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  • Photo of T&T to revisit the energy fiscal regime:   CARICOM BUSINESS

    T&T to revisit the energy fiscal regime: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has announced that the T&T government will revisit the energy sector tax regime to ensure the country remains competitive. This in the wake of a recent study by the IDB said T&T’s fiscal regime for the energy sector is one of the most uncompetitive in the region. The Central Bank’s Energy Commodity Prices Index (ECPI),…

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  • Photo of CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’ Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccine
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    CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’ Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

    The Caribbean Public health Agency (CARPHA), with funding from the European Union (EU), has entered into an agreement with the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) to support Member States’ participation in the COVAX Facility. This will be done through assistance with the required down payment to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which is the administrator of the COVAX Facility. The Facility…

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  • Photo of Scientific data critical to Development – PM Mitchell on Caribbean Statistics Day

    Scientific data critical to Development – PM Mitchell on Caribbean Statistics Day

    MESSAGE BYPRIME MINISTER KEITH MITCHELLCARICOM’S LEAD HEAD FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, INCLUDING ICT& CARICOM CHAMPION FOR OFFICIAL STATISTICSOn the Occasion of CARIBBEAN STATISTICS DAYOctober 15, 2020 Scientific data is increasingly recognised as a critical element in development and the current COVID-19 pandemic has made it even more relevant to sustainable development. Given the magnitude of the pandemic’s impact, we are…

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  • Photo of Standards, Codes Critical to CARICOM Energy Sector Development

    Standards, Codes Critical to CARICOM Energy Sector Development

    Joint Statement by the CARICOM Secretariat, Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, and the Caribbean Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality, on the occasion of World Standards Day observed n 14 October 2020 Wednesday, 14 October 2020: Each year, on 14 October, World Standards Day is celebrated as a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of…

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  • Photo of Celebrating Caribbean Statistics Day – SG’s Message

    Celebrating Caribbean Statistics Day – SG’s Message

    MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE ON THE OCCASION OF THE OBSERVANCE OF CARIBBEAN STATISTICS DAY 15 OCTOBER 2020 It is my pleasure as Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, to send greetings on the launch of the Twelfth Observance of Caribbean Statistics Day on  15 October 2020. This year also marks the Third Observance of World…

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  • Photo of Special Topic Statistical Bulletin – COVID-19 Issue 29, 9 October 2020

    Special Topic Statistical Bulletin – COVID-19 Issue 29, 9 October 2020

    The Special Topic Statistical Bulletin on COVID 19 in CARICOM Countries Issue 29, provides an update of the trajectory of the COVID-19 in the CARICOM Region up to 9 October 2020. The Bulletin provides information on the pattern of the disease of the total number of confirmed cases, new cases and deaths for each country and the total for CARICOM.…

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  • Photo of Jamaica lowers primary surplus target:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica lowers primary surplus target: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica is further revising down Jamaica’s primary surplus target to 3.1% among other measures, to cover almost $17 billion in additional expenditure for the current fiscal year. According to Finance Minister Nigel Clarke preliminary numbers for the 6 months ending September 30, show that overall revenues were $8 billion or 3% than budgeted but 18.8% lower than the corresponding 6…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Blacklisting by the European Community

    Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Blacklisting by the European Community

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) deplores the ongoing unilateral, arbitrary and non-transparent blacklisting strategy employed by the European Union (EU) against CARICOM Member States. The most recent inclusion of CARICOM States to the blacklist of alleged non-cooperative tax jurisdictions and jurisdictions identified as being deficient in the area of Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT), underscores the EU’s unwillingness to…

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  • Photo of Barbados to organise meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean

    Barbados to organise meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean

    The XXII Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean will take place on 18-19 January 2021, and will address the pressing environmental issues of the region, opportunities for green recovery, and urgent actions for nature in the next decade to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and…

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  • Photo of CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022

    CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022

    CARIFESTA, the Region’s premiere cultural festival, which was scheduled to be held in Antigua and Barbuda in August next year, has been postponed to August 2022. The Hon. Daryll Matthew, Minister of Sports, Culture, National Festivals, and the Arts of Antigua and Barbuda, announced the decision on 8 October, at a virtual meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee. The Committee…

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