50th OAS General Assembly concludes
- Oct 21, 2020 - 9:27:02 PM
With the approval of the documents submitted to a vote by member states,
the 50th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS)
concluded today, after two days of sessions held virtually due to the
Caribbean Export builds a Services Supplier Registry for the Caribbean
- Oct 21, 2020 - 12:20:17 PM
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has expanded
its CE-Intelligence Portal to include a registry of Caribbean based
service providers in its CE Services Registry.
reported that internationally, in many developing states, Services
exports rapidly grew, between 2005 and 2018 at a rate of 7.6 per cent
annually. Additionally, services’ direct contribution to exports in
developing countries grew from 14 to 17 per cent between 2005 and 2018...
The OAS Recognizes the Bolivian People on Election Day held on Sunday
- Oct 18, 2020 - 10:31:35 PM
The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States
(OAS) expresses its deepest appreciation to the Bolivian people for the
civic attitude demonstrated today, by massively and peacefully
exercising their right to vote and having done so in a responsible
manner, despite the long lines and extraordinary challenges posed by the
UWP calls on Wayne Girard to come clean about Freedom Bay
- Oct 16, 2020 - 2:50:40 PM
The United Workers Party is appalled at recent statements by St Lucia
Labour Party candidate for Anse La Raye/Canaries, Wayne Girard, on the
reason why his investment project, Freedom Bay failed. Appearing on the
Choice Television Program, SoLucians, Girard told the Nation that
Freedom Bay never opened its doors because Prime Minister Allen
Chastanet upon assuming Office in 2016, whispered to his partners that
he, Girard, ought not to be part of the Project and so to protect
himself and the investors a decision was taken “to put the Development
The CCREEE and CIMH sign agreement to partner on climate services for energy
- Oct 15, 2020 - 4:02:37 PM
The Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE)
has signed a Letter of Agreement (LoA) to be the lead energy partner in
the co-development of state-of-the-art, tailored climate information
and services for the energy sector in CARICOM Member States.
Centre signed on to the agreement which first went into force in 2016,
making the Caribbean the first region globally to officially create and
implement a commitment between climate-sensitive sectors and a climate
services provider to build climate resilience at regional and national
Caribbean company wins major award at international food expo
- Oct 15, 2020 - 2:02:57 PM
Caribbean company Naledo overcame fierce competition to win the
‘New Food Product of the Year’ award at Food Matters Live 2020, a
prestigious international food event in the UK.
Naledo manufactures the world’s first wildcrafted, whole root turmeric
paste as well as fresh juices blended with turmeric...
World Standards Day 2020: “Protecting the Planet with Standards”
- Oct 15, 2020 - 11:25:48 AM
Each year, on 14 October, World Standards Day is celebrated
as a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of the
thousands of experts, globally, who develop the technical agreements
that are published as International Standards. “Protecting the Planet
with Standards” is the theme and focus for World Standards Day 2020.
current patterns of energy production and consumption are unsustainable
and threaten the environment, through local pollution and global
climate change. Emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels...
Saint Lucia announces Updated Quarantine Policy and Support Plan for returning nationals and residents
- Oct 14, 2020 - 6:02:30 PM
From March 2020, The Government of Saint Lucia through its COVID-19
response efforts established quarantine facilities at five local hotels
and ensured over a four-month period the safe repatriation and
accommodation of 844 Saint Lucian nationals.
To date, the
Government has accommodated a total of 2,261 individuals at its Public
Health Facilities, including repeat travelers. Government’s expenditure
for the national COVID-19 response to date, tallies at over $10 million...
Bahamas designated WTTC Safe Travels Destination
- Oct 14, 2020 - 5:04:02 PM
The Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) is pleased to announce that
the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has recognized The Islands
Of The Bahamas as a Safe Travels destination for having met its enhanced
health and safety standards in line with its global Safe Travels
Protocols. Having developed these protocols specifically to rebuild the
traveler’s confidence and to ensure that there is a coordinated public
and private sector approach to the recovery efforts of the global
tourism industry, the WTTC awarded The Bahamas the WTTC Safe Travels
OAS and Bolivia sign agreement to observe October 18 elections
- Oct 5, 2020 - 3:07:36 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Plurinational State of
Bolivia today signed the agreement on privileges and immunities for the
OAS electoral mission that will observe the general elections on
The Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the OAS,
Jaime Aparicio, said that his country faces “the most complicated, most
difficult and most important elections in contemporary history.” “There
is a lot of confidence in the majority of the population that the role
of the OAS will be crucial, this role, as always, will also be supported
by the European Union and by the Carter Center...
Commonwealth countries look to unlock potential of FinTech
- Oct 1, 2020 - 12:01:46 PM
An innovative toolkit to help countries unlock the potential of
financial technology to deliver inclusive economic progress has been
launched by the Commonwealth Secretariat.
The toolkit has been
created in response to the requests of Central Bank Governors from
across many Commonwealth countries...
ILO: 34 million jobs lost in Latin America and the Caribbean due to crisis
- Sep 30, 2020 - 2:01:26 PM
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned of the need to
adopt immediate strategies to face the labour crisis caused by COVID-19
which has led to the loss of at least 34 million jobs in Latin America
and the Caribbean. The situation could generate an amplification of
inequalities in the region even as early indications of recovery have
been observed in recent weeks...
Employers’ and workers’ organizations in Trinidad and Tobago commit to finding joint solutions to COVID-19 crisis
- Sep 23, 2020 - 6:35:41 PM
Strengthening social dialogue between employers’ and workers’
organizations in Trinidad and Tobago to build more resilient labour
markets damaged by COVID-19 was the key commitment made yesterday during
a bi-partite dialogue hosted by the International Labour Organization
(ILO) Office for the Caribbean.
During the virtual event,
high-level representatives from employers’ and workers’ groups expressed
their solidarity to find sustainable solutions to the many complex
socio-economic challenges faced by businesses and employees as a result
of the global health pandemic....
COVID-19 leads to massive labour income losses worldwide
- Sep 23, 2020 - 9:55:54 AM
The devastating losses in working hours caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
have brought a “massive” drop in labour income for workers around the
world, says the International Labour Organization (ILO) in its latest
assessment of the effects of the pandemic on the world of work.
labour income is estimated to have declined by 10.7 per cent, or US$
3.5 trillion, in the first three quarters of 2020, compared with the
same period in 2019. This figure excludes income support provided
through government measures...
New date announced for Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)
- Sep 23, 2020 - 8:58:01 AM
The President of Rwanda HE Paul Kagame and Commonwealth
Secretary-General The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland have today announced the
new date for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which
was to have been held in Kigali in June 2020 but was postponed because
of the impact of COVID-19...
Caribbean Export boosting the international competitiveness of the region’s services sector
- Sep 18, 2020 - 2:21:40 PM
As services industries and providers across the region learn to navigate
the global pandemic, Caribbean Export Development Agency in
collaboration with the Belize Coalition of Services Provides, the
Jamaica Coalition of Services Industries and the Trinidad and Tobago
Coalition of Services Industries are stepping in to host a training
OAS to Deploy Electoral Observation Mission to General Elections in Bolivia
- Sep 16, 2020 - 2:50:41 PM
At the invitation of the Government of Bolivia, the Organization of
American States (OAS) will deploy an Electoral Observation Mission (EOM)
to the elections to be held on October 18 in the country, for the posts
of president, vice president, senators and deputies. The Mission will
be led by the former Foreign Minister of Costa Rica Manuel González...