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Phillips urges concessionary financing for Carib growth agenda

Peter-Phillips20Jamaica's Minister of Finance and Planning, the Hon. Dr. Peter Phillips has urged multilateral financial institutions in Washington to look at ways to support the growth agenda of Caribbean countries and Small Developing States.

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Jagdeo Initiative high on COTED agenda

Bharrat-Jagdeo1Georgetown, Guyana -   The Jagdeo Initiative is one of the key subjects that will be considered when Ministers of Agriculture gather on Friday for a Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Agriculture.

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CARICOM, SPAIN to cooperate on US$1.1M Regional Cooperation Programme

caricom HQ-GTGeorgetown, Guyana - The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Spain will collaborate on a citizen security project that will focus on youth and gender issues, as well as youth entrepreneurship .

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Kittitian-born Chief Justice of Caribbean Court addresses International Bar Association

Sir-dennis byronBASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, 10th OCTOBER 2013 - The St. Kitts-born President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron, says a conscious and forthright statement of dedication to achieving diversity should be noted when the Trinidad-based regional court is considering the diversity of its judicial appointments.

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Barbados, Guyana to craft immigration protocol

Mclean-Rodrigues33Guyana and Barbados on Friday agreed to craft a protocol to handle immigration concerns, even as the two countries pointed out that fewer Guyanese are being barred from entering that Caribbean island.

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Former prime minister wants Caribbean leaders to speak up on Dominican Republican action

PJ Patterson450BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– Former Jamaica prime minister PJ Patterson says the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping needs to strongly condemn recent developments in the Dominican Republic that could render stateless, thousands of persons of Haitian descent.

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The Caribbean Court of Justice makes a landmark decision

ccj-in-trinidadThe Caribbean Court of Justice has handed down a landmark decision in finding in favour of Ms Shanique Myrie in the case brought against Barbados for being denied entry, verbally and physically abused, and deported back to Jamaica, on March 14-15 2011.

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TCI Premier wants Attorney General removed

Dr-Rufus-Ewing99The following is the full text of a statement to the media by Turks and Caicos Islands Prmier Dr. Rufus Ewing, regarding calls by the Government for the removal of Attorney General Huw Shepheard from office.

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Enhanced Guyana/Brazil relations will benefit the region – Ramotar

ramotar-de-andradeGeorgetown, GINA, September 6, 2013 - Guyanese officials and their Brazilian counterparts are scheduled to meet for another round of talks this month at the level of the Guyana-Brazil Joint Commission on Infrastructure Development as both countries seek to expedite the process of deepening bilateral cooperation.

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CCJ Ruling on Shanique Myrie Case Significant for Region - Nicholson

ajnicholsonJamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator A.J. Nicholson says that the ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on the Shanique Myrie case is of “huge significance”, not only to Jamaica but to all other CARICOM member states.

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LaRocque hails Cuba as chair of CELAC

larocqueCARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has commend the Cuban government now acting as President Pro Tempore of the Community of Latin America and the Caribbean States (CELAC), for its diligent efforts to advance the Santiago Plan of Action which was adopted at the CELAC Summit in January of this year.

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Secretary General LaRocque outlines successes of CARICOM over the past 40 years.

irwin larocque9Georgetown, Guyana - Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Thursday outlined that there were a number of successes in health, education, youth development and other areas in CARICOM over the past 40 years.

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Valiant international effort needed to resolve Syrian crisis.

kamla-ap-photoCARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana - The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has called on the international community to make a “valiant effort” to help the parties involved in the conflict in Syria to reach a “negotiated political statement.”

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Jamaica, Cuba Seek to Renew Security Agreements

jam-cubaThe Government of Jamaica is seeking to renew its regional security agreements with Cuba, as both countries collaborate to combat drug trafficking and other transnational crimes affecting the region.

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CARICOM will support only UN approved military action in Syria

caricom HQ-GTCalivigny Island, Grenada– September 6, 2013 - Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states say they are opposed to any unilateral military strike action by the United States on Syria. They instead want the United Nations (UN) to take that decision.

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AG Looking Into Barbados’ Tier Two Status on Watch List

adriel-brathwaite7Barbados’ repeated Tier Two status on the Watch List by the United States State Department despite the country’s interventions on matters relating to human trafficking, is engaging the attention of Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite.

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Ramotar joins UNASUR Heads for Summit in Paramaribo

Desi-RamotarGeorgetown, GINA, Sept 2, 2013 - President Donald Ramotar was among 12 Heads of State who attended that 7th Ordinary Meeting of the Council of Heads of State and Government of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), in Paramaribo, Suriname on Friday.

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Jamaican Shanique Myrie wins landmark case against Barbados

shaniquemyrie1The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) acting in its original jurisdiction, on Friday struck a blow in favour of free movement within the CARICOM community when it ruled in favour of Jamaican Shanique Myrie in her case against the Barbadian government and awarded her damages to the tune of BDS$75,000.

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Guyana/Venezuela relations strengthens following Maduro’s state visit

Ramotar MaduroGeorgetown, GINA, Sept 2, 2013 – Bilateral relationships between Guyana and Venezuela were strengthened on Friday, following a state visit to The Republic of Guyana by the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros.

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Caribbean takes reparations case to the UN

baldwin spencer 400x235UNITED NATIONS – There are no shortages of challenges facing sun-soaked Caribbean countries — burgeoning unemployment, high crime, a chronic health crisis. But for almost every Caribbean leader who took the podium at the world’s leading global forum in New York last week, one issue came up time and again: compensating descendants of enslaved and oppressed Africans in Europe’s former colonies for the generational and, arguably, irreparable damage of slavery.

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T&T Police in emotional pain says Carmona

Anthony TA CarmonaTrinidad and Tobago’s President Anthony Carmona is concerned that Police officers who are on the front lines are in mental and emotional pain and need clinical psychologists to help them deal with the pressures of the job occasioned by violent crime.

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