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Analysts: US Could Impose Steel Tariffs After Weak Trade Talks
Following a lack of agreement at the U.S. China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue in Washington last week, analysts say they expect the Trump administration to impose stiff penalties on Chinese steel and other imports. They are also predicting the U.S. might go a step further and start questioning some of the rules of the World Trade Organization, which it regards as being unduly favorable to Beijing. "It appears that not much was accomplished. Negotiations were deadlocked," said...

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:16:38 -0400


Trump's Son-in-Law Faces More Questions on Russia Contacts
Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, faces questions Tuesday from the House Intelligence Committee as part of its probe into Russian meddling in last year's election. He spoke Monday to the Senate Intelligence Committee in a similar closed-door session, while also publicly denying that he or anyone else with the Trump campaign had any improper contacts with Russia leading up to or after the November 2016 vote. "I did not collude with...

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:28:38 -0400


California Governor to Extend Climate Change Bill 10 Years
Gov. Jerry Brown is set to sign legislation Tuesday keeping alive California's signature initiative to fight global warming, which puts a cap and a price on climate-changing emissions. The Democratic governor will be joined by his celebrity predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who signed the 2006 bill that led to the creation of the nation's only cap and trade system to reduce greenhouse gases. The program has become closely watched around the world, promoted by Schwarzenegger...

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:56:43 -0400


US Senate to Vote on Opening Health Care Overhaul Debate
The U.S. Senate is due to vote Tuesday on whether to open debate on the latest Republican initiative to overhaul the health care system put in place under former President Barack Obama. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is leading the push to move away from the Affordable Care Act, also commonly known as Obamacare, but over the course of the past month he has been forced to take a step back when it became clear there were not enough votes to pass two different versions of the...

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:43:00 -0400


Kushner Denies Colluding with Russia
U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, has flatly denied any improper Russian contacts during or after the 2016 campaign. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, the Russia investigation entered a new phase Monday, with a member of Trump’s innermost circle answering questions on the record for the first time.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:08:00 -0400


Parents Abandon Campaign to Seek US Treatment for Baby Charlie Gard
The parents of the critically-ill British infant, Charlie Gard, dropped their legal bid Monday to send him to the United States for experimental treatment after new medical tests showed such treatment could no longer help. VOA’s Correspondent Mariama Diallo reports on the heart wrenching story of baby Charlie that attracted worldwide attention and sympathy.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:07:00 -0400


Jeff Sessions, an Early Trump Ally, Now is Under Pressure
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is facing growing pressure from both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue  - from Capitol Hill lawmakers and from the White House - over his contacts with Russia’s former envoy to Washington, and for his later decision to recuse himself from the Department of Justice probe of alleged collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign team and Russia. For a second consecutive day, Trump used a Twitter post Tuesday to criticize Sessions and suggest that...

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:22:07 -0400
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CDB approves funding to strengthen disaster risk management capacity in Jamaica
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved grant funding to the government of Jamaica to strengthen the disaster risk management capacity of Portmore Municipal Corporation (PMC). Due to its location, geology and socio-economic...

2017-07-25


Cayman Islands speaker denies committing any crime
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- The speaker of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly is insisting that he will be completely cleared of the allegations that he groped a casino worker in Florida last week. After returning to Grand Cayman on Friday evening amid calls for his resignation, Bush claimed...

2017-07-25


Commentary: The benefits of shutting down the citizenship programme in Antigua-Barbuda
The bitter tumult over Antigua and Barbuda’s citizen by investment programme (CIP) is sailing too close to madness. The programme was introduced in 2013 in response to a prolonged recession and the reduction of traditional sources of funding. Today, however, the controversy invites madness.

2017-07-25


Commentary: Why not Westminster representation for all British Territories?
An influential Tory MP has said that increased devolution powers to the Home countries have made lack of Westminster representation for the Crown Dependencies and the British Overseas Territories a great unfairness. It was time, he said, to end the outdated system of treating them like colonies.

