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 …

Regional Approach To Oil & Gas Exploration

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Minister with responsibility for Energy in Barbados, Senator Darcy Boyce, has  suggested a regional approach to the issues related to offshore oil and gas exploration in the Caribbean. Speaking at the opening of a capacity building workshop last Tuesday, sponsored by the Trinidad and Tobago Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (TTETI) and the British High Commission, Senator Boyce stressed the importance …

Commitment To Regionalism Still Strong

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There is still a lot of enthusiasm for the regional integration movement among Member States and for implementing the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made this clear on Thursday as he responded to questions from the media about the effectiveness of the Heads of Government Conference and progress with the CSME. Mr. Stuart was speaking …

Prime Minister In Grenada For Summit

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is in Grenada for the Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The annual summit gets under way today, CARICOM day, with an opening ceremony at the Grenada Trade Centre, beginning at 5:00 p.m. While in Grenada, Mr. Stuart and other regional leaders are expected to hold discussions …

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 …

Jamaica’s CSME Official Given Update

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Barbados is doing its part to ensure that this country meets its obligations under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). This was underscored recently by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Darcy Boyce, as he met with Jamaica’s CARICOM Single Market and Economy Focal Point representative, Symone Betton-Nayo. Mrs. Betton-Nayo is in Barbados on a five-day official visit …

CSME Review By March 31

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CARICOM member countries have a deadline of March 31 to submit comments on the review of the various regimes of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The review shows the status of implementation, for each country, of the measures intended to bring the CSME into effect. In an interview with the Barbados Government Information Service at the end of …

CARICOM Chairman: Integration An Obligation

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President of Guyana and the Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Brigadier David Granger. (FP) Integration is an obligation, not an option, for regional Governments. President of Guyana and the Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Brigadier David Granger, issued this charge to the Heads of Government at the opening of the Twenty-Eighth Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads …

PM Stuart To Attend Inter-Sessional Summit

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will leave the island tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15, to attend the Twenty-Eighth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Guyana, from February 16 to 17. Following the adoption of the Agenda, Heads of Government are expected to discuss a wide range of issues that are critical to the development of …