BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister and current Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has congratulated the new Prime Minister-designate of Jamaica, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson following her People’s National Party (PNP) victory over the incumbent Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) on Thursday. Continue reading
LONDON – A number of Caribbean nationals have been recognized in the just released Queen’s New Years Honors list for 2012. Here is a full list of Caribbean recipients of the New Year Honours 2012. Continue reading
KINGSTON – Jamaica’s opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has won Thursday’s general elections in an upsetting 41- to 22-seat victory over the Jamaica Labor Party (JLP).
The win represents a remarkable return by PNP leader Portia Simpson Miller to the post of Prime Minister. Meanwhile, Andrew Holness will become one of the country’s shortest-serving PMs in history. Continue reading
Both sides were predicting victory after a hard-fought lead-up to Thursday’s general elections, pitting Jamaica’s youngest Prime Minister, Andrew Holness and his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) against a veteran opponent in Portia Simpson-Miller who hopes to return her People’s National Party (PNP) to power and take a second lap as leader. Continue reading
KINGSTON - An international team of the Organization of American States Electoral Observation Mission (OAS/EOM) is currently in Jamaica to monitor the December 29 polls.
The 25 OAS election observers from 16 countries completed their training yesterday and will be observing the voting process at polling stations across Jamaica from the opening of the polls until the last ballot is cast. Continue reading
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will mount a mission to observe elections in Jamaica on 29 December 2011.
The CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission will be led by Mr. Winston O’neale Estwick, Chief Elections Officer of Barbados, and will include representatives from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname and the CARICOM Secretariat. Continue reading
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS (CUOPM) – Outgoing CARICOM Chairman, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas says despite the ongoing global economic and financial crises, the 15-member regional integration group has remained a “symbol of stability and good governance.” Continue reading
NASSAU – Bahamians are mourning the death of Sir Clifford Darling, the nation’s fourth Governor-General who passed away yesterday at the age of 89.
Current Head of State Sir Arthur Foulkes said Sir Clifford was his friend and colleague for many years. He said the death of this “outstanding leader and nation-builder” was “a personal loss”. Continue reading
Jamaica, like many small Caribbean countries, has struggled to recover from the global financial crisis and tame a towering debt load. According to the International Monetary Fund, it is one of five Caribbean countries that rank among the world’s 13 most indebted nations. Continue reading
(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – PRIME Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller, in their Christmas messages, have called on Jamaicans to unite even as they prepare to go to the polls this week. Continue reading
NASSAU – I am happy to extend best wishes to Bahamians everywhere. On behalf of all Bahamians I extend a warm welcome to all persons visiting with us during this special season. Continue reading
ST. GEORGE’S – Fellow Grenadians, once again I bring you greetings from my family and the cabinet for a wonderful season at this special time of the year.
Despite the many challenges associated with this difficult period in the world’s history, the atmosphere of goodwill, peace and caring that permeates this time of the year is always comforting and joyous. Continue reading
ROSEAU – Fellow Dominicans and friends,
For most of us, Christmas is the favourite time of the year. It is the time when we put away our petty little differences and interact with each other with joy, exchange gifts, sing Christmas carols and gather as family to enjoy each other as we share a Christmas meal. Continue reading
By the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas
As outgoing Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government, it gives me great pleasure to wish the people of the Caribbean Community a blessed and peaceful Christmas. Continue reading
St. JOHN’S – My fellow Antiguans and Barbudans, residents and friends, once again it is the season of peace, joy and goodwill.
It is a season of celebration. At this time we celebrate the entry into the world of our Lord Jesus Christ, whose simple birth is a lesson in humility to all of us.The story of Jesus changed the world and that is why we celebrate his birth every year around this time. Continue reading