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 …

PM Stuart: LIAT Still Vital To Region

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has pledged Barbados’ continued commitment to the regional carrier LIAT, describing it as “vital” to the movement of people across the Caribbean. Mr. Stuart made this assertion as he spoke to the media recently about concerns being voiced by some CARICOM leaders about the viability of the regional carrier during the just concluded Thirty-eighth Regular Meeting …

Focus On Economies & Security At Summit

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Issues relating to the region’s economies and security will be the focus when deliberations begin at the Thirty-eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), today, Wednesday, July 5. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made this disclosure during an interview with the Barbados Government Information Service, ahead of the start of the business sessions …

PM Stuart To Attend CARICOM Meeting

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will leave Barbados on Monday, July 3, to attend the Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), at the Radisson Hotel in St. George’s, Grenada. The opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday, July 4, at the Grenada Trade Centre, and the conference will conclude on Thursday, July …

Social Security System Needs Full Support

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, said Government is examining options to encourage contributions from non-salaried earners. Addressing officials attending the opening ceremony for the 28th meeting of CARICOM Heads of Social Security at the Crane Resort recently, Senator Byer Suckoo argued that it was imperative to trust the social security system. …

Public Demanding More From NIS

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Present and past employees, as well as boards of management of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), have come in for high praise from the Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, for their role in building up the institution for the last five decades. She gave the public commendation yesterday while addressing participants …

Strong Social Security Systems Are Vital

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has advised regional governments to ensure that their social security systems are strong enough to withstand the economic shocks from the global economic crisis. She expressed this view today while addressing the opening ceremony of the 28th CARICOM Heads of Social Security Meeting at the Crane …

Consultation On Marijuana Postponed

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The public is advised that the town hall meeting for the National Consultation on Marijuana, slated for Wednesday, June 7, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, has been postponed. The CARICOM Regional Secretariat has apologised for any inconvenience caused. A new date and time will be announced shortly. The meeting forms part of a Regional Consultation on Marijuana hosted by …