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What does CARICOM want from the Samoa SIDS conference?

CARICOM heads of Government will use a September 1-4 meeting in Apia, Samoa to articulate the special vulnerabilities of small island developing states to climate and other external shocks, and to push for the removal of the GDP per capita criteria as a basis for small islands to access development aid.

The conference is important to all small islands as the international community considers priorities for the UN's post-2015 development agenda, following on from the Millennium Development Goals, which were to be globally achieved by 2015.


Major headlines


Helmin Wiels’ hired hitman was sentenced to life in prison today in Curaçao. Wiels was a prominent anti-corruption activist and campaigner for Curaçao’s independence from the Netherlands


Fearing violent reprisals, Jamaican gay Javed Jaghai has dropped a constitutional challenge to Jamaica’s sodomy law which criminalises sex between men


Jamaica’s Agriculture Minister, Roger Clarke, has died