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Tag Archives: Caricom

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. CARICOM IMPACS AND U.S. EMBASSY CO-HOST TECHNICAL GROUP ON STRENGTHENING REGIONAL MARITIME OPERATIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT COOPERATION

    On April 30 and May 1, 2019, the United States and the Caribbean Community Implementing Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) will co-host a Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting in Barbados to discuss efforts to increase public safety and security in the Caribbean. The Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Joint Action Statement of November 2017 […]

    April 30, 2019CrimeNo comments
  14. Tribute to Alister McIntyre from Sir Shridath ‘Sonny’ Ramphal

    “A precious light has gone out in our Caribbean world, with Alister McIntyre‘s passing. He had devoted his life to Caribbean unity and was already, as he went, worrying over the darkening of the regional scene that threatens. The Region’s debt to Alister is payable only in a new enlightenment that makes Caribbean oneness the […]

    April 22, 2019EventsNo comments
  15. CARICOM URGES PEACEFUL RESOLUTION TO “UNSATISFACTORY SITUATION” IN VENEZUELA

    Venezuela must not be further tipped into chaos by external powers attempting to enforce some kind of rule not necessarily democratically entrenched. Regional Heads of Government want all actors, internal and external, to avoid actions which will escalate an already explosive situation to the detriment of the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and […]

    January 25, 2019Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  16. End of Year Message by Chairman of CARICOM; Andrew Holness – Prime Minister of Jamaica

    I bring season’s greetings to the people of our Caribbean Community on behalf of all Heads of Government at this joyous time of year. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has had an eventful year both regionally and internationally. We have seen advances in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, (CSME), the signing of the New Multi-Lateral […]

    December 30, 2018Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  17. U.S. GOVERNMENT MAKES DONATION OF U.S. $ 1 MILLION COMPUTER EQUIPMENT TO CARICOM IMPACS

    U.S. Embassy Bridgetown, through its Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), participated in an official handover ceremony to commemorate the Government of the United States of America’s U.S. $1 million computer equipment donation to the CARICOM IMPACS/Joint Regional Communication Centre (JRCC). The support received from INL included technical assistance from the US […]

    December 1, 2018TechnologyNo comments
  18. HIGHEST CARIBBEAN COURT STRIKES DOWN GUYANA’S CROSS-DRESSING LAW

    In a greatly anticipated decision delivered on Tuesday morning, November 13, Guyana’s final court of appeal, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), ruled unanimously that the law which makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in a public place while dressed in clothing of a different gender for “an […]

    November 19, 2018Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  19. Highest Caribbean Court to Rule on Guyana’s Cross-Dressing Law

    On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 2:00 pm, Trinidad and Tobago time, Guyana’s final court of appeal, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), will deliver its decision in McEwan and others v Attorney General of Guyana, the case which challenged the constitutionality of a law that criminalizes wearing attire of a different gender in public […]

    October 27, 2018Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  20. CARICOM and African Union discuss working together, formalising relationship

    Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Deputy Chair of the African Union Commission (AUC), His Excellency Kwesi Quartey discussed the need for continued ACP solidarity in the negotiations for the Post-Coutonou Agreement with the European Union (EU). Negotiations for the Co-operation Agreement between the African Caribbean Pacific Group of Countries […]

    August 6, 2018PoliticalNo comments
  21. PRIME MINISTER MOTTLEY HOSTS MEETING WITH CARICOM SECRETARY GENERAL

    The Government of Barbados is continuing to work with the CARICOM Secretariat to ensure that this country fulfills its obligations under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). This was underscored as Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and several members of Cabinet, met with CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and his team at the Lloyd […]

    July 30, 2018Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  22. Sagicor reaffirms Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) Commitment

    Sagicor Life Inc has once again committed funding for the operations of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) through an extension of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Through the MOU, Sagicor Life Inc will provide funding over the next three years, to the HCC which coordinates an alliance of regional, non-governmental organisations, as they develop and […]

    July 7, 2018Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  23. 35th meeting of the Board of Directors of CARICAD this week

    The 35th meeting of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) will be held at the Courtleigh Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018. Under the theme, “Re-shaping the Public Service in the Caribbean for the Future – The Role of CARICAD” the board meeting will be preceded […]

    June 24, 2018EventsNo comments
  24. BARBADOS WILL REMAIN WITH CCJ

    Barbados will remain as a member in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). This assurance came today from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who said the CCJ represents “one of the best examples of Independence” in a court across the entire globe. Asked by the media to give her views about the CCJ, shortly after […]

    May 25, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  25. CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE HANDS DOWN DECISION OVER PROF. EDDY VENTOSE Vs EBC & MAY 24th POLL

    The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), based in Port Of Spain, handed down an unprecedented Sunday decision over an appeal from Barbados which now paves the way for a resident of that nation to receive his right to vote. He alleges under the prevailing laws he is qualified and entitled to be registered to vote by […]

    May 13, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments