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  • Photo of Need for climate change financing in SIDS highlighted at CHOGM 2018

    Need for climate change financing in SIDS highlighted at CHOGM 2018

    Rt. Hon. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, this morning used the international platform of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to reinforce the need for financing for Small Island and Developing States (SIDS) given the existential threats climate change poses for these countries. The Jamaican Prime Minister was speaking at the Combined Forum hosted at the Queen…

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  • Photo of Work advances to make CCREEE fully operational by June

    Work advances to make CCREEE fully operational by June

    The just-concluded Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Energy has made progress on the full operationalisation of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) by the middle of this year. This was one of the key outcomes of the meeting which was held on 19 April, 2018, at theCARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown,…

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  • Photo of PM Harris says apologies by UK PM Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd  mark the start of the dialogue on the WindRush Matter

    PM Harris says apologies by UK PM Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd mark the start of the dialogue on the WindRush Matter

        In the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, and colleague Caribbean heads of government met today, Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, with H. E. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the Rt. Hon. Theresa May, at Downing Street in London, England, where she…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM Customs officials begin three-day workshop in Georgetown

    CARIFORUM Customs officials begin three-day workshop in Georgetown

    A Regional Workshop aimed at building capacity in the Caribbean Forum of African Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM), began this morning at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. The Regional Workshop on the Single Administrative Document (SAD) and Customs Valuation brings together stakeholders from CARIFORUM States’ Customs Administrations. It is being facilitated by Mr. Paul Hilaire, Team Leader, and Mr. Martin…

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  • Photo of National Drug Observatories critical to the fight against drugs in CARICOM

    National Drug Observatories critical to the fight against drugs in CARICOM

    The critical importance of Drug Observatories (DOs) was underscored at the Opening of the Regional Seminar for Drug Observatories in the Caribbean on 4 April 2018, in Georgetown, Guyana. The importance of international cooperation and synergies in the fight against illicit drugs was emphasized also to the gathering mainly of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) practitioners, policy makers and researchers in the…

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  • Photo of Evidence-based, data-driven policies to address drug situation, other crimes – Khemraj Ramjattan

    Evidence-based, data-driven policies to address drug situation, other crimes – Khemraj Ramjattan

    The importance of drug observatories in the fight against the illegal drug situation was reiterated throughout the Opening Ceremony of the Regional Seminar for National Drug Observatories in the Caribbean on 4 April, 2018, at the Ramada Princess Hotel, in Georgetown, Guyana. Making the case for evidence-based, data-driven policies and practices, and international cooperation to address the illegal drug situation,…

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  • Photo of Successor Cotonou Agreement must take into account Region’s vulnerabilities – CARIFORUM Council of Ministers

    Successor Cotonou Agreement must take into account Region’s vulnerabilities – CARIFORUM Council of Ministers

    The successor to Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States and the European Union must take into account the inherent and exogenous vulnerabilities of the Caribbean Forum of the ACP States (CARIFORUM) as critical elements in the negotiations. A Statement of the CARIFORUM Council of Ministers said that successor agreement also had to the take into account…

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  • Photo of Caribbean fish stocks dwindling as illegal fishing intensifies

    Caribbean fish stocks dwindling as illegal fishing intensifies

    “Biodiversity in the Caribbean Sea is at serious risk, scientists are warning, with illegal fishing reducing fish stocks and placing the marine environment under increasing strain.” “I cannot say what it’s due to or if there are external factors, but certainly in my more than 30 years in the profession I have seen a reduction in fish,” says Efe Vernal Nicholls, president of the Caribbean Network of Fishermen’s Associations. According to the UN…

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  • Photo of CARICOM making steady progress in empowering women – Guyana Minister tells UN Forum

    CARICOM making steady progress in empowering women – Guyana Minister tells UN Forum

    MINISTER of Social Protection, Amna Ally told a United Nations forum on Monday that despite the challenges affecting the region, CARICOM continues to progress in achieving regional and international goals for the empowerment and advancement of women and girls. Ally made the remarks while representing CARICOM at the United Nations, 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. She said the provision…

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  • Photo of Work to begin on new CARICOM strategic plan

    Work to begin on new CARICOM strategic plan

    “By year end, the CARICOM Secretariat will be hard at work getting the framework in place for the new strategic plan for the Caribbean Community.“ That’s the word from Craig Beresford, Director of Strategic Management with the CARICOM Secretariat. He was speaking yesterday morning during the start of a two-day workshop held at the Radisson Aquatica Resort, on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy…

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