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  • Photo of Belize to launch NBB Pay e-wallet in early 2021: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Belize to launch NBB Pay e-wallet in early 2021: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The National Bank of Belize (NBB) has solicited the expertise of Barbados-based financial technology firm Bitt to create and launch a digital wallet that will complement the bank’s mobile banking services. “NBB is licensing a digital currency infrastructure from Bitt to support retail and business users’ access to simple secure and efficient payment solutions as they recover from the global…

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  • Photo of End of Year Statement by the Outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves Prime Minister of  St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    End of Year Statement by the Outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    This year we will be experiencing a Christmas Season like no other.  We may miss the joy of camaraderie, but it should however, serve to remind us of the spirit that is engendered from togetherness. That spirit of unity has been a cornerstone of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in 2020.  As the COVID-19 pandemic raged through the world this past…

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  • Photo of Internet access to be declared a public good in Jamaica: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Internet access to be declared a public good in Jamaica: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Government of Jamaica is to roll out a broadband expansion programme, dubbed the National Broadband Initiative, which will seek to provide Internet connection to every household by 2025.  According to Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Daryl Vaz, the Government will make access to the Internet a public good. The objectives of the initiative are to: achieve universal access;…

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  • Photo of End of Year Message from the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque

    End of Year Message from the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque

    The holiday season is upon us, amidst what has been the most deadly pandemic in a century. Our Caribbean Community (CARICOM), like the rest of the world, has been battered and bruised by the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. However, once again in the face of adversity, the strength of our unity shone forth. As we relax and…

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  • Photo of Regional Communicators Get a Booster as they Prepare to Launch COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Campaigns

    Regional Communicators Get a Booster as they Prepare to Launch COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Campaigns

    As the Caribbean prepares for the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine, communications and health promotion specialists from across the Region came together to hone their risk communication skills, so that they can effectively respond to people’s concerns, opinions, emotions and reactions.  Participants at the virtual meeting This, as the Regional Health Communication Network (RHCN), comprising of communicators from 26…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Climate Risk Brief Launched

    Caribbean Climate Risk Brief Launched

    The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre announces the publication of the Caribbean Climate-Fragility Risk Brief. The Brief describes the climate of the Caribbean, provides examples of major extreme events that have affected the region and details how climate change may exacerbate future events. The impacts of climate change on the major economic sectors are described and how these could impact…

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  • Photo of Launching Paris – A CARICOM Moment of Ambition: Snapshots of Member States Nationally Determined Contributions

    Launching Paris – A CARICOM Moment of Ambition: Snapshots of Member States Nationally Determined Contributions

    Several Caribbean Community Member States showcased their ambitions to further address climate change at a CARICOM Moment of Ambition event held on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement, on Friday 11 December 2020. Member States representatives presented highlights of their enhanced National Determined Contributions (NDCs) at the event hosted by the CARICOM Secretariat…

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  • Photo of 30% of tourism workers set to resume work amidst fallout: CARICOM BUSINESS

    30% of tourism workers set to resume work amidst fallout: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says since its borders reopened in June, they have welcomed 300,000 visitors yielding some US$150 million. According to Bartlett, if the current arrival trend is sustained over the winter season, then about 30% of the 170,000 workers directly employed in the tourism industry should return to work. In the meantime, tourist arrivals in Dominica have…

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  • Photo of ‘CARICOM Moment of Ambition’  on eve of Paris Agreement’s 5th Anniversary

    ‘CARICOM Moment of Ambition’ on eve of Paris Agreement’s 5th Anniversary

    On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), in partnership with the UK Government on Friday hosted the CARICOM Moment of Ambition.  The event was convened to demonstrate continued Small Island Developing States (SIDS) leadership and ambition and tounderscore the need for immediate…

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  • Photo of Final Declaration of the 7th CARICOM-CUBA Summit Meeting

    Final Declaration of the 7th CARICOM-CUBA Summit Meeting

    December 8, 2020 We, the Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of Cuba, gathered via videoconference on 8 December, 2020, on the occasion of the 7th CARICOM-Cuba Summit held in commemoration of the 48th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the four CARICOM independent States and Cuba and the 18th anniversary of CARICOM-Cuba…

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