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St Kitts-Nevis PM calls for more integrated regional approach

May 23, 2015
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Chairman of the board of governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr Timothy Harris, prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, has suggested that Caribbean countries should take a fresh look at a more integrated approach to tackling the region’s...

CARICOM observers to monitor Suriname general elections

May 21, 2015
CARICOM observers to monitor Suriname general elections PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is sending an electoral observer mission to monitor the general elections to be held in Suriname on Monday, 25 May, 2015. The mission will be headed by Ian Browne, the deputy chief elections officer in Barbados.

New Guyana president seeks to strengthen bilateral ties

May 20, 2015
New Guyana president seeks to strengthen bilateral ties GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- High on the agenda of Guyana’s newly-elected President David Granger and his soon-to-be-sworn in administration will be to accelerate infrastructural and economic developments with CARICOM and Guyana’s other immediate neighbours.

CARICOM to commit US$65 million to CDF

May 11, 2015
CARICOM to commit US$65 million to CDF BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Lorne McDonnough, CEO of the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF), has confirmed that Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states will provide US$65,840,931 (approximately EC$177.660 million) in new funding for the CDF in its second funding cycle.

Barbados to host CARICOM heads of government conference in July

May 9, 2015
Barbados to host CARICOM heads of government conference in July BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The 36th regular conference of heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be held in Barbados from July 2 to 4 this year. The conference will start with an opening ceremony, which will be addressed by heads of government elected since...

Diversifying the EU-CARIFORUM trade dynamic

May 1, 2015
Diversifying the EU-CARIFORUM trade dynamic MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- The recently concluded third CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum in Jamaica succeeded in strengthening Caribbean-EU trade relations. Over a two-day period, well over 100 representatives and entrepreneurs took part in focused meetings to discuss the potential of...

CSM, private sector engagement, Cuba feature prominently at COTED

April 30, 2015
CSM, private sector engagement, Cuba feature prominently at COTED GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Action to ensure that the CARICOM Single Market (CSM) is placed on a more efficient footing to benefit Caribbean Community nationals; the importance of standards and consumer protection; and the role of the private sector in regional development, were among...

Energy, security, competitiveness commitments: CARICOM-US summit outcomes

April 27, 2015
Energy, security, competitiveness commitments: CARICOM-US summit outcomes GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is moving forward from the recent CARICOM-US summit with seed funding for a sustainable energy programme, a commitment to help fast-track ICT development, and continued support for US-CARICOM security partnerships.

African Union Commission seeks best practices from CARICOM Secretariat

April 20, 2015
African Union Commission seeks best practices from CARICOM Secretariat GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Secretary-general of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Irwin LaRocque has described as “important and historic” a working visit to the Secretariat’s headquarters by a team from the African Union Commission (AUC). The three-day visit, which began last Wednesday...

On tenth anniversary, CCJ boasts of high quality of court's jurisprudence

April 18, 2015
On tenth anniversary, CCJ boasts of high quality of court's jurisprudence PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) celebrates ten years since it began its operations as the exclusive court for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy and as the court designed to replace the British Privy Council as the final court of appeal...

CARICOM border officials learn new detection and interviewing strategies

April 18, 2015
CARICOM border officials learn new detection and interviewing strategies PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) in collaboration with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will conduct training in Deception Detection and Eliciting Responses Training (DDER) during the period...

WICB to meet with CARICOM on Monday

April 18, 2015
WICB to meet with CARICOM on Monday ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has welcomed its meeting with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Committee on Cricket Governance this coming Monday in Grenada. All 18 directors of the WICB, including president Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron and...

Commentary: Obama's Summit of the Americas: Teasing CARICOM; testing Cuba; trolling China

April 17, 2015
Commentary: Obama's Summit of the Americas: Teasing CARICOM; testing Cuba; trolling China It was a curious thing to see Jamaicans hailing Barack Obama on Thursday more like a returning “son of the soil” than a visiting president of the United States. Even more curious was seeing CARICOM leaders jostle like UWI students for a photo op. But don’t get me started on the way Jamaican...

Commentary: Orphans of Obama's legacy?

