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    CARICOM Business News

    Please see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM Business 16 Feb 2018  

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  • Photo of SIDS must never be denied concessional financing for climate resilience -SG

    SIDS must never be denied concessional financing for climate resilience -SG

        “It is crucial to increase the level of investment of climate finance for health.” – CARICOM Secretary-General, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has called for the scaling up of climate finance for resilience in the health sector.   He also posited that small vulnerable countries must never be denied access to concessional financing in their quest for resilience against…

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  • Photo of CARPHA launches regional system for Member States to report sub-standard falsified medicines

    CARPHA launches regional system for Member States to report sub-standard falsified medicines

    The health of the Caribbean people can be at risk if medicines are not safe, effective and of good quality. Medicines safety and monitoring systems are often limited in the Region, and there has been a call for regional pooling of resources, sharing of information, and coordination of activities, that can lead to stronger systems. Recently, the Caribbean Regulatory System…

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  • Photo of Jamaica Prime Minister tables report on CARICOM in House of Representatives

    Jamaica Prime Minister tables report on CARICOM in House of Representatives

    Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, tabled a copy of the Report of the Commission to Review Jamaica’s Relations within the CARICOM and CARIFORUM Frameworks in the House of Representatives, today (February 6). The Commission was charged with evaluating the effects of Jamaica’s membership in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the country’s economic growth and development, with particular reference to trade…

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  • Photo of Culture Minister Receives Reparations Report

    Culture Minister Receives Reparations Report

    Barbados has made another step towards the goal of obtaining regional reparations. This step comes as members of the island’s Reparations Task Force recently presented Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, with an official report on arguments in support of reparations, in his Ministry’s Conference Room at Sky Mall. After receiving the document, Mr. Lashley noted that he…

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  • ‘Building back better’: a resilient Caribbean after the 2017 hurricanes

    Building back better’ after a disaster intuitively makes sense, but it is challenging and requires a deep understanding of the causes of disaster, recovery processes and future climate and other risks. Critically, it requires high levels of commitment from policymakers and technical staff in national governments, from the international aid agencies and donors supporting recovery, and from communities already engaged in recovery.…

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  • Photo of Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines reaffirm commitment to CARICOM

    Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines reaffirm commitment to CARICOM

    The governments of Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have signalled their unequivocal commitment to integration as they assigned two new envoys to join the family of CARICOM Ambassadors on Friday 12 January. Her Excellency Veronica Griffith, Plenipotentiary Representative of Barbados to CARICOM and His Excellency Allan Alexander, Plenipotentiary Representative of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to CARICOM were…

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    Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines reaffirm commitment to CARICOM

    Her Excellency Veronica Griffith, Plenipotentiary Representative of Barbados to CARICOM and His Excellency Allan Alexander, Plenipotentiary Representative of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to CARICOM were accredited by CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a short ceremony at the Secretariat’s headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana. The new Barbados Ambassador said her government endorsed the words of Right Excellent Errol Barrow in…

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  • Coconut Boost For Barbados & Region

    Barbados and the region can have a bustling coconut industry, despite being smaller than major growers such as Indonesia and The Philippines. This assertion was made by Maurice Wilson, who is the Regional Coconut Industry Coordinator at the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI). He was speaking with the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) following the inaugural meeting of the National Stakeholders Platform…

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  • Photo of Barbados has big impact on the world – CARICOM SG

    Barbados has big impact on the world – CARICOM SG

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has lauded Barbados  as it celebrates its 51stIndependence Anniversary on 30 November, 2017, describing it as “a small state which has made a big impact on the world”. In a message to the Prime Minister of Barbados, the Rt Hon. Freundel Stuart, the Secretary-General said that regional integration has benefitted from the…

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