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Sandals Barbados is now 6 Star Certified

Sandals Barbados is now 6 Star Certified

Dover Woods, Barbados July 11, 2017 -Sandals Barbados has been awarded the coveted International Six Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. The luxury Included Resort also received similar awards for the historic Bombay Club Indian Restaurant and Butch’s Chophouse. Sandals Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman Adam Stewart commended the resort’s(…)

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ECLAC Underscores Leadership and Political Commitment by the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to the 2030 Agenda

ECLAC Underscores Leadership and Political Commitment by the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to the 2030 Agenda

Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the regional organization, participates in the annual session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development inaugurated today at United Nations headquarters in New York. (July 10, 2017) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) underscored today the political commitment by the region’s countries to the 2030(…)

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New Agreement Promotes Linking of Applied Agricultural Research to Rural Development

New Agreement Promotes Linking of Applied Agricultural Research to Rural Development

The IICA Delegation in Suriname and the Centre for Agricultural Research in Suriname (CELOS) have formalized their collaborative framework for the benefit of agricultural development. Paramaribo, July 4, 2017 (IICA).  The Delegation in Suriname of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Centre for Agricultural Research in Suriname (CELOS) have signed a(…)

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IICA Identifies Agricultural Innovation as a Solution for Narrowing the Global Food Gap

IICA Identifies Agricultural Innovation as a Solution for Narrowing the Global Food Gap

Effective knowledge transfer, improved practices and agricultural innovation could increase productivity in the Americas to better feed the growing global population. San José, 20 June 2017 (IICA). The Americas, including Latin America, have tremendous potential to increase the agricultural productivity needed to feed the world, as stated by authorities of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation(…)

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IICA Presents its Contributions to the Agricultural Development of St. Lucia

IICA Presents its Contributions to the Agricultural Development of St. Lucia

Agricultural authorities expressed their satisfaction with the Institute’s support, especially with its focus on supporting the Ministry, youth entrepreneurship and resource mobilization. Saint Lucia, 1 June, 2017 (IICA). The Delegation in Saint Lucia of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) held its annual accountability seminar, at which the Delegation highlighted the activities carried(…)

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Innovations for Sustainable Production Seek to Propel the Beekeepers Sector

Innovations for Sustainable Production Seek to Propel the Beekeepers Sector

A new initiative could help beekeepers to lower their production costs, increase wax production, produce higher quality honey and improve their commercial opportunities. Kingstown, 30 May, 2017 (IICA). The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Beekeepers Association and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Rural Transformation(…)

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Disciplined Forces trained for the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit in Barbados

Disciplined Forces trained for the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit in Barbados

Bridgetown, Barbados May 30, 2017 – 31 participants from the disciplined forces, including police, military and fire services are taking part in the annual CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) training, which is being held at the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Coordinating Unit and the Headquarters of the Regional Security System (RSS) in Barbados(…)

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Minister of Justice, Jamaica, Calls on Parliamentarians to be Advocates For Ending Aids

Minister of Justice, Jamaica, Calls on Parliamentarians to be Advocates For Ending Aids

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) Regional Parliamentarians Forum, 30 – 31 May, Kingston, Jamaica, commenced with a stirring keynote address by the Hon. Delroy Chuck, Minister of Justice, Jamaica. Minister Chuck addressed the need for parliamentarians to engage in more advocacy for(…)

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