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Thursday, August 5, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AFP) -- The Secretary General of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Edwin Carrington announced on Wednesday that he would be stepping down from the position at the end of the year. Carrington, 72, was officially due to end his current term of office in 2012. read more...



Saturday, July 31, 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- Given the void at national levels for policy formulation, implementation and evaluation, including the lack of data management systems for policy analysis, the Caribbean Regional Agricultural Policy Network (CaRAPN) was this week rebranded as a sustainable regional network. read more...



Thursday, July 29, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- A two-day Technical Workshop on Market Access & Trade in Services/Investment that drew primarily on the expertise of staff from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Implementation Unit came to a close last Friday. read more...



Thursday, July 29, 2010

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Local and regional broadcasters and newspaper editors are meeting in Grenada to discuss the free movement of skilled persons and other issues related to the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME). This week’s workshop, financed by the European Development... read more...



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -- A two-day National Consultation on negotiations for a new CARICOM-Canada Trade and Development Agreement is scheduled to take place in Roseau from July 29-30, 2010.  The consultation is being organised by the Ministry of Employment, Trade, Industry and Diaspora Affairs. read more...



Wednesday, July 14, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Joint actions and strategies as well as the operation of joint and common institutions provided the most effective means of developing and strengthening the region’s financial services sector, Edwin Carrington Secretary-General of CARICOM said on Friday. read more...



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, has called on the Jamaican business community to intensify its partnerships with businesses in other CARICOM states. Persad-Bissessar said this was needed to ensure that member states reap optimal benefits. read more...



Monday, July 12, 2010

Kamla Persad Bissessar, the new prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago definitely stole the show at the recently concluded summit of CARICOM Heads of State at Montego Bay, Jamaica, not only for her nimble dance moves, and calypso relics, but for her tough, no nonsense talk, and sympathy shown to the... read more...



Saturday, July 10, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Competition Policy and Consumer Welfare will be the focus of a seminar scheduled for 13 July 2010 in Paramaribo, Suriname. The seminar is organized by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and funded by the 9th European Development Fund (EDF). read more...



Saturday, July 10, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The recovery efforts in Haiti was definitely a priority item on the agenda of the 31st Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community when they got down to dealing with the business of the Community in Montego Bay, Jamaica. read more...



Friday, July 9, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has put in place a number of measures to tackle the effects of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, should some countries become directly affected by it. The oil spill began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon. read more...



Friday, July 9, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica's Prime Minister Bruce Golding has said that it was not because of indecisiveness why CARICOM has not agreed to implement any of the possible funding programmes for marketing the Caribbean as a generic destination. He pointed out that these financing options... read more...



Friday, July 9, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica's Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, has described the 31st Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), held this week July 4-7 in Montego Bay, as successful. Wrapping up proceedings at a press conference... read more...



Friday, July 9, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Leaders at the CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Montego Bay, Jamaica on July 4-7, expressed concern that the United States continually places several member states on Tier 2 of the State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. read more...



Friday, July 9, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana's President Bharrat Jagdeo believes that trade disputes between sister CARICOM states should first be resolved amicably. Responding to questions on the trade impasse between Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica he suggested that Jamaica and other CARICOM states... read more...



Friday, July 9, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Barbados is in a much better position to discharge its role as the leader of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Acting Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, made this observation on Wednesday at the close of the 31st Regular Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads. read more...



Thursday, July 8, 2010

Two eminent CARICOM nationals were among ten who have been selected for the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group. They are Guyanese Sir Ronald Sanders, international consultant, writer and former Caribbean diplomat, and Jamaican Patricia R. Francis, an award-winning leader and business facilitator. read more...



Thursday, July 8, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Leaders have decided to have an urgent review of the governance structures of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), as they seek to address frustrations regarding the pace of the implementation of decisions taken at regional summits. Governance structure has been a... read more...



Thursday, July 8, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana's President Bharrat Jagdeo said the free movement of people is a key element of a single economy of the region and believes that those who are eligible to travel should be allowed to do so freely. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday in Montego Bay, Jamaica... read more...



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, has called for greater order to be brought to the operations of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the recovery and reconstruction efforts in Haiti. "You have several hundred NGOs operating in Haiti, doing what they want... read more...



