Trade

  • Photo of CARICOM, CAC sign Cooperation Agreement to Strengthen Agriculture, Regional Trade

    CARICOM, CAC sign Cooperation Agreement to Strengthen Agriculture, Regional Trade

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Central American Agricultural Council (CAC) have signed a cooperation agreement to improve agricultural development and strengthening agriculture trade ties between CARICOM and the Central American Integration System (SICA). Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, and Lucrecia Rodríguez Peñalba, Executive Secretary of CAC , SICA’s agricultural body, signed the agreement on 19 March 2024 at the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Brazil pledge to Deepen Cooperation

    CARICOM and Brazil pledge to Deepen Cooperation

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater, Georgetown, Guyana) – CARICOM and Brazil have pledged to deepen cooperation as they see immense potential for enhancing mutually beneficial relations. In this regard, they committed to hosting the first meeting of the CARICOM-Brazil Joint Commission in 2024 to rationalise the modalities for deeper collaboration. The benefits of enhanced CARICOM-Brazil relations were underscored at the recent…

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  • Photo of Keynote Address by CARICOM Secretary-General at ‘CARICOM at Fifty’ Symposium

    Keynote Address by CARICOM Secretary-General at ‘CARICOM at Fifty’ Symposium

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, delivered the keynote address Friday morning (14 April 2023) at the opening ceremony of a symposium to mark the 50th anniversary of the Caribbean Community being observed this year. The virtual symposium, titled ‘CARICOM at the Crossroads: Rising to the Challenge of a New Era’, was organised by the CARICOM Secretariat in collaboration with the…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening 55th Meeting of COTED, 28 November 2022

    Remarks by Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening 55th Meeting of COTED, 28 November 2022

    Honourable, Alva Baptiste, Minister of External Affairs International Trade, Civil Aviation and Diaspora Affairs of Saint Lucia and Chair of Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED); Other Honourable Ministers and Heads of Delegations; Representatives of Regional Institutions; Distinguished Delegates; Ladies and Gentlemen. It is my pleasure to say a few words of welcome to this Fifty-Fifth Regular Meeting of…

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  • Photo of Second Distinguished Owen Arthur Memorial Lecture by CARICOM Secretary-General

    Second Distinguished Owen Arthur Memorial Lecture by CARICOM Secretary-General

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett on Monday 5 September delivered the Second Distinguished Owen Arthur Memorial Lecture in Bridgetown, Barbados. The lecture was delivered under the theme ‘The Future of CARICOM; Charting a Vision for the Region’s Economic Advancement’. It was organised by the the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Shridath Ramphal Centre, and the Caribbean Development…

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  • 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 Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General at Opening, First AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum, Barbados, 1 September 2022

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General at Opening, First AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum, Barbados, 1 September 2022

    The First CARICOM-Africa Summit held on 7 September 2021, opened a new chapter in the deep-rooted and strong relations between CARICOM and Africa.  It set in motion various initiatives to further deepen and strengthen relations between the African continent and the Community.  In particular, the Leaders underscored the need to foster increased trade, investment, air travel, and maritime shipping links,…

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  • Photo of Antigua registers 7% increase in tourist arrivals in July – CARICOM Business

    Antigua registers 7% increase in tourist arrivals in July – CARICOM Business

    Antigua and Barbuda has reported a 7% increase in tourist arrivals in July as the country continues to record a “steady rebound” in visitor arrivals in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that had forced the closure of borders. The Ministry of Tourism said during July, Antigua and Barbuda welcomed 24,673 visitors, an increase of 23,405 from the corresponding…

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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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