COTA Executive Council Discusses Tax Priorities

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The Caribbean Organisation of Tax Administrators (COTA) is moving forward with plans for the 25th General Assembly and Technical Conference. Following the two-day meeting of the COTA Executive Council, hosted by the Barbados Revenue Authority, the eight-member group outlined a provisional programme for the conference scheduled for July 2019 in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Tax Administration Jamaica’s representative on …

CARICOM To Review Intra-Regional Transportation

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Come next year, the Caribbean region will see a host of new measures, including improved intra-regional transportation. This was disclosed by Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong, as he met with members of the media today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to give an update on key decisions coming out of last week’s 18th Special Meeting of the Conference …

CARICOM To Include Labour & Private Sector

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In the foreseeable future, the private sector and the labour movement will be fully integrated into virtually all of the planning and decision making structures of CARICOM. This disclosure came today from Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong, at a press conference held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to give an update about developments coming out of the 18th …

CCREEE Appoints First Executive Director

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The Executive Board of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) has appointed Dr. Gary Jackson as its first Executive Director. The appointment was made as CCREEE, which is based in Barbados, begins to position itself to advance the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).  The work of the CCREEE will be guided by …

St. Ann’s Declaration on CSME

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The Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) recently held their 18th Special Meeting in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. At the conclusion of that meeting, the CARICOM Heads declared their commitment to taking action at the national level to advance the regional integration agenda. Please click here to read the full declaration. See also: READ MORE COTA Executive Council Discusses Tax Pri… anemptytextlline READ MORE CARICOM To …

Caribbean A Prime Market For Local Businesses

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Haiti, Suriname and Guyana have been identified as three CARICOM countries ripe with opportunities, and Barbadians have been encouraged to position themselves and their businesses to penetrate these markets. Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Sandra Husbands, shared this advice on Tuesday, during a workshop held by the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants (CICMC) on the ISO 20700 …

Gov’t Procurement Open To Regional Companies

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Barbadian businesses will soon have the opportunity to bid on millions of dollars’ worth of government contracts across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). This is according to Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Sandra Husbands, who was speaking at an ISO 20700 Standard in Management Consultancy Services workshop on Tuesday, which was organized by the Caribbean Institute Certified Management Consultants …

COTED Chair: We Must Make CARICOM Work

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CARICOM countries have been told to make CARICOM work. This call was made recently by Chairman of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), Sandra Husbands, at the 47th Meeting of the COTED, held at the Guyana Marriott Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana, from November 15 to 16. Mrs. Husbands, who is also Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade …

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 …