June 20, 2021

Drink recipe of the week

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Jamaican Sorrel Drink By Healthier Steps From Yummly 8 Ingredients 15 Minutes Ingredients 8 cups water 2 cups sorrel (dried, buds) 2 inches ginger (grated) 1 orange peel 6 allspice berries (/pimento) organic cane sugar organic cane sugar sweetener Sorrel Drink is a popular drink that used to be served mostly during Christmas time in Jamaica, but now its served all year round. It has great health […]

CARICOM congratulates Haiti on anniversary of independence

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From Jamaica Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Irwin LaRocque Tuesday congratulated Haiti on its 215th anniversary of independence noting that the resilience, courage and determination of Haitians continue to be an inspiration to all. “This occasion is, indeed, cause for celebration, but it is also a timely […]

Better governments for better lives: A road map for enhancing Civil Service Management in six Caribbean Countries

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By Mariano Lafuente From BID Mejorando vidas High-quality human resources are the centerpiece of state capacity. The ways in which the civil service is managed—human resource planning policies, recruitment and selection, pay, and professional development, among other factors—are critical for attracting, retaining, and motivating the right people. These are the people delivering services to us […]

Caribbean vis-à-vis the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

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By Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, ECLAC The member States of the United Nations are preparing to adopt in Marrakech the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which has received broad support from the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. This instrument arises as the international community’s response to the challenges and opportunities […]

The future of Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of the rise of China

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By Evan Ellis Senior Associate (Non-resident), Americas Program From CSIS There are numerous analyses about China and its future, as well as about Chinese engagement with Latin America. This report examines, in detail, how the growth of China, with its power and role in the global economy, is likely to transform Latin America and the […]

Haiti: Six killed in anti-corruption protests

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From Aljazeera Thousands of demonstrators demand trial over alleged misuse of $3.8bn in public funds from Venezuelan oil programme. Six people have been killed and at least five others wounded during anti-corruption protests across Haiti, according to police, as anger grows over the disappearance of billions of dollars linked to a public finance programme. Thousands of […]

O’Brian to head Airports Council International in Latin America

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From Breaking Travel News Members of the Airports Council International – Latin America and Caribbean general assembly have unanimously voted to elect Andrew O’Brian, chief executive of Corporación Quiport, as president of the organisation for a two-year term. The body represents the interests of more than 270 airports in the Latin American and Caribbean regions […]

ACI calls for investment in Latin American and Caribbean regions to support aviation growth

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BY DAN SYMONDS From Passenger Terminal Today Airports Council International (ACI) World and ACI Latin America-Caribbean have called for an industry-wide response to the growing demand for air services in the region. The Latin America-Caribbean region experienced an economic recovery in 2017 after several years of weak performance. While passenger traffic growth rates showed resilience […]

Brazil, Latin America and the Caribbean resist Jair Bolsonaro’s fascism

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From Friends of the Earth International Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean call for the creation of an internationalist anti-fascist front, in line with the Continental Action for Democracy and against Neoliberalism (Jornada Continental por la Democracia y Contra el Neoliberalismo) Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean stand in […]

Initiatives target Latin American, Caribbean aviation

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BY DOUGLAS CLARK From Transportation Today The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is encouraging Latin America and Caribbean governments to explore avenues to enhance the economic and social benefits of aviation. During the recent Airline Leaders Forum organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), Alexandre de Juniac, the IATA’s director general, […]