Commonwealth observers share initial findings on Nigeria elections
- Feb 25, 2019 - 12:51:25 PM
Commonwealth observers share initial findings on Nigeria elections
Commonwealth Group observing Nigeria’s general election has concluded
that despite difficulties faced during the vote, “for the most part,
Nigerians had the opportunity to express their will and exercise their
In its Interim Statement released today, the Group
called on political parties to reject violence...
Statement by the Secretary General of the OAS
- Feb 22, 2019 - 5:00:38 PM
In response to the statement published by the chairman of CARICOM on
February 19, 2019 in which he wrongly asserts that I acted beyond the
competence of the Office of Secretary General of the OAS, I would like
to highlight the following:
1. The tweet I published on February 7, 2019 at 12:55 pm reads:
“Today I met with Former Ambassador to @UN, Crispin Gregoire, who
expressed his concern that the upcoming elections in #Dominica are not
free and fair...
St. Lucia's Prime Minister 40th Independence Anniversary Address
- Feb 22, 2019 - 12:06:46 PM
Today is a day of celebration. It is also a day for earnest reflection.
of us old enough to remember when we attained Independence in 1979,
will also know the occasion was not without its challenges.
this day we can all look back with pride, keeping in mind our Founding
Fathers who dared to dream of an Independent Saint Lucia...
Appointment of CEO, CIU Saint Lucia as Chairman, CIPA
- Feb 20, 2019 - 10:00:32 AM
Nestor Alfred, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Saint Lucia’s CIP
has been appointed as the incoming Chairman of the Citizenship by
Investment Programmes Association (CIPA). Nestor replaces Les Khan, who
is the CEO of Saint Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment
CIPA is a regional body made up of the CIU-heads of
the Caribbean’s five (5) citizenship by investment programs namely;
Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts & Nevis and
Saint Lucia as a means to forge closer cooperation and coordination...
28th annual International Book Fair of Havana, Cuba
- Feb 17, 2019 - 3:25:26 PM
St. Martin’s Lasana M. Sekou was among 57 authors, editors, scholars,
translators, and publishers from around the world invited to the 28th
annual International Book Fair of Havana, Cuba, February 7-19, 2019.
While in Cuba, Sekou was a panelist on “Literary creation, Editorial
management, and Cultural policies in Latin America,” according to Iyaimi
Palomares, director of the Cuban publisher Arte y Literatura. Topics
addressed by the speakers included the interruption of literary
production during Uruguay’s last civil-military regime; use of digital
technologies for added publishing opportunities in Cuba; and publishing
multilingual books in St. Martin to reach wider audiences in the region
U.S. Embassy Closure for U.S. Presidents’ Day Holiday
- Feb 15, 2019 - 9:50:27 AM
The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, February 18th in
observance of the U.S. Presidents’ Day holiday. Please be advised that
the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, February
19th at 8:00 a.m.
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens,
please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s
Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181...
U.S. Department of the Treasury on European Commission List
- Feb 13, 2019 - 2:20:57 PM
Today, the European Commission issued a list of purportedly high-risk
jurisdictions “posing significant threats” to the European Union’s
financial system as a result of strategic deficiencies in their
Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terror (AML/CFT)
regimes. The U.S. Department of the Treasury has significant concerns
about the substance of the list and the flawed process by which it was
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the global
standard-setting body for combating money laundering, terrorist
financing, and proliferation financing. The FATF...
Caribbean Tourism on the Upswing
- Feb 13, 2019 - 12:42:57 PM
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean tourism sector
is projected to record strong growth in 2019 on the heels of a
stronger-than-expected performance last year.
Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the authority on regional tourism
statistics and performance, is forecasting six to seven percent growth
this year, continuing an upward trend which began last September.
ILO to host high-level conference on the future of work we want in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
- Feb 11, 2019 - 9:30:12 AM
The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) in coordination with
the ILO Office for the Caribbean will hold a high-level sub-regional
conference in Port-of-Spain from 14 to 15 February 2019.
Conference “The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ Perspectives from the
Caribbean” will bring together trade union leaders and voices from UN
agencies, academia, governments and employers from across the sub-region
to discuss the profound transformations and challenges in the present
and future world of work...
OAS and the National Civil Registry of Colombia to Strengthen the Country's Electoral System
- Feb 8, 2019 - 3:32:46 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the National Civil
Registry of Colombia today signed an agreement that seeks to strengthen
electoral processes in the country.
