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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...

Unprecedented demand for Belizean goods in CARICOM markets

March 13, 2015
Unprecedented demand for Belizean goods in CARICOM markets BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Belize is seeing unprecedented demand for its grain, seafood and other types of produce in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) markets such as Guyana, Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados through the CARICOM Single Market and Economy’s (CSME) zero duty...

Model arbitration law proposed for CARICOM member states

March 12, 2015
Model arbitration law proposed for CARICOM member states PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Regional arbitration legislation will be reviewed by stakeholders with a view to bringing Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states up-to-date on its status in various countries and making proposals for new model legislation. This activity is being undertaken with...

New information channel promises timely updates to Dominicans on CSME developments

March 11, 2015
New information channel promises timely updates to Dominicans on CSME developments ROSEAU, Dominica -- The ministry of trade, energy and employment in Dominica has launched the CSME Report Card, a bi-annually hosted press conference that will serve as a direct reporting mechanism from CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) touch-point agencies.

St Vincent civil society and media personnel commend CSME training

March 10, 2015
St Vincent civil society and media personnel commend CSME training KINGSTOWN, St Vincent – Fifteen-newly trained representatives from civil society organizations and three journalists have praised a capacity building programme that recently concluded in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Among primary objectives of the training was knowledge building on the...

Commentary: Reparations or innovations; wither CARICOM?

March 10, 2015
Commentary: Reparations or innovations; wither CARICOM? The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has undertaken the hugely expensive and expansive task of establishing a commission and committees in eight of its member states under the instruction of the heads of government, for the purpose of seeking reparations for...

Dominican economist outlines four-step approach to access CSM opportunities

March 9, 2015
Dominican economist outlines four-step approach to access CSM opportunities ROSEAU, Dominica -- Dominican service providers and media have been challenged to take example from the several service providers moving freely within the CARICOM Single Market (CSM) providing services to governments, regional and international NGOs and the private sector.

Letter: Who was responsible for the recognition of Aves (Bird) Rock Island as an island and not as a rock?

March 6, 2015
Letter: Who was responsible for the recognition of Aves (Bird) Rock Island as an island and not as a rock? I am researching and writing about how on the recognition of Aves [Bird] Rock Island as an island and not as a rock may well have cost CARICOM and OECS member states billions of US dollars. I believe there was no need to make such recognition and in doing so cede thousands of...

Letter: Venezuela has been well and truly fracked by the USA

March 5, 2015
Letter: Venezuela has been well and truly fracked by the USA Oil prices are down worldwide due to the Americans’ discovery and application of a process called fracking, and an oil pipeline from Canada. Fracking is the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside. Water, sand and...

Regional security a priority for CARICOM, says Barbados PM

March 4, 2015
Regional security a priority for CARICOM, says Barbados PM NASSAU, Bahamas (BGIS) -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states have pledged to do what is necessary to ensure that the region’s security is not compromised, but the details of those contemplated measures will remain “behind a veil of secrecy”, said Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.

CARICOM Creole-speaking stakeholders talk CSME in Dominica

March 4, 2015
CARICOM Creole-speaking stakeholders talk CSME in Dominica ROSEAU, Dominica – Creole-speaking Dominicans, as well as Haitians residing in that Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state, got their chance on Thursday February 27, 2015, to learn about the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and the five regimes that facilitate...

Commentary: CARICOM: We've got company! (with audio)

March 4, 2015
Commentary: CARICOM: We've got company! (with audio) Well, in case you didn't already know, the leaders of the CARICOM nation states held their 26th Inter-Sessional meeting here in Nassau, Bahamas, for two days starting on Thursday, February 26. The Bahamas chairs the CARICOM grouping, with Prime Minister Perry G. Christie as the chair.

Outgoing CARICOM chairman calls for response to threat to regional banks

March 2, 2015
Outgoing CARICOM chairman calls for response to threat to regional banks NASSAU, Bahamas -- Countries in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are marginalized in the international community, with no voice or vote in international financial institutions, and are coerced into adopting policies that harm regional economies while serving the interests of others.

Bahamas PM calls for CARICOM plan on Cuba-US ties

February 28, 2015
Bahamas PM calls for CARICOM plan on Cuba-US ties NASSAU, Bahamas -- In an address to representatives of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states on Thursday, Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie suggested that CARICOM take action to neutralize any adverse impact that could result from the United States’ decision to restore...

Agriculture in Caribbean vital to economic growth, sustainable development, says UN official

February 28, 2015
Agriculture in Caribbean vital to economic growth, sustainable development, says UN official NASSAU, Bahamas -- The head of the United Nations agriculture agency underlined yesterday the huge importance of agriculture and farming to countries of the Caribbean during an address to heads of government at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) summit in The Bahamas.

Mediation programme aims to reduce backlogs in CARICOM courts

February 28, 2015
Mediation programme aims to reduce backlogs in CARICOM courts BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) project is implementing its activities for increasing the use of mediation to assist courts in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries with reducing their case backlogs. The five-year, justice sector reform project...

Promising prospects for CARICOM customs harmonisation process

February 28, 2015
Promising prospects for CARICOM customs harmonisation process ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Representatives from Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states have, from 23 to 27 February, further developed the guidelines for improvements in customs procedures across the Caribbean region, ultimately aiming to boost the region’s competitiveness and its standing.

Commentary: The View from Europe: Three issues to measure CARICOM heads by

February 21, 2015
Commentary: The View from Europe: Three issues to measure CARICOM heads by When the prime minister of The Bahamas, Perry Christie, opens the 26th Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government intercessional meeting on February 26 in Nassau, one might be forgiven for wondering if this regional summit will be perceived any more positively than those in the recent past.

St Vincent teachers learn about CARICOM Single Market and Economy

February 17, 2015
St Vincent teachers learn about CARICOM Single Market and Economy KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Vincentian teachers sat in the learners’ seat on February 12 to receive an orientation in teaching methods that can help them to effectively integrate the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) into their learning plans. With a single market space now in effect...

Jamaican teachers learn about right to work, travel and do business in CARICOM

February 16, 2015
Jamaican teachers learn about right to work, travel and do business in CARICOM MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Teachers from more than 20 schools in western Jamaica will learn how to teach students about their right to work, travel and do business in 13 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries, in a special two day workshop starting on Monday in Montego Bay.

Guadeloupe seeks associate membership in CARICOM

February 14, 2015
Guadeloupe seeks associate membership in CARICOM GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque met on Wednesday with a delegation from Guadeloupe, which is one of five Caribbean territories that have applied for associate membership of CARICOM. The delegation from the Regional Council...

CARICOM-Canada project brings CSME to life in Antigua-Barbuda workplace

February 12, 2015
CARICOM-Canada project brings CSME to life in Antigua-Barbuda workplace ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda’s ministry of trade, industry and commerce hosted meetings last Friday, 6 February, as part of a series of public education outreach activities currently being held in Antigua. The outreach is led by regional consulting firm Deloitte & Touche.

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