PM To Attend IV CARICOM-Mexico Summit

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will lead a five-member delegation to the IV CARICOM-Mexico Summit, which will be held in Belize on Wednesday, October 25. The delegates will include Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, and her Permanent Secretary, Cecile Humphrey; and Ambassador to CARICOM, Robert Morris. A New Cooperation Paradigm is the theme of the high-level …

Stronger Ties For Barbados & Italy

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The exchange of instruments of ratification between Barbados and Italy to effectively conclude a Double Taxation Agreement was among the highlights of a visit to Barbados by Italy’s Special Envoy for the Caribbean, Paolo Serpi. Ambassador Serpi and Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, officially exchanged the instrument, which was first signed in August …

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 …

Launch Of Model Guidelines For Sexual Offences

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Barbados will become the first country to launch the Model Guidelines for Sexual Offences in the Caribbean Region on Tuesday, October 17. The official launch will take place at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church, beginning at 9:45 a.m. Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson, representative of the Bureau of Gender Affairs in the Ministry of Social Care Constituency …

Caribbean Statistics Day 2017 Message

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The following is a message from the Secretary-General, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin Larocque on the occasion of the ninth observance of Caribbean Statistics Day, October 15, 2017. This year’s observance takes place against the background of another significant achievement for Regional Statistics. CARICOM Heads of Government at their Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting (July 2017) endorsed the preparation of a Regional Strategy …

AG: Marijuana Discussion Not Closed

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Barbados has not closed its mind to the medicinal properties of the marijuana plant. In fact, according to Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, there were opportunities under the present legal regime to write to the head of the Drug Service for permission or get a doctor to provide a prescription so the capsule or oil could be sourced. He made these …

Marijuana Consultation Being Streamed

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Members of the public are reminded that the CARICOM Regional Marijuana Consultation will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, September 27, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Bus transportation will be provided from the LESC to the Fairchild Street and Princess Alice Bus Terminals following the event. Those who are unable to make it may join …

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 …

PM: CARIFESTA XIII A Great Success

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has described CARIFESTA XIII, held in Barbados from August 17 – 27, as being “a phenomenal success”. Mr. Stuart noted that in any undertaking, whether small or large, challenges often appeared at the last minute to thwart even the best laid plans. He noted that in Barbados, nature intervened to test to the limits the logistical …

CCREEE To Be Established In Barbados

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A Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) is being established in Barbados to support and coordinate the execution of regional renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and programmes. CARICOM Heads of Government signed the agreement to establish the centre on Thursday, during the final Business Session of the Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of …