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  • Photo of United States, Belize Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

    United States, Belize Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

    (US Department of State Press Release)Today the United States and Belize signed a new Air Transport Agreement. This Open Skies Agreement expands the two countries’ already strong commercial and economic ties by facilitating greater air travel and commerce. It will benefit airlines, travelers, businesses, shippers, airports, and localities by permitting unrestricted reciprocal market access for passenger and all-cargo airlines to…

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  • Photo of The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

    The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

    By Kenton X. Chance BRIDGETOWN, (InterPressService) – If there is one lesson that Dominican Reginald Austrie has learnt from the devastation Hurricane Maria brought to his country last September, it is the need for “resilience, resilience, resilience”. And it is not just because he is his country’s minister of agriculture. When the category 5 hurricane made landfall in Dominica, Austrie, then the…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM DG urges training participants to use what they have learnt in their jobs

    CARIFORUM DG urges training participants to use what they have learnt in their jobs

    Director General of CARIFORUM Mr. Percival Marie has urged participants on a training course that was conducted for implementers of EDF funded projects to utilize the training they have received in their everyday jobs. Mr. Marie was speaking at the closing ceremony of a 10-day training programme for projects funded by the European Development Fund . The programme concluded on Wednesday, October 9, 2018,…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Fisheries Ministers to consider climate change protocol at 8th Special Meeting in Barbados

    Caribbean Fisheries Ministers to consider climate change protocol at 8th Special Meeting in Barbados

    (Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Press Release)—Fisheries ministers from Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are expected to deliberate upon a new Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture when they meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, 11 October 2018, at the Hilton Hotel in Bridgetown, Barbados. The ministers have been invited…

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  • Photo of International Day of the Girl Child 2018: A Skilled Girlforce Need of the Hour

    International Day of the Girl Child 2018: A Skilled Girlforce Need of the Hour

    International Day of the Girl Child 2018 is being observed today i.e. 11th October 2018 across the globe and puts the spotlight on enhancing skillset of girls so they enter the future workforce on equal terms as their male counterparts. (News18) To raise awareness of the issues and challenges that girls are vulnerable to worldwide, the United Nations declared 11th…

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  • Photo of CARICOM saddened by loss of life after earthquake in Haiti

    CARICOM saddened by loss of life after earthquake in Haiti

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply saddened by the loss of life following the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Sunday 7 October, 2018. At least 15 people were killed and more than 300 were injured. In a message to Haiti President, His Excellency Jovenel Moise, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque extended condolences the families who lost loved ones. “The Community…

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  • Photo of Caribbean To Fight For IPCC Special Report On 1.5°C Temperature Rise

    Caribbean To Fight For IPCC Special Report On 1.5°C Temperature Rise

    (Jamaica Gleaner) CARIBBEAN ISLANDS are prepared to fight for the acceptance of the final draft of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius. The document will come up for approval at next week’s plenary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Incheon, Korea. “It is a very big deal.…

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  • Photo of Energy Services Customers to Benefit Most from New CARICOM-led Credit Risk Initiative

    Energy Services Customers to Benefit Most from New CARICOM-led Credit Risk Initiative

      (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    Customers for energy services across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are expected to be the main beneficiaries of an ongoing initiative that seeks to facilitate ease of access to credit for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) within the Region’s energy sector. The Credit Risk Abatement Facility (CRAF) is currently being developed by the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) – a…

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  • Photo of European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

    European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

    Ministers of Foreign Affairs from the EU and from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting in Brussels on 16-17 July. In the margins of the 2nd EU-CELAC Foreign Ministers Meeting, Stefano Manservisi, Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, has signed three new agreements with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and CARICOM Affairs of Dominica, Francine…

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  • Photo of What unites us is stronger than what could isolate and divide us – Outgoing Chairman tells 39th CARICOM Summit

    What unites us is stronger than what could isolate and divide us – Outgoing Chairman tells 39th CARICOM Summit

         (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    Each country working alone would not get the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) where it needs to be, outgoing Chairman, H.E Jovenel Moïse, President of Haiti, warned his colleagues last evening in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 39th Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government, President Moïse…

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