• At Mining Day forum in Canada …Minister Gopaul sells Guyana as country with immense mining potential

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Chronicle – GUYANA is open for business and its mining sector holds vast potential for investors, declared Labour Minister, Dr. Nanda K. Gopaul, as he delivered remarks at the Guyana Mining Day at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada. Minister Gopaul conveyed greetings from His Excellency, President Ramotar,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Canada Assist Suriname to Incorporate Regional Integration and the CSME into School Curricula

    CARICOM and Canada Assist Suriname to Incorporate Regional Integration and the CSME into School Curricula

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Approximately four hundred teachers in Suriname will be trained on the operations of the Caribbean Community and CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The sessions begin on Monday 3 March, 2014 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Paramaribo and will run until 24 March, 2014. The activity in Suriname falls under the CARICOM Trade…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary General commends Canada as an exemplary global leader in development assistance

    CARICOM Secretary General commends Canada as an exemplary global leader in development assistance

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    Secretary General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday commended Canada for its role as an exemplary global leader in development assistance. Ambassador LaRocque was speaking during an accreditation ceremony where the newly appointed Ambassador to CARICOM from Canada Her Excellency Nicole Giles presented her credentials at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown…

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  • Remittances almost triple development aid

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – TORONTO, Canada (IDN) — A new report has highlighted the importance of funds remitted home by migrants, which are now nearly three times the size of official development assistance given by rich developed nations and larger than private debt and portfolio equity flows to developing countries. They exceed the foreign exchange reserves in at least 15 developing…

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  • St. Kitts-Nevis called for end to aviation taxes that could cripple vital tourism sector

    MONTREAL, Canada, CMC – St. Kitts-Nevis Wednesday urged the international community against imposing aviation taxes that would have a deleterious on the economy of the twin-island federation. Addressing the Plenary Session of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) assembly here, Tourism and International Transport Minister Richard Skerrit said that in a search for environmental solutions,” we must be careful to…

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  • Lloyd: Sammy should not have been removed as ODI skipper

    TORONTO – Former West Indies cricket captain Clive Lloyd says Darren Sammy should not have been relieved of his duties as skipper of the regional side for One-Day International matches. Sammy, who has been retained as captain of the Twenty20 and Test teams, was removed as leader of the ODI squad and replaced by Dwayne Bravo, who captained the side…

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  • Former diplomat welcomes Canada’s deployment of peace keeping troops in Haiti

    OTTAWA, Canada, CMC – A former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations, Paul Heinbecker, has welcomed the decision to send Canadian troops to Haiti as part of the peacekeeping mission on the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. “I think this is a gesture that is positive and helpful and will be seen positively, although 34 soldiers isn't going to change…

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  • Jamaica to benefit from Canadian investments

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – JAMAICA and other Caribbean countries are to benefit from three new investments from Canada aimed at increasing private sector-led development and alleviating poverty in developing countries The announcement was made by Canada's Minister of International Cooperation Julian Fantino Tuesday during an address to the 19th annual Conférence de Montréal in Quebec. He said Canada is providing further…

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  • Leading Canadian bank commits to complying with IRS Caribbean request

    TORONTO, Canada, CMC – A leading Canadian bank here says it is committed to complying with the United States Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) request for information about US taxpayers who may hold offshore accounts at a Caribbean bank. Last month, the IRS filed a “John Doe” summons requesting information on an unknown number of unnamed people against US taxpayers with…

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  • Canada to fund open campus education

    St. John’s Antigua- Over the next five years, the University of the West Indies UWI’s distance learning programme – the Open Campus – will be receiving a total of $20 million Canadian dollars from the government of Canada. The donation was announced yesterday as Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister of State Dianne Ablonczy spoke at University Centre in Antigua &Barbuda. She…

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