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TRADE-Trinidad to host China-Caribbean Economic and Trade forum

china-caribbean_tradePORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago will host the third China-Caribbean Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum that the organisers say underscores Beijing’s commitment to support the efforts of developing countries to attain their full potential.

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GUYANA-Government maintains no ban on exporting logs

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Guyana government says it will maintain its strict policy regarding the exportation of logs acknowledging that there is an acute shortage of building materials on the local market.

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OECS-Sub regional trade officials to meet in Grenada

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC –Trade officials from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will meet with private sector officials from the sub-region in Grenada on Thursday to discuss critical issues related to the OECS’ trade policy, in regional, bilateral and multilateral trade arrangements.

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TRADE-Business leaders from CARICOM-Central America hold talks

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, CMC – Business executives from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Central America have agreed to expand trade and investment opportunities within the two regions during talks here on Thursday.

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SURINAME-CSME Study shows significant number of persons benefit from free movement

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, CMC – A recent study has found that at least 4,000 people have been able to move freely under the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and economy (CSME) that allows for the free movement of goods, skills, labour and services across the region.

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CARICOM - LaRocque says full speed ahead on CSME

Irwin_LaRocque_SGThe newly installed Secretary General of the Caribbean Community HE, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque says he is “firmly of the view that the architecture and governance of our integration arrangements must be reformed if we are to be more effective and accountable in the discharge of our duties and functions.”

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ST. KITTS - Kamla’s ferry proposal will give new life to regional trade

 

T&T's proposed fast ferry will bring new life to regional trade, according to St Lucian Prime Minister  Stephenson King who says his island embraces the initiative. Speaking to reporters yesterday during the Caricom Summit, King said of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s initiative: “It’s indeed a good idea, very encouraging. I think we’ve taken much too long to get to that stage.

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CARICOM-Costa Rica wants free trade agreement with CARICOM

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Costa Rica is seeking to establish a free trade agreement with the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping and has sent a delegation to Jamaica for talks on the issue.

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ST LUCIA-Payment to banana farmers

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC - Banana farmers who are shareholders in the St. Lucia Banana Corporation (SLBC) that is now in liquidation have received more than EC$20 million (US$7.40 million) in payment from the Corporation's shares in WINFRESH, the Windward Islands Banana Marketing and Exporting company.

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STLUCIA-REDJET could fly to St Lucia ‘by October’

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – The Barbados-based, discount airline, REDjet, is to begin flights into St. Lucia from as early as October, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Senator Allen Chastanet announced here Friday, even as he attempted to broker the carrier’s links between the Eastern Caribbean and Panama.

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CARICOM - CARICOM Leaders urged to reegergise the integration process

Caricom6The following is the full text of a message to CARICOM leaders from the Caribbean Movement for Civil empowerment, on the occasion of the start of the 32nd meeting of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community which opens today in Basseterre, St. Kitts.

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BERMUDA-Government announces various projects to deal with unemployment

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – A Bermuda government unemployment registration drive (URD) has found that the average age of unemployed people is 38, according to Economy Minister Kim Wilson.

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ST KITTS-PetroCaribe is helping the region overcome global financial crisis

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – St. Kitts and Nevis Energy Minister Dr. Earl Asim Martin says the Venezuelan-lead PetroCaribe Initiative is proving to be beneficial to Caribbean countries still struggling with high oil prices on the global market.

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BARBADOS-REDjet announces profit after three month operations

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC - The Caribbean only low fare carrier, REDjet, says it has made a profit on the Guyana to Barbados route, three months after it launched the service.

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CARIBBEAN-Europe exploring new initiative for development cooperation with the region

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The European union is pursuing a new strategy with the Caribbean to explore avenues of development, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here.

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JAMAICA-Gov’t announces plans to launch its own AID for Trade initiative

GENEVA, CMC – Jamaica says despite the openness of its economy, the island has reaped “limited benefits” from global trade liberalisation.

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TRINIDAD-Over 200 exhibitors attending Trade and Investment Convention

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The annual Trade and Investment Convention (TIC) began here on Wednesday attracting more than 200 exhibitors from countries including China, Brazil, Spain, Germany, France and Costa Rica.

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TRADE-CARICOM wants quicker delivery of aid for trade resources

GENEVA, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has called on the global community to ensure there is a timely delivery of Aid for Trade (AIT) resources so as to encourage the growth of regional economies.

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TRINIDAD - Cadiz supports regional airline talks

 

(Trinidad Guardian) Long before the REDjet situation became “a whole big circus,” discussions should have been held by the regional Governments on the issue. That’s the view of Trade and Industry Minister Stephen Cadiz. Cadiz said the REDjet situation was symptomatic of  how the region, via Caricom, deals with situations.

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ANTIGUA-Antigua signs cooperation agreement with Guadeloupe

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Antigua and Barbuda says the agreement reached with Regional Council of Guadeloupe should help both countries take full advantage of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) that was signed between Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) countries and the European Union in 2008.

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CARICOM - Region concerned over erosion of rum preferences in the EU

EPA_imageThe state-of-play in EPA implementation took center-stage at the first meeting of the Trade and Development Committee under the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) held in Barbados on Thursday.

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