Archive - Mar 2017
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas government has taken issue with the reports of the United States and Amnesty International on human rights issues in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.
The Perry Christie government in separate statements said that it is preparing an official response and intends to issue a “formal protest’ on the matter.
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haiti on Monday announced six days of official mourning for the late former president Rene Preval, who died last weekend at his home of a cerebral vascular accident (CVA) or stroke.
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The St Lucia government on Monday “strongly condemned” an incident at the island’s main hospital over the weekend where men armed with cutlasses forced hospital staff to seek cover as they pursued a patient who had earlier been brought to the facility for treatment.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad and Tobago government Monday said it
would pay an estimated TT$2.5 billion in arrears to public servants at the end of March
UNITED NATIONS (CMC) — The United Nations office dedicated to disaster risk reduction Monday called for urgent support to improve disaster risk management in Haiti, following a damage assessment that shows the country lost US$2.7 billion, or 32 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), as a result of Hurricane Mathew six months ago.
The review had been mandated by the leaders at their previous summit in July 2016, and spoke to the achievements to date, the matters being held up by member states or community organs, work that is in train or still to be done, and the challenges being faced.
NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke has called on United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after he said on Thursday that he will recuse himself from investigations related to the 2016 US presidential campaign, which would include any Russian interference in the US electoral process.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The US-based oil company, ExxonMobil, said it will be investing five billion US dollars as it prepares to explore oil production in Guyana by 2020.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The police in Trinidad and Tobago are reporting that
a 15-year-old boy was shot a total of 37 times Saturday night, while three other people
were shot dead at a bar days later.