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  • P.J. PATTERSON HEADS CARICOM TEAM TO MEETING ON HAITI IN CANADA

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Former Jamaica Prime Minister Most Honourable Percival Patterson is leading a delegation from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to a meeting of a Coordination Committee created to organise an International Conference which will have as its objective, the devising of a Strategic Plan for the Reconstruction of Haiti following the catastrophic earthquake of 12 January…

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  • Canada, France Congratulate CARICOM On Single Market

    CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)The Governments of Canada and France have expressed goodwill to the Heads of Government and people of the Caribbean following the formal launch of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market (CSM) on 30 January in Kingtson, Jamaica. Canada, in its congratulatory letter to CARICOM Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Edwin Carrington through its High Commission in Georgetown,…

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  • Canadian Minister talks Trade in the Region

    CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS – Minister Pierre Pettigrew, the Canadian Minister of International Trade, met his CARICOM counterparts in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on March 10. The meeting was co-Chaired by Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Trade and Industry Hon. Kenneth Valley. The meeting provided an opportunity for both sides to assess progress made in beleaguered global trade talks…

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  • RNM News Release 02/05 – CARICOM and Canadian Trade Officials optimistic about way forward in Trade

    CARICOM AND CANADIAN TRADE OFFICIALS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT WAY FORWARD IN TRADE TALKS CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS – “Both sides felt that the meeting was constructive. Today’s encounter has provided impetus for forward momentum in a process that is the precursor to the commencement of formal negotiations for an enhanced trade arrangement between CARICOM and Canada.” This was the view of the…

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  • SECURITY COOPERATION TO UNDERLINE CARICOM-CANADA RELATIONS

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown) Relations between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Canada will be bolstered in the areas of crime and security cooperation, transportation and social development, with these areas identified for further discussion and priority attention by Canada's High Commissioner and Plenipotentiary Representative to CARICOM, His Excellency Bruno Picard. The Canadian envoy presented his Letters of Credence to CARICOM Secretary…

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  • Regional Trade Officials Consult on CARICOM-Canada Trade Talks

    CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS – The ‘CARICOM Exploratory Group on CARICOM-Canada Trade Negotiations’ met in Barbados, May 28. The consultation was convened with a view to taking stock of deliberations between CARICOM and Canada on the scope and elements of negotiations for a CARICOM-Canada enhanced trade arrangement. Officials sought to refine positions on areas that would be under negotiation, including Services,…

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  • CARICOM HEADS OF GOVERNMENT BID FAREWELL TO CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER

    CARICOM Heads of Government, in Abuja, Nigeria attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, on Sunday morning participated in a meeting of a different kind. They gathered together at a special breakfast session to bid farewell to one of the hemisphere’s outstanding leaders – outgoing Prime Minister of Canada, Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien. CARICOM Heads of Government/Delegation in attendance were:…

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  • CARICOM AND CANADA TRADE MINISTERS MEET IN PORT OF SPAIN

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Trade Ministers will gather in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, on Monday 10 March 2003 for a one-day meeting with their Canadian counterpart, the Hon. Pierre Pettigrew. Monday’s meeting at the Trinidad Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre comes just nine days after CARIFORUM Trade Ministers met with the European Union’s Trade Commissioner Mr Pascal Lamy in Castries,…

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  • OPENING REMARKS BY MR EDWIN CARRINGTON SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) AT THE TENTH MEETING OF THE CANADA – CARICOM JOINT TRADE AND ECONOMIC COMMITTEE (JTEC), 18-19 NOVEMBER, OTTAWA, CANADA

    Ambassador Lortie Distinguished officials of the Government of Canada Distinguished delegates Ladies and Gentlemen First of all, Ambassador Lortie, let me express my appreciation and that of my delegation to you for your kind opening remarks and to the Government of Canada for the warm welcome and kind hospitality extended to my delegation since our arrival.  In spite of these…

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  • CARICOM AND CANADA TIGHTEN RELATIONS

    The Caribbean should expect increased assistance from Canada as relations between that country and CARICOM have recently been strengthened with the appointment of its first Plenipotentiary Representative, His Excellency Serge Marcoux. In presenting his letters of Credence to Secretary General of CARICOM, Mr Edwin Carrington ,earlier this week, H.E. Marcoux reiterated his country’s commitment to maintaining a fruitful dialogue with…

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