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  • Photo of USAID Caribbean Clean Energy Program And CHTA Forge Collaborative Partnership To Bolster Energy Efficiency In The Caribbean’s Hotel Sector

    USAID Caribbean Clean Energy Program And CHTA Forge Collaborative Partnership To Bolster Energy Efficiency In The Caribbean’s Hotel Sector

    FAJARDO, Puerto Rico, Sunday October 2, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Caribbean Clean Energy Program (CARCEP) yesterday signed a collaboration agreement with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) in a landmark move to bolster energy efficiency in the Caribbean’s hotel sector, the largest electricity consumer sector in the region. The agreement, which was signed during…

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  • Photo of Dominica Takes Lead in Renewable Energy Use in CARICOM

    Dominica Takes Lead in Renewable Energy Use in CARICOM

    ROSEAU, Dominica, Friday July 22, 2016 – With renewables accounting for 28 per cent of electricity generation, Dominica is the CARICOM member which consumes the largest proportion of its energy from renewable sources, according to the newly released ECLAC study ‘Barriers to Identification and Implementation of Energy Efficiency Mechanisms and Enhancing Renewable Energy Technologies in the Caribbean’. In the wake…

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  • Photo of CSME Student Mission Project culminates in Dominica

    CSME Student Mission Project culminates in Dominica

     The final mission under the CARICOM Secretariat’s ‘Students Engaging the CSME through Field Promotion’ project kicks off Monday, May 23 in Dominica.  Nineteen students from various tertiary institutions in Suriname will visit local public and private sector entities to determine the level of implementation of the CARICOM Single Market. For the week-long mission, the students will be accompanied by Suriname’s…

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  • Photo of Dominica to host national workshop on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

    Dominica to host national workshop on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

    ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Dominica will stage a two day national workshop on the implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA) in the OECS Economic Union. The April 7-8 meeting is being held in collaboration with the Saint Lucia-based OECS Commission, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development…

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  • Dominica develops Draft National Agriculture Policy, Action Plan

    The CARICOM Secretariat, under the Agriculture Policy Programme (APP), is financing the development of a Policy and Action Plan for the Commonwealth of Dominica’s agriculture sector. This process, which is being led by the Ministry of Agriculture of Dominica and an APP-supported local consultant, has, to date, developed a first draft document which will be the subject of validation meetings…

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  • National Company Registries Going Online

    Company registries within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) are set to go online this year. This development is due to an ongoing project funded by the 10th European Development Fund to create an online regional registry of companies. This will serve as a central repository of information on companies and other legal entities established in the CSME. This…

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  • Photo of Dominica showing small business revival following Tropical Storm Erika

    Dominica showing small business revival following Tropical Storm Erika

    Many small businesses which suffered during Tropical Storm Erika have begun getting back on their feet thanks to the efforts of the Ministry of Commerce Enterprise and Small Business Development. On Wednesday, January 6th GIS News caught up with Minister Roslyn Paul. Minister of Commerce Enterprise and Small Business Development, Ms Roslyn Paul “We started with the micro businesses like…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project takes their Knowledge Road Show to Dominica and Saint Lucia

    Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project takes their Knowledge Road Show to Dominica and Saint Lucia

    Against the background of the Caribbean being home to some of the highest per capita energy costs in the world, the Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project (CEELP) team  recently engaged representatives and members of a diverse array of community groups from across the region  to raise awareness about the benefits of energy efficient lighting. As part of the project’s mandate…

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  • Photo of Dominica to establish an IT Academy

    Dominica to establish an IT Academy

    An Information Technology academy to facilitate ongoing capacity building on a range of ICT tools is to be established here. The IT Academy, proposed by the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OAS), will complement an ongoing training for forty information technology secondary school teachers which is being funded by the OAS. “In addition to the training and certification of…

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  • Jamaica delivers on promise to Dominica after Erika

    Jamaica, on Wednesday (November 4), shipped off close to $50 million worth of bridge infrastructure and materials to tropical storm-ravaged Dominica, fulfilling a pledge that was made nearly two months ago. The donation, initiated by the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, represents a joint public/private sector partnership. It included two Bailey bridges from the National Works Agency (NWA), six…

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