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  • December, 2018


    UN commends CARICOM’s electoral processes

    07 December 2018 / 14

    United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator (Guyana), Ms Mikiko Tanaka, has commended the CARICOM Region for making “important progress” in the conduct of periodic and genuine elections.She expressed those sentiments while also lauding the important role the CARICOM Secretariat played in consolidating democratic processes through the conduct of election observation missions.The UN representative said “for sure” there are many lessons the Region could share with the rest...
  • CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors charting enhanced role

    06 December 2018 / 30

    The CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors is holding its 8th meeting in Guyana, Thursday, with heightened expectations of the group following the ground-breaking Special Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government on the CSME, in Trinidad and Tobago earlier this week.CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in welcome remarks, told the Ambassadors their role, both individually as the link between the regional and the national, and as a constituent group within the governance structure of the...
  • CARIFORUM/EU Capacity Building Workshop on Restorative Justice ends with loud praise for the Initiative

    05 December 2018 / 52

    (CARICOM Secretariat) The Regional Train-the-Trainer Workshop on Restorative Justice, using the Sycamore Tree Project methodology ended on 4 December, in Georgetown, Guyana. The initiative targetted officials from the government Criminal Justice System and non-govermental organisations working in rehabilitation, across the Region.This capacity building initiative is an activity of the Crime and Violence Prevention and Social Development Project within the Caribbean Forum/European Union...
  • Trainers worskhop

    05 December 2018 / 26

  • Tackle CSME issues head on, urges Prime Minister Holness

    04 December 2018 / 48

    CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica has urged the  ‘head on’  tackling of complex issues during the Special CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting on the CSME, taking place in Trinidad and Tobago.The two-day meeting, which wraps up on Tuesday, is addressing the rate of implementation of the CSME and making sure its benefits are available for Community nationals.“The issues slated for discussion at this Special Meeting of the Conference are of...
  • Implementation of the Pétion Ville Declaration, a human rights imperative

    03 December 2018 / 66

    This is the position of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, Assistant Secretary-General for Human and Social Development Dr. Douglas Slater, in a statement to mark the observance of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, on 3 December 2018.According to Dr. Slater, the implementation of the Pétion Ville Declaration “will not only contribute towards the achievement of a number of the Sustainable Development Goals, but also to building Social Resilience, a strategic...
  • Band to gather to protect, empower and uplift all persons with disabilities - says Chair of Advisory Panel for CARICOM Disabilities

    03 December 2018 / 64

    The  call of Ms. Kerryann Ifill, Chair of the Advisory Panel for CARICOM Disabilities (APfCD), in a message to observe International Day of Persons with Disabilities today, is for "all governments and citizens of the Region to band to gather to protect, empower and uplift all persons with disabilities who are blessed to live among us!.Ms. Ifill lauded the appointment of  CARICOM Spécial Rapporteur on Disability, Senator Dr Floyd Morris, and stated  ...
  • Disability respects no one says CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disabilities

    03 December 2018 / 76

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Special Rapporteur on Disabilities (CSRoD), Senator Dr. Floyd Morris, in a statement to observe International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), 3 December 2018, drew attention to the thin separation between being abled and being disabled. Calling for persons with disabilities to be treated with “dignity and respect” the CSRoD alluded to the high levels of violence and motor vehicle accidents in the Caribbean, and noted that “developing a...
  • PANCAP 2018 World AIDS Day Message: KNOW YOUR STATUS

    01 December 2018 / 66

     This year’s World AIDS Day theme “Know your status” encourages us to be tested to know whether we are HIV negative or positive. This theme is very relevant as the world has committed to Fast Track actions towards achieving the 90-90-90 treatment targets by the year 2020. The UNAIDS 2018 Global AIDS Monitoring (GAM) report informs us that there are an estimated 310,000 adults and children living with HIV in the Caribbean, of which nearly 55,000 are unaware that they have...
  • November, 2018


    Building Resilience to Disasters and Climate Change in the Caribbean… from Vulnerability to Sustainable Prosperity – PM Holness

    27 November 2018 / 82

    On behalf of the small island and coastal states of the Caribbean, let me convey sincere appreciation to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank for organizing this conference today.  It has provided a most timely opportunity for valuable discussion on resilience to disasters and climate change.I am truly honored to have been asked to deliver the keynote address and hope that my words will resonate with you and challenge each person...
  • Building Resilience to Disasters and Climate Change in the Caribbean… from Vulnerability to Sustainable Prosperity – PM Holness

    27 November 2018 / 24

    On behalf of the small island and coastal states of the Caribbean, let me convey sincere appreciation to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank for organizing this conference today.  It has provided a most timely opportunity for valuable discussion on resilience to disasters and climate change.I am truly honored to have been asked to deliver the keynote address and hope that my words will resonate with you and challenge each person...
  • Trinidad and Tobago to Host Special CSME Meeting in December

    27 November 2018 / 98

    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, OPM:  Trinidad and Tobago will host a Special Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) from December 3-4, 2018 which will focus on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).  The regional initiative is the sole item for discussion on the agenda at the two-day meeting in Port of Spain.Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley informed CARICOM leaders in July at the 39th Regular Meeting of the Heads of...
  • Secretary-General highlights Region’s work against Gender-based Violence

