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  • Photo of CARICOM and UNEP extend cooperation on environment

    CARICOM and UNEP extend cooperation on environment

    CARICOM LAUNCHES PHASE III CARIBBEAN HUB SUBPROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION-UN ENVIRONMENT FUNDED CAPACITY BUILDING RELATED TO MULTILATERAL ENVIRONMENTAL AGREEMENTS PROJECT IN AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC (ACP) COUNTRIES PROJECT Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Acting Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) Mr. Arnold Kreilhuber have signed a new Project Cooperation Agreement approving…

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  • Photo of Bahamas set to launch e-currency in October:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    Bahamas set to launch e-currency in October: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Bahamas is set to become the world’s first country to launch a sovereign digital currency next month. After piloting the so-called Sand Dollar on the islands of Exuma and Abaco last December, the central bank will roll out the e-currency nationwide in October. Officials say it will make digital payments easier in the tourism-dependent economy. Sand Dollar accounts are…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG holds fruitful discussions with US Secretary of State

    CARICOM SG holds fruitful discussions with US Secretary of State

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque had fruitful discussions with United States Secretary of State Mr Michael Pompeo at the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters, Turkeyen, Guyana on Friday 18 September. The discussions included exchanges on the Covid-19 Pandemic and the severe economic fall-out being experienced by CARICOM Member States, the renewal of the Caribbean Basin Trade and Partnership…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG meets US Secretary of State

    CARICOM SG meets US Secretary of State

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters, Georgetown, Guyana on Friday 18 September 2020. Here are photos of that visit:

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  • Photo of Haiti receives US$7.45-M pay-out from CCRIF: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Haiti receives US$7.45-M pay-out from CCRIF: CARICOM BUSINESS

    CCRIF SPC on September 7, disbursed approximately US$7.2m to the Government of Haiti on its Excess Rainfall (XSR) parametric insurance policy following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Laura. According to CCRIF SPC, Haiti also received a pay-out of US$290,925 under the Aggregate Deductible Cover (ADC). The total insurance pay-outs to Haiti as a result of Laura fell within the 14-day…

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  • Photo of St. Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Represents CARICOM In High-Level Meeting On The Coronavirus Global Response

    St. Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Represents CARICOM In High-Level Meeting On The Coronavirus Global Response

    A high-level meeting on upscaling the global response to the coronavirus pandemic took place this morning, September 10, 2020. The virtual global meeting was co-hosted by the President of the European Commission, Dr. Ursula von der Leyen and the Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanon Ghebreyesus. Prime Minister Dr. the Hon Timothy Harris, as the CARICOM…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates Jamaica’s Prime Minister on Election victory

    CARICOM SG congratulates Jamaica’s Prime Minister on Election victory

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Jamaica’s Prime Minister Hon. Andrew Holness and the Jamaica Labour Party on their victory in the General Elections of 3 September 2020, and has given the assurance of CARICOM’s full support. “The people of Jamaica must be commended for the successful conduct of the Elections, despite the significant challenges…

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  • Photo of Practitioners in Education to get Opportunity in Designing Authentic Assessment

    Practitioners in Education to get Opportunity in Designing Authentic Assessment

    Classroom teachers across the Basic Education Sector and Teacher Educators are being given an opportunity to design authentic assessment activities to meet the challenges and opportunities of online teaching and learning. The CARICOM Secretariat has organised a Designing Authentic Assessment  workshop for 1 October from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. ECT via Zoom.  The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Camile…

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  • Photo of Jamaica: Remittances rebound in June: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica: Remittances rebound in June: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Money transfers to Jamaica are projected to have grown 14.1% for the June quarter, reflecting a recovery from the initial onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, based on Bank of Jamaica, BOJ, preliminary estimates. For the month of June alone, remittances were up 42%, the central bank governor said last week. The data validates the signs of resurgence in the remittances…

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  • Photo of Barbados lauded by IMF on economic reform: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Barbados lauded by IMF on economic reform: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Barbados has been lauded for its implementation of its economic reform program, while expanding critical investments in social protection. That the result of an IMF staff visit via videoconferencing between August 25-28, 2020, to discuss implementation of Barbados’ Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) plan. The Fund noted that all indicative targets for end-June under the EFF were met, with reserves…

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