Transportation

  • 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 Regional officials meet on operationalisation of ferry service

    Regional officials meet on operationalisation of ferry service

    (CMC) Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Barbados are on the cusp of the formation of a company to drive the process for the introduction of a regional ferry service. Discussions hosted by Works and Transport Minister, Trinidad and Tobago, Rohan Sinanan on the operationalisation of the service were held on Thursday. The company will comprise directors from each of the…

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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 Heads seeking collaborative approach on regional transportation

    Heads seeking collaborative approach on regional transportation

    CARICOM Heads of Government will explore working with companies servicing the Caribbean to find a solution to the current transportation woes facing the Community. “We’re looking at what kind of construct we can bring into play, recognising that there are existing companies that are servicing our islands, and how we can work with those existing entities to seek to alleviate…

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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 TT Central Bank authorises first company to issue e-money – CARICOM Business

    TT Central Bank authorises first company to issue e-money – CARICOM Business

    The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago has issued a provisional registration to PayWise Limited as an electronic money (e-money) issuer. The provisional registration authorises PayWise to issue e-money in Trinidad and Tobago from September 1, 2022, becoming the first entity, apart from banks and non-bank financial institutions, so authorised. PayWise will also be allowed to enlist new customers. PayWise…

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  • Photo of LIAT looks to minimum revenue guarantees for viability – CARICOM Business

    LIAT looks to minimum revenue guarantees for viability – CARICOM Business

    The Antigua and Barbuda government says every territory to which the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, flies to will be asked to purchase shares in the new company as efforts continue to revitalise the embattled airline. In a statement, the Government noted that “in the proposed new LIAT, thesalaries, wages and other emoluments will take up a smaller part of its…

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  • Photo of SG calls for distinct CARICOM representation on ICAO

    SG calls for distinct CARICOM representation on ICAO

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday called for a distinct CARICOM voice among the 36 seats on the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s Council. Delivering remarks at the opening of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Air Transport Conference at the Guyana Conference Centre on 21 November 2018, the Secretary-General said CARICOM Member States, which are Members of ICAO represent…

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