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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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  • REGION SECURES EU FUNDING FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Forum for African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries (CARIFORUM) has secured a grant of €3.4 million from the European Commission to support the Region’s disaster preparedness programme. The project will be executed by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA). Secretary-General of CARIFORUM, His Excellency Edwin Carrington and Head of the European Commission…

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  • REMARKS BY EDWIN W. CARRINGTON, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) AT The Opening Ceremony of the Nineteenth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY, 30 JUNE 1998, Castries, Saint Lucia on Tuesday 30 June 1998

    As Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, it is not only a very special honour and privilege but also a great pleasure to be able to offer these brief remarks on the occasion of the twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Caribbean Community. The task is all the more pleasant for the fact that I had the good fortune to be at Chaguaramas…

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