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NEW YORK | Mia Mottley, Cedella Marley among seven AFUWI 2021 awardees

New York, NY - Barbadian Prime Minister Hon. Mia Mottley and Cedella Marley, OD, CEO of TUFF Gong International, are among seven distinguished recipients to receive awards at the 24th annual “ The Legacy Continues” Gala Awards of the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI).

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  • Countries Caribbean
  • Published in Diaspora

CARICOM | CDF, CCREEE To Jointly Support Development, Financing Sustainable Energy Projects

GEORGETOWN, November 27, 2020 - The CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) and the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) on Wednesday strengthened their partnership when the two regional institutions jointly launched two facilities intended to support sustainable energy projects within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

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ANTIGUA | Unilateral approach to COVID in the C’bean sets a dangerous precedent, says Browne

ST. JOHN'S , Antigua, November 13, 2020 - Prime Minister Gaston Browne, has lashed out at Barbados for placing his country into a disadvantageous COVID-19 classification, warning that the COVID-19 risk classification system in the Caribbean is “arbitrary and incredibly flawed.... and sets a very dangerous precedent, which serves no useful purpose.”

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CARIBBEAN | CARICOM Heads congratulate Biden and Harris

MONTEGO BAY Jamaica November 7, 2020 - Caribbean heads of government have extended congrtatulations to  President-elect of the United States of America Joseph Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, following the November 3, elections in the United States, making Biden the 46thUS President.

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  • Countries CARICOM

CARICOM | Regional Heads may consider reduction in Travel Taxes

CARICOM, October 28, 2020 - As efforts continue to revive the region’s economy devastated by the  COVID-19 pandemic, it is expected that the question of  a reduction in travel taxes in order to encourage intra-regional travel, may come up for discussion at the 41st meeting of the conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community scheduled to begin on Thursday by way of video-conference.

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  • Countries CARICOM
  • Published in Tourism

BARBADOS | Mottley objects to EU's Blacklisting of Barbados, Anguilla

Bridgetown, BARBADOS. October 6, 2020: Barbados' Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has  challenged the European Union’s decision to list Barbados as a Non-cooperative Jurisdiction for Tax Purposes. In a statement today, Prime Minister Mottley described the action as reprehensible, unjustified and disproportionate, noting that "this might be regarded as bullying at worst and at best, actions to preserve the competitiveness of the EU."

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  • Countries Barbados
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