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  • Photo of CCC Committed to Competitive Markets, Consumer Protection in CARICOM During COVID-19
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    CCC Committed to Competitive Markets, Consumer Protection in CARICOM During COVID-19

    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented challenge for the small economies of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). With Member States closing borders, recommending social distancing and closure of main economic activities such as dining out, “staycations” and other community gatherings, it is fair to say that COVID – 19  has not only impacted the very social fabric of Member States,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Competition Commission hosts sensitisation workshop on competition law for MPs

    CARICOM Competition Commission hosts sensitisation workshop on competition law for MPs

    The Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM) Competition Commission is working towards implementing and strengthening competition laws and policies in all of its member states. Members of Parliament (MPs) today, participated in a sensitisation exercise which will pave the way for the establishment of the competition culture locally. The sensitisation workshop was facilitated through the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific…

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  • Photo of The importance of competition during economic recession: CARICOM Competition Commission

    The importance of competition during economic recession: CARICOM Competition Commission

    “For 2016, drawing upon the work program which has already been approved by Member States, the CCC will continue to vigorously protect and maximise consumer welfare in the CARICOM region.  Accordingly, the CCC intends to make consumers the focus of its message to Governments and parliamentarians, sector regulators, the business community, and other special interest groups such as the judiciary,…

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  • CARICOM Competition Commission Completes the Preliminary Examination of CWC’s Agreement to Acquire Columbus Pursuant to Article 176.1 of the RTC

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The CARICOM Competition Commission (“the Commission”) hereby provides an update to its statement published on 28 January 2015 on www.caricomcompetitioncommission.com and issued to media organisations in Member States throughout the region, regarding the agreement by Cable and Wireless Communications Plc (“CWC”) to acquire Columbus International Inc. (“Columbus”).   Pursuant to Article 176.1 of the…

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  • Photo of Consumers need help to make more informed and healthier decisions – CCC

    Consumers need help to make more informed and healthier decisions – CCC

    The Caribbean is facing an epidemic of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease1 . According to the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI), unhealthy diets are a major contributor to the NCD epidemic. The agency reported that the typical Caribbean diet is characterised by an under-consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, cereals and legumes, coupled…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Competition Commission stresses healthy diets in fight against NCDs

    CARICOM Competition Commission stresses healthy diets in fight against NCDs

    Healthy diets consisting of foods high in nutritional value must be the first step to remedying the problem of NCDs in the Caribbean, the CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) said. In a statement to mark World Consumer Rights Day observed on 15 March, the CCC said that given the high prevalence of NCDs in the Caribbean, it was only fitting that this year’s…

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  • Telecoms merger has potential to prejudice trade, says CARICOM Competition Commission

    PARAMARIBO, Suriname — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Competition Commission has concluded that the agreement by Cable and Wireless Communications Plc (CWC) to acquire Columbus International Inc. (Columbus) has the potential to prejudice trade and prevent, restrict or distort competition within the CARICOM Single market and Economy (CSME), with the possibility of cross-border effects. Accordingly, the Commission has written to the…

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  • CARICOM Competition Commission Launches Website

    PARAMARIBO, 26th August, 2013. The CARICOM Competition Commission (Commission) is pleased to announce the official launch of its full-featured website www.caricomcompetitioncommission.com. The new-look website is currently designed to assist interested persons in understanding the work of the Commission and the basics and importance of competition law and consumer protection policy. The website has content including the most recent news and…

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  • CARICOM Competition Commission:  Executive Director Appointed

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)  The Commissioners of the CARICOM Competition Commission have announced the appointment of Mrs. Barbara Lee to the position of Executive Director of the Commission, effective 18 August, 2008. Mrs. Lee, an Attorney by profession, received her training at the University of the West Indies and the Norman Manley Law School. She has served in…

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  • Fireworks at Inauguration Of Competition Commission

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Fireworks lit up the Paramaribo sky late on Friday afternoon, 18, January shortly after Dr. Kusha Haraksingh, a national of Trinidad and Tobago was sworn in as Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Competition Commission. Dr Haraksingh and his six fellow Commissioners took the oath of office, administered by the Chairman of the Regional…

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