ROME, Italy, – St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has met Pope Francis discussing matters of common interest, according to a release from the Vatican.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, CMC – Sweden’s Ambassador to the Caribbean, Claes Hammar says his country is looking forward to receiving an indication of demands from the the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Slavery Reparations Committee, as the region seeks reparation for the slave trade.
The lending agency will assist the Caribbean and other low-income countries in strengthening policy buffers against shocks and advance policies “to help achieve more inclusive growth going forward, with a particular focus on capacity building.”
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Reparations Commission chairman, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles said that public health was identified as one of the six areas for reparatory diplomacy and action.
Flags were being flown at half mast in several Caribbean countries as the region continues to mourn the death of the first black South African president and anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, who died at his home on Thursday night following a prolonged illness. He was 95.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Foreign Minister Winston Dookeran had been invited to Kingston for talks by Nicholson after Port of Spain had refused entry to 13 Jamaican nationals last month that had escalated into a threat of a trade war between the two CARICOM members.
By Kevin Edmonds
Given the current controversy surrounding the extent of the U.S. drone program and targeted killings, it is important to revisit that in the summer of 2012, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency announced
By Samuel Oakford Reprint
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 18 2013 (IPS) – On May 23, shortly after wrapping up negotiations on the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) 958- million-dollar loan – its second in three years – to keep Jamaica out of default, the fund’s mission chief in the country, Jan Kees Martijn, set out to visit Croydon, a former plantation settlement in the mountainous northwest of the island.