Preparatory Meeting Convened For CSME Summit

Cathy Lashley Top Stories

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley signalled her intention to be ready for her upcoming CARICOM summit on the CSME, by holding a preparatory meeting at the Cabinet Office yesterday. Prime Minister Mottley has lead responsibility for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy as part of the region’s quasi-Cabinet. She will lead a delegation to the Eighteenth Special Meeting of the …

Prime Minister Mottley Hosts CSME Meeting

Cathy Lashley Top Stories

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 today 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 Erskine Sandiford Centre. Prime …

Prime Minister Mottley To Meet With CARICOM SG

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will continue to push for the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) this week, when she holds another round of talks with CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in Barbados. Discussions on Friday are expected to focus on the key CSME matters to be addressed at forthcoming meetings of the Council for …

Prime Minister Mottley Welcomed To CARICOM

Cathy Lashley Top Stories

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has been warmly welcomed to the CARICOM fraternity. The greetings came from Secretary General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, when he met with Ms. Mottley on Friday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, to update her as lead Head of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, and to discuss key agenda items for …

CARICOM & Cuba Expand Market Access

Julie Carrington Top Stories

CARICOM and the Republic of Cuba have committed to providing greater market access for goods under the existing trading arrangement between the two sides. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, and Cuban Ambassador to CARICOM, Julio Cesar Gonzalez Marchante, have signed the Second Protocol to the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement between the Caribbean Community and the Republic of Cuba in …

CARICOM SG: 2018 A Year Of Rebuilding & Growth

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Developing the world’s first climate resilient countries is a key focus for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for 2018 which promises to be a year of “rebuilding and growth,” CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said on Friday, January 12. He was at the time accrediting new ambassadors of Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines to CARICOM at the Headquarters of …

CARICOM Officials Visit Turks & Caicos & The Bahamas

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(Pictured above) Damage to homes in the Turks and Caicos Islands following the passage of two Category 5 hurricanes. (S. St. Hill/BGIS) When an RSS2 aircraft touched down at the Providenciales International Airport in the Turks and Caicos Islands a few weeks ago, it was the continuation of a series of visits to the various islands severely impacted by the …

CARIFESTA XIII Host Agreement Signed

Cathy Lashley Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has given the assurance that Barbados will not engage in excessive spending when it hosts CARIFESTA XIII next month. He made this assertion on Thursday after he signed an agreement to host the festival with CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, as the Thirty-eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community …

Call For Youth Envoys To Take Action

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The region’s CARICOM Youth Ambassadors (CYAs) have been encouraged to put their plans into action. This advice was given by Dean of the CYA Corps, Charde Desir, who spoke to the CYAs from 13 CARICOM and Associate Member States during a Capacity Building Workshop held in Guyana, recently. During his address at the opening ceremony, Mr. Desir reminded the CYAs …

PM Stuart Holds Reparations Discussions

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Strategies to further the region’s reparations agenda were the focus of discussion when Prime Minister Freundel Stuart met recently with Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles; and CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. Mr. Stuart, who is the Chairman of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Reparations for Native Genocide and Slavery, received a progress report on …