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  • Photo of Special COTED Meeting Discusses Transportation Matters

    Special COTED Meeting Discusses Transportation Matters

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministers with responsibility for Transportation, met on Thursday, 6 June for a special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development that dealt with transportation matters. Dr. the Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Lead for Transportation in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet, chaired the half-day, virtual meeting that saw the participation of…

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  • Photo of MINISTERIAL STATEMENT FROM THE 112TH SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED) [ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT]

    MINISTERIAL STATEMENT FROM THE 112TH SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED) [ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT]

    CARICOM Ministers with responsibility for Environment and Sustainable Development met for the 112th Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development on the Environment and Sustainable Development which took place on 15 May 2024. Ministers considered the compounding impacts of the planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution, as well as the economic uncertainty due to…

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  • Photo of Region raises concerns over institutional, financial capacity to confront environmental challenges

    Region raises concerns over institutional, financial capacity to confront environmental challenges

    Climate change, threats to biodiversity, economic uncertainty due to external shocks, and limited institutional and financial capacity, are the key concerns of Ministers with responsibility for the Environment of the Caribbean Community. The concerns were highlighted during the 112th Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development on The Environment and Sustainable Development which was conducted virtually on…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Trade Ministers meet in Georgetown for 58th COTED

    CARICOM Trade Ministers meet in Georgetown for 58th COTED

    CARICOM Ministers with responsibility for trade began a two-day meeting on Tuesday 14 May at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. Senator the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry of Trinidad and Tobago, is the Chair the 58th Regular Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED). At the opening session, Minister Gopee-Scoon highlighted the matters…

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  • Photo of ICT Ministers approve CARICOM Secretariat-led action plans to fast-track digital transformation

    ICT Ministers approve CARICOM Secretariat-led action plans to fast-track digital transformation

    Ministers of ICT on Friday unanimously approved the CARICOM Secretariat-led action plans to accelerate the Region’s digital transformation. The Secretariat presented the plans to the Ministers at a Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on ICT which was held virtually. The plans include the draft action plan for fast-tracking digital transformation, Girls in ICT Partnership…

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  • Photo of COTED Ministers and Officials praise Ambassador Gail Maturin as she retires

    COTED Ministers and Officials praise Ambassador Gail Maturin as she retires

    “A consummate professional”, “a shining example of service”, “erudite”, were among the accolades Trade Ministers heaped on outgoing Director-General of the Office of Trade Negotiations (OTN), Amb. Gail Mathurin on 24 November 2021. Amb. Mathurin demits office at the end of the year after spending more than a decade at the helm of the Barbados-based OTN, coordinating the Region’s trade…

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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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