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  • Photo of Tribute by CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett to the Hon George Lamming OCC

    Tribute by CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett to the Hon George Lamming OCC

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) joins with the people of Barbados in mourning the passing of the Honourable George Lamming OCC. Poet, novelist, essay writer, orator, lecturer, teacher, editor and tireless activist, George Lamming was more than a literary icon. He was an authentic Caribbean voice. In conferring the Community’s highest award, Order of the Caribbean Community (OCC), on Lamming in…

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  • Photo of Barbados records growth of 10%: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Barbados records growth of 10%: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Barbados registered economic growth of 10% during July-September 2021 relative to the corresponding period in 2020. However, for the first 9 months of the year economic activity is estimated to have been approximately 3.2% below the corresponding period in 2020. Indeed at end-September, the gross international reserves totalled $2,865 million, covering approximately 42 weeks of imports. Tourism continued its recovery…

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  • Photo of Debt reduction for developing countries must be part of response to post COVID-19 economic situation:  CARICOM SG to UNCTAD XV

    Debt reduction for developing countries must be part of response to post COVID-19 economic situation: CARICOM SG to UNCTAD XV

    An effective response to the post Covid-19 economic situation must include significant and broad debt reduction for all developing countries, including vulnerable middle to high income states. This was one of the prescriptions put forward by CARICOM Secretary-General Her Excellency Carla Barnett as she participated in a panel discussion during the World Leaders Summit Dialogue on Inequality at UNCTAD XV…

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  • Photo of Canadian Prime Minister to meet with CARICOM Heads of Government in Barbados

    Canadian Prime Minister to meet with CARICOM Heads of Government in Barbados

    Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, will travel to Bridgetown, Barbados to participate in the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to build even stronger ties with the region.The Conference will be held 17-18 February 2020. The announcement was made Tuesday 11 February via a press release from the Prime Minister’s office. The Caribbean region and…

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  • Photo of Barbados To Host 31st CARICOM Intersessional Heads of Government Meeting

    Barbados To Host 31st CARICOM Intersessional Heads of Government Meeting

    (Barbados Government Information Services Press Release) CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, will welcome fellow heads of government to Barbados for the 31st Intersessional Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), from 18-19 February. Regional leaders will have a packed agenda during the two-day summit, which will be held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two…

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  • Photo of Rihanna named Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Barbados

    Rihanna named Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Barbados

    (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…

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  • Photo of Issues impacting lives of CARICOM Citizens get attention at COFAP Meeting in Barbados

    Issues impacting lives of CARICOM Citizens get attention at COFAP Meeting in Barbados

    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…

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  • 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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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General briefs new Barbados Prime Minister

    CARICOM Secretary-General briefs new Barbados Prime Minister

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday met with new Barbados Prime Minister Ms Mia Mottley. The Secretary-General, as is customary, updated the new Prime Minister on developments in the regional integration movement, including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy for which the Barbadian Leader has responsibility in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet. Prime Minister Mottley led her Barbados Labour Party to…

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