Risk management agencies in the Caribbean create common strategy for strengthening resilience in the Americas

CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, Colombia — The sixth regional platform for the reduction of natural risks in the Americas was held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, between June 20 and 22, 2018. This sixth edition brought together government agencies, representatives of the private sector, and members of civil society from the different states of the Americas […]

Ruling party wins by-election in Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda — On Thursday, the ruling Progressive Labour Party (PLP) in Bermuda secured a 25th seat in Bermuda’s 36-seat parliament. In a by-election held in Constituency 25, Warwick North East, PLP candidate Curtis Dickinson defeated One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) candidate Justin Mathias with a total of 375 votes against 300 votes respectively — a […]

Britain to force overseas territories to make beneficial ownership registers public

LONDON, England (CNS) — British Overseas Territories (BOTs) will be forced to make the beneficial owners of companies registered in their jurisdictions public after a cross-party amendment to a Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill was accepted by the UK government on Tuesday. In a significant blow to the BOTs’ financial service sectors, they will be […]

United Nations concerned over return of Venezuelan migrants by Trinidad and Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The United Nations System in Trinidad and Tobago said it is concerned after authorities in Trinidad and Tobago announced they had facilitated the return to Venezuela of scores of Venezuelan nationals, including asylum seekers, who had been in detention. “The United Nations is concerned for the welfare of these people […]