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  • Photo of Mottley: Time to act is now

    Mottley: Time to act is now

    The region’s young people will not wait another ten years nor will they forgive present leaders for procrastination or lack of courage. And Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, told her colleagues if they were serious about making the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) work, it was time to move past the talk. Mottley was making her maiden address…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads Begin Three-Day Meeting Today

    CARICOM Heads Begin Three-Day Meeting Today

    The 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) takes place at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James from July 4-6 under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness. The opening ceremony began at 4:00 pm on Wednesday (July 4) with presentations from Prime Minister Holness; outgoing CARICOM…

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  • Photo of CSME in focus as CARICOM Heads of Government meet in Montego Bay

    CSME in focus as CARICOM Heads of Government meet in Montego Bay

    CARICOM leaders head to the scenic Montego Bay, Jamaica, for their Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting. The Meeting will be held 4-6 July at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. As it was, more than two decades ago when Jamaica hosted the Eighteenth Meeting of the Conference in Montego Bay in 1997, the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is the main focus.…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Council for Planning and Finance Meets

    CARICOM Council for Planning and Finance Meets

    The CARICOM Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP), which has responsibility for economic policy coordination and financial and monetary integration, met Wednesday morning in Montego Bay, Jamaica, ahead of the 39th CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting. The Council, comprising Finance and Economic Development Ministers, will present its economic policy recommendations to the Heads for deliberation during their 4-6 July Meeting.…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting begins tomorrow

    CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting begins tomorrow

    The Thirty-Ninth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM begins at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, Jamaica. The Jamaica Information Service tells us more  

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  • Photo of Decisions of  CARICOM Heads of Government to be published…

    Decisions of CARICOM Heads of Government to be published…

    (Jamaica Information Service, 2 July, 2018) Decisions taken by delegates attending the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Montego Bay, St. James, will be communicated to the public following the event. This was disclosed by Secretary-General, CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, during a press conference at The Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston on Monday…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Day Greetings, Guyana!

    CARICOM Day Greetings, Guyana!

    In observance of the day, and as a prelude to the upcoming 39th Heads of Government Meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, here’s a quote by CARICOM Founding Father, The Hon. Forbes Burnham, then Prime Minister of Guyana, on 14 August 1967, at the Officials Conference to plan for the implementation of economic integration: Integrate or perish “Either we weld ourselves…

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  • Photo of Two Hundred Foreign Officials for CARICOM Meeting: All Heads of Government Confirmed

    Two Hundred Foreign Officials for CARICOM Meeting: All Heads of Government Confirmed

    Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, said Jamaica welcomes the opportunity to host the conference, which is expected to address a number of critical issues that impact the economic and social advancement of the countries of the Region. “We are honoured by it (chairmanship), as it gives us the great chance to play…

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  • Photo of CCJ strikes down mandatory death penalty in Barbados

    CCJ strikes down mandatory death penalty in Barbados

    Judgments were delivered by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in a pair of unrelated death penalty cases from Barbados. The cases, Jabari Sensimania Nervais v The Queen and Dwayne Omar Severin v The Queen, were consolidated because both appeals challenged the murder convictions of each of the men and the constitutionality of the mandatory death sentence for murder in…

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  • CARICAD Board meets

    The 35th meeting of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) will be held at the Courtleigh Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica, on Wednesday, 27 June, 2018. Under the theme, ‘Re-shaping the Public Service in the Caribbean for the Future — The Role of CARICAD’, the board meeting was preceded by a Board of Directors Forum on…

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