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US seems closer to removing Cuba from list of State-sponsored terrorists – Guyanese Int’l Relations Professor

Former University of the West Indies (UWI) International Relations Professor, Mark Kirton said the United States’ (US) erasure of Cuba’s name from a list of countries not cooperating fully in fighting terrorism signaled that that communist-ruled nation could soon be taken off Washington’s list of terrorism sponsors. “The Cuban administration has made significant efforts to be part of any anti-terrorism ...

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President, US Secretary of State hold talks on Haiti

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman, President Irfaan Ali and United States (US) Secretary of State, Antony Blinken on Monday held talks to support Haiti’s new interim leadership and how to improve security in the violence-torn Caribbean nation, according to the State Department. “Secretary Blinken and President Ali discussed efforts to support Haiti’s Transitional Presidential Council and the Multinational Security Support mission ...

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Haitian smuggling through Guyana created problems in other countries; legitimate migrants will be allowed entry- Home Affairs Minister

Even as the opposition parliamentary coalition accused the Guyana government’s of double standards in dealing with Haitians in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn on Friday said the smuggling of Haitians to this country had a knock-on effect on other territories in the Americas. Mr Benn sought to assure that migrants facing difficulties would not be blocked ...

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CARICOM nations discriminating against Haitians- Ramjattan

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan has accused Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member-nations, including Guyana,  of discriminating against Haitians by blocking their free movement across the region. “It is in my opinion, looking at the demeanour and even the expressed words of some of the CARICOM leaders; they always give the impression that Haitians are second class in ...

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Haiti’s political leaders reject CARICOM brokered deal

By Joseph Guyler C. Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Mar 13, CMC -Several political leaders in Haiti have rejected a proposal submitted by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to end the current unstable situation in the French-speaking country and have instead reiterated their position of imposing their own three-member presidential council to govern the troubled country until general elections. Leader of the ‘Pitit ...

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Guyana-chaired CARICOM says Haiti’s Prime Minister agrees to resign; transitional council framework announced

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), under the chairmanship of Guyana, early Tuesday announced that Haiti’s Prime Minister Dr Ariel Henry has agreed to resign after an already brokered transitional presidential council, with no ties to criminal activity, has been established. “The transitional presidential council will hold the relevant and possible powers of the Haitian presidency during the transition period until an ...

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CARICOM leaders searching for a swift Haitian-led solution to crisis

In the wake of an even worsening security crisis as a result of the escape of over 4,000 prisoners from Haiti’s major prison, the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Tuesday said it was hoping for a swift resolution to the situation there by Haitians themselves. “The complexity requires us in these consultations to ensure that a Haitian-led and a Haitian-owned ...

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CARICOM to spearhead Haiti’s electoral needs assessment; Prime Minister agrees to power sharing before polls

Guyana’s President, Irfaan Ali and other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders on Wednesday agreed that the regional bloc would lead a team alongside international partners to Haiti to determine what that strife-wracked country needs to prepare for elections no later than August, 2025. The Bahamas’ Prime Minister, Phillip Davis said the gap assessment team, which would include CARICOM and United Nations ...

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Haitians in Guyana call on Haitian Prime Minister to resign

A small group of Haitians living in Guyana on Tuesday picketed outside the Marriott Hotel, venue of the summit of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders, calling for Prime Minister Ariel Henry to resign and pave the way for elections. The group said that Haitians had been promised elections three months after President Jovenel Moise was assassinated on July 7, 2021 at ...

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Guyana to financially support Haiti’s peacekeeping mission

Guyana has pledged to provide additional financial support to the United Nations (UN)-led peacekeeping mission to Haiti, according to United States (US) Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield. “Guyana has committed to additional funding. I don’t know what the amount is but the President has committed to providing additional funding, in addition to supporting the security needs, supporting humanitarian ...

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