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CARICOM’s LaRocque Urges Caribbean Nations to Shift to CCJ

 Above: CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque is calling on CARICOM Member States to make the Caribbean Court of Justice their final court of appeal, if they have not already done …

CARICOM, Spain to Cooperate on Citizen Security Project

 Above: CARICOM Headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM and Spain will be cooperating on a $1.1 million regional programme for 2013 to 2014. The project will focus on youth and gender issues, along with youth entrepreneurship, according …

St Vincent’s Gonsalves Urges UN to Apologize For Bringing Cholera to Haiti

 Above: St Vincent and the Grenadines PM Dr Ralph Gonsalves (UN Photo/Ryan Brown) By the Caribbean Journal staff The UN needs to apologize for its role in bringing cholera to Haiti in 2010, St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister …

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 Above: St Vincent Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves and Guyana President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves headed to Guyana to visit CARICOM and for bilateral talks with Guyana …

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Foreign Ministers from the Caribbean Community and Cuba will meet in Grenada on Friday. The officials will be attending the Fourth Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean Community and the …

 Above: CARICOM Headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM has put forward a case for increased funding from its international development partners, the organization said. The goal is to “ensure that the Community’s positions are reflected in ongoing …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Finance Ministers have begun a meeting in Trinidad focusing on the framework of the Fifteenth Meeting of the Council for Finance and Planning. The meeting will focus on …

 Above: the meeting at UN headquarters (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations and CARICOM have concluded a two-day meeting in New York. This week’s meeting, the seventh official meeting between CARICOM representatives and the UN …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor In 1963, the Centre for Developing-Area Studies (CDAS) was established at the McGill University in Canada. William G. Demas – then Head of the Economic Planning Division of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, served as …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has signed a loan agreement with the CARICOM Development Fund. The agreement was signed on Tuesday, covering financial investments for job creation and agricultural export, according to a government statement. …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor The British created the West Indies Federation in 1958 in part because they wanted the Caribbean to operate in one expansive, practical businesslike way. Ultimately, though, the idea was abandoned, with the promise of regional cooperation …

 Above: CARIFESTA in 2009 By the Caribbean Journal staff This year’s CARIFESTA will see the participation of 30 countries, according to Ivan Graanoogst, chairman of the host country committee. Officials in Suriname say 24 countries have already confirmed their attendance …

 Above: Japan By the Caribbean Journal staff Japan is planning to strengthen its ties with the Caribbean Community, according to Ambassador Akira Yamada, the director general of Japan’s Foreign Ministry. Yamada, who was speaking at the opening of this week’s …

 By Zhivargo LaingCJ Contributor The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is celebrating 40 years of existence. But who is really celebrating? Certainly not the masses of Caribbean peoples, plagued with high levels of unemployment, crime, debt and anxiety about the future. Officialdom …

 Above: the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic is committed to joining CARICOM, according to Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. The PM was speaking after a call last week by Trinidad Prime Minister and CARICOM Chairman …

 Above: CARICOM Secretariat headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana and the CARICOM Development Fund have signed a country assistance programme agreement that will bring $7.32 million into the country’s agriculture sector. The agreement combines a $4.56 million concessionary loan …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff Forty years after its establishment, the Caribbean Community is the longest surviving integration grouping among developing countries, second only to the European Union, according to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin …

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff As CARICOM marked its 40th anniversary on Thursday, Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said it was time for the movement to admit a new member. “The ongoing reform process …