Caribbean & International

UWI Professor believes Jamaica should be concerned about Venezuelans fleeing their country

By Ravin Singh Although they’re 1700 kilometers away, and separated by the Caribbean Sea, Jamaicans should be concerned about Venezuelans who are fleeing political crisis and crippling recession in their country. This was according to Professor of Caribbean Sustainable Development at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Anthony Clayton. “Jamaicans should be extremely concerned. […]

Guyana and rest of Caribbean aims to make region world’s first ‘climate smart zone’

More than 25 Latin American and Caribbean countries, including Guyana, earlier this week launched the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator, which is aimed at making the region, the world’s first climate-smart zone. The Caribbean has been the region most affected by climate change over the last few decades. Recognition of this vulnerability by leaders has contributed to […]

Caribbean must take urgent action to prevent migration of nurses from the region -Health Minister

Urgent action needs to be taken to address the issue of nurses and midwives migrating from the region. That warning came from Guyana’s Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence at the opening of the Forty-Fifth Annual General Meeting of the Regional Nursing Body (RNB) on Tuesday. The event is being held at Caribbean Community (CARICOM) headquarters from August […]

CCJ President encourages Manufacturers to seek remedies in the Courts to tackle regional trade issues

Guyanese Manufacturers are being encouraged to seek remedies within the Courts for any prejudice they experience under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas when seeking to access regional markets. The advice came from the recently installed President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders and it came minutes after President of the Guyana […]

CARICOM Commission recommends decriminalisation of marijuana across CARICOM

-by Ravin Singh-  THE Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Regional Commission on Marijuana 2018 has recommended in its report the decriminalization of marijuana across member-states. The report will be presented to Heads-of-Government at the 39th conference of the regional body which will be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica from July 4-6. At a press conference on Monday, […]

BREAKING: Venezuela will not participate in International Court Case on border controversy with Guyana

The Government of Venezuela has indicated to the International Court of Justice that it will not be participating in the court case to bring an end to the decades old border controversy with Guyana. The matter was transferred to the International Court by the United Nations Secretary General. Venezuela had objected to that move. In […]

Exxon starts drilling at offshore Guyana projects

The ExxonMobil company today announced that it has commenced development drilling offshore Guyana. According to a statement, development drilling began last month for the first of 17 wells planned for Phase 1, laying the foundation for production startup in 2020. The company and its co-venturers have so far discovered estimated recoverable resources of more than […]

Hope fading for full implementation of all CSME elements -St. Vincent PM

Hope is fading among regional leaders when it comes to the full implementation of all elements of the CARICOM Single Market Economy (CSME). Some CARICOM leaders believe the realization of the CSME’s full potential will not be accomplished in the foreseeable future. That is the contention of Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, […]

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