BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados says it will support the re-election of Children’s Advocate, Faith Marshall-Harris, to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica has launched its campaign for the position of Commonwealth Secretary General even as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping has given no date as to when a regional sub-committee will meet with the two Caribbean candidates for the post.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says she intends to raise as a matter of urgent public importance in Parliament on Wednesday, the government’s recent announcement of an increase in fuel prices.
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The leader of the People’s Action Movement (PAM), Shawn Richards, has hinted at further problems within the Team Unity coalition government, saying the “gulf between what is required to save the partnership and the preferences of the Prime Minister remains large and troubling”.
Grenadians Await Announcement of Election Date After PM Mitchell Likely Moves to Dissolve Parliament
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Grenadians were awaiting the imminent announcement for the date for the next general election after Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell said he would be approaching Governor General Dame Cécile La Grenade to dissolve Parliament.
PARAMARIBO, Suriname – One week after President Chandrikapersad Santokh announced plans to re-shuffle his two year-old Cabinet, Saskia Walden, the Minister of Economic Affairs, Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation has resigned.
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has taken issue with an editorial published in the Jamaica Observer newspaper this week which he said casts aspersions on the integrity of regional judges and that their decisions are open to political interference.
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The leader of the main opposition St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP), Dr. Terrance Drew, is calling for fresh general elections as the split widened within the ruling coalition Team Unity government.
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris Thursday said the country remains “stable” and urged “restrain” as Governor General, Sir Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton, said he is awaiting “formal legal advice” before acting on an “undated” letter sent to him by seven government legislators indicating that they have no confidence in Prime Minister Harris.
CASTRIES, St. Lucia – Government and opposition Monday traded words over fuel prices as St. Lucia became the latest Caribbean country to announce increases in the price of the commodity due mainly to the significant increase in global oil prices blamed on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last month.
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – The Grenada government Wednesday said it would hold its final public consultation on the decriminalization of marijuana on Friday as it moves ahead with plans to amend the existing Drug Act as part of the initiative.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The President of the East African nation of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, has hailed the relationship with Barbados as both countries seeking to strengthen ties in several areas.
NY Governor Hochul Announces Special Election for Seat Vacated by New Ambassador to Jamaica, Nick Perry
NEW YORK, New York – New York Governor, Kathy Hochul, has issued a proclamation declaring that a special election will be held on May 24th to fill the 58th Assembly District seat in Brooklyn vacated by newly-appointed United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Nick Perry.
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