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  • Photo of Applications open for Creatives to apply for ACP-EU Grant Support Programme

    Applications open for Creatives to apply for ACP-EU Grant Support Programme

    (UNESCO, Kingston, Jamaica) Creatives can now apply for grant funding from the ACP-EU 3 million Euro Grant Support Programme available in 15 Caribbean Countries. The Programme will support individuals and organisations in the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) across areas such as music, fashion, festivals, film and animation, literary arts, and visual and performing arts. The grant support programme is…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat Develops Online Platform for Sustainable Statistical Capacity-Building

    CARICOM Secretariat Develops Online Platform for Sustainable Statistical Capacity-Building

    The Regional Statistics Programme of the CARICOM Secretariat has established an electronic platform for training, research and knowledge acquisition that is aimed at improving statistical capacity in the Region on a sustainable basis. The platform is the Statistical Training and Research in the Caribbean (e-CISTAR) financed under the 11th European Development Fund. One of the deliverables of the Regional Strategy…

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  • Photo of Statement of the Council of Ministers of CARIFORUM  on the Ex-Post Evaluation of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA

    Statement of the Council of Ministers of CARIFORUM on the Ex-Post Evaluation of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA

    The Council of Ministers of CARIFORUM wishes to put on record, the Region’s concerns with a number of ‘findings’ of the Study commissioned by the European Commission, the “Ex-post Evaluation of the EPA between the EU and its Member States and the CARIFORUM Member States”. As a region, we are particularly troubled that in spite of the detailed concerns raised…

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  • Photo of CDB, EU, CROSQ Enabling Greater Market Access

    CDB, EU, CROSQ Enabling Greater Market Access

    (Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) Export-oriented businesses in Barbados, Dominica, and St Kitts and Nevis will be offered globally standardised testing at domestic laboratories as early as next year, says Daniel Best, Director, Projects Department at the the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The Bank has partnered with the European Union (EU) and the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) to upgrade…

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  • Photo of At CARICOM Energy Month Launch

    At CARICOM Energy Month Launch

    Energy Experts Discuss Path to Sustainable, Climate-Resilient Future for the Region Under the theme “A RE-silient Community: Energy at the Centre”, CARICOM Energy Month got underway on 2 November with a virtual regional launch in the form of a panel discussion.  The 2020 launch was held by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat’s Energy Unit in collaboration with the Caribbean Centre…

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  • Photo of CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’ Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccine
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    CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’ Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

    The Caribbean Public health Agency (CARPHA), with funding from the European Union (EU), has entered into an agreement with the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) to support Member States’ participation in the COVAX Facility. This will be done through assistance with the required down payment to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which is the administrator of the COVAX Facility. The Facility…

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  • Photo of CARICOM wants inter-governmental tax body to set standards, rules

    CARICOM wants inter-governmental tax body to set standards, rules

    CARICOM Heads of Government have reiterated the call for the creation of an “appropriate intergovernmental tax body with the adequate means and powers to set standards and rules” which support an equitable and universal approach to an international tax governance infrastructure. The call was made Wednesday against the background of the blacklisting of countries by the European Union (EU). The strategy…

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  • Photo of EU Continues to Support Caribbean In Fight Against Mosquito Borne Diseases

    EU Continues to Support Caribbean In Fight Against Mosquito Borne Diseases

    The European Union has provided the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) with a grant of 4.1 million euro (US$4.5M) to continue supporting efforts to combat mosquito borne diseases in the Caribbean Region. The assistance will be channelled through a four-year health strengthening programme designed to further improve the prevention, detection and control of outbreaks of mosquito borne diseases such as…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM DG urges training participants to use what they have learnt in their jobs

    CARIFORUM DG urges training participants to use what they have learnt in their jobs

    Director General of CARIFORUM Mr. Percival Marie has urged participants on a training course that was conducted for implementers of EDF funded projects to utilize the training they have received in their everyday jobs. Mr. Marie was speaking at the closing ceremony of a 10-day training programme for projects funded by the European Development Fund . The programme concluded on Wednesday, October 9, 2018,…

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  • Coconut Boost For Barbados & Region

    Barbados and the region can have a bustling coconut industry, despite being smaller than major growers such as Indonesia and The Philippines. This assertion was made by Maurice Wilson, who is the Regional Coconut Industry Coordinator at the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI). He was speaking with the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) following the inaugural meeting of the National Stakeholders Platform…

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