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The two main political parties contesting the upcoming elections in St Vincent and the Grenadines, have signed a code of conduct, pledging respect for each other and to behave responsibly.
The signing comes in the wake of instances of election violence and the defacing of campaign material.Father Pio Antonio heads the National Monitoring and Consultative Mechanism.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica
An elderly clergyman was on Friday December 3rd brutally slain in front of the Barnett Street Police Station by a brazen gunman who robbed him of his pouch.
The clergyman, Bishop Wilbert Peynado, 81, of the Montego Bay Church of Jesus Christ, resided at Gold Street in Granville.
According to the police, the bishop was attacked as he walked along the busy Barnett Street. He was said to be heading towards a bakery when he was attacked by a man, armed with a handgun. The churchman was shot in his head after he resisted the gunman's attempt to grab his black pouch.
Port of Spain Trinidad
Diego Martin Central MP Dr Amery Browne had the last evening became the only MP ever to be silenced by a previously unused standing order after being described as "disrespectful" by House Speaker Wade Mark.
Browne was last evening contributing to the Anti-Gang Bill at the Red House, Port of Spain, when the motion was moved against him.
He pointed out a peace walk in Covigne Road, Diego Martin, and two HIV awareness projects had been cancelled by the Youth Division of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs and questioned whether the division was missing funds.
While attending a trade meeting underway in Guyana, Samuda was informed that a shipment of Jamaican beef patties to St Lucia had been detained because of concerns regarding the use of beef from the United States of America.
“This is not a partisan or political issue. This is about Grenada and we must ensure we put in place a constitution that we all can be proud of,” the Prime Minister told the launch of the public consultation process Friday morning at the Grenada Trade Center.
He called on all organizations, community groups and individuals to use the opportunity of the consultative process to influence the new constitution which “should reflect what we perceive as the important tenets of our tri-island state”.
During a signing ceremony held at OAS headquarters in Washington DC, Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin stressed that electoral observation missions "are very important for the OAS, since they are an integral part of the political history of any country.”
Ramdin also noted the Organization’s willingness to support St Vincent and the Grenadines, not only in the electoral process but in the implementation of recommendations presented by the mission.
The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) held its 42nd Meeting under the Chairmanship of Professor E Nigel Harris, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies at the Beaches Resort and Spa on Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands on 3rd December 2010. The Council wishes to record its appreciation to the Government and people of Turks and Caicos Islands for hosting the meeting and their warm hospitality.
Council also expresses its deep appreciation to Sandals Resort for this kind facilitation of the meeting by way of a significant discount on accommodation.