CARICOM pledges support for Guyana in dispute with Venezuela

Guyana President DAVID GRANGER
By Admin 08.06.2016

GEORGETOWN: Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has reiterated that the regional body is committed to preserving Guyana’s territorial integrity. LaRocque made the announcement last week following a meeting with Guyana President David Granger. The South American …

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MOU signed to support energy efficiency in Caribbean

CARICOM Secretary-General IRWIN LaROCQUE
By Admin 11.05.2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the U.S. Department of Energy (USDoE) have entered a partnership that will help provide cleaner and cheaper energy for the region. Last week, …

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Jamaica to aggressively stake claim in CARICOM market

Jamaica PM ANDREW HOLNESS
By Admin 04.05.2016

KINGSTON: The Government of Jamaica will appoint a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Review Commission in order to take full advantage of the benefits of membership in the regional group. “I think the time has come…to assert ourselves in such a way …

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West Indians ‘obligated to pursue reparations’ – Prof

Dr. Verene Shepherd
By Admin 13.04.2016

By RON FANFAIR While Caribbean people seek to liberate themselves from mental slavery, they still have an obligation to pursue reparatory justice and hope that Europeans will do the morally correct thing and make amends for historic wrongs, says University …

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Israel pledges to support CARICOM development

MORDEHAI AMIHAI-BIVAS
By Admin 02.03.2016

GEORGETOWN: Israel has reaffirmed its commitment to assist the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to achieve its ideals. The announcement comes as the regional body accredits a new Israeli envoy, Mordehai Amihai-Bivas, Plenipotentiary Representative of the State of Israel to CARICOM. Amihai-Bivas …

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Agreement on measures to prevent spread of Zika virus

CARICOM chairman DEAN BARROW
By Admin 24.02.2016

GEORGETOWN: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have announced a series of actions that their nations will undergo to confront the Zika virus, including reducing taxes on imported supplies to be used in the fight against the virus and protecting citizens from …

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Regional renewable energy centre launched in Barbados

Barbados PM FREUNDEL STUART
By Admin 04.11.2015

BRIDGETOWN: Caribbean states are set to receive assistance for their sustainable energy programs and developing renewable energy resources. Last week, the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) was inaugurated in Barbados to act as the coordinating regional …

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CARICOM welcomes Venezuela’s acceptance of UN review

Guyana Vice President CARL GREENIDGE
By Admin 07.10.2015

NEW YORK: CARICOM’s Foreign Ministers have welcomed Venezuela’s decision to receive a United Nations (UN) technical team, which will provide recommendations to the UN Secretary-General to help it resolve its territorial dispute with Guyana. CARICOM’s Council for Foreign Ministers (COFCOR) …

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CARICOM countries must focus on reparations

By Pat Watson 05.08.2015

Yes, the rain was merciless during Jambana celebrations on the weekend, as well Jamaica Day, but it did not wash away the spirit of fun that always marks the annual events preceding Jamaica’s independence anniversary on August 6. This year marks the 53rd anniversary of the raising of the Black, Green and Gold standard that marked the end of British colonial governance in Jamaica, although not the end of its debilitating legacy.

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