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Belize co-champions coral reef action for Commonwealth Blue Charter - Jun 21, 2019 - 5:10:25 PM

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‘Champion’ countries of the Commonwealth Blue Charter are laying the groundwork for joint action and robust, innovative strategies to tackle the world’s most pressing ocean issues.

Belize is one of 12 countries which has stepped forward to lead nine ‘action groups’ under the Blue Charter – a commitment made by the 53 Commonwealth member states to work together to solve ocean-related problems...
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New international labour standard to combat violence, harassment, at work agreed - Jun 21, 2019 - 9:57:15 AM

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A new Convention and accompanying Recommendation to combat violence and harassment in the world of work have been adopted by the International Labour Conference (ILC).

The Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019, and Violence and Harassment Recommendation, 2019, were adopted by delegates on the final day of the Centenary International Labour Conference, in Geneva. For the Convention, 439 votes were cast in favour, seven against, with 30 abstentions...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
Message from OAS Secretary General on World Refugee Day - Jun 20, 2019 - 1:42:25 PM

Today, World Refugee Day, is not a reason to celebrate for the more than 4 million Venezuelans who have fled from hunger, disease, and the persecution of the inhuman dictatorship of Maduro...
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U.S. Secretary of State releases 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report - Jun 20, 2019 - 11:17:46 AM

Human trafficking is one of the most heinous crimes on Earth. Right now traffickers are robbing a staggering 24.9 million people of their freedom and basic human dignity—that’s roughly three times the population of New York City. We must band together and build momentum to defeat human trafficking. We must hold the perpetrators of this heinous crime accountable. We must achieve justice for survivors as they rebuild their lives...
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St. Lucia's Prime Minister attends CATA Conference - Jun 19, 2019 - 5:51:52 PM

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The Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) is currently holding a conference under the theme “The Future of Tax” which explores, among other issues, “what the tax policy environment will look like in 2025 and beyond.”

Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service, Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet, is currently attending the two-day conference in London, along with Saint Lucia’s High Commissioner to the UK, H.E. Guy Mayers...
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The Global Covenant of Mayors was launched in the Caribbean - Jun 19, 2019 - 10:26:15 AM

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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) was launched in the Caribbean region in Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago), during the Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF 2019). The GCoM is an international coalition of city leaders committed to raising the global ambition for climate action.  The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean (GCoM-LAC) aims to support the efforts of local governments in the region   to  reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and make their communities more resilient toward the effects of climate change...
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Fisheries Ministers underscore need for urgent response to Sargassum scourge and IUU fishing - Jun 18, 2019 - 7:00:11 PM

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Caribbean Fisheries Ministers who met for two days last week in Saint Kitts and Nevis have underscored the need for the region to take urgent action to address the ongoing Sargassum scourge, as well as Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing—two of the most pressing challenges responsible for multimillion-dollar losses to the regional economy.

Honourable Eugene Hamilton, Minister of Agriculture, Health, National Health Insurance, Human Settlements, Community Development, Gender Affairs, Social Services, Land and Cooperatives...
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Caribbean Entrepreneur Challenge - Jun 17, 2019 - 11:00:44 AM

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Over the past 5 months young entrepreneurs have been battling it out to secure a place in the final of the Caribbean Entrepreneur Challenge (CEC), a component of the Trade Enhancement for the Eastern Caribbean (TEECA) project, hosted by the Martinique Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the CTM, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States and supported by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), with funding by the European Regional Development Fund through the INTERREG Programme...
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Fourth Sitting of the OECS Assembly - Jun 17, 2019 - 9:20:52 AM

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Prime Minister Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet is currently attending the Fourth Sitting of the OECS Assembly at the Parliament Building in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda.

Today’s session will include statements on the occasion of its accession to the Revised Treaty of Basseterre by Guadeloupe and on the election of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations Security Council...
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Duke of Sussex presents innovation awards at Commonwealth 70th anniversary garden party - Jun 15, 2019 - 5:05:52 PM

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Duke of Sussex presents innovation awards at Commonwealth 70th anniversary garden party

The Duke of Sussex has today presented special prizes to innovators in international development at a garden party celebrating the Commonwealth’s 70th anniversary.

A campaigner against gender-based violence, an inventor of life-saving medical devices and the boss of a pioneering recycling company...
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Caribbean Export continues to support trade - Jun 12, 2019 - 10:45:23 AM

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Supporting regional trade is central to the work of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export).  Caribbean Export in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH or GIZ in short, supported the participation of four CARIFORUM companies to exhibit at the recently held Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE) at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from May 30 to June 1, 2019.

