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  • Photo of Region needs full implementation of CSME, says PM Holness

    Region needs full implementation of CSME, says PM Holness

    Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (10th left) and other regional leaders at the opening ceremony of the 38th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM at the Grenada Trade Centre, Grand Anse, St. George’s, on July 4. (Photo via JIS) Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (July 5) urged his colleague Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM),…

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  • Photo of MINISTER OF JUSTICE, JAMAICA, CALLS ON PARLIAMENTARIANS TO BE ADVOCATES FOR ENDING AIDS

    MINISTER OF JUSTICE, JAMAICA, CALLS ON PARLIAMENTARIANS TO BE ADVOCATES FOR ENDING AIDS

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) Regional Parliamentarians Forum, 30 – 31 May, Kingston, Jamaica, commenced with a stirring keynote address by the Hon. Delroy Chuck, Minister of Justice, Jamaica. Minister Chuck addressed the need for parliamentarians to engage in more advocacy for People Living with and Affected…

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  • Photo of Private Sector capacity building and consultation: CARICOM strategy for regional implementation of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA)

    Private Sector capacity building and consultation: CARICOM strategy for regional implementation of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA)

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has convened a Private Sector Consultation and capacity building workshop on the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA) and the CARICOM Strategy for Regional Implementation.      The Meeting, intended for national Business Development Organisations from CARICOM WTO Members, takes place in Kingston, Jamaica, 19-20 April, 2017,   with the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat/European Union…

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  • Photo of Ganja Babies! More And More Children Reportedly Seeking Medical Attention After Using Marijuana

    Ganja Babies! More And More Children Reportedly Seeking Medical Attention After Using Marijuana

    A 50 per cent jump in the number of children seeking assistance at public medical facilities for ganja-related illnesses in Jamaica since the weed was decriminalised in 2015, is causing worry for local health officials. With 70 per cent of the population having easy access to ganja and law making possession of up to two ounces no longer a criminal…

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  • Photo of Jamaica to host UN tourism conference

    Jamaica to host UN tourism conference

    The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is celebrating sustainable tourism this year, and Jamaica is to host the major event on the programme – the International Conference on Sustainable Tourism. The Jamaica Observer has been reliably informed that the event will be staged between November 27 and 29 in the city of Montego Bay. The United Nations General Assembly…

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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 Clean energy entrepreneurs trained at boot camps

    Clean energy entrepreneurs trained at boot camps

    Some 163 clean energy entrepreneurs have been trained at three boot camps hosted by the Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre (CCIC). The programme, which offers mentorship and guidance to entrepreneurs in the field of clean energy, is now inviting more companies to be a part of their upcoming boot camp in Antigua and Barbuda from September 27 to 29. The deadline…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Athletes at Rio  Olympics 2016 demonstrate Region’s capacity to lead

    CARICOM Athletes at Rio Olympics 2016 demonstrate Region’s capacity to lead

    In a congratulatory message to the athletes from CARICOM Member States at the just-concluded Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, CARICOM Secretary-General. Ambassador Irwin LaRocque stated their performance has demonstrated that the Region had the capacity to lead the world in any sphere, provided that the necessary discipline, commitment and focus” were applied. Full  text of message below:   The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Jamaica at 54

    CARICOM congratulates Jamaica at 54

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated Jamaica on its 54th Anniversary of Independence and pledged continued support for the country’s efforts to achieve even greater levels of development.   In the congratulatory message to Jamaica’s Prime Minister Mr. Andrew Holness, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque noted the country’s impressive strides in its development since independence in 1962, made through the…

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  • Photo of Montego Bay, Nassau among cities with ‘intelligent solutions’ – IDB

    Montego Bay, Nassau among cities with ‘intelligent solutions’ – IDB

    WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Cities in two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are among the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB’s) guide of more than 50 examples of cities around the globe that have implemented intelligent solutions. Montego Bay in Jamaica and Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas, are included in cities in Latin America and the Caribbean dealing with accelerated and…

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