Tags Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)


  Basseterre, St. Kitts, Projects focusing on skilled labourers and ways to strengthening the collaboration between tripartite partners – government, employers and employees – were some of the outcomes of a national bipartite meeting on Thursday (July 16). Social and economic policy development discussed The one-day session between representatives from […]

Workers And Employers Agree To Collaborate More


        Press Release     22 December 2014PORT OF SPAIN –   Chargé d’ Affaires of the Delegation of the European Union to Trinidad and Tobago, Ms. Daniela Tramacere, on behalf of H.E. Ambassador Robert Kopecký, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and […]

EU and ILO to support CARIFORUM Labour, Private Sector and ...


By Sir Ronald Sanders 2013 was not a good year for any of the 14 independent member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) – not even for three of the four commodity-exporting nations Belize, Guyana and Suriname, despite their economic growth. The fourth commodity-exporting country, Trinidad and Tobago, had no […]

2013: A year of Lost Opportunities for Caribbean Countries



By Mikael Barfod, EU Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean It has been five years since CARIFORUM1 and European Union (EU) member states came together in Barbados on 15 October 2008 to officially sign a trade and development agreement that would alter the way both regions do business together […]

EPA – Five Years Later!


PRESS RELEASE (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Director-General of the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) Directorate in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, Mr Ivan Ogando Lora, said an upcoming meeting of the Council of Ministers of CARIFORUM will be “momentous.” He expressed this view […]

“MOMENTOUS” MEETING OF CARIFORUM COUNCIL OF MINISTERS TO BE HELD


By Sir Ronald Sanders Earnings and employment generated by the rum industry in 14 CARICOM countries and the Dominican Republic (collectively CARIFORUM) are under siege and the entire industry could be severely diminished in a few years unless the governments of these countries take swift action. In previous commentaries, I […]

Rum Facing Devastating Double Whammy



Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 29, 2012 (SKNIS): Residents of St. Kitts and Nevis will soon have a clearer understanding of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) thanks to a series of activities designed by the St. Kitts-based EPA Implementation Unit of the Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

LOCALS TO BE UPDATED ON CARIFORUM-EU EPA OPPORTUNITIES


By Sir Ronald Sanders At the opening of the 33rd Conference of the 15-Nation Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), the incoming Chairman, St Lucia’s Prime Minister, Kenny Anthony, called on governments of the region to “develop a common policy and programme for engagement with new and emerging global partners”. […]

This Is No Time for A Weaker Caribbean Community


PRESS RELEASE Three and a half years after the signing of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) the regional private sector has been urged to get on board, instead of passively standing on the sidelines. The admonition has come from Head of the European Union Delegation to Barbados and the […]

Caribbean Export-EU Media Launch