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  • Photo of The Caribbean Community mourns passing of Regional Legal Luminary Duke Pollard – CARICOM SG

    The Caribbean Community mourns passing of Regional Legal Luminary Duke Pollard – CARICOM SG

    CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett has expressed condolences on the passing of Justice (ret), Duke Pollard of Guyana. The Secretary-General, in a message to the President of Guyana H.E. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, noted Justice Pollard’s significant body of work for the Region which included assisting to draft the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, and…

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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 TT Central Bank authorises first company to issue e-money – CARICOM Business

    TT Central Bank authorises first company to issue e-money – CARICOM Business

    The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago has issued a provisional registration to PayWise Limited as an electronic money (e-money) issuer. The provisional registration authorises PayWise to issue e-money in Trinidad and Tobago from September 1, 2022, becoming the first entity, apart from banks and non-bank financial institutions, so authorised. PayWise will also be allowed to enlist new customers. PayWise…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General Congratulates Guyana on 56th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM Secretary-General Congratulates Guyana on 56th Independence Anniversary

    Congratulatory Message by CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, to President of Guyana, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, on the Occasion of the Fifty-Sixth Independence Anniversary of Guyana Excellency, On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I extend congratulations to the Government and People of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on the occasion of the country’s Fifty-Sixth Anniversary of Independence…

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  • Photo of Inaugural CARICOM Agri Investment Forum and Expo opens 19 May

    Inaugural CARICOM Agri Investment Forum and Expo opens 19 May

    The CARICOM Agri-Investment Forum and Expo will formally open in Georgetown, Guyana on Thursday, 19 May 2022. President of Guyana, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, who holds responsibility for agriculture in the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet will open the three-day event at the National Cultural Centre at 10am. Seven other Heads of Government of CARICOM will attend the Forum and will deliver…

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  • Photo of On Energy, CARICOM Secretariat practising what we preach: Secretary-General

    On Energy, CARICOM Secretariat practising what we preach: Secretary-General

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at the Handover Ceremony for the Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Plant with Battery and Power Conditioning Systems at the CARICOM Secretariat Your Excellency Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana;Hon. Brigadier (Ret’d.) Mark Phillips, Prime Minister and First Vice-President;Hon. Hugh Todd, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation;Your Excellency Tatsuo…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat helping to lead Region’s renewable energy transformation

    CARICOM Secretariat helping to lead Region’s renewable energy transformation

    The CARICOM Secretariat today takes charge of a Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Plant, as it sets an example of how the Region can utilise renewable energy resources to move towards greater energy efficiency and resilience. The 400-kilowaatt solar generation project, with 1,500 solar panels and servers and batteries, was undertaken through a US$17.8M grant agreement between the Governments of Guyana…

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  • Photo of Statement by Heads of Government of the  Caribbean Community on the impact of the Venezuelan Political Parties Agreement  on Guyana

    Statement by Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community on the impact of the Venezuelan Political Parties Agreement on Guyana

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has taken note of the round of negotiations in Mexico and mediated by Norway between representatives of the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the opposition, seeking to bring an end to the protracted multidimensional crisis afflicting that country. The Community has also taken note of the two initial agreements that have been reached…

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  • Photo of President Ali, CARICOM SG discuss food security, regional development

    President Ali, CARICOM SG discuss food security, regional development

    DPI, Guyana – His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali assured newly appointed CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett of Guyana’s continued support for regional development. The Head of State gave this assurance during a courtesy visit by Dr Barnett at the Office of the President earlier today. “We are very pleased to have you at this critical time for the Community and…

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