Dominican Republic

  • Photo of CARIFORUM Capacity Building Intervention starts:  Youth investment, policies and prevention programmes, partnerships emphasised

    CARIFORUM Capacity Building Intervention starts:  Youth investment, policies and prevention programmes, partnerships emphasised

    The importance of investing in youth, including treatment and rehabilitation for those who are using and addicted to alcohol and other drugs, was underscored at the Official Opening of the Regional Adolescent Training Workshops on 4 February 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago. To this end, partnerships, relevant policies and adolescents’ prevention programmes, among others, were emphasised by speakers who represented…

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  • Photo of One step closer to new framework for dialogue among CARIFORUM, FCORs, OCTs

    One step closer to new framework for dialogue among CARIFORUM, FCORs, OCTs

    A new framework for dialogue among CARIFORUM, FCORS and OCTs is closer to being completed following a consultation that was held in Barbados over the past few days.   The forum, which is facilitating the establishment of the framework that is expected to improve coordination and collaboration among CARIFORUM and the overseas territories, has met its objectives, according to some…

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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 No need to fear Brexit – UK diplomat assures

    No need to fear Brexit – UK diplomat assures

    The United Kingdom’s (UK) top envoy in the Eastern Caribbean is assuring that the UK’s relationship with the region will not be adversely affected by its pending exit from the European Union (EU). In fact, British High Commissioner Janet Douglas said a trade deal was currently being worked on which is similar to that which currently exists. The UK has…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM Customs officials begin three-day workshop in Georgetown

    CARIFORUM Customs officials begin three-day workshop in Georgetown

    A Regional Workshop aimed at building capacity in the Caribbean Forum of African Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM), began this morning at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. The Regional Workshop on the Single Administrative Document (SAD) and Customs Valuation brings together stakeholders from CARIFORUM States’ Customs Administrations. It is being facilitated by Mr. Paul Hilaire, Team Leader, and Mr. Martin…

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  • Photo of Successor Cotonou Agreement must take into account Region’s vulnerabilities – CARIFORUM Council of Ministers

    Successor Cotonou Agreement must take into account Region’s vulnerabilities – CARIFORUM Council of Ministers

    The successor to Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States and the European Union must take into account the inherent and exogenous vulnerabilities of the Caribbean Forum of the ACP States (CARIFORUM) as critical elements in the negotiations. A Statement of the CARIFORUM Council of Ministers said that successor agreement also had to the take into account…

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  • Photo of PANCAP hosts meeting of Youth to discuss ending AIDS by 2030  – Youth Leaders to formulate and agree on framework for regional youth advocacy

    PANCAP hosts meeting of Youth to discuss ending AIDS by 2030 – Youth Leaders to formulate and agree on framework for regional youth advocacy

    The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will host a meeting of youth leaders from 19 Caribbean countries on April 21 and 22, 2017 in Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.    The focus of the forum will be a discussion on the role of youth in the national and regional response to HIV and AIDS;…

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  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Visits Haiti, Dominican Republic

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon begins a visit to Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Monday, the world body announced. Ban is set to meet with senior government officials and “get a first-hand look at programmes designed to improve health and reduce poverty,” according to a UN statement. The Haiti portion of Ban’s trip is to include a visit…

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  • OAS Statement on the Diagnostic Study on the Identification of Haitian Migrants Residents in the Dominican Republic

    The Organization of American States (OAS) drafted the “Diagnostic on the Identification of Haitian Migrants Residents in the Dominican Republic” in response to a request from President Danilo Medina, of the Dominican Republic, and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, of Haiti. The “Diagnostic” is a working document. The OAS has requested that the appropriate authorities from each Government offer their observations…

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  • Dominican Republic Gets $100 Million Loan For Health Sector

    The Dominican Republic will soon be receiving a $100 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank following its approval this week. The loan aims to boost health care in the country through “investments designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of spending in the sector and improving the quality of services aimed at the country’s poorest people,” according to a…

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