Ethics Code for Regional NGOs

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Caribbean non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are being encouraged to sign onto a code of conduct and ethics that will guide the future operations of NGOs in the region. A senior official of the Barbados-based Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), which is implementing a three year project aimed at improving civil society effectiveness in regional development and integration processes in the Caribbean Forum (CARICOM), said that the code is to provide a transparent format where NGOs can report to donor, state, membership and the wider general public.

Corinth’s Nutrition Students Hosted at ‘Landings’

Image of Chef Mark (centre) flanked by students and teachers.

THE Landing’s last Thursday treated Food & Nutrition students of the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School, Corinth Secondary School and Gros Islet Secondary School to a special tour of its culinary facilities. Students also received a food preparation training tutorial in the Palms Restaurant presented by Sous Chef Jean Mark Charlemagne and Chef Emmerly Gerald with the tour culminating at the Turquoise Beach Bar & Restaurant for lunch.

St. Lucians Charged With Murder In Dominica

ROSEAU, Dominica, Jan 16, CMC – Dominica police have charged four people, including two St. Lucian nationals, with the murder of a Dominican man, whose body was found in a precipice, west of here on January 5. Police said that the body of Chris Blanc, a Dominican national who resided in Antigua, was found in the heights of St. Joseph, a west coast village, three days after he was reported missing.

Trump Boycott

Image of Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke

NEW YORK, CMC – Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has joined several United States Congressional representatives in planning to boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration as US President on Friday. Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, who represents the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York, will be among a number of Democratic lawmakers who say they will stay away from the ceremony.

Twins Delivered at St. Jude on Consecutive Days

Image of twins with their mothers.

FOR the staff of the maternity ward at St Jude Hospital, 2017 has started with double the excitement and double the fun. The hospital delivered two sets of twins in two days in the first week of the New Year. “We’ve never had two sets of twins being born at St Jude Hospital just one day apart,” said midwife and maternity ward charge nurse Julia Vitalis. “Twins usually come weeks or months apart so the entire ward was absolutely ecstatic.”

St. Lucian In U.S. Adult Education Hall of Fame

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SAINT LUCIAN Professor Dr. Mary Alfred has received one of the highest accolades in the United States for adult education. Dr.Alfred who hails from Choiseul, was inducted into the International Adult & Continuing Education (IACE) Hall of Fame for her scholarship and leadership in the profession. She was one of 13 leaders from around the world to be inducted at the ceremony in Orlando, Florida.