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  • Photo of Be more strategic, press on urgently with CSME – Trade Ministers advised

    Be more strategic, press on urgently with CSME – Trade Ministers advised

    The Organs of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) must move to adopt a greater sense of urgency and clarity of purpose if the Region is to successfully navigate the current difficult circumstances. Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon. Mia Mottley delivered this charge Tuesday at the opening of the Fifty-Second Meeting of the COTED. Prime Minister Mottley, who is Lead Head…

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  • Photo of COTED endorses Made in CARICOM initiative

    COTED endorses Made in CARICOM initiative

    Trade ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have unanimously endorsed a proposal to develop a ‘Made in CARICOM’ promotional initiative which will capitalise on one of the opportunities presented by the pandemic. The endorsement came at a Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on the 26 and 27 November 2020, under the Chairmanship of the Hon.…

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  • Photo of CARICOM’s Trade and Economic Council approves strategy for the re-opening of regional economies

    CARICOM’s Trade and Economic Council approves strategy for the re-opening of regional economies

    The fiftieth meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) this week approved a strategy for the re-opening of economies in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The Council which is made up of Trade Ministers and officials agreed to a framework centered on the development and adherence to defined metrics related to the Covid-19 virus, which will guide in…

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  • Photo of CARICOM CVOs provisionally endorse Draft Regional Policy on Trade in Animals, Animal Products

    CARICOM CVOs provisionally endorse Draft Regional Policy on Trade in Animals, Animal Products

    Chief Veterinary Officers (CVOs) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have provisionally endorsed the Draft Regional Policy on Trade in Animals and Animal Products. Endorsement in principle was given on 17 January 2020, at a meeting of the CVOs in Georgetown, Guyana. Member States are to further review and provide, if necessary, written comments on the policy. The formulation of the…

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  • Photo of Services Sector key to CARICOM’s future – Barbados Min. Sandra Husbands

    Services Sector key to CARICOM’s future – Barbados Min. Sandra Husbands

    The importance of the Services sector to the future of the Caribbean was highlighted Friday as CARICOM Ministers began a day-long consideration of matters that are key to moving the sector forward. The Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Services got underway at the CARICOM Secretariat. The Services sector is the largest and fastest…

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  • Photo of Single ICT Space, cyber security for discussion at ICT officials’ meeting

    Single ICT Space, cyber security for discussion at ICT officials’ meeting

    Progress on the development of the Single ICT space in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and cyber security, are among the main areas that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) officials will discuss when they meet on 7 June. The virtual meeting of officials that will be anchored at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, is in preparation for a Special Meeting…

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  • Photo of Address by Hon Chet Greene to the 46th COTED Meeting in Guyana

    Address by Hon Chet Greene to the 46th COTED Meeting in Guyana

    Colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, there are many ongoing international, regional and domestic issues that will impact the work programme and the agenda of the Council. However, in the face of all these issues, the Council must find an appropriate mix of methodologies and strategies to address the ever expanding agenda of the Council. I am pleased to note that the…

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  • Photo of COTED officials hold preparatory meeting

    COTED officials hold preparatory meeting

    Work in preparation for the Forty-Sixth Ministerial Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) began on Thursday. The two-day Meeting of Trade Officials is being held at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, with some delegates joining via videoconferencing. The officials are discussing matters including the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), trade in…

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  • Photo of COTED officials hold preparatory meeting

    COTED officials hold preparatory meeting

    Work in preparation for the Forty-Sixth Ministerial Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) began on Thursday. The two-day Meeting of Trade Officials is being held at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, with some delegates joining via videoconferencing. The officials are discussing matters including the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), trade in…

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  • Photo of CCREEE, regional energy security among matters before Ministers at Special COTED

    CCREEE, regional energy security among matters before Ministers at Special COTED

    Montserrat deposited its instruments of ratification of the Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE), on Tuesday. The CARICOM Member State became the fifth Member States to do so, effectively paving the way for the establishment of the Centre’s legal identity by mid next month. The Hon. Paul Lewis, Montserrat Minister of Communication, Works and Labour,…

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