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CARICOM TVET strategy for workforce development and economic competitiveness to be launched

September 18, 2014
CARICOM TVET strategy for workforce development and economic competitiveness to be launched 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.

Support services for domestic workers and artisans moving to work in CSME countries launched

September 17, 2014
Support services for domestic workers and artisans moving to work in CSME countries launched 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).

'Wellness revolution' continues at CARICOM Secretariat

September 10, 2014
'Wellness revolution' continues at CARICOM Secretariat 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.

CARICOM consults on draft legislation for CSME

September 9, 2014
CARICOM consults on draft legislation for CSME 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...

CARICOM secretary-general calls for innovative alternatives to finance SIDS development

September 8, 2014
CARICOM secretary-general calls for innovative alternatives to finance SIDS development 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...

CARICOM makes case for sustainable development of SIDS at UN conference

September 6, 2014
CARICOM makes case for sustainable development of SIDS at UN conference 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.

St Vincent PM to address CARICOM Development Fund meeting

September 4, 2014
St Vincent PM to address CARICOM Development Fund meeting 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.

CARICOM kicks off government procurement consultations

August 30, 2014
CARICOM kicks off government procurement consultations 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...

Small arms control training workshop opens in Port of Spain

August 26, 2014
Small arms control training workshop opens in Port of Spain 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.

UNSIDS conference outcome important for CARICOM

August 25, 2014
UNSIDS conference outcome important for CARICOM 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.

CARICOM Secretariat strengthens internal risks management system

August 22, 2014
CARICOM Secretariat strengthens internal risks management system 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.

Commentary: Kamla is right: Joint Caribbean action vital to ensure no health crisis

August 22, 2014
Commentary: Kamla is right: Joint Caribbean action vital to ensure no health crisis 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”.

Trinidad and Tobago PM calls for CARICOM meeting to discuss public health measures

August 20, 2014
Trinidad and Tobago PM calls for CARICOM meeting to discuss public health measures 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.

CARICOM approach needed to consumer protection, says Barbados minister

August 16, 2014
CARICOM approach needed to consumer protection, says Barbados minister 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.

CARICOM moves to harmonize business rules in CSME

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).

Commentary: No Caribbean appetite for a rum fight

August 8, 2014
Commentary: No Caribbean appetite for a rum fight 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...

CARICOM-Canada project improving regional flow of CSME information

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.

Commentary: Sabotage: Jomo's take on Hilary Beckles' speech

August 7, 2014
Commentary: Sabotage: Jomo's take on Hilary Beckles' speech 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.

OAS and CARICOM IMPACS sign agreement on security cooperation

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.

Regional youth business training programme expands

August 4, 2014
Regional youth business training programme expands 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...

CARICOM continues consumer protection drive

August 1, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is forging ahead with promoting a rapid consumer protection alert system throughout CARICOM member states. The CARICOM rapid alert system on the exchange of information on dangerous...

CARICOM leaders pleased with Japanese response on key issues

July 29, 2014
CARICOM leaders pleased with Japanese response on key issues PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) “were heartened” by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s positive response to a number of issues raised during their one-day summit on Monday. Speaking at a joint press announcement in Port of Spain...

CARICOM and Turkey to strengthen relations

July 29, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Turkey-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) consultation and cooperation mechanism meeting of foreign ministers re-committed to strengthen existing fields of cooperation and to explore new areas to deepen interaction, according to the outcome document.

Chairman of CARICOM Reparations Commission addresses British House of Commons

July 26, 2014
Chairman of CARICOM Reparations Commission addresses British House of Commons LONDON, England -- Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Reparations Commission Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, in a presentation to the British House of Commons on 16 July 2014, expressed the view that the reparations process will bring honour and dignity to the people of the Caribbean.

Caribbean Community's first strategic plan now online

July 26, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Executive Plan may be downloaded from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) website, or here. Further background papers will be provided in due course. CARICOM heads of government approved the strategic plan at their 35th regular meeting.

CARICOM Secretariat to empower Guyana's youth with animation skills

July 25, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- A group of young people in Guyana will get an opportunity to learn valuable animation skills through a project coordinated by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. The project, which is being implemented in collaboration with Animae Caribe...

Commentary: China will cast a huge shadow as Japan meets CARICOM

July 25, 2014
Commentary: China will cast a huge shadow as Japan meets CARICOM The word will not be spoken in any formal speeches and it won’t be mentioned in final statements and declarations, but it will be talked about in the corridors and it will be at the back of everyone’s mind as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits five Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations from July 25 to August 2.

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