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ACS summit exceeded expectations, says Barbados PM

May 7, 2014
ACS summit exceeded expectations, says Barbados PM BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has described the recent sixth summit of heads of state and government of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) as “exceeding the expectations of those attending”. Stuart further expressed the view that, with the...

Mexican president presents four-point plan for ACS cooperation

May 2, 2014
Mexican president presents four-point plan for ACS cooperation MERIDA, Mexico -- Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has outlined his country’s commitment to promote even greater cooperation across the region, to better facilitate growth and progress across the Caribbean. Addressing the opening of the sixth Summit of the Association of...

ACS summit opens in Mexico

May 1, 2014
MERIDA, Mexico -- The sixth summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) opened on Wednesday in the Mexican city of Merida in Yucatan Province, where Latin American and Caribbean leaders will discuss how best to deepen and strengthen bilateral and multilateral ties.

Mexico pledges continuing support for Caribbean

April 30, 2014
Mexico pledges continuing support for Caribbean MERIDA, Mexico -- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says his country is proud of its relations with the Caribbean, with which it has “a shared vision of development and unity.” He made the declaration ahead of Tuesday’s opening of a historic “double summit”.

Mexico to host CARICOM and ACS summits

April 29, 2014
MERIDA, Mexico -- The third Mexico-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) summit and the sixth summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) will take place on April 29 and 30 in Merida, Mexico. The double-summit will be attended by 14 heads of state and government.

Trinidad to host training programme on anticipating skills needs in tourism

April 29, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) with the support of the Directorate of Sustainable Tourism at the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), will be hosting a joint workshop on...

Martinique and Guadeloupe now associate members of ACS in own right

April 16, 2014
Martinique and Guadeloupe now associate members of ACS in own right PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- History was created as Martinique and Guadeloupe officially became associate members of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) in their own right. The signing ceremonies to officially mark the event took place on Friday 11th April and Monday 14th April in these territories.

Guatemala to host ACS sustainable tourism meeting

April 3, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Directorate of Sustainable Tourism at the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), in collaboration with the Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo (INGUAT), has announced its upcoming event, the 25th meeting of the Special Committee on Sustainable Tourism.

Mexico to host sixth ACS summit

March 29, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The president of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto, will address the opening ceremony of the sixth summit of heads of states and/or government of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), which takes place in Mérida, Mexico from April 30, 2014.

Mexico keen on deepening Caribbean relations

March 28, 2014
Mexico keen on deepening Caribbean relations BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The upcoming Caribbean Community (CARICOM)/Mexico conference and the sixth summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and their benefits to the region were among the areas discussed when Mexico’s foreign affairs minister, José Meade Kuribreňa...

OAS and ACS to strengthen cooperation ties

March 26, 2014
OAS and ACS to strengthen cooperation ties WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, met on Monday with the secretary general of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), Alfonso Múnera Cavadía, to discuss how to build a more active and dynamic partnership.

St Maarten admitted as associate member of ACS

March 25, 2014
PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten -- St Maarten was recently admitted as an associate member of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) during the 19th ordinary meeting of the Ministerial Council of the ACS in Trinidad and Tobago. Khalilah Peters, acting head of the St Maarten...

Carnival: When culture attracts tourism

March 13, 2014
Carnival: When culture attracts tourism PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (ACS) -- The promotion and advancement of culture is integral to the work of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). Efforts in this regard are focused on promoting the cultural diversity of the region and facilitating exchanges for language learning and cultural immersion.

ACS and UNWTO sign co-operation agreement at SIDS conference in Bahamas

February 24, 2014
ACS and UNWTO sign co-operation agreement at SIDS conference in Bahamas NASSAU Bahamas -- The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in order to revitalise and improve collaboration and co-operation between the two organisations in the area of sustainable tourism.

ACS to address public debt burden and fiscal sustainability in the region

February 21, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and the Permanent Secretariat of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) will convene a meeting on Monday at the Secretariat of the ACS in Port of Spain, Trinidad, to address public debt burden.

Martinique and Guadeloupe become ACS associate members

February 18, 2014
Martinique and Guadeloupe become ACS associate members PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- “For the first time, the Caribbean as a region is represented in one Association; the French, English, Spanish and Dutch,” boasted the Ambassador Alfonso Múnera, secretary general of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), upon the acceptance of the French overseas territories...

Mexican foreign affairs minister visits St Lucia, Dominica and St Vincent

February 8, 2014
Mexican foreign affairs minister visits St Lucia, Dominica and St Vincent CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister José Antonio Meade Kuribreña was due to arrive in Saint Lucia on Friday as part of a Caribbean tour to promote the upcoming sixth summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and to further deepen bilateral ties between Mexico and Saint Lucia.

Haiti hosts regional leadership

April 29, 2013
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haiti hosted the fifth summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) this week in Port-au-Prince and the event proved to be a show of support for President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe.

Commentary: The fifth ACS summit: The Petionville Declaration

April 27, 2013
Commentary: The fifth ACS summit: The Petionville Declaration Petionville is that bucolic city built in the mountains of the outskirts of Port au Prince by Alexander Petion, the pioneer of the concept of the Grand Caribe. Petion, the third president of the new republic of Haiti, provided arms and soldiers to Simon Bolivar.

Guadeloupe committed to Caribbean cooperation

April 26, 2013
PETIONVILLE, Haiti -- The French-speaking Caribbean island of Guadeloupe has confirmed its commitment to working more closely with its neighbour countries and territories in the affairs of the region. Josette Borel-Lincertin, president of the Regional Council...

 



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