    26 November 2018 / 86

    As the Region joins the global observance of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, progress has been identified in the important area of data collection on discrimination and violence against women and children and the analysis of underlying causes.CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque noted the development in a message to mark the occasion.“I am happy to report that, with the collaborative efforts of UN Women, the CARICOM Secretariat and several...
  • SG calls for distinct CARICOM representation on ICAO

    26 November 2018 / 98

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday called for a distinct CARICOM voice among the 36 seats on the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s Council.Delivering remarks at the opening of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Air Transport Conference at the Guyana Conference Centre on 21 November 2018, the Secretary-General said CARICOM Member States, which are Members of ICAO represent a distinct geographical...
  • CARICOM looking to re-introduce single security check

    26 November 2018 / 108

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is seeking to re-introduce the single security check for direct transit passengers on multi-stop intra-community flights.CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque acknowledged that this will no doubt be “a welcome initiative for regional travellers.”He was at the time speaking at the opening of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Air Transport Conference on 21 November 2018 at the Guyana Conference Centre.CARICOM...
  • CARICOM highly appreciative of Surname’s contribution to integration on its 43rd Independence Anniversary

    24 November 2018 / 70

    As Suriname marks its 43rd Anniversary of Independence, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed appreciation for the country’s steadfast leadership in important areas for building the regional integration movement.“…we in the Community are highly appreciative of Suriname’s steadfast leadership within the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet in the areas of Culture, Gender, Youth and Sport, all of which are important elements in the identity and spirit of CARICOM as we work...
  • CARICOM Secretariat to launch state of biological diversity report in Egypt

    23 November 2018 / 84

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is set to launch, internationally, the recently released study report on the state of biodiversity management in the Caribbean.The report will be launched in Egypt on 23 November to an international audience at a United Nations Environment (UN Environment) event, on the side-lines of the 14th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The global summit on biological diversity is being held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from...
  • Solar farm in Guyana to be commissioned soon

    21 November 2018 / 90

    (Department of Public Information) Very soon, residents of Mabaruma, Region One (in Guyana) will benefit from an improved power supply when the new solar farm is added to the generation mix.The construction and installation of the $264Million solar farm is now complete and the contractor is currently completing work on the automatic switching from the generator to the solar farm.Speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson said...
  • ICAO President arrives ahead of aviation conference

    21 November 2018 / 92

    (Department of Public Information) As Guyana prepares to host the 2018 meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on air transport, ICAO’s President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu has arrived prepared to put his full support behind Guyana in the conference.Speaking to the Department of Public Information (DPI) at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Dr. Aliu said the has been much anticipated and is being held at the opportune time when aviation is rising....
  • Take control, include populace, make projects bankable – Energy Experts at CSEF VI

    20 November 2018 / 102

    Take full control of the development of renewable energy (RE) in the Region. Include the general populace in the dialogue and processes that will lead to the further development of the sector. Make RE projects bankable.Those were some of the key takeaways from Day One of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) VI now underway at the Belize Ocean Club in Placencia. The Forum is being held under the theme ‘Clean Energy, Good Governance & Regulations.CSEF formally opened on...
  • Take control, include populace, make projects bankable – Energy Experts at CSEF VI

    20 November 2018 / 40

    Take full control of the development of renewable energy (RE) in the Region. Include the general populace in the dialogue and processes that will lead to the further development of the sector. Make RE projects bankable.Those were some of the key takeaways from Day One of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) VI now underway at the Belize Ocean Club in Placencia. The Forum is being held under the theme ‘Clean Energy, Good Governance & Regulations.CSEF formally opened on...
  • CARICOM SG emphasises importance of trade, economic policy implementation

    16 November 2018 / 116

    The current uncertain international trade arena emphasises the importance of agreement on and implementation of collective trade and economic policies, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said Thursday.Most importantly, the Secretary-General said, was advancing the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).The Secretary-General was at the time addressing delegates at the opening of the Forty-Seventh Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic development...
  • Barbados Public Sector exposed to Community Public Procurement Notice Board

    15 November 2018 / 98

    Approximately fifty public sector officers in Barbados were this week shown processes on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Public Procurement Electronic Notice Board. The engagement was held on Monday and Tuesday, 12-13 November and was geared towards assisting the procuring entities across the public sector and state-owned public sector organisations to initiate use of their National Advertising Portal to publish procurement opportunities and contract award notices.Technical officers from...
  • CARICOM Secretariat team holds talks with visiting Canadian Officials

    15 November 2018 / 94

    Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan and other Officials of the CARICOM Secretariat met on Tuesday with a visiting team from Canada headed by Mr Tarik Khan, the Director-General, Central America and the Caribbean at Global Affairs Canada and including Mr Benoit-Pierre Laramee, Senior Director of Canada’s Caribbean Regional Development Programme and HE Ms Lilian Chatterjee, Canada’s High Commissioner to CARICOM.  The...
  • Green Climate Fund affirms its partnership with CDB

    13 November 2018 / 116

    (Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) – The Green Climate Fund and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Friday signed a legal agreement to open doors for more climate finance projects in the Caribbean Region.The signing of the Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) took place on the margins of the Green Climate Fund’s Caribbean Structured Dialogue meeting in Grenada, and which brought together regional stakeholders to plan climate action across the Caribbean Region....
  • Antigua PM to address CDF meeting

