Tag: CARICOM

St Lucia Records Four New Cases of COVID-19

St Lucia Records Four New Cases of COVID-19

| April 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

As of March 30, 2020, the World Health Organization reported a total of 693 282 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally with 33 106 deaths. There are now 81, 137 confirmed cases in the region of the Americas. The affected region includes Dominican Republic (581), Haiti (15), Barbados  (26),  Jamaica (32),  Cuba (119),  Dominica (11),  Grenada […]

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CARICOM should help but Guyana must save itself

CARICOM should help but Guyana must save itself

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

The image and standing of Guyana are being tarnished throughout the world.  Yet, a small window of opportunity remains open for the country to be regarded as democratic and for its government to be hailed as legitimate. All the players in Guyana – the political parties and their leaders, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), the Judiciary […]

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EU Sugar Sector Restructuring Seeing Stabilisation of EU Production

EU Sugar Sector Restructuring Seeing Stabilisation of EU Production

| March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

EU Sugar Sector Restructuring Seeing Stabilisation of EU Production Import and Export Trends Which Pose Challenges for Some ACP Sugar Exporters Summary EU sugar production is stabilising but on a gradual upward trend to 2030, in the context of declining human consumption of sugar in the EU.  This will see reduced EU sugar imports and […]

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Whither the divided Organisation of American States?

Whither the divided Organisation of American States?

| March 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

On 20 March 2020, a reckless and irresponsible General Assembly (GA) was held by the Organization of American States (OAS), putting the health of many at risk and giving an entirely wrong example to the entire world.   The meeting of at least 50 persons was held amid intense concerns about the quickly spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19), and […]

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Grenadines Seabirds: Uniting Land, Air, and Sea

Grenadines Seabirds: Uniting Land, Air, and Sea

| March 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Visit the beautiful, uninhabited islands of the Grenadines in the Caribbean. Soar above nesting colonies of seabirds like frigatebirds, boobies, and terns that nest here and learn about how you can help them to thrive. Cover photo courtesy https://science.sciencemag.org/

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Prospects for EU agri markets  Implications for the ACP

Prospects for EU agri markets Implications for the ACP

| March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

This epamonitoring.net article compilation contains 4 articles presented to you on CaribDirect.com over four weeks reviewing the implications for ACP economies of the EC’s projected trends in production and trade in sugar, poultry meat, dairy and rice. While in the short term these projections have now been overtaken by the market and trade impacts of […]

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Grenada issue another travel advisory

Grenada issue another travel advisory

| March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

WARNING – AVOID NONESSENTIAL TRAVEL TO: IRAN, SOUTH KOREA, CHINA, EUROPE, INCLUDING THE UNITED KINGDOM AND IRELAND.

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Guyana: future leader or outcast?

Guyana: future leader or outcast?

| March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Guyana is in grave danger of being ostracised in the regional, hemispheric and global communities.  As I write, the General Elections, which were held on March 2, still have no final count, and certainly not one that international observers have declared as credible, transparent and lawful. I have seen many comments, statements and assertions from some […]

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UKs Commitment to Regulatory Divergence potentially destructive

UKs Commitment to Regulatory Divergence potentially destructive

| March 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

The UKs Commitment to Regulatory Divergence Could Complicate Functioning of ACP Triangular Supply Chain Exports to the UK Market  In an interview with the Financial Time the former UK chancellor, Sajid Javid, announced there would be no alignment with EU regulations after transition, stating ‘There will not be alignment, we will not be a rule […]

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CORONA – The Economic Fallout

CORONA – The Economic Fallout

| March 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the Corona Virus outbreak, the best countries can do for now is to expect the worst, but hope for the best. Corona has wiped $2.5 trillion from the value of global stocks. This is despite central bank intervention earlier this week. The world’s most powerful central bank, the New York based Federal Reserve, lowered […]

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