As closed-door meetings proceed between selected countries, other member states of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have resorted to following media reports in an attempt to stay abreast with the current Doha Round of negotiations on agriculture and industrial goods.
St Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Minister had called on Caribbean governments to invest in the region’s carriers instead of subsidising international airlines.
The International Monetary Fund has increased financial assistance to Haiti, disbursing another US$38.7 million to the country after completing a third review of it’s Haiti’s economic performance under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) arrangement.
The Guyana government is moving to combat the growing problem of counterfeit medicine.
Cuba reacted cautiously to the announcement that the European Union would lift the diplomatic sanctions adopted after 75 dissidents received lengthy jail terms on charges of conspiring with Washington to destabilise the Cuban state, and three men convicted of hijacking a passenger ferry were executed, in 2003.
For the first time in living memory, Caribbean governments invested time and large sums of money to organise an emergency food summit at their trade bloc’s headquarters in Guyana aimed specifically at dealing with the global food crisis and the region’s spiraling import bill.
Jamaican ‘Shihan’ Newton James has been inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, joining the ranks of several other martial arts legends.
The devastating impact of rising food prices is expected to hit most of the world’s 2.2 billion children the hardest — particularly in developing nations.
As the second Conference on the Caribbean began in New York on Thursday, one Caribbean leader urged the United States to take hold of the investment opportunities in a region that is experiencing significant growth and transformation.
The World Bank has warned that inefficient and slow customs procedures in parts of Latin American and the Caribbean contribute to increased food costs and reduced availability of goods in these countries.
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government is proceeding with plans to implement a fixed date for general elections, in fulfillment of a promise made during last year’s election campaign.
The head of a regional development agency has charged that Caribbean islands are now paying the price for the “relative neglect” of the agricultural sector in the current food crisis.
A Jamaican national, who United States authorities said committed one of the most heinous crimes in recent history, has been captured by authorities in his home country.
The Organisation of American States (OAS) Secretary General José Miguel Insulza has called for additional measures to be put in place to improve the status of women around the hemisphere.