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  • Photo of Seeking growth in Services: Stakeholders open symposium Monday

    Seeking growth in Services: Stakeholders open symposium Monday

    A wide cross section of stakeholders in the Region’s services sector began a three day symposium in Antigua and Barbuda Monday, aimed at developing strategies and action plans to boost investment, output, employment and trade in the sector. The event will focus on increasing business in several priority areas including: Professional Services Information and Communication technologies (ICT) Financial Services Health…

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  • Photo of USAID Caribbean Clean Energy Program And CHTA Forge Collaborative Partnership To Bolster Energy Efficiency In The Caribbean’s Hotel Sector

    USAID Caribbean Clean Energy Program And CHTA Forge Collaborative Partnership To Bolster Energy Efficiency In The Caribbean’s Hotel Sector

    FAJARDO, Puerto Rico, Sunday October 2, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Caribbean Clean Energy Program (CARCEP) yesterday signed a collaboration agreement with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) in a landmark move to bolster energy efficiency in the Caribbean’s hotel sector, the largest electricity consumer sector in the region. The agreement, which was signed during…

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  • National Company Registries Going Online

    Company registries within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) are set to go online this year. This development is due to an ongoing project funded by the 10th European Development Fund to create an online regional registry of companies. This will serve as a central repository of information on companies and other legal entities established in the CSME. This…

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  • Photo of Preparation for CCJ referendum in Antigua-Barbuda underway – but government issues warning

    Preparation for CCJ referendum in Antigua-Barbuda underway – but government issues warning

    JOHN’S, Antigua, Jan. 16, CMC – The Electoral Commission in Antigua and Barbuda  is in the process of preparing for a referendum to determine whether the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will replace the British Privy council as the final court of appeal. The referendum is scheduled to be held later this year but the Gaston Brown led administration has…

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  • Photo of Antigua Opens Region’s Most Modern Airport Terminal

    Antigua Opens Region’s Most Modern Airport Terminal

     first airport terminal in CARICOM with jet bridges. Antigua (Antigua Focus) – The twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda has opened one of the most modern international airports in the Caribbean. The 23,000-square metre new terminal for the destination, more than doubles the capacity of the adjacent previous terminal, making way for an increase in passenger use of the V.C. Bird…

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  • Photo of CARICOM/Spain  Reducing Youth on Youth Violence Project strengthens community partnership

    CARICOM/Spain Reducing Youth on Youth Violence Project strengthens community partnership

    Informed minds; proud faces and without  doubt hearts too; all  104 of them  between the ages of  5 to 18 years with their thirty-four parents of mostly mothers, indeed no less proud, no less informed. It was the occasion of the graduation ceremony of the Law Enforcement Assistive Programme for Schools (LEAPS), a project of the Cunupia Community Champions for…

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  • Photo of Accreditation: a regional first for Antigua’s Environment Division

    Accreditation: a regional first for Antigua’s Environment Division

    Antigua and Barbuda no longer has to go through a middle man to access financing from the Adaptation Fund of the Climate Change Convention. Over the weekend, the country received word that it has been accredited as a National Implementation Entity. “This facility within the climate change convention was negotiated specifically to allow developing countries to have direct access. “Over…

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  • Photo of Antigua and Barbuda moving to join CCJ

    Antigua and Barbuda moving to join CCJ

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – The Antigua and Barbuda says it is moving towards joining the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), as the island’s final court. Cabinet has accepted a recommendation from Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Steadroy Benjamin on the issue. The CCJ was established in 2001 to replace the London-based Privy Council and while most…

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  • Photo of OAS undertaking cultural project in CARICOM countries

    OAS undertaking cultural project in CARICOM countries

    Expanding the Socio-Economic Value of Cultural Heritage in the Caribbean BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – At least 14 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are participating in an innovative-multi-nation initiative aimed at identifying untapped cultural heritage resources and to develop new tools for monitoring and incentivising their protection. The Organisation of American States (OAS) project which is being funded by the United States, is…

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  • Photo of Antigua And Barbuda Launches Caribbean Week With Must Attend Event Of The City

    Antigua And Barbuda Launches Caribbean Week With Must Attend Event Of The City

    NEW YORK, NY – USA . June 3, 2015 – The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority started Caribbean Tourism Week with a splash by hosting the must-attend event of the city, with over 180 attendees including influential, top-tier leading media, and travel trade and executives. The event was held to celebrate achievements of the past year of The Government of…

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