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Countries in the Region Call for Bolstering Commitment to Sustainability and Strengthened National Statistics Systems

Countries in the Region Call for Bolstering Commitment to Sustainability and Strengthened National Statistics Systems

The ninth meeting of the Statistical Conference of the Americas concluded on Thursday in the city of Aguascalientes, Mexico. (November 17, 2017) The countries participating in the ninth meeting of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), held in Mexico, urged governments of the region(…)

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Jamaican Company Presents on Island Vulnerability at Global Climate Impacts Conference in Germany

Jamaican Company Presents on Island Vulnerability at Global Climate Impacts Conference in Germany

Kingston, Jamaica. November 16, 2017. Jamaican based development communications entity, CHANGE Communications Limited, was recently selected by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research to present at its Impacts World Conference in Germany. CHANGE Communications Limited which was represented by Managing Director, Indi Mclymont-Lafayette and Creative Director, Ava-Gail Gardiner, presided over a workshop session on(…)

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Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas Applaud the Achievements of Victor Villalobos at the Helm of IICA

Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas Applaud the Achievements of Victor Villalobos at the Helm of IICA

Villalobos recently discussed the results of his two terms as Director General to a gathering in Costa Rica of 32 delegations from the region’s ministries of agriculture. San Jose, November 1st 2017 (IICA). The ministers of agriculture of the countries of the Americas endorsed the achievements of the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for(…)

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Dominica Need Immediate Food Production

Dominica Need Immediate Food Production

Restoration of Immediate Food Production Needed for Dominica’s Rural Population as Country Tries to Recover After the Impact of Hurricane Maria 26 October 2017, Bridgetown, Barbados: Dominica’s food production requires immediate restoration as a result of widespread devastation to agriculture and fisheries caused by Hurricane Maria last month. The country suffered the most damage from(…)

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Fourth Mexico-CARICOM Summit Emphasises Strong Cooperation and Promising Future.

Fourth Mexico-CARICOM Summit Emphasises Strong Cooperation and Promising Future.

The Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community and Mexico gathered in Belize City, Belize, to hold the Fourth Mexico-CARICOM Summit earlier this week. The participating countries voiced their commitment to strengthening ties between CARICOM and Mexico and their dedication to integrated regional development and economic prosperity. The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, reiterated(…)

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CARICOM and Mexico Agree to Strengthen Ties in Disaster Risk Management; Other Critical Areas

CARICOM and Mexico Agree to Strengthen Ties in Disaster Risk Management; Other Critical Areas

CARICOM and Mexico, which both recently suffered devastating natural disasters, have agreed to strengthen cooperation in disaster risk management. The agreement forms part of a Joint Declaration issued at the end of the Fourth CARICOM-Mexico Summit held in Belize on Wednesday 25 October 2017 under the joint chairmanship of CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith(…)

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Caribbean States Improve Ability to Prosecute Fisheries Cases

Caribbean States Improve Ability to Prosecute Fisheries Cases

Belize City, Wednesday, 25 October 2017_ (CRFM) Twenty border control officers from six Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) completed a three-week training course in Fisheries Prosecution and Interdiction, organized by the Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) in collaboration with the CRFM Secretariat, the Government of Barbados and the British Royal Navy’s(…)

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Record Breaking Response by CARILEC Member Utilities

Record Breaking Response by CARILEC Member Utilities

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, October 20th, 2017– The CARILEC Disaster Assistance Programme (CDAP) for disaster relief and electricity restoration has been in full action during the very active 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Thus far the Secretariat has coordinated the deployment of ninety-six (96) linemen, which is a record amount of line-workers being deployed under the programme(…)

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