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No to Cari-exit

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders began their 37th summit here on Monday night in the shadows of the vote taken by Britons late last month to exit the 43-year-old European Union. All seven speakers, including the incoming CARICOM chairman, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, made reference to the vote and urged Caribbean people not to harbour […]

Real threat

Barbados simply cannot afford to take the threat of corresponding banking lightly, says Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. Speaking to reporters at the start of the 37th Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government Summit in Guyana this morning, Stuart said the matter was of “deep interest” and “fundamental” importance to the island, pointing out that the […]

CARICOM loses a stalwart

The late prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Patrick Manning, is being remembered across the Caribbean as a stalwart who was committed to regional integration. Manning died on Saturday morning at the San Fernando General Hospital from Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a rare and aggressive cancer of the blood. He was 69. He served as leader […]

Trinidad to have High Commission in Barbados

Trinidad and Tobago is to have a physical diplomatic presence in Barbados, as the Keith Rowley administration moves to address “winds of disturbances” within the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Speaking at his weekly post-Cabinet news conference today, Rowley did not go into details on the move, but he told reporters that his ruling People’s National […]

Don’t go there, govts warned

Don’t even think about it! This is the stern warning from a senior tourism industry official here to Caribbean governments who might consider a referendum on the future of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the regional integration process. Newly elected chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Rosanne Myers said an exit from […]

CARICOM warned not to go the ‘Brexit’ route

As the world anxiously awaited the outcome of Wednesday’s Brexit’s referendum, a University of the West Indies political scientist today suggested that Barbados and its Caribbean neighbours would be better off if Britain remains a member of the European Union (EU). Lecturer in political science and international relations Dr Kristina Hinds-Harrison told Barbados TODAY a […]

No CARICOM help needed in Venezuela

There is no humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and therefore no need for Barbados and the Caribbean to intervene, resident Head of Mission at the Venezuelan Embassy Franciso Perez Santana has declared. “We believe in help and help when it is coming from our real friends is always welcomed. But I think countries have to wait […]

PM Stuart honoured

Guyana’s President David Granger has lauded Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart for supporting the rights of Small Island and Low Coastal Development states, his advocacy for the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) demand for reparations for Caribbean citizens and his contribution to the reduction of the impact of climate change in the region. Granger, who is Chancellor of […]

Bails off

The ugly impasse that has dogged West Indies cricket over the past several months could sooner claim a very prized and passionate scalp. Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Cricket Governance Sub-committee, Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, is threatening to hang up his boots as a protracted dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board […]

Mitchell’s missive

Caribbean politicians seeking changes to the administration of West Indies cricket have no interest in running the game, but see a need for a replacement of the game’s current management structure. This was a position Prime Minister of Grenada, and chairman of the CARICOM Cricket Governance  Subcommittee, Dr Keith Mitchell, stressed during his feature presentation […]

PM honoured by Guyana

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is to be bestowed with the Order of Roraima, Guyana’s second highest award, at State House on Thursday. Stuart is being honoured for his dedication and commitment to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and his unflinching support for the rights of Small Island Developing States. The Guyana government has also recognized his long, dedicated and outstanding service […]

June 6 elections in St Lucia

CASTRIES, St Lucia – Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony Thursday night announced June 6 as the date for the general elections in St Lucia. In a radio and television broadcast, Anthony said that Nomination Day will be May 27. In the last general election, the ruling St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) won 11 of the […]

OAS to hear correspondent banking fears

Worried about the threat posed to their vulnerable economies, Barbados and other Caribbean financial jurisdictions are preparing to take their concerns about corresppondent banking  to the hemispheric level in Washington this week. The issue is at the heart of a declaration that is due to go before the Permanent Council of the 34-member Organisation of […]

A big let-down

United States President Barrack Obama should use his visit to Cuba this week as the “springboard” for a more meaningful, respectful and engaging relationship between Washington and the Caribbean, social activist David Comissiong has recommended. Comissiong is not enamoured of Obama’s policy towards the region, describing it as “a big disappointment”. However, he has complimented […]

CARICOM heads agree Zika plan

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders are considering a cut in import taxes on essential public health supplies such as insect repellents, insecticides and insecticide-treated bed nets in a bid to eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. At the just concluded 27th Intercessional Summit in Belize, the leaders agreed a plan to tackle the Zika virus, which health […]

Stuart: Forward, CARICOM, by God!

The following is Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s address to the 27th Intersessional Conference Of Heads Of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Belize City, Belize, yesterday, Monday, February 15. Prime Minister Dean Barrow –– our gracious host and incoming chairman, fellow prime ministers, Secretary General Laroque, ministers, ambassadors accredited to CARICOM, members of the […]

EU diplomat pushes CARICOM integration

Europe’s lead man here wants more Caribbean civil society groups to let their voices be heard on the regional integration movement and to take the lead to make it a reality. Eager to see full regional integration of the Caribbean, including the Single Market and Economy, European Union (EU) Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern […]

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