September 16, 2019

Exports of essential oils from the Caribbean to Europe are increasing due to the boom in natural cosmetics

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Natural cosmetics are growing at an annual rate of 8-10% in the EU, increasing demand for natural ingredients like essential oils 50% of British consumers favour cosmetics made from natural ingredients, the highest figure in Europe In the past year, exports of essential oils from CARICOM to the EU have grown by 33% Caribbean companies […]

CARICOM considers imposing travel fee

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By Azad Ali From Caribbean Life CARICOM is considering attaching a fee to the airline and cruise ship tickets of tourists to help fund regional security institutions. Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley made this disclosure during a press conference at the VIP Lounge at Piarco International Airport after his return from the […]

PM Harris congratulates Constables Griffin and Mickle for representing St. Kitts-Nevis and its police force very well at CARICOM meeting

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July 5th, 2019St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris took time out of his hectic schedule in Saint Lucia today, Friday, July 5th, 2019, to heartily congratulate Constable 515 Justin Griffin and Constable 732 Rudwell Mickle for representing the Federation – and its Police Force – […]

Jamaicans.com: Top 7 Jamaican & Caribbean news stories you missed the week ending July 5th, 2019

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From Jamaicans.com POPULATION OF JAMAICA GETTING OLDERJamaica had a second consecutive year of negative population growth in 2018, according to the Planning Institute’s Economic and Social Survey of Jamaica (ESSJ). The population was measured an estimated 2.7 million people in 2018. This number was attributed to the fact of a trade-off of 33,100 births and 18.900 deaths […]

Prime Minister Harris’ remarks as Outgoing Chairman of CARICOM, July 3rd, 2019

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REMARKS BY THE OUTGOING CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM), DR. THE HON. TIMOTHY HARRIS AT THE OPENING OF THE FORTIETH REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY Saint Lucia3 JULY 2019 Sir Emmanuel Neville Cenac, Governor General of Saint Lucia;  Honourable Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the […]

CARICOM passport superior to American

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By George Alleyne From Caribbean Life A recent Caribbean Court of Justice ruling has re-enforced the fact that a passport issued by any of the 15 member states of CARICOM is considered superior to that of the US as a travel document within this region. This unusual state of affairs in which passports of tiny […]

Chairman Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris reaffirms CARICOM’s commitment to bringing a peaceful resolution to Venezuela’s political crisis

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“CARICOM has been working earnestly to promote meaningful dialogue and diplomacy, as well as a four-phased process called the Montevideo Mechanism whose aim is an inclusive and lasting solution,” Chairman Harris said.  Prime Minister Harris and members of his high-level CARICOM delegation are pictured above during their visit to Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo in early February.  Chairman of […]

CARICOM leaders to meet in Trinidad next week

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders will meet in Trinidad and Tobago early next month to discuss security issues within the 15-member regional integration movement. Antigua, Haiti, Jamaica and Suriname will be not be represented by their leaders. Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, who is […]

GCF Caribbean Private Sector Engagement Workshop

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CARICOM countries highlight medium, small and microenterprises (MSMEs) as key pathways for driving climate action in the Caribbean Port of Spain, April 8, 2019 – Medium, small and microenterprises (MSMEs) comprise the majority of businesses in the region and must be recognised as key pathways towards achieving climate resilient, inclusive and environmentally sustainable economies in the […]

CARICOM body warns sale of Scotiabank could have anti-competitive effect

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CMC From Nation News PARAMARIBO –The Suriname-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Competition Commission (CCC) says the intended sale of Scotiabank’s assets in nine Caribbean countries could have anti-competitive effects in at least three CARICOM member states. “The Commission remains cognisant of the provisions of Article 175 of the RTC (Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas), and at this […]