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  1. Justin Sun Attended WTO MC12 with Focuses on SIDS, E-Commerce, and More

    According to a recent OECS, Justin Sun led the Grenada delegation to attend the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). As the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Grenada to the WTO, Sun spoke during the conference on climate change, food security, SIDS (Small Island Developing States), e-commerce, and other topics. In the conference, Sun stated that […]

    June 29, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  2. Caribbean Leaders Meet with Biden and Harris to Tackle Climate, Economy, and Food Security Challenges

    The Ninth Summit of the Americas concluded Friday in Los Angeles, California with new commitments to climate adaptation, clean energy, and food security. The Summit focused on “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future” and included the participation of leaders from across the Caribbean. Both President Biden and Vice President Harris met with CARICOM members […]

    June 12, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  3. Improvements to Trinidad and Tobago’s Trade Environment Underway with CDB & EU Support

    The private sector in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) will see improvements in the trading environment as a result of three new trade initiatives underway at the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and its agencies. The MTI has accessed assistance from the EPA and CSME Standby Facility for Capacity Building, which is managed by the […]

    June 10, 2022BusinessNo comments
  4. Barbados and Guyana committed to the success of St Barnabas Accord

    Barbados has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening bilateral relations with Guyana in various areas, including agriculture, to achieve food security and housing. Over the weekend, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Business Development, Sandra Husbands, Special Envoy to Guyana and Suriname, Alphea Wiggins and officials of several public and private sector […]

    June 3, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  5. Gold Exhibit a Hit at Agrofest 2022 in the City

    The Barbados-Guyana Gold Exchange is moving closer to becoming a reality. Last weekend, as a forerunner to the operationalization of the Gold Exchange, four stakeholders from the Guyanese Private Sector successfully displayed and sold gold jewelry at Agrofest 2022. The hundreds of patrons attending Agrofest had the opportunity to visit the Queen’s Park Gallery exhibit […]

    May 31, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Export Barbados’ CEO joins ITC advisory board

    Export Barbados (BIDC) is pleased to announce that its Chief Executive Officer, Mark Hill, has been invited to join the Geneva-based International Trade Centre’s (ITC) advisory board for trade promotion, effective May 16, 2022. Mr. Hill, who is in Ghana this week attending the ITC World Trade Promotion Organization Conference and Awards, met with ITC […]

    May 24, 2022BusinessNo comments
  7. Oversight, Appropriations, and Partnership Top Agenda for U.S. and Caribbean Lawmakers

    Twenty legislators from Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the United States gathered at the Hilton Barbados for a governance workshop hosted by the U.S. House Democracy Partnership on Saturday, April 23. They were joined by U.S. Ambassador Linda Taglialatela, Barbadian Ambassador Noel Lynch, and Antiguan Barbudan Ambassador Ronald Sanders. Representatives from the National Democratic Institute […]

    April 27, 2022Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  8. U.S. Congressional Delegation Prioritizes Financial Access for Caribbean Communities

    Earlier this week, Chairwoman of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, Maxine Waters (D-CA), joined Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley to co-host a Caribbean Financial Access Roundtable at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Barbados. The full-day roundtable focused on concrete proposals to tackle the challenges that small island states face due to […]

    April 22, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  9. Guyana-Barbados Mission on the Establishment of a Gold Exchange

    Export Barbados and the Ministry of Industry, Innovation, Science and Technology hosted a high-level delegation recently from the Co-operative Republic of Guyana to discuss the establishment of a Gold Exchange on the island. The initiative is an offspring of the Barbados-Guyana Accord. The Accord seeks to create a model of cooperation for the region, built […]

    April 4, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  10. Co-Chairs’ Statement: 2022 Canada-CARICOM Foreign Ministers’ Group Meeting

    On April 1st, 2022, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration for Belize, and Chair of the Caribbean Community Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) co-chaired the 2022 Canada-CARICOM Foreign Ministers’ Group meeting, which was held virtually. Ministers reaffirmed the enduring value […]

    April 2, 2022TravelNo comments
  11. Signing of framework agreement on concessional loan for road rehabilitation in the Scotland District (Feb. 18, 2022) at Ilaro Court, Barbados

    Transcript of remarks by the Prime Minister of Barbados at the brief signing ceremony which took place at Ilaro Court on Friday, February 18, 2022: Good morning, everyone. Let me thank everyone for coming. Ambassador, let me thank you for also being here at such short notice. Deputy Prime Minister, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry […]

