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Trump Invites Philippines Duterte to White House
U.S. President Donald Trump invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to the White House during a phone call Saturday that also addressed concerns over North Korea, the White House said in a statement. The White House gave no details of when the leaders would meet in Washington to discuss their alliance, but said Trump looked forward to visiting the Philippines in November as part of two summits with other Asian nations.  

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:44:06 -0400

Trump: ‘Big Decision’ Coming on Paris Climate Agreement
U.S. President Donald Trump has promised “a big decision” on the Paris climate agreement in the next two weeks. He spoke on his 100th day in office, at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He spoke in an arena that holds up to 10,000 people where his audience was supportive, greeting him with cheers of “USA! USA! USA!” Early in the president’s speech, a protester was tackled and removed from the audience.  “Get him out of here,” the president said, while the audience...

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:13:56 -0400

LA Peace Parades Mark 25th Anniversary of Riots
Twenty-five years ago, a jury acquitted four white police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King, sparking looting and violence that would turn into one of the deadliest race riots in American history. On Saturday, hundreds of people marked the anniversary with marches advocating peace and hope. A "Future Fest'' began at Florence and Normandie avenues -- the South Los Angeles intersection where rioting erupted -- and was followed by a community...

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:52:31 -0400

Real Estate Agent Sues Over Anti-Semitic Online Harassment
"Are y'all ready for an old-fashioned Troll Storm?" Andrew Anglin, white supremacist and follower of what has been branded the alt-right in American political thought, wrote those words on his blog The Daily Stormer on December 16, 2016. With that, the hate messages and death threats to Tanya Gersh and the people around her starting coming in — by email, by phone, on Twitter. Life for the Jewish real estate agent from Whitefish, Montana, her family, even her friends and...

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:26:38 -0400

Late-night TV Host Samantha Bee's Show Briefly Upstages Correspondents' Dinner
Washington's once-glitzy "nerd prom" was briefly upstaged Saturday as comedians and Hollywood stars gathered for jokes and jests about President Donald Trump for a tongue-in-cheek event to counter the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. Late-night TV star Samantha Bee pulled in celebrities for the first "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner'": Alysia Reiner of "Orange Is the New Black," Retta of "Parks and Recreation"...

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:38:31 -0400

For Russia and US, Uneasy Cooperation on Cybercrime Is Now a Mess 
Agents from the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service showed up in Moscow in May 2009 with a specific mission: to nab one of the world's most notorious hackers. But to do that, the Americans needed Russia's help. They turned to the Federal Security Service (FSB), the country's main intelligence agency, and shared operational information with officers from its computer-crimes unit, the Center for Information Security. The hacker, Roman Seleznyov, shut down his operations a month...

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:21:51 -0400

Thousands March Against Trump Administration Policies on Climate Change
Thousands of people gathered across the country to march in protest of President Donald Trump's environmental policies, which have included rolling back restrictions on mining, oil drilling and greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. The demonstrators sat down for 100 seconds to mark Trump's first 100 days in office.

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:37:00 -0400
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Barbados targeting families for summer with new campaign
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.’s (BTMI) summer campaign, ‘Brilliant Barbados: Kids Stay and Play Free’, is placing a strong emphasis on added value for kids as it promotes Barbados as an ideal destination for families. “Summer is traditionally a heavy family travel period for us,”


Cayman Islands court blocks copying of public records
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- In a significant departure from previous practice, the chief justice of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, Anthony Smellie, has approved an order prohibiting the public from making photocopies of court pleadings. According to a notice posted on the door of...


China welcomes the St Kitts-Nevis citizenship by investment programme
BEIJING, China -- Les Khan, the CEO of the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) has just returned from a trip to Beijing in China as part of his global marketing programme. The aim of the visit was to raise awareness for and to promote investment opportunities in St Kitts and Nevis.


