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  • Photo of Second Distinguished Owen Arthur Memorial Lecture by CARICOM Secretary-General

    Second Distinguished Owen Arthur Memorial Lecture by CARICOM Secretary-General

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett on Monday 5 September delivered the Second Distinguished Owen Arthur Memorial Lecture in Bridgetown, Barbados. The lecture was delivered under the theme ‘The Future of CARICOM; Charting a Vision for the Region’s Economic Advancement’. It was organised by the the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Shridath Ramphal Centre, and the Caribbean Development…

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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 Chief Medical Officers in CARICOM receive updates on regional health coordination

    Chief Medical Officers in CARICOM receive updates on regional health coordination

    Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met on Wednesday 13 July to review updates on regional health system strengthening even as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on. The 30th Meeting of Chief Medical Officers was convened virtually and saw them discussing inter alia, the CARPHA-led response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the current state of inoculation for COVID-19…

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  • Photo of Aspiring environmental scientist wins MEAs ACP short video competition

    Aspiring environmental scientist wins MEAs ACP short video competition

    The Caribbean Hub of the European Union-funded project for Capacity-Building related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries, has announced that the winner of its Short Video Contest is aspiring scientist, Mrs Lyn-Marie Lynton of Barbados. The competition was launched on 20 May during the First Webinar in the Biodiversity Webinar Series 2022 coordinated…

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  • Photo of Tribute by CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett to the Hon George Lamming OCC

    Tribute by CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett to the Hon George Lamming OCC

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) joins with the people of Barbados in mourning the passing of the Honourable George Lamming OCC. Poet, novelist, essay writer, orator, lecturer, teacher, editor and tireless activist, George Lamming was more than a literary icon. He was an authentic Caribbean voice. In conferring the Community’s highest award, Order of the Caribbean Community (OCC), on Lamming in…

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  • Photo of Opening Remarks by Chair  of the 49th Meeting of the  Community Council of Ministers Hon. Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, Belize

    Opening Remarks by Chair of the 49th Meeting of the Community Council of Ministers Hon. Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, Belize

    MAY 27 2022 Colleague Ministers Heads of Delegation Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General, Officials It is an honour for me to be chairing this 49th Meeting of the Community Council. I bring you warm greetings from Belize. It is good to be back in the Cooperative Republic for the first time in more than a decade. As I welcome…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat’s Message to mark World Biodiversity Day, 22 May 2022: “Building a shared future for all life”

    CARICOM Secretariat’s Message to mark World Biodiversity Day, 22 May 2022: “Building a shared future for all life”

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat joins the regional and international community in celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity, 2022 (IDB 2022). The region’s rich biodiversity remains the answer to several sustainable development challenges. From nature-based solutions to climate, health issues, food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods – biodiversity is the foundation…

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