BELMOPAN, Belize, – Belize has nominated Dr. Carla Barnett, former Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Deputy Secretary-General, for the region’s top civil servant job.
Dale Holness ended his one-year term as Broward County Mayor in November 2020 and stepped back into the role of County Commissioner serving District 9. And, living up to his title ‘the hardest working Broward county commissioner, Holness continues to build on his accomplishments for the constituents he serves. A well-loved local politician who has been fighting for equity in housing, healthcare, financial wellbeing, many see his political trajectory taking him to higher office. And so does he, but he is taking steps with caution.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, – The High Court has upheld the Government’s decision to close the twin-island republic’s borders in its effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Several editorials in respected newspapers as well as blogs by influential persons in the region are, once again, expressing deep concern about CARICOM, particularly over its lack of unity in international affairs and the failure of its leaders to implement their own decisions regarding the single market.
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, – A member of Grenada’s Marijuana Decriminalization Committee has confirmed that proposed legislation looking towards the approach to be taken by the country concerning decriminalizing the use of marijuana is presently before the Cabinet of Ministers for discussion and the next step will be public consultation.
WASHINGTON, – The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday encouraged the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to continue its active engagement with Haiti to try and resolve the ongoing situation there.
Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, made the following statement regarding President Biden's plans to release Puerto Rico relief funds to assist the island with recovery efforts and protection against future natural disasters.
Three years have passed since the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The memories of the 17 innocent lives taken from us on that terrible day live on in our hearts and our actions. Never again. Those two words gain more importance as time passes. As the freshman class from that year graduates and moves on to new and exciting endeavors, our work to safeguard our schools continues.
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