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  • Photo of CARIFESTA XIII – An opportunity for Regional economic progress

    CARIFESTA XIII – An opportunity for Regional economic progress

    Asserting our future, celebrating ourselves is the theme for the thirteenth  Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIII), which  takes place in Barbados on August 17-27, 2017. CARIFESTA has been the Caribbean Community’s premier art and culture festival since 1972. This roving event attracts artists and culture professionals from over 30 countries in the Region and has been held 12 times…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Export brings regional designers to CARIFESTA XIII

    Caribbean Export brings regional designers to CARIFESTA XIII

    At this year’s CARIFESTA XIII hosted in Barbados, the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) will be facilitating the participation of designers and artisans from across CARIFORUM within their Design Caribbean and Caribbean Essence export promotion platforms.   The assistance, in the tune of 50 000 euros is funded by the European Union (EU) via the 11th EDF Regional Private Sector…

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  • Photo of Private Sector capacity building and consultation: CARICOM strategy for regional implementation of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA)

    Private Sector capacity building and consultation: CARICOM strategy for regional implementation of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA)

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has convened a Private Sector Consultation and capacity building workshop on the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA) and the CARICOM Strategy for Regional Implementation.      The Meeting, intended for national Business Development Organisations from CARICOM WTO Members, takes place in Kingston, Jamaica, 19-20 April, 2017,   with the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat/European Union…

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  • Photo of Policy-makers discuss way forward for Region’s sugar industry

    Policy-makers discuss way forward for Region’s sugar industry

    The ability of sugar industry in the Region to survive after the removal of production quotas in the European Union (EU) on September 30, 2017, will depend on improved competitiveness and pragmatic diversification options, according to a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat official.The end of EU’s quota management for sugar is expected to lead to a fall in prices towards the international sugar price and…

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  • Photo of Private sector development in Caribbean pivotal – Barbados PM

    Private sector development in Caribbean pivotal – Barbados PM

    Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon. Freundel Stuart, on Wednesday stressed that private sector development in the Caribbean remained pivotal and suggested that exporters must continue to be empowered to penetrate global markets. According to him, enabling and strengthening the private sector was the most effective way of ensuring continued economic growth in this Region. He urged the regional private…

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  • Photo of Sugar Association of the Caribbean convenes: Industry Leaders to  look at future of Sugar with end to EU Market Looming

    Sugar Association of the Caribbean convenes: Industry Leaders to look at future of Sugar with end to EU Market Looming

    JOINT PRESS RELEASE BY SUGAR ASSOCIATION OF THE CARIBBEAN AND THE CARIBBEAN COUNCIL For immediate release 20th March 2017 – 12 noon   (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The EU's quota management for sugar will end on 30 September 2017 and is expected to lead to a fall in prices towards the international sugar price and a…

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  • TRINIDAD-LABOUR-Port workers embark upon industrial action

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Port workers have downed tools as management and trade union officials were meeting on Tuesday in an effort to end the industrial action that has affected operations at the Port of Port of Spain. The workers, some of whom have stayed away from the port, have erected red flags on the main road leading…

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  • GRENADA-POLITICS-Grenada tells UN of moves to empower vulnerable members of society

    UNITED NATIONS, CMC – The Grenada government Tuesday said it is determined to adopt policies to ensure the empowerment of the vulnerable members of its population. “Grenada's commitment is only limited by its resources. And in that regard, the support of our international partners will be crucial for us to achieve the stated goals,” Social Services Minister Delma Thomas told …

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  • GUYANA-POLITICS-President reiterates need for opposition to ensure passage of anti-money laundering bill

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – President Donald Ramotar has reiterated the need for the opposition parties to support the anti-money laundering legislation which he said is part of the international initiative to deal with terrorism and money laundering. The opposition parties – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change (AFC) – control 33 of the 65-seats in…

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  • TRINIDAD-POLITICS-PM receives 1990 attempted coup report

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government has received a copy of the report of the Commission of Inquiry that probed the events that led to the 1990 attempt by a group of Muslims to overthrow the government of prime minister ANR Robinson. A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister, said that the report…

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