Tag: CARICOM

Panton calls for regional commitment on resilience

Panton calls for regional commitment on resilience

| 06/07/2021 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has said that the Caribbean remains vulnerable to many shared challenges and called for a local and regional commitment to building resilience against climate and natural disasters as well as economic threats. Panton, who is participating in the Forty-Second Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean […]

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Premier says attending CARICOM ‘essential’

Premier says attending CARICOM ‘essential’

| 02/07/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin is on the road again this week heading to St Lucia for the 40th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which he said was “essential for me to attend” because measures to enhance the Single Market and Economy (CSME) is expected to be […]

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Legalise ganja, says regional commission

Legalise ganja, says regional commission

| 16/07/2018 | 108 Comments

(CNS): Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, University of the West Indies Dean of the Faculty of Law and chair of the CARICOM commission on cannabis, has called for the prohibition on ganja to be lifted across the region. In a recent presentation to the annual gathering of Caribbean nations, she presented an outline of the commission’s report, which […]

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CARICOM backs BOTs in constitutional fight with UK

CARICOM backs BOTs in constitutional fight with UK

| 09/07/2018 | 17 Comments

(CNS): UPDATED with comment from Premier: Caribbean leaders have expressed their solidarity with the British Overseas Territories in the region that are being adversely affected by the unilateral action of the UK to legislate domestic policy constitutionally devolved to them without the consent and involvement of their people. According to a communiqué released by CARICOM at the […]

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Premier seeks CARICOM help with UK dispute

Premier seeks CARICOM help with UK dispute

| 02/07/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands premier is turning to regional organisation CARICOM for help in its fight with the United Kingdom over what he has termed as the “constitutional overreach” by the British government after it passed legislation imposing public beneficial ownership registers on the overseas territories. Alden McLaughlin and Attorney General Samuel Bulgin are heading to […]

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Customs and immigration focus on targeted intel

Customs and immigration focus on targeted intel

| 29/11/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS): A group of leaders from the Cayman Islands immigration and customs departments recently returned from a CARICOM meeting in Trinidad about the strategic and risk management approaches to border security. Both departments are tasked with tackling risks and threats related to the movement of potential terrorists, drug traffickers, deportees, prohibited immigrants, as well as drugs, […]

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Obama hints at Cuba’s removal from ‘terror’ list

Obama hints at Cuba’s removal from ‘terror’ list

| 09/04/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The American president has said the US State Department has completed its review of Cuba’s inclusion on a list of countries that sponsor terrorism. But Speaking from Jamaica on Thursday, President Barack Obama said he was waiting for a recommendation from advisers before announcing his decision about the country’s removal.

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Obama to talk Cuba during Jamaica trip

Obama to talk Cuba during Jamaica trip

| 09/04/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The US President Barack Obama arrived in Jamaica at 7:31 Wednesday evening for a three-and-a-half-day trip to Jamaica and Panama for a series of meetings at which the US relationship with Cuba is expected to take center stage. However, shortly after landing Obama deviated from his official itinerary by making a surprise visit to the Bob Marley Museum in St […]

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Slavery monument to open at UN HQ

Slavery monument to open at UN HQ

| 27/02/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A permanent memorial to the victims of the transatlantic slave trade is to be erected in March on the grounds of the United Nations headquarters in New York. The UN initiative to erect the monument, entitled ‘The Ark of No-Return’, was Jamaican-inspired and has been endorsed by CARICOM. The monument, designed by Haitian-American artist, […]

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