Commentary: I am predicting Marine Le Pen will become the next French president
Some two months before the last American election, last September I accurately predicted that Donald Trump would win the ballot in the following November election; I am now, two weeks before the final French election, penning the prediction that Marine le Pen will be the winner of the final ballot.


Commentary: One hundred days of a chaotic presidency
“In the first 100 days my government is going to do...” How many times have we heard that from politicians all over the world? We, in the Caribbean, may be more familiar with the first 90 days (three months), as a benchmark politicians use to get their government going. Now, how realistic is that promise...


Commentary: The View from Europe: Addressing the loss of health care professionals
Around the world, public health care systems are in crisis. From India to Australia, nations in the developing and developed world are struggling to meet the expectations of their local populations. The Caribbean is no exception. There are multiple reasons for this. In the Anglophone Caribbean,


Country needs assessment missions held in nine OECS member states
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- In preparation for the implementation of country poverty assessments (CPAs) in member states, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission conducted nine country needs assessment (CNA) missions to determine eligible areas for targeted support.


Eight extradited from Jamaica to US to face lottery fraud charges
BISMARCK, USA -- Eight Jamaicans charged in a transnational organized crime advance fee “lottery scam” fraud are now in federal custody in the United States, after the Jamaican government ordered them extradited last month. The eight were arrested in Jamaica over one year ago, shortly after...


Grenada police arrest attorney at slavery reenactment event
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- An attorney who wrote a widely circulated article opposing the staging of an event reenacting slave life on a Grenada sugar estate was arrested by police on Thursday where the event was being held under the auspices of Grenada’s ministry of tourism.


Letter: The Sentinel: The continued 'uglification' of urban St George
In days of yore, when Grenada had local government, which was administered by district boards in every town, St George’s as the capital had the distinction of having a mayor as its chief executive officer. That was before Grenada had its political independence in 1974, when we were still a colony.


Letter: The cost of downgrades
The government of Trinidad and Tobago has been downgraded financially by two international rating organisations; one turning our bonds into junk and the other into barely investment grade. Why have these financial assaults been unleashed upon us? Anyone who is anyone knows the kind of economy...


Dominica attorney reiterates call for resignation of CCJ president, citing conflict of interest
ROSEAU, Dominica -- In response to a press statement on Wednesday by the OECS Bar Association condemning Dominican attorney at law, Cabral Douglas, for what it described as his “strident, contemptuous, inflammatory, and even defamatory, public criticisms” of the Caribbean Court of Justice...


Lack of freedom of expression in Cuba criticised at human rights meeting
WASHINGTON, USA (IAPA) -- Miguel Henrique Otero, editor of the Caracas, Venezuela, newspaper El Nacional, represented the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) at a meeting on Wednesday before the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) in which he declared that "the changes in...

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OECS Commission Hosts First Sub-Regional Dialogue in Eastern Caribbean with Green Climate Fund
The OECS Commission, in partnership with the Governments of Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda, and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is hosting the first Sub-regional Structured Dialogue in the Eastern Caribbean in Grenada from April 24-26, 2017 under the theme “Accelerating Direct Access to Climate Finance in the Eastern Caribbean.” The dialogue is targeting several stakeholders in … Continue reading

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:48:01 +0000

Intensive Training Continues In An Effort To Increase Awareness Of The Impacts Of Climate Change
The Department of Environment recognizes climate variability and climate change to be two of the most significant threats to sustainable development in St. Kitts and Nevis. Against this backdrop, a number of persons from various fields throughout the federation are currently attending an eight day National Training Workshop in the Use of Climate Models for … Continue reading

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:26:56 +0000

Caribbean communities on the front lines of climate change adaptation
Newly-released analysis from CDKN has identified a series of approaches to help community-level organisations to increase climate resilience. The analysis focusses on the Caribbean, but has widely applicable lessons for community-based adaptation in other parts of the world. Will Bugler and Olivia Palin explain further: The research acknowledges that the success of adaptation measures is highly … Continue reading

