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    The contribution made by seafarers to international trade and the economy was lauded during a celebration held at the Barbados Coast Guard Ship (BCGS) PELICAN, last weekend. The activities, hosted by the Regional Security System (RSS) and the Barbados Coast Guard, were held to observe the Day of the Seafarer and the International Day against […]

    July 8, 2022Featured, NatureNo comments
  2. Barbados and CARICOM plant firm diplomatic roots in Africa

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator The Most Honourable Jerome Walcott just officially opened the CARICOM diplomatic mission in Nairobi, Kenya, marking the first of its kind for Barbados on the continent. “The commissioning of this mission here in Kenya, the first diplomatic mission of Barbados to be commissioned on the African continent, is a testament […]

    June 23, 2022Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  3. From Canada to Australia, guest authors for St. Martin Book Fair 2022; Barbadian CARICOM Ambassador David Comissiong keynote speaker

    Over 35 authors, from Canada to Australia are heading to the St. Martin Book Fair, June 2 – 4, 2022, said Shujah Reiph, the literary fest coordinator. The keynote speaker is David Comissiong, Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, said Reiph. Comissiong is an author too but far better known in the Caribbean and beyond for his […]

    May 26, 2022Books, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Guyana Will Have 1st World Trade Centre In CARICOM

    The first World Trade Centre (WTC) to be set up in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be in Guyana. This follows the culmination of several months of negotiations between Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) and the New York headquartered World Trade Centre Association (WTCA). An official virtual announcement and handing over of the license ceremony was […]

    April 15, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  5. Shots fired in Ukraine may sink Small Island economies

    The Chair of the Executive Council of SIDS DOCK, the international organisation created to build sustainable energy and climate change resilience in small island countries, today warned that island economies could be collateral damage of the fighting in Ukraine. SIDS DOCK, the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) sustainable energy and climate resilience organisation is worried […]

    March 16, 2022NatureNo comments
  6. A Century of Oil, A Future of Options, by Dr Devon Gardner, Head of Technical Programmes, CCREEE

    Energy is among the top strategic issues shaping the global agenda; the uncertainty and impact of energy and commodity price volatility has now established itself as the number?one issue for energy leaders worldwide. A history of unpredictable global oil price spikes has consistently impacted negatively on the sustainability of economic growth in the majority of Caribbean countries; when oil prices […]

    March 10, 2022Featured, TechnologyNo comments

    CARICOM Heads of Government are deliberating on several major issues, including the Region’s post-pandemic economic recovery, while convening at San Pedro in Belize for their on 1-2 March 2022. The situation in Member State Haiti, including the current political impasse and security and socio-economic challenges, will also be examined. Heads will also discuss the regional […]

    March 1, 2022Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  8. CARICOM Heads to tackle wide range of issues at Meeting in Belize

    CARICOM Heads of Government will deliberate on several major issues, including the Region’s post-pandemic economic recovery, when they gather on San Pedro in Belize for their Thirty-Third Inter-Sessional Meeting on 1-2 March 2022. The Meeting, under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Mr. John Antonio Briceño of Belize, is also expected to address advancing the implementation […]

    February 27, 2022Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    In a meaningful show of support to the CARICOM Heads of Government’s policy initiative to establish the CARICOM Single ICT Space in support of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, Digicel Group and Cable & Wireless Communications this week signed a declaration to reduce intra-CARICOM roaming charges for citizens of CARICOM states. The move is […]

    February 27, 2022TechnologyNo comments
  10. ICT Ministers approve CARICOM Secretariat-led action plans to fast-track digital transformation

    Ministers of ICT on Friday unanimously approved the CARICOM Secretariat-led action plans to accelerate the Region’s digital transformation. The Secretariat presented the plans to the Ministers at a Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on ICT which was held virtually. The plans include the draft action plan for fast-tracking digital […]

    February 13, 2022TechnologyNo comments
  11. Brown Sugar Challenge CCJ Decision

    The Sugar Association of the Caribbean (SAC) notes with interest the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in the case taken by Belize against Trinidad and Tobago for alleged non-application of the Common External Tariff (CET) on brown sugar entering T&T from extra regional sources. Non-payment of the 40% CET on imported extra-regional […]

    February 9, 2022Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  12. Skilled Nationals Assessed by SJPI for CSME Certificate

    The Barbados Accreditation Council has upgraded its application process so that more Artistes now have the opportunity to successfully apply for the Certificate of Recognition of CARICOM Skills Qualification. In this latest development, the Council has partnered with the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) to allow for Artistes who do not have sufficient […]

    February 1, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments
  13. President of Guyana to headline solar energy project handover ceremony at CARICOM Secretariat

