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Barbados signs boundaries agreement with St Lucia

Barbados signs boundaries agreement with St Lucia

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and his St Lucian counterpart Allen Chastanet today signed a maritime boundary agreement, as Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government were ending their 38th annual summit in St George’s, Grenada. In a statement following the ceremony, Stuart said the accord demonstrated “the commitment to foster closer regional integration and closer cooperation […]

No meddling

No meddling

The 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is not about to interfere in the internal affairs of Venezuela, despite the recent uprising against the Nicolas Maduro administration. The matter came up for discussion on Wednesday at their three-day summit in Grenada, with a Caracas delegation headed by foreign minister Samuel Moncada in attendance. In a joint statement […]

CARICOM leaders open their summit in Grenada

CARICOM leaders open their summit in Grenada

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders began their 38th annual summit here on Tuesday night underscoring the importance of closer collaboration in a changing global environment and also emphasising the need for a unified position on the political situation in Venezuela. Host Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, who will chair the three-day […]

CSME regret

CSME regret

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME) is not getting the credit it deserves for all it achieves, according the 15-member grouping’s top public servant. Secretary General Irwin LaRocque Monday admitted that the CSME was seen by many as a waste of time, but said this was simply because the people of the […]

Ocho Rios ideal for nature lovers  

If you are looking for a vacation with a difference and you happen to choose Jamaica, you may want to consider staying in Ocho Rios, on the island’s north coast. There is a lot more than the usual sun, sea and sand; the former fishing village sets itself apart with nature and adventure. We were introduced […]

Unity plea

Unity plea

Unity among Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states came under the microscope here as foreign affairs ministers from the regional grouping met for their 20th meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. A week after Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines wrote a strong […]

CARICOM stands behind Maduro

CARICOM stands behind Maduro

Outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) Sir Louis Straker of St Vincent and the Grenadines is confident CARICOM will stand behind the embattled Nicolas Maduro government in Venezuela, despite concerns raised by his own prime minister that the regional grouping was divided over the issue. Speaking with […]

CARICOM fragmentation through divide and rule

CARICOM fragmentation through divide and rule

The coordination of foreign policy among member states was one of three principal reasons for the establishment of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) under the Treaty of Chaguaramas in 1973. The founding fathers obviously recognized that in a global community dominated by the rich and powerful countries, small states such as those in our region stood […]

OAS threat

OAS threat

A wedge is being driven through the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) over a plan for “regime change” in Venezuela, St Vincent and the Grenadines’ Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves is cautioning. In a three-page letter to CARICOM leaders and heads of state, a copy of which was obtained by Barbados TODAY, Gonsalves complained that the 15-member […]

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