Colombia Ban welcomes announcement of peace talks between Government and National Liberation

“At a time when peace talks between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) have entered their final stage, today’s announcement marks another important step that reinforces the Colombian people’s hopes for sustainable peace,” said a statement issued by the UN chief’s spokesperson.The Secretary-General salutes the efforts of the countries supporting the peace process in Colombia as guarantors and accompanying nations, the statement continued, adding that Mr. Ban reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to continue providing its support to the peace process.In January, the Security Council approved a new UN political mission to monitor disarmament should a final agreement between the Government and the FARC.The United Nations and the Government of Colombia have also announced the launch of a new multi-partner trust fund in the country’s capital, Bogotá, to respond to stabilization and peacebuilding needs. read more

Vendors allowed free pass this Easter Weekend

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPPP decries Mayor Green’s Easter Day ‘thuggery’May 1, 2014In “Politics”Georgetown businesses must have sanitation certificate – Town ClerkJanuary 8, 2018In “latest news”‘Rescind reckless decision and allow vendors to make a decent livelihood’ – Opposition Leader urges M&CCSeptember 7, 2016In “latest news” Town Clerk Royston King has said that persons vending throughout the city during the upcoming Easter weekend will not have to pay for spots since no discussions were held at the level of the Mayor and City Council to initiate this process.Georgetown Town Clerk, Royston King.King explained that without the approval or recommendation of the Council’s Social Development Committee, the implementation of vending fees cannot be carried out.However, Mayor Patricia Chase-Green was adamant that the fees be charged. She pointed out that the Council needs the revenue to offset expenses such as cleaning exercises following the holiday weekend.But the Town Clerk posited that it was too late at this point in time to go ahead with this process, noting that any system put in place will only be limited. read more