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Unity Workers Union Considers Legal Action Against Barbados Revenue Authority for Non-Recognition Issue

June 22, 2024

Unity Workers Union Considers Legal Action Against Barbados Revenue Authority for Non-Recognition Issue

Unity Workers Union (UWU) considers legal action against Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) for not recognizing the union despite representing over 100 employees, citing membership numbers and seeking joint recognition.

Barbados Court of Appeal Decision on CXC Accountability and Rights of Students: A Closer Look Amidst Legal Challenges

June 22, 2024

Barbados Court of Appeal Decision on CXC Accountability and Rights of Students: A Closer Look Amidst Legal Challenges

The article discusses the Barbados Court of Appeal's decision on accountability and redress from CXC, a CARICOM organization, regarding students' rights to transcripts and grading issues. The legal implications are analyzed.

Brazil Advocates for New CDB President Amidst Transition Period

June 21, 2024

Brazil Advocates for New CDB President Amidst Transition Period

Brazil pushes for new leadership at Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) following Dr. Hyginus Leon's departure. Secretary Renata Amaral urges governors to address existing gaps and move forward amid challenges.

Minister Expresses Concern Over Speed of Disseminating Critical Information: A Closer Look

June 20, 2024

Minister Expresses Concern Over Speed of Disseminating Critical Information: A Closer Look

Minister of Information Wilfred Abrahams highlights challenges in rapidly disseminating critical information, emphasizing the importance of official sources for accurate alerts and the media's role in providing reliable information during emergencies.

Louisiana Law Mandates Display of Ten Commandments in Public School Classrooms - Legal Challenge Expected

June 20, 2024

Louisiana Law Mandates Display of Ten Commandments in Public School Classrooms - Legal Challenge Expected

Louisiana mandates Ten Commandments posters in all public school classrooms, sparking legal challenges over church-state separation. Similar laws proposed in other Republican-led states. Religious diversity in schools highlighted.

CARICOM Welcomes New Prime Minister in Haiti and Supports Transition Government

June 20, 2024

CARICOM Welcomes New Prime Minister in Haiti and Supports Transition Government

CARICOM welcomes Haiti's new prime minister, Garry Conille, emphasizing anti-corruption efforts and the importance of security for progress. The regional grouping supports the transition towards constitutional governance in Haiti.

Public Transport Sector Faces Tension as Private Owners Threaten Protest Action Over Route Sharing Dispute

June 20, 2024

Public Transport Sector Faces Tension as Private Owners Threaten Protest Action Over Route Sharing Dispute

Private transport owners threaten protest against State-run bus company over alleged unfair route allocation in the Transport Augmentation Programme. AOPT claims favoritism, while Transport Board plans review meetings to address concerns.

President Biden Announces New Policy to Protect Undocumented Spouses of US Citizens from Deportation

June 18, 2024

President Biden Announces New Policy to Protect Undocumented Spouses of US Citizens from Deportation

President Joe Biden plans to protect hundreds of thousands of undocumented spouses of US citizens from deportation with a new policy, allowing them to work legally after living in the country for at least 10 years.

Kenya Government Reverses Proposed Taxes, Including Bread Levy, After Public Outcry | Latest Finance Bill Updates

June 18, 2024

Kenya Government Reverses Proposed Taxes, Including Bread Levy, After Public Outcry | Latest Finance Bill Updates

Kenya's government scraps proposed taxes, including a 16% levy on bread, after public outcry. Protests erupt in Nairobi, with concerns over economic impact and job losses. President Ruto faces backlash.

Remembering Herbert 'Herbie' Yearwood: A Tribute from Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley

June 17, 2024

Remembering Herbert 'Herbie' Yearwood: A Tribute from Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley's statement reflects on the passing of Herbert "Herbie" Yearwood, highlighting his significant contributions to Barbados as a Senator, community organizer, and party supporter.

In Memoriam: Reflecting on the Life and Legacy of Herbert 'Herbie' Yearwood | Barbados Labour Party Tribute

June 17, 2024

In Memoriam: Reflecting on the Life and Legacy of Herbert 'Herbie' Yearwood | Barbados Labour Party Tribute

Barbados mourns the passing of Herbert "Herbie" Yearwood, a dedicated figure in politics, business, and community service. His contributions to the Barbados Labour Party and country are remembered with gratitude.

Russian President Vladimir Putin to Make Official Visit to North Korea: What to Expect and Why It Matters

June 17, 2024

Russian President Vladimir Putin to Make Official Visit to North Korea: What to Expect and Why It Matters

Russian President Vladimir Putin's upcoming visit to North Korea sparks speculation over potential deals and implications for Ukraine. The Kremlin confirms the "friendly state visit" may include a partnership agreement on security issues.

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