    13 November 2018 / 96

    (Barbados Nation) The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, will be the featured speaker at the CARICOM Development Fund’s (CDF) Seventh Annual Meeting of Contributors and Development Partners in Barbados on Tuesday.Browne, who is also the Chairman of the CARICOM Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP), will deliver his address during the Opening Ceremony of the meeting, at the Hilton Barbados Resort.Chairman of the CDF Board of Directors, Dr Sherwyn Williams, will...
  • PM Skerrit announces national consultation on marijuana; downplays its economic impact

    09 November 2018 / 153

    (Dominica News Online) Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that the first national consultation on the decriminalisation of marijuana will be held on November 16 but has rejected the notion that such a move could have a positive impact on the nation’s economy.“Decriminalisation of certain quantities of marijuana and the use of certain potencies of marijuana for medicinal purposes is another issue we must confront having reached the age of forty,” Skerrit stated in...
  • CARICOM Trade Ministers meet next week; officials begin preparatory work

    08 November 2018 / 120

    The meeting of trade officials in session on Wednesday morning at the CARICOM SecretariatCARICOM Trade officials on Wednesday began preparations for the 47th Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) which will be held in Georgetown, Guyana, 15-16 November. The two-day preparatory meeting is being held at the CARICOM Secretariat.High on the agenda is the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) with emphasis being placed on the implementation plan for the CSME and...
  • Jamaica’s Atkinson wins 50m breaststroke gold in Beijing

    07 November 2018 / 130

    Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson was comfortably first in the women’s 50m breaststroke, adding yet another gold medal to her collection, at the 2018 FINA World Cup, in Beijing on Sunday.Atkinson, the world record holder in the event, got off to fast start before pulling away from the rest of the field to touch the wall first in 29.16.  The Jamaican was just half a second off the world record she set last month.In second place was her Russian rival Yulia Efimova who touched next...
  • CARICOM SG lauds pace of recovery in Dominica

    01 November 2018 / 134

    (CARICOM Secretariat) As Dominica celebrates its 40th Anniversary as an independent nation on 3 November, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has hailed the level and speed of recovery in the country, one year after the passage of Hurricane Maria.In a congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of Dominica, the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, the Secretary-General said the pace of recovery in the Nature Isle attests to his leadership and the resilience of the people of...
  • CARICOM SG lauds pace of recovery in Dominica

    01 November 2018 / 42

    (CARICOM Secretariat) As Dominica celebrates its 40th Anniversary as an independent nation on 3 November, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has hailed the level and speed of recovery in the country, one year after the passage of Hurricane Maria.In a congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of Dominica, the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, the Secretary-General said the pace of recovery in the Nature Isle attests to his leadership and the resilience of the people of...
  • CDB, EU, UK to help Dominica make public buildings more energy efficient

    01 November 2018 / 142

    (Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) – The Government of Dominica’s mission to make its public buildings more energy efficient and slash its energy bill is getting financial support from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the European Union and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).CDB’s Board of Directors on Thursday last approved a grant of US$127,000 from the Bank’s Sustainable Energy for the Eastern...
  • October, 2018


    Justice Minister reinforces Jamaica’s commitment to human rights protection

    31 October 2018 / 156

    The promotion, protection, and enhancement of human rights in Jamaica was a primary consideration of the current Government“, Jamaica’s Minister of Justice, the Hon. Delroy Chuck said Tuesday.To this extent, all fundamental rights were guaranteed by the Constitution and they would be upheld, the Minister added. He cautioned though that there had to be awareness that “from time to time there are challenges, even when there are safeguards and this Government will not sit on...
  • Justice Minister reinforces Jamaica’s commitment to human rights protection

    31 October 2018 / 46

    The promotion, protection, and enhancement of human rights in Jamaica was a primary consideration of the current Government“, Jamaica’s Minister of Justice, the Hon. Delroy Chuck said Tuesday.To this extent, all fundamental rights were guaranteed by the Constitution and they would be upheld, the Minister added. He cautioned though that there had to be awareness that “from time to time there are challenges, even when there are safeguards and this Government will not sit on...
  • JAMAICA MINISTER OF JUSTICE REINFORCES COUNTRY’S COMMITMENT TO THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

    31 October 2018 / 110

    Tuesday, 30 October 2018 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), with funding from the CARIFORUM 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Programme of Support for Wider Caribbean Cooperation commenced the Regional Meeting for Advancing Recommendations for Addressing Gaps in the Human Rights Response under the PANCAP Justice For All Programme in Kingston, Jamaica on 30 October 2018.  In opening remarks, Ambassador...
  • Will ganja and medicinal herbs offer Caribbean new path to wellness

    31 October 2018 / 172

    (Caribbean Tourism Organisation Press Release) – Bryanna Hylton, the Westwood High School, Jamaica student who won this year’s Caribbean Tourism Organizstion (CTO) Tourism Youth Congress, will join the CTO’s programme of activities for Caribbean Tourism Month (CTM) which is observed during the month of November.The 17-year-old Hylton will join an online panel for the Thursday, 1 November launch of the month of activities linked to the year of rejuvenation and wellness. The...
  • Caribbean And Brexit: Securing Market Access

    31 October 2018 / 192

    By Elizabeth Morgan – The European Union (EU) Summit addressing Brexit held on October 18 has come and gone with no UK withdrawal agreement and no date for another summit. While the EU has said that not enough progress was made, the view from the British side is that the agreement is 95 per cent complete.The outstanding five per cent, however, is so difficult that a no-deal outcome is still a very strong possibility. Intense negotiations are ongoing in London and Brussels in the...
  • Building climate and disaster resilience major focus of CARICOM Energy Month

