Antigua Observer reported on 11 November that regional parliamentarians, including Antigua & Barbuda’s Minister of State attached to the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth Affairs Winston Williams, gathered during the week at the Terra Nova Hotel in Jamaica to look at ways in which they can lead policy and community interventions to end violence against women and girls.
Coordinated by the Jamaica-based United Nations Population Fund Caribbean Sub Regional Office (UNFPA), the Regional Consultation of Parliamentarians is a collaborative effort involving several partners including UN Women, the Inter-American Parliamentary Group on Population and Development (IAPG), the Caribbean Network of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CNPPD), and the CARICOM Secretariat. Read in English: Antigua Observer
Caribarena reported on 28 February that the Housing and Population Census 2011 was launched. Addressing the launch ceremony, Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer said the census plays a very important role in the government’s understanding of the island’s economic potential. He urged residents to participate fully in the activities. Also present were representatives of CARICOM and UNFPA, who shared information on the benefits of the census in the development of both Antigua and the wider Caribbean. Read: Caribarena