KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday paid tribute to late Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) stalwart and diplomat, Ambassador Anthony Johnson, describing him as “an exceptional humanitarian and statesman who was of unquestionable integrity and had an intense devotion to his country”.
CASTRIES, St. Lucia,– Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has presented an EC$1.12 billion (One EC dollar=US#0.37 cents) budget to Parliament saying it is the best estimate for both revenue and cost; with the understanding that if the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues it will impact revenue negatively and increase cost.
BELMOPAN, Belize –The Belize government has indicated that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country will have a new Governor General and that it would move to amend the existing legislation that regulates the office of the Governor General so as to ensure the office holder is adequately compensated.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, – The High Court has upheld the Government’s decision to close the twin-island republic’s borders in its effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, – A member of Grenada’s Marijuana Decriminalization Committee has confirmed that proposed legislation looking towards the approach to be taken by the country concerning decriminalizing the use of marijuana is presently before the Cabinet of Ministers for discussion and the next step will be public consultation.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, – The Guyana government says it has not promised any increase in wages to sugar workers who last weekend downed tools in support of their claims as well as a pending agreement between the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU).
WASHINGTON, – The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday encouraged the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to continue its active engagement with Haiti to try and resolve the ongoing situation there.