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CARICOM Updates, July 10

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GA-CPC Post-Summit Americas Webinar

Th July 7, 2022

Video: https://youtu.be/SHcJVH4TRl4
Summary: https://theglobalamericans.org/2022/07/event-summit-of-the-americas-caribbean/




Transforming Guyana, Episode II: Sovereignty and a developing country’s rights to develop oil & gas sectors

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 @ 10:30 am

Guyana Business Journal Magazine



CARICOM Business – Vol. 5 No.

A weekly aggregation of some of the more topical business news occurring in or likely to impact CARICOM / Caribbean


Energy Diplomacy: Foreign and Security Policy Contexts in the Caribbean


Trinidad & Tobago

August 2-5, 2022



Sir Alister McIntyre: New book hails former UWI head for a role in Caribbean trade | Business | Jamaica Gleaner


Ratify multi-track CARICOM | Commentary | Jamaica Gleaner


Serious matters for CARICOM | Commentary | Jamaica Gleaner – Elizabeth Morgan


Much to consider for Caricom heads of government – NationNews Barbados


Communique from 43rd Regular Meeting of CARICOM HoGs – Caribbean Trade Law and Development

CARICOM Heads Recognise Need For Measures To Reduce COVID-19 Impact – St. Lucia Times News


CARICOM to increase focus on and investment in energy security – Guyana Chronicle

CARICOM Heads disappointed at “slow pace” of CSME implementation – News Source Guyana


Caricom to tackle non-tariff barriers, food security

Caricom to host conference on rising crime – Kaieteur News


CARICOM To Send Delegation To Haiti | RJR News – Jamaican News Online


Agri-Investment Forum set for T&T in August 19-21


Caricom heads devise new strategy for regional cooperation – Jamaica Observer

Brian A. Nichols | The Summit of the Americas hits home: Our relationship and my family history | Commentary | Jamaica Gleaner


Caribbean and US intensify cooperation – Docblot Suriname


On June 14, Vice President Harris’ Office sent a letter to CARICOM instructing them to establish three committees. CARICOM and the Dominican Republic were also asked to appoint three members to the committees. CARICOM appointed their representatives to the committees within two days.


Three groups:

1) Energy Commission

2) Food Safety Authority

3) Commission for Finance.


CARICOM has appointed the following persons as Co-Chairs: Prime Minister Keith Rowley (Trinidad & Tobago) for Energy, President Irfan Ali (Guyana) for Food Security and Prime Minister Mia Motley (Barbados) for Finance. Each of them was assigned a replacement. The Dominican Republic has also appointed its representatives.

Leaders of divided CARICOM meet in Suriname for annual summit | News | Jamaica Gleaner




Divided Caricom Meet For Annual Summit – New York Carib News




CARICOM needs brand-new approaches to old regional problems – St. Lucia News From The Voice



Energy, agriculture high on Caricom agenda in Suriname



CARICOM to counter fuel, fertiliser woes through Guyana, Suriname & Trinidad – News Room Guyana



Suriname President: CARICOM could supply the world with fertilizer | Loop Caribbean News




Re-assess, refocus, recommit to ensure sustainable development – CARICOM Chair – CARICOM Today



CARICOM chair backs oil and gas production in Guyana – News Room Guyana



Benefits of Gas to Energy Project multidimensional, Guyana president says – Caribbean News Service



Clean energy in the Caribbean: a triple win – Caribbean News Service



CARICOM must ensure SIDS are not sidelined as powerful states, actors recalibrate priorities – PM Briceno



Guyana among low-lying States vulnerable to climate change – incoming Caricom Chairman – Guyana Times



The U.S.-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis 2030: A Timely Initiative Worthy of Serious Investment



Belize hoping to find new markets for produce, sees potential in Guyana – News Room Guyana



Suriname to use oil money to finance transition to renewables – President Santokhi: Kaieteur News

Amid the global push towards renewable energy, Suriname is determined not to be left behind and its President, Chandrikapersad Santokhi last week stated that they will use the proceeds from their oil resources to fund the transition to renewables. The Surinamese President made the remarks during his feature address at the opening ceremony of the Suriname Oil and Gas Energy Conference (SOGEC) which was held in Paramaribo, Suriname.



Guyana eyes removal of several regional trade barriers by year end – News Room Guyana



‘Matter of urgency’ – Guyana, other CARICOM countries pushing new regional air carrier – News Room Guyana



Caribbean Private Sector body expands presence in Guyana – News Room Guyana



GCCI joins the CARICOM Private Sector Organization (CPSO) – Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry



More Guyanese advocacy promised as G/town Chamber joins Caribbean private sector body – News Room Guyana



Suriname,T&T manufacturers associations sign cooperation agreement | Loop Caribbean News




PSOJ to strengthen regional advocacy – Jamaica Observer



Caribbean and U.S. set to cooperate on ‘zero hunger plan’ – NationNews Barbados — nationnews.com


Rowley, Ali discuss food security, energy – Trinidad Guardian


Significant progress being made in slashing Caricom food import bill – Pres Ali – Guyana Times

Towards a hemispheric partnership for food security – Manuel Otero – St Vincent Times


CARICOM to engage US on dropping sanctions against Venezuela as member states eye new PetroCaribe deal – News Source Guyana


Venezuela And CARICOM Look To Resume PetroCaribe Deal | RJR News – Jamaican News Online


Venezuela to begin supplying oil to CARICOM – Gonsalves – Stabroek News



Stabroek News reports Venezuela will begin supplying several CARICOM countries with oil as regional heads have agreed to resume the PetroCaribe agreement and have called for the end to U.S. sanctions that brought it to an end, says Ralph Gonsalves, the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 




Ministers, business leaders agree deals, discuss opportunities at Saudi-Caribbean investment forum


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