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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 Venezuela.

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...
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Zuiderdam makes Inaugural Call at Port Castries - Dec 31, 2018 - 2:48:39 PM

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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...
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A Life-changing Christmas Gift: Surgery Repairs Guatemalan Baby's Heart - Dec 30, 2018 - 10:16:25 PM

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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.

Nicolás 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...
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Secretary-General Calls For Free, Fair, Inclusive and Participatory Elections In Bangladesh - Dec 28, 2018 - 5:09:49 PM

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, who recently visited Bangladesh for discussion with government and opposition parties, called on the Government and the Election Commission to provide a conducive environment for free, fair, inclusive and participatory elections on 30 December 2018...
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A New Year's Message from President of Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) - Dec 28, 2018 - 4:07:11 PM

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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.

Looking 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...
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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...
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Special Needs Children and Teachers enjoy Christmas at Government House in St. Lucia - Dec 24, 2018 - 2:53:16 PM

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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...
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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)...
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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...
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SLASPA welcomes the announcement of funding for the Redevelopment of Hewanorra International Airport - Dec 19, 2018 - 9:57:35 AM

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The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) welcomes the announcement of the loan guarantee by the Government of Saint Lucia (GOSL) for the redevelopment of the Hewanorra International Airport in Vieux Fort.

Mr. Daren Cenac, Acting General Manager for SLASPA states “We welcome the announcement of the loan guarantee by the Minister for Finance, Hon Allen Chastanet...
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Cleveland Clinic Florida Expanding World Class Healthcare - Dec 18, 2018 - 10:10:11 PM

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For more than 30 years, patients have come to Cleveland Clinic Florida seeking outstanding patient care. It is a premier academic medical center known for providing complex care for the sickest of patients, from across the region and around the world. To meet both the local and international demand for broader access to Cleveland Clinic’s primary and specialty care services, Cleveland Clinic Florida has completed major elements of its ambitious expansion plan with the opening of its new hospital tower and expanded emergency services...
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ILO announces winners of the 2018 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration - Dec 18, 2018 - 8:28:13 AM

To mark this year’s International Migrants Day on 18th December the International Labour Organization (ILO) has announced the four winners of its 2018 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration.

The ILO received more than 250 entries from 72 countries. The competition’s reviewing committee had the difficult task of creating a shortlist from many outstanding submissions...
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Seaborne, Cape Air to increase Flights To St. Croix - Dec 16, 2018 - 8:38:59 PM

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The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has embarked on a marketing initiative with Seaborne Airlines and Cape Air to promote new flights between San Juan and St. Croix, helping to meet the demand for travel to the island this winter season.

On Seaborne Airlines, the San Juan-St. Croix route will see an increase from two to three daily flights beginning on December 20, 2018. Then, on January 8, 2019, Seaborne will increase its frequency from three flights to six daily flights.
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Caribbean Tourism Organization Declares 2019 ‘The Year of Festivals’ in the Caribbean - Dec 14, 2018 - 10:20:10 AM

On the heels of the past year’s successful Year of Rejuvenation, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has declared 2019 the Year of Festivals in the Caribbean. Throughout 2019, the region will celebrate the unique rhythm and tempo of each CTO destination.

“The Year of Festivals will focus on the fascinating events that have become an integral part of the Caribbean tourism calendar. Festivals help to energize communities across the region, while giving visitors more reasons to enjoy our destinations,” said Hugh Riley, Secretary General of CTO...
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Caribbean Angel Investor Ecosystem Raises Private Capital and Launches Regional Business Angel Network - Dec 13, 2018 - 12:15:57 PM

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“Driving Growth Through Private Investment,” was the focus of the Caribbean Export Development Agency’s (Caribbean Export) hosting of the 2nd Caribbean Angel Investor Forum at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  The Forum which was held November 29-30, gathered a distinguished group of prominent policy makers, entrepreneurs, private and angel investors.   

Minister of Trade and Industry with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, Paula Gopee-Scoon in her opening remarks underscored the challenges entrepreneurs face with the limited options found within traditional banking systems which often require collateral and venture capital to secure.  “If our businesses are to compete globally, the support of diverse investment modalities is crucial...
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Global uranium supply can meet projected demand, NEA and IAEA say in new report - Dec 13, 2018 - 9:38:31 AM

The world’s supply of uranium is more than adequate to meet projected requirements for the foreseeable future, regardless of the role that nuclear energy ultimately plays in meeting future electricity demand and global climate objectives. However, significant investment and technical expertise will be required to ensure these uranium resources can be brought into production in a timely manner, including from mines currently under care and maintenance...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
New Ambassador of Panama Presents Credentials - Dec 12, 2018 - 3:53:00 PM

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The new Permanent Representative of Panama to the Organization of American States (OAS), Salvador Sánchez González, today presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the Organization, Luis Almagro.

In the ceremony that took place at the Organization's headquarters in Washington, DC, Ambassador Sánchez González said the defense of democracy and the promotion of sustainable development will be two central points of his work agenda. "Our commitment is to take the region responsibly towards the thresholds of democratic development and material development that our peoples demand," he said...
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Airport Redevelopment Project Ready to Take Off - Dec 12, 2018 - 3:00:50 PM

The People of Saint Lucia are finally set to see the Hewanorra International Airport Redevelopment Project take off as the Government of Saint Lucia continues to deliver on its promise to expand and improve local infrastructure.

This project is essential to Saint Lucia’s overall economic growth, especially as the island continues to expand as a leader in leisure and business travel. Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation and External Affairs...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
Statement of the OAS General Secretariat on Russian Military Aircraft with possible Nuclear Capacity in Venezuela - Dec 12, 2018 - 2:00:40 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) takes note with
the greatest concern of the news coming from Venezuela about the possibility that aircraft capable of using nuclear weapons from Russia are in its territory. The presence of this foreign military mission violates the Venezuelan Constitution because it has not been authorized by the National Assembly...
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ECADE urges the Eastern Caribbean to stand up for human rights - Dec 11, 2018 - 12:48:43 PM

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Seventy years later, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) remains even more relevant than ever as we witness a rolling back of rights around the world. The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE), notes with distress, the continued lack of progress towards achieving justice and equality for all in the eastern Caribbean, as we join the world in observing Human Rights Day 2018 and the 70th anniversary of this historic document.

“Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in the EC remain among the most vulnerable and at risk for marginalisation simply for expressing their authentic selves,” says ECADE Executive Director Kenita Placide...

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