— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) April 16, 2018
Theresa May will now meet the heads of 12 Caribbean countries this week after an outcry that saw 140 MPs sign a letter to demand a resolution.
— Hon. Mark Brantley (@markbrantley3) April 16, 2018
More than 130,000 people also signed a petition demanding “amnesty” for the generation of immigrants, who arrived in Britain between 1948 and 1971.Many of the Windrush generation, named after the ship HMT Empire Windrush, came from African and Caribbean countries under a rule allowing freedom of movement within the Commonwealth.
LONDON, CMC – The Commonwealth Ministerial Committee on Belize is calling for a peaceful and final resolution of the longstanding disagreements concerning the border between Belize and Guatemala.
In a statement, the Committee, chaired by Barbados Foreign Minister Maxine McClean, said it met earlier this week to discuss the recent events that took place in the Adjacency Zone between the two countries that resulted in the death of at least one Guatemalan national.
The Committee, which includes Barbados, Canada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, Nigeria and Tanzania, was briefed on the dispute by Belize’s Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington.
“The Committee reiterated and endorsed the firm support of the Commonwealth for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Belize, as expressed consistently and most recently in the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Communiqué. The Committee encouraged all concerned to work towards a peaceful and final resolution of the longstanding disagreements concerning the border between Belize and Guatemala.”
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Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, will deliver the keynote address to the Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) in Malta. The Forum, which has been described as the major business event in the Commonwealth calendar, is being held from November 24-26.
Prime Minister Harris will join his CARICOM colleagues at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled for November 27-29, also in Malta.
The CBF is co-organised by the Commonwealth Economic and Investment Council (CWEIC) and the Government of Malta. It is designed with the aim of facilitating high level dialogue between business and government leaders from the Commonwealth and beyond. It is intended to develop stronger partnerships between governments and businesses, thus ensuring that the Commonwealth promotes sustainable growth across the globe.