November 19, 2019

Haiti withdraws Oxfam Great Britain’s right to operate after misconduct scandal

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From Reuters PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haiti’s government on Wednesday said it was withdrawing Oxfam Great Britain’s right to operate in the Caribbean country after allegations of sexual misconduct by some of the charity’s staff. In a statement, three ministries, including the Planning and External Cooperation Ministry, said they were withdrawing Oxfam Great Britain’s status as […]

Four Caribbean countries where visitors need to take extra caution

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By Nduta Waweru From Face2Face Africa The Caribbean and Latin America have one of the highest insecurity levels according to the recently released Law and Order Index. The Index, annually generated by Gallup, indicated that crime rates in this region dropped from 64 points in 2016 to 62 points in 2017. The report sought to […]

Solidarity, not Charity: Caribbean Emergency Fund Update

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BY: CHRIS MORRILL From Relief Web “I don’t believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so vertical. It goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other person. I have a lot to learn from other people.” — Eduardo Galeano, author of Open Veins of Latin America It has […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Good journalism is a like a toothache: it hurts but it warns

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By Sir Ronald Sanders Reporters Without Borders (RWB) just released its 2018 press freedom report and, apart from two of them, the lowest mark for rated Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries is “fairly good”. The worst, rated as “problematic”, are Haiti and Guyana. Jamaica is the only CARICOM country rated “good”. For unknown reasons, The Bahamas […]

Haiti to lead way in revitalising sister city relationships for Caribbean

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From CARICOM Today PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – As the country with the greatest number of sister city relationships in the Caribbean region, Haiti is set to lead the way in the revitalisation of these relationships and development of new ones. The Caribbean region has 54 sister city relationships, and with the appointment of a Caribbean Representative […]

More Caribbean, More Go! Spirit Airlines celebrates new service to Cap-Haïtien

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Service to St. Maarten resumes and new service to St. Croix are among increased services to more of the Caribbean this spring April 12, 2018 09:00 ET | Source: Spirit Airlines, Inc. MIRAMAR, Fla., April 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Amazing beaches and amazing people are waiting to greet you as Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) grows […]

These 9 films prove Caribbean cinema is on the rise

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By KAÉCHE LIBURD From okayafrica A recap of nine standout films hailing from the Caribbean featured at this year’s Pan-African Film Festival. Islanders made their mark on films from all geographic regions at the 2018 Pan-African Film Festival. This festival’s selections captured the evolution of language, spiritual practices, food and art of a people whose […]

Should Jamaica remain in Caribbean single market?

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By Bert Wilkinson From Amsterdam News New York The issue was not a major discussion item at the just concluded Caribbean Community leaders summit in Haiti, but a proposal by a review commission for Jamaica to leave the regional single trading market is still making the rounds and drawing spirited reactions from various quarters in […]

The time is now for gender equality in the Caribbean

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By MD Staff From Modern Diplomacy Building a strong and resilient Caribbean demands the equal involvement of women and men. The Caribbean has made significant progress in gender equality in recent years, particularly in women’s education and their participation in the labor force. But more remains to be done to push the frontier to equal […]

Building a climate-resilient Community among matters for CARICOM 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting.

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The Caribbean Community’s push to build a more climate-resilient Community following the devastating 2017 hurricane season is among matters for deliberation by CARICOM Heads of Government at their Twenty-ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 26 – 27 February 2018. Irma and Maria, two back-to-back Category Five hurricanes, swept across the Caribbean in September, cutting a […]