St. Lucia Prime Minister expresses sorrow over Cuba plane crash
- May 19, 2018 - 1:36:14 PM
Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has reached out to the
Government of Cuba following the deadly plane crash in Havana on Friday
that claimed the lives of over 100 people.
The Prime Minister
spoke to Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Saint Lucia, His
Excellency Jorge Francisco Soberon Luis, and expressed deepest
sympathies on behalf of the Government and the People of Saint Lucia...
Caribbean Fisheries Ministers to hold 12th Meeting
- May 17, 2018 - 7:45:21 AM
Caribbean Fisheries Ministers from Member States of the Caribbean
Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are expected to consider management
plans for two vital fisheries, a protocol on small-scale fisheries and a
policy on gender equality mainstreaming at their 12th Meeting,
scheduled for Friday, 18 May 2018 in Montserrat.
At the upcoming
meeting, Hon. David Osborne, Minister of Agriculture, Trade, Lands,
Housing and the Environment in Montserrat, will assume chairmanship of
the CRFM Ministerial Council from Hon. Noel Holder, Minister of
Agriculture in Guyana.
New Fortress Energy partners with JAMPRO as headline sponsor for Jamaica Investment Forum
- May 14, 2018 - 11:10:13 PM
Leader in energy infrastructure New Fortress Energy has signed on as a
sponsor of Jamaica's premier business event the Jamaican Investment
Forum, which will be held on June 12-14, 2018 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The company signed on as a headline sponsor in support of their goals to
support the transformation of Jamaica's energy sector.
Carter, VP of Public Affairs at New Fortress Energy said, "We are very
proud to be playing a role in this huge transition and energy reform
taking place to transform Jamaica’s energy landscape...
St. Lucia Government extends condolences to Ferdinand Henry Family
- May 14, 2018 - 12:00:40 PM
The Government of Saint Lucia extends condolences to the family of
former Parliamentarian and Government Minister, Mr. Ferdinand Henry, who
passed away on May 10th 2018 at the age of 76.
Mr. Henry is a former Member of Parliament for the Dennery North
Constituency and was well known throughout the agricultural areas of
Dennery. He worked extensively with the Agricultural Department of the
Caribbean Development Bank. Mr. Henry also served as a parliamentary
secretary in the Ministry of Health and is a former Minister for
Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries, Forestry and Cooperatives...
JAMPRO to host 3rd staging of Jamaica Investment Forum
- May 12, 2018 - 1:13:17 PM
Jamaica’s trade and investment promotions agency, JAMPRO, will be
hosting the 3rd staging of the Jamaica Investment Forum in Montego Bay,
Jamaica on June 12-14, 2018. The event, to be held under the auspices of
The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, will
promote 6 priority sectors for investment and host 200 international
CARICOM's 21st Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations
- May 7, 2018 - 3:45:43 PM
CARICOM's 21st Meeting of the Council for Foreign and
Community Relations (COFCOR) takes place at the British Colonial Hilton,
May 7-8, 2018
As incoming Chairman of COFCOR, Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon.
Darren Henfield, pictured at podium on Monday, May 7, gave Opening
Ceremony remarks. Officials of Belgium, Canada, and the UN paid
courtesy calls on Minister Henfield prior to the Opening Ceremony
proceedings. Pictured greeting the Minister are His Excellency
Ambassador Guy Servin of Belgium...
CTO mitigates climate impact with launch of ‘Regional Tourism Education and Awareness Campaign’
- May 1, 2018 - 2:00:20 PM
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will officially launch a
Regional Tourism Education and Awareness Campaign on 1 May to foster a
discussion on climate resilience and sustainability on both the regional
and international stage. The initiative is dedicated to the memory of
CTO colleague Bonita Morgan, a beloved regional champion of Tourism
Education and Human Resource Development prior to her untimely passing
earlier this month...
Caribbean Fisheries Forum calls region to action
- Apr 27, 2018 - 6:58:54 AM
At its recent annual meeting in Montserrat, the Caribbean Fisheries
Forum framed a set of recommendations that will be submitted to regional
policy-makers at the 12th Meeting of the Ministerial Council of the
Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), slated for 18 May 2018 in
The Forum’s recommendations include measures for
boosting production in the fisheries and aquaculture sector, risk
insurance for fisheries...
Caribbean Management Consultants partner for success at 10th Anniversary Regional Conference
- Apr 25, 2018 - 10:31:12 AM
The Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants (CICMC)
recently convened in Curacao for its 10th Anniversary Annual Conference
which was hosted by the CICMC-Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT)
The overarching message of the presentations
from both the government and private sectors was based on the conference
theme Breaking Barriers: Managing your Practice, Improving your
Product, Partnering for Success...
CHTA Earth Day message from President Karolin Troubetzkoy
- Apr 21, 2018 - 1:40:22 PM
This Earth Day, April 22, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) joins the worldwide celebrations.
Day's theme this year, "End Plastic Pollution," is especially relevant
for CHTA because preventing or removing plastic pollution remains a big
challenge for many of our tourism enterprises and in fact, for many of
our island destinations at large.
