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  • Consultations get underway on comprehensive review of CET, Rules of Origin

    he Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat will next week begin consulting with regional stakeholders as it moves to undertake a comprehensive review of the Community’s main trade instruments – the Common External Tariff (CET) and the Rules of Origin. The consultation will be held at the CARICOM Secretariat on 25 July, 2017, beginning at 9 am. It targets regional organisations that are interested…

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  • Haiti has chance to solidify stability before UN mission’s drawdown, Security Council told

    UNITED NATIONS 18 July 2017 – With three months left before the current United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti transitions to a smaller one, a UN envoy stressed today that the Caribbean country faces the “window of opportunity” to solidify stability, following recent elections. “Haiti has remained on the path of stabilisation and democratic consolidation,” the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Sandra…

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  • CARICOM open for business – Grenada Minister tells Expo Astana

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States are among exhibitors in the Republic of Kazakhstan participating in Expo Astana from 10 June-10 September, 2017. The theme of the Exposition is ‘Future Energy’. The Caribbean Plaza comprises CARICOM Member States in a Joint Pavilion. In keeping with the theme of the Exposition, ‘Future Energy’,  those Member States, with a common voice, will showcase to visitors the characteristics of…

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  • CARICOM Secretary-General engages Association of Caribbean Banks

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  • Antigua and Barbuda plays role in release of Venezuela opposition leader

    Statement by Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda on the news of the release from prison in Venezuela of Leopoldo Lopez I welcome the news of the release of Leopoldo Lopez from prison in Venezuela. His release should be regarded as a confidence building measure between the Government and opposition political parties in Venezuela in efforts to reinvigorate…

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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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