    30 October 2018 / 56

    It’s that time of year again, the time when we ramp up our awareness of energy matters in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and celebrate the strides we have made to transition to a clean energy pathway.CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) will be observed in November, under the Regional theme ‘Clean Energy, Good Governance & Regulations: Generating Growth and Resilience’. This year, the Month will be launched in Brades, Montserrat on 2 November, with a focus on...
  • Implementation Plan for the CSME 2017-2019

    29 October 2018 / 216

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has taken steps to accelerate the use of the measures under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The Conference of Heads of Government in July 2017, approved the Implementation Plan for the CSME 2017-2019 which coincides with the CARICOM Strategic Plan (2015-2019).The Plan is a comprehensive document which details the level of implementation of measures called for by the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas or decisions taken by Community Organs.The...
  • Breast Cancer: the No. 1 Killer Among Females in the Caribbean

    22 October 2018 / 144

    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  22 October 2018.  Breast cancer is the main cause of cancer deaths among Caribbean females, accounting for 14%-30% of cancer deaths.  This disease has a significant impact on women’s health and is two times higher in the Caribbean compared to the USA.    “The large number of deaths from breast cancer is very alarming since they...
  • Greater visibility for CARICOM’s interests as strategic position strengthens

    22 October 2018 / 216

    This strategic position of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in the globe is strengthening as the international community seeks opportunities for engagement, providing platforms for greater attention to CARICOM’s interests and concerns.This was underlined during CARICOM’s participation in the recently-concluded 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and several “side events” with Third States and multilateral groupings. CARICOM had...
  • Statement by Prime Minister Rowley: Government Leading Rescue and Relief Mission

    22 October 2018 / 194

    I have been receiving timely updates from the relevant Government agencies responsible for spearheading the ongoing rescue operations as well as those coordinating relief efforts in the communities affected by severe flooding.Throughout the night and into this morning the men and women of our protective services and the various Regional Corporations have been working diligently on the ground to respond to this disaster. In Greenvale Park, La Horquetta the Coast Guard and Defence Force...
  • Trinidad and Tobago asks regional catastrophe facility for financial help

    22 October 2018 / 216

    The Ministry of Finance has requested the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) to urgently disburse funds under our catastrophe insurance policy.This was confirmed via a tweet by Finance Minister Colm Imbert. Imbert said in the tweet that the CCRIF usually deals only with hurricane relief, but that two years ago, the Ministry of Finance paid for additional coverage for damage from excessive rainfall.CCRIF offers earthquake, tropical cyclone and excess rainfall...
  • Regional health ministers approve plan regarding climate change on SIDS On Oct 19, 2018

    19 October 2018 / 210

    ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Caribbean health and environment ministers ended a two-day meeting here approving a plan of action to ensure that the health of those living in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is protected and prioritized within the global climate change agenda.“Just as we bring climate change to the heart of the health sector, we must work to bring health to the heart of climate change discussions. We believe this action plan is an important step in that...
  • St. Kitts and Nevis joins other CARICOM Member States in observing Caribbean Statistics Day 2018

    17 October 2018 / 204

    (SKNIS): Staff from the Department of Statistics in St. Kitts and Nevis used Caribbean Statistics Day (CSD), observed on October 15 under the theme: “Building Resilience of the Caribbean Community”, to engage in a one-day retreat aimed at increasing efficiency and enhancing the working environment.  “The idea is to promote the use of statistics and heighten the interest of public on the use of statistics. So as a department, we decided to use the day to kind of do some...
  • United States, Belize Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

    17 October 2018 / 200

    (US Department of State Press Release)Today the United States and Belize signed a new Air Transport Agreement. This Open Skies Agreement expands the two countries’ already strong commercial and economic ties by facilitating greater air travel and commerce.It will benefit airlines, travelers, businesses, shippers, airports, and localities by permitting unrestricted reciprocal market access for passenger and all-cargo airlines to fly between our two countries and beyond.The Agreement...
  • The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

    16 October 2018 / 242

    By Kenton X. ChanceBRIDGETOWN, (InterPressService) – If there is one lesson that Dominican Reginald Austrie has learnt from the devastation Hurricane Maria brought to his country last September, it is the need for “resilience, resilience, resilience”.And it is not just because he is his country’s minister of agriculture.When the category 5 hurricane made landfall in Dominica, Austrie, then the country’s minister of housing, was weeks away from...
  • New Energy Information Portal to Boost Investments, Improve Decision-making within Caribbean Energy Sector

    16 October 2018 / 242

    News of an impending natural gas price hike across Europe, and deepening volatility surrounding Middle Eastern Oil, has within the past week been met with a more promising refrain from a Region traditionally viewed as a pawn amongst kings and rooks within the global energy sector.Energy sector stakeholders from across the Caribbean last Thursday converged on Miami, Florida for a special forum that sought to identify specific user needs and functions for the Caribbean Energy Knowledge Hub...
  • Fisheries Ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM Member States

    16 October 2018 / 220

    (CRFM Press Release)—A Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture was approved for CARICOM States during a recent high-level meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM).At the 8th Special Meeting of the CRFM Ministerial Council held in Barbados on Thursday, 11 October, 2018, the ministers approved the protocol to the Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy (CCCFP). The CCCFP...
  • Fisheries Ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM Member States

