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  • Photo of Caribbean Legislation Passes United States Senate – On to the President for Signature

    Caribbean Legislation Passes United States Senate – On to the President for Signature

    Legislation which extends the U.S. – Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) through 2030, passed the Senate last night by unanimous consent.  H.R. 991 had passed the House on September 23rd.  The legislation will come into force when signed by President Donald Trump. The Saint Lucia Embassy in Washington DC had led the CARICOM effort to get the legislation passed…

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  • Photo of U.S. Embassy, CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Reach Thousands with Virtual Professional Development Workshop

    U.S. Embassy, CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Reach Thousands with Virtual Professional Development Workshop

    Last week, more than 5,000 persons across the Caribbean and as far away as the UK tuned into the virtual Professional Development Series, hosted by the U.S. Embassy and the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors (CYA). The three-part series, which was streamed on the Embassy’s Facebook Live platform, provided aspiring professionals across the region with lessons on resume writing, interview skills, and…

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  • Photo of Statement by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Chairman, Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) on the July 2020 Regional Examinations

    Statement by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Chairman, Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) on the July 2020 Regional Examinations

    Concerns raised in the public domain with respect to the efficacy of procedures and systems used by the Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®) in its computation and declaration of student performance data are of great importance to the organisation. The Registrar, Dr Wayne Wesley, and his team have met with distinguished regional Ministers of Education in order to discuss these concerns…

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  • Photo of Regional Spotlight Programme launched to help eliminate violence against women and girls

    Regional Spotlight Programme launched to help eliminate violence against women and girls

     Actions to prevent and eliminate violence against women are being strengthened by the Caribbean Community and partners with a newly launched programme called the Spotlight Initiative Regional Programme Caribbean. The programme is so named as it is intended to bring focused attention to this issue, moving it into the spotlight and placing it at the centre of efforts to achieve gender…

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  • Photo of Suriname unifies exchange rate:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    Suriname unifies exchange rate: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Surinamese economy is officially running at a rate of SRD 14,018 for the purchase of the US dollar from September 22, while it is being sold for SRD 14,290 by the official exchange offices and foreign exchange banks. Maurice Roemer, Governor of the Central Bank of Suriname (CBvS), in making the announcement indicated that the official declaration (unification with…

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  • Photo of CARICOM joins celebration of #UN75

    CARICOM joins celebration of #UN75

    The CARICOM Secretariat this week marked the UN’s 75th Anniversary with a lighted display on its building in Georgetown.The UN on Monday marked the anniversary with the special meeting under the theme ‘The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism’.The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and nationals of its Member States have made significant contributions to…

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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 CARICOM Competition Authorities encouraged to co-operate

    CARICOM Competition Authorities encouraged to co-operate

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) national competition authorities are encouraged to co-operate together in the detection and prevention of anti-competitive business conduct. Senior Technical Coordinator at the CARICOM Secretariat CSME Unit, Mr. Philip McClauren, made the comment today while commending the Barbados Fair Trading Commission (BFTC) and the Guyana Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) for establishing a cooperation agreement. The regional…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Belize on its 39th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Belize on its 39th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated Belize on the country’s 39th Anniversary of Independence, while assuring Belizeans of the Community’s continued commitment to working together. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Mr Dean Barrow said CARICOM has greatly benefitted from the commitment of the Government of Belize. “The advice and guidance to the Community…

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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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