We recently saw the
"plasticberg" of garbage that drifted into parts of our pristine
Caribbean Sea, underscoring the plastic pollution that already spoils
some of our beaches...
CRFM to advance protocol on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries
- Apr 19, 2018 - 9:50:06 AM
Fisheries officials from Member States of the Caribbean Regional
Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are meeting on Wednesday, 18 April 2018, at
the Montserrat Cultural Centre to review and validate the Draft Protocol
to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in
Fisheries and Aquaculture into the Caribbean Community Common Fisheries
Also attending the one-day meeting are experts from
non-government stakeholders in fisheries/aquaculture, climate change and
disaster risk management...
CRFM to convene 16th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum in Montserrat
- Apr 13, 2018 - 8:53:34 PM
(CRFM)—Once a year, the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM),
an inter-governmental organization established to promote and facilitate
the responsible use of the region's fisheries resources, convenes a
meeting of heads of national fisheries authorities from its 17 Member
States. This year, that group of the Caribbean technical experts who
make up the Caribbean Fisheries Forum will meet for two days in
The CRFM will convene the 16th Meeting of the
Caribbean Fisheries Forum on Monday, 16 April and Tuesday, 17 April 2018
at the Montserrat Cultural Centre in Little Bay, Montserrat...
Haiti to lead the way in revitalizing sister city relationships for the Caribbean
- Apr 9, 2018 - 9:47:02 AM
As the country with the greatest number of sister city relationships in
the Caribbean region, Haiti is set to lead the way in the revitalization
of these relationships and development of new ones.
Caribbean region has 54 sister city relationships, and with the
appointment of a Caribbean Representative of Sister Cities International
in July 2017, initial efforts have been reactivating relationships that
have become dormant, focusing strongly on Haiti...
OECS country advisors trained in DAGS
- Apr 6, 2018 - 10:20:31 AM
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in
cooperation with the European Union commenced a 3-day workshop to train
Country Advisors from OECS countries on the Direct Assistance Grant
Scheme (DAGS) at the Trade Winds Hotel, St. John's, Antigua yesterday,
April 4, 2018.
The Agency announced last month that grant funds
would be provided to CARIFORUM businesses via the DAGS and they would be
accepting proposals from businesses from April 23, 2018...
Grand Available to Caribbean Companies
- Mar 19, 2018 - 12:49:11 PM
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation
with the European Union today announced they are gearing up to provide
grant funds to the CARIFORUM private sector.
“The DAGS is one
of the Agency’s most direct ways of providing support to the CARIFORUM
private sector. This reimbursement grant funding facility is designed
to provide financial assistance to companies that are exporting or have
the potential to export. Under the revised DAGS programme, the ceiling
for grants has increased to 50,000 Euros, with a minimum grant amount of
10,000 Euros” informed Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director,
CIBC Firstcaribbean appoints new Private Wealth Investment Advisor
- Mar 12, 2018 - 3:15:38 PM
Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean recently announced the appointment of
Mr. Paul Michael Jenkins to the post of Private Wealth Investment
The experienced banking executive will work with CIBC
FirstCaribbean clients in The Cayman Islands, Barbados and the Eastern
Caribbean to provide international investment advice. He has amassed a
significant amount of experience in the area of Private Wealth
Caribbean Export launch WE-XPORT, Supporting Caribbean Women in Business
- Mar 7, 2018 - 4:15:41 PM
Caribbean Export is now taking applications from Caribbean women-owned
businesses to participate in their newest programme: Women Empowered
through Export or WE-Xport.
At the Hilton Barbados Resort,
Caribbean Export in cooperation with the European Union announced the
commencement of the WE-Xport programme which aims to support Caribbean
women in business to grow their businesses...
Bahamas to grow country’s fisheries/agricultural sectors
- Feb 28, 2018 - 7:24:49 PM
Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the
Hon. Renward Wells says he will take advantage of the knowledge-base of
CARICOM Institutions such as the Caribbean Agricultural Research
Development Institute (CARDI) and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries
Mechanism (CRFM) to re-assert The Bahamas as a major player in the
region’s agricultural sector, while simultaneously expanding marine
exports from The Bahamas.
The latter is of particular significance with regards to possibly
developing the area of the harvesting of pelagic species (open water
fish such as tuna...
7th Annual Public Software Regional Workshop
- Feb 28, 2018 - 2:02:03 PM
The Bahamas hosted the 7th Annual Public Software Regional Workshop February 22 and 23, 2018 at SuperClubs Breezes.
workshop’s main objective was to incorporate the countries of the
Caribbean area into the Regional Collaborative Public Software Mechanism
that is being implemented by the e-Government Network of Latin America
and the Caribbean (Red GEALC), with the support of the Regional Public
Goods Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (BID)...
CIBC's regional Retail Spirit Award winner
- Feb 27, 2018 - 7:39:05 PM
Sally Laing received the shock and honour of a lifetime when she won
CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Retail Spirit Award – beating out nominees all
throughout The Bahamas and the entire Caribbean.
“I’m still in
shock and awe because it was really unexpected. I was unaware my team
and colleagues were working behind the scenes to nominate me, so I feel
very happy and privileged,” the Freeport Branch Manager said...