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  • CAHFSA begins operations in Suriname

    The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety (CAHFSA), a Regional institution, held its third meeting at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat from November 17-19, 2014. The Chairman of the Board is Ms. Audine Mootoo of Trinidad and Tobago. Other members are: Dr. Helena Browne of Antigua and Barbuda, Dr. Beverley Wood of Barbados, Mr. Emir…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM and EU discussing projects for funding

    CARIFORUM and EU discussing projects for funding

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 28, CMC – The Steering Committees of the CARICOM Single Market Economy (CSME) and CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Standby Facilities are considering proposals for eight projects for funding. The two-day meeting, which begins here on Tuesday, is being held at the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The Steering Committees comprise representatives of European Commission, The Guyana-based…

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  • CARIFORUM and EU reaffirm commitment to trade and development partnership

    CARIFORUM and European Union (EU) trade officials held a one-day meeting in Grenada on Thursday 21 November, at which they reaffirmed the two regions' commitment to their close trade and development partnership. The two sides discussed progress made so far in putting the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) into practice. The EPA aims to promote trade and investment, underpin regional…

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  • Ensure projects agreed upon, adress challenges of Member States – Secretary General urges CARIFORUM Ministers

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, on Thursday urged CARIFORUM Ministers to ensure projects agreed upon address challenges faced by Member States. He was speaking during the Twenty-first Meeting of the CARIFORUM Council of Ministers held in Grenada on October…

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  • Remarks by the Secretary-General Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States (CARIFORUM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque at the Opening ceremony of the 11th European Development Fund Programming Seminar GEORGETOWN, Guyana 19-20 September 2013

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The pleasure is mine to welcome you all to this 11th European Development Fund Programming Seminar, a forum that we in the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States consider of critical importance to our development. I wish to acknowledge the presence of the Commissioner for Development of the European Union.  Commissioner Piebalgs,…

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  • 11th EDF Expected to Help Meet the Challenges of Caribbean Development

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The 11th European Development Fund (EDF) Programming Seminar, currently underway in Georgetown, Guyana, is an engagement that the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) considers to be of critical importance to development in the Region. Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and CARIFORUM and Regional Authorising Officer (RAO),…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM DG to Visit Grenada

    CARIFORUM DG to Visit Grenada

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Director-General of the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM), Mr Percival Marie, is set to embark on his first official visit to Grenada since that country assumed the Chairmanship of CARIFORUM, with effect from 1 July 2013. The Chair of CARIFORUM plays a leadership role in relation to intra-CARIFORUM matters,…

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  • Photo of Dominican national appointed CARIFORUM Director General

    Dominican national appointed CARIFORUM Director General

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Dominican Percival Marie Thursday took up the appointment of Director General of the Caribbean Forum of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (CARIFORUM) pledging to effect an integrated and comprehensive approach to the work of the two units that comprise the directorate. Marie, who formally served as the executive director of CARIFORUM Directorate, replaces Ivan Ogando Lora.…

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  • CARIFORUM Platform to be Strengthened, says New DG

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    Mr. Percival Marie, a national of the Commonwealth of Dominica, assumes office on August 1 as Director-General of the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States (CARIFORUM) Directorate in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. He replaces Mr. Ivan Ogando Lora. Mr. Marie who has been appointed for a period of three years…

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  • National EPA Implementation Plans a Key Milestone

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Gains have been made regarding Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU), since the signing of the landmark trade and development accord by fourteen CARIFORUM States in October 2008 and by the fifteenth state, Haiti, in December 2009. With Validation…

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