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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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  • CARPHA and Guyana launch novel public-private partnership programme to boost tourism and health

    Tourism growth and sustainability in the Caribbean face serious health, safety and environmental (HSE) threats. These include disease outbreaks and deficiencies in food safety and environmental sanitation.  This contributes to reduced tourism arrivals which in turn impacts those whose livelihoods depend on the sector, and possibly lead to adverse economic and social burdens. Recognising the critical need for public-private cross…

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  • Region cannot sit on sidelines of digital era, CARICOM ASG warns

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Assistant Secretary-General Trade and Economic Integration, Mr Joseph Cox, has warned the Community not to sit on the sidelines of the digital era. “There is almost no option to sit on the sidelines in this new digital era.  Whatever is happening in the developed world will also happen in the developing world.  Our tourists for the most part…

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  • CARICOM extends sympathy to families of victims of recent terror attacks

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended its sympathy to the families of persons killed in recent brutal attacks in Sweden and Egypt, stating that incidents such as these served to strengthen the resolve of the international community to defeat terrorism in all its forms. The attack in Stockholm, Sweden on 7 April in which a lorry was ploughed into pedestrians, claimed the…

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  • Suriname’s Federation of Visual Artists call on CARICOM SG

    Members of the Federation of Visual Artists (FVAs) in Suriname paid a courtesy call on Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque, on 21 April at the Georgetown-based Community headquarters. The  FVAs were wrapping up a three day Suriname Art Expo, held at the Umana Yana  part of an exchange programme, between Suriname and Guyana. Members of Suriname's Federation…

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  • More than 50% of electricity demand to be supplied by Renewables

    The Government is projecting that within two years, more than half of Jamaica’s electricity demand, totalling nearly 700 megawatts will be generated from renewable  sources. According to Finance and Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, this is based on the Government’s “aggressive” approach to fuel diversification resulting in over 200 megawatts  of renewable energy already being supplied to the national…

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