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German-Caribbean cooperation on climate change entering critical phase

July 22, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the German government are supporting the efforts of eight CARICOM member states to adapt the management of their natural resources and economies to the ever-pressing and far-reaching socio-economic and environmental...

Turkey a reliable partner of CARICOM, says foreign minister

July 21, 2014
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- “Turkey is and will remain as a reliable partner of CARICOM, amplifying your voice in different regions and countries of the globe, including international organizations. We will continue to work closely in the UN and carry on our cooperation and consultation...

First Turkey-CARICOM foreign ministers meeting opens in Istanbul

July 19, 2014
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- The first meeting of the foreign ministers of Turkey and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was due to be hosted by Ahmet Davutoğlu, minister of foreign affairs of Turkey, in Istanbul on Friday, according to a press release from the Turkish foreign ministry.

CARICOM and Japan to hold first summit in Trinidad

July 19, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the first ever CARICOM-Japan summit on 28 July 2014 in Trinidad and Tobago. Since 1993, CARICOM and Japan have enjoyed friendly relations.

Deported Jamaican artiste's lawyer awaits Dominica government response

July 17, 2014
ROSEAU, Dominica -- Attorney-at-law Bert Samuels said he is currently awaiting a further response from the Dominican government in relation to the deportation of his client, dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta, from that Caribbean state. In May, Samuels told the Jamaica Observer he would be filing a claim...

St Vincent PM pleased with CARICOM progress during his term as chairman

July 16, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- A period of consolidation and progress, that’s how St Vincent and the Grenadines prime minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, describes his six-month stint as chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) from January to June. “Consolidation on a range of matters related to...

Guyana foreign minister highlights challenges facing CARICOM

July 10, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana’s minister of foreign affairs Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett attended the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations ministerial meeting (ECOSOC) of the high level political forum on sustainable development at UN headquarters in New York on Monday.

Regional security a priority for IMPACS, says Barbados attorney general

July 9, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (BGIS) -- Keeping Caribbean Community (CARICOM) territories secure is the number one priority for the Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), Barbados attorney general and minister of home affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, made clear last Friday at the just concluded...

CARICOM to choose next Commonwealth secretary general

July 9, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (BGIS) -- The next Commonwealth secretary general will be from the Caribbean, Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart disclosed, as he spoke last Friday with members of the media at the close of the 35th regular meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government.

CARICOM heads call for coordinated regulation of economic citizenships

July 8, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- In a statement on regional citizenship by investment programmes issued at the conclusion of last week’s Caribbean Community (CARICOM) meeting in St John’s, Antigua, heads of government urged all member states to “co-operate and co-ordinate their regulatory systems”.

Jamaican PM urges joint CARICOM position on small island issues

July 8, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has called on fellow heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to make the region’s voice heard in relation to issues facing small island developing states, climate change and the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

CARICOM heads approve region's first ever strategic plan

July 7, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- CARICOM heads of government have approved the first ever strategic plan for the Caribbean Community. This announcement was made by chair of the conference Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, during a press conference on Friday.

CARICOM to get debt advocacy team

July 7, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- A Caribbean Community (CARICOM) debt advocacy team is to be appointed to campaign for debt relief and/or debt amelioration on behalf of highly indebted CARICOM member states. This was one of the key outcomes of the 35th conference of CARICOM heads.

Ban on Cuban diplomats breached CARICOM laws and constitutions, says Jamaican minister

July 7, 2014
Ban on Cuban diplomats breached CARICOM laws and constitutions, says Jamaican minister ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The government of Jamaica has made it clear that the recent ban by consumer goods distributor, PriceSmart, on Cuban diplomats shopping at that establishment ran counter to the non-discrimination provisions, not only of Jamaican law and constitution, but also...

