Tag: Government

NEWS

CDB President Calls On Caribbean Governments To Fix Regional Transportation

President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Gene Leon, has called on regional governments to address the Caribbean’s transportation issues. Dr. Leon says the absence of airlifts in some areas has seriously hampered trade and commerce.  He noted that intra-regional transport declined by as much as 50 percent between 2008 and 2018. In the Eastern Caribbean, he said the […]

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Mali Expels UN Mission’s Human Rights Chief

The Malian government said the decision was due to the UN mission chief’s choice of civil society witnesses for UN Security Council briefings. The Malian interim government says the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission’s human rights division has been asked to leave the country within 48 hours after being declared persona non grata. In a statement on Sunday, […]

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Somali Forces Capture Two Towns From Militants

WASHINGTON/BELEDWEYNE — The Somali government reported on Monday that government forces have captured two towns previously controlled by militant group al-Shabab in the central Galmudug State. Defense Minister Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur told VOA Somali that government forces and local fighters seized Harardhere and Galcad after the militants fled without a fight. Harardhere is a key coastal town and a former pirate […]

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Barbados — Public Transport Stakeholders Plead For Govt. Talks

Officials of the Alliance Owners of Public Transport in Barbados are urging the government to meet with representatives of the sector regularly so lingering issues can be resolved once and for all. A notice was served by the chairman, Roy Raphael, advising that his organization was prepared to take action if no meetings or solutions were forthcoming. He says the […]

BUSINESS

T&T Hit With Billions Of Dollars Claim From Chinese Contractors

The Trinidad and Tobago Government has been hit with a TT$2.5 billion or US$380 million claim from a group of Chinese contractors of an aluminum smelter plant as a result of the cancellation of the project in 2010. Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley said the People’s Partnership government headed by Kamla Persad Bissessar had improperly shut down the project. Alutrint […]

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UK Treasury Chief Jeremy Hunt Reverses Nearly All Tax Cut Plans

Treasury chief Jeremy Hunt scraps most of an economic package announced by the UK government just weeks ago. British Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt has reversed most of an economic package announced by the government just weeks ago, saying the country needed to rebuild investor confidence. Hunt said on Monday he was scrapping “almost all” the tax cuts announced […]

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UK Treasury Chief Jeremy Hunt Reverses Nearly All Tax Cut Plans

Treasury chief Jeremy Hunt scraps most of an economic package announced by the UK government just weeks ago. British Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt has reversed most of an economic package announced by the government just weeks ago, saying the country needed to rebuild investor confidence. Hunt said on Monday he was scrapping “almost all” the tax cuts announced […]

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UN Chief Backs Haitian Call For International Armed Force

NEW YORK — The United Nations Secretary-General is urging the international community to respond to a request from Haiti’s government and urgently consider sending an international specialized armed force to the Caribbean Island nation to address spiraling insecurity and a deepening humanitarian crisis. “Considering the extremely grave situation, international efforts to enhance support for the HNP [Haitian National Police] must aim […]

Jamaica

We Must Not Repeat the Economic Mistakes of the Past – Prime Minister Holness

Amid Crises, the Government Must Maintain a Stable Economy to Ensure the Protection of Livelihoods While at the Same Time, Implementing Programs and Policies to Cushion the Impact on the Most Vulnerable. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government’s management of the economy during two major crises has resulted in growth and historic unemployment figures, which are crucial to Jamaica’s […]

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Sri Lanka PM ‘Willing To Resign’ After President’s House Stormed

Ranil Wickremesinghe’s office says he is ready to resign to make way for an all-party government as protesters storm the president’s residence. Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is willing to resign to make way for an all-party government, his office says in a statement which follows angry protesters storming the president’s residence and office. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was evacuated […]