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  • CARICOM AFFIRMS ITS SOLIDARITY WITH CENTRAL AMERICA IN WAKE OF HURRICANE MITCH

    The Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Mr. Edwin Carrington, despatched messages of condolence and support to Honduras and Nicaragua last week, on behalf of the Community and the Secretariat, following the passage of Hurricane Mitch through Central America. The Secretary-General also extended condolences to the Government and people of Honduras on the untimely death of the Mayor of Tegucigalpa,…

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  • VITAL LESSONS FROM GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS – CARRINGTON

    The need for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to move faster towards improving competitiveness and diversification of their production and exports, is one of a series of measures identified by CARICOM Secretary-General, Edwin Carrington to lessen the impact of the Asian and global financial crisis. Speaking to participants at a meeting of the Caribbean Association of Indigenous Banks in Georgetown today…

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  • Press Statement issued by the Office of the CARICOM Facilitator with regards to a statement made by leader of the People’s National Congress (PNC), Mr. Desmond Hoyte

    At a meeting of the political dialogue between the parties thereto, the PPP/C has complained about what they have termed as Mr. Hoyte’s intemperate language in describing the process of the political dialogue as a farce during the course of a political meeting held at Victoria. I have had an opportunity to listen to a tape of part of that…

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  • GUYANA HOSTS CARICOM-CUBA TRADE SYMPOSIUM

    Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Trade, the Hon. Ricardo Cabrisas will lead his country’s delegation of public and private sector officials to the Caribbean-Cuba Trade and Investment Symposium to be held in Guyana on November 20-21. A trade exhibition of Cuban products will be mounted at Le Meridien Pegasus during the Symposium and more than 20 Cuban companies have indicated they…

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  • PRESS STATEMENT OF THE 11th MEETING OF THE BUREAU of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), 21 October 1998, ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA

    The Bureau of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community today urged all parties in Guyana to do everything possible to meet the deadlines of the Herdmanston Accord particularly the provisions relating to the staging of elections under a new constitution by the year 2000.  The Bureau, presided over by Chairman of CARICOM, Dr the Hon. Kenny…

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  • CARIBBEAN YOUTH COME UP WITH VISION FOR 21ST CENTURY

    After coming together for three weeks in The Bahamas and Barbados, representatives of Caribbean Youth have come up with a Vision for the Region in the 21st Century; four parliamentary resolutions and a Declaration and Regional Action Plan on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights. The three-week Caribbean Youth Explosion which ended in Barbados on October 7, 1998, comprised three…

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  • CARICOM BUREAU MEETS ON WEDNESDAY IN GRENADA

    The impact of Hurricane Georges on the Caribbean is among items to be considered when the Eleventh Meeting of the Bureau of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community convenes in Grenada on Wednesday October 21, 1998. CARICOM Chairman, Dr. the Hon. Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia will preside over the meeting. Other members of…

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  • CARICOM YOUTH PARLIAMENT STARTS ON THURSDAY

    The Caribbean Youth Explosion is into its second week in The Bahamas and into its second phase, the CARICOM Youth Workshop and Parliament. The first week of the three-week Explosion saw a highly successful Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP), the Caribbean Youth Exchange which took place on the island of Eleuthera. The Youth Explosion, with the theme “Making Choices, Taking Action”,…

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  • CARIBBEAN/CUBA TRADE SYMPOSIUM FOR GUYANA

    Cuba will be the focus of four days of activity in Guyana beginning November 18. The CARICOM/Cuba Joint Commission will hold its Fifth Meeting on November 18-19 and immediately following, Guyana will be host for a two-day Caribbean/Cuba Trade and Investment Symposium on November 20-21. The symposium is being held with the assistance of the CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean…

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  • CARICOM READY TO AID HURRICANE RAVAGED MEMBER STATES

    CARICOM Secretary General Mr Edwin Carrington has assured the Member States of the Community devastated by Hurricane Georges that the Region stood ready to assist them in their time of need. Mr Carrington despatched messages of condolence and support to Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis and Haiti on behalf of the Community and the Secretariat earlier this week…

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