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Supervisor of Election meets with Anguilla Police

Arjul Wilson, Supervisor of Elections, Anguilla

Arjul Wilson, Supervisor of Elections, Anguilla

THE VALLEY, Anguilla (RAPF Release), 31 March 2015 – Members of the Royal Anguilla Police Rank and file were on Monday 30 March 2015 advised of their role and responsibility for Election Day 2015. The advice came from the Supervisor of Elections, Ms. Arjul Wilson who was addressing the officers at the Police Training Room at a special organized meeting. Continue reading

Montserrat premier presents EC$170.8 million budget for 2015-2016

Donaldson Romeo, Premier of Montserrat

Donaldson Romeo, Premier of Montserrat

BRADES, Montserrat, 29 March 2015 – Premier of Montserrat, Donaldson Romeo, presented an EC$170.8 million (US$63.23 million) budget for 2015/2016 in the Montserrat Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.

The recurrent budget is EC$127,368,300, which is for salaries and other operating costs.

The Capital budget, which covers development projects and specified buildings maintenance, is EC$ 43,421,800.

The EC$170,790,100 budget excludes new Department for International Development (DFID) capital projects that are still to be agreed upon.

View full details of the budget speech. Continue reading

Rajnauth-Lee sworn in as newes CCJ Judge

His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona swears in Madame Justice Maureen Rajnauth-Lee as new CCJ Judge

His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona swears in Madame Justice Maureen Rajnauth-Lee as new CCJ Judge

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, 27 March 2015 (CCJ) – The Honourable Mme. Justice Maureen Rajnauth-Lee was sworn in as Judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday at a ceremony at the Office of the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Continue reading

bonaire_flagBONAIRE, 20 March 2015 (Bonaire Reporter) – In last Wednesday’s Island Council elections in Bonaire Elvis Tjin Asjoe’ s Movementu di Pueblo Boneriano (MPB) beat Clark Abraham’s Partido Demokratiko Boneriano (PDB) by just 33 votes and the former top vote getter James Kroon’s Union Partriotiko Boneriano (UPB) by 462 in Wednesday’s Island Council election, but each party ended up with three of the nine seats. Continue reading

St. Eustatius’ new Island Council

Flag_of_Sint_EustatiusST. EUSTATIUS, 20 March 2015 (The Daily Herald) – United People’s Coalition (UPC) leader Reginald Zaandam will sit in St. Eustatius’ new Island Council following Wednesday’s election. He will hold his party’s only seat. The other four seats in the council are shared equally by Progressive Labour Party (PLP) led by Clyde van Putten and Democratic Party (DP) St. Eustatius led by Adelka Spanner. Continue reading

WIPM wins again in Saba

Saba_flagSABA, 20 March 2015 (The Daily Herald) – The streets of Saba turned orange and blue on Wednesday as the elections for 2015 finally took place. The Windward Island People’s Movement (WIPM) defeated the Saba Labour Party (SLP) with a preliminary voting count of 545 votes against 407 votes for the SLP.

This was announced at the Administration Building in The Bottom by Island Governor Jonathan Johnson on Wednesday around 11:00pm. Continue reading

Anguilla Voter Education

ai_election_2015_banner_01THE VALLEY, Anguilla, 17 March 2015 – New Public Notices have been issued by the Central Electoral Office in advance of the general election taking place in Anguilla on 22 April.

Members of the public are asked to familiarise themselves with the information they contain. Any queries should be addressed to electoraloffice@gov.ai

ELECTION PARAPHERNALIA

Members of the public are advised that in accordance with section 72 (1) (b) of the Elections Act it is an offence, on Election Day, to carry, wear or use on a motor car, truck or other vehicle any bunting, ensign, standard or set of colours or other flag intended to be used as political propaganda. Continue reading

April 22 is Elections Day in Anguilla

ai_election_2015_banner_01THE VALLEY, Anguilla, 11 March 2015 – Governor of Anguilla Christina Scott on 10 March  2015 signed an elections proclamation naming Wednesday,  22 April  2015 as the day for general elections on the island.

“As provided for by section 64 of the Constitution of Anguilla, the Governor has today issued a Proclamation ordering a general election to take place on Wednesday, 22 April 2015,” said a press release from the Office of the Governor.

The Governor’s Proclamation, appointing the date for the General Election, was made under Section 64 of the Constitution of Anguilla which provides that a general election should be held within two months of the dissolution of the House of Assembly. (The House was dissolved on February 25, 2015).

The Governor’s Writ of Election was made under the Anguilla Elections Act, R.S.A. c.E30 (Section 28).  Specifically, it said too that in accordance with sections 28(1) and (2) of the Elections Act, the Governor has also issued a Writ of Election to each of the Returning Officers in Anguilla’s seven electoral districts.  Continue reading

Community responding to its challenges – CARICOM SG

Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, CARICOM Secretary-General, makes remarks at the opening ceremony of the 26th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, 26 February, 2015, Nassau, The Bahamas (photo via Bahamas Information Service)

Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, CARICOM Secretary-General, makes remarks at the opening ceremony of the 26th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, 26 February 2015, Nassau, The Bahamas (photo via Bahamas Information Service)

NASSAU, Bahamas, 26 February 2015  (CARICOM) – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Thursday encouraged “everyone” to become involved in building a viable Community. Continue reading