Caribbean Region

BEST DECORATED PUBLIC SECTOR OFFICE: Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Mrs. Alison McLean (centre) and JCDC Director of Community Cultural Development Services, Mrs. Marjorie Leyden-Vernon (left) present the Spirit of Independence Award in the Public Sector for the Best Decorated Office to Ms. Novlette Anderson, Director for Human Recourse Management and Development at the Forestry Department. The Spirit of Independence Competition encouraged businesses and parish councils to decorate their space during the Jamaica 54 Celebrations to ignite a sense of pride and patriotism.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 21, 2016: A popular St. Lucian columnist and consultant is questioning whether newly-elected Prime Minister of St. Lucia, Allen Chastanet, has the real skills to lead the country out of its economic crisis ahead of the PM’s town-hall meeting with New York Diaspora nationals this weekend.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States has issued a new travel warning on Haiti, advising American citizens travelling to or living on the Caribbean island about the lack of adequate emergency medical facilities and the security environment there. The warning came as the U.S. suspended financial assistance to Haiti’s electoral authorities as they plan to redo a presidential vote that a special commission found was marred by widespread fraud.
St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has confirmed his participation in next month’s "Finance, Fintech, and the Future of Banking in the Caribbean Basin" forum in Washington, D.C. The event is scheduled for Oct. 4-6 at the headquarters of the Organization of American States, co-hosts for the forum, presented by the Caribbean Central American Action and the Inter-American Development Bank. Chastanet assumed took up the post of prime minister in June.
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Grenada will vote in a referendum for a new constitution on Oct. 27 with the authorities acknowledging the importance of the month in Grenadian history. “Putting all things on the table … we have learnt that October is a month of great significant for Grenada, great things have happen in October and referendum day will be October 27,” said Dr. Francis Alexis, chairman of the Constitution Reform Advisory Committee (CRAC).
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