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  • Photo of CARICOM Chairman Commends WTO Director-General

    CARICOM Chairman Commends WTO Director-General

    Following the appointment of a senior Caribbean diplomat to the cabinet of the new WTO Director-General Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Caricom chairman PM Gaston Browne has commended the Director-General for living up to promises she made to both OECS and Caricom Heads of Government. Ambassador Stephen Fevrier, who heads the OECS mission in Geneva at the WTO, has been recruited by…

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  • Photo of Prime Minister Gaston Browne, as Chair of Alliance of Small States, sends early message on Climate Change to US President Joseph R Biden Jr

    Prime Minister Gaston Browne, as Chair of Alliance of Small States, sends early message on Climate Change to US President Joseph R Biden Jr

    St John’s, January 20….    In an early communication immediately after Joseph R Biden was sworn in as President of the United States of America, Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, wrote to him expressing delight that the US government will, once again, commit to the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Writing in his capacity as Chair of the…

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  • Photo of Caribbean needs financial backing

    Caribbean needs financial backing

    (Guyana Chronicle) In an earnest letter on behalf of the Caribbean Region, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, has written to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (MF) requesting specific financial attention, as the Region grapples with significant economic loss linked to tourism and braces for the catastrophic effects of the hurricane season. In the letter sent…

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  • Photo of Issues impacting lives of CARICOM Citizens get attention at COFAP Meeting in Barbados

    Issues impacting lives of CARICOM Citizens get attention at COFAP Meeting in Barbados

    CARICOM Finance and Planning Ministers were meeting in Barbados Tuesday to advance a number of development initiatives geared towards enhancing the use and operation of the Single Market and Economy. It is the sixth Special Meeting of the Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP) and was convened under the Chairmanship of Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister and Minister of Finance…

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  • Photo of CARICOM to employ lobbyist as it tackles corresponding banking issues

    CARICOM to employ lobbyist as it tackles corresponding banking issues

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 17, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have agreed to employ the services of a lobbyist to help the region deal with the issue of de-risking in the banking sector, Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne has said. Correspondent banks, which are mainly large, international banks domiciled in the United States of America, Europe and Canada,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Deepens Regional Partnerships to Address De-risking

    CARICOM Deepens Regional Partnerships to Address De-risking

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Saturday September 17, 2016 – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has deepened its partnerships within the region in order to strengthen its efforts to address the withdrawal of correspondent banking services from some regional institutions. Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne, who is leading CARICOM’s advocacy on the matter, recently met with the heads of the Caribbean…

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  • Photo of PM Browne heads delegation to US/CARICOM correspondent banking talks

    PM Browne heads delegation to US/CARICOM correspondent banking talks

    Preventing the loss of Correspondent Banking Relations (CBR) remains a top agenda item for the government of Antigua and Barbuda and the rest of the Region as a delegation peruses the matter during consultations between Caribbean and US authorities in Jamaica. The delegation, led by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Gaston Browne, is currently at the consultation in Jamaica,…

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  • Photo of Prime Minister Browne appreciative of relations with Cuba

    Prime Minister Browne appreciative of relations with Cuba

    Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Hon. Gaston Browne, has identified health, the development of human resources, construction and sports among the areas of high level cooperation between Cuba and the countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Such cooperation, he said, had effectively contributed to the growth of well-being of the peoples of the Community. His comments were contained in…

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  • Statement   by   the Honourable Gaston Browne Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Minister of Finance and Corporate Governance On the occasion of   the Third International Conference on Financing For Development

    Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Minister of Finance of Ethiopia Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Sam Kutesa, President of the UN General Assembly Distinguished Heads, Ministers, Excellences Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Mr. President, I stand before you as a representative of a small island state.   Better than most, my people…

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  • Photo of PM Browne tells CDB Governors to Address Challenges now to consolidate gains and secure future

    PM Browne tells CDB Governors to Address Challenges now to consolidate gains and secure future

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis – May 20, 2015…………..Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. Gaston Browne has told his colleague governors of the Caribbean Development Bank that there are challenges that need addressing as a matter of urgency if they are to consolidate their gains and secure their futures. He said that one of the challenges that need…

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