December 11, 2019

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

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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 at the Harbour Club Hotel, Saint Lucia on 31st October and 1st November 2019 and will focus […]

Youth activists are key focus of Caribbean Violence Prevention Summit

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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, UNICEF, the Caribbean Development Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Commission, […]

Cayman Islands attends integrity and commission conference

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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, This fourth annual conference of the Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies […]

Hub and Spokes Programme provides critical trade support to Caribbean economies

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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 tangible impact on the ground. The workshop is being held at the Guyana Marriott Hotel […]

The Caribbean is at high risk

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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 change, according to a leading expert on the issue. With the region now entering hurricane […]

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

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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 principles for sustainable ocean development may be the answer, writes Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland Ours […]

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

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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 European Union, ACP Group Secretariat, Commonwealth Secretariat and Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. Through the […]

Caribbean-UK Forum produces tangible outcomes for region

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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) in grant-finance. The UK’s commitment to the region was renewed during the Ninth UK-Caribbean Ministerial […]

ECLAC side event at COP21 to advocate Caribbean debt relief

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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 of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP21). Hosted by the Economic Commission for Latin America […]

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

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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 Group (CMAG) that “credible elections” had brought to government a political party supported by the […]