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OAS, CARICOM to Observe Guyana Vote

 Above: Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo (File Photo) Several international organizations will observe Guyana’s general elections this year, according to a senior Guyanese government official. Both CARICOM and the Organization of American States have agreed to send observers, and Guyana asked …

CARICOM: More UN Presence in Region

 Above: UN peacekeepers in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) CARICOM has expressed concern over what it sees as a decrease in United Nations representation int he Caribbean. Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite, the acting secretary-general, called for a stronger UN presence in the …

Applewhaite: Help Region’s Private Sector

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Acting CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite, who will soon be replaced by new permanent Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque, called for donors to help the region’s private sector in a speech at the opening of the Second …

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 Above: Barbados PM Freundel Stuart By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart addressed the CARICOM Meeting of Heads of Government at its opening ceremony last night in Basseterre, St Kitts, telling assembled leaders that Barbados was committed …

 Above: CARICOM officials and media representatives ahead of the conference By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM is convening its Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community today in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis. The conference began last night …

 By Alexander Britell Dr Keith Rowley is the leader of the opposition People’s National Movement in Trinidad and Tobago and the member of parliament for Diego Martin West, which he has represented since 1991. Rowley, has been a member of …

 By Alexander Britell Sir David Gibbons KBE is the former Premier of Bermuda. He led the United Bermuda Party government for 5 years from 1977 to 1982, in addition to having served as finance minister and Member of Parliament. Gibbons …

 Above: CARICOM leaders hear the IICA plan (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Director-General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, Victor M. Villalobos, presented the institution’s three year plan for CARICOM countries yesterday at a meeting …

 (BIS Photo/Kris Ingraham) CARICOM member states are “particularly vulnerable and susceptible to the risks and threats posed by weapons of mass destruction and terrorism,” Bahamas Foreign Minister Brent Symonette said yesterday. The minister said that due to their small size, …

 CARICOM’s Edwin Carrington (left) and Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said the region’s youth would be critical to the success of Caribbean integration. According to LaRocque, who was speaking last week in …

 CARICOM must improve intra-regional trade if it is to address the problems stemming from the global downturn, Jamaican Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce Michael Stern said yesterday at the University of the West Indies. “The reality is that we …

 Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding (JIS Photo) Following the controversial treatment of a Jamaican national at Grantley Adams Airport in Barbados, Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding questioned the alleged detention of a Caribbean Airlines plane in Barbados. “What I am …

 REDjet CEO Ian Burns wrote a letter to CARICOM Secretary General Lolita Applewhaite urging a new approach to Caribbean air travel. According to the letter, which appeared in the Jamaica Observer, Burns cited a 2006 World Bank report on air …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean region can wield global influence despite its small size through diplomacy, according to acting CARICOM Secretary General Lolita Applewhaite. “It is the force of ideas and creativity that are our strengths as we …

 Solar panels in Andros, Bahamas By the Caribbean Journal Staff Greater levels of investment are vital if the Caribbean is serious about sustainable development, CARICOM Director of Sustainable Development Garfield Barnwell said last week in Suriname at the opening of …

 By the Caribbean Journal Staff The condolences have poured in from across the region for the loss of Sir Allan Fitzgerald Louisy, who served as Prime Minister of St. Lucia from 1979-1981, along with a five-year stint as the leader …