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  • COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE SEVENTH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT CONFERENCE OF COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES 9-14 OCTOBER 1972, CHAGUARAMAS, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

    The Seventh Heads of Government Conference of Commonwealth Caribbean Countries has agreed that the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) will become a Common Market on 1st May, 1973, the fifth Anniversary of CARIFTA. The Conference was described by delegates in closing speeches as the most important, historic and epoch-making to be held in the Commonwealth Caribbean. The Conference agreed in…

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  • GRENADA DECLARATION 1971

    as modified by the Meeting of Heads of Government of Signatory States, November 8, 1971 in Georgetown, Guyana Acknowledging it to be the inescapable destiny of the peoples of the West to be bound together in Nationhood; Mindful of the lessons of past efforts in the cause of West Indian Unity; Conscious of the urgent need to end all forms…

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  • PRESS RELEASE ISSUED AT CONCLUSION OF MEETING OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF SIGNATORY STATES OF THE GRENADA DECLARATION, 8 NOVEMBER 1971, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA

    The Meeting of Heads of Government of Signatory States of the Grenada Declaration convened in Georgetown, Guyana, on Monday, November 8, 1971. Those attending the Meeting as Leaders of Delegations were the Hon. E.O. Le Blanc, Premier of Dominica, the Hon. L.F.S. Burnham, Prime Minister of Guyana, the Hon. R.L. Bradshaw, Premier of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, the Hon. R.M. Cato, Premier…

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  • HEADS OF GOVERNMENT CONFERENCE CONCLUDES

    The Sixth Conference of Heads of Government of Commonwealth Caribbean Countries concluded its business tonight, (Friday), under the Chairmanship of the Rt. Hon. H.L. Shearer, Prime Minister of Jamaica. The Conference, which was opened last Monday by His Excellency the Governor General, Sir Clifford Campbell, discussed many important items affecting Commonwealth Caribbean Regional integration and cooperation. The Conference adopted a…

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  • INTER-GOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS APPOINTED BY HEADS OF GOVERNMENT CONFERENCE

    The Third Plenary Session of the Sixth Heads of Government Conference of Commonwealth Caribbean Countries this afternoon (Wednesday) agreed to the appointment of an Inter-Governmental Committee of Experts to enquire into all matters affecting the competitive position of the Tourist Industry in the Commonwealth Caribbean, including an examination of air fares, hotel rates and other matters ancillary to this industry.…

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  • COMMITTEES APPOINTED TO CONSIDER AGENDA ITEMS

    The Second Plenary Session of the Sixth Heads of Government Conference of Commonwealth Caribbean Countries today appointed two Committees to consider a number of the items on the Agenda. The Committees, the Legal and General Committee chaired by the Hon. S. S. Ramphal, Minister of State and Attorney General, Guyana, and the Budget and Economic Committee under the Chairmanship of…

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  • SIXTH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT CONFERENCE OF COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES OPENS IN JAMAICA

    The Sixth Heads of Government of Commonwealth Caribbean Countries was officially opened this morning by His Excellency, Sir Clifford Campbell, Governor General of Jamaica at the Sheraton Kingston Hotel. A reply to the Governor General’s address was made by the Hon. R.M. Cato, Premier of St. Vincent. Delegations attending the Conference are from the eleven Member Territories of the Caribbean…

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  • JAMAICA PLEDGES TO DEVELOPMENT FUND

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Jamaica, on Tuesday at the Second Special Meeting of the Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP), joined Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago in making an initial pledge to the regional Development Fund. Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago had made initial pledges last December at the First Special Meeting of COFAP. The Fund was established…

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  • CARICOM SECRETARIAT GIVES FLOOD RELIEF ASSISTANCE TO GUYANA.

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana) The Government of Guyana through its Civil Defense Commission (CDC) today received a quantity of food and household supplies from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat to assist with the continuing relief efforts in the wake of massive flooding that has left unprecedented damage in segments of the country. The hand over was done by Secretary-General of…

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  • FIRST MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT

    The Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED-Trade), will hold its inaugural meeting in Georgetown, Guyana on September 11, 1997. This Council came into being with the coming into force of Protocol I and replaces the longstanding Common Market Council. During this week’s Meeting, Ministers responsible for Trade will review the implementation of the provisions of Protocol I and the…

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