September 19, 2018

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 […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The CCJ – A court for the people

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now Throughout the 185-year history of the Judicial Committee of the British Privy Council, it has never provided access for people of little means except for a few persons on death row who got free legal service from British lawyers. This stands in stark contrast to the Caribbean […]

St. Vincent PM wants Japan to have strategic dev’t plans for Caribbean

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From iWitness News KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (CMC) – St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Ralph Gonsalves Monday called on Japan to establish a strategic relationship with the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping. “I want to see Japan not just as having an ordinary relationship with CARICOM. I want them to see it is in […]

Caribbean islands rev up for electric car revolution

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By Sophie Hares Thomson Reuters Foundation From The Christian Science Monitor Given the high costs of imported fuel for energy, several Caribbean islands are considering increasing the number of electric vehicles on their roads. But they face several barriers, including high initial costs and stiff import tariffs on vehicles. BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS With her foot down […]

Seafreight founder presents grant to maritime foundation

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From Caribbean Life The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF) received a contribution of USD150,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Roland Malins-Smith. Mr. Malins-Smith is founder of Seafreight Line Ltd. which was acquired by Crowley in 2015. Malins-Smith, born in Grenada, started his career in 1970 doing research into shipping and transportation issues for the then Caribbean […]

19 Caribbean countries could legalize marijuana in the near future

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By Joseph Misulonas From Civilized. Life After Canada officially legalized recreational marijuana, people have wondered where cannabis might become fully legal next. Well it turns out it’s right here in North America. Members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), an organization that contains Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados and other countries in the Caribbean, announced that they will […]

Communiqué issued at the conclusion of the Thirty-ninth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community

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The Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Montego Bay, Jamaica, 4-6 July, 2018. The Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, chaired the proceedings. Other Members of the Conference in attendance were: Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable Gaston Browne; […]

Cayman Islands Premier, CARICOM Heads of Government to discuss UK, constitution matters in Jamaica

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, along with Hon. Attorney General Samuel Bulgin, travels Wednesday, 4 July, 2018, to Montego Bay, Jamaica, to attend the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to discuss, among other issues, the constitutional relationship of the Overseas Territories […]

The View From Europe: Time for honesty about the future of the CSME

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By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate In the coming days, CARICOM Heads of Government will meet in Montego Bay. There they will hold a special session on the future of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME). They will also consider the recommendations contained in the Golding report, which was published earlier this year. As […]

Cayman Islands Premier’s Statement in LA re CARICOM

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Statement on 39th regular meeting of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Mr. Speaker, I rise to inform you and members of this Honourable House that I, along with the Honourable Attorney General, will attend the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government […]