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- The government of Antigua and Barbuda has enlisted the help of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in its bid to have the United States comply with a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling on an Internet gambling dispute between the two countries. read more...



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has thrown the full weight of the United Nations behind the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and has reiterated support for the re-construction of Haiti which, according to CARICOM Chair, Bruce Golding, is the Community’s most urgent priority. read more...



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Edwin Carrington was among the leaders of the Community who acknowledged that amidst the celebration of 37 years of the Community’s existence, and after 31 Regular Conference the Community still had miles to go. read more...



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- The security of the Region is still a matter of great priority for Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders, who are gathered in Montego Bay, Jamaica, at their 31st Regular Meeting to once again deal with several critical issues affecting the region. Chairman of the Conference... read more...



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Trinidad and Tobago’s first female Prime Minister and the newest addition to the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Kamla Persad-Bissessar, attended the 31st Conference of Heads of Government armed with a formidable slate of issues. read more...



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- The global financial crises and its adverse impact on Caribbean economies were still the sticking point on the lips of the Heads of Government who spoke at the Official Opening Ceremony of the 31st Conference of the 15-member Caribbean Community in Montego Bay, Jamaica on Sunday. read more...



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Chairman of CARICOM and Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding, has challenged leaders to make the Conference of Heads of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), now underway in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the turning point for the region. He was speaking at the opening ceremony... read more...



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Regional integration is no longer an option for Caribbean states, but the only way the region will be able to secure and maintain economic and social development, says Leader of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party, Mia Mottley. Delivering the keynote address at the opening of... read more...



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has commended the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for the support and solidarity extended to Haiti in the wake of the January earthquake, which devastated parts of that island. Ban was speaking at the opening ceremony... read more...



Monday, July 5, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- As CARICOM celebrates 37 years since inking the Chaguaramas Agreement, the regional grouping is stepping back to "take stock" of its most significant attempt to deepen cooperation - the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The establishment of a Single Market... read more...



Monday, July 5, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (OPM) -- The CARICOM working sessions resumed on Sunday morning in Montego Bay, Jamaica, with Prime Minister Bruce Golding chairing the 21st meeting of the Prime Ministerial sub-committee on External Trade Negotiations. The meeting discussed, among other things... read more...



Monday, July 5, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana's President Bharrat Jagdeo joined 10 of 14 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government at Sunday's meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on External Negotiations, which discussed matters pertaining to the Community Secretariat’s... read more...



Monday, July 5, 2010

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders are now meeting in Montego Bay in Jamaica, and the Gleaner, the leading and most widely read newspaper in the region, has come out in a blistering attack against the regional group. The editorial was published only days after former Secretary General of the Commonwealth... read more...



Saturday, July 3, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Community Council of Ministers of CARICOM and the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on External Negotiations will convene in Montego Bay, Jamaica, ahead of Sunday’s formal opening of the 31st Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM. read more...



Friday, July 2, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Haiti’s ongoing recovery, the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), and the challenges the Region has faced due to the global economic and financial crisis, are among topics that will be addressed at the 31st Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads. read more...



Thursday, July 1, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Transportation Specialist at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, John Lewis, says a concerted effort is now being made to revise a multi-lateral air service agreement within CARICOM, which was signed prior to the signing of the revised Treaty of Chaguaramas. read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) programme manager for agriculture, Sergio Garcia, says policy makers are likely to come up with an action plan to establish regional crop insurance by the end of this year as part of the implementation of the Jagdeo Initiative on Agriculture. read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica (OPM) -- UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon; IMF Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn; and OAS Secretary-General, Jose Miguel Insulza, are scheduled to attend the 31st CARICOM Heads of Government Conference which begins on Sunday July 4 in Montego Bay. read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- A five-day workshop organised by the CARICOM Secretariat on using edutainment in primary drug prevention, opened on Monday in St Johns, Antigua and Barbuda with 13 Member States participating. Edutainment is the creative use of the visual and performing arts to educate. read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The promotion of buy-in among labour stakeholders regarding the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is the focus of an on-going consultancy which aims to contribute to the deepening of the Regional Economic Integration process. Right Angle Imaging of Saint Lucia has been... read more...



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