Newest CCJ Judge Sworn In
- Jan 22, 2019 - 1:00:59 PM
The Hon. Mr. Justice Andrew Burgess, formerly a Justice of Appeal in
Barbados’ Court of Appeal, became a Judge of the CCJ in a dignified
ceremony at Government House in Barbados on Friday, 18th of January
2019. Mr. Justice Andrew Burgess was sworn in by Her Excellency, Dame
Sandra Mason, the Governor-General of Barbados. The President of the
Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders,
also gave remarks welcoming the newest CCJ Judge to the Bench.
Justice Saunders speaking of Mr. Justice Burgess’ appointment, noted
that from “rigorous, competitive...
A human-centred agenda needed for a decent future of work
- Jan 22, 2019 - 6:00:36 AM
The ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work has called on
governments to commit to a set of measures in order to address the
challenges caused by unprecedented transformational change in the world
Co-chaired by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa
and Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, the commission outlines a
vision for a human-centred agenda that is based on investing in people’s
OAS and El Salvador Sign Agreement for Electoral Observation Mission
- Jan 18, 2019 - 6:30:45 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and El Salvador today signed
an agreement for the deployment of an Electoral Observation Mission to
the February 3 presidential elections.
Representative of El Salvador, Carlos Alberto Calles, highlighted the
contribution of the Observation Missions to the strengthening of
democracy in the country. “The participation of the OAS Electoral
Observation Mission is very valuable for El Salvador for the learning
process they bring, because we are improving the electoral process
election by election,” said Ambassador Calles...
Bahamian recognised as Leading Young Peacebuilder by European Commission
- Jan 18, 2019 - 12:08:24 PM
Jasper has been named a One Young
World and European Commission Peace Ambassador – an initiative
developed to accelerate the efforts of young leaders in preventing and
countering violent extremism, building peace, and promoting conflict
Jasper is a programmes Director for Rights
Bahamas, she promotes individual rights and the rule of law, educating
young people in building campaigns that support human rights and gender
Outsource to The Caribbean Conference to take place in Curaçao in May 2019
- Jan 17, 2019 - 6:49:17 AM
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in
partnership with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion
agencies (CAIPA), has set its sights once again on increasing its share
of the growing US$140 billion outsourcing industry, with the hosting of
the biennial Outsource to the Caribbean Conference (OCC2019) in Curaçao
during the period 6-10th May 2019. The event is expected to attract
over 300 business process outsourcing (BPO) industry leaders from the
Caribbean, Mexico, Colombia, the USA, the Netherlands and Canada, which
are the target markets for the event this year...
Joe Boschulte nominated as U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner
- Jan 16, 2019 - 5:00:45 PM
Joe Boschulte, a U.S. Virgin Islands businessperson and tourism
specialist, has been nominated as Commissioner for the Department of
At a press conference Tuesday, Virgin Islands Governor
Albert A. Bryan, Jr. appointed Boschulte to lead the Territory's major
Boschulte brings to the tourism department vast
experience in business and in government as well as a track record of
improving organizational performance and growth...
CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Kerry Jordan named to BAFT’s Future Leaders Program Class Of 2019
- Jan 15, 2019 - 1:59:10 PM
BAFT, an international financial services association, recently
announced its Future Leaders program class of 2019 and for the first
time an employee of a regional bank has landed a place in the
Kerry Jordan, Manager, Trade Finance
with CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank was one of 32 individuals
selected to participate. The program – now in its fourth year –
recognizes upcoming leaders in the transaction banking industry...
OAS to Send Mission of Experts to the January 27 Primaries in Bolivia
- Jan 15, 2019 - 1:05:52 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and Bolivia signed an
agreement today for the deployment of a mission of experts to the
January 27 primary elections that will determine the presidential
tickets for the general elections of October 2019.
Representative of Bolivia to the OAS, José Gonzáles, highlighted that
this is the first time that his country has organized primaries, and
thanked the Organization for its support in the electoral process. "For
us it is a learning process, it is the first time we have this kind of
St. Lucia's Prime Minister New Year Address 2019
- Jan 13, 2019 - 8:05:32 PM
I have chosen to address you at this time for a number of reasons. First
and foremost, it’s a brand new year and traditionally, we look to every
New Year with renewed hope and expectation.
I also wanted to
say thank you to the many people who continue to believe and pray for my
Government, who recognize the gravity of the problems we are grappling
with and to offer you all assurances that we are beginning to turn the
corner in our plans to put our country back where it belongs...
