December 7, 2019

Stay in the Loop for the Week ending 22 November, 2019

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From CARICOM Secretariat STAY IN THE LOOP In this episode, Communications Officers at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms Tusankine English-Francis and Ms Michelle Nurse, present a weekly news roundup of the latest from the Caribbean Community.Highlights:46:27 – CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors Meeting in Georgetown01:26:03 – COTED reviews important trade matters04:34:05 – Health and trade ministers discuss actions to slow NDCs onslaught07:05:21 – […]

EU hosts Venezuela migrant talks as region struggles to cope

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By Lorne Cook from Caribbean Life BRUSSELS (AP) — Hundreds of representatives from governments, international agencies and charity groups gathered in Brussels Monday for a “solidarity conference” to drum up support for millions of Venezuelans who have fled the political crisis and to help neighboring countries that are taking them in. The South American nation […]

New convention will address poor intra-regional mobility

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By Stig Arne Skjerven and Helge Schwitters From University World News During the International Conference of States in July in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Latin American and the Caribbean region adopted a new convention on the recognition of studies, diplomas and degrees in higher education. Similar to the Tokyo, Addis and Lisbonrecognition conventions, this is called the Buenos Aires recognition convention and it […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: How long will Venezuela remain a pawn in the Game of Global Chess?

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Tribune 242 By SIR RONALD SANDERS MICHELLE Bachelet is a torture survivor. She was arrested in 1975 by the late dictator Augusto Pinochet’s political police and detained in the notorious Villa Grimaldi torture centre. So, she knows much about the suffering of people. She is also an astute politician with […]

Venezuela jet ‘aggressively shadows’ US aircraft over Caribbean Sea

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By Lily Puckett The Independent From Yahoo News A Venezuelan fighter jet harassed a US Navy surveillance plane over international waters, the US Southern Command (Southcom) has revealed. The Russian-made Venezuelan jet took off from an airfield 200 miles east of Caracas on Friday, according to information released by Southcom. It approached the US Navy EP-3 Aries II over the […]

National Crime Agency seizes £4m of gold bars at Heathrow ‘sent by south American drugs cartel from Cayman Islands on way to Switzerland’

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By Stefan Boscia From Mail On line UK The gold was on its way to Switzerland from Cayman Islands when it was found It had previously arrived in the Caymans from Venezuela on a private jet    The gold is being treated as money laundering in Cayman Islands investigation Four million pounds worth of gold has been […]

Former Jamaican PM calls for regional integration on Venezuela

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From Caribbean News Now BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Percival James Patterson, widely known as PJ Patterson, has advised Caribbean nations to support a united stance on the political crisis in Venezuela, where opposition forces supported by the United States and several other western countries are pursuing to oust President Nicolas Maduro from […]

OPINION: Dirty politicians and ALBA leaders

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By Jolly Green Part One [1] There have always been dirty Venezuelan politicians, but when Cuba’s Castro encouraged Hugo Chavez to take over Venezuela via a military coup in 1992, things got many times worse, many time dirtier. Dec. 13, 1994 — Chavez visits Cuba, where he spent a long time and had long talks […]

Facts about the Caribbean

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10 Interesting Facts About the Caribbean That You Never Knew By Stephanie Huber Just when you think you knew the Caribbean…there’s something new to discover. How many of these interesting facts about the Caribbean did you already know? Here are 10 strange but totally awesome facts that will make you want to pack your bags […]

Opinion: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines follows the route of Venezuela in Parliamentary practices

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By Jolly Green oday the NDP brought a private members’ motion to Parliament. The motion sort to re-establish public confidence in the electoral process to deliver free and fair elections, which is vital to democracy and the electoral system in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Some serious irregularities have come to light over the years, […]