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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Export Development Agency, in collaboration with the European Union, GIZ and BCSI, launched a two-day workshop for practitioners in the creative and cultural industries of CARIFORUM. The Agency hosted 40 representatives from across CARIFORUM to support the building of capacity in the areas of music, fashion and craft in particular. […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – “How old are you, Dara?” asked one of the youth delegates to the Eastern Caribbean Youth Symposium. She was talking to Dara Jerome, a symposium co-ordinator from the NGO createfuturegood, on the last day of the five-day meeting in Trinidad. “How old do I look?” Jerome teased the delegates. They […]

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Press Release:–  Efforts at developing a framework to strengthen mental health and psychosocial support for persons living with HIV and TB, their partners, families and caregivers are ongoing as a two-day workshop was held recently.   Workshop Facilitator Patricia Isaac-Joseph emphasised that psycho-social support for HIV patients is necessary as it will help them with coping […]

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By Youri A Kemp The European Union’s harassment of smaller financial centres is just what it is: full scale harassment. Never have we seen such a consistent barrage of innuendos, insults, slurs and backhanded comments about how small states manage their international business relationships like how we have been getting with the EU. Not only […]

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CARICOM Today:-  The small states of the Commonwealth could be losing out on $4.5 billion of overseas development assistance, a preliminary Commonwealth Secretariat study has shown. In response, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will call for strategies to help small and vulnerable states improve their ability to effectively access and use development assistance. The Secretary-General is […]

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By Oliver Mills Schools and their function continue to be discussed in many circles. In the wider Caribbean, there are attempts to introduce a new system of transfer exams from primary to high schools. In other countries, new developments in the curriculum are being enacted to modernise educational practices. But these two major activities face […]

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By Rickford Burke Guyana’s opposition leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, a former president, has filed a no confidence motion in Parliament against the coalition government of Guyana, led by President David Granger. The Granger administration was elected in 2015 with a one seat majority in Parliament. The government has 33 seats, while Jagdeo’s opposition People’s Progressive Party […]

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Dear Sir: [T]hey know in their hearts and in their consciences that history is going to damn them [those who voted “no” in the 2009 St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) constitutional referendum] and that history is going to be generous to those of us who have sought to hold aloft the noble banner of […]

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