Category: Government News

Climate change: Time for talking is over

Climate change: Time for talking is over

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Imagine if on the anniversary of its independence the friendliest message your nation gets is that if your country sinks underwater, a nearby island is willing to give your people refuge.   That means picking up whatever you might salvage and leaving behind your homeland, your possessions and your entire heritage.   It also entails the suffering […]

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Is Harper pegged for Venezuela Ambassador role?

Is Harper pegged for Venezuela Ambassador role?

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge was Monday tight-lipped about whether former Prime Ministerial candidate for the main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), Elisabeth Harper was being considered for an ambassadorial post. Greenidge acknowledged that he recently had discussions with Harper. “I, myself, spoke to Ambassador Harper a few weeks ago on a variety of […]

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The Commonwealth’s future – Part 2

The Commonwealth’s future – Part 2

| July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

In 2009, recognising the dangers to the grouping, Commonwealth Heads of Government at their meeting in Trinidad and Tobago instructed that an Eminent Persons Group (EPG) be established to inquire into the association and provide a report to their 2011 meeting in Australia.  I was a member of the Group and its rapporteur.  Chaired by […]

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Guyana political opposition demands electoral recount

Guyana political opposition demands electoral recount

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) decided to boycott the opening of the 11th Parliament so that it could continue its protest action outside the office of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Wednesday, June 10. The protest continued even though there is division within the Party ranks about its course of action […]

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Guyana’s president earns more than China’s president

Guyana’s president earns more than China’s president

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. How possible is it for the leader of a developing country to rake in an annual income on par with the major world leaders? Well if you are a native of Guyana the answer is very clear although it is not one that can be easily digested. The tenure of President Bharrat Jagdeo […]

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Grenada MOH gets infrared scanning systems

Grenada MOH gets infrared scanning systems

| March 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, MARCH 19, 2015 – GIS: _ The Ministry of Health has received 41 thousand US dollars worth of advanced health surveillance equipment from Government and People of the Republic of China. Four handheld Advance Infrared Scanning Systems and 2 stationary Advance Infrared Scanning Systems with a built-in state-of-the-art high resolution tracking […]

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CDB advancing energy sustainability in the region

CDB advancing energy sustainability in the region

| March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has made energy security a cross-cutting theme in its new Strategic Plan 2015 to 2019 to help stimulate growth, leverage broader development assistance and improve CDB’s role as a development partner in borrowing member countries (BMCs). In 2014, the Bank produced a study “A New […]

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NaDMA to participate in international Tsunami exercise

NaDMA to participate in international Tsunami exercise

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. St. George’s, Grenada – 2nd March, 2015. NaDMA joins the rest of the region for the 2015 CARIBE Wave Lantex Tsunami Exercise, scheduled for Wednesday March 25th, 2015. The one-day activity which incorporates countries of the Caribbean and the Northwestern Atlantic is being used to test the region’s preparedness to effectively respond to […]

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China’s Yuan will rival US dollar globally

China’s Yuan will rival US dollar globally

| February 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Within the next ten years the world community should expect China’s Yuan (also called renminbi) to be as widely used as the United States dollar.  For almost a decade now the Chinese currency has been popular with neighbouring countries which, along with China, are among the fastest growing economies. Now, the yuan is […]

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St Kitts and Nevis go to the polls next month

St Kitts and Nevis go to the polls next month

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – The people of St. Kitts and Nevis will go to the polls on Monday, February 16th 2015. Nomination Day is Friday, February 6th 2015. In a national broadcast, Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas presented the dates at a political meeting of his governing St. Kitts-Nevis Labour  […]

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