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Mattis Heads to NATO to Discuss Afghanistan Plan with Allies
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis travels this week to Brussels, where he will consult with NATO allies on troop contributions and other support in Afghanistan before announcing his own decision on increasing the number of U.S. forces in that war-torn country. But as VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports, the new strategy is likely to be more of the same.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:49:00 -0400


Iran Blasts US Top Court Ruling on Trump Travel Ban
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has denounced the U.S. Supreme Court's partial reinstatement of a travel ban affecting six predominately Muslim countries and said the decision could energize terrorist groups. "It is regrettable that the citizens of the countries on the list have never participated in any act of terrorism against the U.S. and yet they are being punished for acts of terrorism," Zarif told reporters Tuesday during a visit to Berlin. Zarif added...

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:53:38 -0400


Yale University Sues Connecticut Over Gender-Neutral Bathrooms
Yale University has sued the state of Connecticut over rules it says limit the number of gender-neutral bathrooms it can designate on campus, the latest skirmish in the broader U.S. fight about gender identity. The Ivy League school said in the lawsuit it wants to designate all single-occupant restrooms at its law school as gender neutral, but the plan would run afoul of the state building code, which does not count gender-neutral bathrooms when it assesses whether a public building has...

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:53:21 -0400


A Year After Brexit Vote, Divisions in British Society Begin to Mirror Those in US
It has been a year since Britain voted to leave the European Union by a narrow margin of 52 percent. After 12 months of political turmoil, analysts say British society is beginning to resemble that of the United States – with values dictating political divisions in society, rather than traditional party politics. Henry Ridgwell reports.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:32:00 -0400


Trump Renews Attacks on News Media After CNN Retracts Story
President Donald Trump has renewed his attacks on the credibility of several major U.S. news organizations after the resignations of three CNN journalists who were involved in a retracted story related to Russia. Trump posted a series of tweets Tuesday criticizing the media outlets after CNN retracted a story connecting Trump associate Anthony Scaramucci and the head of an investment fund managed by a bank controlled by the Russian government. The CNN story was published on...

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:08:56 -0400


Modi Meets Trump with His Usual Greeting - Bear Hugs
President Donald Trump should have been ready as he met with India's prime minister, an unabashed hugger. Smiling widely at a news conference Monday during a visit to Washington, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the president's outstretched arm not as an invitation for a handshake, but as a pull toward an embrace. Then he did it again in the White House Rose Garden. Then once more before leaving. Trump appeared stiff and uncomfortable with the first hug, smiling thinly and...

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:49:54 -0400


US Declares China Among World's Worst Human Trafficking Offenders
The United States on Tuesday declared China as among the world's worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labor, placing it alongside countries the U.S. has long disparaged - Iran, North Korea and Syria. The annual U.S. State Department report downgraded China to its lowest Tier 3 rating, saying it has not met "the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so." The U.S. credited Beijing with taking...

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:26:05 -0400
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BVI beneficial ownership search platform goes live June 30
ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The government of the British Virgin Islands has completed the legislative requirements that pave the way for implementation of the Beneficial Ownership Secure Search system (BOSSs). Developed following an exchange of notes with the UK in April 2016, BOSSs is...

2017-06-27


Canada ends visa-free travel for Antigua-Barbuda nationals
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The government of Canada has decided to end visa-free travel for citizens of Antigua and Barbuda. This decision reportedly relates to concerns over individuals who obtain passports under citizenship by investment programmes in the Caribbean.

2017-06-27


Commentary: Are we a less violent society? Government has the key!
I was watching a video on one of my favourite YouTube channels, DJVlad TV, over the weekend and he was interviewing a regular contributor to his YouTube broadcast -- an Old School, Hip Hop artist from one of my favourite groups back in the 90s, Brand Nubian’s Lord Jamar. The title of the video...

2017-06-27


Commentary: Democracy (un)revealed in St Lucia
Democracy is often defined as government of the people, by the people, for the people. In many respects, the challenges of democracy have been both qualitative and quantitative to the concepts that every person has worth and dignity, equality of all persons, majority rule, minority rights, compromise...

