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Guyana- Jamaica Friendship Association NY – Biennial Ball – October 7, 2017

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Several detained at anti-government protest in Suriname

Several detained at anti-government protest in Suriname

Suriname protest march

PARAMARIBO, Suriname; Riot police in Suriname detained several individuals including a union leader during anti-government protests in the capital Paramaribo. During the fourth demonstration since April 6, participants called on the government to stop its “policies of destruction”. Numerous protesters chanting anti-government slogans even called for president Desi Bouterse to resign.     Continue reading

Indo-Caribbean Federation – Talent Competition – Richmond Hill NY – June 4, 2017

News Americas Now – News Headlines – Week Ending April 21, 2017

NEWS AMERICAS NOW – NEWS HEADLINES – APRIL 21, 2017

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Caribbean Life News Headlines – 20 April 2017

Caribbean Life News Headlines – 20 April 2017  

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Guyana studies draft petro­leum legisl­ation

BY BERT WILKINSON | GUYANA

A Guyanese bipar­tisan select parliam­entary commi­ttee is set to pore over draft petro­leum legisl­ation that would include jail time and heavy fines for locals and industry players who take bribes from oil opera­tors and will also have clauses aimed at ensuring that the country is not cheated of its resou­rces as Guyana prepares for actual oil produ­ction in late 2019-2020.

UNREST IN THE REGION

BY BERT WILKINSON | SURINAME

Street protests and labor union unrest have in recent weeks serio­usly hit two South American count­ries with very close relat­ions to the Carib­bean Commu­nity with both having much to do with decli­ning living condi­tions, crime and feelings that govern­ments are not liste­ning.

U.N. Peacekeepers Lured Children Into Haiti Sex Ring

U.N. Peacekeepers Lured Children Into Haiti Sex Ring

Sri Lankan soldier in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Apr 14 2017  (AP) — The Haitian girl known Victim No. 1 was 12 when she first had sex with a Sri Lankan peacekeeper. She says she didn’t even have breasts yet.

The boy, known as Victim No. 9, was 15 when his ordeal began. Over the course of three years, he said he had sex with more than 100 Sri Lankan peacekeepers, averaging about four a day.

From 2004 to 2007, nine Haitian children were exploited by a child sex ring involving at least 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers, according to a U.N. report obtained by The Associated Press.   Continue reading

Report: The Guyana Agency for Development Affairs – Easter Event in Trinidad

The Guyana Agency for Development Affairs had an Easter Event in Trinidad, on August Monday 2017. Guyanese from all walks of life were invited to a day of fun. Everyone who attended had a truly good time. There were lots of Guyanese foods and drinks added to the celebration.

There was also Athletics for all ages and kite flying for the whole family. Not forgetting bouncy castle playground which keep the children occupied while the parents and guardians had a chance to enjoy themselves. The maypole plating was a bit of chaos, the women who were in the circle forgot how it was done. It was hilarious but they all enjoyed themselves.

Submitted by Antonio Butts in Trinidad

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News Americas Now – News Headlines – April 13, 2017

NEWS HEADLINES – NEWS AMERICAS NOW – APRIL 13, 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 12 April 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 12 April 2017   

US, SVG sign new Open Skies Agree­ment

BY NELSON A. KING | ST VINCENT

The United Depar­tment of State says the Trump adminis­tration has welcomed the signing of the new Open Skies Agree­ment between the United States and St. Vincent and the Grena­dines.

Hamilton, Bichotte hail ‘Raise the Age’

BY NELSON A. KING | BROOKLYN

At least two Brooklyn legisl­ators have hailed the historic “Raise the Age” legisl­ation that had been before the New York State Legisl­ature for over a decade.

Cut Wages, Not Jobs, Caribbean Economist Advises Barbados

Cut Wages, Not Jobs, Caribbean Economist Advises Barbados

CARIBBEAN360APRIL 11, 2017 – from Barbados Today

Marla Dukharan

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday April 11, 2017 – It’s a recommendation that will not sit well with trade unions in Barbados. But a noted Caribbean economist is recommending that the Freundel Stuart administration reduce public sector wages to help deal with the country’s economic problems.

This, according to Marla Dukharan, would be a better alternative to further reducing the workforce.

Presenting an outlook of the Barbados economy in the April 2017 RBC Caribbean Economic Report, Dukharan pointed to the high public service payroll, as well as grants to state agencies and high interest payments as some of the challenges facing Government, which has yet to find an answer to the struggling economy.    Continue reading

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