News from CARICOM:
Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
October 30, 2014
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.
October 29, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The steering committees of the CARICOM Single Market Economy (CSME) and CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) standby facilities will consider a combined eight project proposals for funding when they meet at the Caribbean Development Bank.
October 22, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- The 19th Special Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) held in Washington DC, 27-28 September, has endorsed an initiative that the Caribbean Med Labs Foundation (CMLF) is facilitating under its CARICOM-PANCAP Global Fund Programme.
October 21, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Chairman of the Caribbean Community, (CARICOM) and prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, has expressed “profound disappointment over the current state of affairs of West Indian cricket.” In a statement on Monday, Browne said the abrupt termination...
October 20, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Leader of the Jamaat-Al-Muslimeen group in Trinidad and Tobago, Yasin Abu Bakr, who staged a violent, unsuccessful coup attempt in 1990, sat immediately beneath a sign at his Mucarapo Secondary School that read: “Islam is the way” when he told the media...
October 18, 2014
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CRFM) -- The Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), comprised of ministers responsible for agriculture from across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), has confirmed the Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy as a final policy document.
October 17, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Turkey will continue to strengthen their relations with the accreditation of Ambassador Sulé Oztunç, as new plenipotentiary representative of Turkey to the Community. In accepting her credentials on Tuesday...
October 16, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- P.J. Patterson, former prime minister of Jamaica, in a rousing address to the opening ceremony of the second regional conference on reparations in Antigua on Sunday night, gave the charge and entrusted the continuity of the pursuit of reparations for native genocide and slavery...
October 7, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and India on Friday affirmed the importance they attached to diplomatic cooperation as a new Indian envoy was accredited to CARICOM. During a short ceremony at the Secretariat, in which high commissioner of India to 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.