Agriculture

  • Photo of Saint Lucia approves incentives for 20 new tourism projects – CARICOM Business

    Saint Lucia approves incentives for 20 new tourism projects – CARICOM Business

    The St. Lucia government says it is anticipating investment in the tourism industry to surpass EC$320 million as a result of negotiations with various investors during the first 8 months of this year. “Investors are showing a high level of confidence and interest in St Lucia’s economic prospects. This is evident by the level of tourism investments which have been…

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  • Photo of Barbados Gov’t caps fuel prices – CARICOM Business

    Barbados Gov’t caps fuel prices – CARICOM Business

    Effective August 19, consumers in Barbados will be paying less for gasoline and diesel as Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that the price of fuel at the pump will be capped for the next five months. Gasoline will cost BDS$4.48 (US$2.24) per litre, while diesel will be BDS$4.03 (US$2.01) until January 31, 2023. Mottley also said that the cap on…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Chairman of CARICOM, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Remarks by Chairman of CARICOM, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago:The Honourable Doctor Keith Rowley,Prime Minister of Barbados:The Honourable Mia Amor Mottley,President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana: His Excellency Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Secretary General of the CARICOM Secretariat:Doctor Carla Barnett,Other Dignitaries,Members of the press,Ladies and Gentleman, Good day to you all! I am pleased, to join you, at this Agri-Investment Forum and Expo II…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Your Excellency Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of the Republic of Suriname and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Other Heads of Government; Honourable Ministers; Head of Regional Institutions; International Development Partners; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Young People of the Region;…

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  • Photo of 25% by 2025 Reduction in the Regional Food Bill

    25% by 2025 Reduction in the Regional Food Bill

    Heads of Government of CARICOM have committed to reducing the Region’s large food import bill by 25% by 2025. The implementation of the CARICOM Agri-Food Systems Strategy in the Member States, is expected to help achieve this target, by giving special attention to priority crops and products such as poultry, corn, soya, meat (Goat, Sheep, Beef), rice and niche vegetables…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, United Nations Recommit To Achieving SDGs In The Region

    CARICOM, United Nations Recommit To Achieving SDGs In The Region

    (Joint Press Release by CARICOM Secretariat and the United Nations Caribbean) On Tuesday, 12 July 2022, Her Excellency Dr. Carla Barnett, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) received Mr. Roberto Valent, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Development Coordination Office (DCO) of the United Nations. The CARICOM Secretary-General and UN Regional Director talked about their respective organisations’ work on…

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  • Photo of Momentum accelerating towards fulfilling Region’s agriculture potential and food security

    Momentum accelerating towards fulfilling Region’s agriculture potential and food security

    Raymond is passionate about farming. He is not one to simply plant a seed and expect it to grow, but he gets literally to the root of the science behind its growth. I met the young farmer and his family at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre in Georgetown, Guyana, during the CARICOM Agri Investment Forum and Exposition that Guyana and…

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  • Photo of Outcome Statement of the Agri-Investment Forum Held in Guyana from 19 to 21 May, 2022 At the Agri-Investment Forum and Expo

    Outcome Statement of the Agri-Investment Forum Held in Guyana from 19 to 21 May, 2022 At the Agri-Investment Forum and Expo

    A group of CARICOM Heads of Government met in Georgetown, Guyana on May 19 and 20, 2022 on the occasion of the “Agri-Investment Forum and Expo: Investing in Vision 25 by 2025”, organised by the Government of Guyana and the CARICOM Secretariat. The Group took the opportunity of the important and timely Forum to discuss the current grave global situation…

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  • Photo of Invest in agriculture, remove trade barriers, improve transportation – Takeaways From CARICOM Agri Investment Forum Opening

    Invest in agriculture, remove trade barriers, improve transportation – Takeaways From CARICOM Agri Investment Forum Opening

    Boosting agriculture production; the need for financial injection in the sector; the removal of trade barriers; and the necessity for reliable, intra-regional transportation came into sharp focus as the CARICOM Agri Investment Forum and Exposition got underway Thursday. Those matters were the common thread of the remarks of the nine featured speakers at the opening ceremony held at the National…

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  • Photo of Inaugural CARICOM Agri Investment Forum and Expo opens 19 May

    Inaugural CARICOM Agri Investment Forum and Expo opens 19 May

    The CARICOM Agri-Investment Forum and Expo will formally open in Georgetown, Guyana on Thursday, 19 May 2022. President of Guyana, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, who holds responsibility for agriculture in the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet will open the three-day event at the National Cultural Centre at 10am. Seven other Heads of Government of CARICOM will attend the Forum and will deliver…

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