Official data compiled annually by the Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean (GEO) of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has revealed that At least 3,529 women were killed for gender-based reasons in 25 Latin American and Caribbean countries in 2018.
Venezuelan migrant children received special equipment today, to ensure they can continue with their education while in this country.
UNICEF and the European Union, together with local partners Living Water Community, have been collaborating to ensure that migrant Venezuelan children have access to formal education opportunities in Trinidad and Tobago.
As part of these efforts, the EU has funded a project which provides tablets to the children to use as part of a blended online/face-to-face instruction programme.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will scrap the vote on his Brexit deal—the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB)—and push for a snap general election, if his program motion is voted down by lawmakers later.
If Parliament "gets its way and decides to delay everything," Johnson told the Commons, "the bill will have to be pulled and we will have to go forward... to a general election."
"I will in no way allow months more of this," Johnson added.
The program motion has come under attack for asking MPs to consider Johnson's Brexit deal in just three days.
The Commons Speaker has refused a government request to hold a "yes" or "no" vote on its Brexit deal.
John Bercow said a motion on the deal had already been brought before MPs on Saturday, and it would be "repetitive and disorderly" to debate it again.
Saturday's sitting saw an amended motion nodded through by MPs, which withholds approval of Boris Johnson's deal until it has been passed into law.
The PM agreed a deal with the EU last week, but it must be approved by MPs.
Caroni Central MP Dr Bhoe Tewarie made a passionate plea for Government to pay the country’s ageing cane farmers who he claimed are owed millions of dollars before they die one-by-one.
The committee was told that $5 million was allocated in the 2019 budget for the farmers of which $1.7 million had been spent.
A Brexit deal has been agreed between the UK and EU before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels.
Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker called it a "fair" outcome. The EU Commission President said there was no need to extend the Brexit deadline.
He said: "We have a deal so why should we have a prolongation."
This will be a boost for the PM [Boris Johnson], but he still faces a battle to get the deal through Parliament on Saturday, with the DUP opposing it.
Mr Johnson urged MPs to "come together" and "get this excellent deal over the line".
The finance ministers of the 28 European Union member states have removed two countries St Kitts and Nevis and the Bahamas from the blacklist of tax havens.
Trinidad and Tobago, however, remains one of only seven countries still blacklisted.
The communique of the Council of Finance Ministers confirmed the seven countries that remain on the blacklist: Guam, Namibia, Palau, Samoa, American Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago and the US Virgin Islands.
Prime Minister Theresa May is to officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving.
Downing Street said she would write a letter to the European Council, adding that it hoped negotiations on the terms of exit and future relations could then begin as quickly as possible.
An EU spokesman said it was "ready and waiting" for the letter.
Mrs May's spokesman also rejected reports an early election may be held, saying: "It's not going to happen."