Government & Politics

Democratic Labour Party Wins Barbados Election By Narrow Margin

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart

The Democratic Labour Party has retained power in Barbados with a narrow election victory, according to preliminary results.

The win gives Prime Minister Freundel Stuart his first full term in office, after taking over as Prime Minister in 2010 following the death of former Prime Minister David Thompson.

PEPFAR - U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

 PEPFAR -  U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. Government initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. This historic commitment is the largest by any nation to combat a single disease internationally, and PEPFAR investments also help alleviate suffering from other diseases across the global health spectrum.

Barbados is second only to Canada in the Americas on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index report for 2012

Transparency International

International non-government organization Transparency International has published its annual report called Corruption Perceptions Index that shows corruption level in different countries.

Barbados ranked 15th out of 176 countries and territories in the report. Scoring 76 points out of 100.

Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela - Husband, Father, Political Resistance Leader, Prisoner of Apartheid, Lawyer, President of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Nelson Mandela

Rolihlahla “Nelson” Mandela: Husband, Father, Political Resistance Leader, Prisoner of Apartheid, Lawyer, President of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Rolihlahla Mandela was born into the Madiba clan in Mvezo, Transkei, on July 18, 1918, to Nonqaphi Nosekeni and Nkosi Mphakanyiswa Gadla Mandela, principal counsellor to the Acting King of the Thembu people, Jongintaba Dalindyebo.

Brazil swears in nation's first black Supreme Court president

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, left, with Joaquim Barbosa

AO PAULO, Brazil -- Joaquim Barbosa, a judge famous for his tough stand against political corruption, has been sworn in as the first black president of Brazil’s Supreme Court.

At the ceremony Thursday in Brasília, the capital, his work was widely praised by politicians, artists and public figures. He spoke of the challenges ahead for Brazil’s justice system.

Chavez re-elected as Venezuelan President

President Chavez and supporters celebrating victory

Incumbent President, Hugo Chavez, has won Venezuela’s tightly-contested presidential elections, clinching a fourth term with over 54 per cent of the vote, according to the National Electoral Council.

With more than 90 per cent of the ballot counted, election officials claim Chavez has won beyond doubt with 54 percent of the vote, and rival Henrique Capriles managing just 45 per cent.

Haiti’s President Martelly ends 1st year in office with a mixed record

Haiti's Michel Martelly was the king of Haitian music, a high-energy charmer who became president of a broken nation by promising sweeping changes in employment, education, energy, environment and the rule of law.

“Haiti is open for business,” Martelly declared as he took the oath of office on the grounds of a collapsed presidential palace, a tent city behind the iron fence serving as a visible reminder of the devastating January 2010 earthquake.

Caricom update


CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (L) and Senior APHIS IS Attaché, The Caribbean and Central America, Dr. John Shaw (R) at the Seventh Meeting of the CaribVET Steering Committee, 7 May 2012, Georgetown, Guyana.

Guyanese born UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos secures cooperation agreement with Syrian government

Baroness Valerie Amos

The Syrian government has said that it will co-operate with the visit of UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos, who is seeking access to anti-government districts that have been battered by a violent crackdown on protests.

Western Spring ?

Location of incidents from the 2011 Tottenham, London riots

Somewhere in one of my blogs I mentioned that the "Arab Spring" could be followed by "Western Spring." Is the Tottenham, UK riots the beginning?

Governments/politicians must stop hoodwinking, scamming and dividing the citizens or I foresee terrible results. An example was the US Congress actions on raising the debt ceiling, vitriolic speeches, reduced benefits for the masses but status quo for Politicians and their cronies.

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