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Brathwaite wants CARICOM heads to discuss crime

Brathwaite wants CARICOM heads to discuss crime

Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite wants Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders to put crime, as well as disaster management, on their agenda for the next meeting of heads of government due at the end of February next year. The authorities here have been scrambling for answers to the spate of gun crimes […]

Get cracking

Get cracking

Barbados and its Caribbean Community (CARICOM) neighbours have been told to get cracking on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME). The stern warning has come from European Union Ambassador to Barbados Daniela Tramacere, who also laments the slow pace of movement on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Europe. Speaking at a […]

Barbados reviewing its role in CDF

Barbados reviewing its role in CDF

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler has acknowledged that Barbados is $14 million in the red in terms of its contributions to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Development Fund (CDF). However, speaking to reporters here yesterday, he said this was a direct result of the island’s ongoing economic challenges, which may necessitate a full review of its […]

Barbados’ future lies in CARICOM – Morris

Barbados’ future lies in CARICOM – Morris

Barbados’ ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Robert Bobby Morris is of the view that this country’s future lies in the 15-member bloc. Morris told this morning’s presentation ceremony of an essay contest organized by the Caribbean Organization of Tax Administrators that the regional grouping presented young Barbadians with a number of opportunities, therefore they […]

‘CARICOM split on Venezuela no problem’

‘CARICOM split on Venezuela no problem’

General Secretary of the Organization of American States (OAS) Dr Luis Almargo is not concerned about the apparent split among Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states over the crisis in Venezuela. In fact, Almargo told Barbados TODAY the OAS valued CARICOM’s contribution so far, but said a lot more work had to be done to bring […]

Switch gears

Switch gears

Independent Senator Sir Trevor Carmichael wants the Freundel Stuart Government to state a clear position on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, even if it is differs from that of the wider Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Speaking Wednesday on the Offshore Petroleum (Amendment) Bill 2017, Sir Trevor said the administration’s apparent silence on the turmoil was simply […]

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 […]

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