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  • Photo of Justice Minister reinforces Jamaica’s commitment to human rights protection

    Justice Minister reinforces Jamaica’s commitment to human rights protection

    The promotion, protection, and enhancement of human rights in Jamaica was a primary consideration of the current Government“, Jamaica’s Minister of Justice, the Hon. Delroy Chuck said Tuesday. To this extent, all fundamental rights were guaranteed by the Constitution and they would be upheld, the Minister added. He cautioned though that there had to be awareness that “from time to…

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  • Photo of CCJ affirms Professor Ventose’s right to vote in Barbados

    CCJ affirms Professor Ventose’s right to vote in Barbados

    The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) (on Sunday) ordered that Saint Lucian, Professor Eddy Ventose, is to be added to the register of voters in Barbados. The Court declared that it was satisfied that the legal and regulatory conditions for his registration have been met. The Court then ordered the Chief Electoral Officer, who participated in the hearing, to ensure that Professor…

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  • Photo of CARICOM calls for urgent resolution of Haiti’s political crisis

    CARICOM calls for urgent resolution of Haiti’s political crisis

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has called on all the stakeholders in Haiti’s electoral process to do their utmost to resolve the current political crisis. Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council in a recent meeting with President Michel Martelly at the National Palace (Photo President’s Office)  The  Community, in a statement Tuesday, condemned the acts of violence which have marred the electoral process…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, Italy sign cooperation agreement

    CARICOM, Italy sign cooperation agreement

    ​CARICOM and Italy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in areas of mutual interest, Thursday. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Italy’s Special Envoy for the Countries of the Caribbean, Paolo Serpi signed the   document on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change conference, COP 21 in Paris, France. The MOU is expected to strengthen political, scientific…

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  • Photo of PANCAP concludes successful Justice for All Mission in Haiti

    PANCAP concludes successful Justice for All Mission in Haiti

    The PANCAP Coordinating Unit, in collaboration with UNAIDS and the United Nations Special Envoy for HIV in the Caribbean, coordinated a three-day mission in Haiti on November 22-25, 2015. It resulted in a cross section of Stakeholders supporting the implementation of the 15 elements of the Justice for All (JFA) Roadmap intended to fast track the end of AIDS by…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and USAID sign US165 million agreement

    CARICOM and USAID sign US165 million agreement

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) today signed agreements representing US$165 million development assistance support from the United States Government to the Eastern and Southern Caribbean. CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean Mission Director, Christopher Cushing, initialed the five-year Development Objective Agreements (DOAGs) during a brief ceremony…

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