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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat to launch state of biological diversity report in Egypt

    CARICOM Secretariat to launch state of biological diversity report in Egypt

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is set to launch, internationally, the recently released study report on the state of biodiversity management in the Caribbean. The report will be launched in Egypt on 23 November to an international audience at a United Nations Environment (UN Environment) event, on the side-lines of the 14th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological…

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  • Photo of Solar farm in Guyana to be commissioned soon

    Solar farm in Guyana to be commissioned soon

    (Department of Public Information) Very soon, residents of Mabaruma, Region One (in Guyana) will benefit from an improved power supply when the new solar farm is added to the generation mix. The construction and installation of the $264Million solar farm is now complete and the contractor is currently completing work on the automatic switching from the generator to the solar…

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  • Photo of ICAO President arrives ahead of aviation conference

    ICAO President arrives ahead of aviation conference

    (Department of Public Information) As Guyana prepares to host the 2018 meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on air transport, ICAO’s President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu has arrived prepared to put his full support behind Guyana in the conference. Speaking to the Department of Public Information (DPI) at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Dr. Aliu said the…

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  • Photo of Take control, include populace, make projects bankable – Energy Experts at CSEF VI

    Take control, include populace, make projects bankable – Energy Experts at CSEF VI

    Take full control of the development of renewable energy (RE) in the Region. Include the general populace in the dialogue and processes that will lead to the further development of the sector. Make RE projects bankable. Those were some of the key takeaways from Day One of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) VI now underway at the Belize Ocean…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG emphasises importance of trade, economic policy implementation

    CARICOM SG emphasises importance of trade, economic policy implementation

    The current uncertain international trade arena emphasises the importance of agreement on and implementation of collective trade and economic policies, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said Thursday.Most importantly, the Secretary-General said, was advancing the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The Secretary-General was at the time addressing delegates at the opening of the Forty-Seventh Meeting of the…

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  • Photo of Barbados Public Sector exposed to Community Public Procurement Notice Board

    Barbados Public Sector exposed to Community Public Procurement Notice Board

    Approximately fifty public sector officers in Barbados were this week shown processes on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Public Procurement Electronic Notice Board. The engagement was held on Monday and Tuesday, 12-13 November and was geared towards assisting the procuring entities across the public sector and state-owned public sector organisations to initiate use of their National Advertising Portal to publish procurement…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat team holds talks with visiting Canadian Officials

    CARICOM Secretariat team holds talks with visiting Canadian Officials

    Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan and other Officials of the CARICOM Secretariat met on Tuesday with a visiting team from Canada headed by Mr Tarik Khan, the Director-General, Central America and the Caribbean at Global Affairs Canada and including Mr Benoit-Pierre Laramee, Senior Director of Canada’s Caribbean Regional Development Programme and HE Ms Lilian Chatterjee, Canada’s…

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  • Photo of Green Climate Fund affirms its partnership with CDB

    Green Climate Fund affirms its partnership with CDB

    (Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) – The Green Climate Fund and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Friday signed a legal agreement to open doors for more climate finance projects in the Caribbean Region. The signing of the Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) took place on the margins of the Green Climate Fund’s Caribbean Structured Dialogue meeting in Grenada, and which brought…

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  • Photo of Antigua PM to address CDF meeting

    Antigua PM to address CDF meeting

    (Barbados Nation) The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, will be the featured speaker at the CARICOM Development Fund’s (CDF) Seventh Annual Meeting of Contributors and Development Partners in Barbados on Tuesday. https://i0.wp.com/today.caricom.org/wp-content/uploads/CDF-10th-Anniversary-Logo-small.png?resize=131%2C150&ssl=1 131w, https://i0.wp.com/today.caricom.org/wp-content/uploads/CDF-10th-Anniversary-Logo-small.png?w=626&ssl=1 626w” width=”262″ />Browne, who is also the Chairman of the CARICOM Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP), will deliver his address during the…

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  • Photo of PM Skerrit announces national consultation on marijuana; downplays its economic impact

    PM Skerrit announces national consultation on marijuana; downplays its economic impact

    (Dominica News Online) Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that the first national consultation on the decriminalisation of marijuana will be held on November 16 but has rejected the notion that such a move could have a positive impact on the nation’s economy. “Decriminalisation of certain quantities of marijuana and the use of certain potencies of marijuana for medicinal purposes…

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