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  • Barbados building CARIFESTA legacy

    CARIFESTA XIII promises to be to be a diverse festival with a lasting legacy. During a media update in his Sky Mall office on Monday, Minister with responsibility for Culture, Stephen Lashley highlighted several plans for the Festival. One notable feature referred to by the Minister was the Grand Market and Buyer’s Mall. He pointed out that since Barbados had…

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  • CARICOM SG congratulates The Bahamas on its 42nd Independence anniversary

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has extended congratulations to the Government and people of The Bahamas on the country’s 42nd Anniversary of Independence. In a message to Bahamian Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, the Secretary-General said CARICOM was pleased and honoured to count The Bahamas among its membership, noting that by its solid democracy, political stability and economic resilience even…

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  • Regional statistics strategy preparation gets nod from CARICOM Heads

    As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues to take steps to ensure that its decision-making is underpinned by quality data, Heads of Government last week endorsed the preparation of the Regional Strategy for the Development of Statistics (RSDS), one of the key aspects of the Action Plan for Statistics in the Caribbean. Improvements in the availability of statistics for evidence-based decision-making, sustainable development…

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  • CARICOM Heads renew commitment to tackle NCDs

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have given a renewed commitment to tackling non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in their countries. The matter was raised by  Prime Minister Mitchell during the closing press conference of the  38th CARICOM Summit, in Grand Anse, Grenada. In speaking to the issue, Prime Minister Mitchell  highlighted that it had been 10 years since the historic Port-of-Spain Declaration on NCDs. The…

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  • CARICOM Heads of Government sign Agreement establishing Energy Institution

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government on Thursday signed the Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The signing was done at the Thirty Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in St. George’s, Grenada.   The signing of the Agreement by ten countries – Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint…

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  • CARICOM observes its 44th anniversary

    CARICOM is one of the longest surviving integration movements among developing countries. The original Treaty of Chaguaramas was signed on 4 July 1973, in honour of the birthday of Norman Washington Manley, a leading advocate of the West Indies Federation and one of Jamaica’s national heroes. The Treaty and its Annex (setting out the details of the Common Market Arrangements)…

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  • Caribbean rolls out plans to reduce climate change hazards

    Climate change remains inextricably linked to the challenges of disaster risk reduction (DRR). And according to the head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Robert Glasser, the reduction of greenhouse gases is “the single most urgent global disaster risk treatment”. Glasser was addressing the Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the Americas. Held…

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  • Regional statisticians identify 113 core Indicators for SDGs

    Regional statisticians have listed an initial 113 core Indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The statisticians identified the core Indicators during a three-day meeting held in Dominica late last month at which a CARICOM Technical Working Group (TWG) on SDGs was established. The criteria for the CARICOM recommended core Indicators include linkages to the CARICOM Five-Year…

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  • Robert Bermudez confirmed as The UWI’s 6th Chancellor

    The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Bermudez has been appointed as its 6th Chancellor. The appointment came after members of the University Council accepted the recommendation of the Search Committee for the Chancellor at the Council’s annual business meeting, held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at The UWI Cave Hill Campus…

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  • CARICOM Secretariat conducts staff development sessions

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