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Caribbean, Latin America Among Most Distressed by Extreme Climate Events

 Lima, Peru Dec 2, 2014 – Haiti, the Dominican Republic, St Vincent and Honduras are among countries listed as most threatened by extreme weather events in a report presented by the development and environmental organisation Germanwatch, at the UN Climate Summit (COP20) in Lima, Peru. While the Philippines, Cambodia and India were most affected by …

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Christine Lagarde

IMF’s Lagarde Calls for Caribbean Partnership for Building the Future

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine, Lagarde has identified partnership among Caribbean Countries and with the IMF as the way to tackle stifling debt, growing unemployment and threats to the natural and built environment. In a speech at the University of the West Indies campus at Mona, in the greater Kingston area …

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Slow Recovery for The Bahamas Says IMF

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is predicating slow recovery of The Bahamas economy following the conclusion of Article IV consultation with authorities there January 17, an IMF release is reporting. The Fund said the board considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without a meeting.[1],[2]. The following is the full statement by the IMF: …

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UWI Open Campus ScholarShip Cruises the Caribbean

The Open Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) is launching its second ‘ScholarShip’ Cruise and Learn Adventure series scheduled for April 6 to 17, 2014 aboard the Coral Princess from the elegant Princess Cruises Line. “We’re continuing our tradition of linking the Caribbean through innovative activities in higher education,” said  UWI Open …

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Haiti, Philippines and Pakistan Most Affected by Catastrophe

Warsaw, Nov 12, 2013 — In the shadow of human catastrophe wreaked by typhoon in the Philippines, Germanwatch presented its ninth annual Global Climate Risk Index highlighting Haiti, the Philipines and Pakistan as countries most affected by natural disasters.  “The index shows that the most severe weather related catastrophes in 2012 occurred in Haiti, Philippines and …

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Journalists Hail Abolition of Criminal Defamation

LONDON, Nov 6, 2013 — In a milestone achievement for press freedom in the Caribbean, the Jamaican Parliament has approved a bill fully abolishing the offence of criminal defamation. Following a unanimous Senate vote in July, Jamaica’s House of Representatives on Nov. 5 passed the Defamation Bill 2013, which revamps the country’s libel legislation to better …

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Caribbean Women Parliamentarians Tackle Human Trafficking

Women parliamentarians from 22 countries, including eight Caribbean representatives met in Washington DC, as part of a new global network of women leaders for four days of discussions and action planning to address the serious issue of human trafficking of women and girls. Vice- President of the Inter American Commission for Women and Parliamentary Secretary …

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Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of Planning and the Economy Dr. Bhoe Tewarie.

Trinidad & Tobago Economy Turns Corner Says IMF

Recording a tenfold increase in inflation between August 2011 and January 2012, the economy of Trinidad and Tobago is in recovery and should see growth after a three year slowdown, the International Monetary Fund has reported. “Real economic activity is expected to increase by 1.7 percent in 2012 as the non-energy sector picks up momentum with …

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Jamaican Novel Selected for International Conference

Lover’s Leap: Based on the Jamaican Legend, by award-winning Jamaican-born Canadian author Horane Smith, will be the subject of one of dozens of papers on cultural and social issues that will be presented at the 10th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, which will be held in Montreal, Canada, in June, this year. …

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Jamaican Youth Chess Players Dominate Miami Tourney

Jamaica’s Reggae Chess Kidz swamped the competition winning 12 trophies at the annual Miami Junior Orange Bowl International Scholastic Chess Championships in Florida. They overcame the USA, Venezuela, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago and Ecuador to place first and second in taking three team and nine individual awards and a host of other prizes in the …

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