News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. Aug. 5, 2016: A national vigil against violence in the Caricom South American nation of Guyana is set to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day this year.  The “Voices Against Violence” vigil is currently being coordinated by The Caribbean Voice, Golden Om Dharmic Youth, Save Abee Foundation, Orchid Foundation, Anna Catherina Islamic Complex, NJASM, Art of Living (Guyana), Nirvana Humanirarian Foundation, Imagine Nation Foundation and GIVE Foundation and is set for September 10, 2016.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Aug. 2, 2016: Invest Caribbean Now (ICN), the private sector investment agency of the Caribbean, is urging the government of Guyana to launch an investigation into the services being proffered to the Guyanese Diaspora and the Guyanese public by US-based airlines, Dynamic International Airways.

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C. Fri. July 29, 2016: The U.S. State Department on Thursday released its latest Fiscal Transparency Report which accesses countries globally that the U.S. says has not meet the minimum requirements of fiscal transparency. Fiscal transparency oversight by the U.S. looks at whether key budget documents are publicly available, substantially complete, and generally reliable and assesses the transparency of processes for awarding government contracts and licenses for natural resource extraction. Here are the Americas – Latin America and Caribbean nations – the US says have not met the minimum requirements of fiscal transparency:

Themes and costumes take center stage and preparations begin for the 2017 Carnival season. 

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – July 21, 2016 – In Trinidad & Tobago, there are two seasons - Carnival and getting ready for Carnival. Trinidad Carnival, the world’s largest street party, is already on the mind of revellers across the globe as the masquerade bands launch their costume themes for 2017. Amidst enthusiastic fans dancing to the beat of the hippest soca tracks, band launches have become a staple event on Trinidad’s cultural calendar, heralding the start of Carnival “prep” season. Queen’s Park Savannah, local arenas and hotel poolside lounges are jam-packed with anxious party-goers, waiting to catch a first glimpse of what they will wear or see on the streets of Port of Spain, February 27 and 28, 2017.

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