    February 19, 2022Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. Barbados, the World’s Newest Republic, Relies on HID Global to Supply Newly Designed ePassport

    HID Global, the worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, is pleased to announce that it will be supplying a newly designed passport to Barbados that reflects both the country’s transition to a republic as well as its cultural elements. HID Global moved quickly to ensure that from the moment Barbados became a republic, the passports […]

    February 18, 2022Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  13. CDB, EU increase trade support to Belize with new programme

    “CDB, as the second largest contributor to the Government of Belize’s current suite of development-related projects, has clearly signalled our intent to sustain and increasingly collaborate with the Government and development partners to attain key social, economic, environmental, and institutional targets,” says President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Dr Gene Leon. Speaking at the […]

    February 15, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Caribbean Development Bank President’s Inaugural Visit to Belize

    Strengthening trade, innovative financing, advancing agriculture and building economic and climate resilience will be among the issues on the agenda when Dr Gene Leon, President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) leads a high-level mission to Belize starting this morning. The team is scheduled to host discussions with the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Governor […]

    February 7, 2022BusinessNo comments
  17. Bahamas Mobile Lab to be Upgraded with Support from EU & CDB

    Businesses in The Bahamas will be better able to meet international criteria under a new project valued at over EUR €400,000 which is being supported by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the European Union (EU). Funding of EUR €434 923 is being provided under the EPA and CSME Standby Facility to establish a new […]

    January 17, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  18. Export Barbados (BIDC) Signs MOU to Explore Wave Energy

    Export Barbados (BIDC) and Wello Oy, a company from Finland specializing in wave energy technology, have announced a new cooperation agreement to explore the opportunities that lie in Barbados’ marine space for energy generation. There are three phases to the project – a feasibility study; the development of a prototype device; and the setting up […]

    November 16, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  19. Barbados and Kenya to benefit from cooperation

    Barbados and Kenya remain committed to working together to build a strong business alliance that will benefit both nations. This was the common theme during the recent Safari Oceans Kenya-Barbados Business Alliance Forum, hosted by Export Barbados (BIDC), kicked off at the Hilton Hotel, bringing together stakeholders from various industries in the two countries. Kenyan […]

    October 14, 2021BusinessNo comments

    UNCTAD’s 15th quadrennial conference (UNCTAD15) held 3 to 7 October adopted an agreement to promote inclusive and resilient economic recovery in developing countries as they grapple with unequal access to COVID-19 vaccines, a debt crisis, the climate emergency and other unprecedented challenges. Multilateral spirit and leadership Secretary-General Grynspan commended the organization’s member states for their multilateral spirit […]

    October 12, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  21. Central Bank Governors share insight

    Investment and finance were topics high on the agenda of Export Barbados (BIDC)’s Safari Ocean Barbados Kenya Business Alliance Forum, as the two countries seek to do their part to enhance South-South cooperation. Delivering remarks during Wednesday’s opening of the meeting, held at the Hilton Barbados, participants, who included government and private sector representatives from […]

    October 11, 2021BusinessNo comments
  22. European Commission’s Frans Timmermans travels to Antigua & Barbuda for climate talks

    In the run up to COP26 Climate Change meeting in Glasgow, European Commission, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans is visiting to Antigua and Barbuda, until 22nd September, for talks with Prime Minister Gaston Browne, who currently chairs the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS). The EU and AOSIS are long-standing partners in international climate negotiations, and […]

    September 19, 2021NatureNo comments
  23. Ronaldo is in 7th Heaven on retention of his number as he reunites with Manchester United this weekend

    There was a big question mark for many football fans as to what would happen for Cristiano Ronaldo as to what shirt number would be allocated after his shift from Juventus to Manchester United. As the pointed out? “Premier League rules state… a player cannot swap shirt numbers once a season is under way, meaning […]

    September 8, 2021Breaking News, Featured, FootballNo comments
  24. DR’s Vice President highlights 14.3% expansion in manufacturing sector

    Santo Domingo’s Vice President reported yesterday according to Central Bank statistics the local manufacturing sector experienced a year-on-year expansion of 14.3% in the first half of the year, making it the third fastest growing activity in the entire Dominican economy. She assured that President Luis Abinader is committed to promote new opportunities in industry. The […]

    September 8, 2021BusinessNo comments
  25. 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