CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana – The Thirty-Third Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Gros Islet, Saint Lucia from 4-6 July 2012. The Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Dr. the Honourable Kenny D. Anthony presided.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC)– Opposition parliamentarian, Karl Samuda, the former commerce minister who has called for Jamaica to leave the Caribbean Community and described the regional bloc’s single market as a “hallucination”, has now called for a bipartisan review of Kingston’s relationship with the grouping.
“There should be a bipartisan panel to look into the Treaty of Chaguaramas (under which CARICOM was established), with special emphasis on the natural endowments of each territory, to determine how to go forward,” said Samuda, the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) spokesman on Transport and Works and Infrastructure Development. Continue reading
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has signalled that it is relying on Mexico to bring to the attention of the G20, issues that are of critical importance to the Community, including the slow reform of multilateral institutions, climate change and the achievement of sustainable energy for all in the Small Island Developing States. Continue reading
KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – The Jamaica government says it intends playing an active role in revitalising the regional integration movement CARICOM.
Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen, delivering the traditional Throne Speech at the start of the new parliamentary session here, said the building of the CARICOM Single Market and economy (CSME) and the pursuit of functional co-operation and the co-ordination of foreign policy will be priorities of the Portia Simpson –Miller government this year. Continue reading
(CANA NEWS) – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has introduced an online consumer-protection warning system in which 13 million consumers in 14 member states can alert authorities to dangerous products on the market, except food. Continue reading
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) – Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) His Excellency Desiré Delano Bouterse, the President of Suriname has called for a new beginning to the regional movement. Continue reading
(PORT OF SPAIN, CMC) – The Caribbean Court of Justice on Thursday ruled against Suriname for failing to impose a tax on non-CARICOM flour in order to protect a Trinidadian firm, in Paramaribo’s first case before the court in its jurisdiction over Caribbean Community trade disputes. Continue reading
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS, RICKEY SINGH) -The Caribbean Community is in “crisis”. And the discouraging news is official.
Confirmation on the nature of the ‘crisis’ is outlined in a comprehensive report, based on a mandated assessment that’s now in the possession of Heads of Government of the 15-member Community. Continue reading
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – President Michel Martelly has asked fellow Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders to consider a plan that would allow Haitians who hold a United States or Schegen visa to travel hassle-free through CARICOM. Continue reading
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has been speaking about the future of the regional integration movement and has written Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General Irwin la Rocque on the “crisscrossing poles” emerging within the 15-member grouping.
Gonsalves told a news conference that with many Caribbean countries signalling their intention of joining the Venezuela-led Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) as well as the Peoples’ Trade Treaty (TCP), it could bring more strain on the regional integration movement. Continue reading
(PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC) – A major United Nations (UN) report on citizen security within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) warned on Tuesday that violent crime linked to gangs has risen to threaten economies and livelihoods, and has left most Caribbean people feeling unsafe. Continue reading
(GINA, GUYANA)- The 29th Meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council of Ministers was held yesterday, when several important matters were discussed including the Secretariat’s work programme and budget.
CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque delivering his opening remarks at the 29th Meeting of the Caribbean Community Council of Ministers yesterday. Continue reading
(GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC) – The Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat says despite some successes, there is still need for improving some core elements of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Continue reading
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JANUARY 6TH 2012 (CUOPM) – The new Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman, His Excellency Desi Bouterse, has called on the region to make 2012 a year of change.
Bouterse, who is also the President of Dutch-speaking Suriname said that “by changing the way we do things, this Community will be a changed one – for the better – by the end of 2012.” Continue reading
(CARICOM) – The CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission, at the invitation of the Government of Jamaica, monitored the conduct of the General and Regional Elections on 29 December 2011.
The Group of seven persons was deployed in two teams of two each and one of three to cover Election Day activities, in the parishes of St. Andrew, St. Catherine, St. Thomas and Kingston. Continue reading