September 24, 2020

CARICOM concerned over Guyana’s failure to approve anti-money laundering legislation

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From Caribbean360 OAS Secretary General, José Miguel Insulza, has called for the “timely approval” the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act (AML/CFT) in the Guyana Parliament. GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thursday February 13, 2014, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Tuesday said it was “deeply concerned” at the failure of Guyana to approve […]

Grenada celebrates 40th anniversary of political independence

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From Caribbean360 Grenada was the first English-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to have a change of government by the bullet rather than the ballot. ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Friday February 7, 2014, CMC – Grenada is celebrating its 40th anniversary of political independence from Britain on Friday with the traditional military parade and Prime Minister Dr. […]

Haiti, Dominican Republic report progress following talks on Haitian migrant issue

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From Caribbean360 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti,  CMC – The Dominican Republic will present new legislation to Parliament on February 27 to address the Constitutional court ruling that denies citizenship to children of Haitian migrants in the Spanish-speaking country. A joint statement issued at the end of the latest round of talks Monday between Dominican Republic and Haitian […]

Caribbean to benefit from IICA-Mexico funded project

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From Caribbean360 IICA said that the programme, in which 10 people from each CARICOM country will take part, will focus on the areas of protected agriculture, small ruminants (sheep and goats), agrotourism, technological innovation, horticulture, and water management. SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, CMC – Producers and technical officers from 14 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries participate […]

Caribbean walks the talk on clean energy policy

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From Caribbean360 Barbados, for instance, which spends an estimated 400 million dollars annually on fossil fuel imports, has announced plans for a wind, gas and solar energy programme that requires almost one billion dollars in investments. Desmond Brown BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, IPS – Despite having an abundance of wind and sunshine, Caribbean countries have found that […]

Caribbean Green Tech Incubator launched

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From Caribbean Climate The Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre (CCIC) was launched today (Monday, January 27, 2014) at the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) in Trinidad and Tobago. The World Bank/infoDev initiative, which is being administered by the Jamaica-based Scientific Research Council and Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI), will function as an incubator […]

Canada-CARICOM trade talks shrouded in doubt

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In their present economic circumstances, CARICOM countries need a continuing and structured relationship with Canada that governs trade and investment says Sir Ronald Sanders. By Sir Ronald Sanders BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday January 30, 2014 – Negotiations on a trade agreement between Canada and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have limped along for over five years.  Unless […]

5 Facts: The Caribbean Court of Justice

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By diGJamaica The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has been in the news quite often over the last year, especially in light of the highly-publicised, contentious Shanique Myrie case. On October 4 last year, the case concluded with the court ruling that Myrie should be awarded a total of Bds$75,000 or $3.6m Jamaican dollars. However, […]

Grenada has no interest in legalizing marijuana

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From Caribbean360 ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Friday January 24, 2014, CMC – Grenada has thrown cold water on plans to decriminalise marijuana insisting that the cultivation and use of the drug on the island were illegal. “Government’s position on this issue is very clear. The cultivation and use of marijuana in Grenada is illegal, and therefore, […]

Dominica union warns it will take ‘action’ over LIME’s decision to retrench workers

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From Caribbean360 DPSU general secretary Thomas Letang said negotiations with the telecommunications company over plans to retrench workers had broken down. He said the company was seeking to outsource its services. ROSEAU, Dominica, Wednesday January 8, 2014, CMC – The Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) Wednesday warned it was prepared to “do something about the […]