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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Experts discuss gender and transport planning in Guyana

Guyana: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it has organized the first forum on gender and transport in Georgetown, Guyana, with the objective of creating a space for the exchange of information between public policymakers, researchers and transport experts on how to incorporate the gender perspective into the transport sector to promote greater gender equality in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-member state. Comment

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Caribbean stakes future on climate-smart agriculture

Guyana: By Desmond BrownGEORGETOWN, Guyana, March 16, 2017 (IPS) - As Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries continue to build on the momentum of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakech in 2016, special emphasis is being placed on agriculture as outlined in their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). Comment

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

St. Vincent to welcome Dynamic Int. Airways

St Vincent: With the brand new 9000 ft. Argyle International Airport now in place, Consul General of St, Vincent and Grenadines to New York, H.E. Howie M. Prince, said his country would welcome the arrival of Greensboro North Carolina Dynamic International Airways planned service from JFK to the Eastern Caribbean island in the near future. Comment

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Bahamas Cruise line officials have expressed concern about the state of crime in The Bahamas. Comment

Saturday, March 18, 2017

CARICOM governments prepare for influx of deportees

Caribbean: Caribbean governments are expecting an increase in deportees from the United States for serious crimes in the coming months. Several CARCIOM countries consider this as a threat to their national security. Comment

Friday, March 17, 2017

Exxon ups the stakes in Guyana, applies for production license

Guyana: American oil giant ExxonMobil has asked Guyana’s government to approve a production license to allow it to actually start pumping oil from the seabed by late 2019, months earlier than planned officials said this week. Comment

Jamaican detainee dies in Louisiana hospital

Jamaica: The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says a Jamaican national in its custody has died at Lafayette General Hospital in Lafayette, LA. Comment

Thursday, March 16, 2017

JURY TRIAL DEBATE

Trinidad and Tobago: If the administration of Prime Minister Keith Rowley in Trinidad has its way, accused persons in high court trials will soon be allowed the choice of a trial either by judge or by judge and jury as a major but highly controversial reform bill is being debated in both houses of parliament. Comment

Bridgetown rocked by protests

Barbados: The Barbados capital throbbed with two significant marches in one day as thousands of Barbadians demonstrated their frustration at female harassment, and disgust with the island’s economic and political affairs. Comment

Caribbean hotel executives have new leader

Travel: The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) says seasoned hotel industry professional, Stacy Cox, is the new president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE). Comment

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Haiti’s ex-president buried despite calls to wait

Haiti: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP)– Several thousand Haitians filed past the remains of former President Rene Preval on Friday ahead of a state funeral that a senator sought to delay until further tests are conducted to definitively establish the cause of death of the two-term leader. Comment

Monday, March 13, 2017

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua More than EC $1million worth of marijuana was found at the deep water harbor in Antigua recently. Comment

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Guyana scores highest in Caribbean suicides

Trinidad and Tobago: Guyana has the highest suicide rate in the Caribbean, followed by Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. Comment