    16 October 2018 / 68

    (CRFM Press Release)—A Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture was approved for CARICOM States during a recent high-level meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM).At the 8th Special Meeting of the CRFM Ministerial Council held in Barbados on Thursday, 11 October, 2018, the ministers approved the protocol to the Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy (CCCFP). The CCCFP...
  • Govts paying up – UWI

    15 October 2018 / 216

    (Barbados Today) 12 October, 2018 – A CARICOM leader’s “shuttle diplomacy” appears to be prompting governments to clear arrears in contributions to the University of the West Indies (UWI) as the Vice Chancellor reports progress in recouping millions of dollars.Sir Hilary Beckles revealed this morning during a news conference at the Cave Hill Campus that the CARICOM leaders’ selection of Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Timothy Harris...
  • CARIFORUM DG urges training participants to use what they have learnt in their jobs

    12 October 2018 / 240

    Director General of CARIFORUM Mr. Percival Marie has urged participants on a training course that was conducted for implementers of EDF funded projects to utilize the training they have received in their everyday jobs.Mr. Marie was speaking at the closing ceremony of a 10-day training programme for projects funded by the European Development Fund . The programme concluded on Wednesday, October 9, 2018, at the Grand Coastal Hotel in Georgetown Guyana.In his remarks, the...
  • Panama stands ready for closer cooperation with CARICOM

    11 October 2018 / 238

    (Caribbean Community Secretariat) As Panama derives growth based on policies aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and oriented towards attracting foreign direct investment that provides resources and transfer of knowledge, it intends to be a cooperation provider country.According to the recently accredited first envoy of Panama to CARICOM, Her Excellency Soraya Cano Franco, Panama’s policies have facilitated growth of the economy and have allowed the country to,...
  • Caribbean Fisheries Ministers to consider climate change protocol at 8th Special Meeting in Barbados

    11 October 2018 / 240

    (Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Press Release)—Fisheries ministers from Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are expected to deliberate upon a new Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture when they meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, 11 October 2018, at the Hilton Hotel in Bridgetown, Barbados.The ministers have been invited to attend the 8th Special Meeting of the CRFM Ministerial Council, the...
  • International Day of the Girl Child 2018: A Skilled Girlforce Need of the Hour

    11 October 2018 / 231

    International Day of the Girl Child 2018 is being observed today i.e. 11th October 2018 across the globe and puts the spotlight on enhancing skillset of girls so they enter the future workforce on equal terms as their male counterparts.(News18) To raise awareness of the issues and challenges that girls are vulnerable to worldwide, the United Nations declared 11th October as the International Day of the Girl Child in December 2011. The first International Day of the Girl Child was observed on...
  • CARICOM Secretary-General discusses stronger cooperation with Head of IICA

    11 October 2018 / 237

    Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque met with Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Manuel Otero, Thursday morning for discussions on strengthening cooperation.The meeting was one of the Secretary-General’s engagements during Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) which opened in Barbados, Wednesday night.
  • CARICOM saddened by loss of life after earthquake in Haiti

    09 October 2018 / 222

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply saddened by the loss of life following the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Sunday 7 October, 2018. At least 15 people were killed and more than 300 were injured.In a message to Haiti President, His Excellency Jovenel Moise, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque extended condolences the families who lost loved ones.“The Community extends its condolences to the families who lost their loved one, its best...
  • Haiti struck by deadly earthquake

    08 October 2018 / 216

    (BBC) At least 10 people have been killed by an earthquake that struck off the north of Haiti, officials say.The magnitude 5.9 quake was one of the strongest to hit the Caribbean nation since a major tremor in 2010 killed more than 200,000 people.Several buildings are reported to have been destroyed. President Jovenel Moise has urged people to remain calm.Government spokesman Eddy Jackson Alexis said a disaster response task force had been set up.The US Geological Survey said the...
  • NAO Representatives of CARIFORUM States, regional organizations being trained to implement EDF-funded projects

    02 October 2018 / 280

    Representatives of National Authorizing Offices of CARIFORUM States and regional organizations/institutions involved in EDF-funded programmes are currently in Guyana for a training programme for projects funded by the European Development Fund. The event is being held at the Grand Coastal Hotel and is being facilitated by the Caribbean Forum of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (CARIFORUM). It began on Monday and will conclude on 10 October, 2018.Speaking at a brief...
  • NAO Representatives of CARIFORUM States, regional organizations being trained to implement EDF-funded projects

    02 October 2018 / 90

    Representatives of National Authorizing Offices of CARIFORUM States and regional organizations/institutions involved in EDF-funded programmes are currently in Guyana for a training programme for projects funded by the European Development Fund. The event is being held at the Grand Coastal Hotel and is being facilitated by the Caribbean Forum of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (CARIFORUM). It began on Monday and will conclude on 10 October, 2018.Speaking at a brief...
  • Jamaica Makes First Shipment Of Medical Marijuana To Canada

    01 October 2018 / 280

    (Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaica has made its first shipment of medical marijuana extract oil to Canada.The shipment marks the first step in positioning Jamaica as the medical marijuana hub for the world.In making the announcement, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw, “Jamaica is uniquely positioned to be a global player and we are committed to providing the leadership and resources required for opening the international markets including Canada and Europe...
  • Caribbean ICT Ministers endorse idea for enhancement of Single ICT Space; outline challenges

