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CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending March 28th, 2014

CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending March 28th, 2014

ISLANDS REBUILDING AFTER FLOODS—03/22/14
Islands in the Eastern Caribbean are rebuilding after flash floods in December 2013 affected over 30,000 people in St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. These islands are recovering access to water, markets and electric power through US$36 million in funding provided by the World Bank. The allocation comes under the banks International Development…

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CARIBBEAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending March 28th, 2014

CARIBBEAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending March 28th, 2014

OAS TO HELP JAMAICA WITH CYBER SECURITY—03/22/14
The Organization of American States (OAS) will help Jamaica develop a national cyber security strategy. The organization reported that its Inter-American Committee against Terrorism decided on a three-day visit to Kingston that it would offer technical aid to the government. The committee’s Cyber Security Program will collaborate with the…

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CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending March 21st, 2014

CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending March 21st, 2014

FORMER COLONIZERS SUED BY CARIBBEAN NATIONS—03/15/14
The heads of 14 nations in the Caribbean plan to sue their former European colonizers for the “psychological trauma” and other damages they believe are the residual effects of slavery. Great Britain, France, and the Netherlands are among those being sued under a ten-point plan developed by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). CARICOM wants…

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CARIBBEAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending March 21st, 2014

CARIBBEAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending March 21st, 2014

GRENADA HOSTS INNOVATION WORKSHOP—03/18/14
Workshops that form part of a broad initiative of the World Bank are being implemented throughout the Caribbean. Grenada is the latest location of the Caribbean Communications Infrastructure Program (CARCIP) workshop suite designed to encourage the use of technology to spur innovation and development. CARCIP uses upgraded Internet and…

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JAMAICA NEWSWEEKLY For the week ending April 4th, 2014

JAMAICA NEWSWEEKLY For the week ending April 4th, 2014

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CLARKE PROPOSES COMPULSORY NATIONAL SERVICE—03/29/14
All Jamaican youth should be required to perform national service to their country, according to a proposal from Senator Navel Clarke. Clarke says he believes Jamaica should treat its young people with discipline and behavioral norms appropriate to a Christian, law-abiding society.

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JAMAICA NEWSWEEKLY For the week ending March 28th, 2014

JAMAICA NEWSWEEKLY For the week ending March 28th, 2014

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NICHOLSON SAYS MYRIE’S WAIT NOT LONG—03/22/14
A.J. Nicholson, Jamaica’s Foreign Minister, says that the five months elapsing between the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice in the case of Shanique Myrie is not a long time to wait for payment of the judgment and legal costs. Myrie, who is from Jamaica, was awarded $3.6 million in damages…

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JAMAICA NEWSWEEKLY For the week ending March 21st, 2014

JAMAICA NEWSWEEKLY For the week ending March 21st, 2014

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PRIME MINISTER SATISFIED WITH CARICOM’S FOCUS ON CLIMATE CHANGE—03/15/14
Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica’s Prime Minister, says she is satisfied with the greater focus placed on climate change by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). She said that Jamaica is paying close attention to developments in this critical area as well.

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JAMAICA NEWSWEEKLY For the week ending March 14th, 2014

JAMAICA NEWSWEEKLY For the week ending March 14th, 2014

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BERMUDA WAIVES VISAS FOR JAMAICAN TRAVELERS—03/08/14
Jamaican nationals traveling to Bermuda for business or vacation purposes will no longer need a visa. According to A.J. Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jamaicans will need a multi-entry visa to the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom in order to take advantage of the waiver.

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CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending March 14th, 2014

CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending March 14th, 2014

NEARLY ONE-THIRD OF WORLD MURDERS HAPPEN IN CARIBBEAN, LATIN AMERICA—03/08/14
According to statistics from the World Bank, 30 percent of all the homicides in the world occur in the Caribbean and Latin American region, despite the fact that this area has only nine percent of the world’s population. Rodrigo Serrano-Berthet, Citizen Security Coordinator of the World Bank for Latin America and the…

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CARIBBEAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending March 14th, 2014

CARIBBEAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending March 14th, 2014

CTU OFFERS WORKSHOPS TO ENHANCE TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS—03/08/14
The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTL) secretary general, Bernadette Lewis, believes one of the biggest challenges to the region is getting people to believe in their dreams. To encourage citizens to use the power of innovation to spur ICT-enabled development in the Caribbean, the CTL has planned workshops meant to accelerate…

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