Caricom

Montevideo mechanism established to deal with Venezuelan crisis

A mechanism has been devised to address the ongoing conflict in neighbouring Venezuela.

Caricom leaders, including prime minister Dr. Keith Rowley, along with the governments of Uruguay and Mexico have established the Montevideo mechanism. 

It was the major outcome of a meeting in Uruguay this morning where countries and organisations who've taken a non-interventionist approach to the crisis gathered to discuss the way forward.

Russia, Lima Group back Caricom position on Venezuela

The Cari­com del­e­ga­tion which left yes­ter­day for the Uruguay con­fer­ence on Venezuela is en­ter­ing the talks as oth­er in­ter­na­tion­al play­ers - in­clud­ing the Li­ma Group and Rus­sia - have al­so mount­ed calls for peace­ful res­o­lu­tion of the Venezue­lan cri­sis and di­a­logue to­wards this.

Emergency CARICOM meeting on Venezuela

CARICOM Heads of Government are at this time holding a special emergency meeting via video-conference to address the ongoing situation in Venezuela.

Prime Minister Dr the Hon Keith Rowley and Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs the Hon Denis Moses are in attendance.

The announcement was made by the Office of the Prime Minister's Twitter feed.

We will have more on this when there is further information.

Caribbean leaders head to T&T for Caricom meeting

Prime Ministers from across the Caribbean will gather in Trinidad and Tobago early next week for the 18th Special Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).

The meeting is taking place at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre from 3rd to 4th December, 2018.

It is expected to address critical issues regarding the implementation of the CSME.

The opening ceremony will take place at the Hilton's ballroom at 9 am on Monday.

T&T to continue restricting trade in honey produced by CARICOM countries

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has vowed to continue restricting the trade in honey being produced by CARICOM countries to prevent the spread of diseases.

However, a CARICOM bulletin says that T&T did not rule out relaxing rules for the product to transit that twin-island nation without penalty.

The issue dates back to February 2015 when Trinidad and Tobago fined Guyanese Freight Forwarding Service LaParkan US$3,000 for facilitating the movement of honey within one mile of Trinidad and Tobago’s shores in violation of the 1935 Beekeeping and Bee Products Act.

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