December 7, 2019

More engagement needed between CARICOM and Caribbean Diaspora in U.S.

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From South Florida Caribbean News Washington, DC– Guyana’s Ambassador to the United States Dr. Riyad Insanally has suggested that there be a more structured process of engagement between the Caribbean Diplomatic Caucus  in Washington DC and the Caribbean diaspora to ensure that efforts to advance the cause of the region and its people are well […]

US partners with region in support of youth development, crime prevention

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From Jamaica Observer BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — The United States, through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative is partnering with regional governments in an effort to stem crime and violence by focusing on at risk youths and vulnerable populations. This is according to Christopher Cushing, the Mission Director for the Eastern and Southern Caribbean, who […]

CARICOM leaders urged to place crime on agenda

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From Caribbean National Weekly The Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs in Barbados – Adriel Brathwaite has urged Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders to place crime, as well as disaster management, on their agenda for the next meeting of heads of government due at the end of February 2016. Crime rising in Barbados In an […]

U.S. rushes Hurricane Irma aid to Caribbean islands, but not to Cuba

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By Doug Stanglin,From US Today Cuba’s cash-strapped economy has suffered this year from a decline in aid from its chief ally Venezuela, lower exports and a brake on market reforms. And then came Hurricane Irma – the strongest storm to hit the island in more than 80 years. Sonia Legg reports. Video provided by Reuters […]

Signing of MOU of between the USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean Mission and the Government of Saint Lucia (GOSL)

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By Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment, Youth Development, Sports, Culture and Local Government The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to govern the implementation of USAID’s Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Project here in St. Lucia. The MOU deepens an ongoing partnership […]

The View from Europe: Is the US any longer a reliable partner?

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By David Jessop From Caribbean News Now For the Caribbean, climate change and its mitigation is like no other issue: it is existential. The announcement by the US president on June 1 that he will withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement therefore strikes at the heart of every Caribbean citizen and government. The scientific […]

CFPA opposes Global Gag rule

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Press Release:-On January 23, 2017, it was officially announced that the new President of the United States of American, Donald J. Trump, signed an executive order reinstating the Mexico City Policy (Global Gag Rule). It blocks organizations from receiving U.S. foreign assistance for health from providing information, referrals or services for legal abortion (even if […]

US will continue to support Jamaica’s energy programme

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By Marlon Tingling JIS Story Highlights Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Jamaica, Maura Barry, says the United States government will continue to give full support to Jamaica and other Caribbean countries to become energy independent. Ms. Barry said the USAID’s involvement in the promotion of clean energy in […]

CARICOM welcomes new US-Caribbean legislation, wants good working relationship with Trump administration

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From Antigua Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan 10, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council of Ministers has ended a two-day meeting here Tuesday saying it was appreciative of the Caribbean’s good working relationship with past US administrations and was looking forward to working with the Donald Trump administration. The Council, the second highest organ of […]

US passes legislation to strengthen relations with the Caribbean

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From WiredJa Online News WASHINGTON, DC, December 14, 2016 – Legislation to enhance United States’ engagement with the Caribbean is now heading to President Obama’s desk for signature,  after it passed both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Eliot Engel and former Chairman of the […]