Slovenia, CARICOM forging closer relations

 March 22, 2018 @ 3:54 pm   

The Republic of Slovenia and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are moving to further deepen relations.

New Ambassador of Slovenia to CARICOM, His Excellency Stanislav Vidovič, in a ceremony for the presentation of his credentials to Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Wednesday, pointed to several areas for closer cooperation including sustainable development, environmental issues, climate change and economic integration.

He said as a member of the European Union, Slovenia took an active role in developing the Joint Caribbean EU Partnership Strategy and was one of the chief proponents of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and CARIFORUM which was signed in 2008, the year Slovenia held the EU Presidency.

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PM Gaston Browne and Cabinet sworn in

 March 23, 2018 @ 12:55 pm   

The Hon. Gaston Browne was on Thursday sworn in as Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda for the second time, following his landslide victory in general election held on Wednesday, 21 March, 2018. Attorney General Steadroy Benjamin and other Cabinet members were also sworn into office on Thursday.

Elections results reflect will of the people – CARICOM Observation Mission

 March 22, 2018 @ 8:58 am   
Members of the CARICOM Election Observation Mission on Election Day



21 MARCH 2018



At the invitation of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda the CARICOM Secretariat constituted an eight-member team to observe Antigua and Barbuda’s General Elections which were held on 21 March 2018.

The Mission was advised by the Secretary-General that its terms of reference are: (more…)

‘Black Panther’ inspires Suriname NGO to push education, youth development

 March 23, 2018 @ 4:49 pm   

The Black Panther movie has inspired a group of concerned people in Suriname to sponsor more than 1, 000 local students to see the blockbuster, news outlet Caribbean News Now has reported.

Caribbean people, from The Bahamas to Guyana, are among the actors in the  highly acclaimed, superhero movie. Produced by Marvel Studios, the movie features actors who were born in Guyana – Letitia Wright and Shaunette Renee Wilson; Grenada – Sydelle Noel;  The Bahamas – Jason Elwood Hanna; and Trinidad and Tobago – Winston Duke; and a Brazilian of Jamaican heritage – Nabiyah Be. They appear alongside stars such as Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Lupita Nyong’o.

On 21 March, Caribbean News Now quoted former ambassador of Suriname to the United Nations (UN), Henry MacDonald, as saying that “The movie is inspiring, especially that it celebrates high tech education. Children are interested in education.” The former ambassador said that the movie would be an inspiration to all young people in Suriname.

Sponsorship took off after a Facebook post that pointed out that it would be great if people could sponsor children in Suriname to watch Black Panther. Companies, organisations and individuals from the United States, Holland and Suriname contributed, the news outlet reported.


Kick’em Jenny alert level drops to yellow

 March 23, 2018 @ 1:35 pm   

The  through the technical support provided by the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center (UWI-SRC) in Trinidad, wishes to advise the general public that since the seismicity that triggered the routine updates on March 9th 2018 and the significant intensification on 12th March, the level of seismicity has steadily declined, as a consequence NaDMA on the advise of UWI-SRC has since reverted the alert level to YELLOW.

At this stage marine operators and the general public are therefore asked to be vigilant and observe the exclusion zone of 1.5kilometers. (more…)