2017-07-25


Editorial: How much longer can Baroness Scotland continue as Commonwealth secretary-general?
Baroness Patricia Scotland was elected Commonwealth secretary-general in November 2015 in a very tight minority vote, on the pretext of being a Caribbean candidate, apparently on the strength of spending the first two years of her life in Dominica where she was born. She took up the post in...

2017-07-25


IMPACT Justice legislation committees meet in Guyana
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Canadian government-funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) project will host meetings for its business names legislation and legal profession legislation committees on July 26, 27 and 28, 2017 in Guyana. These meetings will be officially opened...

2017-07-25


Letter: The Grenada government and court system must now examine its conscience
Twenty-two-year-old Dileion Hypolite was charged with non-capital murder in the death of her on-again off-again boyfriend Kadeem Scantlebury on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Richmond Hill. She was denied bail at her first court appearance at the St George’s Number Two Magistrate Court, by Magistrate...

2017-07-25


Letter: Undo and redo everything in Trinidad and Tobago
When even something as simple as the elevation of the chief magistrate to the judicial bench ends in chaos, confusion and lawsuits, where scores of citizens have had their rights to speedy justice trampled upon without redress, if the system cannot promote from within, what or who do you blame?

2017-07-25


Seaborne Airlines resumes service to Antigua-Barbuda
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Seaborne Airlines resumed its non-stop service between the carrier’s hub in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Antigua and Barbuda on Friday. The service represents the only non-stop connection between Antigua and Barbuda and Puerto Rico. Passengers from over 30 destinations in the Americas...

2017-07-25


US Coast Guard, Royal Bahamas Defence Force rescues 88 Haitian migrants
MIAMI, USA -- The US Coast Guard and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) rescued 88 Haitian migrants on Friday off Little Inagua, Bahamas. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, deployed to Great Inagua, located the Haitian migrants on the island and...

2017-07-25


US embassy conducts search and seizure training in St Vincent and the Grenadines
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The US Embassy, through its Military Liaison Office, conducted training with the St Vincent Coast Guard on vessel boarding as well as search-and-seizure techniques in St Vincent and the Grenadines from July 17-21. US Marine Forces South (MARFORSOUTH) and the...

2017-07-25


Venezuela opposition avoiding meeting, says St Vincent PM
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Speaking on the current situation in Venezuela, St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said President Nicolas Maduro wants to have a conversation with the opposition; however, the opposition is avoiding the conversation.

2017-07-25


WestJet announces Calgary service to Belize
CALGARY, Canada -- WestJet has announced new non-stop weekly service between Calgary and Belize, effective November 3, 2017. The service is part of the airline's seasonal schedule for the winter of 2017-18, which includes more flights from Calgary. "WestJet will increase service from Calgary by...

2017-07-25
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UN Secretary General lauds CARICOM leadership on global issues
The Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has lauded the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for its leadership on pressing global issues. Guterres made the statement at the opening of the 9th biennial CARICOM-UN General meeting in New York on Thursday. “This year marks the 25th anniversary of the decision by the General Assembly to … Continue reading

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:51:04 +0000


CCCCC conducts CCORAL Training for Officers at the OECS
Belmopan, Belize; July 4, 2017 – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is conducting the Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation tool (CCORAL) training for officers at the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission  this week, July 3 to 7 in Castries, St. Lucia. The training is being carried out by the CCCCC and the … Continue reading

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 21:25:09 +0000


Europe Stands by Caribbean on Climate Funding
Head of the European Union Delegation to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, the OECS, and CARICOM-CARIFORUM, Ambassador Daniela Tramacere. Credit: Desmond Brown/IPS A senior European Union (EU) official in the Caribbean said Europe is ready to continue the global leadership on the fight against climate change, including helping the poor and vulnerable countries in the … Continue reading

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:17:25 +0000


CCCCC and USAID continue Climate Change Resilience Training
Belmopan, Belize June 26, 2017: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Government of St Lucia are hosting a workshop on the Use of Climate Change Impact Tools and Models for Decision Making, Planning and Implementation on the island between June 19 and 30. … Continue reading

