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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 New High-Seas Treaty must ensure equity for Caribbean nations

    New High-Seas Treaty must ensure equity for Caribbean nations

    Op-Ed by Hon. Shawn Edward, Minister for Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Science, Technology, Saint Lucia The Caribbean Sea is renowned for its clear waters, teeming coral reefs, and vibrant coastal ecosystems, but these habitats don’t exist in a vacuum: Their fate is tied to the health of the broader ocean, including the high seas, the areas beyond national jurisdiction 200 nautical…

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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 Remarks by Chairman of CARICOM, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Remarks by Chairman of CARICOM, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago:The Honourable Doctor Keith Rowley,Prime Minister of Barbados:The Honourable Mia Amor Mottley,President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana: His Excellency Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Secretary General of the CARICOM Secretariat:Doctor Carla Barnett,Other Dignitaries,Members of the press,Ladies and Gentleman, Good day to you all! I am pleased, to join you, at this Agri-Investment Forum and Expo II…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Your Excellency Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of the Republic of Suriname and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Other Heads of Government; Honourable Ministers; Head of Regional Institutions; International Development Partners; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Young People of the Region;…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, 53rd Annual General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, 16 August 2022

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, 53rd Annual General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, 16 August 2022

    Dr. Claire Grant, President, Caribbean Broadcasting Union; Ms. Sonia Gill, Secretary General, Caribbean Broadcasting Union; Dr. Tawfik Jelassi, Assistant Director General for Communication and Information, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; Mr. Kristian Porter, Chief Executive Officer, Public Media Alliance; Distinguished Guests; Representatives of the Media; Ladies and Gentlemen. It is truly a pleasure to address this forum comprised…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chairman, President Chandrikapersad Santokhi of Suriname, congratulates the Caribbean’s outstanding  athletes at the World Athletics Championships 2022

    CARICOM Chairman, President Chandrikapersad Santokhi of Suriname, congratulates the Caribbean’s outstanding athletes at the World Athletics Championships 2022

    It is my pleasure to extend my warm congratulations as Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and Head of Government responsible for Community Development and Cultural Cooperation, which includes Sports, to all Caribbean athletes who participated in the World Athletics Championships 2022. Once more, you have made our Region proud with your outstanding performances at Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon, USA.…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat begins consultation on draft gender equality strategy

    CARICOM Secretariat begins consultation on draft gender equality strategy

    The CARICOM Secretariat is launching a series of consultations on the draft CARICOM Regional Gender Equality Strategy (CRGES) beginning on Tuesday 26 July 2022. Senior officials in Ministries of Gender, Education, Health, Labour, Environment, and Finance from Guyana, Suriname, the British Virgin Islands, and the Cayman Islands are expected to participate virtually, in the first of a series of national…

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  • Photo of Jamaica’s unemployment rate plummets to 6%:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica’s unemployment rate plummets to 6%: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The unemployment rate for April 2022 decreased to 6.0%, 3.0 percentage points lower than in the same quarter of 2021. The male unemployment rate fell to 4.7% from 7.5%, while the unemployment rate for females declined to 7.6% from 10.8%. The unemployment rate for youth aged 14-24 was 15.5% in April 2022, which represents an 8.6 percentage point decline when…

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