The OAS Secretary General,
Luis Almagro, recalled that the OAS trained electoral officials of the
Registry two months ago in the tasks necessary to implement the
electoral quality system. "We know that the organization of transparent
and rigorous electoral processes is the main engine that drives the work
of the Registrar, so from the General Secretariat we are committed to
accompany them in this stage of implementation of a quality management
system providing specialized advice and training," said Secretary
Ports named as Baxter International Bahamas Distributor
- Feb 4, 2019 - 2:05:28 PM
Ports International, a leading provider of medical supplies and
equipment, announces that it has been selected by Baxter Sales &
Distribution Puerto Rico Corp to be their appointed distributor for The
Bahamas, and the national representative of their SPECTRUM Infusion Pump
System, PISMAFLEX Renal Therapy Systerm, as well as the HomeChoice
Patient Dialysis System. Ports will distribute the infusion and
dialysis pumps throughout the Bahamas, and will provide training,
support, and therapy education to its clinicians...
Cacique International Wins Top Meetings Industry Award
- Feb 4, 2019 - 2:02:09 PM
Cacique International Limited (Cacique International) announced today
that it recently won a prestigious 2018 Stella Award from Northstar
Meetings Group. The Cacique team was awarded the “Best DMC –
International and U.S. Territories” Award in the second year of the
program. The Stella Awards, which is one of the leading international
recognition programs in the meetings and events industry, honors
excellence among suppliers from around the world. Winners are
acknowledged for consistently providing the highest quality of service
and innovation to meeting and event professionals...
CTO says Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre will help region recover and thrive from disasters
- Feb 4, 2019 - 11:57:36 AM
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has reiterated its strong
support for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre
which was officially launched in Jamaica last week.
In a brief
message endorsing the project led by Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism,
Edmund Bartlett, the CTO Chairman Dominic Fedee stressed the challenges
the Caribbean region faces in recovering from natural disasters and the
lasting effects of such adversities...
The Skinny on Fat Dogs and Cats
- Feb 4, 2019 - 10:35:14 AM
It is not just humans who fight the battle of the bulge. According to a
recently released study, obesity in pets is a growing problem with 56%
of dogs and 60% of domestic cats in the U.S. tipping the scales at an
Those figures represent 50.2 million dogs and
56.5 million cats, according to the association that tracks pet obesity
and health-related conditions...
UWP calls for immediate removal of the leader of the opposition
- Feb 1, 2019 - 5:26:14 AM
SAINT LUCIA -- In a release today, the United Workers Party remained convinced that the
leader of the opposition, Honourable Philip J. Pierre, is unfit to
serve under any leadership position as it concerns the citizens of Saint
Lucia and calls for his immediate removal.
After witnessing the
debate on a motion of no confidence presented by the Labour Party
against the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Honourable Allen M.
Interval International Gives Back to Caribbean
- Jan 31, 2019 - 4:41:19 PM
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation
services, and participating resort partners donated $15,000 to the
Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF)
during the annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference held this week
"The foundation is truly grateful for the tremendous
support that we have received from Interval and its resort partners, who
have played an integral role in funding higher education for Caribbean
nationals for nearly 15 years," said Karolin Troubetzkoy, CHTAEF
20 schools to benefit from the Eat Well with JP St. Mary’s Breakfast Programme
- Jan 31, 2019 - 10:14:22 AM
Jamaica Producers (JP) has stepped up its island-wide effort to provide
nutritious and affordable options for schools and enhancing nutrition
education based on green bananas with the launch of its Eat Well with JP
St. Mary’s Breakfast Programme. The launch held on Thursday, January
24, 2019 Pembroke Hall Primary saw over 230 students from grade 4 and 5
enjoy a hearty breakfast courtesy of the Eat well with JP St. Mary’s
“This is the first in the series of the Eat Well the
JP St. Mary’s Breakfast programme. And what it really is, is a support
initiative for the JP St. Mary’s Heritage Project,” noted Tara
Goulbourne, Commercial Manager – Jamaica, JP Tropical Foods Ltd...
Sunil Chatrani named 2019 Hotelier Of The Year
- Jan 31, 2019 - 8:30:02 AM
Sunil Chatrani, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of
Elegant Hotels Group, is the Caribbean's 2019 Hotelier of the Year.
The Guyanese-born, Barbados-based hotelier received the top honor at the
Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association's (CHTA) 37th annual Caribbean
Travel Marketplace, which opened in Montego Bay yesterday evening.
Chatrani has worked in hotel operations for more than 20 years and
currently presides over Elegant's operations of seven hotels and resorts
St. Martin’s HNP wins American Graphic Design Award with Plastered in Pretty
- Jan 30, 2019 - 7:00:22 PM
HNP has won the American Graphic Design Award for Plastered in Pretty by
N.C. Marks, according to Gordon Kaye, editor and publisher at Graphic
Design USA (GDUSA).
Carole Maugé-Lewis designed the winning book
cover for the new dystopian novel by Marks, an author from St. Vincent
and the Grenadines. The New York City-based GDUSA presented its award to
Maugé-Lewis for House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), said Jacqueline
Sample, president of the St. Martin indie press...