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Guyana Electricity Workers On Strike

Guyana Electricity Workers On Strike

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, December 19, 2016 (CMC) – Workers with the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) began strike action, today, in support of their demands for higher wages. The workers, represented by the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees ...

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Woman Awarded Millions In Hospital Lawsuit In Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica, December 19, 2016 (CMC) – A woman has been awarded J$4-million (One Jamaica dollar =US$0.008 cents) in compensation in the aftermath of an incident at the University Hospital of the West Indies, 10 years ago. In March 2006, ...

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Refugees From Boko Haram Languish In Cameroon

Refugees From Boko Haram Languish In Cameroon

By Mbom Sixtus IPS Africa Correspondent MINAWAO CAMP, Cameroon, December 19 2016 (IPS) — Tears spring to Aichatou Njoya’s eyes as she recalls the day Islamic militants from Boko Haram arrived on her doorstep in Nigeria. “It was on May ...

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13-year-old Boy In Court On Manslaughter Charge

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, December 19, 2016 (CMC) – A 13-year-old boy is due to re-appear in court, on January 10 next year, charged with causing the death of a 17-year-old school boy last month. The unidentified youth ...

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LIAT Pilot At Center Of Drunken Allegation Cleared

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda, December 19, 2016 (CMC) – The Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, today, said that a pilot — accused by a passenger on board one its flights, last week, of smelling of alcohol — had been cleared ...

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Increase In Cases Of Respiratory Illness In Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, December 19, 2016 (CMC) – Barbados has recorded an increase in respiratory illnesses in November 2016, as compared to the same period last year. The Ministry of Health, in a statement, did not give figures to indicate the ...

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Guyana And Suriname Leaders End One Day Summit

Guyana And Suriname Leaders End One Day Summit

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, December 16, 2016 (CMC) – Guyana and Suriname leaders ended their one-day summit here, on Friday, agreeing on the need to expedite “matters previously discussed”, as the two largest Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries sought to deepen their existing ...

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Putting Women Front and Centre In The Development Agenda

Putting Women Front and Centre In The Development Agenda

By Robert Kibet IPS Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, December 12, 2016 (IPS) — Reengineering the framework of support by bringing in women as new actors in effective development cooperation will play a pivotal role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for the ...

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