• Photo of Alternative ways of measuring development must be found

    Alternative ways of measuring development must be found

    The United Nations (UN) is upbeat about advancing the process to reshape policies governing access to international public finance. Developing countries have been lobbying for a revision of current development financing policies to encompass a multi-dimensional approach as distinct from the current primary criterion of GDP per capita income. Assistant Administrator and Director of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional…

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    2015 presents historic opportunity to improve people’s lives – UN Assembly President

    14 January 2015 – The next several months will present a historic opportunity to agree on an “inspiring” agenda that will directly improve the lives of people around the world, United Nations General Assembly President Sam Kutesa said today as he outlined his objectives for 2015. “As we embark on the critical task of formulating an inclusive and transformative post-2015…

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    CARICOM, Turkey to strengthen trade links

    CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)      The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Turkey will continue to strengthen their relations with the accreditation of Ambassador Sulé Oztunç, as new Plenipotentiary Representative of Turkey to the Community. In accepting her credentials on Tuesday, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said the occasion signaled Turkey’s growing commitment to ensure “the immense potential” of its relationship…

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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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  • Address delivered by Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin LaRocque at the Opening Ceremony of CARIFESTA XI Paramaribo, Suriname

    A special and unique celebration of Caribbean culture begins here and now with the Opening Ceremony of this Eleventh commemoration of CARIFESTA. We have come from all over the Caribbean Community and are joined by our family and many friends from Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, to experience this magical evening and the festivities that will unfold in the…

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  • More to be done to strengthen heritage tourism, says CARICOM culture manager

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Programme Manager for Culture and Community Development, Dr Hilary Brown is of the opinion that the Caribbean needs to do more to strengthen its heritage tourism product. She believes that “much more could be done” to develop the Region’s natural and built heritage which is an invaluable resource in…

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