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Barbados backs CARICOM’s position on Trump

Barbados backs CARICOM’s position on Trump

Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States Selwin Hart is supporting the position taken by the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in response to recent disparaging statements made by US president Donald Trump about Haiti, El Salvador and the countries of Africa. The US president is currently facing a maelstrom of protest, both at home and abroad, […]

CARICOM spirit shines

CARICOM spirit shines

There is no doubt that 2017 has been a most eventful year for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). We experienced a scale of multi-country devastation never before seen in the region as two category five hurricanes, Irma and Maria, raged through the Caribbean within two weeks. The governments and people of our Community immediately responded to assist […]

2018 will not be easy, warns CARICOM SG

2018 will not be easy, warns CARICOM SG

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General Irwin LaRocque Friday warned that next year will not be easy for Barbados and the rest of the 15-nation grouping. However, in the wake of the devastating impact caused by hurricanes on the region this year, he said: “We have shown that we are a resilient people and we have […]

Dominica PM suggests CARICOM issues its own blacklist of tax havens

Dominica PM suggests CARICOM issues its own blacklist of tax havens

Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit today jokingly advocated for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to consider placing international countries on a blacklist as he responded to the latest move by the European Union (EU) to include Barbados and three other CARICOM states on a list of global countries considered to be tax havens. “We always maintain […]

CARICOM strongly objects to EU blacklisting

CARICOM strongly objects to EU blacklisting

Barbados and three other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states, which were recently blacklisted by the European Union (EU) as non-cooperative tax havens, are getting strong support from the Georgetown-based CARICOM Secretariat. While receiving France’s new ambassador to the 15-member grouping on Wednesday, CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque voiced strong objection to the move by the EU, […]

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 […]

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