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JAMAICA - Golding wants new US-CARICOM trade arrangements

Golding-Moreno_IDB2Washington DC - Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Bruce Golding wants the United States and CARICOM to reengage in discussions as it relates to trade and development within the region as what now obtains is a lopsided arrangement in favour of the United States.

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ST LUCIA-OECS countries expect increased opportunities under EPA

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) says the sub-regional grouping expects increased trade activity with the European Union once the obligations under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) are met.

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CARICOM-ICT to dominate COTED meeting

caricom_standardST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – The approval of a draft Regional Digital Development Strategy (RDDS) and the strategic objectives of the implementation dominate talks when Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and officials with responsibility for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) meet here later this week.

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JAMAICA - Study shows J’cans averse to CARICOM

cari-map_w330The Sunday Observer June 5, 2011 - THE hope that Jamaicans would, over time, embrace the Caribbean Community (Caricom) still seems far from realisation, as a recent study shows many locals have little or no interest in the regional union.

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CARICOM - COTED targets CET suspension, partnerships to tackle high prices of fuel, commodities

Caricom5GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Trade Ministers have agreed that CARICOM’s responses must be bold, innovative and multisectoral to ease the consequences of the soaring costs of fuel and commodities on the Region. They therefore recommended a number of measures aimed at combating the problem.

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Investor’s Conference in October will help create new image for Jamaica says Golding

Prime Minister Bruce Golding is of the view that an Investor’s Conference proposed for October this year is going to be very important for Jamaica and could assist with creating a new image for the country.

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GUYANA -CARICOM wants alliances to tackle rising prices

Joanne_MassiahCARICOM’s Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) has recommended that the regional bloc's Secretariat form alliances that could enhance its capacity to forecast the effects of rising food and fuel prices upon the region.

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EPA-St Lucia to host Trade in Services workshop

EPA_imageGEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – St. Lucia will host a two-day workshop for officials from the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) states on services under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) sgned with the European Union in 2008.

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TRINIDAD - New info on Redjet being investigated

 

The T&T Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA) has sent its executive manager to Barbados to investigate new information the local body said it has received over low-cost carrier REDjet’s review of its certification in Barbados.

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SURINAME-Indonesia wants to improve trade relations with Suriname

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, CMC – Indonesia says it is seeking to increase trading links with Suriname over the next three years.

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CARICOM-Caribbean urged to prepare for high fuel and food prices

Maxine_McClean-450x350GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Barbados Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Maxine Mc Lean Thursday warned Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to be prepared for rising fuel and food prices.

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GRENADA-Regional countries urged to develop ICT strategy

larocque_thomas_bennST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Grenada Friday urged Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to urgently focus on the development of a strategy to utilize Information Communications Technology (ICT) “as a driving force for regional growth”.

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CARICOM-Regional trade agenda under scrutiny

Caricom5GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) trade and economic ministers begin a two-day meeting here on Thursday with the region’s external trade agenda that has primarily focused on safeguarding positions adopted at various international gatherings, such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) coming under intense scrutiny.

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TRADE-Jamaica welcomes Dominican Republic decision to allow cement into the country

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The Jamaica government says it welcomes information that the most recent shipment of cement from the island is now being off loaded in the Dominican Republic.

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TRADE-Jamaica takes stand against Dominican Republic over cement

cement_companyKINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The Jamaica government has carried out its threat to take strong action after the authorities in the Dominican Republic ignored a 48 hour ultimatum to settle a row over a shipment of cement from the Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCCL).

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TRADE-Suriname warns of CCJ lawsuits over ‘unfair treatment’ of CARICOM exports

Michael_Miskin2_PARAMARIBO, Suriname, CMC – Suriname may take CARICOM member countries to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) for its grievances over levies on its exports, Trade and Industry Minister Michael Miskin said here, according to the Surinamese English-language news service, DevSur.

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JAMAICA-Opposition backs government in cement war with Dominican Republic

mark_Golding2KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The main opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says it is supporting the Jamaica government in the row with the Dominican Republic over the export of Carib cement to the Spanish speaking Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) country.

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