Barbados

  • Photo of Barbados Builds Its Own Online Travel Booking Platform: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Barbados Builds Its Own Online Travel Booking Platform: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Within the first 5 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Regional tourism already afflicted by a downturn in visitor arrivals faced delayed payments from major international tour operators. According to the CHTA, by May 2020, 69% of hotels had reported being owed from US$200,000 up to US$15 million. In response, a Barbadian start-up, BookBarbados.com, was launched at the close of 2021.…

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  • Statement by CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Hon Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda on the occasion of the Forty-Ninth Anniversary of CARICOM-Cuba Diplomatic Relations, 8 December 2021

    It is my distinct honour, in my capacity as Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), to address the People and Governments of CARICOM and Cuba on the Forty-Ninth Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between our Countries.  Today reminds us of that symbolic and courageous historic act of Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago on 8 December 1972,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Salutes Barbados as the country embarks on new path

    CARICOM Salutes Barbados as the country embarks on new path

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Barbados on the country’s Fifty-Fifth Anniversary of Independence and its transition to Republican status. CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett’s congratulatory message to Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said the theme for the Celebration “Rebuilding A Nation, Embracing Our Heritage” was most apt given that Barbados has chosen this moment…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG to be part of discussion on promoting Regional Economic Growth and Development

    CARICOM SG to be part of discussion on promoting Regional Economic Growth and Development

    Please tune in to the final episode of the 2021 Caribbean Economic Forum on  “Promoting Regional Economic Growth and Development ” with  Dr. Hyginus “Gene” Leon, President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Secretary-General of CARICOM, Dr. Carla Barnett, Dr. The Hon. Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Jamaica and Brian Louisy, Chairman of the Network of Chambers…

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  • Photo of Barbados becomes a Republic

    Barbados becomes a Republic

    By Peter Richards BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nov 30, CMC – Barbados Tuesday became the [fifth] Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to replace Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and sworn in Dame Sandra Mason as the island’s first President with a 21-gun salute. The move to republican status coincided with the island’s 55th anniversary of political independence from Britain and Dame…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG calls for inclusive approaches to end violence against women

    CARICOM SG calls for inclusive approaches to end violence against women

    As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) joins the world in observing the beginning of 16 Days of Activism Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence, on November 25, Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett is calling for comprehensive and inclusive policy approaches in addressing all forms of violence against girls and women. In a message to mark the international observance, Dr Barnett urged the people of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat ICT expert among women lauded by Guyana Prime Minister

    CARICOM Secretariat ICT expert among women lauded by Guyana Prime Minister

    (Department of Public Information) Prime Minister, Brigadier (Ret’d), the Honourable Mark Phillips, who is performing the functions of President, (Tuesday) afternoon lauded the contribution made by four Guyanese women to the local Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector. During a simple ceremony at his office, the acting Head of State said that it was fitting to celebrate the four professionals for…

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  • Photo of Clean Pacific Roundtable Event#5

    Clean Pacific Roundtable Event#5

    The Pacific Roundtable aims to drive high-impact and scalable initiatives for specific challenges relating to waste management in the Pacific region. These innovations should enhance the capability of Pacific countries and territories to deliver safe and sustainable waste management practices to prevent pollution-related issues that impact the health of the ocean and Pacific communities.  Side-Event-5-Promo-Flyer1Download https://www.cleanpacificroundtable.com/

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  • Photo of CARICOM at COP26 – Prime Minister Mottley addresses Opening Ceremony

    CARICOM at COP26 – Prime Minister Mottley addresses Opening Ceremony

    Barbados Prime Minister Hon Mia Mottley addressed the Opening Ceremony for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), hosted by UK Prime Minister Mr Boris Johnson, in Glasgow, Scotland, today Monday 1 November 2021. Here is the Prime Minister’s presentation:

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  • Photo of Debt reduction for developing countries must be part of response to post COVID-19 economic situation:  CARICOM SG to UNCTAD XV

    Debt reduction for developing countries must be part of response to post COVID-19 economic situation: CARICOM SG to UNCTAD XV

    An effective response to the post Covid-19 economic situation must include significant and broad debt reduction for all developing countries, including vulnerable middle to high income states. This was one of the prescriptions put forward by CARICOM Secretary-General Her Excellency Carla Barnett as she participated in a panel discussion during the World Leaders Summit Dialogue on Inequality at UNCTAD XV…

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