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Bahamas PM Defends Offshore Economies in Speech to UN General Assembly

 Above: Bahamas PM Perry Christie (UN Photo/Ryan Brown) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations needs to develop mechanisms to govern offshore financial services in order to protect small offshore economies, Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie told the UN …

UNESCO Director General Visits Haiti

 Above: Irina Bokova (UN Photo/Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova is currently finishing up a three-day visit to Haiti. The purpose of the visit is to measure the progress of cooperation between Haiti and …

St Vincent and the Grenadines Names New UN Ambassador

 Above: UN headquarters in New York By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines has named a new permanent representative to the United Nations. Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves announced that Inga Rhonda King would be succeeding his …

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 Above: the meeting at UN headquarters (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations and CARICOM have concluded a two-day meeting in New York. This week’s meeting, the seventh official meeting between CARICOM representatives and the UN …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe met Monday with UN Acting Special Representative Nigel Fisher and UNDP senior director Sophie De Caen to discuss the logistics of …

 Above: Haitians waiting for food assistance (UN Photo/Elio Rujano) By the Caribbean Journal staff Around 1.5 million people in Haiti require some form of food assistance, due to last year’s extreme weather conditions and poor harvests, according to the UN. …

 Above: a tent camp in Haiti (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations is expressing concern over what it says are “ongoing illegal forced evictions” of tent camp residents in Haiti. According to the office of …

 Above: Nigel Fisher (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti must overcome its ongoing political stalemate and hold elections, according to Nigel Fisher, the Acting Special Representative of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Haiti. Fisher was making his …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government will undertake a “comprehensive and collaborative restructuring of its public debt, it announced this weekend. The government said “circumstances have forced” the move, which will include its US and …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor The lack of excellent leadership in Haiti over the years is the primary reason why the United Nations is in Haiti. It was after the removal of a democratically-elected government in 2004 and at the request …

 Above: outgoing MINUSTAH Chief Mariano Fernandez (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s delay in holding local and legislative elections is “almost unacceptable,” according to Mariano Fernandez, who completed his term as head of the UN’s peacekeeping mission …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ecotourism can play a vital role in the fight against poverty and the protection of the environment, according to a United Nations General Assembly resolution adopted this week. The resolution, “Promotion …

 Above: children receiving health care in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi)   By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s children have seen significant progress in the areas of education, nutrition, health and sanitation since 2006, according to a United Nations survey. The …

 Above: Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Ambassador Dr Eugene Newry (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has officially appointed Dr Eugene Newry as the country’s new Ambassador to the United Nations. Newry received his letters …

 Above: treatment for cholera in Haiti in 2010 (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has seen a surge in suspected cholera cases since Hurricane Sandy, according to the United Nations International Organization for Migration. The number of …

 Above: flooding in Haiti (MINUSTAH Photo: Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff Approximately 1.2 million people in Haiti are facing food insecurity due to the residual effects of Hurricane Sandy, according to Johan Peleman, the head of the United …

 Above: farmers in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations and Brazil have signed a $20 million agreement to support cotton farmers in developing countries, starting with Haiti and other MERCOSUR countries. The plan aims …

 Above: Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller (UN Photo/J Carrier) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller addressed the United Nations General Assembly Thursday, urging the assembled states not to ignore middle-income countries like Jamaica on …