January, 2009

CARICOM meetings moved, rescheduled

Two major Caribbean Community (CARICOM) meetings, one of which was to discuss progress and the way forward in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), won’t take place in Barbados this week after all.

Jamaica strengthening agencies to tackle corruption

In the bid to weed out corruption within the public service, Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw has moved to re-establish and strengthen three key agencies under his purview – the Financial Investigations Division (FID), Revenue Protection Division (RPD), and Public Accountability Inspectorate (PAI).

Antigua still seen as safe

Antigua’s standing in the eyes of the Australian government as a safe place to visit seems to be still in tact, despite last week’s murder of an Australian yacht captain in that island.

Leaders to discuss CSME progress

Regional leaders and officials are gathering in separate meetings this week to discuss progress made towards establishing the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and to focus on moving forward with the establishment of the Single Economy.