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JAMAICA – Portia Simpson Miller to receive Honorary Degree from UWI

The University of the West Indies (UWI) will hold a special convocation on Saturday, September 30, to confer the Honorary Degree of Doctor of...

BARBADOS – CDB approves grant to address childhood obesity prevention

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of US$150,000 to the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC), to support capacity building to address childhood...

JAMAICA – World’s old person dies at 117

The world's oldest person, 117-year-old Violet Moss Brown has died, her son Barry Russell, 85, has reported. This morning, The Gleaner reported that Moss Brown...

INDIA – A woman interviewed 100 convicted rapists. This is what she learned

In India, many consider them “monsters.” Madhumita Pandey was only 22 when she first went to Tihar Jail in New Delhi to meet and interview...

GUYANA – Gov’t embarks on campaign to vaccinate girls

The Guyana government Tuesday said it will embark upon a programme to vaccinate approximately 36,000 girls between the ages of 9-16 years with the...

JAMAICA – Children among four killed

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia “Babsy” Grange, has condemned the attacks in the central parish of Clarendon that led to...

Caribbean Must Equalise to Grow and Grow to Equalise, says ECLAC

By Desmond Brown KINGSTON | NEW YORK (ACP-IDN) – If they are to meet commitments agreed under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its...

High-level support for Global Strategy for the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jun 04 2017 - The wife of Belize's Prime Minister, Kim Simplis Barrow, and the First Lady of Trinidad and Tobago, Reema...

Barbados Takes Legal Stride on Gender Equality

By Desmond Brown BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Apr 27 2017, (ACP-IDN) – The tiny Caribbean island of Barbados has taken a major step towards ensuring gender equality...

Jamaican Woman Is Oldest Human Alive

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 16 2017 - A Jamaican woman, Violet Mosse Brown, has made history as the oldest person in the world following the...
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