Discrimination Against Haiti Must Stop

Cathy Lashley Top Stories

The Government of Barbados is concerned that citizens of Haiti have to obtain visas in order to travel to a number of CARICOM Member States. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made this disclosure on Tuesday, as the Twenty-Ninth Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community wrapped up in Port-au-Prince. Mr. Stuart contended: “Barbados has always …

PM Stuart: Only Four Members Recognise CCJ

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Barbados thinks it is unacceptable that, to date, only four CARICOM Member States have the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as their appellate jurisdiction. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made this clear on Tuesday as he spoke with the Barbados Government Information Service, as the Twenty-Ninth Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) came …

Tourism Plan Outlined At CARICOM Meeting

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This year’s Twenty-Ninth Inter-sessional CARICOM conference has adopted a concrete tourism marketing plan that is designed to place Member States on an upward trajectory. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made this disclosure on Tuesday as he spoke with the Barbados Government Information Service on the final day of the annual summit in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Mr. Stuart said the initiative was important …

Prime Minister Signs Two CARICOM Treaties

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart signed two CARICOM Agreements today, in the margins of the Twenty-Ninth Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Port-au-Prince. They are the CARICOM Arrest Warrant Treaty (CAWT) and the Revised Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC). Barbados was among several countries to sign the treaties as part of its obligations …

CARICOM Leaders Seeking To Revive W.I. Cricket

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Regional leaders are determined to do everything possible to revive West Indies cricket, and ways of achieving this objective will be on the agenda at this year’s Twenty-Ninth Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, in Haiti. This was stated by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who told the Barbados Government Information Service that the state of …

Crime & Violence Key Agenda Item At Summit

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has given the assurance that CARICOM leaders intend “to get to the bottom of some of the issues that are spawning the level of violence that we are seeing across the Caribbean today”. His comments came as he spoke to the Barbados Government Information Service prior to the start of this week’s Twenty-Ninth Inter-sessional Meeting of …

Inter-Sessional Meeting Vital To Region’s Progress

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has described this year’s Inter-sessional conference as vital to Barbados in terms of advancing regional integration. He made this assertion on Sunday as he spoke to the Barbados Government Information Service prior to the start of the Twenty-Ninth Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which is being held …

Prime Minister To Attend CARICOM Summit In Haiti

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will leave Barbados on Saturday, February 24, for the Twenty-Ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The summit takes place from February 26 to 27, at the Marriott Hotel. Following the Adoption of the Agenda and dealing with a number of Procedural Matters, Mr. Stuart …

CSME Review By March 31

Kathyann Husbands Top Stories

CARICOM member countries have a deadline of March 31 to submit comments on the review of the various regimes of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The review shows the status of implementation, for each country, of the measures intended to bring the CSME into effect. In an interview with the Barbados Government Information Service at the end of …

PM Stuart: No Evidence Of Barbadians Detained

Kathyann Husbands Top Stories

No Barbadians are being detained under the new immigration policy being implemented by the United States (US). Prime Minister Freundel Stuart gave this assurance following media reports that 19 Barbadian nationals had been held as part of a crackdown on immigration authorities in the US. Mr. Stuart explained that investigations with Barbados’ Consulate-General in New York revealed that the claim …