    01 October 2018 / 230

    (St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service) Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 28, 2018 : Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministers from across the Caribbean region endorse the idea for enhancement of a Single ICT Space, as it is important to streamline economic development to promote a common identity via travel that facilitates integration of culture.This was echoed during a question and answer session at the 17th Caribbean Ministerial Strategic ICT Seminar, as part of ICT Week...
  • September, 2018


    Caribbean To Fight For IPCC Special Report On 1.5°C Temperature Rise

    28 September 2018 / 256

    (Jamaica Gleaner) CARIBBEAN ISLANDS are prepared to fight for the acceptance of the final draft of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius.The document will come up for approval at next week’s plenary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Incheon, Korea.“It is a very big deal. This is the document that will basically tell us why all the islands, for years, have been asking that we restrict the warming...
  • New Rankings put The UWI among top 5 percent of best Universities in the world

    28 September 2018 / 286

    (The UWI Press Release), September 27, 2018—The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has broken into the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the first time. The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings has ranked The UWI among the world’s top institutions. The rankings show that The UWI is located among the 1,258 top universities in world for 2019. This puts The UWI in the elite band of the top 5% of universities worldwide based on data...
  • CARICOM Heads of Government recommit efforts to combat NCDs with launch of ‘Caribbean moves’ campaign

    27 September 2018 / 346

    (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, September 27, 2018– Leaders within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) attending the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York met for close to an hour this morning (Thursday, September 27) at a High-Level Breakfast Meeting to assess the progress made in combating Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the region, and to recommit their support for innovative approaches for addressing the NCDs...
  • SCLAN, PANCAP collaborate on health, well-being of women, children, adolescents

    26 September 2018 / 308

    (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat):  The Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN) and the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) hosted a special forum as a side event during the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday, 24 September, 2018.The Forum was titled “Pressing forward for the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents”. It was designed to increase awareness and to stimulate...
  • Caribbean health ministers agree to strengthen actions to prevent vector-borne diseases

    26 September 2018 / 302

    (Caribbean Media Corporation) – Caribbean health ministers have joined their counterparts from the Americas in agreeing to implement a series of actions over the next five years to more effectively control the vectors that transmit diseases such as malaria, dengue, Zika and Chagas disease.The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), which organised the meeting here on Monday, said that the aim of the plan is to prevent communicable diseases of this type and reduce their spread....
  • Eastern Caribbean bracing for strengthening Tropical Storm Kirk

    26 September 2018 / 276

    Barbados, Saint Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe are under a Tropical Storm Warning and St. Vincent and the Grenadines under a Tropical Storm Watch as Tropical Storm Kirk churns its way towards the Eastern Caribbean.Kirk which was earlier this week downgraded to a Tropical depression has regained strength and is currently packing winds of 45 miles-per-hour (75 km/h). At 11:00 a.m. it was located near 12.1 North, 54.3 West or 360 miles (575 km) East of Barbados.Forecasters expect...
  • Guyana to sign economic cooperation agreement with Barbados

    24 September 2018 / 297

    (Department of Public Information) Guyana is looking to Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) and the Caribbean Agriculture Week meeting to strengthen agricultural collaboration with Trinidad and other Caribbean countries.Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder speaking on the sidelines of the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Guyana and Trinidad for partnership in the energy and other economic sectors said several issues of mutual interest were...
  • Guyana looks to Caribbean Week of Agriculture, COTED, to facilitate greater collaboration with CARICOM neighbours

    21 September 2018 / 306

    (Department of Public Information) Guyana is looking to Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) and the Caribbean Agriculture Week meeting to strengthen agricultural collaboration with Trinidad and other Caribbean countries.Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder speaking on the sidelines of the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Guyana and Trinidad for partnership in the energy and other economic sectors said several issues of mutual interest were...
  • Wholehearted Caribbean Community support for Belize on its 37th Independence Anniversary

    21 September 2018 / 274

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has restated its wholehearted support for Belize’s stance on its sovereignty as the country celebrates 37 years of independence.CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Dean Barrow  noted that the theme of the celebrations, “Belize Da Fi Wi – Now and Forever 8867!”, highlights the staunch position of Belizeans that their country unequivocally belongs to them, a position...
  • Rihanna named Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Barbados

    20 September 2018 / 306

    (Barbados Government Information Service) Government has appointed international pop icon, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island.Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley stated that Government was honoured to be able to confer the title on this outstanding Barbadian who has contributed significantly to raising the island’s profile across the world....
  • Leverage influence to promote HIV prevention – PANCAP Director urges religious leaders

    20 September 2018 / 290

    (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): Director of PANCAP, Dereck Springer recently held discussions with the Inter Religious Organization of Guyana (IRO) on the role of faith leaders in ending AIDS. The Director is advocating for faith leaders to leverage their influence with the communities they serve, youth and vulnerable populations to propagate HIV prevention including testing and other issues related to the achievement of the 90-90-90 Targets and the 2030 goal of ending...
  • Prime Minister Rowley and President Granger Sign Energy MOU

    20 September 2018 / 314

    (Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago) Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley and President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana His Excellency Brigadier David Granger signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Energy Sector Cooperation today Wednesday 19 September, 2018 (at State House, Georgetown, Guyana).Prime Minister Rowley said today represents a documentation of his country’s commitment to do more in its neighbourly relations with Guyana with respect to the...
  • CARICOM Secretariat and TnT Ministers hold talks

