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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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  • Photo of Europe Stands by Caribbean on Climate Funding

    Europe Stands by Caribbean on Climate Funding

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jun 26 2017 (IPS) – A senior European Union (EU) official in the Caribbean said Europe is ready to continue the global leadership on the fight against climate change, including helping the poor and vulnerable countries in the region. Underlining the challenges posed by climate change, Head of the European Union Delegation to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States,…

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  • Photo of EU wants to advance common agenda with CARICOM in global fora

    EU wants to advance common agenda with CARICOM in global fora

      The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Wednesday 17 March 2017 accredited a new Ambassador of the European Union (EU), with the new envoy advocating for the relationship to more effectively advance a common agenda in global and multilateral fora. In presenting her letters of credence to the CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Her Excellency Daniela Tramacere pledged that in the…

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  • Photo of EU to boost CARIBBEAN competitiveness by strengthening regional partnerships

    EU to boost CARIBBEAN competitiveness by strengthening regional partnerships

    BASSE-TERRE, Guadeloupe — The INTERREG V Caribbean, a multimillion dollar EU-funded program to strengthen regional partnerships, will be officially launched in Saint Lucia on Wednesday. In addition to boosting the economic competitiveness of the region's countries, the INTERREG V Caribbean program will also respond to environmental challenges and health issues, while promoting the joint cultural heritage of the region. The…

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  • Photo of CARICOM banks on excellent relations with UK, EU

    CARICOM banks on excellent relations with UK, EU

    The vote by the people of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union (EU) notwithstanding, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) reposes confidence in the excellent relations it shares with both parties. At a press conference at the conclusion of the 37th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM on Wednesday night, Prime Minister of Dominica stressed the…

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