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PM Urges Joint CARICOM Position on Small Island Issues

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has called on fellow Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to make the region’s voice heard in relation to issues facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS), climate change and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. She said the regional grouping must send…

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PM Simpson Miller wants Greater Role for Private Sector in CARICOM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, is urging the Caribbean business community to play a greater role in the mechanisms that have been created to encourage economic growth, employment, business expansion, social improvement and overall development in member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). She has also expressed…

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Jamaica Commits to Closer Relations with Spain

Prime Minister Portia Simpson has committed Jamaica to deepening relations with Spain as part of expanded cooperation between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and that European nation. Noting that Spain has made significant contributions to Jamaica’s economy, especially through investments in tourism, she acknowledged the contribution made by the Spanish private…

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Tribute from Most Hon. P.J. Patterson on the passing of A.N.R. Robinson

Tribute From Most Honourable P. J. Patterson, ON,OCC,PC,QC Former Prime Minister of Jamaica   On the passing of His Excellency (the late) ARTHUR NAPOLEAN RAYMOND (ANR) ROBINSON,SC, OCC, TC Former President & Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago   With the passing of ANR Robinson, Trinidad & Tobago, the Caribbean…

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Foreign Minister Pledges to Advance Country’s Relations in Climate of Peace

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. A. J. Nicholson, has pledged to work towards advancing Jamaica’s international relations, in a climate of friendship and peace. Senator Nicholson was speaking at a special service, held at the Church of the Open Bible in Kingston on  February 2, to…

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Foreign Minister Reaffirms Country’s Commitment to Regional Integration

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. A. J. Nicholson, is reaffirming Jamaica’s commitment to regional integration, emphasizing that the country is unequivocal in its support for the renewal of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). “There is no turning back. Regional integration must be seen as an ongoing…

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PM says Tourism Interests in Caribbean Must Remain on Cutting Edge

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has emphasized that tourism interests in the Caribbean must remain on the cutting edge, to cope with competition from other areas. She pointed out that competitors, such as those in the Mediterranean, act on that basis, while tourism establishments within Latin America…

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Jamaica and Trinidad Outline Path to Improve Free Trade and Movement

Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago have signed an agreement outlining the path to take in improving free trade and free movement arrangements between the two countries. The signing of the agreement follows two-days of talks between Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. A.J. Nicholson, and his Trinidad and…

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Trinidad’s Foreign Affairs Minister says Jamaicans Not Being Targeted

Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Winston Dookeran, has assured that there is “absolutely” no profiling or targeting of Jamaicans by immigration officials in his country. Speaking at a press conference held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, New Kingston, on December 3, Mr. Dookeran…

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Jamaica and Trinidad Sign Agreement to Facilitate Easier Trade and Movement

Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago have signed an agreement outlining the path to take in improving free trade and free movement arrangements between the two countries. The signing of the agreement follows two-days of talks between Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. A.J. Nicholson, and his Trinidad and…

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Debate on CCJ Bills Begins December 3

Debate on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Bills will begin in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 3. This was disclosed by Leader of Government Business in the Lower House and Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, during Tuesday’s (November 26) sitting of the…

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Jamaica Hosting CARICOM Workshop on Genetic Resources

Stakeholders from across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), over the next three days, will be engaged in a workshop aimed at arriving at a roadmap towards ratification and implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) of genetic resources, and their use. The ABS protocol, which emerged from…

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Minister Nicholson for COTED and CHOGM

Senator the Honourable Arnold J. Nicholson QC, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade is to attend the 37th Meeting of the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), in Georgetown, Guyana, which runs from the 5th-9th November. The Ministerial of the 37th Regular Session of COTED, is scheduled for Saturday,…

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Gov’t Seeks to Establish Fee Structure for Caricom Skills Certificates

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is seeking to establish a fee structure for the issuance of CARICOM Skills Certificates. The provision comes under amendments to the CARICOM Free Movement of Skilled Persons Act, which seeks to broaden the categories of skilled nationals able to access jobs in regional…

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