    20 September 2018 / 298

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and a team from the CARICOM Secretariat met on Wednesday with Trinidad and Tobago’s Energy Minister Mr. Franklin Khan and Planning and Development Minister Ms. Camille Robinson-Regis.The Ministers were part of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s delegation to Guyana for talks with President David Granger.Sharing a light moment – (l-r) Mr Neville Bissember, Advisor, Office of the Secretary-General; Dr Devon Gardner,...
  • CARICOM acknowledges St. Kitts/Nevis’ role in Regional Integration on its 35th Independence Anniversary On Sep 18, 2018

    19 September 2018 / 300

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis on the country’s 35th Anniversary of Independence, and noted that the Community has benefitted from the commitment of the country’s government and people towards the integration movement.Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris especially acknowledged  the role of St. Kitts and Nevis in advancing issues related to...
  • CARICOM and Japan exploring further cooperation

    18 September 2018 / 364

    Strengthening CARICOM-Japan relations, Asia’s potential as a source of tourism, and the importance of presenting CARICOM to that part of the world.These formed part of an exchange of views when a delegation from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry paid a courtesy visit to the CARICOM Secretariat’s Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana on Monday. The possibility of Japan hosting World Expo 2025, for which it is bidding, was seen as an excellent opportunity to...
  • Isaac expected to reach Eastern Caribbean islands Thursday

    12 September 2018 / 376

    A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique, and a Tropical Storm Watch for Antigua/Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts/Nevis, Saba and St. Eustatius.  However, forecasters say  Tropical Storm Isaac’s maximum sustained winds have decreased from 75 to about 60 mph (95 km/h) and further gradual weakening is expected during the next few days.The latest Advisory puts Isaac’s centre at 15.1 North, 55.7 West or 370 miles  East of...
  • CARICOM Secretary-General hosts Estonia delegation

    10 September 2018 / 380

    The Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, and senior officials of the CARICOM Secretariat met with Ambassador Margus Kolga of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, to discuss cooperation between CARICOM and Estonia in information and communications technology, including e-government initiatives to benefit CARICOM Member States. Ambassador Kolga was accompanied by Ms. Mari Tomingas, also from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia....
  • CSME challenges being addressed at Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee meeting in Barbados

    05 September 2018 / 486

    As a sign of the ongoing commitment of CARICOM Heads of Government to make the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) more effective, the body which provides political oversight and strategic direction will meet today to iron out challenges to the way forward.This ninth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on CSME is being held in Barbados under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mia Mottley who has lead responsibility for the Single Market and Economy in the CARICOM...
  • Issues impacting lives of CARICOM Citizens get attention at COFAP Meeting in Barbados

    04 September 2018 / 422

    CARICOM Finance and Planning Ministers were meeting in Barbados Tuesday to advance a number of development initiatives geared towards enhancing the use and operation of the Single Market and Economy.It is the sixth Special Meeting of the Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP) and was convened under the Chairmanship of Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mr Gaston Browne. “The deliberations of this Council today touch on issues that affect the...
  • August, 2018


    CARICOM SG recognises significant contribution of Trinidad and Tobago to regional integration

    31 August 2018 / 140

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has extended congratulations to the government and people of Trinidad and Tobago on the occasion of their 56th independence anniversary. The anniversary will be observed on 31 August.In a message to Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, Amb. LaRocque paid tribute to the creativity and dynamism of the people of Trinidad and Tobago.He also recognised the significant contributions that the Member State – a...
  • Establishing the Caribbean Single ICT Space, with Jennifer Britton

    29 August 2018 / 475

    The Caribbean Single ICT Space is an ambitious undertaking that will transform the region’s ICT space as we know it. However, as important as that project is, most people have no idea what it is about, or what to expect. To help us get in the know, Jennifer Britton, of the CARICOM Secretariat, explains what the Single ICT Space is all about, shares with us a few of the upcoming milestones, and why it is crucial for the countries of the region to also transition to a digital economy.We...
  • Technology can improve the state of the world: Kofi Annan

    27 August 2018 / 412

    Editor’s note: Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, passed away on 18 August. In the below keynote speech, delivered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2015, he shares his views on how technological advancements could improve the state of the world.Several crises are today playing out on the world stage, simultaneously. Democracy is threatened by autocratic governments which use fraudulent elections to wrap themselves in a veneer of...
  • CARPHA Concludes Risk of Getting Zika in the Caribbean Low at this Time

    14 August 2018 / 470

    Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Media ReleaseTuesday, August 14, 2018 — Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, August 13, 2018:  The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has concluded that Zika virus transmission in the Caribbean Region has been interrupted, and that the risk to residents and visitors to the Region of acquiring Zika is low. This follows a review by CARPHA of the data of the last 30 months pertinent to the situation.Zika Virus (ZIKV) was first detected in...
  • 192 countries coming for ICAO Air Transport Meeting

    04 August 2018 / 438

    …Field says 16 hotels booked, Guyana all setGUYANA is all set to host for the first time the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) Air Transport Meeting from November 21-23, 2018, with several large companies indicating sponsorship of the event.The conference will see discourse on maximising economic benefits of aviation, harmonising air transport regulatory framework, liberalisation of air cargo in the Region and globally, air transportation and tourism, and...
  • Final Report - Report of the CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana

