Grenadian Ambassador to China talks about relations between countries

2020 marks the 15th anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between China and Grenada in 2005. Their bilateral ties have witnessed great progress and deepened continuously in recent years.  Economic and trade cooperation has always been the highlight of ­China-­Grenada cooperation. In 2015, Grenada’s agreement with China securing up to 30-day visa-free travel for …

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United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization Undertakes Visiting Mission to Montserrat

The United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization, currently chaired by Keisha Aniya McGuire (Grenada), will undertake a visiting mission to Montserrat from 17 to 20 December, while also holding meetings in Antigua and Barbuda. Formally known as the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial …

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UNI finance trade unions meet in Trinidad to discuss sale of CIBC FCIB

Caribbean Finance Sector Unions met in Port of Spain, Trinidad on Friday, 10 January 2020 with the top executive management team from CIBC FCIB led by its CEO, Collette Delaney, and other senior representatives of the bank to discuss the sale of CIBC FCIB to the GNB Financial Group (GNB), headed by Jamie Gilinski out …

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Pledge conference raises $1.5 billion in recovery funding and services

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Pledges for recovery funding and in-kind services rose to $1.5 billion at the Hurricane Dorian Private Sector Pledging Conference yesterday. More than 300 local and international delegates attended the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) pledge conference at the Baha Mar resort. The pledges included initiatives in home-building and repair; educational assistance; renewable …

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Canadian officials accidentally push nuke alert to millions

People throughout the Canadian province of Ontario awoke Sunday to a cellphone alert warning them of an “incident” at a nuclear plant just east of Toronto — only to later be told the message was a mistake. The message, which was transmitted throughout the nation’s most populous province, was accompanied by a shrill emergency broadcast …

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Apply Now: Early Years Fellowship

Early Years Fellowship Governments are increasingly seeking advice and support from the World Bank to increase investments in the early years and improve the quality of early childhood services.  The Early Learning Partnership (ELP) launched the  Early Years Fellowship in 2017 to support governments and World Bank teams to scale up investments in the early years.  An …

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All OECS Schools to Benefit From Improved Internet Connectivity

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 — The OECS-UNICEF initiative ‘ProjectConnect’ was successfully launched as part of a workshop held from 26-29 November, 2019 in Antigua and Barbuda. The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) partnered with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to launch ProjectConnect, the first pillar of a wider project which seeks to connect every …

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ECS Embassies Congratulates Dominican Foreign Service Officers on Graduation from the Moroccan Academy of Diplomatic Studies

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 — Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco — The Embassies of Eastern Caribbean States to the Kingdom of Morocco wishes to congratulate Ms. Remilia White and Ms. Kamila Bell, Foreign Service Officers from the Commonwealth of Dominica, on the successful completion of their intensive 10-month training programme delivered by the prestigious Académie Marocaine des …

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They sheltered in Florida after an earthquake. Now Trump wants these Haitians gone

lmost every day, it seems, a parishioner comes to Father Reginald Jean-Mary with the same plea: Pray for us, we’re scared. We can’t go back, not now. They live in fear of a forced return to Haiti, a country where they were born and that they love, but one that’s been paralyzed by poverty, violent protests …

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The Decent Jobs for Youth Knowledge Facility: Learning, sharing, and engaging

YouthPower Learning and partners of the UN Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth have launched a joint Knowledge Facility (www.decentjobsforyouth.org/knowledge) which is open for business — if you’re in thebusiness of boosting youth employment prospects. The Knowledge Facility is a place for policy makers and practitioners to learn, share, and engage on youth employment …

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Al-Jazeera’s Misguided Determination to Uncover Corruption in Caribbean

Displaying a woefully misguided determination to uncover corruption in the Caribbean, Al Jazeera’s investigation into the ‘Trade of diplomatic passports’ demonstrates that the broadcaster has little understanding of how and why small nations issue diplomatic passports. Many small-island nations, such as those in the Caribbean, do not have the luxury of having embassies stationed in …

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Sint Maarten Heritage Inscribed In UNESCO Register

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PHILIPSBURG – May 29, 2018 marks the anniversary of a historic event that took place 170 years ago. On Monday, May 29th,1848, the day after slavery was abolished in the French territories, 26 slaves residing on the Diamond Estate Plantation took the brave decision and made a dash for freedom across the border to the French Side.  …

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