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Barbados economic growth expected to be less than one per cent

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday January 10, 2014

Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr. DeLisle Worrell says tourism-related investment will impart some stimulus to the local economy this year, but this effect will be largely eroded by the fiscal contraction, and the forecast is for growth of less than one per cent.


Source: Caribbean 360 

January 2014

End of Year Statement by the Chair of CARICOM

January 2 2014

The year 2013 has come to a close and, with it, my tenure as Chairman of the Conference of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

By Kamla Persad- Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Caribbean News Now


January 2014

Caribbean private sector initiative aims to improve US-Caribbean trade

WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Friday November 22, 2013

A coalition of Caribbean private sector organisations has been launched here with a multi-year programme to develop, design, and implement a policy and business advocacy campaign to promote the enhancement of the United States Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI-CBERA) programme with an expansion into the services sector.


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November 2013

US, EU Resume Trade Pact Talks

Tuesday | November 12, 2013 

The United States (US) and the European Union (EU) sought Monday to get past a rough patch in diplomatic relations to resume talks on a free-trade deal that would grow what is already the world's biggest business relationship.

The Gleaner

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November 2013

Ireland donates EUR 455,000 to strengthen trade capacity of poorest members

5 November 2013

Ireland is donating EUR 455,000 (CHF 555,300) to strengthen the trade capacity of the poorest WTO members. Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said “this contribution illustrates Ireland’s commitment to help developing countries, including the least-developed countries, make full use of the multilateral trading system”.

WTO 2013 Press Release

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November 2013

Statement on the Guyana-Venzeuela Border Controversy

PORT OF SPAIN, 21 October 2013 

On 17 October 2013, the Personal Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on the border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela, Mr. Norman Girvan, had very productive separate meetings with the Foreign Ministers of Guyana and Venezuela. The Ministers emphasized the excellent bilateral relations that currently exist between the two States. 

United Nations Information Agency, 21/10/2013

October 2013

Time for Caribbean wide Telecom Reform

Thursday, October 31, 2013

“We need business models based not on yesterday’s rip-offs, but on tomorrow’s digital opportunities: with revenues not from outrageous margins on roaming, but from new innovative services that people will want to pay for.” ~ Lessons from the EU telecoms regulatory reform process

by Bevil Wooding

Trinidad Business Guardian

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October 2013

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