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By Caribbean News Now contributor CARACAS, Venezuela – The Venezuela government confirmed Saturday the death of army captain Rafael Acosta Arévalo, who was charged with crimes of terrorism, sedition, and assassination as part of his participation in the April 30 [attempted] coup against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, said attorney general Tarek William Saab, […]
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WASHINGTON, USA — Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement at the conclusion of the Group of 20 (G20) Leaders’ Summit in Osaka, Japan: “I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, and Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda for their chairmanship […]
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OSAKA, Japan — The annual G20 summit of leaders from the largest and fastest-growing economies, got underway last Friday in Osaka, Japan, against a backdrop of what UN Secretary-General António Guterres described as “a moment of high political tension”. “We have global warming, but we have also global political warming, and this can be seen […]
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CASTRIES, St Lucia — Outstanding contributions over many years of dedication, service and achievement assured five extraordinary Saint Lucians, lauded by their peers, and honored by the Insurance Council of Saint Lucia (ICSL), Theresa Diane Scotland, Hollis D. D. Bristol, Clinton Charlery, Geoffrey Stephenson, and deceased William Lionel Edgecombe, were inducted into the prestigious Hall […]
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CASTRIES, St Lucia — Representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) paid a courtesy visit to the Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Dr Didacus Jules, June 27, 2019.  The delegation was led by chief representative, Tsutomi Kobayashi, and included representatives, Junnosuke Iwano and Erland George. The meeting focused on […]
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ST JOHNS, Antigua – Five Caribbean countries and territories were recognized for their early achievement of the ambitious marine protection target they committed to when joining the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI).   The CCI 20-by-20 Conservation Goal challenges members to conserve and manage at least 20 percent of their marine and coastal environment by 2020.   The […]
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NEW YORK, USA –The study from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), also shows that the negative health consequences associated with drugs are more severe and widespread than previously thought, with around 35 million people suffering from drug use disorders and requiring treatment services. Higher figures attributed to improved research and data Some […]
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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) – Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin said that Lord Ahmad had “done a stellar job” as the overseas territories minister over the last two years, as he addressed the opening of the Pre-JMC (Joint Ministerial Council) meeting. McLaughlin pointed out that when the JMC takes place in November, Britain will […]
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By Thalif Deen NEW YORK, USA (IPS) – The United Nations, in a new report to be released next month, has warned “there is no escaping the fact that the global landscape for the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has generally deteriorated since 2015, hindering the efforts of governments and other partners” […]
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