April 17, 2015
Commentary: Orphans of Obama's legacy? Undoubtedly both Presidents Raul Castro of Cuba and Barack Obama warrant credit for breaking the 54-year old barrier to the establishment of diplomatic relations between their two countries. But, President Obama deserves greater praise because he took greater risks and bucked strong...

CARICOM-US relationship must be revisited, says Barbados PM

April 14, 2015
CARICOM-US relationship must be revisited, says Barbados PM KINGSTON, Jamaica (BGIS) -- There is a pressing need for the relationship between CARICOM and the United States to be revisited, with a view to making the desired benefits for the people more concrete. Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart expressed this view recently during the one-day...

Concrete action needed from CARICOM-US summit, says Barbados PM

April 13, 2015
Concrete action needed from CARICOM-US summit, says Barbados PM BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is hopeful that coming out of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-US Summit, concrete action will be taken, so that the people of the region can “feel the effects of the relationship between the Caribbean and the US".

CARICOM chair stresses importance of relationship with US

April 11, 2015
CARICOM chair stresses importance of relationship with US KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Stressing the importance of the relationship between the United States and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie said on Thursday that CARICOM, as small member states, has long recognised the value of pooling...

Obama on right side of history in US-Cuba relations, says Jamaica PM

April 10, 2015
Obama on right side of history in US-Cuba relations, says Jamaica PM KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Prime minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson Miller, on Thursday told president of the United States Barack Obama that he was on the right side of history in US-Cuba relations. She said the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads fully embraced the recent positive...

CARICOM chair advocates for youth development at CARICOM-US summit

April 10, 2015
CARICOM chair advocates for youth development at CARICOM-US summit KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Perry Christie, prime minister of The Bahamas, advocated for the region’s youth on Thursday urging that the CARICOM-US Summit “secure the future for our young people.” Christie, co-chair of the summit along with...

Jamaican media urged to build awareness of rights under CSME

April 6, 2015
Jamaican media urged to build awareness of rights under CSME KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The rights that Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals possess through the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) are legally enforceable and should not be arbitrarily and illegitimately denied, minister of state in the ministry of foreign affairs and foreign trade...

Grenadian civil society CSME spokespersons deployed

April 4, 2015
Grenadian civil society CSME spokespersons deployed ST GEORGES, Grenada -- The ministry of foreign affairs / Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) capacity building programme in Grenada has culminated in the deployment of a CSME Speakers Bureau comprising 26 newly trained...

Caribbean governments called on to devote one percent of GDP to science and technology

April 2, 2015
Caribbean governments called on to devote one percent of GDP to science and technology ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Caribbean governments must devote at least one percent of their gross domestic product (GDP) to science and technology for the region to make significant progress in this area. This was one of the recommendations coming out of the second high level...

Canadian high commissioner commends CARICOM Single Market

April 1, 2015
Canadian high commissioner commends CARICOM Single Market KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Canadian high commissioner to Jamaica, Robert Ready, has commended Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states on the significant advances made in the CARICOM Single Market, including the liberalization of the market for services and the free movement...

CARICOM science delegation to visit Cuba

March 28, 2015
CARICOM science delegation to visit Cuba ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- A Caribbean Community (CARICOM) science delegation is to visit Cuba in an effort to strengthen technology links between the region and its Spanish speaking neighbour. The delegation will be headed by Professor Harold Ramkissoon, chairman of CARICOM Science...

Tourism investment a strategic advantage in the CSME, Grenadian media told

March 27, 2015
Tourism investment a strategic advantage in the CSME, Grenadian media told ST GEORGES, Grenada -- Grenadian media workers got the opportunity to understand the strategic advantages that strengthen Grenada’s potential as a competitive investment destination within the CARICOM Single Market (CSM). These insights were elaborated upon during a CSME...

CSME workshop graduates 27 Grenadian media workers

March 26, 2015
CSME workshop graduates 27 Grenadian media workers ST GEORGES, Grenada -- Twenty-seven Grenadian media workers benefited from a workshop geared at assisting journalists to break new ground in their coverage of the CARICOM Single Market (CSM). The media workers, who originated from print and broadcast media houses...

CARDI hosts small ruminants regional workshop in Trinidad

March 21, 2015
CARDI hosts small ruminants regional workshop in Trinidad PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Small ruminants have been identified by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states as important for the maintenance of acceptable levels of food and nutrition security. The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) serves as...

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