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OAS Council meeting postponed after Caricom countries threaten boycott

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WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Organisation of American States (OAS) Wednesday announced it had postponed its debate on the “current situation” in Cuba after several Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries had raised concerns about the procedure used to convene the special meeting. A brief statement on the OAS website said that the “Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) postponed the special virtual meeting scheduled for today to…

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CARICOM leaders appoint first female Secretary-General

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By Jovan Wilson — History was created today when Dr Carla Barnett was appointed as the first female Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The leaders unanimously agreed to Barnett’s appointment at a Special Session, which was chaired by Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. Barnett, a national of Belize, will be the first person from the country to occupy the office. She will replace Ambassador Irwin LaRocque…

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