Tag: caricom

Jamaica

Great Economic Potential Between CARICOM And Africa – PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has highlighted the need for the strengthening of engagement between CARICOM and the African continent, noting that “great economic potential” exists between the regions. The Prime Minister, who was addressing the inaugural CARICOM-African Summit, held virtually on Tuesday (September 7), noted that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA) serves as an enabling […]

NEWS

Some CARICOM Countries Threaten To Boycott OAS Meeting If Haiti Is Not On Agenda

Thirteen CARICOM countries say count us out of the Organization of American States (OAS) scheduled meeting if Haiti is not placed on the agenda.     The countries noted that a special meeting of the Permanent Council of the OAS was called to address the situation in Cuba instead of Haiti. However, a letter signed by Antigua and Barbuda’s Permanent Representative, Sir […]

NEWS

CARICOM Paying Close Attention To The Situation In Haiti

Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says Jamaica and the wider Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have been closely monitoring developments in Haiti. “Jamaica has expressed our willingness to participate in a mission [and] to use our good offices. We have engaged, through the Organization of American States (OAS), and otherwise, in an effort to try […]

POLITICS

CARICOM Chairman Issues Statement On Election In Guyana

Following the chaos and confusion in the aftermath of Guyana’s general election, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley has issued the following statement in her capacity as Chairman of the Conference of Heads of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The Caribbean Community calls on the electoral officials in Guyana and the representative political parties to work together to achieve a peaceful […]

POLITICS

Kenya Gets CARICOM Office

Mia Mottley, the Prime Minister of Barbados, recently accepted a space in an ultra-modern business complex in Nairobi, Kenya, recently as the home of a joint diplomatic mission. The office is located near the United Nations in the country’s capital. Mottley said she found the opportunity to be very emotional, given the blood, sweat, and tears, many people had expended […]

NEWS

P.M. Dr. Gonsalves — U.S. Intervention In Venezuela “A Creeping Coup D’état”

Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has posited the view that the recent meeting between the United States President Donald Trump and some Caribbean leaders as “troubling.” The Prime Minister lamented that meeting did reflect the view of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as the current chairman of the regional body, Prime Minister of St Kitts […]

NEWS

Guyana Gets U.S. And U.K. Support After Venezuela’s Interference

The U.S. and Britain have given Guyana their support after Venezuela’s Navy recently attempted to land a helicopter on the ship, Ramform Tethys. The seismic research vessel was hired by ExxonMobil to gather data from the western end of the Stabroek Block in Guyana. Venezuela has become uneasy since the US-based ExxonMobil initiated oil and gas exploration activities in Guyana […]

cricket SPORTS

Former Windies Player Warns Politicians To Stay Out Of Sports

Former Windies and Jamaica cricket player, Maurice Foster is warning government in the region to stay out of sports. Foster’s call comes against a new move by Caricom leaders to intervene in the restructuring of Windies cricket setup. The heads of Caricom have long pushed for the dissolution of the current West Indies board despite the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) […]