November 14, 2018

Jamaican Prime Minister reveals personal ambition for 50% renewables by 2030 while installing solar PV on his public offices

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Caribbean Island Nation Joins Solar Head of State Coalition to Install Solar Panels on the Office of the Prime Minister in Effort to Combat Climate Change October 16, 2018 – Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness today revealed his ambitions for the country to reach 50% renewable energy by 2030, up from the official policy of […]

Barbados Opposition pleads with Jamaica

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BY GEORGE ALLEYNE From Jamaica “Hold strain,” is the plea of Barbados Opposition Leader Mia Mottley to Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, regarding news that Jamaica may soon leave the economic segment of CARICOM. The Jamaican government is now considering a recommendation, of a Commission led by former prime minister Bruce Golding, that the island […]

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 […]

3rd CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum opens in Jamaica

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The 3rd CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum opened in Montego Bay, Jamaica Wednesday (15) with calls for Caribbean countries to seize new opportunities offered by globalisation and improved access for the region to international markets. The mood of optimism about opportunities for Caribbean producers, many of whom attended the conference, was summed up by Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, […]