Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, on Thursday evening, ordered that all persons evacuate from the Red Zone, as La Soufriere could erupt explosively, without further warning, within the next 24 to 48 hours. Gonsalves noted the stage 3 alert issued earlier in the day amidst tremors at the volcano, which began at 3 a.m. The prime … Continue reading Saint Vincent – Evacuation Ordered As Volcano ‘is trying to clear its throat’
US Dragooning CARICOM Into Its Continued Efforts To Overthrow The Democratically Elected Government of Venezuela By A.T. Freeman Following the successfully concluded parliamentary elections in Venezuela on 6 December, the United States has stepped up its illegal efforts to overthrow the government in that country and replace it with a hand chosen puppet. Calm and … Continue reading Venezuela Elections
It is clear that governments across the region are failing their citizens with regard to providing healthcare. Underpinning this lack is the fact that many regional governments pay out more in debt servicing than they invest in developing the healthcare systems. This means that they are left holding out a begging bowl when confronted by health care challenges.
The people of Guyana cannot put their faith in those who set the country on fire in 1953 nor those who have been fanning the flames ever since for their own benefit. They need to rediscover the unity that served them so well in the anti-colonial struggle and use it to plot an escape from the division, killing and insecurity generated by the communalism and racism that currently plague them.
These Covid 19 ‘support measures’ have the effect of deepening the debt crisis in the region. In fact, they go in the opposite direction to the statement of Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the United Nation's Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), speaking at a meeting of Caribbean Heads of State and Finance Ministers with ECLAC, at the end of April. In her statement to the meeting, Bárcena declared that since the Caribbean is the world's most highly indebted region, “borrowing is not the answer to confront this crisis. Caribbean countries need grant support fast.” She further added that the region also requires debt relief. Addressing the same meeting, Antigua's Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, stated that “the economic burden for our countries has been unsustainable because of the high levels of debt. We don’t have the capacity for printing money and our policy instruments are very limited."
With the participation of 45 members of the Armed Forces (Armed Forces), the Dominican Republic and France will begin next Friday, May 7, and until the 12th, the traditional joint and combined military exercises, “Caribe 2021” that are carried out in the island of Guadeloupe as part of the bilateral cooperation agreements between both nations. … Continue reading French and Dominican Military Exercises In The Caribbean
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Belize National Teacher's Union (BNTU) begins day one of its industrial action against the Government of Belize, with a planned strike and protest
The annual Chief Tayki Lecture was held on April 8, 2021, in a virtual space. The lecture was hosted by the Centre for Reparation Research, the University of the West Indies (UWI), in collaboration with The Tayki Foundation (St. Mary) and The Department of History and Archaeology (UWI). The co-hosts of the lecture were Professors Verene Shepherd and Carolyn Cooper. The lecture was delivered by Professor Vincent Brown; Professor of American History and African and African American Studies at Harvard University.
A Haitian teachers' organization called for a strike starting Monday [19 April 2021] demanding more security after the killing of an educator, and in solidarity with 12 people abducted by an armed gang on April 11.
Addressing members of the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM), National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) and Federation of Independent Trade Unions (FITUN) president general of the Oilfields Workers Trade Union Ancel Roget accused the Government of being on a relentless campaign to retrench the workers of [the] country.
The Guyana Court of Appeal on Tuesday set aside the conviction and 18-month sentence for possession of explosives against Donald Rodney- –the brother of Guyanese politician and historian Dr. Walter Rodney who was killed in a bomb blast 40 years ago. “We will allow the appeal and set aside the conviction and sentence and a … Continue reading Guyana Court of Appeal Sets Aside Explosives Conviction, Sentence Of Donald Rodney
Venezuela sent 68 doctors, rescuers, and experts in disaster situations. They will help in the evacuation and care of the victims of the volcano eruption.
The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the major trade unions representing public sector workers may be heading for a confrontation over vaccination against COVID-19. The Public Service Union, Teachers’ Union and Police Welfare Association recently wrote to the government asking for an urgent meeting to discuss the policy that says government workers who have not taken a COVID-19 jab must be tested as regularly as every two weeks.