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The Thirty-Ninth Meeting of the Community Council of Ministers opened today, 9 January 2017, at the CARICOM headquarters, Guyana, under the chairmanship of Guyana’s Vice President and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Carl Greenidge.
Lady Lynda Venner, widow of The Honourable Sir K Dwight Venner, former Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has advised that the funeral service for Sir Dwight will be held at 2:00 p.m. on 4 January 2017, at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Castries, Saint Lucia.
The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) is waiting to be informed of the measures LIAT will take in dealing with the passenger who caused the disruption and cancellation of one of its flights on December 13th 2016.
Ravichandran Ashwin has become the third India player and 12th player overall to win the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy after being named as the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016.
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) joins the rest of the world in commemorating World AIDS Day 2016, which is being observed under the Theme ‘Hands up for #HIV Prevention’.
This Theme calls attention to the crucial need for us to refocus our efforts on combination prevention that includes treatment, behaviour change, communication, and provision of social protection to address individuals’ vulnerability.
Director of the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), Dereck Springer, in a message to observe World AIDS Day 2016, called for ‘renewed emphasis to be placed on HIV prevention education among youth.
He made the call also for “evidence informed strategies to enable [youth] to protect themselves from HIV.
From left: Programme Coordinator with CROSQ’s 10th EDF-TBT Programme, Ms. Karlene Russell and IICA’s Representative, Mrs. Ena Harvey in conversation with the EU’s Regional Cooperation and Trade Support Team Leader, Mr. Luca Pierantoni.
The establishment of the first public/private sector network to oversee issues of quality assurance for testing, inspection and certification bodies, has been described by a top European Union official as a positive and necessary step in the Caribbean.
LIAT is no longer paying employees for uncertified sickness beyond the number of days allowed by local legislation. This is according to a press release from the regional airline issued today.
Barbados will host a two-day workshop next week aimed at better equipping statisticians from across the region to measure and monitor effectively the implementation of the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME).
The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) has noted the public comments of Chairman of the Shareholder Governments, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves in the October 19th 2016 Edition of the Barbados Today Newspaper.