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CARICOM Heads to discuss COVID-19 and EU Black listing on Thursday

CARICOM, Guyana, 28 Oct. 2020  -  COVID-19 and its impact on the Caribbean Community as well as the establishment of an associater institution, the CARICOM Private Sector Organization and regional security, will be among matters for consideration by CARICOM Heads of Government when they meet via video-conference on Thursday, 29 October 2020. This Forty-first Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government is expected to examine the health, financial and economic development implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The discussions will follow the Special Emergency Meetings held by the Heads in May, August and September as part of their efforts to harmonise their responses to, and policies on the multifaceted impact of COVID-19.Thursday’s Meeting  which will be held under the chairmanship of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves. will also discuss other major concerns including the the European Union's blacklisting of several CARICOM member statesCARICOM earlier this month issued a Statement condemning the “ongoing unilateral, arbitrary and non-transparent blacklisting strategy employed by the European Union (EU) against CARICOM Member States”.The Statement noted that along with the unprecedented task of staging a post-COVID-19 economic recovery, the CARICOM States now have the added burden of being subjected to the EU’s discriminatory tactics disguised as tax policy and governance.The Heads will have an exchange of views with a Special Guest, the United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Antonio Guterres.Thursday’s Meeting will be held under the chairmanship of current Chairman of CARICOM, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. -30-  

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CARICOM | CARICOM Flays EU for blacklisting member states

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, October 10, 2020 - The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has lashed out against the European Union, for continuing its practice of blacklisting member states for arbitrary, non-transparent and flippant reasons.

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CARICOM | Barbados' Ambassador to CARICOM wants work out a solution to CXC dilemma

BRIDGETOWN, October 7, 2020 - Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong, has proposed that a remedial process be quickly settled upon and applied in relation to the declared results of this year’s Caribbean Examinations Council’s exams, in the interest of those 5th and 6th form students across the  region who have been negatively impacted by the controversy.

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DIASPORA | Caribbean nationals urged to get counted in the United States Census

WASHINGTON DC, September 26, 2020 - Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks has  called on Jamaican Americans, Jamaican Green card holders, as well as Caribbean Americans in the diaspora to participate in the 2020 Census as part the continued efforts to recognize the Caribbean diaspora as a productive and energized demographic within as the USA.

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CARICOM | CARICOM Travel Bubble in operation

Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, and Antigua and Barbuda, have started operating the CARICOM Travel Bubble, with the hope of resuscitating the travel and tourism sectors.

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CARICOM| Caricom with over 20.490 Covid-19 cases

Georgetown, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (Caricom) is close to exceeding 20.500 Covid-19 cases, as 15 member states are reporting active patients in their hospitals.

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  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | PJ Patterson Pays Tribute to former B'dos PM, Owen Arthur

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, July 27, 2020 - With the passing of former Barbados prime minister Owen Arthur on Monday, tributes have been pouring in from many of the Caribbean region's leaders. These include Dr. Ralph Gonsalves who has referred to him as a titan of regional integration, Sir Shridath Ramphal who lamented that Barbados had lost a great son and Sir Ronald  Sanders who described Arthur as a Caribbean champion.

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