December 6, 2019

Canada joins US in raising travel advisory after China’s ‘arbitrary’ use of law to sentence Canadian to death in drug case

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By Christian Edwards From Business Insider Canada has joined the US in raising its travel warnings for China, fearing a growing pattern of the arbitrary application of local laws to detain citizens from those countries. The move comes just hours after a Chinese court in Liaoning province sentenced Canadian citizen Robert Lloyd Schellenberg to death on rebooted […]

Jamaica Govt endorses Caribbean Model Guidelines for Sexual Offence Cases

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By Douglas Mcintosh From JIS Story Highlights The Government has endorsed the ‘Model Guidelines for Sexual Offence Cases in the Caribbean Region,’ developed by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which provide internationally-accepted best practices for the management of such cases across the region. It offers a rights-based approach to the treatment of complainants and […]

Cuba denies ‘acoustic attack’ on US diplomats in Havana

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From Caribbean News Now By Caribbean News Now contributor HAVANA, Cuba — In a press statement on Wednesday, Cuba’s ministry of foreign affairs said that Cuba has never, nor would it ever, allow Cuban territory be used for any action against accredited diplomatic agents or their families, without exception. The denial came after US State […]

Canada warns against travel to six areas in this Caribbean nation

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From NAN News Americas, TORONTO, Canada, Mon. July 17, 2017:The Canadian government is warning nationals against travel to six areas in one Caribbean country. The updated July 12th warning urges Canadians to exercise a high degree of caution when travelling to Haiti and to avoid travelling to six areas there. Global Affairs Canada advises against […]

Activists say Caribbean LGBTQ need help

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The Canadian Press From MyKawartha OTTAWA — Activists say Canada should remember that as it promotes LGBTQ rights on the world stage, it should also listen to those fighting on the ground. This was the message that Jason Jones, from Trinidad and Tobago, and Nigel Mathlin, from Grenada, brought to a meeting with officials at […]

Canada provides humanitarian assistance to the region affected by Hurricane Matthew

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From Government of Canada October 8, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced an allocation of $3.8 million in response to the needs assessments currently being conducted in Haiti and the region. This funding follows the October 6 allocation of $780,000 […]