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How will digital economy affect E-commerce and trade in the OECS ?

Saturday, October 26, 2019 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat, will host a workshop for officials of OECS Member States on the trade-related aspects of electronic commerce (e-commerce). The workshop will take place…

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Youth activists are key focus of Caribbean Violence Prevention Summit

Monday, January 14, 2019 — To combat youth crime and violence in the Caribbean, a region that has the highest rate of victimization by homicide, assault, and threat in the world, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the CARICOM Secretariat,…

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Cayman Islands attends integrity and commission conference

Cayman Islands representatives joined country leaders from across the Caribbean at a Commonwealth integrity and anti-corruption conference that opened Monday afternoon (June 4, 2018) in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. According to a press release from the Seventh Day Adventist Church,…

Hub and Spokes Programme provides critical trade support to Caribbean economies

By the CARICOM Secretariat From St kitts & Nevis Observer GREATER GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Caribbean development partners and beneficiaries of the Hub and Spokes Programme, an aid-for-trade initiative, began a regional planning workshop April 23–25 with appreciation of the programmes…

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The Caribbean is at high risk

By Vic Motune From The Voice UK Climate change expert warns the region – and its people – face significant threat THE ENTIRE Caribbean way of life is under threat if the region does not get to grips with climate…

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Op-Ed: A new accord to conserve and sustainably use the seas

By Patricia Scotland – Commonwealth Secretary-General LONDON, Jun 21 2017 – The United Nations Ocean Conference underlined the need for an integrated approach to the blue economy, one which supports jobs and livelihoods while conserving the environment. A new Blue Charter of…

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New phase for Hub and Spokes trade initiative which aids Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

22 May 2017 – An innovative trade initiative which is expanding opportunities for business, employment and prosperity in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will be extended to February 2019. The Hub and Spokes programme is a joint initiative of the…

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Caribbean-UK Forum produces tangible outcomes for region

From DailyHerald GRAND BAHAMA, Bahamas–The UK has reaffirmed its continued commitment to the sustainable development of the Caribbean region, pledging to increase development support over the next four years to the tune of 360 million pounds sterling (US $521 million)…

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ECLAC side event at COP21 to advocate Caribbean debt relief

The possibilities for integrating the twin imperatives of pursuing climate resilience and debt reduction with a proposal for debt for climate adaptation swaps, will be considered at a side event to be held during the 21st session of the Conference…

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Fiji: The end of military rule and the Commonwealth’s role

By Sir Ronald Sanders The value of the Commonwealth of Nations was again evident recently as its perseverance paid off in Fiji. After eight years, Fiji returned to Commonwealth membership last week following the decision by the Commonwealth Ministerial Action…