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Mexico, Canada Dismiss Trump Threats to Scrap NAFTA Trade Pact
Mexico and Canada on Wednesday dismissed U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to scrap NAFTA, describing it as a negotiating tactic designed to gain an advantage during talks to update one of the world's biggest trading blocs. In comments that initially pushed Mexico's peso currency down by more than 1 percent, Trump on Tuesday reiterated his threats to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump has long called the 1994 treaty a bad deal that hurt American...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:25:00 -0400

103-year-old Cambodian Woman Becomes US Citizen
A 103-year-old Cambodian woman who survived starvation, suffering and war in her native land beamed and waved a tiny American flag on Tuesday as she became a United States citizen.   Hong Inh was the oldest of more than 10,000 people who took the oath of allegiance in a cavernous room at the downtown Convention Center in Los Angeles.   She came to the United States when she was about 97 years old to join a daughter and other relatives.   Three generations of her family,...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:18:24 -0400

Trump Must be Respected as US President, says Germany's Merkel
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday Donald Trump must be shown appropriate respect for holding the office of the U.S. president, even if she may differ with him on policy issues. Merkel, campaigning for a fourth term in office after a Sept. 24 national election, has refused to bend to pressure from her Social Democrat (SPD) rivals to resist demands by Trump for NATO members to increase their defense spending. As a committed Atlanticist, she has stressed the strength of German...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:15:03 -0400

US Military Commanders Reject Extremists in the Ranks
While American white supremacists and ultra-nationalists have been appearing in public and the news more often recently, the heads of the U.S. military have made clear such individuals have no place in the ranks. The commanders of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps last week issued strong statements condemning intolerance and racism after protests in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia turned deadly. Organizers and participants in the original demonstration espoused racist,...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:08:35 -0400

US First Lady Thanks Chelsea Clinton for Defending Barron Trump
 First lady Melania Trump has thanked Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of her husband's former rival for the presidency, on Twitter for coming to the defense of the Trumps' youngest son.   Chelsea Clinton criticized the Daily Caller, a conservative news website, for publishing an article by its entertainment reporter criticizing the clothes of 11-year-old Barron Trump. The reporter wrote it was time the president's son "starts dressing the part" and...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:27:00 -0400

US Probe Raises More Talk of Trade War With China
President Donald Trump’s recent decision to launch an investigation into concerns about market access in China and the theft of American intellectual property, either through hacking or opaque policies and regulations that force companies to hand over trade secrets, has Beijing warning of a possible trade war. Others, however, say it is about time China got a wakeup call.   For years, intellectual property theft and policies regarding market access in China have been a point...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:06:16 -0400

Valerie Plame Wilson Wants to Buy Twitter to Kick Trump Off
Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is looking to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter so President Donald Trump can't use it. Wilson launched the fundraiser last week, tweeting:  "If @Twitter executives won't shut down Trump's violence and hate, then it's up to us. #BuyTwitter #BanTrump." The GoFundMe page for the fundraiser with a billion-dollar goal says Trump's tweets "damage the country and put people in harm's...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:28:23 -0400
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Bahamas utility board fires CEO
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) board of directors on Monday fired the power company’s CEO Pamela Hill. In an interview with The Nassau Guardian, BPL board chairman Darnell Osborne was asked to detail the reason for Hill’s termination, but she said she was not at liberty...


CDB introduces Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund at CARIFESTA
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Building on the recent announcement of its provision of initial capitalisation for the Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) recently introduced the CIIF to approximately 100 cultural practitioners...


Commentary: St Lucia needs a renaissance - Part 2
Logic suggests that we have not had any historical examples to review lowering standards, the spectacle of dysfunction and open warfare to blame for historic political and economic imbalances in which ad hoc and irrational dealings threaten the interest of everyone in Saint Lucia. Since coming into office...


Commentary: The future of Seine Beight, Placencia, Hopkins and Georgetown in Belize
In the year 2014 I took a tour of the southern villages with my brother Anthony Noralez to see what type of developments were taking place in the area. When I was a little boy growing up in Dangriga town, I use to travel with my neighbour Dick Usher and his children especially my childhood friend, Osbert...


EC dollar stable, secure, says ECCB
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has given assurances that the EC dollar remains stable and that Eastern Caribbean banknotes are protected by the various security features of the notes. Deputy director of the Currency Management...


Letter: Sandals vs Turks and Caicos government
Butch Stewart is the founder and chairman of the board of Sandals International, the parent company of Beaches Resorts, the world’s leading all-inclusive chain of resorts. Beaches is also the largest single employer in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). When Mr Stewart and his development team came to...


Letter: Touch not North Korea
The Vietnamese film industry did not forget the US-Vietnam war of the 1960s and 1970s. For one generation after the US soldiers fled this war in 1975, the Vietnamese writers and film-makers have created a plethora of beautiful, poignant, graphic stories, showing how ordinary victims managed...


Letter: Trinidad and Tobago national awards
There is still much talk for and against the shifting of the National Awards Ceremony from Independence Day – August 31, to Republic Day – September 24. For me, the announcement was a welcome one and long overdue. I struggle to appreciate the arguments being offered against the shift.


