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  • Photo of Grenadians head to the polls 23 June

    Grenadians head to the polls 23 June

    Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has announced that General Elections will be held on 23 June 2022. Nominations Day will be 1 June. Dr Keith Mitchell The Elections are expected to be a straight fight between Prime Minister Mitchell’s New National Party (NNP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), being led into an election for the first time…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat Develops Online Platform for Sustainable Statistical Capacity-Building

    CARICOM Secretariat Develops Online Platform for Sustainable Statistical Capacity-Building

    The Regional Statistics Programme of the CARICOM Secretariat has established an electronic platform for training, research and knowledge acquisition that is aimed at improving statistical capacity in the Region on a sustainable basis. The platform is the Statistical Training and Research in the Caribbean (e-CISTAR) financed under the 11th European Development Fund. One of the deliverables of the Regional Strategy…

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  • Photo of New US$500 million Regional conglomerate on the horizon: CARICOM BUSINESS

    New US$500 million Regional conglomerate on the horizon: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Seprod Limited is moving to acquire a 100 year-old Trinidad & Tobago company, A.S. Bryden & Sons Holdings, “to  create the leading integrated manufacturing and distribution group in the Caribbean,” the companies said In a joint announcement. Their combined revenues is estimated at US$500 million. Together, Jamaica-based Seprod and A.S. Bryden, with a team of close to 3,000 employees, will…

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  • Photo of CARICOM regrets passing of former Foreign Minister who helped to advance Cuba-CARICOM relations

    CARICOM regrets passing of former Foreign Minister who helped to advance Cuba-CARICOM relations

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed deep regret at the passing of Cuba’s former Foreign Affairs Minister HE Ricardo Alarcón, who played a constructive role in advancing Cuba’s relationship with CARICOM.  Mr   Alarcón died recently in Havana at the age of 84. CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett sent a message of condolence to Cuba’s President HE Miguel Díaz-Canel: “Excellency The…

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  • Photo of Agri Investment Forum

    Agri Investment Forum

    The premier Agri-Food Investment Forum and Expo will be held on May 19 – 21, 2022 at the Arthur Chung Convention Center under the theme: “Investing in Vision 25 by 2025”. The overall goal of this important event is to achieve the 25% by 2025 vision of reducing regional food imports by fostering accelerated and targeted investment in agriculture and…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Community Statement on the Release of the Report of the United Kingdom’s British Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry

    Caribbean Community Statement on the Release of the Report of the United Kingdom’s British Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) takes note of the release on April 29, 2022, of the Report of the British Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry (COI) with its far-reaching recommendations.   The British Virgin Islands (BVI), a British Overseas Territory, has been an Associate Member of the Community since July 1991.     CARICOM supports the decision of the duly elected Government of the…

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  • Photo of Barbados records growth of 11.8% in first quarter: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Barbados records growth of 11.8% in first quarter: CARICOM BUSINESS

    For the period January to March 2022, Barbados experienced inflation of 4.2%, unemployment declined from 12.4% to 10.9% and net international reserves reaching US$3.019 B or 36.4 weeks of import cover. According to the Central Bank of Barbados in its quarterly review, the economy grew by 11.8% during the reporting period. Activity in the tourism sector built on the performance…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Leaders meet US Vice President Harris

    CARICOM Leaders meet US Vice President Harris

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Dominican Republic and the CARICOM Secretary-General met virtually on Friday with United States Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss support for post Covid-19 economic recovery, the climate crisis, energy security and security co-operation. CARICOM Leaders took the opportunity to raise other issues of concern including access to development financing including climate…

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  • Photo of Belizean elected new President of Regional Administrative Tribunal

    Belizean elected new President of Regional Administrative Tribunal

    Judge Lisa M Shoman of Belize has been elected by her peers to the Presidency of the Caribbean Community Administrative Tribunal (CCAT) from 20th April 2022 for two years, as the second President of the Tribunal. Judge Shoman SC was preceded by, Sir Patterson Cheltenham, Chief Justice of Barbados who served with distinction as the first President of CCAT from…

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