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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 […]

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 […]

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