2017-06-27


Commentary: Trump takes two steps back on normalization with Cuba
On June 16, President Trump tightened Cuba travel and trade restrictions that had been liberalized under the Obama administration. On the surface this may look like a minor roll back of the normalization process, but Trump has derailed an otherwise modest welcome change in a US Cuba...

2017-06-27


Guyana opposition MPs added to international no-fly list
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- As if the revocation of their respective US visas was not enough of a travel nightmare, a usually reliable source at the US State Department has confirmed to the Guyana Guardian that, based upon information at their disposal since 2015, an intelligence request...

2017-06-27


In Haiti, UN Security Council spotlights opportunities for reform towards stability and development
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Wrapping up a three-day visit to Haiti, a Security Council delegation on Saturday stressed that it has accomplished the objectives of the mission, including a first-hand look into how best the United Nations could contribute to the country's lasting stability and development.

2017-06-27


Letter: White collar crime killing Trinidad and Tobago
Real estate agents selling public office holders millions on top of millions of dollars of real estate without ethics, not caring to ask where did this money come from? Public and former public office holders buying upscale properties CASH. The lawyers who are handling the transactions are betraying their oaths.

2017-06-27


Letter: A response to the US ambassador's offensive article about Venezuela
After reading the article by Ms Linda Taglialatela (the United States ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean) that was published in several Barbadian and Eastern Caribbean newspapers on Tuesday 20th June 2017 under the headline "Support the Venezuelan People", it occurred to me that...

2017-06-27


Regional accounting profession imperilled by de-risking, says Caribbean diplomat
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Veteran Caribbean diplomat, Sir Ronald Sanders, has warned the accounting and auditing community of the Caribbean that their businesses could soon be at risk as a result of rules that governments are expected to legislate and implement. According to the Antigua...

2017-06-27


UK's Peru ambassador to succeed outgoing Cayman Islands governor
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has appointed Anwar Bokth Choudhury as the next governor of the Cayman Islands. Choudhury (58), who is currently based in Lima as Britain’s ambassador to Peru, will take up his appointment in...

2017-06-27


Aruba Airlines eyes the Guyana market
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Aruba Airlines plans to commence daily flights between Aruba and the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Guyana from July 7.  The CJIA's US$200 million modernization and expansion project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. However, the government...

2017-06-26


Bahamas public justifiably horrified, says attorney general
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamas Attorney General Carl Bethel said on Friday there is something “rotten in the state” as he referenced a number of reported cases of alleged misfeasance by the former Christie administration during the budget debate in the House of Assembly.

2017-06-26
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Europe Stands by Caribbean on Climate Funding
Head of the European Union Delegation to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, the OECS, and CARICOM-CARIFORUM, Ambassador Daniela Tramacere. Credit: Desmond Brown/IPS A senior European Union (EU) official in the Caribbean said Europe is ready to continue the global leadership on the fight against climate change, including helping the poor and vulnerable countries in the … Continue reading

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:17:25 +0000


CCCCC and USAID continue Climate Change Resilience Training
Belmopan, Belize June 26, 2017: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Government of St Lucia are hosting a workshop on the Use of Climate Change Impact Tools and Models for Decision Making, Planning and Implementation on the island between June 19 and 30. … Continue reading

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:25:38 +0000


CCCCC participates in the GCF Structured Dialogue with the Caribbean
Members of Staff  of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre are currently participating in the The Green Climate Fund’s Structured Dialogue with the Caribbean held in Placencia, Belize, from June 19-22, 2017.  The Structured Dialogue is organized in collaboration with the Government of Belize and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre with the intention to … Continue reading

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:01:23 +0000


Addendum #2 – Bid Document for the Supply, delivery, installation and calibration of One Airborne LIDAR System
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has amended the following provisions of Section II – Bid Data Sheet of the Invitation for Bids: Supply, delivery, installation, calibration of one (1) airborne bathymetric Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) System: Ref: ICB No. Contract # 14/2017/USAID/CCCCC. Peruse the Addendum #2 – Bid Document for the … Continue reading

