September 24, 2020

Jamaicans.com: Top 7 Jamaican & Caribbean news stories you missed the week ending July 5th, 2019

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From Jamaicans.com POPULATION OF JAMAICA GETTING OLDERJamaica had a second consecutive year of negative population growth in 2018, according to the Planning Institute’s Economic and Social Survey of Jamaica (ESSJ). The population was measured an estimated 2.7 million people in 2018. This number was attributed to the fact of a trade-off of 33,100 births and 18.900 deaths […]

Belize Tourism Board raises $59,934 for CTO Relief Fund

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from eTurboNews The Belize Tourism Board (BTB), in collaboration with tourism industry stakeholders, raised U.S. $59, 934.00 (Bz $119,868.00) as part of the Dollar for the Caribbean Relief Fund campaign. The fund was created to assist victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which severely devastated many Caribbean countries in September last year. This morning Ms. […]

Caribbean leaders meet to discuss ‘urgent challenges’ facing the region

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life The Organization of American States (OAS) says its Secretary General, Luis Almagro, and the former president of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez, held a working meeting on Tuesday during which they discussed the “most urgent challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean,” such as organized crime and citizen […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: OAS dysfunctionality requires charter review

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From CARIBBEAN360 WASHINGTON, United States, Friday March 31, 2017 – On March 28, the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) experienced a public spectacle of disarray that, in 36 years of diplomatic life in many international and multinational organizations, I have never witnessed. A similar observation was made […]

Raul Castro Ruz: We cannot remain indifferent to disturbances in Latin America and the Caribbean

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From CaribFlame Full text of remarks by Raul Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, opening the 7th Association of Caribbean States Summit, June 4, 2016 Distinguished Heads of State and/or Government, Esteemed Ambassador Alfonso Munera Cavadia, Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States, Distinguished delegates and guests, For the seventh […]

Commonwealth Day 14 March 2016 HM Queen Elizabeth II Message & Affirmation

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Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth Wherever we live in the Commonwealth, we can always benefit from being open to the ideas and encouragement of those around us. Each of us can also make a positive difference in the lives of others by being willing to contribute and offer […]

ACS supports development of SMEs in the region

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – The Secretariat of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) hosted a two-day Regional Workshop on Public Policies to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The Meeting was chaired by Mr. Antonio Leone, Programme Coordinator for the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA). Among those delivering remarks at […]

Secretary-General conveys Commonwealth support to storm-wracked Eastern Caribbean

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By S Coward Jan. 12, 2014 – Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has written to the Prime Ministers of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica and Saint Lucia following the tragic loss of life and devastation wrought by the recent storm in the Eastern Caribbean. Mr Sharma, who made contact with the respective Heads of Government shortly […]

Sonia Gill, new Secretary General of Caribbean Broadcasting Union

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From RJR newsonine Sonia Gill, a journalist, media regulator, and attorney at law, is the new Secretary General of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union. Her appointment will take effect on January 20, 2014. Ms Sonia Gill is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and the University of London. She recently completed a tour […]