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Suriname hosts Regional Fisheries Management Workshop

fish-300x217PARAMARIBO–In an attempt to increase project monitoring and evaluation at the regional level, Suriname will host the 3rd Regional ACP Fish II Programme Monitoring Workshop and Training in Monitoring and Evaluation.

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JAMAICA -PM Portia recommits to regional movement

PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller has reaffirmed her Government's commitment to regional integration.

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UN chief hails "successful" end to review of action for illicit small arms trade

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes the “successful” conclusion of the Second Review Conference of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects, which ended on Friday with the adoption of a final report, according to Mr. Ban's spokesperson.

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Three CARICOM member states approved for CDF assistance

cdf_7BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday October 24, 2012 - The board of directors of the Barbados-based CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) has approved a total of EC$47,618,906 in assistance for three member countries.

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EU EPA’s not a priority for Suriname

PARAMARIBO–It appears ratifying the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) signed between the ACP and the European Union in 2008, has no priority on the political agenda.

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Passengers stuck on CAL jet... US probes flight delay

CAL_tailState-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) is being investigated by the United States Department of Transportation (DoT) for keeping passengers on the aircraft of an international flight for more than four hours.

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CARIFORUM moves to ensure Non-State Actors participation in EPA

EPA_image_copyGeorgetown, Guyana The Caribbean Forum of African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States (CARIFORUM) is moving to finalise its team for its side of the Consultative Committee with the European Union (EU).

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`We can feed ourselves’ says Agriculture Minister, Antigua and Barbuda

hilson_baptiste_mdCARICOM Secretariat Georgetown, Guyana- “We can feed ourselves… if we manage the earth that God has given to us. We can feed ourselves and help some of the other countries with the excess and bring food cost down, bring the price down low because of mass production”, says the Minister of Agriculture, Lands, Housing and the Environment, Antigua and Barbuda, Hilson Baptiste.

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British Embassy in Washington to lobby President Obama on removal of TCI from duty-free list

turks-and-caicosThe British Embassy in Washington will be lobbying US President Barak Obama to consider reversing his decision to remove Turks and Caicos Islands from the list of countries allowed to export goods into the United States of America duty-free.

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CARICOM Single Market and Economy alive and well says PM Stuart

All those individuals who are waiting to deliver the last rites to the stalled CARICOM Single Economy should think again. While noting that there were some significant hurdles in the way of its implementation, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said there had been some progress.

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T&T can't give our neighbours $$ as before says Howai

Trinidad and Tobago is not able to financially assist its Caribbean neighbours as it has in the past, Finance Minister Larry Howai said yesterday.

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Jamaica's PM bats for middle income states

portia-UN-300x250UNITED STATIONS, NY, Sept. 29 2012: Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller on Thursday spoke up for middle-income states before the United Nations General Assembly, calling on the international community not to forget them in aid for development and the fight against disease.

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Billy McConnell backs Campari’s Lascelles offer

William McConnell, the former managing director at Lascelles deMercado and Company, has endorsed the acquisition of Lascelles by Campari Group. McConnell last year led a failed hostile takeover of Lascelles.

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Antigua’s trade coordinator wants CEO of CSME

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Antigua & Barbuda’s Trade Co-ordinatorAmbassador Dr Clarence Henry yesterday said he would like to see a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) assigned to the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) that will be able to address some of the hic-cups accompanied with the implementations of the programme.

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St. Lucia hosts OECS trade facilitation workshop

OECS_flagsBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 30th August 2012 -   A new project designed to assist Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) members negotiate and implement trade facilitation agreements has been launched in St. Lucia.

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US$2.7 million in funds for Caribbean microfinanciers

microfinanceBRIDGETOWN, Barbados - A US$2.7 million technical cooperation program is to provide individualized capacity-building training to 15 microfinance institutions in the Caribbean from the end of this month. 

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PM Portia reaffirms commitment to regional integration at SALISES conference

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has reaffirmed her government’s commitment to regional integration.

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St. Lucia responds officially to Canada’s new visa requirements

Dr_Kenny_D_AnthonyCASTRIES, St. Lucia,  – The St. Lucia government has officially responded to the decision by Canada to impose visa restrictions on St. Lucians entering the North American country, describing the move as an “unfortunate blow”.

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Push for new regional trade laws

oecsmap24th August 2012, St. John’s Antigua- Customs and trade officials will be seeking to garner legislative support as OECS member states move towards further enhancing their abilities in negotiating and implementing trade agreements.

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Seven Caribbean countries to participate in MIF funded capacity building programme

IMFWASHINGTON– Microfinance institutions from seven Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are to participate in the second phase of the regional Microfinance Capacity Building Project for the English Speaking Caribbean (Carib-Cap 11) the Washington-based Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) announced Monday.

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BELIZE: Can David beat Goliath?

It may not be conventional, but I admit to being endlessly fascinated by the David vs Goliath battle that has broken out between Belize, the Central American country that is a member of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) and its creditors.

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