Remittances grew significantly in the Caribbean in 2017 – World Bank

Remittances grew significantly in the Caribbean in 2017 – World Bank

WASHINGTON — The World Bank says remittance flows into Latin America and the Caribbean grew 8.7 per cent in 2017, reaching another record high of nearly US$80 billion. The Washington-based financial institution said the main factors for the increase were stronger growth in the United States and tighter enforcement of US immigration rules, “which may […]

British government promises to formalise status of Windrush migrants

British government promises to formalise status  of Windrush migrants

LONDON  – The British government says Commonwealth nationals, including those from the Caribbean, who came to Britain between 1948 and 1973 would have their status formalised following the controversy that erupted over the so-called undocumented United Kingdom (UK) immigrants Home Secretary Amber Rudd in a statement to Parliament on Monday apologised for the change in […]

Trinidad-Tobago says it respects the rights of aslyum seekers

Trinidad-Tobago says it respects the rights  of aslyum seekers

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The Trinidad and Tobago government, in responding to claims that Venezuelan asylum seekers were forcibly repatriated to their homeland, says no Venezuelans were compelled or coerced into leaving the country last Saturday. The Ministry of National Security of the twin island republic, in a statement issued after the United Nations […]

Grenadian Prime Minister brings ‘good news’ about oil and gas

Grenadian  Prime Minister brings ‘good news’ about oil and gas

Keith Mitchell, the recently re-elected  Prime Minister of Grenada,  told a gathering of  Grenadians in Toronto  “the good news” about the deposits of  oil and gas recently discovered in the southern waters off  Grenada.       Addressing a Town Hall  meeting on his recent flying visit to Toronto, Mitchell  reported that  the Russian company, GPG, carried out […]

Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 2.2 per cent this year – ECLA

Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 2.2 per cent this year – ECLA

SANTIAGO, Chile – The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) updated its economic activity growth projections for the region’s countries during 2018 and kept its estimate for average regional expansion at 2.2 per cent, after growing 1.2 per cent last year, the United Nations organization said. That remains the same as what […]

Trinidad-Tobago judge rules buggery law unconstitutional

Trinidad-Tobago judge rules buggery law unconstitutional

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A High Court judge in Trinidad and Tobago ruled last week that the part of the twin-island republic’s Sexual Offences Act which criminalizes sexual activity between homosexual men – whether consensual or not – is unconstitutional. And while the local – and regional – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and […]

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