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Briefing With Senior State Department Official On Mike Pompeo’s visit to Guyana and Region

Guyana-US Relations: Trotman cautions government against “unholy agenda”

— Pompeo to also visit Suriname, Brazil, Colombia

Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) and leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Raphael Trotman, yesterday cautioned the new administration against agreeing to anything that may threaten Guyana’s sovereignty ahead of the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo’s scheduled visit later this week.

Opposition MP, Raphael Trotman

“Being aware of the imminent arrival of certain foreign dignitaries,” Trotman cautioned, “we must be careful that in the height of the pomp, no pun intended, and ceremony, we do not lose our dignity and self-respect and trade our sovereignty, statehood and hallowed stance of the right to self-determination and non-interference, in the affairs of other states by agreeing to some unhelpful and unholy agenda that is meant to boost electoral prospects elsewhere.”  Continue reading

Only three countries where your boss is more likely to be a woman

There are only three countries in the world where your boss is more likely to be a woman

 Nearly a third of all businesses around the world are now owned or managed by women, according to a new study by the International Labor Organization (ILO). That number is hardly something to celebrate—for reasons I will discuss in a second—but there are a few (OK, only three) parts of the globe that appear to be somewhat (yes, only somewhat) exemplary in this regard.
Jamaica, Colombia, and Saint Lucia.

No other country in the world holds a candle to Jamaica, where just under 60 percent of all managers are women, according to the ILO. Colombia, the country with the second highest percentage of female bosses, manages 53 percent. In Saint Lucia, which is third among the 106 countries for which the ILO found data, the number is 52.3 percent.

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Criminal deportees sent back to the Caribbean in 2012 – US report

Criminal deportees sent back to the Caribbean in 2012 – US report

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thursday Jan.3, 2013: A total of 55,742 criminal immigrants were sent packing from the U.S. and back to their homelands in the Caribbean and Latin America in 2012, New Americas has found.

Data NAN obtained and analyzed from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency on deportee rates to Latin America and the Caribbean, found that while some 4,898 of all criminal immigrants were sent back to the Caribbean last year, Latin America accounted for over 12 time that number with 50,844.
A “criminal alien” is defined under U.S. immigration laws as a migrant who is convicted of a crime. Most of those deported were sent back for murders and sex and drug crimes.      Continue reading

Guyana ranks 90th in ICT report

Guyana ranks 90th in ICT report

 Stabroek News – April 20, 2012

(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaica dipped one spot to rank 74th overall in The Global Information Technology Report (GITP) 2012 published this month, but tied with 57 other countries to take the number one spot in the telecoms competition subcategory.

The overall level of competition in all the categories is assessed based on monopoly, partial competition, and full competition.

Sweden led the world for the third consecutive year whilst Jamaica’s ranking sank for the sixth consecutive year, according to the GITP 2012 Living in a Hyper-connected World, published by the World Economic Forum (WEO), based in Switzerland. The WEO is an independent non-aligned organisation that seeks to shape global and industry agendas.

Jamaica’s performance actually improved, but its rank dipped due to the addition of four nations to the 142-nation report.  Continue reading

Latin America rebels against US over Cuba

Latin America rebels against US over Cuba

Posted By Stabroek editor On April 15, 2012

CARTAGENA, Colombia,  (Reuters) – Unprecedented Latin American opposition to U.S. sanctions on communist Cuba left President Barack Obama isolated at the Summit of the Americas today and illustrated Washington’s waning influence in the region.

In contrast to the rock-star status he enjoyed at the 2009 summit in Trinidad and Tobago shortly after taking office, Obama has had a bruising time at the two-day meeting in Colombia of some 30 heads of state from across the Americas.

Sixteen U.S. security personnel were caught in an embarrassing prostitution scandal, Brazil and others have bashed Obama over U.S. monetary policy, and he has been on the defensive over calls to legalize drugs.  [more]