How social protection can facilitate formalization in the Caribbean

image002

PORT OF SPAIN -  Representatives from 16 Caribbean countries are in Trinidad and Tobago (14-17 March 2017) to discuss the extension of social protection in the context of formalization policies. Director of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, Ms Claudia Coenjaerts, opened a Caribbean training Workshop on the Extension of Social Protection More...

by Edition | Published 1 week ago
venezuela-jail
By Edition On Monday, March 13th, 2017
0 Comments

14 decomposing bodies found in Venezuelan jail

CARACAS – Five months after violent clashes among inmates forced the closure of Venezuela’s largest jail, authorities revealed that they had discovered decomposing remains in the facility. The number of bodies More...

Freundel Stuart
By Edition On Monday, March 13th, 2017
0 Comments

As far as debt performance goes, Barbados is now on the same level as Greece

BRIDGETOWN – Barbados’ Prime Minister Freundel Stuart may not think much of the pronouncements of international ratings agencies, but the rest of the world is watching, with respected business publication Bloomberg More...

bahamas-royal-caribean
By Edition On Monday, March 13th, 2017
0 Comments

A cruise line commits to developing private island in the Bahamas

FLORIDA – The world’s largest cruise line, Royal Caribbean International, has committed to enhancing a private island destination in The Bahamas. The plan to construct a pier at Coco Cay, also known as Little More...

Havana Cuba
By Edition On Thursday, March 9th, 2017
0 Comments

Labor Right and World Economic Crisis discussed in Jurists Forum

HAVANA - The 11th International Meeting of Labor Lawyers and Unions kicked off on Wednesday in Havana with debates centered on the world economic crisis and challenges of labor rights. The President of the Cuban More...

Women in politics
By Edition On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
0 Comments

Most women prefer to be working and the majority of men agree, ILO-Gallup report shows

GENEVA / WASHINGTON (ILO News – Gallup) – The ILO-Gallup report, “Towards a better future for women and work: Voices of women and men ”, provides a first-ever account of global attitudes and perceptions More...

Hollobone
By Edition On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
0 Comments

UK Parliamentarian blasts Jamaica for rejecting Britain’s prison offer

KINGSTON  – The Jamaican Government is yet to respond to a scathing rebuke by a British parliamentarian who criticized the island’s rejection of a £25 million (US$30.5 million) offer from the United Kingdom More...

goodwin
By Edition On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
0 Comments

A victory for St Vincent’s opposition in election challenge

KINGSTOWN  – The governing Unity Labour Party in St Vincent and the Grenadines is preparing itself for election challenges to be heard in the High Court after the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal reinstated More...

Rene-Preval
By Edition On Monday, March 6th, 2017
0 Comments

The man who led Haiti during the devastating 2010 earthquake has died

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Former Haitian President René Préval has died at the age of 74. Préval, who led the country during the devastating 2010 earthquake, passed away suddenly at his home in Haiti’s capital today. More...

richard-sealy
By Edition On Monday, March 6th, 2017
0 Comments

Barbados Tourism Minister warns against rushing to an Airbnb tax

BRIDGETOWN – With an increasing number of visitors choosing homestay options provided through services like Airbnb over hotels, the traditional accommodation sector wants to see those providing unregistered lodging More...