Month: July 2021

CHAMBERS TAKE ACTION TO INCREASE TRADE

From left to right:Anthony Branker (Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Bryan RenterSuriname (Trade and Industry Association) and Timothy Tucker (Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade with responsibility for trade, the Honourable Sandra Husbands, has lauded the efforts undertaken by three regional entities to expand …

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Barbados Reaffirms Commitment To Sustainable Fishing

BY SHEENA FORDE-CRAIGG | JUL 15, 2021 | TOP STORIES Barbados has made a call for differential treatment with regard to fishing subsidies, as it reaffirms its commitment to playing its part in sustainable fishing practices. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, made the appeal as he participated in the Ministerial Level, World Trade Organization …

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STATEMENT BY HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY ON ASSASSINATION OF HAITIAN PRESIDENT JOVENEL MOISE

The Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in a Special Emergency Session on Wednesday, 7 July, in the wake of the assassination of the President of Haiti. The Heads of Government are shocked and saddened by the assassination of a member of the CARICOM family, His Excellency Jovenel Moise, during the early …

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PRIME MINISTER MOTTLEY: ASSASSINATION AN ATROCIOUS ACT

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has described the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse as “an atrocious act which Barbados vehemently condemns”. In a statement issued today, Ms. Mottley said: “Violence can never be a solution, and must be rejected in all circumstances. Barbados urges all to pause and work at all costs for peace. …

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STRENGTHENING CARIBBEAN-LATIN AMERICAN RELATIONS

As part of the celebrations to CARICOM Day 2021, the Caribbean Export Development Agency in partnership with the Embassy of Barbados in Brazil hosted a Caribbean Export Latin America Briefing Session on 5 July 2021. Barbados’ Ambassador to Brazil, H.E. Tonika Sealy-Thompson moderated the event which centred on commercial diplomacy and discussions were held amongst …

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CARICOM DAY CELEBRATED WITH UNVEILING OF WAX FIGURES

Left to right :Calypso Rose (statue), Sir Shridath Ramphal (statue), Ms Meghan Theobalds (Barbados’ Caricom Youth Ambassador), Dr Nicole Moore-Clarke (Guyanese Association of Barbados), Ms Suaz Blair (Jamaica Associationof Barbados), Dr George Brathwaite (CSME Unit), Mrs Sandra Gittens (Barbados Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Sir Arthur Lewis (statue), and H.E. David Comissiong (Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM) …

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