COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY-GENERAL  POST DIVIDES CARICOM

COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY-GENERAL POST DIVIDES CARICOM

Avellon Williams  GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Caribbean Community (Caricom) will vote for “a candidate of their choice” in Rwanda when leaders of the Commonwealth meet next month to select the next Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Caricom Chairman John Briceno announced on Tuesday. Jamaica appears to have scuttled any attempt by the 15-member Caricom grouping to have a consensus candidate for […]

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 CUBA LOOKS TO IRANIAN PRIVATE SECTOR FOR HELP IN FOOD SECURITY

CUBA LOOKS TO IRANIAN PRIVATE SECTOR FOR HELP IN FOOD SECURITY

Avellon Williams  CUBA- On Tuesday, Iranian and Cuban officials met in Tehran for a meeting of the Iran-Cuba Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation. The Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs of Iran, Ehsan Khandouzi, hosted a Cuban delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas. In his speech, Khandouzi called for greater economic cooperation between Iran and the United States, especially […]

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 CAYMAN PENSIONERS TO RECEIVE AN EXTRA $35 PER MONTH

CAYMAN PENSIONERS TO RECEIVE AN EXTRA $35 PER MONTH

Avellon Williams  GEORGE TOWN, CAYMAN ISLANDS – Those receiving a private sector pension through the Retirement Savings Arrangements (RSA) will see a 3.3 percent increase in the amount of funds they can access each year.  In response to the ESO’s position on local inflation, Director of Labour and Pensions Bennard Ebanks has authorized a CI$2,900 increase in the maximum disbursement amount per year. […]

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 ‘AFROBEAT’ MUSIC FESTIVAL SET FOR JAMAICA

‘AFROBEAT’ MUSIC FESTIVAL SET FOR JAMAICA

Avellon Williams  KINGSTON, JAMAICA -The world is embracing AFROBEATS. There are several major recording companies from the United States that have established divisions throughout Africa to profit from the success of Afrobeats artists like WizKid, Stonebwoy, Davido, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, Tems, and Bujy TYE. On May 26-31, the Afro World Festival will make its debut on the local shores of Jamaica. The festival, which will take place in […]

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 THE “ULWAS” FIGHT TO PRESERVE THEIR CULTURE

THE “ULWAS” FIGHT TO PRESERVE THEIR CULTURE

Avellon Williams  NICARAGUA– In the Autonomous Region of the South Caribbean Coast (RACCS), the Ulwa people in Karawala, in the municipality of the mouth of Rio Grande, celebrated 169 years of constant struggle for the preservation of the people’s customs, ideologies, roots, experiences, and traditions that make the Nicaraguan Caribbean culture rich. May 6 marks Ulwa arrival in the territory controlled […]

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 JAMAICA’S FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER LANDS IN NAIROBI, MEETS AMB MACHARIA KAMAU

JAMAICA’S FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER LANDS IN NAIROBI, MEETS AMB MACHARIA KAMAU

Avellon Williams  JAMAICA- During her visit to Nairobi on May 11, 2022, Kamina Johnson Smith, Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade held bilateral diplomatic talks with Nairobi’s ministers.  After landing in Nairobi Smith expressed happiness and noted, “What a pleasure to be back in Nairobi. My sister CS Raychelle Omamo and I were not able to align […]

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 MINISTER SMITH MEETS BOTSWANA PRESIDENT, SHARES HER COMMONWEALTH VISION

MINISTER SMITH MEETS BOTSWANA PRESIDENT, SHARES HER COMMONWEALTH VISION

Avellon Williams KINGSTON, JAMAICA – Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, is currently on an official tour of African countries and held a meeting with President Masisi of Botswana on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. As part of her visit, she met with Dr Lemogang Kwape, the Foreign Minister of Botswana. Their meeting took place at […]

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 HEALTH MINISTER- ‘GUYANA TO TRAIN PHYSICIANS TO DETECT AND TREAT LONG COVID’

HEALTH MINISTER- ‘GUYANA TO TRAIN PHYSICIANS TO DETECT AND TREAT LONG COVID’

Avellon Williams  GEORGETOWN, GUYANA- Coronavirus is continuing to affect countries all over the world, and while Guyana is showing signs of recovery such as fewer positive cases, hospitalisations, and deaths, there are still several persons with chronic symptoms, whose symptoms last for a long time after they become ill. This condition is known as long-COVID or long-term […]

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