December 14, 2017

CARICOM-Cuba Summit agrees to stronger development, trade and economic cooperation

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From CARICOM Stronger cooperation in disaster risk management and in climate change adaptation and mitigation is among the major decisions of the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Summit, held in Antigua and Barbuda on Friday 8 December 2017. Strengthening ties on this very topical and critical issue for both sides was underlined by the signing of an MOU […]

Cuban president arrives in Antigua and Barbuda for CARICOM-Cuba summit

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From Caribbean News Now ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Cuban President Raul Castro arrived on Thursday morning in Antigua and Barbuda on an official visit to attend the sixth Cuba-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit. The Cuban leader was received at the V.C. Bird International Airport by the prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne. Friday’s CARICOM-Cuba […]

The View From Europe: reshaping inter-regional trade and investment

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BY DAVID JESSOP From Barbados Advocate For decades, the Caribbean has been fixated on the need to export to, and import from its traditional markets in North America and Europe. It has also sought to encourage visitor arrivals from the same nations, and to buy from them billions of Dollars in foodstuffs. The consequence is […]

OECS and CARICOM to hold joint session in support of OECS Competition Authority

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On November 24, 2017 the Commissioners of the CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) will convene a meeting at the Coco Resort in St. Lucia. On the Agenda is a joint session with the OECS Commission to support the establishment of an OECS Competition Authority. Article 170(2) of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC) requires every Member […]

Leaders, officials in New York for hurricane pledging conference

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By Bert Wilkinson |From Amsterdam News Caribbean leaders and officials were in New York this week for a major international pledging conference aimed at raising more than $3 billion to help rebuild several islands nations that were pulverized by back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes this season the 15-nation bloc said Monday. The leaders of Dominica, St. […]

CARICOM leaders urged to place crime on agenda

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From Caribbean National Weekly The Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs in Barbados – Adriel Brathwaite has urged Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders to place crime, as well as disaster management, on their agenda for the next meeting of heads of government due at the end of February 2016. Crime rising in Barbados In an […]

Cayman Islands are counting on a successful stats conference

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Some 50 statisticians representing 21 countries and international organisations are this week attending three different meetings in the Cayman Islands for the first time. Held at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, the conference is comprised of the 42nd Meeting of the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (23-25 October), the 27th Regional Census Coordinating Committee […]

CARICOM Project Director, Dr Harrison speaks at Cayman Islands Statistics Meeting

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Opening remarks by Dr. Philomen Harrison at the FORTY-SECOND Meeting of the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (42nd SCCS) (23-25 October 2017) Twenty-Seventh Meeting of the Regional Census Coordinating Committee (27th RCCC) (26 October 2017) and Tenth Regional Statistical Seminar (27 October 2017) CAYMAN ISLANDS Theme: IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE-ADVANCING THE ACTION PLAN FOR […]

CARICOM-UN will raise funds to help rebuild hurricane-hit Caribbean nations

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From teleSUR With limited resources and lack of funding, many hurricane-torn regions in the Caribbean are finding it hard to recoup. The Caribbean Community, Caricom along with the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, will host a conference to assist the hurricane-torn Caribbean nations to help them become more “resilient” in future climate-related calamities. The conference […]

Caribbean Diaspora in NY to host “Day of Giving” in support of Hurricane Affected Islands

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From South Florida Caribbean News New York – Saturday, October 7th has been designated “Caribbean Day of Giving”. On that day, the Caribbean Diaspora and friends of the Caribbean will be taking action in the form of a radiothon to support Caribbean countries affected by the recent hurricanes Irma and Maria. Caribbean Day of Giving […]