• 3.2 Million Euros for the CARIFORUM Services Sector

    Bridgetown, BARBADOS, February 14, 2014.  The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in conjunction with the implementing partners CARICOM Secretariat and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Dominican Republic (DICOEX) have been awarded responsibility for the implementation of a 3.2 million Euro programme by the European Union towards the implementation of the 10th EDF Services Sector Component.  Implementation…

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  • Barbados offers safer houses course to workers in building trade

    Bridgetown, Barbados, February 10, 2014 (CDEMA) – The Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) will be offering a safer building course to workers in the building trade from this month (February 2014).  This course is an adaptation of the Regional Code of Practice for the Construction of Houses Course which was developed by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in…

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  • Enhancing the Caribbean’s Foreign Direct Investment Strategy

    Bridgetown, Barbados, November 20, 2013.  Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in collaboration with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion agencies (CAIPA), will be hosting their 4th Annual CAIPA General Assembly at the Radisson Fort George Hotel & Marina, Belize on November 21-22, 2013. Under the theme ‘Towards an Enhanced FDI Strategy: Strengthening our Foundation and Honouring Regional Excellence’ Investment…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Rallies to Assist Countries Affected by Christmas Rains

    CARICOM Rallies to Assist Countries Affected by Christmas Rains

    Bridgetown, Barbados, January 09, 2014 (CDEMA) – In excess of EC$ 3,000,000.00 in donations have been mobilised by the Caribbean Community since a trough system impacted St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia and Dominica over the Christmas holidays. Severe rains and high winds during the period December 23rd to December 25th, 2013 triggered flash flooding and landslides in St.…

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  • Caribbean continues to have trade imbalance with US

    (Trinidad Guardian)BRIDGETOWN—The Caribbean continues to have a huge trade imbalance with the US when imports and exports between the two trading partners are compared. The US amassed US$22,838,950,392 in sales to the region in 2012 alone. In contrast, the North American country imported US$16,415,244,280 in products from the Caribbean last year, with the majority—over $6 billion—being petroleum and coal product…

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  • C-SERMS Resource Mobilisation Meeting in Barbados

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Caribbean Community (CARICOM) stakeholders in the field of energy, as well as International Development Partners that are active in the regional energy sector will gather in Barbados 11 July, 2013, to discuss initiatives and activities identified as part of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) Phase 1 Study. The stakeholders will participate…

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  • Bond withdrawal ‘will hurt’ island

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The unprecedented withdrawal of Barbados’ bond offer on the international financial market has serious implications for the financing of Government spending in the short term, the foreign reserves position in the medium term, and the country’s external debt servicing in the long term, says Opposition adviser on economic matters Clyde Mascoll. The economist said that already there…

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  • Gun trade

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The drugs-for-guns trade has reached Barbados and could be largely responsible for the increased presence and use of firearms here, say police sources. And intelligence gathered by the Regional Security Systems (RSS), the organization charged with the defence and security of the Eastern Caribbean region, seems to support this. DAILY NATION investigations have revealed that some of…

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  • Cassava industry to be revitalized

    revitalized BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A revitalised cassava industry will generate benefits for human and animal nutrition, food security and the development of value added products. This is the assurance of Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management Dr. David Estwick as he spoke on the expansion of this project. He outlined that since 2008, work has been ongoing…

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  • Myrie put off Barbados for good

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Although she waged a battle against the Barbadian government and won, Jamaican Shanique Myrie vows never to return to Barbados. The 25 year old said she is too scarred by the March 14, 2011, experience when she attempted to enter the Caricom country upon invitation of a friend for a two-week visit. “I wouldn’t go back,…

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