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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Blacklisting by the European Community

    Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Blacklisting by the European Community

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) deplores the ongoing unilateral, arbitrary and non-transparent blacklisting strategy employed by the European Union (EU) against CARICOM Member States. The most recent inclusion of CARICOM States to the blacklist of alleged non-cooperative tax jurisdictions and jurisdictions identified as being deficient in the area of Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT), underscores the EU’s unwillingness to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM joins celebration of #UN75

    CARICOM joins celebration of #UN75

    The CARICOM Secretariat this week marked the UN’s 75th Anniversary with a lighted display on its building in Georgetown.The UN on Monday marked the anniversary with the special meeting under the theme ‘The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism’.The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and nationals of its Member States have made significant contributions to…

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  • Photo of Haiti receives US$7.45-M pay-out from CCRIF: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Haiti receives US$7.45-M pay-out from CCRIF: CARICOM BUSINESS

    CCRIF SPC on September 7, disbursed approximately US$7.2m to the Government of Haiti on its Excess Rainfall (XSR) parametric insurance policy following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Laura. According to CCRIF SPC, Haiti also received a pay-out of US$290,925 under the Aggregate Deductible Cover (ADC). The total insurance pay-outs to Haiti as a result of Laura fell within the 14-day…

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  • Photo of St. Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Represents CARICOM In High-Level Meeting On The Coronavirus Global Response

    St. Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Represents CARICOM In High-Level Meeting On The Coronavirus Global Response

    A high-level meeting on upscaling the global response to the coronavirus pandemic took place this morning, September 10, 2020. The virtual global meeting was co-hosted by the President of the European Commission, Dr. Ursula von der Leyen and the Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanon Ghebreyesus. Prime Minister Dr. the Hon Timothy Harris, as the CARICOM…

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  • Photo of Jamaica: Remittances rebound in June: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica: Remittances rebound in June: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Money transfers to Jamaica are projected to have grown 14.1% for the June quarter, reflecting a recovery from the initial onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, based on Bank of Jamaica, BOJ, preliminary estimates. For the month of June alone, remittances were up 42%, the central bank governor said last week. The data validates the signs of resurgence in the remittances…

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  • Photo of Fifty-nine percent of business contemplate closure – JMEA Survey: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Fifty-nine percent of business contemplate closure – JMEA Survey: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Some 59% of Jamaican businesses have been considering temporary or permanent closure of business. That is one of the findings of a Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) Productive Sector COVID-19 Impact Survey conducted April 28 to May 22, 2020. The responses were garnered from the JMEA’s membership base. In making the disclosure at a Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica…

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  • Photo of USA cautions against CARICOM travel, not so says UK: CARICOM BUSINESS

    USA cautions against CARICOM travel, not so says UK: CARICOM BUSINESS

    All CARICOM Member States except Dominica have been accorded a Category 3 status by the USA, thereby warning its citizens, a major source of visitor arrivals to the Region, to avoid non-essential travel to the destinations, as the risk of COVID infection is high. For Dominica no health and travel guidance was issued. In the meantime, England has designated 10…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General congratulates Guyana’s new President

    CARICOM Secretary-General congratulates Guyana’s new President

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Dr Irfaan Ali on his assumption to office as Guyana’s ninth Executive President, and said he looks forward to welcoming the new President as a member of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government at its next Meeting. Dr Ali Took the oath of office on Sunday 2 August 2020 after his Peoples…

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  • Photo of CARICOM countries receive COVID-19 essential medical supplies

    CARICOM countries receive COVID-19 essential medical supplies

    BGIS, Bridgetown – Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on Sunday accepted a donation of COVID-19 essential medical supplies for CARICOM countries, from the World Health Organization WHO/Jack Ma Foundation. And, she said the surgical and N95 masks would greatly assist the governments in protecting their frontline workers. Ms. Mottley made the comments at the Grantley Adams International Airport shortly…

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  • Photo of Global Maritime Leaders Engage CARICOM Students

    Global Maritime Leaders Engage CARICOM Students

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which has pushed learning online across the region, a maritime webinar series will promote maritime education and job opportunities in shipping and logistics—one of the most important sectors in the Caribbean economy. The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF), in association with the Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities, and CARICOM Youth Ambassadors, will…

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