Efforts To Ease Intra-Regional Travel

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The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has put measures in place to ease travel within the region. At the recent 30th Intersessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of CARICOM, recently held in St. Kitts and Nevis, several member states signed on to the Multilateral Air Services Agreement. Barbados was among the nine who signed the declaration of intent to provisionally apply …

CARICOM Envoy: Regional Unity A Priority

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A number of significant decisions were taken at the 30th Intersessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of CARICOM held recently in St. Kitts and Nevis, which are aimed at protecting the sovereignty of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong, speaking at a press conference on Thursday on the outcome of the meeting at the Ministry …

Barbados Signs Agreements At CARICOM Summit

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Barbados has signed a number of agreements at the just concluded 30th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in St. Kitts and Nevis. They included the signing of the Protocol on Public Procurement for the Caribbean Community and the Declaration of Intent to provisionally apply the protocol on Public Procurement, and the …

Future Of Multilateralism Under Threat

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The future of multilateralism is under threat if CARICOM nations don’t collaborate and effectively implement the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley made this assertion, as she addressed the plenary session of the 30th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Tuesday in Basseterre, St Kitts and …

Prime Minister: Contingent Rights Protocol Vital

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has stressed that Barbados will implement all the protocols under Contingent Rights as earmarked under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy. She made this disclosure as she addressed CARICOM Heads of Government at the just concluded 30th Intersessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in St Kitts and Nevis. She …

30th CARICOM Intersessional Communiqué

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Communiqué issued at the conclusion of the Thirtieth Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community Frigate Bay, St Kitts and Nevis, 26-27 February 2019 The Thirtieth Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Frigate Bay, St Kitts and Nevis 26-27, February 2019.  Prime Minister …

Discrimination Against Haiti Must Stop

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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 …