The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) in Jamaica has approved a hike in water rates, but the National Water Commission (NWC) isn’t happy with the increase that will see Jamaicans paying around J$200 (US$2.79) extra on their monthly bills.
The Barbados government is moving to improve the nursing profession to bring it in line with international standards, encourage these health care providers to stay at home and deliver on promises made to them last year.
A Guyana government official has expressed concern about the number of illegal immigrants making their way into the country and has vowed to crack down on any human trafficking involved in this movement.
The World Bank’s Board of Directors yesterday approved a US$6 million grant for the Republic of Haiti to support the training of large numbers of new teachers to increase children’s access to quality primary education.
A call has been made for stronger hemispheric cooperation mechanisms to combat transnational organised crime in Organisation of American States (OAS) member countries.
Cuban President Raúl Castro’s announcement that virtually all death sentences would be commuted to terms of 30 years to life was welcomed Tuesday by social sectors calling for the abolition of capital punishment.
The spreading food crisis — triggered primarily by rising prices, declining outputs and growing scarcities worldwide — is threatening to impact heavily on the most vulnerable in society: women and children.
The Organisation of American States (OAS) has presented proposals and offered ideas for assistance to help Haiti tackle its food crisis, at the same time suggesting that the country get back to agriculture to help feed its citizens.
Some US$5 million worth of medical equipment, supplies and health care will be delivered free of charge to Jamaicans from today by 80 medical volunteers from the San Diego-based Miles Ahead organisation who arrived in the island last weekend.
President Bharrat Jagdeo has given the region the assurance that it is safe to come to Guyana for the 10th Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARFIFESTA X) in August.
Nevis-born Hugh Anthony Rawlins has been nominated to take over the position of Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC), effective today.
There’s been a suggestion that the Caribbean integration process include other islands outside the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
The Belize government has announced tax and duty relief to farmers to reduce the cost of local food production and by extension, reduce food prices for consumers.
Haitian economist Ericq Pierre has been chosen to replace Jacques Edouard Alexis as Haiti’s Prime Minister, with some lawmakers describing him as a “technician” with the right experience to lead the government.