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 21:12:44 +0000

CCCCC Supports Jamaica in Climate Change Dialogue
The Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation of Jamaica is undertaking a public outreach entitled “Uncut Conversations on Climate Change: Dialogue for the Future” at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica from 11 to 13 April 2017. The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has been invited to … Continue reading

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:55:17 +0000

IMPACT Inception Workshop hosted in Kingston
Press Release – Belmopan, Belize; April 3, 2017 – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is organizing a regional climate change workshop at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica from April 3 – 5, 2017. The IMPACT Regional Inception Workshop marks the launch of a four (4) year project in the Caribbean that … Continue reading

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 19:23:51 +0000

Caribbean communities take on climate change
When powerful storms tear through the islands of the Caribbean, it’s often fishing families and famers in coastal villages who bear the brunt of flooding and damage – and it’s those same people who can help lead climate change adaptation, say experts. Across the region, decision makers are realising a top-down approach isn’t always the … Continue reading

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 20:30:57 +0000

Dr. Marianne Karlsson shares research on climate change adaptation efforts of two fisher communities
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus in Belize hosted a presentation by Dr. Marianne Karlsson on the results of her PhD thesis “Changing seascapes: local adaptation processes in Belizean fishing communities”, yesterday, March 30. Belize’s wider vulnerability to climate change constitutes the context for the … Continue reading

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:26:17 +0000

Webinar: : Seven years of research on climate resilience in the Caribbean: Government, communities, climate data and the case for action
Seven years of climate resilience research in the Caribbean: making the case for action Day: Wednesday 29th March Time: 8:30- 09:30 am (CST, time in Belize) Check the time zone change according to your location: Register here: Agenda Introduction Maria José Pacha. Knowledge Management and Networks Coordinator – CDKN Latin America and Caribbean Seven … Continue reading

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:11:01 +0000

POLICY BRIEF: Climate data and projections: Supporting evidence-based decision-making in the Caribbean
Download POLICY BRIEF: Climate data and projections: Supporting evidence-based decision-making in the Caribbean No. of pages: 12 Author(s): Will Bugler, Olivia Palin and Dr Ben Rabb Organisation(s): Acclimatise Format: pdf File size: 620.51 KB Governments in the Caribbean recognise climate variability and change to be the most significant threat to sustainable development in the region. Policies … Continue reading

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:55:09 +0000

Office of Climate Change spearheads ‘green’ agenda sessions in Schools-Regions 4, 5, 6 and 10 to benefit in first quarter of 2017
The Office of Climate Change (OCC), which falls under the purview of the Ministry of the Presidency, in collaboration with the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN), yesterday, visited three schools in East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six) to continue its countrywide Climate Change sessions, which are aimed at educating students on the effects of the global phenomenon … Continue reading

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:18:32 +0000

CDB provides funds for poverty reduction in 8 Caribbean countries
The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says it is providing US$40 million in funding for poverty reduction in eight Caribbean through the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF). It said the resources will support improved access to quality education; water and sanitation; basic community access and drainage; livelihoods enhancement and human resource development services in low-income … Continue reading

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:58:16 +0000

Message from the Caribbean Community Secretariat to Commemorate International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2017
Photo Credit: CCCCC, International Women's Day 2017 The Caribbean Community joins with the global community in celebrating International Women’s Day 2017. The theme for this Forty-Second observance is #BeBoldForChange; a clarion call for all citizens of our Region and the world to play their part in forging more gender inclusive, just societies. Over the past four … Continue reading

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:58:37 +0000

Global conference renews call to reduce greenhouse gas
The fifth Regional Platform for disaster risk reduction in the Americas began in Canada today with the United Nations (UN) reiterating a call for the reduction of greenhouse gases that it has labelled “the single most urgent global disaster risk treatment”. Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Robert Glasser told a … Continue reading

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:45:58 +0000
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