increased numbers of different disease-carrying mosquitoes

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WASHINGTON— Genetically engineered (GE) mosquito company Oxitec has admitted a major risk of its technology – reducing one mosquito species may increase the numbers of a second disease-carrying species. The information surfaced today when four environment and food safety groups including International Center for Technology Assessment, GeneWatchUK, Food and Water Watch and Friends of the […]

World Bank looking to employ Caribbean nationals

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By CMC From WiredJa Online News WASHINGTON, Aug 2, CMC – The World Bank Group is launching a recruitment drive aimed at increasing the number of Caribbean professionals in its work force. “This commitment to hire Caribbean nationals reflects the Bank Group’s senior leadership commitment for a diverse workforce in which Caribbean nationals can play a key […]