NIA to establish small business development centre; boost small business sector
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- The ministry of finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), through the Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU), is seeking to establish a small business development centre to boost the small business sector on the island. Colin Dore, permanent secretary...


New BVI governor sworn in
ROAD TOWN, BVI -- Augustus Jaspert was sworn in as the 13th governor of the British Virgin Islands at a swearing-in and welcome ceremony on Tuesday. Jaspert inspected a guard of honour mounted by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force before participating in the swearing-in ceremony.


Trinidad ISIS fighter on UN terror list
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Trinidadian Shane Crawford is on a United Nations Terrorism Sanctions List for his joining terrorists fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The Office of the Attorney General in Port of Spain in a statement on Monday stated that the UN Security Council had...


Colourful display as CARIFESTA XIII gets underway
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- After being rescheduled from Friday due to the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey, the official opening ceremony for CARIFESTA XIII took place on Sunday, with Barbados minister of culture Stephen Lashley declaring the festival open. The ceremony at the Kensington Oval...


Concerns raised over Guyana air safety and service quality
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Following recent air crashes, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) held an emergency meeting with stakeholders of the aviation industry on August 11. At the end of the meeting, GCAA lavished praise on Guyana for having a “low aircraft accident record.” However, aviation...

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Consultancy for Capacity Building of National Designated Authority (NDA) and Country Strategic Framework, Belize and the Bahamas
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received funds from the Green Climate Fund  (GCF) for the purpose of implementing the project “GCF Readiness Preparation Support Project for the Enhancement of Belize and the BahamasCapacity to Access and Deliver International Climate Finance through  Targeted Institutional Strengthening” and intends to apply a part of the  proceeds towards payments for the … Continue reading

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 21:20:33 +0000

Climate Scientists Use Forecasting Tools to Protect Caribbean Ways of Life
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 7 2017 (IPS) – Since 2013, Jamaica’s Met Office has been using its Climate Predictability Tool (CPT) to forecast ‘below average’ rainfall or drought across the island. The tool has allowed this northern Caribbean island to accurately predict several dry periods and droughts, including its most destructive episode in 2014 when an estimated … Continue reading

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:40:57 +0000

Guyana’s Model Green Town Reflects Ambitious National Plan
BARTICA, Guyana, Aug 3 2017 (IPS) – At the head of Guyana’s Essequibo River, 50 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean, you will find the town of Bartica. Considered the gateway to Guyana’s interior, the town has a population of about 15,000 and is the launching point for people who work in the forests mining gold … Continue reading

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:28:26 +0000

Vacancies – PACT: Programme Director
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

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:14:23 +0000

The Virgin Islands Climate Change Trust Fund on the Move
The excitement in the room was palatable. You know you have something special going when a volunteer group from a wide variety of backgrounds can eagerly sit through and enthusiastically discuss a near 100 slide PowerPoint presentation on ordinarily mundane topics such as requirements for governance, project cycle management, financial management and so on. Such … Continue reading

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:28:54 +0000

CCCCC Board of Governors Meeting Begins
The Annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) began on August 2nd, 2017 and will run until August 5th. It is the first time in the Centre’s 12-year history that the Board is being hosted at the Centre’s offices in Belmopan. During its deliberations, the Board of … Continue reading

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:12:42 +0000

Phase 2 of the Coral Reef Early Warning System
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre ([CCCCC]) and NOAA/AOML have reached an agreement through a Memorandum of Understanding for a Phase 2 extension of the Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) to at least five new countries in the Eastern Caribbean.  Under this agreement, AOML (partially funded by the Coral Reef Conservation Program), will provide consultation and information systems support, to … Continue reading

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:30:49 +0000

INTERVIEW-Caribbean life “as we know it” at serious risk – expert
“A lot of the damage now comes from extreme precipitation. So that translates into floods, landslides, loss of life, loss of livelihoods” As if hurricanes were not menacing enough, small Caribbean islands risk losing their entire way of life unless they urgently strengthen defences against a raft of future disasters, according to a climate change … Continue reading

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:05:32 +0000

Climate Change Resilience Training Workshop now on in Barbados
Belmopan, Belize July 25, 2017:  A national workshop to familiarize and train selected Barbadian government workers in the application and use of several tools and models to aid development and reduce the risks associated with Climate Change, will run from July 24 to August 4, 2017. The workshop which is being held at the Cave … Continue reading

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:28:57 +0000

UN Secretary General lauds CARICOM leadership on global issues
The Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has lauded the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for its leadership on pressing global issues. Guterres made the statement at the opening of the 9th biennial CARICOM-UN General meeting in New York on Thursday. “This year marks the 25th anniversary of the decision by the General Assembly to … Continue reading

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:51:04 +0000

CCCCC conducts CCORAL Training for Officers at the OECS
Belmopan, Belize; July 4, 2017 – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is conducting the Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation tool (CCORAL) training for officers at the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission  this week, July 3 to 7 in Castries, St. Lucia. The training is being carried out by the CCCCC and the … Continue reading

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 21:25:09 +0000

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
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