“Participation in the JIE enabled us to gain meaningful feedback on our new product line and promote our existing teas with various key players in the Jamaican market...
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OAS Secretary General Condemns Antisemitic Attack in Rosario, Argentina - Jun 11, 2019 - 1:20:21 PM

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, today condemned the attack against Rabbi Shlomo Tawil in Rosario, Argentina.

The Secretary General denounced the attack and expressed his solidarity with Tawil and his family. "From the OAS we strongly condemn antisemitism in any form," said Almagro...
News : International : Caribbean News
Government of Saint Lucia - Sitting of the House of Parliament - Jun 11, 2019 - 8:15:36 AM

A Sitting of the House of Assembly is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 with Papers to be laid by the Honourable Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service, the Honourable Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, the Honourable Minister for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation, the Honourable Minister for Tourism...
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Island Yogurt Earns Top Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence - Jun 8, 2019 - 12:30:17 PM

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Freeport small business recognized by the world’s largest travel platform for customer service excellence.

Island Yogurt co-owners, Paul and Kimberley Brown were elated to receive a 2019 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.  The certificate is awarded to businesses based on consistently great reviews received on Trip Advisor.  Kimberley Brown exclaims, “We are very humbled to be recognized because we pride ourselves on delivering the best customer experience to everyone who walks into Island Yogurt...
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Nomad, by UWI-Barbados professor Yvonne Weekes, published in St. Martin in time for Book Fair 2019 - Jun 6, 2019 - 10:50:49 AM

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Nomad by Yvonne Weekes was just published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), in time for the 17th annual St. Martin Book Fair, said HNP president Jacqueline Sample.

Nomad is a poetry collection of “stubborn grit,” said New York-based scholar George Irish. Hot off the press, Nomad—and the novel Plastered in Pretty by Vincentian Natasha Marks—is a featured book at the opening ceremony of the literary festival on Thursday, June 6, said Sample.

Dr. Weekes, one of 26 guest authors and workshop coordinators of the St. Martin Book Fair, is a theater arts lecturer at The University of the West Indies in Barbados...
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Caribbean Records Robust Growth in the First Quarter of 2019 - Jun 6, 2019 - 10:20:29 AM

Spurred on by a 24 per cent rise in arrivals from the United States, the Caribbean recorded a healthy 12 per cent increase in tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2019, according to statistics compiled by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). In updating the media on the region's performance at a news conference this morning hosted at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel as part of Caribbean Week New York (#CWNY2019), CTO chairman Dominic Fedee revealed that between January and March...
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Caribbean Countries agree to protect endangered largetooth sawfish - Jun 5, 2019 - 6:47:16 PM

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Today, on World Environment Day, the critically endangered largetooth sawfish gained a lifeline as Caribbean countries unanimously agreed to add the species to Annex II of the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol under the Cartagena Convention. Seventeen member governments are thereby obligated to impose strict national protections for the species and cooperate regionally to recover populations...
News : International : Caribbean News
St. Lucia's Prime Minister is Panelist for CDB high level discussion on Vulnerability and Resilience - Jun 5, 2019 - 12:00:23 PM

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Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet continues to lead the charge for the Caribbean when it comes to sustainable development and the impact of Climate Change. The Prime Minister will participate in a high-level panel discussion under the theme “Vulnerability to Resilience: You Choose” at the Caribbean Development Bank’s 49th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors.

The June 5th to June 6th meeting is being held at the Hyatt Regency in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, with the panel discussion being led by Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis, Trinidad’s Minister of Planning and Development...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
ViaSat and the OAS join efforts to reduce the digital divide in the Americas - Jun 4, 2019 - 4:56:40 PM

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The satellite services company ViaSat officially joined today the 2030 ICT Alliance, an initiative led by the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) of the Organization of American States. This alliance seeks to connect 1.5 billion people globally by 2020, connect all public schools to the internet to by 2030, promote digital training, develop talents for the digital economy, and strengthen democratic participation through new technologies.

During the signing of the agreement, the Vice President and General Manager of ViaSat Inc, Prakash Chitre, highlighted the company´s work in operating community Wi-Fi services “in thousands of previously unattended communities...
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Commonwealth Secretary-General outlines robust framework to stamp out corruption - Jun 4, 2019 - 12:52:36 PM

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Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has outlined a framework to help member countries investigate and prosecute corruption offences, which cost the global economy around $2 trillion a year.

The Commonwealth Anti-Corruption Benchmarks framework is currently being developed by the Secretariat in consultation with member countries. The framework would provide clear steps to promote integrity and combat graft within public and private sectors...
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