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  • Photo of COTED convenes Thursday: CSME, correspondent banking in focus

    COTED convenes Thursday: CSME, correspondent banking in focus

    Matters that impact on the economic health of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) come under focus in Georgetown, Guyana, when the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) meets Thursday and Friday. Regional Ministers who hold responsibility for Trade will hold discussions on a range of matters including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), and treatment of nationals travelling in…

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  • Trade Ministers join cross-sectoral action to ensure healthy Community

    The role of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) in boosting the health of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was among matters that were brought before the Council which met in Georgetown, Guyana, last week. Trade Ministers discussed health in recognition of the cross-sectoral linkages and the need for action to confront, in particular, non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs are…

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  • Trade Ministers join cross-sectoral action to ensure healthy Community

    The role of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) in boosting the health of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was among matters that were brought before the Council which met in Georgetown, Guyana, last week. Trade Ministers discussed health in recognition of the cross-sectoral linkages and the need for action to confront, in particular, non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs are…

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  • Photo of COTED concludes in Georgetown

    COTED concludes in Georgetown

    The two-day Meeting of the Forty-First Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) concluded on Friday in Georgetown, Guyana. A special session with representatives of the Region’s private sector led the Meeting’s heavy agenda which also included deliberations on progress related to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), and external economic and trade matters. There were also discussions on…

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  • Photo of Active engagement with private sector critical – COTED Chair

    Active engagement with private sector critical – COTED Chair

    The private sector’s importance in Regional growth and development was the highlight of remarks made at the opening ceremony of the Council for Trade and Economic Development’s Forty-First Meeting in Georgetown, Guyana. Trade Ministers and representatives of the private sector of the Region continued their engagement at a special session immediately following the opening ceremony. Reiterating that it was time…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Chair of the COTED, Her Excellency Sieglien Burlerson, Minister of Trade and Industry of Suriname

    Remarks by the Chair of the COTED, Her Excellency Sieglien Burlerson, Minister of Trade and Industry of Suriname

    Secretary General of the CARICOM, H.E. Irwin La Rocque, Deputy Secretary General of the CARICOM, H. E. Manorma Soeknandan, Honourable Ministers, Head of Delegations, Heads and Representatives of Regional Institutions, Delegates, Members of the Press, Ladies and Gentlemen Good morning As a new member of this council I would like to indicate that it is a great honour for me…

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  • Photo of Opening Remarks By Secretary-General, Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin Larocque At The Forty-first Meeting  Of The Council For Trade And Economic Development (COTED) Guyana Pegasus Hotel 12 November 2015

    Opening Remarks By Secretary-General, Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin Larocque At The Forty-first Meeting Of The Council For Trade And Economic Development (COTED) Guyana Pegasus Hotel 12 November 2015

    I welcome you all to this Forty-First Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED). I am sure you will join me in extending a special welcome to the Her Excellency Sieglien Burleson, Minister of Trade and Industry of Suriname and the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry of Trinidad and Tobago.  Minister Burleson, immediately as…

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  • Photo of COTED holds special session with Regional private sector Thursday

    COTED holds special session with Regional private sector Thursday

    A special session on Thursday with the Region’s private sector will headline the final Ministerial Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) for this year as efforts continue to position the business sector to drive growth and development. The private sector is considered a critical partner in the Region’s quest for economic resilience, which is a key…

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  • Photo of Food self-sufficiency identified as Region’s primary agriculture thrust – CARICOM ASG

    Food self-sufficiency identified as Region’s primary agriculture thrust – CARICOM ASG

    Progress towards food self-sufficiency and the achievement of economic and technical efficiency in food production were the primary objectives a senior Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Trade official identified for a renewed agriculture sector. Food production efficiency should be achieved through the full implementation of the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Security Policy (FNSP) and the Caribbean Agricultural Policy (CAP), Assistant Secretary-General, Trade and Economic…

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  • Photo of New day dawns for agriculture

    New day dawns for agriculture

    Policy-makers and other stakeholders in the Region’s agriculture sector have been challenged to quickly move forward with renewed resolve to ensure increased productivity and competitiveness in the agriculture sector. Mr. Joseph Cox, new Assistant Secretary-General (ASG), Trade and Economic Integration at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, threw out the challenge Thursday at the opening ceremony of a Special Meeting of the Council…

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