Tag Archives: negotiations

  1. 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
  2. CARICOM Foreign Ministers engage US National Security Adviser

    Foreign Ministers of CARICOM engaged with US National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan over the weekend. The discussions, in which the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves participated, were viewed as introductory as well as an opportunity to exchange views on issues of mutual interest. Emphasis was placed on the importance […]

    May 12, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  3. Secretary-General accredits Guyana’s new Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday received Guyana’s new Ambassador to CARICOM H.E. George Talbot, in a ceremony which also highlighted the country’s lead role in the Caribbean Community’s food production and food security. Guyana holds lead responsibility for Agriculture, Agricultural Diversification and Food Security in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet, and President Irfaan Ali earlier this […]

    April 27, 2021AgricultureNo comments

    Foreign Ministers from CARICOM along with the United States Secretary of State agreed on the need to work together on a number of issues of mutual interest. All three speakers expressed support for St Vincent and the Grenadines as the country grapples with the on-going eruption of the La Soufriere volcano. Both Minister Courtenay and […]

    April 26, 2021PoliticalNo comments

    The following is an official joint statement issued by The Barbados Association of Event Professionals (BAEP) and the Entertainment Association of Barbados (EAB). The EAB and the BAEP together represent the wide cross- section of people who work directly and indirectly in the creative economy, that is, the arts, events and entertainment sector. In light […]

    January 14, 2021Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Sanitation Service Authority takes issue with NUPW statement to Barbadian Press

    Management of the Sanitation Service Authority read the press statement issued by the National Union of Public Workers today (14 December 2020) in addition to recent comments by the NUPW officials listed by local media. It is unfortunate the statement makes no mention of recent engagement between the management and Board of the SSA and […]

    December 14, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments

    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
  8. 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
  9. $5.35 Million Bds Boost to Barbados Tuna Industry, Maritime Affairs gaining more value for Fisherfolk

    The substantial demand for tuna among sushi and sashimi lovers mainly in North America has been the driving force behind the development of tuna fisheries in the Caribbean region for exports. As a result of this global demand, a number of countries in the Caribbean region, such as Barbados, have developed a yellow-fin tuna (YFT) […]

    November 19, 2020Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments

    The financial savings to the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) from the recent agreement made with Innotech Group of Companies will amount to a “conservative estimate” of BDS $20 million. Mr. Abrahams stated: “From this particular deal over the life of the BERT programme, we are going to save a minimum of 20 million dollars…and if […]

    December 20, 2019Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  11. Barbados Association of Journalists and Media Workers (BARJAM) intervenes in CBC Pension Plight

    Government officials involved in the pension pay dispute of retrenched Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) workers are assuring them they are on top of the matter. “My investigations have revealed that the CBC and the Ministry responsible for CBC are continuing to work on having the money paid as soon as possible, but that a lack […]

    September 23, 2019Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  12. UK Parliamentarians to vote on blocking no-deal Brexit

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in the middle of a major parliamentary showdown over Brexit. MP’s are set to vote on a motion which would block a no-deal Brexit on October 31st, further delaying the UK’s exit from the EU by three months. Earlier on Wednesday, the prime minister faced a barrage of questions […]

    September 4, 2019Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  13. Government of Antigua & Barbuda and Digicel Reach Agreement

    Digicel just revealed they reached an amicable agreement with the Government of Antigua & Barbuda in regard to the provision of future spectrum arrangements to enhance telephony and Internet services in the country. Digicel welcomes this positive engagement and believes this signals a new era of constructive relations with the Government and will benefit citizens, […]

    September 2, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments
  14. Trade ministers support international competitiveness for rum industry

    CARICOM Trade Ministers meeting in Guyana this week, on the 29th April, approved a range of recommendations aimed at positioning the region’s rum industry to better take advantage of the global market. The measures address a host of domestic and international issues that affect the competitiveness of the industry, which is considered the region’s premier […]

    May 4, 2019AgricultureNo comments

    Caribbean Rum producers have welcomed the signing of a trade deal between the Caribbean Forum of ACP States (CARIFORUM) and the United Kingdom. The deal, which was finalised in St. Lucia & will come into effect on the departure of the UK from the European Union and it seeks to mirror the benefits provided to […]

    April 23, 2019BusinessNo comments

    Good afternoon. I am a bit disappointed that some Barbadians and others across the region appear duped by the attempt by a few who have sought to create discord and confusion over the decision of Adtalem Global Education to locate one of its institutions, Ross University School of Medicine School to Barbados. I am not […]

    August 7, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  17. 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

    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
  19. Southern African grouping observes CARICOM’s operations

    A team from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), led by Ms. Paulina Elago, its Executive Secretary, is the latest from an integration grouping to look at the operations of the Caribbean Community and its Secretariat. Among them is tariff setting processes and applications within CARICOM. In that context, the delegation is seeking an understanding […]

    March 18, 2018PoliticalNo comments
  20. “The relevance and state of US-Caribbean relations” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC has produced a publication entitled, “The Relevance of US-Caribbean Relations – Three Views“. The title is misleading. While the three views, articulated by eminent scholars on the Caribbean, are good descriptions of the current conditions in the region with regard to security, economic and […]

    July 15, 2017EditorialNo comments
  21. “OAS compromised by its Secretary-General” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The Organisation of American States (OAS) has lost credibility as a multilateral institution capable of contributing to a resolution of the growing conflict in Venezuela. There are two reasons for this. The primary one is the hostile behaviour toward the Venezuelan government by the Secretary-General, Luis Almagro. The other is the strong position, adopted by […]

    May 21, 2017EditorialNo comments
  22. CDB and UNOPS sign agreement to strengthen cooperation

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the United Nations Office for Projects Services (UNOPS) have signed an agreement that provides a framework to improve cooperation between the two entities. The signing took place at the Bank’s headquarters in Barbados on February 7, 2017. The agreement allows CDB to utilize expertise from UNOPS in the execution […]

    February 14, 2017BusinessNo comments
  23. Developing resilient marine economies: UK supports Small Island Developing States in the Commonwealth Caribbean

    Leading marine experts from the Caribbean and the UK are joining up this week at a three-day workshop aiming to support the sustainable growth of marine economies in the region. In the Caribbean region, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines are set to benefit from […]

    February 12, 2017NatureNo comments

    The Immigration and Customs Departments are seeking to set straight the record concerning their interaction with the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) in respect of a meeting called by the NUPW of immigration officers and customs officers at 2:00 p.m. last Friday, November 11. Chief Immigration Officer, Wayne Marshall, informed today that he received […]

    November 15, 2016EditorialNo comments
  25. Ministers from the European Union, Latin America & Caribbean united at CELAC-UE Conclave

    Dominican Republic has become the capital of transatlantic diplomacy today with the reception of more than 30 ministers and 59 delegations of countries participating at the first meeting of Foreign Ministers and Senior Officials of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the European Union states, event that will be held until […]

    October 26, 2016PoliticalNo comments