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Caribbean Community Moves to Harmonize Regional Business Rules

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Community says it has begun work toward creating a “harmonized framework” for business rules in the CARICOM Single Market. The framework would be one “within which companies …

Turkey to Deepen Caribbean Ties

 Above: Istanbul By the Caribbean Journal staff Turkey is planning to strengthen its ties with the Caribbean region. The country announced its plans at a consultation and cooperation meeting with CARICOM earlier this month, held at Turkey’s invitation. Turkey signaled …

Caribbean, Japan to Hold First-Ever Joint Summit in Trinidad

 Above: Port of Spain (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Heads of government from CARICOM will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the first-ever CARICOM-Japan summit in Trinidad next week. The conference, which will be held …

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 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat is planning to join the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, Premier Reuben Meade said following the recent Heads of Government meeting in Antigua and Barbuda. Montserrat is a founding member of CARICOM, …

 Above: CARICOM Headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Is CARICOM ready for a strategic plan? Regional leaders said this week that a strategic plan was among the items of consideration at the Heads of Government conference in Antigua. …

 Above: Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne By the Caribbean Journal staff Leaders from across the Caribbean region assembled in Antigua and Barbuda this week for the 35th regular meeting of the CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government. The …

 Above: New Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne and CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque met this week with newly-elected Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne. The two sides’ …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff How much does regional integration mean to the Caribbean? It might be time to explore the opportunity costs of not having the Caribbean Community in place, according to Ewout Sandker, head of cooperation at the …

 Above: the CARICOM Secretariat By the Caribbean Journal staff Sweden’s newly-accredited Ambassador to CARICOM has officially begun his term. New Ambassador Claes Hammar presented his credentials to CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in Turkeyen, Guyana on Friday. Hammar said …

 Above: the new CARICOM Community School of Digue Matheux in Haiti (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new school in Haiti has been named for the Caribbean Community, the regional grouping said this week. The school was developed …

 Above: Port of Spain, Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff How big is the Caribbean economy? Last month, we took a look at the population of the Caribbean, examining the region through several different geographic definitions. Now that …

 Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Heads of Government are planning a new push to engage with the Caribbean’s business leaders, the bloc said in a statement following their meeting in St Vincent last week. …

 Above: CARICOM headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Should the Caribbean legalize marijuana? Should it decriminalize it? Should it maintain the current legal structure regarding its use? That’s the question to be explored following a decision by CARICOM …

 Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Negotiations on the long-awaited CARICOM-Canada Trade and Development Agreement are expected to conclude “no later than June 2014,” CARICOM’s Heads of Government said in a joint communique issued on Wednesday. …

 Above: CARICOM headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) said this week that it would focus for the next two years on unveiling its proposed “Single Information Communication Technology ICT Space” in the region. The …

 Above: current CARICOM Chairman and St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves and Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy (Photo: OPRM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy’s historic visit to the CARICOM …

 Above: the Buccament Bay resort in St Vincent By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing his push for information and communication technology development in the region, Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell urged CARICOM heads of government to enhance the region’s …

 Above: Serge Letchimy, president of Martinique’s Regional Council (Photo: RM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy will be on hand for this week’s 25th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the …