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  • Photo of EPA Capacity-Building Project Launched

    EPA Capacity-Building Project Launched

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat-based Caribbean Forum of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (CARIFORUM) Directorate, in collaboration with key partners, launched a €3,099,915 Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)-centered Capacity-building Project, in Georgetown, Guyana on 25 March. The Project’s specific objective is to contribute to the effective implementation of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA, with…

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  • Photo of Barbados, Eastern Caribbean youth for animation, software development training

    Barbados, Eastern Caribbean youth for animation, software development training

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Four hundred young men and women in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean will be equipped to participate in the global multi-billion dollar mobile application and animation industries. The Caribbean Development Bank, along with partners, will fund training under the Caribbean Animation and Technology Capacity Building Programme (Carib-AniTech). CDB will jointly finance the two-year capacity building programme which…

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  • Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (CARCIP) Regional Steering Committee Convenes In Grenada

    High ranking officials from several Caribbean countries will assemble in Grenada next Monday March 16, 2015 to participate in the sixth Regional Steering Committee (RSC) meeting of the Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Programme (CARCIP). During this meeting, the RSC is expected to provide oversight and policy guidance in the implementation of the CARCIP. The Committee would also review the project…

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  • Photo of Falling Oil Prices Won’t Derail St. Lucia’s Push for Clean Energy

    Falling Oil Prices Won’t Derail St. Lucia’s Push for Clean Energy

    CASTRIES, Feb 25 2015 (IPS) – At Plas Kassav, a roadside outlet in Canaries, a rural community in western St. Lucia, a busload of visitors from other Caribbean countries, along with tourists from North America and Europe, sample the 12 flavours of freshly baked cassava bread on sale. In the back of the shop, employees busily sift the grated cassava…

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  • Saint Lucia’s Private Sector to Get a Financial Boost from Caribbean Export

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has awarded some €303,000 in financial assistance to seventeen (17) successful grant applications via the Direct Assistance Grant Scheme (DAGS) in Saint Lucia. Additionally a further three firms were awarded just over €29,000 in funding via a special call for proposals for food safety all , as part of the Regional Private Sector…

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  • Caribbean climate change officials meeting in Saint Lucia

    CASTRIES, St Lucia, Jan 27, CMC – Caribbean climate change negotiators are meeting here in preparation for global talks on the environment in Paris later this year. The talks are a follow-up to the 20th Conference of Parties (CoP) held in Peru last December. “The crucial Paris meeting should see the adoption of a new global agreement for reducing climate…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Leaders and US in Energy Summit in Washington

    CARICOM Leaders and US in Energy Summit in Washington

    During their one-day stay in Washington, the CARICOM Heads of Government will also engage in a follow up meeting with the Vice President to gauge progress on the issues agreed to during their meeting in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago in May 2013. Their day will begin with a breakfast discussion on climate change issues with the US. Keynote…

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  • Photo of Final push to launch U.N. negotiations on High Seas Treaty

    Final push to launch U.N. negotiations on High Seas Treaty

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 20 2015 (IPS) – The United Nations will make its third – and perhaps final – attempt at reaching an agreement to launch negotiations for an international biodiversity treaty governing the high seas. A four-day meeting of a U.N. Ad Hoc Working Group is expected to take a decision by Friday against a September 2015 deadline to begin…

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  • Saint Lucia’s LGBT Community Seeks Acceptance

    Advocates say 2015’s goal is to increase public acceptance for minorities under the theme “education, tolerance and love.” One of the Eastern Caribbean's first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups is seeking greater respect for sexual diversity in Saint Lucia. The group United and Strong, representing the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans citizens, has set an ambitious agenda for 2015, one that…

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  • St. Lucians observe Nobel Laureate week

    Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy called on Saint Lucians to pursue excellence in all their endeavors as our Nobel laureates have done. Saint Lucia’s Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy officially launched Nobel Laureate Week 2015 on Monday. In honor of the achievements of Saint Lucia’s two Nobel Laureates, Sir William Arthur Lewis and Hon. Derek Walcott, the Nobel…

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