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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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  • Photo of Issues impacting lives of CARICOM Citizens get attention at COFAP Meeting in Barbados

    Issues impacting lives of CARICOM Citizens get attention at COFAP Meeting in Barbados

    CARICOM Finance and Planning Ministers were meeting in Barbados Tuesday to advance a number of development initiatives geared towards enhancing the use and operation of the Single Market and Economy. It is the sixth Special Meeting of the Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP) and was convened under the Chairmanship of Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister and Minister of Finance…

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  • Photo of Regional Stakeholders Consultation to Look at Making the CSME More Effective

    Regional Stakeholders Consultation to Look at Making the CSME More Effective

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is hosting on behalf of the lead Head of Government for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), a Stakeholders consultation on the CSME on 8-9 June 2018 in Guyana. State and non-State stakeholders will examine the CSME and its implementation as currently configured and identify what is necessary to make it…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General addresses Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association’s AGM

    CARICOM Secretary-General addresses Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association’s AGM

    Thank you for the invitation to address your Annual General Meeting this morning.  I always welcome the opportunity to interact with the private sector in our Community, since you are an important stakeholder in our integration arrangements.     The fact that this Association has been serving its members continuously for 62 years is testimony to its value.  It has…

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  • Photo of Happy 214th Haiti!

    Happy 214th Haiti!

    Congratulatory Message to the President of Haiti HE Jovenel Moïse from CARICOM Chairman Ambassador Irwin LaRocque  to mark the country’s 214th Independence Anniversary, 1 January 2018.             “Excellency  The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) extends warmest congratulations to the Government and People of the Republic of Haiti on the occasion of the Two Hundred and Fourteenth Anniversary of Independence. As a nation…

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  • Photo of Giving the Region a more results-focused approach to project management

    Giving the Region a more results-focused approach to project management

    Efforts to provide the Caribbean Community with a more results-focused approach to programme and project management are being advanced this week with a series of sensitisation seminars  in Barbados. The seminars will continue in Suriname next week and in other CARICOM Member States next year. Development of the Gender-sensitive CARICOM Results-based Management (RBM) system, was coordinated by the CARICOM Secretariat with…

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  • Photo of Free Movement Of Labour – Holness urges greater cooperation within CARICOM

    Free Movement Of Labour – Holness urges greater cooperation within CARICOM

      Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that the threat that climate change poses to Caribbean countries should spur regional leaders to work towards greater cooperation among states across the region. Speaking yesterday at the sixth High Level Caribbean Forum, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, Holness said that there was a tendency for regional states to…

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  • Photo of St. Kitts and Nevis accommodate students from hurricane devastated countries

    St. Kitts and Nevis accommodate students from hurricane devastated countries

    We committed as part of our excellent support to our neighbours to accommodate students whose education had become disrupted as a consequence of the ravages by the two Hurricanes.  I am advised that, so far, some 72 students of preschool, primary and secondary school age are being accommodated in our schools from 7 countries namely: Anguilla (15), BVI (24), Dominica…

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