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  • Photo of CARICOM Development Fund To Be Restructured

    CARICOM Development Fund To Be Restructured

    (Barbados Government Information Service) So serious are the issues facing the region that its leaders have decided to restructure the CARICOM Development Fund to enable it to raise additional monies from individuals, companies, institutions, regional countries and extra regional countries. CARICOM Chair, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, made this announcement on Wednesday, during a press conference on the final day…

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  • Photo of CARICOM wants inter-governmental tax body to set standards, rules

    CARICOM wants inter-governmental tax body to set standards, rules

    CARICOM Heads of Government have reiterated the call for the creation of an “appropriate intergovernmental tax body with the adequate means and powers to set standards and rules” which support an equitable and universal approach to an international tax governance infrastructure. The call was made Wednesday against the background of the blacklisting of countries by the European Union (EU). The strategy…

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  • Photo of Multi-Disciplinary Summit Imminent To Address Unacceptable Crime, Violence in CARICOM

    Multi-Disciplinary Summit Imminent To Address Unacceptable Crime, Violence in CARICOM

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will convene a multidisciplinary summit on Security scheduled for April 2020 to have “frank discussions” given the continuing high rates of crime and violence in the Community. CARICOM Chair, Hon. Mia Mottley, made the disclosure while briefing the press at the close of the Thirty-First Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government on 19…

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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUE Issued at Conclusion of 31st CARICOM Intersessional Meeting

    COMMUNIQUE Issued at Conclusion of 31st CARICOM Intersessional Meeting

    The Thirty-First Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held in Bridgetown, Barbados, 18-19 February 2020.  The Prime Minister of Barbados, the Right Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C; MP, Chaired the proceedings. Other Members of the Conference in attendance were: Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable Gaston Browne; Prime Minister of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and United Arab Emirates sign agreement to strengthen cooperation

    CARICOM and United Arab Emirates sign agreement to strengthen cooperation

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the side lines of the 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in Barbados, Wednesday. The MOU, signed by CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Assistant Minister in the Government of the UAE Mr Omar Saif Ghobash, will establish a consultation and cooperation…

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  • Photo of Regional Response to Novel Corona-virus is ‘Regionalism Working’ – Prime Minister Chastanet

    Regional Response to Novel Corona-virus is ‘Regionalism Working’ – Prime Minister Chastanet

    Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Outgoing Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of  CARICOM, Hon. Allan Chastanet, has lauded the Region’s response to the Novel Corona-virus as “regionalism working”. The Prime Minister said the approach reminded him of the importance of being part of a group that in times of emergency had your back. He expressed gratitude…

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  • Photo of Dominica signs Regional Procurement and Assets Recovery Agreements

    Dominica signs Regional Procurement and Assets Recovery Agreements

    Dominica’s Prime Minister Mr Roosevelt Skerrit signed his country on to two important regional agreements on the side-lines of the 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) in Barbados, Wednesday. These are: The Protocol on Public Procurement for the Caribbean Community, which gives individuals and firms the opportunity to bid for public…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG commends regional response on COVID 19

    CARICOM SG commends regional response on COVID 19

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has commended the health emergency response mechanism engineered by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to keep the Community free of the novel coronavirus (COVID 19). Secretary-General LaRocque said the inter-agency collaboration that is taking place is another example of the co-ordination required to address the challenges to integration. The SG was speaking at the…

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  • Photo of A fixed single CARICOM roaming rate for all CARICOM nationals – CARICOM Chair

    A fixed single CARICOM roaming rate for all CARICOM nationals – CARICOM Chair

    Community governance, a fixed single CARICOM roaming rate and a unified regional approach were among the key highlights of Chair of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, when she addressed the opening of the Thirty-First Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference in Barbados, earlier on 18 February 2020. On the issue of…

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  • Photo of ‘Step on regional integration pedal a little more’ – PM Allen Chastanet

    ‘Step on regional integration pedal a little more’ – PM Allen Chastanet

    Address by Saint Lucia Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet, Outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community at the Opening of the 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, 18th February 2020 It was a great honour for me over the past six months to have held the chairmanship of the Caribbean Community. Given…

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