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CARICOM chair welcomes US-Cuba rapprochement

December 19, 2014
CARICOM chair welcomes US-Cuba rapprochement ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, has welcomed the historic decision announced on Wednesday by US President Barack Obama to ease restrictions on the movement of people...

Normalisation of US-Cuba relations welcomed throughout the region

December 18, 2014
Normalisation of US-Cuba relations welcomed throughout the region PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- International, hemispheric and regional organisations as well as a number of Caribbean government leaders have welcomed the resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba severed since 1961. US President Barack Obama made...

Dominica stakeholders strategise national CSME communication plan

December 18, 2014
Dominica stakeholders strategise national CSME communication plan ROSEAU, Dominica -- The Dominica ministry of employment, trade, industry and Diaspora affairs, in partnership with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, is developing a CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) communication plan. A recent workshop brought representatives...

CARICOM hosts regional monitoring and evaluation workshop

December 17, 2014
CARICOM hosts regional monitoring and evaluation workshop GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Two-day regional monitoring and evaluation workshop to provide training in the use of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) online monitoring and evaluation tool began on Monday at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. Participants at the workshop include...

CARICOM to partner with WICB for 'Pitch in Schools Project'

December 17, 2014
CARICOM to partner with WICB for 'Pitch in Schools Project' GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- A new era for cricket in schools across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) region is about to begin with an innovative initiative from the CARICOM Secretariat called the “Pitch in Schools Project”. The project will pioneer fresh innings for primary and secondary schools...

CARICOM chair criticised for comments on political crisis in Guyana

December 15, 2014
CARICOM chair criticised for comments on political crisis in Guyana NEW YORK, USA -- The New York-based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) said the assertion by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) chairman, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda, that CARICOM “respects the right of Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar to prorogue...

CARICOM Competition Commission to assess regional telecoms merger

December 12, 2014
CARICOM Competition Commission to assess regional telecoms merger PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Competition Commission, as part of its monitoring of business activity in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) said it has taken note of the announced acquisition on November 6, 2014, by Cable and Wireless Communications...

CARICOM chair calls for an end to US embargo on Cuba

December 11, 2014
CARICOM chair calls for an end to US embargo on Cuba HAVANA, Cuba -- Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda called on the United States president and congress to end its “senseless embargo of Cuba now.” Browne was speaking at the opening ceremony of the fifth CARICOM-Cuba Summit.

CARICOM-Cuba summit stresses Caribbean unity and integration

December 10, 2014
CARICOM-Cuba summit stresses Caribbean unity and integration HAVANA, Cuba -- The fifth Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-Cuba summit held in Havana on Monday adopted a final declaration aiming at the strengthening of unity and regional integration and expressing the firm stance of the member states of CARICOM. The following are the highlights of the declaration...

Caribbean heads arrive in Havana for CARICOM-Cuba summit

December 8, 2014
Caribbean heads arrive in Havana for CARICOM-Cuba summit HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Heads of state and government of the member nations of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), together with officials from regional organizations, began arriving on Saturday in Havana to participate in Monday’s fifth CARICOM-Cuba summit.

CARICOM sends mission to observe Dominica general elections

December 6, 2014
CARICOM sends mission to observe Dominica general elections ROSEAU, Dominica -- On the invitation of the government of Dominica, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has mounted a CARICOM electoral observer mission to monitor the general elections to be held on 8 December 2014. The CARICOM electoral observer mission comprises members from...

CARICOM, Cuba leaders to talk trade in Havana

December 6, 2014
CARICOM, Cuba leaders to talk trade in Havana HAVANA, Cuba -- Economic and trade relations will be among the issues discussed at the fifth summit of the heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba, which takes place in Havana, Cuba, on Monday. The summit will be preceded on Sunday by...

CARDI celebrates 40 years of 'improving lives through agricultural research'

December 5, 2014
CARDI celebrates 40 years of 'improving lives through agricultural research' ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) celebrates 40 years on December 5, 2014. The Institute was established on December 5, 1974, with the signatures of ministers with responsibility for agriculture of the then 12 members of the...

