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  • Photo of PANCAP virtual Town Hall to address concerns about  COVID-19 Vaccines for  Children

    PANCAP virtual Town Hall to address concerns about COVID-19 Vaccines for Children

    REGIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTITIONERS WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINES FOR CHILDREN IN THE 5-11 AGE GROUP Wednesday, 17 November 2021 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, will host a virtual town hall to address concerns…

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  • Photo of Statement of the Council of Ministers of CARIFORUM  on the Ex-Post Evaluation of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA

    Statement of the Council of Ministers of CARIFORUM on the Ex-Post Evaluation of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA

    The Council of Ministers of CARIFORUM wishes to put on record, the Region’s concerns with a number of ‘findings’ of the Study commissioned by the European Commission, the “Ex-post Evaluation of the EPA between the EU and its Member States and the CARIFORUM Member States”. As a region, we are particularly troubled that in spite of the detailed concerns raised…

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  • Photo of CCRIF Welcomes Grant of €1 million (US$1.16 million) from Irish Aid, Allowing Five Additional Caribbean Countries to Access Fisheries Insurance

    CCRIF Welcomes Grant of €1 million (US$1.16 million) from Irish Aid, Allowing Five Additional Caribbean Countries to Access Fisheries Insurance

    CCRIF SPC is pleased to announce that the Government of Ireland – through Irish Aid – has provided €1 million (US$1.16 million) to support the rollout of COAST – CCRIF’s parametric insurance product for the fisheries sector – in five additional CCRIF member countries in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Ocean and Aquaculture Sustainability Facility (COAST) initiative was launched by CCRIF…

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  • Photo of CARICOM launches Survey to Assess Youth Development Status in the Region

    CARICOM launches Survey to Assess Youth Development Status in the Region

    Resources and opportunities available for youth development in Region are coming under the microscope as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat launches a Regional Youth Development Status Survey ten years after adopting the CARICOM Youth Development Action Plan (CYDAP). Set for roll out on November 15, 2021, the survey will collect data on challenges to youth development and the policies in…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat ICT expert among women lauded by Guyana Prime Minister

    CARICOM Secretariat ICT expert among women lauded by Guyana Prime Minister

    (Department of Public Information) Prime Minister, Brigadier (Ret’d), the Honourable Mark Phillips, who is performing the functions of President, (Tuesday) afternoon lauded the contribution made by four Guyanese women to the local Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector. During a simple ceremony at his office, the acting Head of State said that it was fitting to celebrate the four professionals for…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Pacific Island Forum agree on need for more adaptation funding for Climate Change

    CARICOM and Pacific Island Forum agree on need for more adaptation funding for Climate Change

    Financing for adaptation to climate change was a major focus of discussions between the Secretaries General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) at COP 26 in Glasgow, Scotland. At their meeting on Monday, CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett and her PIF counterpart Mr Henry Puna agreed on the urgency for the developed countries to fulfil…

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  • Photo of Bermuda reaps US$23 million from digital nomads: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Bermuda reaps US$23 million from digital nomads: CARICOM BUSINESS

    In its first 12 months, the work from home in Bermuda (WFB) certificate has had an estimated value-added of $23.3 million to the economy. According to Labour Minister, Jason Hayward, 638 people took up the scheme and 206 families still lived on the island as a result. The initiative was launched on August 1, 2020 & allowed people from overseas…

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  • Photo of Region to get new programme to aid COVID-era learning loss recovery

    Region to get new programme to aid COVID-era learning loss recovery

    A new regional programme to help students recover the learning losses of the COVID-19 era will be presented in two virtual town hall sessions this month. The Learning Recovery and Enhancement Programme for Caribbean Schools was developed through the collaboration of the Caribbean Development Bank, the CARICOM Secretariat and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Commission, to assist educations with…

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  • Photo of Barbados records growth of 10%: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Barbados records growth of 10%: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Barbados registered economic growth of 10% during July-September 2021 relative to the corresponding period in 2020. However, for the first 9 months of the year economic activity is estimated to have been approximately 3.2% below the corresponding period in 2020. Indeed at end-September, the gross international reserves totalled $2,865 million, covering approximately 42 weeks of imports. Tourism continued its recovery…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Dominica on 43rd Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Dominica on 43rd Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Dominica on the country’s Forty-Third anniversary of Independence, which is celebrates on 3 November 2021. “The theme of this year’s Independence festivities, “United in Purpose: Our Health, Our Heritage, Our Culture” is a clear rallying cry for Dominicans in this challenging period to continue in their collective actions to…

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