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    Caribbean And Brexit: Securing Market Access

    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,…

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    CARIFORUM stakeholders acknowledged for continuous preparation for fallout post-BREXIT

    Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): The Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation in the Federal Government, applauded various key persons from CARIFORUM Member States for their continuous work in preparation for the fallout after the United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU) also known as ‘Brexit’.  Speaking at the Special Meeting of the CARIFORUM Council of…

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    Brexit costs region its voice

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will lose “an important voice” as a result of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said today. He made the observation as he expressed “great concern” about the EU’s move to adopt a “differentiation” principle to determine support for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Stuart, who was addressing…

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  • Photo of At Turkeyen Talks: CARICOM Assistant SG focuses on BREXIT implications

    At Turkeyen Talks: CARICOM Assistant SG focuses on BREXIT implications

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations, Ambassador Colin Granderson, last week participated in a discussion on the vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. A member of a distinguished and knowledgeable panel, Ambassador Granderson focused on the possible effects BREXIT could have on the Community. Ambassador Granderson pointed out that the implications could be…

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  • Photo of CARICOM reiterates call for lifting embargo on Cuba

    CARICOM reiterates call for lifting embargo on Cuba

    While Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are pleased at the ongoing normalisation of relations between Cuba and the United States of America (USA), they are reiterating a call for lifting the Trade and Economic Embargo imposed by the US on the Spanish speaking Caribbean country. Addressing the media at a press briefing late last night, to apprise…

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    Conference an opportunity to seriously consider effects of Brexit on CARICOM – PM Skerrit

    Chairman of the CARICOM Conference of Heads and Prime Minister of Dominica Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit said the Conference was an opportunity to seriously consider the effect Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) would have on CARICOM. The Chairman was speaking at the Opening Ceremony of the Thirty-Seventh Regular Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government which was held…

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  • Photo of Much to celebrate, many opportunities in changing world – SVG PM

    Much to celebrate, many opportunities in changing world – SVG PM

    St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon Ralph Gonsalves, struck an optimistic note on Monday and said there was much to celebrate and many opportunities for the Caribbean in a changing world. In remarks at the Opening Ceremony of the Thirty-Seventh Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM at the National Cultural Centre in Georgetown,…

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  • Photo of BREXIT Implications for the Caribbean -An Interview with Leading Caribbean Economist Marla Dukharan

    BREXIT Implications for the Caribbean -An Interview with Leading Caribbean Economist Marla Dukharan

    Can you tell us about the risks that Brexit poses for the Caribbean? Brexit poses both risks and potential opportunities for the Caribbean, in my view. In the short-term, we are already seeing the fallout for the UK economy as consumers have said in a poll reported by Bloomberg, that they will curb discretionary spending. This is the obvious knee-jerk…

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  • Photo of Heads of Government to tackle de-risking, BREXIT

    Heads of Government to tackle de-risking, BREXIT

    When CARICOM Heads of Government meet in Georgetown next week, they will do so against the background of a number of threats to the Region's financial and economic stability. Chief among these are the threats posed by international banks limiting or terminating their relationships with regional financial institutions, and the yet to be determined implications of the British decision to…

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    Prepare for impact of Brexit but don’t panic, CARICOM told

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday June 30, 2016 – A University of the West Indies (UWI) forum held yesterday to discuss the impact of the UK’s pending exit from the European Union brought some advice for CARICOM – prepare for the potential fallout. At the same, there’s a suggestion that there won’t be any crisis. During the forum, the UWI Vice Chancellor…

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