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  • Photo of CARICOM lauds Barbados’ contribution to regionalism

    CARICOM lauds Barbados’ contribution to regionalism

    Barbados’ contributions to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have produced positive dividends, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said, in marking the Member State’s golden jubilee of independence.    In a message of congratulations to the government and people of Barbados, Ambassador LaRocque said the Community would not be what it is today without the steady and sterling industry of Barbados.  …

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  • Photo of Barbados Considers CARICOM Model Bill for Public Procurement

    Barbados Considers CARICOM Model Bill for Public Procurement

    A major national consultation on public procurement gets underway in Barbados today. The one-day consultation is to examine the Draft CARICOM Model Bill to facilitate the national implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) Public Procurement Regime. The proposed regime aims to establish an integrated and single public procurement space for Member States. Representatives of public and private…

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  • Photo of Greater CSME Awareness for Barbados Private Sector and Rural Communities

    Greater CSME Awareness for Barbados Private Sector and Rural Communities

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is ensuring that vital stakeholders continue to be well informed about the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and its significant benefits. On Wednesday, October 5, a one-day CSME sensitization workshop is being hosted in Barbados. Approximately 30 participants from private sector bodies and rural communities  will convene at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre for…

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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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  • Photo of President Granger co-chairs special meeting between CARICOM Heads, UN SG

    President Granger co-chairs special meeting between CARICOM Heads, UN SG

    Georgetown, Guyana – Ministry of the Presidency (September 23, 2016) – President David Granger, today, co-chaired a special meeting in New York, which was convened at the request of United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon with the aim of engaging Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of States on issues affecting countries in the Region and to bid farewell to them…

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  • Photo of CARIFESTA jingle, logo winners announced

    CARIFESTA jingle, logo winners announced

    A veteran graphic grapher and seasoned jingle producer were each awarded USD$5,000. Darren Holder and Alan Lowe have succeeded in leaving their mark on ‘the Olympics of culture’ having emerged as the winners of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) jingle and logo competition respectively. The winners were announced during the 13th meeting of the Interim Festival Directorate (IFD) and…

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  • Reparations important to Barbados

    Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has reiterated that “the reparations issue is not based on a diplomacy of protest, but on a diplomacy of engagement”. Mr. Stuart made the comments recently, while chairing a meeting of reparation stakeholders at Ilaro Court. Those present at the near three-hour meeting included Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley; Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Steve Blackett;…

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  • Photo of CARIFESTA XIII preparations: submissions invited for jingle, logo competitions

    CARIFESTA XIII preparations: submissions invited for jingle, logo competitions

    In preparation for this country’s hosting of the 13th edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) from August 17 to 27, 2017, the Government of Barbados is inviting submissions of jingles, as well as designs for the CARIFESTA XIII logo. Both the winning jingle and logo will be awarded a cash prize of Bds $10,000. Jingles submitted should be…

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  • Photo of Barbados aims to boost exports to region and beyond

    Barbados aims to boost exports to region and beyond

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday February 5, 2016 – Industry Minister Donville Inniss says Barbados needs to increase its export of goods and services to the rest of the world and the Caribbean region is the best starting point. He says it’s the largest export market for Barbados and the one that offers the greatest potential. Inniss was speaking at a press conference…

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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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