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:37:33 +0000


Clarification to Bidders #2 – Supply of one Bathymetric LIDAR System
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) hereby responds to queries with reference to Invitation for Bids: Supply, delivery, installation, calibration of one (1) airborne bathymetric Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) System: Ref: ICB No. Contract # 14/2017/USAID/CCCCC: Response #2 to Queries Raised. Peruse the official Clarification to Bidders #2 – Supply of one … Continue reading

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:35:05 +0000


Vacancies – PACT: Programme Director & Technical Coordinator
The Government of Belize, in collaboration with the World Bank (WB) is implementing the project entitled “REDD+ Readiness Project”. The objective of the REDD+ Readiness Project is to carry out Readiness Preparation through a participatory and inclusive process in order to strengthen Belize’s capacity to participate in future REDD+ carbon payment transactions. The REDD+ Readiness … Continue reading

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:24:48 +0000


Addendum #1 – Bid Document for the Supply, delivery, installation and calibration of One Airborne LIDAR System
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has amended Section seven Schedule of Requirements: Schedule two of the Invitation for Bids: Supply, delivery, installation, calibration of one (1) airborne bathymetric Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) System: Ref: ICB No. Contract # 14/2017/USAID/CCCCC. Peruse the Addendum #1 – Bid Document for the Supply, delivery, installation … Continue reading

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 21:08:12 +0000


Clarification#1 to Bidders – Supply of one Bathymetric LIDAR System
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) hereby responds to queries with reference to Invitation for Bids: Supply, delivery, installation, calibration of one (1) airborne bathymetric Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) System: Ref: ICB No. Contract # 14/2017/USAID/CCCCC: Response #1 to Queries Raised. Peruse the official Clarification#1 to Bidders – Supply of one Bathymetric … Continue reading

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 21:04:06 +0000


CARICOM – Strengthening regional and global networks to achieve sustainable development goals
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) staged its Side-Event at the UN Oceans Conference in New York, Wednesday, with a strong focus on networking and collaboration to help the region achieve its sustainable development goals. The event, titled “Ocean Governance and SIDS Sustainable Development”, was convened as a partnership involving CARICOM Member States, led by Barbados and … Continue reading

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 21:24:22 +0000


CCORAL Training Workshop in Grenada
Belmopan, Belize; June 7, 2017 – The Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation tool (CCORAL) Training Workshop moved to the Public Workers Union in Grenada this week, and will run from June 6 to 9. The training is being carried out by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and the United States Agency for … Continue reading

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:58:16 +0000


Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update: UNFCCC, NATO, FAO Advance Work on Adaptation
STORY HIGHLIGHTS The UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference considered a number of adaptation-related issues in formal negotiations, as well as side events that addressed topics, such as climate risk management, adaptation innovation and finance, ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA), climate resilience, and loss and damage. FAO issued supplementary guidelines to the UNFCCC NAP Guidelines for ‘Addressing Agriculture, … Continue reading

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:30:05 +0000


US$650,000 Grant for Bartica ‘Green’ Town project
The Government of Guyana has received a US$650,000 grant from the Government of Italy in support of its Model ‘Green’ Town, Bartica Project. The primary objective of the grant is to establish a reliable point of reference for the existing state of energy use in Bartica. The data generated from this will be used for … Continue reading

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 20:52:40 +0000


A Challenge for the Caribbean: Nature and Tourism
Excerpt taken from the Inter-American Development Bank’s publication: Integration & Trade Journal: Volume 21: No. 41: March, 2017 One of the greatest injustices of pollution is that its consequences are not limited to those who produce it. The Caribbean is one of the least polluting regions in the world but it is also one of the most exposed to global … Continue reading

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:45:45 +0000
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CACCI celebrates Caribbean Heritage Month in Brooklyn, 2012. Above, at Medger Evers College, below, at Brooklyn Borough Hall.