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Tag Archives: Caricom

  1. Barbadians are being asked to donate towards urgently needed supplies for Vincentians

    Arising from the ongoing discussions between authorities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados, Barbadian businesses and individuals are being asked to contribute items to a list of urgently needed supplies for the people of that nation. Since yesterday, emergency agencies there have been grappling with the effects of La Soufriere volcano’s eruptions, which […]

    April 10, 2021Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  2. PAHO, HCC, OECS, UNICEF launch “Now More Than Ever” regional campaign promoting Front-of-Package Warning Labelling

    A ground-breaking campaign aimed at tackling the troubling issues of childhood obesity and the regional epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) was launched Friday by the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC), in partnership with the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission and UNICEF. Titled “Now More Than Ever: Better Labels, […]

    March 15, 2021Breaking News, Featured, Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  3. CARICOM Heads of Government to meet this week

    The roll-out of COVID-19 Vaccines will be among major matters for deliberation when CARICOM Heads of Government hold their Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting, under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago, both today and tomorrow. Access to vaccines is regarded as crucial to curbing the spread of COVID-19 infections in the […]

    February 24, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  4. CARICOM CONGRATULATES WEST INDIES ON TEST SERIES WIN AGAINST BANGLADESH

    Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, has extended congratulations to the West Indies cricket team on their test series victory against Bangladesh. Prime Minister Rowley praised the discipline, determination and grit of the Caribbean players, under the captaincy of Kraigg Brathwaite, to secure two consecutive wins […]

    February 18, 2021CricketNo comments
  5. Opposition Leader of #Castries Thanks #Barbados & Dominica For #COVID19 Vaccine Donation

    Philip J. Pierre, Leader of the Opposition and Political Leader extends appreciation on behalf of the Saint Lucia Labour Party and the people of Saint Lucia to Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley and Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit for sharing 3000 doses of Oxford #AstraZeneca with Saint Lucia. He said “the kind […]

    February 14, 2021HealthNo comments
  6. Barbados Accreditation Council urges Bajans to ‘Seek Opportunity in the face of Uncertainty’

    From the small business owner to major companies, re-strategizing with careful use of foresight and analysis has become paramount for maneuvering during this difficult COVID-19 period. The International Labour Organization (ILO) reported that there have been 34 million job losses in Latin America and the Caribbean. Moreover, the Inter-American Development Bank conducted over-the-phone surveys for […]

    February 12, 2021EducationNo comments
  7. CARICOM’s REACTION TO USA DESIGNATING CUBA AS STATE SPONSOR OF TERRORISM

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) denounces the unilateral declaration by the outgoing United States administration to designate Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism. Cuba’s international conduct does not in any way warrant that designation. This further attack on the country adversely affects its international standing and its social, human and economic development and is another […]

    January 18, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  8. 2021 must be the Year of CARICOM: Incoming Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley

    While praising the Caribbean Community’s relatively successful management of the health aspects of COVID 19 this year, CARICOM’s incoming Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago is challenging the regional integration movement towards stronger outcomes in the year ahead. “Let this be the year that we make CARICOM work for us, as […]

    January 1, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  9. CDEMA System is closely monitoring the La Soufrière volcano and stands ready to assist St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is closely monitoring the ongoing situation at the La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The volcano is exhibiting signs of increased volcanic activity and an effusive eruption has been confirmed at the site. The threat level for the volcano has therefore been elevated to Orange. […]

    December 31, 2020Featured, NatureNo comments
  10. PAHO urges support for CARICOM for front-of-package warnings against unhealthy food

    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging support for CARICOM’s Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) proposal to put front-of-package nutritional warnings on food products, which have been shown to help people make healthier dietary choices. The labeling allows consumers to correctly, quickly, and easily identify foods that are excessive in fats, sugar, […]

    December 22, 2020HealthNo comments
  11. FINAL DECLARATION OF THE 7TH CARICOM-CUBA SUMMIT MEETING

    Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of Cuba, gathered via video-conference on 8 December, 2020, on the occasion of the 7th CARICOM-Cuba Summit held in commemoration of the 48th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the four CARICOM independent States and Cuba and the 18th anniversary of CARICOM-Cuba […]

    December 10, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  12. CARICOM Private Sector Organisation and Caribbean Community sign MOU to support Regional Growth and Development

    The CARICOM Private Sector Organisation just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Caribbean Community to cooperate on the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), regarded as the most viable platform for supporting the Region’s growth and development. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque signed on behalf of the Community and Chairman […]

    December 6, 2020Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  13. Press Statement from Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy on “FPSO Nabarima”

