Economic Integration

  • Photo of Remarks by Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening 55th Meeting of COTED, 28 November 2022

    Remarks by Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening 55th Meeting of COTED, 28 November 2022

    Honourable, Alva Baptiste, Minister of External Affairs International Trade, Civil Aviation and Diaspora Affairs of Saint Lucia and Chair of Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED); Other Honourable Ministers and Heads of Delegations; Representatives of Regional Institutions; Distinguished Delegates; Ladies and Gentlemen. It is my pleasure to say a few words of welcome to this Fifty-Fifth Regular Meeting of…

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  • Photo of Saint Lucia approves incentives for 20 new tourism projects – CARICOM Business

    Saint Lucia approves incentives for 20 new tourism projects – CARICOM Business

    The St. Lucia government says it is anticipating investment in the tourism industry to surpass EC$320 million as a result of negotiations with various investors during the first 8 months of this year. “Investors are showing a high level of confidence and interest in St Lucia’s economic prospects. This is evident by the level of tourism investments which have been…

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  • Photo of Antigua registers 7% increase in tourist arrivals in July – CARICOM Business

    Antigua registers 7% increase in tourist arrivals in July – CARICOM Business

    Antigua and Barbuda has reported a 7% increase in tourist arrivals in July as the country continues to record a “steady rebound” in visitor arrivals in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that had forced the closure of borders. The Ministry of Tourism said during July, Antigua and Barbuda welcomed 24,673 visitors, an increase of 23,405 from the corresponding…

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  • Photo of Barbados Gov’t caps fuel prices – CARICOM Business

    Barbados Gov’t caps fuel prices – CARICOM Business

    Effective August 19, consumers in Barbados will be paying less for gasoline and diesel as Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that the price of fuel at the pump will be capped for the next five months. Gasoline will cost BDS$4.48 (US$2.24) per litre, while diesel will be BDS$4.03 (US$2.01) until January 31, 2023. Mottley also said that the cap on…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Chairman of CARICOM, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Remarks by Chairman of CARICOM, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago:The Honourable Doctor Keith Rowley,Prime Minister of Barbados:The Honourable Mia Amor Mottley,President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana: His Excellency Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Secretary General of the CARICOM Secretariat:Doctor Carla Barnett,Other Dignitaries,Members of the press,Ladies and Gentleman, Good day to you all! I am pleased, to join you, at this Agri-Investment Forum and Expo II…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Your Excellency Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of the Republic of Suriname and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Other Heads of Government; Honourable Ministers; Head of Regional Institutions; International Development Partners; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Young People of the Region;…

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  • Photo of 25% by 2025 Reduction in the Regional Food Bill

    25% by 2025 Reduction in the Regional Food Bill

    Heads of Government of CARICOM have committed to reducing the Region’s large food import bill by 25% by 2025. The implementation of the CARICOM Agri-Food Systems Strategy in the Member States, is expected to help achieve this target, by giving special attention to priority crops and products such as poultry, corn, soya, meat (Goat, Sheep, Beef), rice and niche vegetables…

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  • Photo of Implementation Plan for the CSME 2017-2019

    Implementation Plan for the CSME 2017-2019

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has taken steps to accelerate the use of the measures under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The Conference of Heads of Government in July 2017, approved the Implementation Plan for the CSME 2017-2019 which coincides with the CARICOM Strategic Plan (2015-2019). The Plan is a comprehensive document which details the level of implementation of measures…

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  • Facilitating Intra-Regional Agri-Food Trade

    This Brief: Informs of the recent study on Non-Tariff Measures (NTM) and Non-Tariff Barriers (nTB), and their impacts on intra-regional agri-food trade. Clarifies, in a concise manner, the context of this long-standing issue and the difference between nTMs and nTBs. Calls for consensus on the need for, and  type of concerted actions to be taken to ‘systematically dismantle’ as opposed…

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  • Photo of Successful COFAP and CSME Meetings in Barbados

    Successful COFAP and CSME Meetings in Barbados

    CARICOM Citizens can rest assured that their leaders are moving with “renewed passion and energy” to make sure that the Community is functioning. This was pointed out by Chairman of CARICOM, Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica and Chairman of the Council on Finance and Planning, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua, at a briefing to close the Sixth Meeting…

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