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OPEN LETTER TO CARIBBEAN STATES REGARDING VENEZUELA We, the former heads of state and government who have signed declarations of the Democratic Initiative of Spain and the Americas (IDEA-Democrática), respectfully address the Honourable Presidents and Prime Ministers of the Caribbean states, as well as the people of the Caribbean, in order to express our indignation […]

LAW BODY COMMENDS DUMAS FOR PRIVY COUNCIL VICTORY Port of Spain – The Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) yesterday applauded a Privy Council decision in proceedings brought by former head of the Public Service, Reginald Dumas, which clears the way for any citizen to challenge the President or Parliament over actions believed to […]

CCJ MODERNIZES RULES FOR ITS ORIGINAL AND APPELLATE JURISDICTIONS Port-of-Spain: After a comprehensive review of its rules of court, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) announces the publication of its Original Jurisdiction and the Appellate Jurisdiction Rules 2017.

CCJ ORDERS GUYANA TO REPAY TAXES TO BEVERAGE COMPANIES Port of Spain — The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) yesterday ordered that SM Jaleel & Co Ltd (SMJ) and Guyana Beverages Inc. (GBI) be repaid monies collected in unlawful environmental taxes imposed by the Republic of Guyana. The Court however limited their claim to taxes […]

OECS “ILAND RESILIENCE” LAUNCHES IN GRENADA St. George — OECS Member States – Environmental Ministers and Technical officers from the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) as well as key regional partners from international Agencies attended the fourth OECS Council of Ministers meeting recently held in Grenada. The theme for the event was “Accelerating Sustainable […]

U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION HOSTS BORDER SECURITY PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE Bridgetown — On April 25-27, United States Customs and Border Protection hosted a Border Security Professional Exchange with CARICOM Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) member states and regional partners focused on issues of mutual concern related to border management throughout the Caribbean.  The three-day exchange […]



U.S. EMBASSY BRIDGETOWN STATEMENT ON PASSING OF SIR DEREK WALCOTT The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS, would like to express its deepest condolences on the passing of Sir Derek Walcott.

GRENADA PARTICIPATES IN REGIONAL EXERCISE CARIBE WAVE 17 St. George — On March 21, the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) will join a number of other regional institutions for Exercise Caribe Wave 17 — its purpose? To advance tsunami preparedness efforts in the Caribbean and Adjacent regions.

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