    The Government of Barbados was notified by the Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) and Regional Security System (RSS) regarding the Floating Production Storage and Offloading Unit (FPSO) Nabarima in the Gulf of Paria, Trinidad and Tobago in early September 2020. The Committee also sourced information from the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency, Information and […]

    October 21, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  14. CARICOM LEADERS PREPARE FOR HURRICANES AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have received proposals for dealing with the possibility of responding to a hurricane within the COVID-19 outbreak. At their 11th Special Meeting held by video conference on Monday 17 August, the Heads of Government recognised that such an occurrence would add a significant layer of complexity and […]

    August 19, 2020Featured, NatureNo comments
  15. Owen Arthur tribute by Sir Shridath Ramphal

    “Barbados has lost a great son. CARICOM has lost a great West Indian. We are all the poorer for Owen’s going. And may CARICOM for all time be guided by his credo of regional integration that marked his service to Barbados and the Caribbean Community entire.”

    July 27, 2020Events, Photo GalleryNo comments
  16. Sir Ronald Sanders on OWEN ARTHUR (17 October 1949 – 27 July 2020)

    NOTE: Sir Ronald Sanders is a veteran Caribbean diplomat, presently serving as Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the OAS.

    July 27, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  17. OUTGOING CARICOM CHAIR PRAISES ACCESS BY TRADE BLOC TO AFRICA’s MEDICAL SUPPLIES PLATFORM

    CARICOM Member States have been given access to the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), a procurement system for supplies and equipment in the fight against COVID-19. The AMSP unlocks immediate access to an African and global base of vetted manufacturers and procurement strategic partners. It enables African Union Member States to purchase certified medical equipment, […]

    July 1, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  18. Caribbean Prisons Equipped to Fight COVID19

    Prisons in Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are now better equipped to combat the infection and transmission of COVID-19. Major Jones then made a similar presentation to the Superintendent of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prison Service, Brenton Charles, along with British Resident Coordinator, Steve Moore, at the Argyle International Airport. The […]

    May 26, 2020CrimeNo comments
  19. CXC Regional Examinations to be held in July 2020

    CSEC, CAPE and CCSLC students will be sitting their examinations in July this year. That was the decision coming out of the First Emergency Virtual Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) – Education on Friday. The meeting, chaired by Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Education, Michael Browne, was attended by Ministers […]

    May 11, 2020Education, FeaturedNo comments
  20. 2020 New Year’s Message From Chairperson Of CARICOM

    See more by visiting their website – gisbarbados.gov.bb or Facebook page – facebook.com/gisbarbados or see us on Instagram – instagram.com/gisbarbados or hear us on Soundcloud – soundcloud.com/gisbarbados Make sure to subscribe to BGIS’ channel so you will always be updated on Government Information and click the bell so you will be notified when a new […]

    January 5, 2020Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  21. Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister tells U.S. agencies correspondent banking relations as important to U.S. as to Caribbean

    Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, in a packed two-day visit to Washington, DC has told US agencies that the provision of correspondent banking relations (CBRs) to Caribbean banks by global banks in the US is as important to the US as it is to the Caribbean. US banks have been withdrawing CBRs from […]

    October 17, 2019Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  22. Trinidad And Tobago’s public sex offenders registry now law

    On Friday the 13th September 2019 the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago unanimously passed the Sexual Offences Amendment Bill 2019 in the House of Representatives. The bill required a special majority as it was a “Special Act” that is inconsistent with the Bill of Rights as it would infringe the right to privacy of registered […]

    September 21, 2019Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  23. CDB allocates almost USD 1 million for immediate Bahamas

    As immediate response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has allocated almost USD 1 million for the Government of the Bahamas. “We are devastated by the loss of life and infrastructure in Bahamas, hit by the strongest storm ever recorded in the archipelago. The Caribbean Development […]

    September 5, 2019Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  24. GOVERNMENT OF BARBADOS TO HOST TELETHON FOR ASSISTING CARICOM RECOVERY EFFORTS FOR BAHAMAS

    The Mia Mottley Administration will be conducting a whistle-stop mission with the 15 member trade bloc of the Caribbean Community or CARICOM as well as CDEMA, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency to assess the most crucial needs for the Bahamas in the aftermath of the pummeling it got from Hurricane Dorian. Dorian is now […]

    September 5, 2019Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  25. CDRU Training being held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in preparation for 2019 Hurricane Season

    The annual CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) Training Workshop officially commenced in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Monday June 10th hosted by CDEMA and the Regional Security System Headquarters (RSS HQ). Twenty-eight persons from military, fire and police operations in CDEMA’s Participating States will be trained for disaster response until June 18th. Executive Director […]

    June 15, 2019EducationNo comments