St Lucia's Prime Minister to deliver New Year’s Address
- Jan 10, 2019 - 7:30:37 PM
Prime Minister Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet will deliver his New
Year’s Address to the Nation on Sunday 13th January 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation
and External Affairs will speak on the state of the nation and on
varying issues, including security and justice, health care and
investments for 2019 and beyond.
The Address will be carried simultaneously by local television stations at 8:00 p.m...
El Salvador Assumes Chair of the OAS Permanent Council
- Jan 8, 2019 - 4:10:51 PM
The Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the Organization of
American States (OAS), Carlos Alberto Calles, today assumed the Chair of
the Permanent Council -which rotates every three months- analyzing the
challenges that the region still faces and that must be addressed in the
debates of the political entity.
"I assume this responsibility
under a mandate characterized by the philosophy of my government, which
is to make broad policies to strengthen development and cooperation...
OAS General Secretariat greets new President of the National Assembly of Venezuela
- Jan 7, 2019 - 10:40:33 AM
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS)
greets Juan Guaidó as the new President of the National Assembly of
President Guaidó has our respect earned as a
Venezuelan politician, belonging to a generation of young people who
have maintained their coherence in struggles for fundamental freedoms
and democracy in their country. Today, at the head of one of the
legitimate powers of the State...
Zuiderdam makes Inaugural Call at Port Castries
- Dec 31, 2018 - 2:48:39 PM
On Sunday, December 30, 2018 Saint Lucia welcomed the inaugural
call of the Zuiderdam at Port Castries. The Zuiderdam is the first of
the Holland America Line Vista-class ships which started sailing some
seventeen years ago.
Officials of the Saint
Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA), along with representatives of the
Ministry of Tourism, the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority
(SLASPA), and Cox and Company Limited greeted the arrival of the vessel
with an exchange of plaques and pleasantries onboard...
A Life-changing Christmas Gift: Surgery Repairs Guatemalan Baby's Heart
- Dec 30, 2018 - 10:16:25 PM
A toddler from Guatemala celebrated Christmas with a new chance at a
normal life after surgery in a Cayman Islands hospital to correct
pulmonary valve stenosis, a congenital heart defect.
García-Granados was admitted at Health City Cayman Islands with the
serious heart condition, and immediately underwent a six-hour open-heart
surgery that was highly successful...
A New Year's Message from President of Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)
- Dec 28, 2018 - 4:07:11 PM
As we look back over 2018 and look forward to the New Year, I am
reminded of the C.S. Lewis quote: "There are far, far better things
ahead than any we leave behind."
Our region's rich tourism past and our many successes have served us well, providing a sound foundation for the future.
ahead, I have a real sense of optimism about our opportunities if we
learn from the past, stay clearly focused on the future and appreciate
the critical importance of reinventing and improving our businesses...
New Year Message from Hugh Riley Secretary General of CTO
- Dec 28, 2018 - 12:59:39 PM
As the Caribbean tourism sector prepares to welcome the New Year, we
look forward to 2019 with a sense of optimism, excitement and much hope.
We are optimistic because we are seeing signs that the lows which
Mother Nature imposed upon us during the latter part of 2017 into 2018
are being reversed. We are excited about our prospects because of the
incredible turnaround that we are seeing in the most impacted
destinations. And we hopeful that the progress of our member countries
and supporters can continue unabated...
Special Needs Children and Teachers enjoy Christmas at Government House in St. Lucia
- Dec 24, 2018 - 2:53:16 PM
The Annual Prime Minister’s Christmas celebration for children with
special needs was held at a different venue this year, much to the
delight of students and teachers as they got to experience Government
House in a different light.
On Monday December 10, 2018, His
Excellency Sir Emmanuel Neville Cenac, Governor General of Saint Lucia,
warmly opened up the Official Residence of the Governor General, Morne
Fortune, where the event was held for the first time...
OAS General Secretariat Rejects Expulsion of GIEI and MESENI from Nicaragua
- Dec 19, 2018 - 7:29:37 PM
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS)
rejects categorically the decision of the Government of Nicaragua to
expel from the country the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent
Experts (GIEI, by its Spanish acronym) and the Special Follow-up
Mechanism for Nicaragua (MESENI) of the Inter-American Commission on
Human Rights (IACHR)...
Labour Overview 2018: Unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean down slightly in 2018
- Dec 19, 2018 - 4:22:32 PM
The unemployment rate in Latin America and the Caribbean fell slightly
to a forecast 7.8 in 2018, from 8.1 per cent in 2017, reversing a
three-year trend of rising unemployment, the ILO said in its Labour
Overview 2018 regional report.
“In a context of slow economic
growth, the improvement in the unemployment rate has been modest,” said
ILO interim Regional Director Carlos Rodriguez...