Canada Announces New Trade Initiatives for Caribbean

Canada Announces New Trade Initiatives for Caribbean

Canada and the Caribbean recorded more than Can$1.8 billion (One Canadian dollar=US$0.73 cents) in merchandise trade last year, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said as he met CARICOM leaders. Addressing the trade and investment round table discussion on the final day of the Canada-Caricom summit, Trudeau said various trade programs make this trading relationship possible […]

Launch of Canada-CARICOM Strategic Partnership

Launch of Canada-CARICOM Strategic Partnership

Photos courtesy of CARICOM press INTRODUCTION Bound by an unwavering friendship, Canada and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) seek to formalize their vibrant and multi-faceted partnership, as natural hemispheric partners, with strong and lasting foundations built on deep people-to-people, historical and cultural ties, and mutual respect. Among the first to recognize the independence of CARICOM member […]

Canadian Institute welcomes Canada-CARICOM Summit

Canadian Institute welcomes Canada-CARICOM Summit

The Canada-Caribbean Institute welcomes the first Canada-CARICOM Summit to be held on Canadian soil from October 17 to 19, 2023. CARICOM-Canada reciprocal trade is at an all-time high, reaching $1.8 billion in 2022, while bilateral trade in services was $3.9 billion in 2021. As important trade and development partners, with more than two million Canadians […]

Bartlett Targeting Half a Million Visitors from Canada by 2025

Bartlett Targeting Half a Million Visitors from Canada by 2025

By Linda Hohnholz In what he describes as an “ambitious but achievable” target, Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has revealed that he is pushing for 500,000 visitors to Jamaica from Canada by 2025. Minister Bartlett made the disclosure today (September 19) ahead of his departure to the North American country, where he will […]

CDB supports electric vehicle study tour to Canada for trainers

CDB supports electric vehicle study tour to Canada for trainers

The e-mobility awareness and capacity in some of the region’s academic and technical institutions recently received a boost following a recent electric vehicle (EV) study tour to Canada. The exercise was funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CBD) and the Canadian Support to the Energy Sector in the Caribbean Fund. The objectives of the tour […]

With Haiti in chaos, Canada buries its head in the sand

With Haiti in chaos, Canada buries its head in the sand

By: Henry Milner // TheConversation.com So said Jean-Martin Bauer, the Haiti director of the United Nations World Food Program, in December 2022. He was correct. The situation in Haiti has been deteriorating badly over the past few months. Hundreds of people have been killed across metropolitan Port-au-Prince by armed gangs seeking to assert their authority, while half […]

Will the North American Leadership Summit Result in Substantive Immigration Policy Change?

Will the North American Leadership Summit Result in Substantive Immigration Policy Change?

President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador Jan. 10 to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada relationship. (White House Photo) By Sunita Sohrabji President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador Jan. 10 to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada relationship. The meeting focused […]

Canada to Assist Grenada Transformation

Canada to Assist Grenada Transformation

The Grenada government says it is partnering with Canada to further advance its transformational agenda. The Ministry of Mobilization Implementation and Transformation (MIT) will be the focal point to coordinate the Canada-CARICOM Expert Deployment Mechanism (CCEDM) technical assistance initiative implemented by the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO). A government statement said the program is fully […]

Canadian Authorities Investigating Challenges Faced by Women on Canadian Farms

Canadian Authorities Investigating Challenges Faced by Women on Canadian Farms

A press statement from the media centre of the OECS says Canadian authorities are investigating “recent press reports about alleged challenges faced by women participating in the programme on a farm in Nova Scotia”. The OECS statement promises that the “outcome of due process would be communicated at the appropriate time”. Calls have also been […]