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:25:38 +0000


CCCCC participates in the GCF Structured Dialogue with the Caribbean
Members of Staff  of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre are currently participating in the The Green Climate Fund’s Structured Dialogue with the Caribbean held in Placencia, Belize, from June 19-22, 2017.  The Structured Dialogue is organized in collaboration with the Government of Belize and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre with the intention to … Continue reading

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:01:23 +0000


Addendum #2 – Bid Document for the Supply, delivery, installation and calibration of One Airborne LIDAR System
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has amended the following provisions of Section II – Bid Data Sheet of the Invitation for Bids: Supply, delivery, installation, calibration of one (1) airborne bathymetric Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) System: Ref: ICB No. Contract # 14/2017/USAID/CCCCC. Peruse the Addendum #2 – Bid Document for the … Continue reading

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:37:33 +0000


Clarification to Bidders #2 – Supply of one Bathymetric LIDAR System
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) hereby responds to queries with reference to Invitation for Bids: Supply, delivery, installation, calibration of one (1) airborne bathymetric Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) System: Ref: ICB No. Contract # 14/2017/USAID/CCCCC: Response #2 to Queries Raised. Peruse the official Clarification to Bidders #2 – Supply of one … Continue reading

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:35:05 +0000


Vacancies – PACT: Programme Director & Technical Coordinator
The Government of Belize, in collaboration with the World Bank (WB) is implementing the project entitled “REDD+ Readiness Project”. The objective of the REDD+ Readiness Project is to carry out Readiness Preparation through a participatory and inclusive process in order to strengthen Belize’s capacity to participate in future REDD+ carbon payment transactions. The REDD+ Readiness … Continue reading

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:24:48 +0000


Addendum #1 – Bid Document for the Supply, delivery, installation and calibration of One Airborne LIDAR System
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has amended Section seven Schedule of Requirements: Schedule two of the Invitation for Bids: Supply, delivery, installation, calibration of one (1) airborne bathymetric Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) System: Ref: ICB No. Contract # 14/2017/USAID/CCCCC. Peruse the Addendum #1 – Bid Document for the Supply, delivery, installation … Continue reading

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 21:08:12 +0000


Clarification#1 to Bidders – Supply of one Bathymetric LIDAR System
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) hereby responds to queries with reference to Invitation for Bids: Supply, delivery, installation, calibration of one (1) airborne bathymetric Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) System: Ref: ICB No. Contract # 14/2017/USAID/CCCCC: Response #1 to Queries Raised. Peruse the official Clarification#1 to Bidders – Supply of one Bathymetric … Continue reading

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 21:04:06 +0000


CARICOM – Strengthening regional and global networks to achieve sustainable development goals
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) staged its Side-Event at the UN Oceans Conference in New York, Wednesday, with a strong focus on networking and collaboration to help the region achieve its sustainable development goals. The event, titled “Ocean Governance and SIDS Sustainable Development”, was convened as a partnership involving CARICOM Member States, led by Barbados and … Continue reading

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 21:24:22 +0000


CCORAL Training Workshop in Grenada
Belmopan, Belize; June 7, 2017 – The Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation tool (CCORAL) Training Workshop moved to the Public Workers Union in Grenada this week, and will run from June 6 to 9. The training is being carried out by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and the United States Agency for … Continue reading

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:58:16 +0000


Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update: UNFCCC, NATO, FAO Advance Work on Adaptation
STORY HIGHLIGHTS The UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference considered a number of adaptation-related issues in formal negotiations, as well as side events that addressed topics, such as climate risk management, adaptation innovation and finance, ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA), climate resilience, and loss and damage. FAO issued supplementary guidelines to the UNFCCC NAP Guidelines for ‘Addressing Agriculture, … Continue reading

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:30:05 +0000
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CACCI celebrates Caribbean Heritage Month in Brooklyn, 2012. Above, at Medger Evers College, below, at Brooklyn Borough Hall.