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    CARICOM Business News

    Please see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM Business 16 Feb 2018  

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  • Photo of Commonwealth SG welcomes UN decision on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

    Commonwealth SG welcomes UN decision on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

    The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, welcomes the decision of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Gutteres, to refer the long-standing border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The Secretary-General recalled that at the September 2017 meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana, Ministers noted Guyana’s concerns that this longstanding controversy has impacted on the country’s economic…

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  • Photo of SIDS must never be denied concessional financing for climate resilience -SG

    SIDS must never be denied concessional financing for climate resilience -SG

        “It is crucial to increase the level of investment of climate finance for health.” – CARICOM Secretary-General, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has called for the scaling up of climate finance for resilience in the health sector.   He also posited that small vulnerable countries must never be denied access to concessional financing in their quest for resilience against…

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  • Photo of CARPHA launches regional system for Member States to report sub-standard falsified medicines

    CARPHA launches regional system for Member States to report sub-standard falsified medicines

    The health of the Caribbean people can be at risk if medicines are not safe, effective and of good quality. Medicines safety and monitoring systems are often limited in the Region, and there has been a call for regional pooling of resources, sharing of information, and coordination of activities, that can lead to stronger systems. Recently, the Caribbean Regulatory System…

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  • Photo of Jamaica Prime Minister tables report on CARICOM in House of Representatives

    Jamaica Prime Minister tables report on CARICOM in House of Representatives

    Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, tabled a copy of the Report of the Commission to Review Jamaica’s Relations within the CARICOM and CARIFORUM Frameworks in the House of Representatives, today (February 6). The Commission was charged with evaluating the effects of Jamaica’s membership in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the country’s economic growth and development, with particular reference to trade…

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  • ‘Building back better’: a resilient Caribbean after the 2017 hurricanes

    Building back better’ after a disaster intuitively makes sense, but it is challenging and requires a deep understanding of the causes of disaster, recovery processes and future climate and other risks. Critically, it requires high levels of commitment from policymakers and technical staff in national governments, from the international aid agencies and donors supporting recovery, and from communities already engaged in recovery.…

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  • Photo of Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines reaffirm commitment to CARICOM

    Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines reaffirm commitment to CARICOM

    The governments of Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have signalled their unequivocal commitment to integration as they assigned two new envoys to join the family of CARICOM Ambassadors on Friday 12 January. Her Excellency Veronica Griffith, Plenipotentiary Representative of Barbados to CARICOM and His Excellency Allan Alexander, Plenipotentiary Representative of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to CARICOM were…

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  • Photo of Our region needs to be a zone of peace”- PM tells CANSEC conference

    Our region needs to be a zone of peace”- PM tells CANSEC conference

      Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has signalled the need for Guyana and the rest of the region to be a zone of peace, free from the scourge of money laundering, piracy and other illicit activities. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo today at the opening of the two-day CANSEC Conference at the Guyana Marriot hotel. Addressing the opening of the 16th annual Caribbean…

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  • Photo of Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

    Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

    Over US$2 billion pledged, half of which in loans and debt relief, to support affected women and men for long-term recovery in hurricane-affected Caribbean during CARICOM-UN Conference New York, 21 November 2017 – In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN High-level Pledging Conference: Building a more Climate-Resilient Community ” mobilised…

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  • Photo of Region must adapt to the reality of climate change – CARICOM SG

    Region must adapt to the reality of climate change – CARICOM SG

      Resources the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is mobilising to support reconstruction of hurricane-ravaged Member States are intended for them to build back smarter and better, against the existential threat of climate change. Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said that intention was in “full knowledge that we are into a new era,” when hurricanes had now become “game changers.” He was at…

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