CARICOM & South Korea To Deepen Relations

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CARICOM member countries and South Korea agreed to deepen cooperation during the 8th High Level Forum on the Caribbean-Korean Partnership held in Seoul, the South Korean capital, yesterday, Wednesday, October 31. Speaking on behalf of Barbados, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott said that Caribbean and South Korean institutions should collaborate closely with a view …

Greater Cooperation Needed In Agriculture

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The way forward for agriculture in the region depends on greater cooperation among CARICOM Member States. This was the consensus among those gathered at The Alliance Meeting, held today, at the Hilton Barbados Resort, Needham’s Point, St. Michael. Speaking after a presentation on ‘Eliminating Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) to Intra-Regional Trade on Agricultural Products’, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar …

Officials Discuss Free Movement Of Skills

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Barbadian and other CARICOM officials met today via video conference to see how best to look at the free movement of skills, and the facilitation of travel for CARICOM nationals. The video conference link-up was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Culloden Road, and was a follow-up on initiatives taken by the Heads of Government of …

BRA Participates In CARICOM-OECD Workshop

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The Barbados Revenue Authority was among seven other tax administrations in the region represented at a CARICOM-OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Workshop, in Kingston, Jamaica, last week. The two-day workshop provided member states with an opportunity to discuss the impact and progress of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project in the Caribbean Community, while sharing experiences …

PM Mottley Participates In UN Meetings

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will address the United Nations Secretary General’s High Level Meeting on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on Monday, September 24. The programme of the high‑level meeting will reflect three action areas: building momentum and political support at all levels; stepping up engagement with the private sector; and making the most of innovative solutions …

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 …

Statement by Chairman, Sixth Meeting of COFAP, Prime Minister Gaston Browne

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First of all, let me thank the distinguished Prime Minister of Barbados, the Honourable Mia Mottley for the energy that she has brought to the CSME. In fact, in Montego Bay, a couple months ago, she actually pledged to assist in reinvigorating the organs of CARICOM  as well as the CSME itself. And I have to tell you that she …

CARICOM Heads Make Recommendations

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CARICOM Heads of Government have made a number of recommendations for consideration at the next Heads of Government conference, which they hope will make the business of living and working in the region much more viable for all. This was disclosed by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley yesterday, as she made a statement at the conclusion of the caucus of …

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, …

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 …