December 18, 2018

PM Harris meets with CARICOM’s Secretary-General ahead of assuming the Chairmanship of CARICOM and hosting 30th Inter-Sessional in St. Kitts

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PM HARRIS MEETS WITH CARICOM’S SECRETARY-GENERALAHEAD OF ASSUMING THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF CARICOMAND HOSTING 30TH INTER-SESSIONAL IN ST. KITTS December 17th, 2018 Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris met today, Monday, December 17th, 2018, with the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in the Office of the Prime Minister at Government Headquarters. Prime Minister Harris […]

1.5 critical reasons

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5 Reasons 1.5 remains critical for the Caribbean By Dizzanne Billy From Climate Tracker At COP24, we were not surprised to see contention arising between grown delegates over the use of miniscule words. It happened last year, this year, and it is with high confidence that we declare it will happen at COP25, whether it […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The Caribbean – Confronting its demons

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now Had the meeting of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) been the only event affecting the Caribbean in the first week of December, it would have been a week to celebrate. But, it was also a week when global emissions of […]

Police vs. citizen confrontations – are we aware these are escalating?

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By Youri A Kemp From Caribbean News Now Since sitting shotgun in Caribbean News Now for nearly a year now after years of hitching a ride in the news and commentary section, I have had a chance to take a look across the board and familiarise myself with issues around the Caribbean and Central American […]

CCJ president slams hold-outs

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BY GEORGE ALLEYNE From Caribbean Life A former Caribbean prime minister had in May declared his intention to withdraw his island from the region’s lone judicial organisation, Caribbean Court of Justice, now five months later the CCJ President Justice Adrian Saunders described such thoughts as ‘a painful embarrassment.’ Saunders’ comment was not directed specifically at […]

Trinidad: PM dismisses criticism over CARICOM aid offer

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By CMC From St Lucia Online (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley Wednesday criticised persons whom he said had been spreading rumours that his administration had turned down offers from Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries in the aftermath of the flood situation caused by torrential rains over the past few days. “What is wrong with […]

The Caribbean reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

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By Kenton X. Chance From CARICOM BRIDGETOWN, (InterPressService) – If there is one lesson that Dominican Reginald Austrie has learnt from the devastation Hurricane Maria brought to his country last September, it is the need for “resilience, resilience, resilience”. And it is not just because he is his country’s minister of agriculture. When the category 5 hurricane […]

CARPHA/CRS and The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States/Pharmaceutical Procurement Service Form Partnership

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Monday, October 15, 2018 — The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States/Pharmaceutical Procurement Service (OECS/PPS) is announcing a new partnership with the Caribbean Public Health Agency/ Caribbean Regulatory System (CARPHA/CRS) that will require all anti-retroviral (ARVs) medicines to receive approval by the CRS in order to participate in the upcoming OECS/PPS ARV tender in June of 2019. […]

Make ‘Caribbean global tourism centre’

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By Marlon Madden From Barbados Today PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – Barbados and other Caribbean tourist destinations are being challenged to transform the region into a global centre for tourism excellence that drives innovation in the industry. Bahamas Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has urged regional officials to explore “ground-breaking” ways to improve the tourism product, […]

The View From Europe: Only outcomes that improve lives will demonstrate that CSME matters

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By David Jessop From Caribbean News Now Most in the political class say that what drives them to seek high office is a desire for change in ways that will improve lives. However, in power too many become remote, caught in the web woven by bureaucrats, foreign powers or their colleagues, allow themselves to be […]