CARREX to be fully operational by year end

December 4, 2014
CARREX to be fully operational by year end PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The CARICOM Rapid Alert System for Exchange of Information on Dangerous (non-food) Consumer Goods (CARREX) is expected to be completely operational at the national and regional levels by the end of 2014. Representatives from national standards bureaux...

CARICOM and Japan celebrate 20 years of cooperation in fisheries

December 2, 2014
CARICOM and Japan celebrate 20 years of cooperation in fisheries PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CRFM) -- Japan’s fisheries cooperation with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has spanned two decades. Following several country seminars held over the past few weeks, the celebration of this milestone -- 20 years of friendship and cooperation in fisheries...

Haitian PM stresses role of CARICOM and upcoming Cuba summit

November 29, 2014
Haitian PM stresses role of CARICOM and upcoming Cuba summit HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) – Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has stressed the need for regional countries to keep struggling shoulder to shoulder for the wellbeing of their peoples, as Havana readies to host the fifth summit between Cuba and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on December 8.

Urgent dialogue called for on developing framework for regional trade in energy

November 21, 2014
Urgent dialogue called for on developing framework for regional trade in energy LOWLANDS BAY, St Vincent -- There is an urgent need for dialogue that identifies the commitments and the steps that are necessary for developing a framework for regional trade in energy, said Dr Devon Gardner, programme manager, energy, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat.

CARICOM members to discuss CDF replenishment

November 21, 2014
CARICOM members to discuss CDF replenishment BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The second meeting of the technical working group (TWG) established by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to make recommendations on the replenishment of the capital fund of the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) is meeting in Barbados.

Foreign ministers follow up on first CARICOM-Japan summit

November 20, 2014
Foreign ministers follow up on first CARICOM-Japan summit TOKYO, Japan -- The just concluded Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-Japan meeting of foreign ministers, in which a joint statement of areas of cooperation was issued, builds on the momentum of the successful first CARICOM-Japan summit of 28 July 2014, in Trinidad and Tobago.

Haiti to benefit from CARICOM Development Fund country assistance programme

November 15, 2014
Haiti to benefit from CARICOM Development Fund country assistance programme BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Haiti is on track to benefit from a Country Assistance Programme (CAP) of the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) when that Barbados-based organisation’s second funding cycle starts in July 2015. The CDF provides technical and financial resources to...

CARICOM governments to increase quality information on CSM to nationals

November 15, 2014
CARICOM governments to increase quality information on CSM to nationals GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals in six member states are to benefit from a greater flow of tailored information on the CARICOM Single Market (CSM). This is under a new project that aims to connect nationals with the information they need to work, travel and...

COTED to engage private sector on more continuous basis

November 12, 2014
COTED to engage private sector on more continuous basis GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Engagement with the private sector and Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on a more continuous basis will be facilitated following a meeting of the trade ministerial body that concluded last Friday. On the first day of the 39th meeting of the COTED on Thursday...

CARICOM holds CSME labour stakeholders workshop in Dominica

November 11, 2014
CARICOM holds CSME labour stakeholders workshop in Dominica ROSEAU, Dominica -- Employers’ and workers’ associations from across the region will be sensitized and updated on the CSME regimes for free movement of skills and labour, at a major regional CARICOM and Single Market and Economy (CSME) labour stakeholders workshop in Dominica.

CARICOM heads agree ten-point plan to fight Ebola

November 6, 2014
CARICOM heads agree ten-point plan to fight Ebola PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in special session in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on Tuesday to discuss two current public health challenges facing the Community: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and the chikungunya outbreak.

US offers technical assistance for CARICOM agriculture imports

November 6, 2014
US offers technical assistance for CARICOM agriculture imports NASSAU, Bahamas -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are developing a food safety training program – expected to be operational before the end of 2014 – aimed at helping Caribbean Community (CARICOM)...

CARICOM meeting on Ebola and chikungunya to take place in Trinidad on Tuesday

November 3, 2014
CARICOM meeting on Ebola and chikungunya to take place in Trinidad on Tuesday PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar has announced she will host the 17th special meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to discuss the Ebola and chikungunya diseases.

CARICOM Ebola meeting postponed

October 30, 2014
CARICOM Ebola meeting postponed PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- A meeting of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government to discuss the region’s approach to tackling the Ebola virus has been postponed. This was revealed by Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bisessar during a news conference.

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