human rights

  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates The Bahamas on 51st Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates The Bahamas on 51st Anniversary

    The Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr. Carla Barnett has lauded The Bahamas as “an example of remarkable socio-economic development within the Region,” as the Member State marks its Fifty-First Anniversary of Independence on 10 July 2024. In a message conveying the Community’s congratulations to Prime Minister Philip Davis of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Dr. Barnett commended the…

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  • Photo of “Access to Health Must be a Priority during Climate Disasters” – Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis

    “Access to Health Must be a Priority during Climate Disasters” – Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis

    “With these storms that would be coming through the Region, if it is one facility or institution that should remain standing it should be a hospital. When I hear reports that the hospitals in the Grenadines are basically destroyed and people don’t know what has happened to the patients there, it is frightening.” The Honourable Dr Terrance Drew, Prime Minister…

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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 Leverage influence to promote HIV prevention – PANCAP Director urges religious leaders

    Leverage influence to promote HIV prevention – PANCAP Director urges religious leaders

    (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): Director of PANCAP, Dereck Springer recently held discussions with the Inter Religious Organization of Guyana (IRO) on the role of faith leaders in ending AIDS. The Director is advocating for faith leaders to leverage their influence with the communities they serve, youth and vulnerable populations to propagate HIV prevention including testing and other issues related 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 [Antigua] Lower House passes “ganja bill”

    [Antigua] Lower House passes “ganja bill”

    A bill to decriminalise up to 15 grammes of cannabis for personal use was passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) bill had its first reading in the House in December, but was subsequently sent to a select committee to allow for more public consultations. That engagement was held on January 23 with recommendations…

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  • Regional Commission on Marijuana holds national consultations in Guyana

     Guyana will host  consultations surrounding the use of marijuana on 6 November 2017; as part of the Caribbean Community’s  call for” careful in-depth research” to inform decision-making on the issue. The Regional Commission on Marijuana, established by CARICOM Heads of Government, will hold a number of focus groups with Youth, Faith-based organizations and special interests groups A Town Hall Meeting…

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  • Photo of Twelfth  CARICOM Triennial Woman Awardee calls for support to reduce the scourge of violence against women and girls

    Twelfth CARICOM Triennial Woman Awardee calls for support to reduce the scourge of violence against women and girls

    Twelfth  CARICOM Triennial Woman Awardee calls for support to reduce the scourge of violence against women and girls   Ms. Shirley Pryce received the Twelfth CARICOM Triennial Award for Women during the Official Opening of the 38th Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community on 4 July 2017, in St. George’s Grenada. In her acceptance speech, she called…

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  • Photo of PANCAP hosts meeting of Youth to discuss ending AIDS by 2030  – Youth Leaders to formulate and agree on framework for regional youth advocacy

    PANCAP hosts meeting of Youth to discuss ending AIDS by 2030 – Youth Leaders to formulate and agree on framework for regional youth advocacy

    The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will host a meeting of youth leaders from 19 Caribbean countries on April 21 and 22, 2017 in Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.    The focus of the forum will be a discussion on the role of youth in the national and regional response to HIV and AIDS;…

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  • Photo of Legal sanctions and mandates must be reinforced… for lasting results …  PM Browne

    Legal sanctions and mandates must be reinforced… for lasting results …  PM Browne

    Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Hon. Gaston Browne, told the Forum of CARICOM  First Ladies and Spouses of Heads of State and Government that legal sanctions and mandates by themselves would not yield lasting results, but must be reinforced by other factors. These included reliable data; coordinated policies and programmes;  men and boys in the response; and promoting evidenced-based…

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