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  • Photo of Communique issued at the conclusion of the Forty-First Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, via Videoconference, 29 October 2020

    Communique issued at the conclusion of the Forty-First Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, via Videoconference, 29 October 2020

    The Forty-First Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held virtually on 29 October 2020.  The Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves, chaired the proceedings. Other Members of the Conference in attendance were: Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable Gaston Browne; Prime Minister of…

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  • Photo of Virtual Panel Discussion to launch CARICOM Energy Month

    Virtual Panel Discussion to launch CARICOM Energy Month

    Friday, 30 October 2020 | Bridgetown, Barbados – The fifth observance of CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) will be launched on 2 November under the theme ‘A RE-silient Community: Energy at the Centre’. Each November, the spotlight is placed on energy as part of efforts to raise awareness of what is occurring in the region as well as to increase general…

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  • Photo of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to assume Presidency of the United Nations Security Council

    St. Vincent and the Grenadines to assume Presidency of the United Nations Security Council

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingstown – On November 1, 2020, St. Vincent and the Grenadines will assume the presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for one month ending November 30, 2020. This is SVG’s first and only presidency during the country’s stint on the council and forms part of the SVG’s responsibility as a non-permanent member. St. Vincent…

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  • Photo of Jamaica: Preliminary Estimate of Damage Caused by Heavy Rains Set at $2 Billion

    Jamaica: Preliminary Estimate of Damage Caused by Heavy Rains Set at $2 Billion

    Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has informed that the preliminary estimate for the damage caused by the heavy rains that lashed the island recently is close to $2 billion. “The estimate for flood damage included in the report that has been presented by the National Works Agency (NWA) is preliminary, as the agency is unable to access all…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads of Government to tackle pressing issues at Meeting on Thursday

    CARICOM Heads of Government to tackle pressing issues at Meeting on Thursday

    COVID-19 and its impact on the Caribbean Community will be among matters for consideration by  CARICOM Heads of Government when they meet via video-conference on Thursday 29 October 2020.  This Forty-first Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government is expected to examine the health, financial and economic development implications  of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The discussions will follow the Special Emergency…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates St. Vincent and the Grenadines on 41st Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates St. Vincent and the Grenadines on 41st Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the country’s forty-first anniversary of Independence, which it celebrates on 27 October 2020. Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Vincentian Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, said that as an Independent nation, St. Vincent and the Grenadines has achieved global recognition…

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  • Photo of Stats News and Views

    Stats News and Views

    The Special Topic Statistical Bulletin on COVID-19 in CARICOM Countries Issue 31, provides an update of the trajectory of the COVID-19 in the CARICOM Region up to 23 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. The…

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  • Photo of NCB & Republic Bank named among World’s Safest Banks: CARICOM BUSINESS

    NCB & Republic Bank named among World’s Safest Banks: CARICOM BUSINESS

    National Commercial Bank (NCB) Jamaica Limited and Republic Bank of Trinidad and Tobago are the only 2 banking institutions in the Region to be named in Global Finance’s list of the World’s Safest Banks in 112 countries. According to Global Finance, which is headquartered in New York with a circulation of 50,000 and readers in 191 countries, “The Safest Banks…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected New Zealand Prime Minister

    CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected New Zealand Prime Minister

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated New Zealand’s Prime Minister Ms Jacinda Ardern on her re-election in the country’s general elections on 17 October. Ms. Ardern led her Labour Party to a rare outright majority for New Zealand elections, capturing 64 seats in the 120-seat Assembly. “The New Zealand electorate has no doubt favoured you, Prime Minister, for your…

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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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