Tag: Government

Jamaica

COVID-19 Misinformation A Costly Exercise

Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says the government is at its wits end on how to overcome the coronavirus (COVID-19) misinformation circulating across Jamaica. He said the “pandemic” of COVID-19 misinformation posed a distraction to the government in its work to curtail the virus’ transmission. He maintained that in instances where persons convey inaccuracies to deliberately mislead others, the government […]

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Dr. Chang — “Cybercrime Is A Clear And Present Danger”

In a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) report, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr. Horace Chang, noted that the Government is committed to improving the national and regional cybersecurity resilience and response. “Cybercrime is a clear and present danger to every country in the region. This is the new frontier of national and regional security resilience, and an […]

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Barbadians Protest Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination

Barbadians are not taking an attempt by their government to mandate COVID-19 vaccine lying down. Hundreds of Barbadians turn to the streets in protest to let their voices be heard on the matter. “We are neither anti-vaccine nor are we anti-government. This is about freedom, freedom of choice, freedom of conscience, the freedom to do what you want to do […]

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Grenadians Set To Receive Stimulus Package

The Grenada government led by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has announced EC$36 million economic stimulus package for its population. The package is expected to benefit close to 9,000 nationals directly as well as 10,000 indirectly. The Prime Minister said in a press report that the government is in the advanced stages of preparation for the implementation of the package. […]

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St. Lucia Opposition Party Wins General Election

Philip J. Pierre, Opposition Leader of the St. Lucia Labor Party (SLP), will now be the head of government in St. Lucia. Mr. Pierre won the country’s 2021 general election, thus putting the incumbent United Workers Party out of power. Preliminary results indicate that the SLP, which was trounced 11-6 by Chastanet’s UWP in the 2016 general election, could win […]

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Jamaica To Rake In US$1.5 Billion In Tourist Earnings

According to Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica is poised to generate approximately US$1.5 billion in earnings from some one million visitor arrivals by the end of August as the sector rebounds from the ravages of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Minister noted that the projections are based on arrivals over the last seven months during which nearly 700,000 tourists visited […]

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Positioning Jamaica For Significant Growth

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is on the right track to position the country for significant future growth. “I’m very proud of the fact that Jamaica has resolved [issues related to the] financial/fiscal management of its economic affairs. I believe we are on a very good course, having gone through several International Monetary Fund (IMF) programs, to […]

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Guyana Gushes More Oil

Guyana’s Government has announced the country’s latest oil discovery within the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. Natural Resources Minister Vickram Bharrat said the 19th offshore oil discovery will add to the previously announced gross discovered recoverable resource estimate for the block, which is currently estimated to be more than nine billion oil-equivalent barrels. Mr. Bharrat said the new development in Guyana […]

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Venezuelan Government Accused Of Tortures

The Venezuelan opposition has declared that some military personnel that the government has detained over the last few years are being tortured in confinement. “Our officers of the Armed Forces, who are imprisoned for defending the Constitution, are tortured and subjected to the worst conditions of confinement,” said Julio Borges in a Twitter post.  Borges was appointed as commissioner for […]

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A Humanitarian Crisis Overwhelms Small Towns In Northern Chile

Authorities of small border towns located in northern Chile have asked the Chilean government to intervene and solve the crisis they face due to the huge number of Venezuelans who have arrived in recent days. Complaints include food shortages and lack of control by the police, who have been unable to prevent some undocumented immigrants from occupying homes. According to […]