Find collective solutions, says CARICOM secretary general

July 5, 2014
Find collective solutions, says CARICOM secretary general ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Even as the present cohort of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders returned to the place where political leaders in 1965 defined the integration ideals, CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque on Tuesday stressed the urgency of finding solutions to...

Jamaican PM wants greater role for private sector in CARICOM

July 5, 2014
Jamaican PM wants greater role for private sector in CARICOM ST JOHN’S, Antigua (JIS) -- Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has urged the Caribbean business community to play a greater role in the mechanisms that have been created to encourage economic growth, employment, business expansion, social improvement and overall development.

CARICOM commission on the economy will continue its work, says Barbados PM

July 5, 2014
CARICOM commission on the economy will continue its work, says Barbados PM ST JOHN’S, Antigua (BGIS) -- Coming up with solutions to the socio-economic problems that are facing Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states, including Barbados, will be “a work in progress”. However, through the recommendations of the recently-established Commission on the Economy...

Montserrat to join CARICOM Single Market and Economy

July 5, 2014
Montserrat to join CARICOM Single Market and Economy ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The premier of Montserrat, Reuben Meade, announced at the meeting of heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in St John’s, Antigua, that Montserrat intends to accede to the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and to participate in the CARICOM Single Market...

Business development is key discussion at CARICOM heads meeting

July 4, 2014
Business development is key discussion at CARICOM heads meeting ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- CARICOM heads of government engaged private sector ‘captains of industry’ on fostering business growth in the region, as several key development issues took centre stage on the first full day of the 35th annual CARICOM Heads of Government conference in St John’s, Antigua.

Youth ambassadors prepare for CARICOM Day 2014

July 4, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- On the heels of the 40th anniversary of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors throughout member states have recognised the importance for there to be continual and progressive resonance of the objectives of the...

Commentary: CARICOM: Arrest 'bun-wuk' before it spreads

July 4, 2014
Commentary: CARICOM: Arrest 'bun-wuk' before it spreads “Bun-wuk” or “Fiyah-d-wuk” are two names for a troubling phenomenon that has recently emerged in certain countries of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Unless it is nipped in the bud by practical measures to address the growing difficulties associated with youth, it is bound to spread...

Time for action; time to advance, says incoming CARICOM chair

July 3, 2014
Time for action; time to advance, says incoming CARICOM chair ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- “We have paused enough; it is time for action. We have retreated enough; it is time to advance,” was the charge newly-elected prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, delivered on Tuesday evening to the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community.

Guyanese and Trinidadian nationals win CARICOM Annual 10k

July 2, 2014
Guyanese and Trinidadian nationals win CARICOM Annual 10k ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Trinidad and Tobago’s Tonya Nero won the women’s leg of the CARICOM 10K Road Race for the third time in a row, when the event was held in St John’s, Antigua on Sunday. Guyanese national Cleveland Forde excelled in the men’s section, clocking 34 minutes, 52 seconds.

New strategic plan among measures for CARICOM heads

July 1, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The first ever strategic plan for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be among major items for consideration by regional leaders at their 35th annual CARICOM heads of government conference in Antigua, July 1-4 2014.

Caribbean Export creates opportunities for regional trade at Cayman business forum

June 28, 2014
Caribbean Export creates opportunities for regional trade at Cayman business forum GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) hosted a business forum in the Cayman Islands on Wednesday for private sector firms as well as other key stakeholders from CARIFORUM, the French Caribbean Outermost regions...

EPA rethink needed, says Barbados minister

June 27, 2014
EPA rethink needed, says Barbados minister BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Despite numerous seminars on the benefits of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), a government minister is calling for a fresh approach to pursuing business ventures outside of Barbados. Minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, Senator Maxine McClean...

CARICOM regional workshop on arms trade treaty opens in Port of Spain

June 26, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Trinidad and Tobago’s minister of foreign affairs, Winston Dookeran, delivered the feature address at the opening ceremony of the launch of a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) arms trade treaty workshop in Port of Spain. The event was hosted by...

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