Trinidad and Tobago

  • Photo of Start with the Single Domestic Space for hassle free travel – PM Mottley

    Start with the Single Domestic Space for hassle free travel – PM Mottley

    Prime Minister of Barbados, Hon. Mia Mottley, addressed the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government, which opened on 4 July in Montego Bay, Jamaica and reminded of the “purpose and passion” of the integration movement. Stating that the purpose and passion was the people, she cautioned that they, particularly the young ones, would not wait around…

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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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  • MARIJUANA -Whither the Caribbean Community

    To decriminalise, or not to discriminalise, or other. That’s the task of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government who have placed the marijuana issue high on the agenda of its Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting in Jamaica, on 4-6 July 2017, and will consider the Report of the Regional Marijuana Commission (RMC). The people of the Community look forward to a decision,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, Cuba pledge to strengthen relations

    CARICOM, Cuba pledge to strengthen relations

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (right) accepts the Letter of Credence of His Excellency Narciso Reinaldo Amador Socorro, new Plenipotentiary Representative of Cuba to CARICOM Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, and His Excellency Narciso Reinaldo Amador Socorro, the new Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Cuba to CARICOM, pledged to strengthen even further the fraternal relations between CARICOM…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General looks forward to welcoming PM Mottley to next CARICOM Heads Meeting

    Secretary-General looks forward to welcoming PM Mottley to next CARICOM Heads Meeting

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated new Barbados Prime Minister Hon. Mia Mottley on her ‘truly historic achievements’ following Thursday’s General Elections, and said it will be his pleasure to welcome her to the next meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in Jamaica on 4-6 July. Ms Mottley’s  Barbados Labour Party (BLP) won all 30 seats in the Barbados…

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  • Photo of CARPHA urges region to prepare for possibility of severe dengue outbreak

    CARPHA urges region to prepare for possibility of severe dengue outbreak

    (CARPHA PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – While chikungunya and zika, which swept the region in 2014 and 2016 are not expected back anytime soon, CARPHA is warning, “gear-up for the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018.” This because as before, the pre-conditions of abundant mosquito vector levels still exist, and increased levels of dengue are being reported in…

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  • Photo of CCJ affirms Professor Ventose’s right to vote in Barbados

    CCJ affirms Professor Ventose’s right to vote in Barbados

    The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) (on Sunday) ordered that Saint Lucian, Professor Eddy Ventose, is to be added to the register of voters in Barbados. The Court declared that it was satisfied that the legal and regulatory conditions for his registration have been met. The Court then ordered the Chief Electoral Officer, who participated in the hearing, to ensure that Professor…

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  • Photo of Implementation of HRD Strategy will address issues articulated by youth, parents, community

    Implementation of HRD Strategy will address issues articulated by youth, parents, community

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Chairman of the Council on Human and Social Development (COHSOD) and Minister of Education, Science and Culture of Suriname, the Hon. Lilian Ferrier, said that the implementation of the CARICOM Human Resource Development Strategy will focus on issues that have been raised by youth, parents and communities of the Region in a 2010 Report of the Commission on…

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  • Photo of HRD Strategy: another step in evolution of development of regional capital – CARICOM SG

    HRD Strategy: another step in evolution of development of regional capital – CARICOM SG

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has described the Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy as another step in the evolution of the development of human capital in the Region. The Secretary-General was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Council for Human and Social Development COHSOD. The ceremony was held at the Theatre Guild Playhouse in Guyana on Wednesday and included a Thought Forum…

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  • Photo of No need to fear Brexit – UK diplomat assures

    No need to fear Brexit – UK diplomat assures

    The United Kingdom’s (UK) top envoy in the Eastern Caribbean is assuring that the UK’s relationship with the region will not be adversely affected by its pending exit from the European Union (EU). In fact, British High Commissioner Janet Douglas said a trade deal was currently being worked on which is similar to that which currently exists. The UK has…

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