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  • A VISION FOR CARICOM INTO THE NEW MILLENNIUM

    A vision for the Caribbean Community for the next decade will engage the attention of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community when they gather in Castries, Saint Lucia for their X1X Regular Meeting. The Meeting begins on Tuesday, 30 June, 1998 with an opening ceremony at the National Cultural Centre in Castries, from 5:30 pm. The plenary sessions takes…

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  • PRESIDENT MANDELA FOR CARICOM SUMMIT

    The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Mr Nelson Mandela has accepted an invitation from the Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr the Hon Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada to attend the XIX Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community. The Meeting will take place in Castries, St Lucia from…

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  • STATEMENT ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE SECOND SPECIAL MEETING OF THE LEGAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, 2-5 JUNE 1998, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA

    The Legal Affairs Committee convened its Second Special Meeting in Georgetown, Guyana, from 2-5 June 1998 under the distinguished chairmanship of the Hon. Charles Ramson S.C.,M.P, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs of Guyana. The Legal Affairs Committee examined and endorsed Draft Protocols III, IV and V dealing respectively with Industrial Policy, Trade Policy and Agricultural Policy intended to…

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  • ERRATUM TO REPORT OF THE CARICOM AUDIT COMMISSION ISSUED BY MR. ULRIC CROSS, CHAIRMAN, CARICOM AUDIT

    I wish to correct an error in the final paragraph of Page 29 of the Report of the CARICOM Audit Commission. The figures appearing in the table at page 29 were from an earlier computer print out and did not include additional ID cards captured later in the process. The statement in the Report therefore that “a significant number of…

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  • STATEMENT BY THE CHAIRMAN OF CARICOM, DR. THE HON KEITH MITCHELL, PRIME MINISTER OF GRENADA, ON THE OCCASION OF THE HANDING OVER OF THE REPORT OF THE CARICOM AUDIT TEAM, 2 JUNE 1998, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA

    Signatories to the Herdmanston Accord – Your Excellency, Leader of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic and Leader of the People’s National Congress; Leaders of the Other Political Parties; Mr. Secretary-General; Chairman of the CARICOM Audit Team, Justice Ulric Cross; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Other Distinguished Guests; Members of the Media; Ladies and Gentlemen:   We may wish to recall that,…

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  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POSES CHALLENGES FOR CARICOM AND REGIONAL BANKERS – DR. CARLA BARNETT

    The fast pace at which information technology is evolving presents tremendous potential for efficiency but also poses some challenges for the CARICOM countries in general and central bankers in particular, said Dr Carla Barnett, Deputy Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community. The Deputy Secretary-General remarks were made as she addressed the Ninth Annual Conference of Regional Central Banks’ Information Systems Specialists,…

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  • CARICOM READY TO CONTINUE ROLE IN GUYANA ACCORD

    The Caribbean Community – CARICOM, is ready to continue playing a role in the full implementation of the Herdmanston Accord it brokered with Guyana’s political parties following the post December 15, 1997 election unrest. This assurance was given by Jamaica’s Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. P.J. Patterson who was in Guyana over the weekend in his capacity as a member…

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  • STATEMENT BY THE RT. HON. P.J. PATTERSON, PRIME MINISTER OF JAMAICA AND MEMBER, CARICOM BUREAU, ON CONSULTATIONS IN GUYANA, MAY 29-30, 1998

    I have paid a short visit to Guyana as a member of the CARICOM Bureau on the eve of the release of the findings of the Audit Team and in continuation of the efforts of the Community to foster understanding, mutual trust and harmony in this country. During my visit I held consultative meetings with the various political leaders and…

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  • LAW AND TRADE IN CARICOM SPOTLIGHT

    Two significant meetings in the lead up to the XIXth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community take place in Georgetown, Guyana next week. The Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) and the Legal Affairs Committee will both convene with COTED taking place at the Bank of Guyana headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat and…

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  • CARICOM CHAIRMAN PRESENTS REPORT ON TUESDAY

    Chairman of CARICOM, Dr the Hon. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada will formally hand over the CARICOM Audit Team’s Report on Guyana’s December 15 General Elections on Tuesday June 2, 1998. The Audit team led by former Trinidad and Tobago Appeal Court Judge Mr Ulric Cross completed its assignment within its extended deadline of May 31, 1998. The audit…

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