    A ceremony to hand over the Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Plant with Battery and Building Energy Management Systems at the CARICOM Secretariat will be held on Tuesday, 11 January 2022, from 1:00 p.m. AST. President of Guyana, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony which will also be […]

    January 10, 2022TechnologyNo comments
  14. Montserratian Energy Official Appointed Chairman of the CCREEE Executive Board

    Director of Energy in Montserrat’s Ministry of Communication, Works, Labour and Energy – Mr. Kenrick Burke – has been elected as Chairman of the Executive Board of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). Mr Burke – who holds a master’s degree in energy management, with distinction and is a certified energy […]

    January 4, 2022BusinessNo comments
  15. CARICOM congratulates Haiti on 218th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM recognised and lauded the Government and People of Haiti on that country’s Two Hundred and Eighteenth Anniversary of Independence which it celebrates on 1 January 2022. “As the Government and People of Haiti enter a new year of independence, CARICOM extends its best wishes for goodwill and unity to prevail in the current multifaceted […]

    December 31, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  16. New Executive Management appointments at CARICOM Secretariat

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr. Carla N. Barnett, has announced the appointment of two (2) new Members to the Executive Management Committee at the CARICOM Secretariat. They are Ambassador Donna Forde as Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations, and Ambassador Wayne McCook as Director General of the Office of Trade Negotiations (OTN). Ambassador […]

    December 17, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  17. Acting PM Santia Bradshaw laments passing of Broadcaster Dennis Johnson

    “Although it is difficult today to see beyond the sorrow; may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.” These words of an unknown author seem most appropriate today as we try to come to grips with the passing of veteran broadcaster Dennis Johnson. They become even more touching as we consider the stealth with […]

    November 3, 2021Breaking News, Featured, MusicNo comments
  18. CARICOM’s new Deputy Secretary-General set to take up office

    Dr Armstrong Alexis of Saint Lucia has been appointed as the new Deputy Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Dr Alexis takes up his post from 1 November 2021. The DSG brings a wealth of experience to the post having served as well with the Commonwealth Secretariat and at a high level in the public […]

    November 1, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  19. United States Donates a Further US$2.5 Million to CARICOM for COVID-19 Response

    Building on the strong partnership with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the United States–through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)–announced $2.5 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance for countries in the Eastern Caribbean region, The Bahamas, Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago. This assistance will provide further support for the operational costs of COVID-19 vaccination […]

    October 26, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  20. COTED finalizes Monitoring Mechanism for Sugar TOR

    Trade Ministers, at the 97th Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), via videoconference, finalized the terms of reference for the monitoring mechanism for sugar (MMS) to ensure that there is greater transparency and information flows to inform regional producers and users of the supply and demand of all sugars. Also, […]

    October 21, 2021Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments

    The CARICOM Secretariat has instituted measures as of 1st October, 2021 with respect to access to its offices across the Region in order to provide a safe working environment for its staff, in keeping with attempts to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus. These measures include proof of vaccination for staff members and all […]

    October 16, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  22. CARICOM Secretary-General congratulates newly elected Prime Minister of Bahamas

    CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett has congratulated the newly elected Prime Minister of The Bahamas Mr Phillip Davis and his Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) on their resounding victory in the General Elections of 16 September 2021. Here’s the full congratulatory message from the Secretary-General: “Prime Minister, On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I offer […]

    September 18, 2021Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  23. First CARICOM-Africa Summit to begin 7th September

    History will be made tomorrow 7th September 2021, when the inaugural CARICOM-Africa Summit is held. Kenya will host the virtual event under the theme ‘Unity Across Continents and Oceans: Opportunities for Deepening Integration‘. His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya, will chair the Summit. Plans for Kenya to host a CARICOM and Africa Summit in […]

    September 6, 2021Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  24. CARICOM Scty-Gen. Hails Bermuda Gold Medallist’s ‘Spectacular Achievement’

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has extended congratulations to Ms. who won gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the women’s individual Triathlon event. The congratulatory message reads: “On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) I offer heartiest congratulations to Ms. Flora Duffy of Bermuda on her spectacular achievement of winning a gold medal in […]

    August 4, 2021Breaking News, Featured, OlympicsNo comments
  25. CARICOM to send Observer Mission to Saint Lucia’s Elections

    At the invitation of the Allen Chastanet regime in Castries, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be fielding a CARICOM Election Observation Mission to monitor the General Elections which will be held in St Lucia on Monday, 26 July 2021. The ten-member Mission will be headed by Ms. Fern Narcis-Scope, Chief Elections Officer of Trinidad and […]

    July 18, 2021PoliticalNo comments