Statement By Chairman, CSME Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley

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Today, the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the CSME met and yesterday the Council of Finance ministers (COFAP) met. Prime Minister Browne chaired the COFAP meeting. With respect to the Single Market and Single Economy consultations at the sub-committee [level], we took some decisions today to recommend to the full conference of Heads [of Government] because our committee is a body …

Leaders Committed To Making A Difference

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Caribbean leaders are committed to making a difference in their people’s lives through implementing key measures relating to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley made this clear today, as she delivered opening remarks and chaired the Ninth Prime Ministerial Sub-committee Meeting on the CSME at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. She said: “We have, …

Region Must Collaborate To Attract Investment

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has called for greater cooperation and collaboration if Caribbean nations are to attract investment opportunities and be economically stable. Her comments came today as she delivered remarks at the opening of the Caribbean Community’s Sixth Special Meeting of the Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP), at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. She told those gathered: …

Barbados To Host CARICOM Meetings This Week

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Barbados will host two CARICOM meetings this week. They are the Sixth Special Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Finance and Planning (COFAP), and the Ninth Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The COFAP meeting will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, September 4, beginning at 9:00 a.m., and will be chaired by Prime Minister Gaston …

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 …

PM Mottley To Attend First CARICOM Conference

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will lead a delegation to this year’s Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from Wednesday, July 4, to Friday, July 6. As a newly elected leader, Ms. Mottley will also deliver one of the keynote addresses at the opening ceremony, which gets …

Prime Minister Mottley Welcomed To CARICOM

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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 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 …

Industry Minister: EPA Agenda Undone

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Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, has proffered the view that some of the challenges currently being faced by countries taking advantage of opportunities under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) stem from a lack of political will. He made this observation while addressing a two-day Closeout Workshop CSME and EPA Standby Facilities for Capacity …

CARICOM To Launch Online Platforms

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The CARICOM Secretariat will officially launch four online platforms next week, designed to make the benefits of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) more accessible to persons in the region. The launch takes place on Monday, September 25, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, at 9:00 a.m. Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, Robert Morris, as …