CARIBBEAN REGION

Haiti “more secure” as a result of UN peacekeepers

Peacekeepers working for the UN mission in Haiti have done what’s been described as a “beautiful job” making the Caribbean island nation “more secure” than it was when they arrived 12 years ago.

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Equality centre of 2030 discussions in Latin America and Caribbean

The issue of equality is expected to be at the centre of discussions getting underway in Mexico between representatives of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Envoy expects Haiti interim leaders will ensure election goes forward

After more than two months without an elected leader, Haitians will go to the polls in April to choose a new President.

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Zika virus spreads to 18 countries

A virus that could result in devastating birth defects has now spread to at least 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a branch of the World Health Organization.

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Jamaican Maroon story "had to be told"

The story of former African slaves who led a revolt over British rule in Jamaica “had to be told” according to the producer of a movie celebrating the historical event.

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Irregular migrants from Dominican Republic receiving support in Haiti

Irregular migrants returning to Haiti from the Dominican Republic are receiving support from UN agencies and partner organizations such as the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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Women to train, run, win and lead in Trinidad & Tobago

Women in Trinidad & Tobago are being encouraged to “run, win and lead” in local government politics.

The overall portion of women winning seats as councillors edged up from 29 to 31 per cent after the previous election in 2010.

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“Justice for All” in the Caribbean to combat HIV/AIDS

The Caribbean is the first region in the world expected to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS.

Edward Greene, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for AIDS in the Caribbean, highlighted this success during his last visit to UN Headquarters.

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