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  • Photo of Name change on the horizon for ACP Grouping

    Name change on the horizon for ACP Grouping

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Georgetown Agreement, which was signed in the capital of Guyana in 1975, bringing into being the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group, is undergoing a wide-ranging revision that could result in the 79-member grouping being referred to as the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACP). Last week, diplomats from the ACP region met…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM to host Regional Consultation on effective platforms for Wider Caribbean Dialogue in Barbados this week

    CARIFORUM to host Regional Consultation on effective platforms for Wider Caribbean Dialogue in Barbados this week

    The Caribbean Forum of the Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States (CARIFORUM) will host a consultation to assess the development of a Framework for an effective platform for structured and continuous dialogue between CARIFORUM and the French Caribbean Outermost Regions (FCORs) and British and Dutch Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs).  The consultation will be held at the Radisson…

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  • Photo of National Drug Observatories critical to the fight against drugs in CARICOM

    National Drug Observatories critical to the fight against drugs in CARICOM

    The critical importance of Drug Observatories (DOs) was underscored at the Opening of the Regional Seminar for Drug Observatories in the Caribbean on 4 April 2018, in Georgetown, Guyana. The importance of international cooperation and synergies in the fight against illicit drugs was emphasized also to the gathering mainly of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) practitioners, policy makers and researchers in the…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM stakeholders acknowledged for continuous preparation for fallout post-BREXIT

    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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  • CARIFORUM States to build capacity to respond to drug problem:  Convenes Technical Meetings with National Stakeholders to discuss the 7th Round of the Multi-Lateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM

    CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Representatives of   the Forum of Caribbean States (CARIFORUM) will hold technical discussions on the Seventh Round of the Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM) process on 7 February 2017, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  The one-day technical meeting will be followed by two days of intense training, 8 – 9 February, with senior policy-makers and…

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  • Photo of EU Signs Declaration on Sustainable Energy with CARIFORUM

    EU Signs Declaration on Sustainable Energy with CARIFORUM

    The signing of a Joint Declaration on Sustainable Energy between the European Union, the European Investment Bank and CARIFORUM on reinforced co-operation in the field of sustainable energy was one of the highlights of the recently concluded EU-Caribbean Sustainable Energy Conference which was held in Barbados from 10-11 October. In addition, five renewable energy support programmes for the region totalling…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM-European Union Dialogue: Communique

    CARIFORUM-European Union Dialogue: Communique

    Joint Press Communique Cariforum-European Union Political Dialogue at the Level of Senior Officials 15 March 2016 1. CARIFORUM and European Union (EU) senior officials held a one-day political dialogue in Georgetown, Guyana on 15 March 2016, at which they reaffirmed the two regions’ commitment to strengthen their longstanding partnership. 2. The Meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Sparte Odera, Advisor to…

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  • Photo of Caribbean countries urged to re-examine relationship with Europe at CARIFORUM Meeting

    Caribbean countries urged to re-examine relationship with Europe at CARIFORUM Meeting

    CARIFORUM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRoque declared the meeting open and described the gathering as the first relevant meeting to take stock of the EU and CARIFORUM cooperation agreement which comes to an end in 2020. by Kurt Campbell The 23rd meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) got underway…

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  • Guyana to host 23rd CARIFORUM Council of Ministers Meeting

    Georgetown, GINA, March 14, 2016 Foreign Affairs Ministers of CARIFORUM are to meet in Guyana on March 17. This is for the Twenty-Third Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM). Discussions will focus on the implementation and programming of the 10th and 11th European Development Fund (EDF). Between the 10th and 11th EDF, Guyana would…

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  • Photo of Customs Officers get training – under CARIFORUM–EU agreement

    Customs Officers get training – under CARIFORUM–EU agreement

    Several local customs officers, as well as stakeholders in the public and private sector benefitted from a customs and trade facilitation capacity workshop, conducted today at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA.) The workshop, held in the agency’s Training Room, at Camp Street, forms part of a slew of capacity building initiatives being implemented across the region, under the Caribbean Forum…

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