News from CARICOM:
Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
October 1, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues to be at the forefront of efforts to deal with the chikungunya epidemic and the Ebola threat. CARICOM secretary general Irwin LaRocque held discussions at the weekend with representatives of the governments of Brazil and Argentina.
October 1, 2014
Here is a simple and straightforward question for regional media and voters to ask their respective minister of foreign affairs: “Why did you permit a sitting member of the British parliament to participate in a meeting to discuss sensitive and confidential regional foreign affairs issues...
September 30, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Chief executive officer of the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF), Lorne McDonnough, has urged member states to renew their commitment to the organisation for the upcoming second funding cycle despite the difficult economic times.
September 29, 2014
NEW YORK, USA -- The insistence by the government of Dominica to sponsor the candidacy of a sitting member of the British parliament and former minister in the British government for the post of Commonwealth secretary-general when the office comes up for election in November 2015...
September 27, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Staff members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and representatives of GOPA Worldwide Consultants on Thursday participated in an interactive briefing session on a new project that is aimed at boosting the capacity of national statistics offices.
September 26, 2014
A member of CARICOM was wholly responsible for the foundation of the premier Kew Gardens in England. Indeed, it was also the inspiration, way-station and nursery for the Botanical Gardens in Kingston, Jamaica, as well. This colonial phenomenon attracted global attention.
September 22, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- What was described as a “new era” of diplomatic relations between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and El Salvador began on Friday when Irwin LaRocque, CARICOM secretary-general accredited a new envoy from the Central American country.
September 18, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Caribbean Association of National Training Agencies (CANTA) will formally launch the CARICOM regional TVET strategy for workforce development and economic competitiveness on Monday in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
September 17, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Domestic workers and artisans in five countries who want to move to another country within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) now have access to support services through collaboration with the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC).
September 10, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The headquarters of the Caribbean Community, the CARICOM Secretariat on Monday commenced a week of activities to commemorate Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) 2014 and to sustain the ‘wellness revolution’ that began in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
September 9, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues its drive to establish a single economic space through the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). A regional consultation to consider draft model legislation to address legislative gaps common to all member states...
September 8, 2014
APIA, Samoa -- Even as the small island developing states (SIDS) examined the issue of financing sustainable development for SIDS in Apia, Samoa, CARICOM secretary-general Irwin LaRocque has suggested the need for new and innovative alternatives. Moderating a side event...
September 6, 2014
APIA, Samoa -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) officials at the Third United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) made the case for the peculiar vulnerabilities of SIDS to be considered when the international community formulates economic policies for those countries.
September 4, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, will be the featured speaker at the CARICOM Development Fund’s (CDF) fourth annual meeting of contributors and development partners to be held in Barbados on Thursday, September 18.
August 30, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has convened three regional consultations to discuss the findings of a major consultancy on government procurement in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The consultations are being facilitated by...
August 26, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) is hosting a three-day regional training of trainers workshop on the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) and its assessment tool in Port of Spain.
August 25, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) views the third international meeting on small island developing states (UNSIDS) in Apia, Samoa, 1-4 September, 2014 as an important opportunity to engage the international community on the development challenges facing the region.
August 22, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is actively pursuing enhancements to systems and procedures required of organisations to be entrusted with resources and budget implementation tasks under protocols designed by development partners.
August 22, 2014
Trinidad and Tobago’s prime minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, is right to have called for a special meeting of leaders of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) “to take pre-emptive measures to ensure the safety, health and well-being of millions of citizens of the Caribbean region”.
August 20, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, has called for a special Caribbean Community (CARICOM) meeting to determine a coordinated response to the two main public health threats facing the world, namely the Ebola and chikungunya outbreaks.
August 16, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- There is a need for greater co-operation and coordination of action of regional bodies with regard to the issue of protecting the health and safety of consumers. Barbados industry minister, Donville Inniss, who is also responsible for consumer matters, expressed this view.
August 15, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has started work towards creating a harmonized framework within which companies and other businesses can be established and operate in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).
August 8, 2014
It is alarming that Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States, John Beale, has publicly stated that CARICOM (the 15-nation Caribbean Community) is “inactive” and needs to take a position on the issue of Caribbean rums being wiped-out of the US market. Inactivity is not in the interest of CARICOM...
August 7, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- As part of its ongoing efforts to advance the full implementation of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME), the CARICOM Secretariat is undertaking a six month project aimed at enhancing the distribution of information.
August 7, 2014
My purpose, in this article, is to expose unacceptable behaviour by one leading official in the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Unless Jomo Thomas has been given permission by Mr Hilary Beckles to alter his speech and to use that altered document for nefarious political purposes.
August 5, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) signed a memorandum of understanding on July 28 to promote and facilitate cooperation and collaboration.
August 4, 2014
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Training for the region’s at-risk youth continues to grow, with the launch of the creativity for employment and business (CEBO) programme in St Vincent and the Grenadines, July 21-26 2014. Targeting at-risk youth age 15-29, CEBO is a tool to engage, inspire and create...