COTED

  • SMOOTH TRANSITION OF RNM INTO SECRETARIAT SAYS SECRETARY-GENERAL

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Work is moving apace to incorporate the former Regional Negotiating Machinery (RNM) into the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat as a Specialised Department in keeping with a decision taken at the 20th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government in Belize in March 2009. At the opening of the 27th Meeting of the…

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  • COMMUNITY COUNCIL PLANS FOR CARICOM SUMMIT

      (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Eighteenth Meeting of the Caribbean Community Council of Ministers will take place on Friday 19 May in Georgetown, Guyana. The Council is expected to consider the agenda and arrangements for the Twenty-Seventh Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM slated for 3-6 July in St Kitts and Nevis. The…

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  • OPENING REMARKS BY SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) H.E. EDWIN CARRINGTON, AT THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED), 20 JANUARY 2006, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA

    Your Excellency, the President of Guyana, Honourable Ministers, Distinguished Delegates, Staff of the Secretariat, Members of the Media, Ladies and Gentlemen. Mr. President, it is with pleasure that I welcome you, Ministers of Agriculture and delegations to our new Headquarters Building so beautifully provided by the Government of Guyana. We think it was a worthy end to the waiting. This…

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  • CARICOM AGRICULTURE MINISTERS MEET IN GEORGETOWN FOR SPECIAL COTED

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) President of the Republic of Guyana and Lead Head of Government in the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet with responsibility for Agriculture, His Excellency Bharrat Jagdeo, today underscored the importance of the Region’s agriculture industry in reducing the growing food import bill and attaining food security for the Region. Addressing CARICOM Ministers of Agriculture at the…

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  • SIX MORE COUNTRIES SET TO JOIN SINGLE MARKET BY 31 MARCH 2006

      (CARICOM Secretariat, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Six remaining Caribbean Community Member States have agreed to complete all arrangements and join the CARICOM Single Market by 31 March 2006. The Ministers and officials representing, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts/Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines assured CARICOM’s Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) at its 20th…

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  • CSME SHOULD BENEFIT ALL CITIZENS OF THE REGION

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Chairman of the Twentieth Meeting of CARICOM’S Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), the Honourable Dr. Errol Cort, Minster of Finance and Economy of Antigua and Barbuda, has called for the Region’s private sector to “aggressively retool and adopt modern approaches and new business practices” to effectively operate within the new sphere of…

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  • CARICOM MINISTERS INTENSIFY SINGLE MARKET TALKS

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)  A packed agenda including the continued implementation of the CARICOM Single Market (CSM), the inevitable repositioning of the Region’s traditional agriculture industries, and disaster mitigation, are among the major issues up for discussion by the Caribbean Community’s Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED).   The Twentieth meeting of COTED will get underway in…

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  • COTED CONTINUES THE MARCH TO CSME

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Just days after the signalling of the launch of the CARICOM Single Market by the Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Hon. Patrick Manning, CARICOM’s Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) will meet in Georgetown, Guyana to continue discussions on the full implementation of the CARICOM…

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  • OPENING REMARKS BY H.E. EDWIN CARRINGTON, SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARICOM, AT THE NINETEENTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED), 11 MAY 2005, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA

    Mr. Chairman Distinguished Ministers Distinguished Delegates Members of staff of the Secretariat Members of the Media Good afternoon. It is a pleasure in these brief Opening Remarks to welcome you all to this Nineteenth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED). I hope that your journey here was comfortable and without undue stress or harassment. This meeting…

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  • CSME, AGRICULTURE IN FOCUS AT CARICOM MEETING

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana) Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministers with responsibility for economic development issues will meet under the umbrella of CARICOM’s Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) in Guyana, 11-12 May 2005. The Ministers will be guided in their deliberations by discussions and recommendations from their officials who are scheduled to meet on 9-10 May 2005, also in Guyana.…

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