    03 August 2018 / 927

    Responding to the increasing calls from the public, NGOs and other stakeholders in the region and amidst the changing global environment, the CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government at its Twenty-Fifth Inter-Sessional Meeting convened in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 10 -11 March 2014, mandated the establishment of a Commission to interrogate the issue of possible reform to the legal regimes regulating cannabis/ marijuana in CARICOM countries. The Heads were deeply concerned that thousands...
  • July, 2018


    Regional statisticians meeting in Georgetown to prepare for 2020 Census

    25 July 2018 / 488

    Member States begin their census exercises from next year until 2022.The statisticians and other stakeholders began a week-long meeting at the CARICOM Secretariat on Monday. Their activities include a meeting of the Regional Census Coordinating Committee (RCCC) and a Training Workshop in Census Management and Planning.The RCCC sessions are aimed at improving the readiness of Member States for the Census, via a well-structured roadmap. The workshop covers a range of topics including...
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    25 July 2018 / 162

    Member States begin their census exercises from next year until 2022.The statisticians and other stakeholders began a week-long meeting at the CARICOM Secretariat on Monday. Their activities include a meeting of the Regional Census Coordinating Committee (RCCC) and a Training Workshop in Census Management and Planning.The RCCC sessions are aimed at improving the readiness of Member States for the Census, via a well-structured roadmap. The workshop covers a range of topics including...
  • Barbados Working To Implement CSME-Related Decisions

    24 July 2018 / 432

    23 July,2018 (Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) Barbados has started its mobilisation campaign to implement decisions related to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), for which it has lead responsibility, as mandated by Heads of Government at the recently concluded 39th Regular Meeting in Jamaica.An important phase of this process got under way (on Monday), when Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley met with key stakeholders at Government...
  • Barbados Working To Implement CSME-Related Decisions

    24 July 2018 / 176

    23 July,2018 (Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) Barbados has started its mobilisation campaign to implement decisions related to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), for which it has lead responsibility, as mandated by Heads of Government at the recently concluded 39th Regular Meeting in Jamaica.An important phase of this process got under way (on Monday), when Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley met with key stakeholders at Government...
  • CARICOM and stakeholders to host youth forum in Guyana this week

    24 July 2018 / 568

    The CARICOM Secretariat is collaborating with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), EU Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, (UNECLAC), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Commonwealth Secretariat and other partners to organise the Caribbean Forum on Population, Youth and Development. The Forum will be held 24 -26 July at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana.  The Forum will bring together senior government...
  • CARICOM Fights Against Gun Crime

    18 July 2018 / 433

    The  Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), with funding from the 10th European Development Fund Project (EDF), delivered  advanced training on double casting techniques to local law enforcement ballistics specialists during the period July 10-13, 2018, in St. Kitts and Nevis.  The training, consistent with international standards, was conducted by  Arquebus, a UK based company specialising in ballistics intelligence. ...
  • CARICOM Fights Against Gun Crime

    18 July 2018 / 184

    The  Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), with funding from the 10th European Development Fund Project (EDF), delivered  advanced training on double casting techniques to local law enforcement ballistics specialists during the period July 10-13, 2018, in St. Kitts and Nevis.  The training, consistent with international standards, was conducted by  Arquebus, a UK based company specialising in ballistics intelligence. ...
  • European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

    17 July 2018 / 732

    Ministers of Foreign Affairs from the EU and from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting in Brussels on 16-17 July. In the margins of the 2nd EU-CELAC Foreign Ministers Meeting, Stefano Manservisi, Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, has signed three new agreements with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and CARICOM Affairs of Dominica, Francine Baron, with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Saint Lucia representing CARIFORUM, Sarah...
  • CARICOM fine-tuning financing mechanisms for Cultural Industries

    16 July 2018 / 638

    ​As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues to create the enabling environment for Cultural Industries to thrive, people involved in the creation, production, and distribution of cultural products could soon access additional sources of financing.Dr. Hilary BrownDr. Hilary Brown, Programme Manager for Culture and Community Development within the Directorate of Human and Social Development in the CARICOM Secretariat said the recently-concluded 26th...
  • Heads of Government endorse Regional Strategy for the Development of Statistics (RSDS)

    12 July 2018 / 682

    The Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have endorsed the framework for the Regional Strategy for the Development of Statistics (RSDS).The RSDS is being developed to strengthen and improve the availability of quality statistics for evidence-based decision-making across the Region. It is considered to be the Region’s gateway to building resilience and achieving sustainable development that is anchored on sound data.The Heads of Government made their...
  • Measures to Fast-Track Full Implementation of CSME

    11 July 2018 / 710

    (Jamaica Information Service Pres Release) Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)have put measures in place to fast-track the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).Among the strategies is a special meeting of CARICOM Heads to focus solely on the CSME. It is to be held in Trinidad and Tobago in November this year. View image on Twitter This was disclosed by Prime Minister and CARICOM Chairman, the Most...
  • Health, Education Benefits for Spouses and Dependents of CARICOM Nationals

    08 July 2018 / 720

    Spouses and dependents of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals, who relocate to other Member States, will now be entitled to access benefits such as health and education services, which were not previously afforded to them.This applies to individuals and their families, who move across the region to work, provide services and establish companies within the framework of the free movement regime under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).Jamaica is among six CARICOM countries that...