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Regional govts, private sector must push for extension of Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act – Stabroek News


The Stabroek Business has seen a media release issued by the Guyanese-American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) urging governments and private sector groupings in the region to take immediate action to help influence United States congressional approval of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) “for at least another ten years” once it expires on September 30th, 2020. 

Extension of the Act, which has been in place since 2000 will reauthorize the extension of the US Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) which provides for the duty-free and quota–free importation of goods from the region into the United States. The facility is intended to offset the long-standing and continually growing imbalance in US/Caribbean trade.

The statement notes that an examination of the benefits…

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Caribbean Development Bank’s Director of Economics Dr. Justin Ram. – Stabroek News


If Caribbean states are serious about utilising the private sector to pull their economies out of decline, it is imperative that they do more to improve the ease of doing business, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says.

CDB  Director of Economics  Dr. Justin Ram, earlier this week used the forum of the Bank’s annual news conference to point to the role that excessive governmental regulations is playing in hindering the creation of medium, small and micro enterprises (MSMEs).

Several Caribbean Governments including the Government of Guyana have been continually criticised for excessive ‘red tape’ and layers of bureaucracy associated with investing in countries in the region and Ram is reported to have told the news conference that it is imperative that the ease of doing business in…

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St Maarten to host next year’s Caribbean boxing c/ships – Stabroek News


A Caribbean Steering Committee was established last week following a Skype meeting which comprised 10 of the 15 Presidents of the Region’s amateur boxing associations. 

At the Skype meeting, President of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA), Steve Ninvalle was elected Chairman of the Committee which has a life of four years. 

Cecil Forde of Trinidad and Tobago was elected Vice Chairman while Leyla Jackson, Jose Rosario, Debra Stephen-John and David Christopher were elected as Committee Members. ….

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CAL launches `Caribbean identity’ here – Stabroek News


Caribbean Airlines (CAL) yesterday launched its latest corporate campaign in Guyana, “The Caribbean Identity”.

According to a CAL press release, this new campaign embraces and celebrates the authenticity of the Caribbean region and all the elements that make it unique.

The event was a grand show featuring performances by International Soca Star, Machel Montano, Caribbean Airlines Park Side Steel Orchestra and other entertainment at Stabroek Square.

 CAL’s Chief Executive Officer, Garvin Medera spoke at the launch and stated, “‘The Caribbean Identity’ is the culture and the spirit of our many diverse nations united by a shared sea and our similar and powerful heritage. Through ‘The Caribbean Identity’, we will showcase the best of our Caribbean region and reflect it across our…

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Caribbean Airlines marketing campaign excludes several race groups – Stabroek News


Dear Editor,

I saw the full-page advertisement of Caribbean Airlines’ new marketing campaign a few days ago and my heart sank because I think this giant regional corporate citizen is missing a chance to redirect a century-old culture of exclusion and marginalisation of several Caribbean race groups into one that shows inclusivity and respect for all.

I have travelled several times on Caribbean Airlines and almost always more than half the cabin is filled with Indian Caribbean people from Guyana and Trinidad. Yet we are always absent from the airline’s video magazine “Essence” and the pages of its on board publication “Caribbean Beat”.

The Caribbean identity advertisement uses a quote that states that it is “one race from the same place” pushing “one intention”. I know that…

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Caribbean women call for non-interference in Venezuela – Stabroek News


By Danuta Radzik, Andaiye, Honor Ford-Smithand D. Alissa Trotz

If you would like to support this statement, please add your name at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOaYK7DrMl1wTADDzWRqC9rSN34640noU-zOiMmZDxEhJLdA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 We the undersigned 

Call on all parties to guarantee that the Caribbean in all its diversity be actively promoted as a collective zone of peace in which principles and practices of respectful co-existence are adhered to.

The Caribbean has endured multiple cycles of violence, from attempted genocide, enslavement, forced migration, indentureship, and colonialism in our past to foreign occupation, dictatorship, and neocolonial exploitation in the present. We know well the economic, social and cultural toll of conflict and violence in the…

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