November 12, 2019

Preliminary overview of the economies of the Caribbean 2018–2019: Economic restructuring and fiscal consolidation as a platform to increase growth

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From ECLAC Author: McLean, Sheldon – Alleyne, Dillon – Hendrickson, Michael – Oyolola, Maharouf – Pantin, Machel – Skerrette, Nyasha – Tokuda, Hidenobu UN symbol.: LC/CAR/TS.2019/345 p. Editorial: ECLAC October 2019 DESCRIPTION This overview examines the economic performance of economies of the Caribbean in 2018 and comprises four chapters. The first chapter provides a comparative analysis across Caribbean […]

IAEA’s Technical Cooperation Division for Latin America and the Caribbean receives UN award for its contribution to the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases

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By Tyler Flenard From IAEA The United Nations Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (UNIATF) has recognized the contribution of the IAEA’s Division for Latin America and the Caribbean to the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). An award, presented to Luis Longoria Gandara, Director of the Division, highlighted […]

At the UN, PM Harris signs Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, fulfilling his promise to the differently abled in ST. Kitts-Nevis

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September 27th, 2019  The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has today, Friday, September 27th, 2019, signed and acceded to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris signed the Convention at 3:30pm on Friday, following his powerful presentation […]

ST K-N: PM Harris issues Clarion Call at UN to boost International assistance for small and developing nations struggling to cope with climate strange

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September 27th, 2019 Thousands of proud St. Kitts and Nevis nationals at home and abroad tuned in on television, radio and online streaming to hear Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris’ highly anticipated speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) today, Friday, September 27th, 2019, while more than 20 of them attended the UNGA […]

Economic uncertainty, geopolitical tensions stall growth in Latin America and Caribbean region, UN says

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From UN News Citing “an external context of greater uncertainty and growing complexity”, the head of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), said on Wednesday that the region’s economic growth is expected to decline.  Launching the Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2019 at a press conference in Santiago, Chile, ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena pointed […]

With Caribbean island life under threat, UN chief pushes to face ‘headwinds together’

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From Menafin (MENAFN – Caribbean News Now) CASTRIES, St Lucia — To counter global challenges that are a particular threat to vulnerable island nations like those in the Caribbean, it’s vital to ‘face the headwinds together’, especially in the face of the destruction being wrought by climate change, the UN chief told the annual Caribbean […]

Drug trafficking is a global problem foist upon Caribbean countries

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By Bocchit Edmond FromJjamaica Observer Violent crime is down in countries across the Caribbean. Jamaica’s prime minister said that homicides fell by 22 per cent last year. Homicides in the Dominican Republic have been on a downward trend since 2011. In the Bahamas, statistics for 2018 highlight an overall drop in crime from the previous year […]

BVI premier addresses delegates at UN decolonisation meeting in the Caribbean

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From Caribbean News Now ROAD TOWN, BVI – The premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Andrew A Fahie  attended the United Nations Caribbean regional seminar on decolonization in St George’s, Grenada from May 2-4, 2019. Among other things, participants considered the political status and current conditions of the 17 Territories that remain on the […]

1M species face extinction

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One million species threatened with extinction because of humans By Isabelle Gerretsen From CNN Story highlights The landmark UN report paints a bleak picture of a planet ravaged by an ever-growing human population. “We should act now to avoid a dire future,” scientists warn. (CNN)One million of the planet’s eight million species are threatened with […]

UN says 21 Venezuelans missing after boat sinks in Caribbean

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By Reuters Over 3 million Venezuelans have fled the South American country since 2014 due to widespread shortages of food and medicine and deteriorating law and order GENEVA, April 26 (Reuters) – At least 21 Venezuelans were missing after their boat sank on the way to the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, the […]